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Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Tuesday Feb 19, 2019
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

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 citl-epi-info@illinois.edu.

 

Location: Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building).

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 19, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

SPSS is a user-friendly program that allows you to conduct statistical analyses through simple point-and-click menu items. This is an introductory course where you will learn the basic menu options and will be useful for people who have never used SPSS before. Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction to data editor and variable view environments
  2. Changing SPSS options
  3. Computing new variables
  4. Variable banding
  5. Recoding variables
  6. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  7. Obtaining univariate statistics, bar charts, and pie charts
  8. Handling SPSS output
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday Feb 20, 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:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 20, 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 3:  Creating a Promising Syllabus to Motivate Learning

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

At its most basic level, the syllabus is used to communicate information about the course, the instructor, learning objectives, assignments, grading policies, due dates, the university’s academic integrity statement, and, in some cases, an increasingly long list of strongly worded admonitions on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior in the college classroom.  Is it just a contract?

 

Look at your syllabus. What is the message? What is your tone?  Will the course be inviting, engaging and motivating?  Will it be collaborative? Fair? This is a great opportunity to think about how/if your syllabus promotes a learning-centered environment.  We’ll also help you create a graphic syllabus.

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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, Feb. 6, 2019      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 13, 2019   Session 2: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019   Session 3: Creating a Promising Syllabus to Motivate Learning

Fri, Feb. 22, 2019    Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Transformative Assignments: Mobilizing Students to be Creators”  (Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C)

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

The SAS program is a syntax-driven statistical and data management program used in many different professional and academic disciplines. It has a reputation for being difficult to learn at first, so let us help you get ahead of the curve with this introductory course. Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction to SAS windows
  2. Creating and defining libraries
  3. Basic SAS syntax
  4. Computing new variables
  5. Recoding variables
  6. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  7. Obtaining univariate statistics
  8. Handling SAS output
Sponsor:

CITL Data Analytics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Illinois Compass 2g

Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn) is a learning management system that offers a secure environment in which to share content, create and turn in assignments, keep track of grades, and run a variety of analytics. Illinois Compass 2g enhances the learning experience for students and instructors alike by improving the ease of content delivery, grading, and managing course materials.      

Content Delivery - Students can access readings, lecture notes, videos, and so much more via Illinois Compass 2g.  All course content can be access through one system, simplifying delivery for the instructor.  Integration with McGraw-Hill, Kaltura, Pearson’s and other commercial content providers streamlines delivery and access for students and instructors.

Student Assessment - Illinois Compass 2g possesses built-in tools for the delivery of assignments, tests, and surveys, as well as self and peer assessment. Tests have 17 different question formats and instructors can benefit using statistical analysis of results. Assignments can be assessed anonymously and allow for individual or group submission of assignments.

Grading - Grading of tests is effortless with automatic grading of single-answer choices.  A number of tools permit dynamic feedback for papers and other assignments while delivery of grades to students is immediate. The Grade Center possesses powerful management tools and calculated columns that enhance the options for grading assignments.

Outside the Classroom - Discussion boards, blogs, group collaboration, and many more tools allow the learning experience to be expanded beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.  Students can respond to other students’ posts in the forums of a discussion board or easily collaborate with group members on a project using tools within Compass 2g. Grading is seamless for the instructor, and tools such as Announcements enable simplified communication outside of the classroom.

Online Courses -  Integration with tools such as Blackboard Collaborate make Illinois Compass 2g the anchor for online course delivery, acting as the portal for a virtual classroom and the means to course content delivery and assessmen

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning offers Compass 2g workshops on a regular basis. Check the list of all upcoming workshops and events on our training and professsional development calendar.