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Important Dates  

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

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 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.   

 

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

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:45 PM Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
Speaker:

Anita Greenfield, Jennifer Zhang

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 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).

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the workshop.
Sponsor:

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

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–9:30 PM Thursday Sep 26, 2019
Location:

Krannert Center

Description:

TECH DEMO is a full evening of the latest developments from local companies and student developers showcasing everything from wearables, 3D printing, virtual reality, video games, robotics, and more.

CITL Innovation Spaces will host a booth showcasing VR headsets such as the Occulus Quest and the Occulus Rift. 

Website: Link
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:30 PM–3:00 PM Friday Sep 27, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this session, Lucas will use a simple technique for running good discussions to run a good discussion about running good discussions (it will be a meta-discussion). We will occasionally pause to examine the very discussion we are having and hence learn how to make a discussion go well. Please come prepared to share your thoughts, concerns, and questions about running effective face-to-face discussions.

 

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:
10:00 AM–11:30 AM Tuesday Oct 1, 2019
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and 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

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