I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist… Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. (John Steinbeck)
Exciting new Lunchtime Seminar Series features CITL Faculty Fellows and others discussing teaching practices that highlight the art and science of teaching and learning. The series takes place on the first Thursdays of the month from12-1pm. Register to receive the Zoom link at https://go.illinois.edu/artofteachingregistration.
Presenter slides are stored in Box folders at: https://go.illinois.edu/artofteachingfiles and video recordings of the presentations can be found at: https://go.illinois.edu/artofteachingvideos.
February 4Title: Effective and Efficient Teaching for Student SuccessPresenter: Emily Knox (iSchool)
Teaching is a skill acquired over time, often through the development of tacit knowledge, and can be difficult to articulate. Emily will tease apart this process and describe a variety of techniques for making teaching more effective, and helping students be more successful.
Read the story on Knox's effective and efficient teaching strategies.Download the presentation PDF.View the webinar recording.
March 4Title: Harnessing the Profound Connection Between Emotion and Learning to Enhance the Success of All StudentsPresenter: Shelly Schmidt (FSHN)
Shelly will describe her work on the impactful connections between emotion and learning, and discuss ways to make our college classrooms a safe and authentic place for students to learn and grow, and where they can feel empowered to do their best work.
April 1Title: Accessibility, Equity, and UDL: Dos, Don’ts, and Time-Saving PracticesPresenter: Lawrence Angrave (CS)
Students may present a wide range of hidden and non-hidden physical,
emotional, and learning disabilities. Lawrence will highlight principles of universal design, and offer effective strategies for making your classroom and course
materials accessible and welcoming to all types of learners.
May 6Title: An Exploration of Multi-Modal AssignmentsPresenter: Faculty Panel
Senior Associate Director Robert Baird will moderate a panel discussion on using multi-modal assignments in teaching. See inspiring examples of
faculty who successfully encouraged students to demonstrate content
mastery through AR, graphic novels, games, portfolios, and other media.
Title: Group Projects that Deepen LearningPresenter: Leon Liebenberg (MechSE)
Concerned by a growing sense of emotional disconnect among his students online, Leon responded by developing a series of scaffolded mini-projects as a way to encourage higher engagement and self-directed learning.
View the webinar recording.
Title: Immersion and Engagement: Teaching through Games & SimulationsPresenters: Judith Pintar (iSchool) & Dan Steward (Sociology)
Judith and Dan will discuss the ways they use games to enhance learning, including table top role-playing to teach about propaganda and media interference, and "Sociopoly" to teach about social inequality
Register here for upcoming events in Spring 2021. For more information, or to suggest a speaker or topic for the Fall 2021 series, please contact Ava Wolf at email@example.com.