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Location:
173 Armory Building
505 E. Armory Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(northeast hallway)

Contact:
Jim Wentworth
jwentwor@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

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 5: Make Teaching Stick - Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable

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We spend hours making decisions on critical concepts and skills for our students to master; we think about the best ways to present those concepts; we plan activities to engage our students.  Yet… some of our students just don’t get it. Maybe what our class lacked was “stickiness.” In this interactive session, we will discuss the six principles that Chip and Dan Heath propose in their book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” and ways to apply them to our teaching.

 

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

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis
Description:

ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis will cover the following topics:

  1. Learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti
  2. Open ATLAS.ti software and import textual documents
  3. Understand the layout of the ATLAS.ti environment
  4. Learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, and interpretation
  5. Learn how to print, save, and export output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: R I: Getting Started with R
Description:

R I: Getting Started with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Basic R syntax
  2. Common R packages
  3. Importing data sets from other software such as SPSS, Excel, and Stata
  4. Computing new variables and recoding variables
  5. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  6. Obtaining univariate statistics
  7. Handling output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:00 PM–6:00 PM Tuesday Oct 22, 2019
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will discuss all the steps necessary for providing a fun, interactive learning experience to all the students in your laboratory class. Topics include: course planning, group work, providing effective demonstrations, experiment review and more. 

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and 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:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
Location: R II: Inferential Statistics with R
Description:

R II: Inferential Statistics with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Virtual Reality Lab

CITL's Virtual Reality Lab serves as a research and testing grounds for faculty and students interested in exploring the educational potential of existing VR experiences, or in developing and testing their own VR content. The VR Lab features a full room wireless VR experience (16'x 16') with a HTC Vive Pro head mounted display.  In addition, we have an Oculus Rift used primarily for seated VR experiences like flight simulation. In the past year we're expanded to include a variety of standalone headsets including the Oculus GO, Lenovo Mirage, and the brand new Oculus Quest.

The Virtual Reality lab is a popular destination for smaller classes interested in exploring VR technologies. Schedule a visit for your class to tour the lab. You may also want to check out CITL's TechHub for walk-in VR hours along with 3D printing, scanning, laser cutting and much more.

For courses that are exploring VR production and development, you may want to request a tour of the Innovation Studio which sits adjacent to the VR Lab. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, this 20-person classroom will include VR-ready workstations outfitted with the new Oculus Rift S to support both production and consumption of VR experiences.

The Virtual Reality Lab and Innovation Studio were designed to observe and record the behaviors and learning strategies of users as they explore educational content through this medium. Our staff have media production experience and expertise in shooting and editing of 360º video. Schedule a visit to discuss how we can help further your vr-related projects.

Montage of photos showing students using head mounted virtual reality