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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:
3:00 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis
Description:

ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis will cover the following topics:

  1. Learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti
  2. Open ATLAS.ti software and import textual documents
  3. Understand the layout of the ATLAS.ti environment
  4. Learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, and interpretation
  5. Learn how to print, save, and export output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: R I: Getting Started with R
Description:

R I: Getting Started with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Basic R syntax
  2. Common R packages
  3. Importing data sets from other software such as SPSS, Excel, and Stata
  4. Computing new variables and recoding variables
  5. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  6. Obtaining univariate statistics
  7. Handling output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
Location: R II: Inferential Statistics with R
Description:

R II: Inferential Statistics with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and 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.