Megan Rushing Baird
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Session 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement
Have you ever asked a question and you’re met with silence? Or do the same students always eagerly raise their hands to answer. Or perhaps students don’t know how to answer questions requiring higher level thinking.
We all know the importance of including questions in our teaching. Questions serve to motivate students, to assess students’ understanding, and to engage them in a thought-provoking discussion. Effective questioning skills require us to plan carefully not only the type of questions, but also the timing and sequencing. Come join this session to learn about how to create an effective question, but also how to encourage students to participate.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 18, 2019 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 25, 2019 Session 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement
Wed, Oct. 2, 2019 Session 3: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 9, 2019 Session 4: The Art of Lecturing
Wed, Oct. 16, 2019 Session 5: Make Teaching Stick: Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Anita Greenfield, Jennifer Zhang
Workshop Series: Preparing to Take the EPI
These four workshops are designed for Graduate Students who plan to take the EPI. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at http://go.illinois.edu/EPI_Workshop_Registration. First-time test-takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Detailed information about the EPI can be found at http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Location: Room 428, Armory Building (Southwest corner of the Armory Building).
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program
TECH DEMO is a full evening of the latest developments from local companies and student developers showcasing everything from wearables, 3D printing, virtual reality, video games, robotics, and more.
CITL Innovation Spaces will host a booth showcasing VR headsets such as the Occulus Quest and the Occulus Rift.
Lucas Anderson, CITL
Armory building, room 428
In this session, Lucas will use a simple technique for running good discussions to run a good discussion about running good discussions (it will be a meta-discussion). We will occasionally pause to examine the very discussion we are having and hence learn how to make a discussion go well. Please come prepared to share your thoughts, concerns, and questions about running effective face-to-face discussions.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)
In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.
This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates
Classroom interaction results in better retention and increased satisfaction among students in all disciplines, and IFLEX interactive classrooms are an important part of that dynamic on this campus. From designing new classrooms, to developing new strategies for teaching, our staff is helping to reimagine engaged learning on this campus—one classroom at a time. Learn more about CITL support for IFLEX interactive classrooms.
New technologies offer many options to structure precisely how you and your students communicate. They can give your students greater voice, help you know what your students know, make class time more engaging, increase time-on-task, and provide new ways to present concepts that were previously impossible. The Instructional Spaces & Technology group seeks to raise the awareness and thoughtful use of technologies in the service of teaching and learning across campus. Learn more about teaching with technology.
eText delivers textbooks and other classroom materials with multimedia, notes, and assignments embedded directly in context. Instructors can add original or existing materials easily, and students can save 40-75% versus traditional books. Anyone with a University of Illinois netID and an up-to-date web browser can access eText content from any computer or mobile device, regardless of their visual abilities. Learn more about eText.