Lucas Anderson, CITL
Armory building, room 428
Most teachers get evaluated by their students at the end of the course by implementing ICES. But by then, it is too late to make changes that will make a difference for your current students. You should check in with your students before it is too late. Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve the class experience for everyone.
Don't forget: conducting IEF is an important requirement of the Graduate Teacher Certificate!
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
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: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning
Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?
We’ll explore and practice several active learning strategies, beginning with those that can be easily implemented and are of low risk. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), active learning strategies that are ungraded and provide important information about how well our students are learning.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Wed, Sept. 19, 2018 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 26, 2018 Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills
Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 Session 5: Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams
Wed, Oct. 31, 2018 Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski
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 email@example.com.
Location: Room 428, Armory Building (Southwest corner of the Armory Building).
Workshop session descriptions:
Session 3: Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions.
Session 4: Tuesday, October 2, 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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program
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.