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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. Session recordings and slides can be found at https://go.illinois.edu/artofteachingfiles.

Fall 2020 Events

November 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.

Read the story on Liebenberg's mini-projects.

Download the presentation PDF.

View the webinar recording.

December 3
Title: 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.

Read the story on Pintar & Steward's use of play-based learning.

View the webinar recording.

Spring 2021 Events

February 4
Title: Building Faculty Learning Communities
Presenter: Emily Knox (iSchool)

March 4
Title: Students Learning Better by Working Together
Presenters: Shelly Schmidt (FSHN) & Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

April 1
Title: Accessibility, Equity, and UDL: Dos, Don’ts, and Time-Saving Practices
Presenter: Lawrence Angrave (CS)

May 6
Title: An Exploration of Multi-Modal Assignments
Presenter: Faculty Panel

For more information, or to suggest a speaker/topic for the series, please contact Ava Wolf at arwolf@illinois.edu.