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A LISTENER’S GUIDE TO OPERA

Start:
Tuesday, June 21st
6:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, July 12th
8:30 pm

A LISTENER’S GUIDE TO OPERA

Start:
Tuesday, June 14th
6:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, July 5th
8:30 pm

Events for June 2022

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Wednesday, June 1st

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this screen-recording software to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 2nd

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New to teaching at Illinois State? Or need a refresher on ReggieNet? This workshop packs a lot in just two hours: Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function.  Registration is required.

Monday, June 6th

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Monday, June 6th

Scalar is a free multimedia publishing website that allows authors to create and share digital scholarship online. Scalar makes it easy to integrate text and media, and it includes easy to use features such as visualizations, mapping, and timelines. Scalar is a suitable platform for group projects for online classes as well as a good…

Effective Research Mentoring for Student Success

Date:
Monday, June 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Working with student researchers can be highly rewarding, but few instructors receive training on how to be research mentors. This workshop series utilizes evidence-based strategies to help instructors develop their mentoring skills. Effective mentoring requires intentional planning, relationship building, and reflection.  Evidence-based mentoring practices establish and maintain challenging expectations while supporting the “whole student” and…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, June 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, June 6th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to…

Tuesday, June 7th

IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: THE KOSTER SITE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION

Date:
Tuesday, June 7th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Academy of Seniors for "In Search of Native American History: The Koster Site Archaeological Expedition."

Thursday, June 9th

Photoshop: Tools

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Move beyond the very basics with this overview of tools and techniques you can use this image editor to accomplish easily. Registration is required.

Omni CMS (OU Campus)

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to use OU Campus, Illinois State's primary content management system for department and college websites. This training covers all the basic vocabulary of websites and goes over how to edit and publish content. You'll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as layout changes, adding pages,…

Monday, June 13th

Empowering Instructors to Successfully Design Learning Activities with Adobe CC Tools

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff, and contains powerful tools that can be integrated into the classroom. In this workshop, we’ll explore four tools—Adobe Express, Portfolio, Rush, and XD—and identify ways in which they can be used to strengthen digital literacy, increase student engagement, and meet course…

ReggieNet: Assignments

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Monday, June 13th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Give your students the feedback they need to truly learn from their assignments and assessments. This workshop will introduce you to ReggieNet’s built-in Rubrics tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 14th

IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: THE KOSTER SITE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Academy of Seniors for "In Search of Native American History: The Koster Site Archaeological Expedition."

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

84% of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them to connect the assignment with their true interests. This workshop will explore how instructors can use…

ReggieNet: Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes

Date:
Tuesday, June 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also…

Wednesday, June 15th

Teaching Civic Skills through Deliberative Dialogues

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Dialogue and Deliberation are innovative processes that help people come together across differences to tackle our most challenging problems” (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation). Incorporating these processes into the curriculum of college courses gives students opportunities to develop skills to productively engage with society's challenging problems in authentic ways. In this workshop, course instructors…

ReggieNet: Discussions

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create engaging class discussions. Learn how to automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also survey the different ways to grade discussions, including by topic or message. Registration is required.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Microsoft Stream is a new video hosting service, replacing Office 365 Video. It allows instructors to upload and share video content with their students through ReggieNet, websites, or direct links. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 16th

Nearpod

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Get started using Nearpod, an interactive tool replacing classroom clickers at Illinois State. This one-hour workshop will give you a tour of the tool's basic features. It allows you to empower students, track attendance, distribute learning resources, and check the pulse of your class with ongoing formative assessments in many learning scenarios. Registration is required.

Padlet: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio. In this one-hour introduction, you’ll learn how to setup these interactive digital spaces to increase engagement with your students. You’ll also learn how to request access to Illinois State’s fully licensed version…

Saturday, June 18th

Build Confidence in Creating Inclusive Course Materials

Date:
Saturday, June 18th

This session will provide participants with important and usable knowledge to help support students with disabilities in higher education. The presenters will guide you step-by- step through various ways to improve the curation and creation of digital course content. Participants will create an individual plan to update course content using tips and tricks for choosing…

Monday, June 20th

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, June 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about the latest security updates and recommended practices to ensure a safe and productive synchronous learning environment. We’ll also review ways to mitigate equity…

Tuesday, June 21st

IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: THE KOSTER SITE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION

Date:
Tuesday, June 21st
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Academy of Seniors for "In Search of Native American History: The Koster Site Archaeological Expedition."

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Date:
Tuesday, June 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app (formerly called Adobe Spark). Discover how students can use this free tool to craft single web pages for mixed-media essays, create posters or flyers, or put together short video "commercials" to express their ideas. You'll get a chance to practice with…

Wednesday, June 22nd

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Wednesday, June 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to make eye-catching flyers for events with this powerful layout program.  Registration is required.

Thursday, June 23rd

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, June 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview of this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.

Monday, June 27th

Gender as a Landscape: Meeting Your Students Beyond the Binary

Date:
Monday, June 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work towards becoming trusted as someone who models empathy, compassion, and competency whenever gender arises in a conversation. While some trans+ and non-binary students are fine answering questions about gender, this can amount to undue emotional labor. This workshop starts from the premise that, as instructors, it is our jobs to take the responsibility for…

Tuesday, June 28th

IN SEARCH OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: THE KOSTER SITE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION

Date:
Tuesday, June 28th
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Academy of Seniors for "In Search of Native American History: The Koster Site Archaeological Expedition."

Adobe Portfolio

Date:
Tuesday, June 28th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore this easy-to-use portfolio website creation and management tool. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 29th

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class.…

Anti-Ableist Access and Universal Accommodations

Date:
Wednesday, June 29th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Critical disability activists, scholars, and artists have created texts, actions, and works both before and during the pandemic that center the experiences of disabled people, both in regard to schooling and in regard to the wider society, considering intersections of disability with race and poverty. Margaret Price, Rosmarie Garland Thompson, and Jay Dolmage are just…