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Monday, June 4th

Incorporating Devices into Your Lecture

Date:
Monday, June 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

How can instructors compete with students’ fascination with their mobile devices and social media? One solution: put those devices to work for learning. In this workshop, you’ll participate in activities that will result in new ideas for incorporating devices in your classes and transform your teaching. You’ll develop a teaching plan that incorporates devices and…

Cheating in Online Classes

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

A number of studies show that students are actually more likely to cheat in on-campus courses than in online courses. Nonetheless, the popular perceptions that online courses are rife with cheating and lack academic rigor endure. In this workshop, you’ll review relevant research and identify aspects of your online course where academic dishonesty may occur.…

Tuesday, June 5th

Developing Your Teaching Persona

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

We all behave and interact with others differently in different situations. Our persona at a dinner party is likely to be different from our persona during a beach volleyball game or at a concert. Whether we realize it or not, we also have a teaching persona. This workshop encourages you to examine the personas you…

Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

Date:
Tuesday, June 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This two-part professional development opportunity prepares faculty members to take their classes around the world. In the introductory session, you’ll investigate the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. You will learn about the various options available for structuring a program and the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. You’ll also learn about…

Wednesday, June 6th

Assessment for Learning

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

What would happen if we changed our focus from assessment of learning to assessment that actually helps students learn? Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve student learning. This workshop highlights the benefits of using formative assessment and explores various assessment strategies. You’ll develop an assessment plan for a typical lesson…

Thursday, June 7th

Community Partners Lunch and Learn

Date:
Thursday, 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 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 needs,…

Monday, June 11th

Practical Strategies to Motivate Millennial Students

Date:
Monday, June 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Research shows that millennial college students have very low tolerance for delay, expect immediate feedback and recognition, crave structure, and do not like ambiguity—traits that sometimes run counter to traditional teaching strategies. Gain a better understanding of what motivates millennial college students at Illinois State based on the findings of a university-wide student survey. You…

Student Reflection to Facilitate Critical Thinking

Date:
Monday, June 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teaching students how to learn, not just what to learn, is a challenge. How do we move them beyond note cards and memorization to robust, life-long learning? This workshop will examine critical thinking across disciplines and identify ways to encourage students through reflection. Participants will explore the “Learning How to Learn” aspect of Fink’s Taxonomy…

Tuesday, June 12th

Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

Date:
Tuesday, June 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This two-part professional development opportunity prepares faculty members to take their classes around the world. In the introductory session, you’ll investigate the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. You will learn about the various options available for structuring a program and the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. You’ll also learn about…

Wednesday, June 13th

Challenging Students to Reflect on Real-World Scenarios

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

Case-based perspective-taking (CBPT) challenges students to take on an assigned role, integral to a given real-world scenario, and reflect on it. This session will describe CBPT and help you apply it to your own courses. Discuss potential learning outcomes related to the use of CBPT will colleagues. Session activities will help you determine how to best incorporate this pedagogy in your courses…

Teaching with Primary Sources

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

Primary source documents can often illuminate events or ideas in very real, almost tangible, ways. The University’s Special Collections at Milner Library hosts a wide variety of historical letters, documents, and other artifacts that can help bring history alive for your students. The intellectual and sometimes emotional impact of these original texts connect students to…

Liven Up Your Lecture

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

Lecturing can be a useful teaching tool. Learning through lecture is enhanced when students participate in some way. Discover strategies that make your lectures more interactive, even in large classes. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Monday, June 18th

Learning through Stories: Using Pop Culture to Enhance Student Engagement

Date:
Monday, June 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This full day workshop will present strategies for engaging students in the learning process through incorporating pop culture into lessons and assignments. It starts with a cognitive examination of the learning process and how our brains create stories that lead to schemas to help us understand and integrate new information. We will then examine ways…

Tuesday, June 19th

Get to Know Clickers

Date:
Tuesday, June 19th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll an audience in real time. This special one-hour session puts a clicker in your hand, so you can experience this technology’s potential from a student’s perspective. This brief session is designed to help you decide if you want to use clickers in your course. Those…

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Tuesday, June 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.…

The Professor, the Pupil, and the Story

Date:
Tuesday, June 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Five years from now, your students might not remember that term they learned in your class—but, if done right, they will always remember the story you told explaining the concept behind the term. This workshops delves into the literature on storytelling and its use in higher education. You’ll evaluate the benefits of narratives as pedagogical…

Wednesday, June 20th

Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

The number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering college classrooms. But some students may enter the university undiagnosed or may choose not to self-identify. In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of ASD, discuss what…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

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

Thursday, June 21st

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Thursday, June 21st
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.

Monday, June 25th

Design Online Discussion Forums to Engage Students and Enliven Conversations

Date:
Monday, June 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The discussion forum is one of the most critical components of an online course. 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. Very little learning has occurred. This workshop will consider the role of…

Tuesday, June 26th

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, 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…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, 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…

Wednesday, June 27th

Working with International Students

Date:
Wednesday, June 27th
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…

Thursday, June 28th

Preparing Students for Effective Group Work

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

Group assignments often fail to live up to our expectations. While some students may consider themselves veterans in terms of group work, most are often not well prepared to work effectively in groups.  One way to address this problem is to make group assignments do double duty. The same assignment can both meet specific course…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, June 28th
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…

Teaching with Mindfulness

Date:
Thursday, June 28th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Research shows mindfulness and meditation reduce stress and anxiety. These practices can improve sleep, healthy eating behaviors, academic performance, and they can contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. Learn about the art and science of mindfulness, what it is and how it works. Explore how to incorporate mindfulness when working with students.…