Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate
Armory building, room 428
Do you ever feel a disconnect between how much you and your students care about the material or assignments in a course? To increase students' motivation, it is key to recognize how assignments and activities can relate to real situations that matter to your students. Come learn how theories of motivation can help you design authentic activities that give students the opportunity to become self-motivated learners in your classroom.
This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Invited Guest Presenter: Todd Taylor. He is the Eliason Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also directs the first-year writing program. Since the early 1990s, his research and teaching have examined how literacy is evolving in response to rapidly changing digital, information, and networked technologies. He has recently authored Adobe Creative Cloud across the Curriculum: A Guide for Students and Teachers and Becoming a College Writer: A Multimedia Text (Bedford/St. Martin's), and co-edited Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet (Columbia UP).
room 428, Armory Bldg. Enter from the far southwest corner of the building.
Bring your laptop and set-up your Adobe Spark login (no cost, nothing to download) to join in a friendly hands-on competition to create a well designed, pedagogically innovative, multimodal assignment prompt. Prizes for best prompt in each discipline, best overall design, and best first-time web designer. This workshop will enable us to practice what we are preaching about transformative pedagogies and leave with a tangible, sharable assignment prompt. Follow these simple steps to set up your free, online Adobe Spark account the day before the faculty retreat.
Simple steps for setting up an Adobe Spark Account the day before the retreat. No later than Thu Feb 21:
1. All staff/faculty who want access to Adobe Cloud need to go through the following offer (https://webstore.illinois.edu/shop/product.aspx?zpid=3420&shopby=2) to enroll in the AD group that provides access through the Adobe Portal. After completion, I believe it takes 30 minutes for netid to propagate to the Adobe portal and then access allowed without issue using Enterprise ID.
2. go to http://spark.adobe.com
3. select "login in" in the top-right corner
4. click "Log in with school account"
5. follow the U of IL enterprise log-in steps
6. when you see "Welcome to Spark" you are in and ready to create!
* contact Robert Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org) at CITL if you need help.
Carolyn Wisniewski, Director, Writer's Workshop
Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.
Campus offers a variety of digital tools to support your teaching and learning goals. Click below to get started with the three most commonly used tools. Our consultants can also help you to enhance your course with the effective use of campus supported tools such as Kaltura for streaming media, Publish for web publishing, Digication for ePortfolios, and more.
With new technologies emerging daily, it can be difficult to determine which tools can best support and enhance your teaching and learning. Whether you're teaching fully online, blended, or face-to-face there are tools that can help you actively engage your students and create opportunities for collaboration. Our consultants have the experience and expertise to help you explore the new tool you're considering or recommend the right technology to meet your goals.
Want some inspiration about new technologies available to enhance teaching and learning? Please visit us at the TechHub, an interactive, hands-on space located in Armory 151A where you can experience the latest technology including virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D scanning, 3D printing, 360° video, digital inking, and more.