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Monday, July 10th

Summer Institute: Working with International Students

Date:
Monday, July 10th
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…

Summer Institute: Challenging Students with Interrupted Case Studies

Date:
Monday, July 10th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Case studies can serve as a context for meaning-making during instruction. However, case-based instruction (CBI) also has recognized limitations. For instance, many case studies are limited in length, address only a few course concepts,  and can be, potentially, a largely passive activity. This workshop will introduce an interrupted case-studies (ICS) format that could address almost…

Summer Institute: Incorporating Concepts of Character into Your Class

Date:
Monday, July 10th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Character Day," celebrated this year on September 13, gives campus communities the opportunity to talk about common values and character strengths that each member possesses and contributes. Within your class, there may be opportunities to incorporate activities and conversation around character. This program, presented by Illinois State faculty and staff, and coordinated by Heath Promotion…

Tuesday, July 11th

Reinvent Your Course for Diversity

Date:
Tuesday, July 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Incorporate strategies that create a culturally inclusive classroom climate, while facilitating conversations that challenge students’ ethnic and cultural assumptions, into your teaching.

Wednesday, July 12th

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Wednesday, July 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Summer Institute: Best Practices for Evaluating Teaching

Date:
Wednesday, July 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The quality of instruction has a profound impact on student learning.  But is your department or school accurately measuring teaching effectiveness?  How do student ratings of instruction impact the retention of minority faculty in your department? In this workshop—designed for department chairs, school directors and DFSC members— you will examine recent research about the biases…

Photoshop: Selection

Date:
Wednesday, July 12th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools. Registration is required.

Thursday, July 13th

Excel: Level 1

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

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation.  Registration is required.

Monday, July 17th

Summer Institute – Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Engagement through Active Learning and Formative Assessment

Date:
Monday, July 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Research shows that millennial college students prefer to learn in classroom environments that are hands-on, discussion based, technology enriched, and active in nature. It’s a dramatically different approach than what we, as students, probably experienced. In this workshop, you’ll examine the benefits of using active learning strategies as opposed to traditional teaching methods. You’ll identify…

Tuesday, July 18th

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, July 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 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…

Wednesday, July 19th

Summer Institute: Motivate All Students

Date:
Wednesday, July 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Motivation is a key factor in helping students to learn. Very little, if any, learning take place if students don’t have a reason to engage with course material. A further challenge: There’s not one method of motivation that works with all students, all the time. This workshop will look at a variety of motivational theories…

Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

Date:
Wednesday, July 19th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get an overview of the workflow of creating a single complex (but not too complex!) image. See how a number of tools interact to create a single finished work.  Registration is required.

Thursday, July 20th

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Thursday, July 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values.  Registration is required.

Monday, July 24th

Summer Institute: Introduction to ReggieNet

Date:
Monday, July 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get a complete tour of ReggieNet, Illinois State’s learning management system, and its popular tools. Gain valuable ideas about ways to enhance your students’ learning experiences. You will leave this workshop with the basic skills to add learning materials, activities, and assessments to your individualized ReggieNet course site. Lunch is provided. A stipend is available…

Summer Institute: Stress in Academia

Date:
Monday, July 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stress in academia is a daunting reality. The ability to identify and manage stress can make the difference between professional success and personal neglect. Too often educators fail to acknowledge increased stress levels and properly balance self-care while concentrating on the institution of higher education. Occupational and personal stress poses a threat to physical health,…

Tuesday, July 25th

OneNote: Introduction (Online)

Date:
Tuesday, July 25th
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 basics features of OneNote, how…

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 25th
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.

Wednesday, July 26th

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Tests and Quizzes

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Test & Quizzes tool in ReggieNet. Learn the options available for different types of assessments, explore different question types, and how to use Question Pools. We will also discuss instructional strategies for promoting academic integrity. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants.…

Summer Institute: The Collaboration Classroom Theory and Practice

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome to Illinois State University’s newest teaching and learning space, the Collaborative Learning Classroom in Milner Library.  During this all-day session, you will explore theories of collaborative and cooperative learning, experience collaborative and cooperative learning first-hand, and consider how you can integrate these kinds of learning in to your teaching. Get an introduction to the…

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Assignments

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore how to make best use of the Assignments tool in ReggieNet, as well as other methods for providing feedback to students. You will learn how to create group and peer-reviewed assignments, as well as how to download all student assignments at once. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration…

Summer Institute: Your Classroom Technology Policy

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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…

Clickers: Introduction

Date:
Wednesday, July 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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, July 31st

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Communication

Date:
Monday, July 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Maximize your ability to communicate with students and encourage student interaction through a number of tools, including Forums, Announcements, and Chat. Learn how to have ReggieNet automatically create discussion groups. You’ll also see how to grade discussions by forum, topic or message. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is…

Summer Institute: When Students Can’t Write

Date:
Monday, July 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s a common refrain: “My students can’t write!” What’s a professor to do? Most of us understand the need to graduate students who can write well; we also understand that it is our responsibility to help them learn to do so.  But how can we do that without short-changing other aspects of our courses?  In…

Summer Institute: ReggieNet Content and Organization

Date:
Monday, July 31st
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool. This powerful tool allows you to integrate resources from across your ReggieNet site (Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums) into online lessons. Design lessons that require students to complete goals before they can proceed to the next stage. You will also learn how…