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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

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.