For questions or information, please contact:
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
Jamie Nelson and Megan Baird
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. Details are listed, below.
Augmented Reality with HP Reveal - Tuesday, September 17th at 10am at the TechHub (151A Armory)
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (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 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
On our campus, the formal student ratings are called the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) which are administered at the end of your course. Through careful analysis, you can learn valuable information for next time, but the results are too late to help your current class.
However, by using an Informal Early Feedback (IEF) form early in this semester, you can receive timely feedback to immediately implement. You’ll get important information right now about what is successful and not as successful on both the teaching and learning. In this session, we will focus on the use of several informal feedback mechanisms and help you develop your own individualized IEF form to implement right away. (and come back to CITL for consultation!)
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 18, 2019 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 25, 2019 Session 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement
Wed, Oct. 2, 2019 Session 3: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 9, 2019 Session 4: The Art of Lecturing
Wed, Oct. 16, 2019 Session 5: Make Teaching Stick: Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Session 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement
Have you ever asked a question and you’re met with silence? Or do the same students always eagerly raise their hands to answer. Or perhaps students don’t know how to answer questions requiring higher level thinking.
We all know the importance of including questions in our teaching. Questions serve to motivate students, to assess students’ understanding, and to engage them in a thought-provoking discussion. Effective questioning skills require us to plan carefully not only the type of questions, but also the timing and sequencing. Come join this session to learn about how to create an effective question, but also how to encourage students to participate.
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.