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Monday, June 3rd

How to Integrate Student Researchers in Community Projects

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

Help students conduct applied research in community settings.  Creating these types of learning opportunities not only builds research skills but also encourages community engagement.  Learn how to match students’ skills with an agency’s needs, and examine the potential benefits and challenges of having students serve and be supervised in community settings. A stipend is available for eligible participants.…

Tuesday, June 4th

A Developmental Approach to Understanding Persistent Racial Injustice

Date:
Tuesday, June 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Probe students’ perceived reasons for the enduring racial inequity in America and the impact on higher education. Dysconscious racism (DR) is a mindset, primarily a product of miseducation, that bypasses any ethical judgment about societal inequality. It regularly produces individuals who tacitly fail to question norms and privilege. In this discussion, more theoretical than best practice, we…

Wednesday, June 5th

Anatomy of an Accessible Document

Date:
Wednesday, June 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help students with diverse needs through the creation of digital documents and other accessible content. This workshop takes you on a step-by-step journey to discover tips and tricks for creating emails, documents, and media that are universally designed for all students at Illinois State University.  You’ll leave with an understanding of research-based practices for optimizing images,…

Cancelled: Design and Implement a Faculty-Lead Study Abroad Program

Date:
Wednesday, June 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Investigate the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Learn about the various options available for structuring a program and the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. You’ll also learn about academics in a study abroad program, including course selection, instructional methods, out-of-class learning opportunities, and assessment. Plus, you’ll explore how to develop the study abroad proposal, including revisions to your course…

Thursday, June 6th

Working with International Students

Date:
Thursday, June 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sometimes as teachers, we know an international student needs special attention to truly succeed in our classroom. But exactly how can we help? Where do we begin? Through this workshop, explore the issues that many international students face in U.S. higher education. Learn how to incorporate the perspectives of students in your teaching and discover…

Monday, June 10th

Promoting Empathy in Education

Date:
Monday, June 10th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If we, as educators, want to promote compassion and empathy in our wider culture, it is important to learn empathy skills and consider how to integrate expressions of empathy with our students. This workshop will discuss basic components of empathetic listening. We will utilize practice exercises to promote empathy and accurate listening and discuss how these skills can be translated…

Tuesday, June 11th

Wednesday, June 12th

Community Partners Lunch and Learn

Date:
Wednesday, June 12th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Interested in incorporating civic engagement or service learning in your courses? CTLT can help you connect with some community partners. Join us for a lunch and meet representatives from agencies in town who would like to collaborate with ISU students. At this event, community partners will give a short overview of their programs, services, and…

Thursday, June 13th

ReggieNet: Online Assessments Using the Tests and Quizzes Tool

Date:
Thursday, June 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to use the ReggieNet Tests & Quizzes tool for creating assessments that measure student learning based on the associated learning objectives.  Instructors will learn how to construct assessments using a variety of design strategies that are useful for accurately measuring student learning. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Meaningful Feedback to International Student Writers

Date:
Thursday, June 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identify how to work effectively and confidently with multilingual students and provide meaningful responses to their writing.  In this workshop, you will work with colleague to explore types of feedback for students whose first language is other than English or a non-mainstream American English.  You will leave with new ideas, resources to create meaningful writing…

Monday, June 17th

How to Engage Students with Unfamiliar Content

Date:
Monday, June 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover a few simple, yet powerful strategies for engaging students meaningfully in a variety of content areas. This workshop begins by challenging participants to engage with content in a variety of disciplines to explore several suggested strategies. Then, after reflecting upon the learning process, participants will collaborate to design classroom experiences that apply one or more…

Wednesday, June 19th

ReggieNet: Group and Peer-Review Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, June 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ReggieNet can be used to promote student engagement and social learning online.  In this half-day workshop, instructors will learn how to develop engaging social learning activities in ReggieNet using the group and peer-review assignment settings in the ReggieNet Assignments tool.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 20th

Mindful Faculty, Mindful Students

Date:
Thursday, June 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the value of mindfulness and simple strategies that promote a mindful classroom. Attendees will also learn about the role of mindfulness in self-compassion, a practice robustly associated with reductions in stress and maladaptive perfectionism. The workshop will also focus on developing problem-solving strategies for reducing distractions and building focus for both faculty and students. A stipend is available for eligible…

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Monday, June 24th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, June 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Teaching with Zoom (Online Workshop)

Date:
Monday, June 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this online workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.…

Tuesday, June 25th

ReggieNet: Online Discussions Using the Forums Tools

Date:
Tuesday, June 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you wish your students would interact more online? Following good practices in designing online discussions can help instructors create engaging social learning in their courses.  In this workshop, you will learn the pedagogical skills needed to create engaging course discussions and the technical skills needed to use the ReggieNet Forums tool. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, June 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online. Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 26th

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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…

Transfer Student Career Conference

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You've attended Transfer Days and registered for your classes. Now it's time to get ready, get set, and launch your career! Attend the Transfer Career Conference to find out how to jump start your career.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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…

Thursday, June 27th

ReggieNet: Online Course Design Using the Lessons Tool

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

Discover how to use the ReggieNet Lessons tool to promote student learning.  Explore design models for ReggieNet lessons that not only engage student learning but scaffold student learning by aligning the lesson with the assessments and student learning objectives.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how…