In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!
This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.
This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.
Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16!
For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.
CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS
Lucas Anderson (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 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know
It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you. Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you). Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise. Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself. Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Wed, Sept. 19, 2018 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 26, 2018 Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills
Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 Session 5: Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams
Wed, Oct. 31, 2018 Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Libby Haywood (CITL Grad Affiliate); Ava Wolf (CITL)
Armory building, room 428
Many of us rely heavily on visual examples and exercises in the classroom. How can we be sure our classes are both engaging and accessible for those students with visual impairments or obstructions? In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of universal design on the student experience, and work in groups to create course materials and activities that are accessible for all.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
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.