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Important Dates  

Time:
3:00 PM–4:00 PM Monday Oct 23, 2017
Speaker:

Donovan Bisbee, CITL Graduate Affiliate

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

ICES, IEF, and reflection essays come and go, particularly as your program stretches on. Rather than reading and filing that feedback, we can use those resources to consider long-term changes to a particular course, future courses, or our own pedagogy. This workshop will address different types and forms of student feedback, tailoring your questions/approaches to generate useful feedback, and using student feedback over time to develop and revise a course. This workshop may be particularly useful for instructors with experience teaching the same course repeatedly but will be applicable to anyone hoping to teach, revise, or develop a course in the future.

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Nov 1, 2017
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student 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 6: What We Know About Visual Learning & Thinking Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 
 

As we have increasingly moved from blackboard to PowerPoint slides, it is essential to examine our slides to see if they enhance or detract from our students learning and comprehension.  When a PP deck is horribly designed, it can ruin our presentation. It is difficult enough for our students to see visually ineffective, confusing slides and then have their instructors read off the slides! What strategies can we use to ensure that our PP slides and other multimedia are effective tools that do not interfere with the message?    

 

Neuroscience and cognitive research have discovered how our brains process auditory and visual information, visual imagery being more easily remembered than some other forms of information.  Join this session to learn more about visual learning and thinking and how to apply that research to our teaching.

 
 
Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building
 

Wed, Sept. 20, 2017  Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 27, 2017  Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017     Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017    Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017    Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017    Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….

 

 

 

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

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Tue Nov 07

Kaltura Essentials

Time:
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Tuesday Nov 7, 2017
Location:

Armory Building room 428

Description: Kaltura Essentials
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Nov 10, 2017
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson

Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Most students are able to meet your expectations, if they are willing to work hard.  In this workshop, Lucas will introduce you to a research-based theory of motivation, and guide you towards finding some motivational levers you could use to help your students achieve their best.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
9:00 AM–12:00 PM Monday Nov 13, 2017
Location:

Armory Building 428 (M-T); Education Building 166 (W)

Description:

Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?

 

CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.

 

The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday through Wednesday, November 13-15, from 9:00 AM to noon each day. On Monday and Tuesday, the workshop will be held in 428 Armory. 

 

You’re welcome to sign-up for all three mornings of the workshop (9 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions. Attendees of the workshop will also have access to an “office hours” after the Fall Break for a one-on-one consultation with experts from CITL.

 

The workshop is open to all Illinois faculty, staff, eLearning Professionals, and TAs. The workshop is free of charge, but we do ask you to indicate via the RSVP form which days you will attend (even if you plan to only stay for 30 minutes). Contact Katie Glaze (kglaze@illinois.edu) if you have questions.

 

Download the tentative agenda or RSVP now

Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Face to Face (F2F) and Blended Courses

Great teaching and great course design go hand in hand. Whether you’re looking to pilot a new learning activity, revise your current course, or create something from scratch, our consultants can help streamline your development process.

Developing or Revising a Face-to-Face Course

From learning activities to learning outcomes CITL staff can work with you to plan or revise your face-to-face course. Even if you just want to tweak a few things, or add some online components, we can recommend evidence-based practices and time-saving tips to help you get the results you want. Whether you’re changing a little or a lot, a consultation with our friendly staff will get you on the right track.

Enhance your Face-to-Face Course with "Flipped" Components

“Flipping” parts of your face-to-face course frees up more in-class time for practical applications. CITL consultants can help you identify lessons or activities that would benefit from being moved online, and help you navigate the development process to create course enhancements that really work. Flipping is a great way to balance online and in-class activities, and it’s easier than you think! Ask for a consult today.

Blended Courses: The Best of Both Worlds

Faculty who begin by flipping parts of their face-to-face course often go on to develop a fully blended course. Students like the flexibility of blended learning, and often say that they learn better by watching lectures online and doing practical activities in class. CITL consultants can help you to develop you own video lectures and align in-class and online components for a "best of both worlds" course experience.

Just-in-Time Course Development Resources

Want to get started on your project today? We offer a library of evidence-based teaching strategies for all course delivery methods, as well as quick-start guides for recommended technologies. If you want to explore resources for developing an online course check out the tools available in our Online Course In-A-Box.