Donovan Bisbee, CITL Graduate Affiliate
Armory building, room 428
ICES, IEF, and reflection essays come and go, particularly as your program stretches on. Rather than reading and filing that feedback, we can use those resources to consider long-term changes to a particular course, future courses, or our own pedagogy. This workshop will address different types and forms of student feedback, tailoring your questions/approaches to generate useful feedback, and using student feedback over time to develop and revise a course. This workshop may be particularly useful for instructors with experience teaching the same course repeatedly but will be applicable to anyone hoping to teach, revise, or develop a course in the future.
This is a TA-to-TA workshop, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student 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 6: What We Know About Visual Learning & Thinking Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More
As we have increasingly moved from blackboard to PowerPoint slides, it is essential to examine our slides to see if they enhance or detract from our students learning and comprehension. When a PP deck is horribly designed, it can ruin our presentation. It is difficult enough for our students to see visually ineffective, confusing slides and then have their instructors read off the slides! What strategies can we use to ensure that our PP slides and other multimedia are effective tools that do not interfere with the message?
Neuroscience and cognitive research have discovered how our brains process auditory and visual information, visual imagery being more easily remembered than some other forms of information. Join this session to learn more about visual learning and thinking and how to apply that research to our teaching.
Wed, Sept. 20, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 27, 2017 Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively
Wed, Oct. 18, 2017 Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses
Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Armory Building room 428
Armory Building, room 428
Most students are able to meet your expectations, if they are willing to work hard. In this workshop, Lucas will introduce you to a research-based theory of motivation, and guide you towards finding some motivational levers you could use to help your students achieve their best.
Armory Building 428 (M-T); Education Building 166 (W)
Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?
CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.
The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday through Wednesday, November 13-15, from 9:00 AM to noon each day. On Monday and Tuesday, the workshop will be held in 428 Armory.
You’re welcome to sign-up for all three mornings of the workshop (9 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions. Attendees of the workshop will also have access to an “office hours” after the Fall Break for a one-on-one consultation with experts from CITL.
The workshop is open to all Illinois faculty, staff, eLearning Professionals, and TAs. The workshop is free of charge, but we do ask you to indicate via the RSVP form which days you will attend (even if you plan to only stay for 30 minutes). Contact Katie Glaze (email@example.com) if you have questions.
Download the tentative agenda or RSVP now!
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.