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Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Thursday Jan 24, 2019
Speaker:

Max Christie PhD - Department of Geology

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Virtual field trips can help bring students to far flung places while still in the classroom, and can even help improve your traditional field trips by augmenting them with virtual reality. Come learn how to quickly, easily, and cheaply put together a quality virtual field trip you can use with your classes! Registration required, bring your own device.

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Jan 30, 2019
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, John Kotnarowski

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Workshop Series: Preparing to Take the EPI

These four workshops are designed for Graduate Students who plan to take the English Proficiency Interview (EPI). The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at http://go.illinois.edu/EPI_Workshop_Registration. First-time test-takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Detailed information about the EPI can be found at http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview.

 

Questions? Email us at citl-epi-info@illinois.edu.

 

Location: Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building)

 

Workshop session descriptions:

 

Session 1: Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Topics include how the EPI is structured; strategies for defining terms; practice with workshop participants.

 

Session 2: Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn how to use clarification and negotiation strategies to improve your listening and communication skills in English.

 

Session 3: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 to 6:45pm. Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions.

 

Session 4: Tuesday, February 19, 5:30 to 6:45pm. With other workhops participants, practice completing sample EPIs; set goals for oral English improvement; learn about resources you can use to improve your English skills. Note: This session will be most beneficial if you also attend one or more of the earlier sessions. The content in session 4 pulls together everything learned in sessions 1, 2, and 3.

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ESL/ITA Program

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–6:30 PM Tuesday Feb 5, 2019
Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

 

Additional Pop-Up Repair Clinics are scheduled for Wednesday March 13th 5:00 – 7:30 pm, and Friday April 26th 3:00 – 5:30 pm. 

 

Interested in scheduling an individual consult with Illini Gadget Garage staff, please email jwentwor@illinois.edu

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

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Teaching Portfolio Program

Applications are being accepted for participation in the 2016-2017 Teaching Portfolio Program.  
Click on this link to apply for the program.

Overview

The CITL Teaching Portfolio Program is designed for those graduate students who have the opportunity for many teaching experiences during their graduate studies (4+ semesters, preferably in a variety of class settings), thededication to develop a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and the desire to document their teaching in a professional teaching portfolio prior to entering the academic job market.

Goals

Upon completion of the CITL Teaching Portfolio Program, you will be able to (1) articulate your teaching philosophy and explain how it informs your teaching practice in relation to your students’ learning; (2) demonstrate established competencies of an effective college teacher; (3) communicate your understanding of pedagogy to others through workshops, reading groups, or mentoring; and (4) design a portfolio that documents your effectiveness as an instructor and your reflective teaching practice.

Prerequisites

To become a candidate for the CITL Teaching Portfolio Program, you must (1) have completed the Graduate Teacher Certificate; (2) have completed (or be close to completing) the Teacher Scholar Certificate; and (3) have at least 4 semesters of college teaching experience.

Requirements

As a participant in the program, you will (1) attend and fully participate in monthly cohort meetings of about 1.5 - 2 hours each through the fall and spring semesters; (2) revise your teaching philosophy statement; (3) develop materials for your professional teaching portfolio; (4) create your electronic portfolio; (5) provide feedback on the portfolio materials of one or more members of the cohort; and (6) develop some way to share your teaching expertise with other graduate students.

To get more information, contact Lucas Anderson