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Important Dates  

Time:
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Thursday May 30, 2019
Speaker:

Katherine Jo (CITL Graduate Affiliate); Justin York (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

This two-part series offers tips on what you can do to increase your confidence as a teacher. In Part 1, topics include creating a comfortable teaching and learning environment, making the material your own, and tips on using your voice effectively. You will be asked to create a 1-2 minute lesson to present during the workshop. Part 2 will focus on public speaking skills such as posture, movement, and responding to students' questions. For this workshop you will also present a 1-2 minute lesson in order to practice your newly learned skills.

 

Space is limited, so register soon. Also register for Part II of the series, to take place June 6.

 

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:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Tuesday Jun 4, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

Learn how to use backward design to create a good course, and get a head start on learning about Bloom's Taxonomy and learning objectives.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

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:
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Tuesday Jun 4, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Learn how to write good learning objectives to get your course design started on the right path.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

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:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Jun 6, 2019
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate), with Lucas Anderson (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Ensure proper course alignment by choosing assessments that match your learning objectives.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

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:
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Thursday Jun 6, 2019
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Description: In this workshop, participants will identify the benefits of using a rubric (with an emphasis placed on analytic rubrics).  Participants will then create a rubric that determines "the best type of pizza".  Finally, participants will plan how to incorporate rubrics into their teaching.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

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

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning tool that allows instructors to create synchronous, virtual classrooms to make web conferencing with student simpler, easier, and more reliable. It’s built right into Illinois Compass 2g, making online course delivery easy and productive.

Synchronous Online Course Sessions - Collaborate allows you to hold virtual class sessions with students dispersed around the globe. You can present your PowerPoint, share media, respond to student questions and even create breakout rooms to have students work collaboratively during a synchronous class session.

Virtual Office Hours - By allowing students to participate in office hours virtually, you open up the opportunity to engage with more students without having to tie yourself to your physical office. Students can ask questions, discuss class material, go over assignments, and more, whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.

Online Study Lounge - Unlike a chat box or discussion thread, Collaborate offers easy, real-time communication, increasing the opportunities for students to meet virtually and help prepare for upcoming exams, or complete group assignments. By adding an online study lounge to your Compass 2g space, you increase the chances for students to engage with and learn from one another.

Online Group Work and Presentations - Having student groups prepare and present documentation of their coursework is a great way to help them reflect upon their learning and build their presentation skills; with Collaborate, you can offer a similar opportunity for your online students. Student groups can meet online at their convenience to create and practice their presentations, then use Collaborate to present virtually to you and the class.

Share Your Computer Screen - The tools in Collaborate allow you to share exactly what’s on your computer screen with all participants. That means you can not only share your PowerPoint presentations, you can also demonstrate software, annotate images, explain complicated illustrations and highlight key phrases or concepts within a text.