Teaching in iFLEX interactive Classrooms
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CONTACT:

Ava Wolf, PhD

arwolf@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:
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:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Thursday Oct 24, 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

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Wednesday Nov 6, 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. Participation requirements are listed, below.

360° Cameras with GoPro Fusion and Virtual Reality with the HTC Vive – Wednesday, November 6th at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn to capture 360 spherical images and videos. This is one of the easiest ways to create your own virtual reality experiences. Participants, in groups, will record a 360° video which we then experience in an HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
  • 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.