This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.
Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16!
For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.
CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS
Lucas Anderson (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 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know
It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you. Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you). Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise. Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself. Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.
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)
Libby Haywood (CITL Grad Affiliate); Ava Wolf (CITL)
Armory building, room 428
Many of us rely heavily on visual examples and exercises in the classroom. How can we be sure our classes are both engaging and accessible for those students with visual impairments or obstructions? In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of universal design on the student experience, and work in groups to create course materials and activities that are accessible for all.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa
TechHub - Armory Room 151A
CITL Innovation Spaces is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)
All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Participation requirements are listed, below.
360° Cameras with GoPro Fusion – Wednesday, November 7th at 3pm at the TechHub (151A Armory)
Lucas Anderson, CITL
What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application? Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement, but more and more places require such a document from applicants for faculty positions.
I’ll be honest with you: your teaching philosophy statement is difficult to write, and different institutions want different things out of it. But there are some general rules you can follow to help your statement do its job of telling your future colleagues what kind of teacher you are and will be.
Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.
To run i>clicker on Mac:
Download the i>clicker software directly from the i>clicker website (https://www1.iclicker.com/downloads-release-notes/), double-click the .dmg file to mount it (it will appear like a removable USB drive on your Mac), create a new folder on your Mac entitled “i>clicker Classic” (or similar), then copy/paste the iclicker.app file from within the .dmg disk image into this new folder. Once you run i>clicker from this new folder, all the supporting files and folders will be created as normal and i>clicker will function as before.
Then, download the Compass/Moodle (Learn@illinois) integration piece from here (https://uofi.box.com/v/UofIMaciclickerxmlfile) and copy the downloaded file into the “Resources” folder.