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CONTACT:

Ava Wolf, PhD

arwolf@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Megan Baird

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is 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.

Augmented Reality with HP Reveal - Tuesday, September 17th at 10am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Create your own augmented reality content for a project or use it for fun! Participants will use HP Reveal to create a simple augmented reality experience.
  • Requirements: mobile phone, free HP Reveal account, (laptop optional)
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Sep 18, 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 1:  “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

 

Wednesday, Sept.18, 2019
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 

On our campus, the formal student ratings are called the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) which are administered at the end of your course. Through careful analysis, you can learn valuable information for next time, but the results are too late to help your current class.

 

However, by using an Informal Early Feedback (IEF) form early in this semester, you can receive timely feedback to immediately implement. You’ll get important information right now about what is successful and not as successful on both the teaching and learning.  In this session, we will focus on the use of several informal feedback mechanisms and help you develop your own individualized IEF form to implement right away. (and come back to CITL for consultation!)

 

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:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Sep 25, 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 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement

 

Have you ever asked a question and you’re met with silence? Or do the same students always eagerly raise their hands to answer. Or perhaps students don’t know how to answer questions requiring higher level thinking.

 

We all know the importance of including questions in our teaching.  Questions serve to motivate students, to assess students’ understanding, and to engage them in a thought-provoking discussion. Effective questioning skills require us to plan carefully not only the type of questions, but also the timing and sequencing.  Come join this session to learn about how to create an effective question, but also how to encourage students to participate.   

 

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:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 2, 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 3: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Have you ever said, “If only my students were more motivated, they would be better students”? Did you then attribute their lack of engagement as being lazy or apathetic? 

 

Perhaps what is at stake here is not about the quantity of student motivation, but rather the quality. The type of motivation can affect the direction, persistence, and behaviors of our students. Join this session to learn what aspects of the class and your teaching, in addition to helpful strategies, influence the resultant type of student motivational goals and expectations.

 

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–4:00 PM Wednesday Oct 2, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Megan Baird

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is 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 Scanning with Structure – Wednesday, October 2nd at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn how to scan real life objects with the Structure scanner in the TechHub and the possible uses for digital models. Participants will scan an object/person in 3D and send themselves the digital model.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

NEW WAYS OF TEACHING in NEW kinds of classrooms.

DISCOVER iFLEX interactive CLASSROOMS

iFLEX stands for Illinois Flexible Learning EXperience, the newest interactive classrooms on campus. iFLEX classrooms feature reconfigurable furniture, multiple writing surfaces, and enhanced audio-visual technologies. Interactive classrooms are most effective for courses and teaching methods that emphasize interactive learning activities and digital media. More information:  

  • Featured Faculty: watch video vignettes of iFLEX classrooms and teaching
  • Teaching Strategies: learn fun and engaging ways to make the most of iFLEX interactive classrooms
  • Programs, Events, and Grants: join the iFLEX teaching community

TEACHING support for iflex CLASSROOMS

Just one teaching consultation will give you ideas for interactive learning activities you can use right away! Our programs, workshops, and lunch-hour learning sessions let you experience the interactive classroom with others while developing new strategies for your own classes. Sessions for every level, with and without technology. Click on Learn More to request a teaching consultation, or see our Calendar for upcoming events.

DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS for FACULTy

CITL offers short presentations highlighting research on iFLEX interactive classrooms, and customized programs for faculty and staff on a variety of topics: teaching strategies for your discipline, course improvement cohort, planning your new department spaces, and preparing to teach in interactive classrooms. Click on Learn More to request a department presentation, or a customized program for your faculty.

CLASSROOM RENOVATION PROJECTS

Thinking about new classrooms? CITL serves as liaison between department leaders, campus units, and designers to help you navigate the classroom renovation process. From visioning sessions that imagine new ways of teaching and learning, to recommendations on room furnishings, CITL experts help to ensure that faculty needs are met, and best teaching practices are supported. Click on Learn More to discuss classroom renovation projects.