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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:
9:30 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

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.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Speaker:

Andrew Wilson - University Laboratory High School

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

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:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Thursday Mar 28, 2019
Speaker:

Kate LaBore - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

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.

 

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

 

Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Tuesday March 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom
Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Mar 29, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

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)

  • Find out the many ways to create, get, and share 3D print models from borrowing modifying other people’s designs to creating your own. Participants will design and print a small 3D model that they can take with them.
  • Requirements: Laptop, free Thingiverse and Tinkercad accounts
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Monday Apr 1, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson

Location:

Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

Description:

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.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

University Library - Scholarly Commons, Center for Innovation in Teaching & 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 assessing their own interactive VR content. The VR Lab provides a full room VR experience (16'x 16') using the original HTC Vive head mounted display.  In addition, we have an Oculus Rift available primarily for seated VR experiences, and four Oculus Go's to explore the portable and social aspects of VR.

The lab facilities 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.

The Virtual Reality lab is a popular destination for smaller classes interested in exploring VR technologies. For courses that are teaching VR production and development, you may also want to request a tour of the Innovation Studio which sits adjacent to the VR Lab.