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Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

Tyler Pack, CITL Graduate Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

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.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Speaker:

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).

Location:

room 428, Armory Bldg.  Enter from the far southwest corner of the building.

Description:

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 (r-baird@illinois.edu) at CITL if you need help.

Cost: no cost, but registration is required.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
Speaker:

Carolyn Wisniewski, Director, Writer's Workshop

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

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.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Teaching Consultation

Here is an opportunity to have a tailored, individualized consultation with an expert to explore best practices on ways to enhance your teaching effectiveness and improve your student learning across all types of courses and students. We will observe your class, review your instructional materials, help you collect and interpret student feedback, and introduce you to new and exciting technologies and pedagogies. We meet with all instructors: faculty, TAs, academic professionals, and post-docs.

Examples of areas we can help you are:

  • STUDENT LEARNING

    Teaching and learning are inextricably connected. When we think about ways to improve our teaching effectiveness, we should always look at how and why our students’ learning is impacted. Our teaching approaches, strategies, and beliefs affect what our students will know, feel, or be able to do. We can help you identify and implement effective and creative ways in which to create an effective learning environment.

  • SPECIFIC PEDAGOGIES AND STRATEGIES

    You may have heard that your colleagues have implemented experiential or problem-based learning, or flipped their classes, or decided to make their lectures more interactive. There are many strategies and pedagogies to choose from and how do you know which ones are most effective?  We can explore these pedagogies with you and assist you in implementing strategies to best motivate your students and improve their learning.

  • INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE AND TECHNOLOGIES

    An effective learning environment can go beyond the pedagogies and strategies you use.  Where you teach and the tools you use can contribute to your teaching effectiveness.  We can introduce you to emerging technologies and help you maximize opportunities in our new classroom spaces.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Beyond individual consultations, you can join your colleagues in learning communities to share and discuss important and relevant teaching and learning areas.  You can join a reading group or attend one of our workshop series. We can help you document your commitment and efforts through a teaching philosophy statement, a teaching certificate, or a teaching portfolio.