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Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Jan 19, 2018
Location:

Room 428 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Jan 24, 2018
Speaker:

Jim Wentworth

Location:

Armory Room 172

Description:

Adobe Spark is a suite of free, cloud-based applications that allow you to easily incorporate multimodal assignments within your course. Whether you want students to work with text and imagery, build their own webpages or create a simple video, Adobe Spark
removes the learning curve and technical support typically required for these types of multimodal assignments.

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Friday Jan 26, 2018
Location:

Room 172 Armory Building

Description:

In this hands-on workshop participants will practice building and organizing content within the Illinois Compass 2g environment, including teaching tools and the Grade Center. The workshop facilitator will also provide examples of best practices drawn from research on teaching and learning in both online and face-to-face settings.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Workshop Series: Preparing to Take the EPI

These four workshops are designed for Graduate Students who plan to take the EPI. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at http://go.illinois.edu/EPI_Workshop_Registration. First-time test-takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Detailed information about the EPI can be found at http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview.

 

Questions? Email us at citl-epi-info@illinois.edu.

 

Location: Workshops on Jan 31, Feb 7, and Feb 21 take place in Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building). On Feb 13, go to Room 430.

 

Workshop session descriptions:

 

Session 1: Wednesday, January 31, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Topics include how the EPI is structured; strategies for defining terms; practice with workshop participants.

 

Session 2: Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn how to use clarification and negotiation strategies to improve your listening and communication skills in English.

 

Session 3: Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions.

 

Session 4: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 to 6:45pm. With other workhops participants, practice completing sample EPIs; set goals for oral English improvement; learn about resources you can use to improve your English skills. Note: This session will be most beneficial if you also attend one or more of the earlier sessions. The content in session 4 pulls together everything learned in sessions 1, 2, and 3.

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Thursday Feb 1, 2018
Speaker:

Tyler Pack, CITL Grad Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Typical courses measure student learning only through homework, papers, and/or exams. These formal methods of evaluation are helpful, but teachers and students can work together in a variety of informal ways to ensure that course learning objectives are clear and achievable throughout each week of the semester. Come learn about a variety of Classroom Assessment Techniques which can improve the learning environment for you and your students.

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

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

NEW WAYS OF TEACHING. NEW WAYS OF LEARNING.

DISCOVER iFLEX CLASSROOMS

iFLEX stands for Illinois Flexible Learning EXperience, a new kind of classroom with reconfigurable furniture, multiple writing surfaces, and enhanced technologies. iFLEX classrooms are in high demand by faculty whose courses and teaching methods emphasize collaborative learning activities and a heavy reliance on digital media and audio-visual technologies. More information:  

SUPPORT FOR TEACHING IN FLEXIBLE CLASSROOMS

CITL staff has years of experience supporting good teaching practices in all classroom settings. Our workshops, faculty forums, digital resources, and lunch-hour learning sessions can help you make the most of your iFLEX teaching experience. Learn how to manage collaborative activities, use newer classroom technologies, and create fun and engaging experiences for your students. We’ll even come to your classroom to help you try something new! Check the Calendar or click on Learn More to request a one-to-one consultation or customized workshop for your department.

DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS & FACULTY COHORTS

CITL offers short presentations highlighting research on flexible classrooms, and leads faculty cohorts through visioning and course redesign sessions in preparation for teaching in flexible classrooms. Click on Learn More to request a department presentation on iFLEX, or a customized series for your faculty.

ASSISTANCE WITH CLASSROOM RENOVATION PROJECTS

CITL serves as a liaison between department leaders, campus units, and designers to assist with classroom renovations for department and general assignment classrooms. Our extensive expertise helps departments successfully navigate the classroom design process to ensure that faculty needs are considered, and best teaching practices are supported throughout the project.