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The Art of Teaching: Lunchtime Seminar Series

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.

Spring 2021 Events

Emily Knox February 4
Title: Effective and Efficient Teaching for Student Success

Presenter: 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.

Schmidt March 4
Title: Harnessing the Profound Connection Between Emotion and Learning to Enhance the Success of All Students
Presenter: 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.

Read the story about Schmidt's work on emotion and learning.

Download the presentation PDF.

View the webinar recording

Angrave April 1
Title: Accessibility, Equity, and UDL: Dos, Don’ts, and Time-Saving Practices
Presenter: 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.

Read the story on Angrave's work with UDL.

Download the presentation PDF.

View the webinar recording.

ZoomMay 6
Title: An Exploration of Multi-Modal Assignments
Presenter: 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.

View the webinar recording.

Download the presentation PDF (Mussulman's slides).

        Download the presentation links.

Fall 2020 Events

Leon LiebenbergNovember 5
Title: Group Projects that Deepen Learning
Presenter: 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.

Judith Pinter & Dan Steward December 3
Immersion and Engagement: Teaching through Games & Simulations
Presenters: 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 2021For more information, or to suggest a speaker or topic for the Fall 2021 series, please contact Ava Wolf at arwolf@illinois.edu.