For questions or information, please contact:
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate
Armory building, room 428
Do you ever feel a disconnect between how much you and your students care about the material or assignments in a course? To increase students' motivation, it is key to recognize how assignments and activities can relate to real situations that matter to your students. Come learn how theories of motivation can help you design authentic activities that give students the opportunity to become self-motivated learners in your classroom.
This is a TA-to-TA workshop, offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Invited Guest Presenter: Todd Taylor. He is the Eliason Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also directs the first-year writing program. Since the early 1990s, his research and teaching have examined how literacy is evolving in response to rapidly changing digital, information, and networked technologies. He has recently authored Adobe Creative Cloud across the Curriculum: A Guide for Students and Teachers and Becoming a College Writer: A Multimedia Text (Bedford/St. Martin's), and co-edited Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet (Columbia UP).
room 428, Armory Bldg. Enter from the far southwest corner of the building.
Bring your laptop and set-up your Adobe Spark login (no cost, nothing to download) to join in a friendly hands-on competition to create a well designed, pedagogically innovative, multimodal assignment prompt. Prizes for best prompt in each discipline, best overall design, and best first-time web designer. This workshop will enable us to practice what we are preaching about transformative pedagogies and leave with a tangible, sharable assignment prompt. Follow these simple steps to set up your free, online Adobe Spark account the day before the faculty retreat.
Simple steps for setting up an Adobe Spark Account the day before the retreat. No later than Thu Feb 21:
1. All staff/faculty who want access to Adobe Cloud need to go through the following offer (https://webstore.illinois.edu/shop/product.aspx?zpid=3420&shopby=2) to enroll in the AD group that provides access through the Adobe Portal. After completion, I believe it takes 30 minutes for netid to propagate to the Adobe portal and then access allowed without issue using Enterprise ID.
2. go to http://spark.adobe.com
3. select "login in" in the top-right corner
4. click "Log in with school account"
5. follow the U of IL enterprise log-in steps
6. when you see "Welcome to Spark" you are in and ready to create!
* contact Robert Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org) at CITL if you need help.
Carolyn Wisniewski, Director, Writer's Workshop
Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.
The CITL Teaching Certificate Program is designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of all teachers—faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students—at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Which certificate is right for you?
Graduate Teacher Certificate: For teaching assistants who teach at least two semesters at Illinois.
Certificate in Foundations of Teaching: For graduate students who have limited teaching experience at Illinois.
Teacher Scholar Certificate: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least three semesters at Illinois.
Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least one semester while investigating an educational technology.
Citizen Scholar Certificate: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs)who have the opportunity to teach a service-learning course.