You’re invited to the CITL Block Party
Ever wonder what goes on at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning?
Find out at our Welcome Back Block Party!
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30, from 10 AM to 4 PM and
Wednesday, August 31, from 10 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: First-floor Innovation Spaces and third-floor Instructor Studio in 249 Armory Building,
505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, (at the intersection of Sixth and Armory streets )
"Over the last 1 1/2 years or so, CITL staff have worked harder than ever to help
faculty and instructors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign put their courses online; migrate their courses to Canvas; use digital resources and emerging technologies to enhance their teaching and research; host trainings and seminars to help instructors to sharpen their skills, learn new tools, and learn from each other; and so much more,” CITL Director Michel Bellini said.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, we want to get reacquainted with you and showcase everything that wedo. During our Block Party, you’ll have an opportunity to tour our Innovation Spaces—including our newly-repurposed Media Hub and Learning Lounge—meet our staff, and learn about our services and resources that can help you innovative in the classroom and create transformative learning experiences in all modalities. We can’t wait to see you and start innovating with you!”
During your visit, feel free to:
- Stop in to meet our staff,
- Explore our Innovation Spaces, including the Instructor Studio (Room 372A), Media Hub and Learning Lounge (Room 156), IDEASpace (Room 182) and Innovation Studio (Room 172) where you can experience virtual reality, 3-D printing, laser-cutting, drones, and other emerging tech,
- Sign up for a teaching consultation,
- Learn about our award-winning eText@illinois; cameras, wireless mic kits, ring lights, and other technology that can enhance your online presence; the new Teach, Talk, Listen, Learn podcast; our Teaching Certificate program, Teaching Evaluation Services (ICES), and Instructional Support and Training; Data Analytics, and marketing and recruitment services; and more.
Most importantly, we want to hear about your needs and ideas for your course or research.
“CITL has elevated my teaching immensely. I would and do, highly recommend CITL on a regular basis—to not only other faculty, but to the Teaching Assistants as well,” says Robyn Deterding (RST).
“Everyone at CITL wanted to be helpful! Reaching a colleague there was easy and they did their best to find answers,” adds Marisa Peacock (Media). “I would recommend and have recommended CITL to others who care about updating their online course and functions.”
Mark your calendar for this event! We can’t wait to see you and start innovating with you!
Learn more at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning website.