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Monday, January 4th

Nearpod: Getting Started

Date:
Monday, January 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 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.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, January 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 5th

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Zoom: Breakout Rooms Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore using Zoom’s breakout rooms feature to create group learning experiences during your live class session. Learn how to pre-assign students to specific breakout groups and discuss strategies for managing students’ experiences before, during, and after breakout room activities. This workshop will focus exclusively on this tool – for more general knowledge, consider the broader…

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Tuesday, January 5th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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. This brief introduction will get you started using the tool for the coming semester. Registration is required.

Wednesday, January 6th

University-Wide Teaching and Learning Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, January 6th
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s theme, Civic Engagement in Extraordinary Times, examines one of Illinois State University’s core values in an era of unprecedented pressure on our social, political, and educational lives. What roles should institutions of higher education play in their communities? How are we as an institution encouraging students to become informed, engaged, and responsible members…

Thursday, January 7th

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

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.

Nearpod: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 7th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Friday, January 8th

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Microsoft Stream

Date:
Friday, January 8th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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. This brief introduction will get you started using the tool for the coming semester. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Friday, January 8th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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…

Monday, January 18th

Dive Deeper into Nearpod for Student Engagement

Date:
Monday, January 18th
Time:
12:00 pm

Keeping students engaged in class is on the forefront of instructors’ minds as we continue to engage in pandemic pedagogy. Fortunately, ISU instructors now have the Nearpod interactive teaching-learning tool available to help them achieve their teaching goals. In this blended workshop, designed as the next step for instructors who have participated in the Nearpod:…

Monday, January 25th

Asynchronous Communication to Enhance Student Engagement + Problem Solving Workshop

Date:
Monday, January 25th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A major concern about teaching during the pandemic is how to effectively communicate with students when teaching a completely asynchronous course. This workshop focuses on asynchronous communication strategies to amplify course rhythms and improve student engagement in the course. At the end of the session, participants will have learned various approaches for: 1) course design…

Wednesday, January 27th

Teaching into the Void

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Imagine standing before your class, only to discover your students are wearing blank, featureless masks. That’s the frustrating situation many of us encountered during the shift to remote instruction following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This workshop will explore two questions: 1) How can we gently encourage students to engage in class with their…

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many instructors may be concerned about how to respond to the current social/political climate.  Whether this is your first time participating or you would like a refresher in how to respond, in this workshop we will discuss strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students…

Thursday, January 28th

Asynchronous Communication to Enhance Student Engagement + Problem Solving Workshop

Date:
Thursday, January 28th
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A major concern about teaching during the pandemic is how to effectively communicate with students when teaching a completely asynchronous course. This workshop focuses on asynchronous communication strategies to amplify course rhythms and improve student engagement in the course. At the end of the session, participants will have learned various approaches for: 1) course design…

Friday, January 29th

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, January 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias…