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Friday, June 2nd

Challenging the Culture of Speed – Reading Group

Date:
Friday, June 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

In their book The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber apply the principles of the Slow movement to the ever-growing challenge of academic productivity. This reading group will meet four times over the summer to discuss how we can apply the Slow philosophy to our own practice to…

Wednesday, June 7th

Summer Institute: Community Partners Lunch and Learn

Date:
Wednesday, June 7th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 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…

Photoshop: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, June 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to work navigate around raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson…

Thursday, June 8th

Summer Institute: Saving the World One Presentation at a Time

Date:
Thursday, June 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students today arrive in classrooms predominately with an "entertain me now" persona.  Does the delivery method we as academics employ "connect" with them?  Develop tools and techniques that can transform your presentation slides into something that truly engages students in the learning process. Workshop participants will leave with an action plan to transform their own…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls…

Monday, June 12th

Summer Institute: Promoting Online Civic Reasoning and Media Literacy

Date:
Monday, June 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The most recent Presidential election cycle demonstrated vividly a need for all citizens to learn the critical thinking and media literacy skills necessary to navigate new media landscapes. Given the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, social media, and the rise of fake news, it is clear that those in higher education have a responsibility to…

Tuesday, June 13th

InDesign: Introduction

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

Get an introduction to 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.

Summer Institute: How to Facilitate a Classroom Observation

Date:
Tuesday, June 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Many schools and departments require faculty to be observed while teaching. This two-part workshop can help chairs, directors, and FCS members understand best practices in classroom observation and provide formative feedback. Participants will engage in practice observations using videos from real class sessions.  Please note that registration is very limited to encourage deep conversation and…

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Tuesday, June 13th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University web pages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 14th

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Wednesday, June 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Have you been nominated for a University Teaching Award? Congratulations! We hope you’ll be able to attend one of these Portfolio Circles to learn more about building a teaching portfolio that follows the guidelines provided by the University Teaching Committee. Already have a portfolio? Bring it along! There is no stipend offered for these events. No registration…

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Wednesday, June 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When it comes down to it, there are only 3 ways to change a photo in Photoshop: general changes that affect the whole photo, changes via selection, and changes made using a brush-metaphor tool. We'll be exploring all three. As far as brushes go, we'll be spending a good amount of time learning how to…

Thursday, June 15th

Camtasia: Level 1

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

Do you want to 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.

SoftChalk Create

Date:
Thursday, June 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk Lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet. Registration is required.

Monday, June 19th

Summer Institute: Strategies to Address the Challenges of Female Educators

Date:
Monday, June 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the issues facing women in academia. Take part in activities to highlight strategies and techniques for improving these situations. Women as educators in higher education often face issues that their male colleagues do not. This can include being stereotyped, challenges establishing authority in the classroom, facing obstacles or opposition from students, and issues in…

Tuesday, June 20th

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, June 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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…

Word: Creating Fillable Forms

Date:
Tuesday, June 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create simple digital forms in Microsoft Word. We’ll explore this functionality and briefly talk about its advantages and disadvantages, and explore other options (such as creating forms in Adobe Acrobat). Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 21st

Summer Institute: The Teaching Hero

Date:
Wednesday, June 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching is tough. Few people, even our friends and family, appreciate all the pressures and challenges of helping students learn on the university level. Conversely, being a teacher can be one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can undertake. While few of us see ourselves as genuine heroes, understanding our own journey as teachers…

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Wednesday, June 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order, and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 22nd

Summer Institute: Strategies for Effective Disciplinary Reading

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

One of the biggest concerns faculty have about their students’ learning: students don’t read for class. Discuss the challenges posed by the reading materials and the required reading skills in college courses, what it means to “read deeply,” and how students need to read in our specific disciplines. You will identify specific complexities and demands…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, June 22nd
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.

Monday, June 26th

Summer Institute – One Post and Two Responses: Breathing Life into the Online Discussion Forum

Date:
Monday, June 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online discussion forums hold such great potential for student learning… and yet, many online courses have discussions that are nothing more than "make one post and reply to two colleagues' posts." Students follow that instruction, and the "discussion" is over. This workshop will help you to compare and contrast both the challenges and the opportunities…

Tuesday, June 27th

Summer Institute: Your Classroom Technology Policy

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

Research shows that students respond better when instructors set clear guidelines about the use of mobile technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, in the classroom. But you don’t have to resign yourself to teaching in spite of digital distractions. Discover ways to collaborate with students at the start of the semester to create agreement…

Wednesday, June 28th

Summer Institute: Fostering Student Collaboration

Date:
Wednesday, June 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning from your peers can be powerful. Yet, when creating collaborative experiences, both instructors and students often run into challenges: Students become frustrated because they haven’t developed collaboration skills. Teachers face difficult decisions about how to structure collaborative work. They struggle to determine how to assess and grade students. It all makes the very idea…