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Location:
151A Armory Building
505 E. Armory Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(next to Einstein Bros. Bagels)

Open Hours (when class is in session):
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday 10-4

Or by Appointment (contact below)

Contact:
Jamie Nelson
jamien@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Do you ever feel a disconnect between how much you and your students care about the material or assignments in a course? To increase students' motivation, it is key to recognize how assignments and activities can relate to real situations that matter to your students. Come learn how theories of motivation can help you design authentic activities that give students the opportunity to become self-motivated learners in your classroom.

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

Invited Guest Presenter: Todd Taylor.  He is the Eliason Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also directs the first-year writing program.  Since the early 1990s, his research and teaching have examined how literacy is evolving in response to rapidly changing digital, information, and networked technologies.  He has recently authored Adobe Creative Cloud across the Curriculum: A Guide for Students and Teachers and Becoming a College Writer: A Multimedia Text  (Bedford/St. Martin's), and co-edited Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet (Columbia UP).

Location:

room 428, Armory Bldg.  Enter from the far southwest corner of the building.

Description:

Bring your laptop and set-up your Adobe Spark login (no cost, nothing to download) to join in a friendly hands-on competition to create a well designed, pedagogically innovative, multimodal assignment prompt.  Prizes for best prompt in each discipline, best overall design, and best first-time web designer.  This workshop will enable us to practice what we are preaching about transformative pedagogies and leave with a tangible, sharable assignment prompt.  Follow these simple steps to set up your free, online Adobe Spark account the day before the faculty retreat.

 

Simple steps for setting up an Adobe Spark Account the day before the retreat. No later than Thu Feb 21:

1. All staff/faculty who want access to Adobe Cloud need to go through the following offer (https://webstore.illinois.edu/shop/product.aspx?zpid=3420&shopby=2) to enroll in the AD group that provides access through the Adobe Portal.  After completion, I believe it takes 30 minutes for netid to propagate to the Adobe portal and then access allowed without issue using Enterprise ID.

2. go to http://spark.adobe.com

3. select "login in" in the top-right corner

4. click "Log in with school account"

5. follow the U of IL enterprise log-in steps

6. when you see "Welcome to Spark" you are in and ready to create!

* contact Robert Baird (r-baird@illinois.edu) at CITL if you need help.

Cost: no cost, but registration is required.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
8:30 AM–2:30 PM Friday Feb 22, 2019
Location:

Illini Union Rooms ABC

Description:

At the retreat, we will take the opportunity to highlight and engage in conversation the stories and experiences of our exemplary teachers who offer creative and innovative learning environments for student success. We will feature video vignettes, interactive theatre, teaching simulations, and examples of technology-enhanced learning.

Website: Link
Cost: FREE
Sponsor:

Office of the Provost

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Online

Description:

As scholars and practitioners in the fields of healthcare and health communication, it is critical for us to understand the current challenges inherent to healthcare practice and research as well as share the newest innovations overcoming these barriers.

Website: Link
Cost: FREE
Sponsor:

Dept of Communication - HCOM Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Speaker:

Carolyn Wisniewski, Director, Writer's Workshop

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

TechHub

Join us at the TechHub for an introductory hands-on exploration of the latest technologies impacting teaching and learning including virtual reality, 3D printing, digital inking, 360 photography, gaming, and more! We are open to everyone - students, faculty, staff, and the public.

TechHub is an immersive and engaging environment housing a variety of technology exhibits that allow visitors to explore, learn, and share how innovative technologies can be used to transform formal and informal education.

Technology on Display

Space Features

  • 79" 4K display with wireless presentation and video conferencing
  • 106" Whiteboard
  • 12 person seating capacity
  • 2 Workstations
  • 2 Worktables

Course/Group Visits

TechHub tours (and programming) are available for courses, visiting scholars, student organizations, and public groups. Please contact us for more information about setting up a tour.

Events

Throughout the year the TechHub will highlight a variety of technologies with applications in education. In addition, a variety of other special events provide opportunities for attendees to learn more about new technologies with the potential to transform education. These events may include TED talks, technology exploration sessions, presentation feedback, gaming events, seasonal activities, partner information talks, and Pecha Kucha style engagements.

If you have a topic that you'd like to present to an open campus audience, please let us know, we'd be happy to discuss hosting you.

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