Lucas Anderson, CITL
Armory building, room 428
What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application? Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement, but more and more places require such a document from applicants for faculty positions.
I’ll be honest with you: your teaching philosophy statement is difficult to write, and different institutions want different things out of it. But there are some general rules you can follow to help your statement do its job of telling your future colleagues what kind of teacher you are and will be.
Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Andrew Wilson - University Laboratory High School
Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio
Dr. Andrew Wilson, a teaching associate at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, will demonstrate some of the approaches that he has developed in his own courses and discuss the practical application of Design and VR-inflected pedagogy in the humanities. Building on his own experiences teaching in secondary education, Dr. Wilson will discuss the hardware (HTC Vive and the Google Cardboard virtual reality systems), applications (Tinkercad, Google Earth VR, Poly, and Tilt Brush), and theoretical approaches (project-based and student-centered) that illustrate his approach to using virtual reality in the humanities classroom.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Kate LaBore - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Having one or more portfolios focused on learning can give students a huge advantage in understanding their learning style and retaining access to the evidence of their learning while at the University of Illinois. In this workshop we will introduce you to Digication, an ePortfolio tool provided free to all faculty, staff and students, and discuss some ways to think about ePortfolio creation in and out of the classroom.
Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa
TechHub - Armory Room 151A
CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)
All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.
3D Printing/Design with Thingiverse, Tinkercad, and Ultimaker – Friday, April 26th at 11am at the TechHub (151A Armory)
Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)
Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. http:/go.illinois.edu/presentation
Note: This workshop counts towards, the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching, or the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.
University Library - Scholarly Commons, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
We know that active teaching methods result in better retention and increased satisfaction among students in all disciplines, but recent changes in flexible classroom design are becoming an important part of that dynamic on this campus. From designing new classroom spaces, to designing new courses, our staff is helping to reimagine teaching and learning on this campus—one classroom at a time. Learn more about flexible 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.