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Friday, February 1st

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get…

eLearning à la Carte: Teach with the Zoom Video Conferencing Tool

Date:
Friday, February 1st
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State University provides faculty members the ability to use Zoom, a video conferencing app for synchronous online meetings with your students. Learn how to create a free pro Zoom account, as well as tips and tricks for how to use the tools’ many options to interact and engage with your students. Registration is required.…

Monday, February 4th

OUCampus

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

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Monday, February 4th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. Please note: Qualtrics has replaced Select Survey for research. Log in to IllinoisState.Qualtrics.com to…

Cancelled: Study Abroad 101: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program

Date:
Monday, February 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Examine the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Participants will learn about the various options available for structuring a program as well as the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. Participants will also learn about academics in a study abroad program, including course selection, instructional methods, out-of-class learning opportunities, and assessment. Registration…

Tuesday, February 5th

ReggieNet: Getting Started with Lessons

Date:
Tuesday, February 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Create engaging online lessons in your course through the Lessons tool. It allows you to arrange different kinds of content items in one place, providing your students with rich learning possibilities. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to create a basic lesson, incorporating instructional materials, learning activities, and assessments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Resources Tool

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

Leverage ReggieNet’s built-in digital file repository to provide students with a media-rich experience. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to create folders for cataloging and storing digital files that can be used within and across ReggieNet courses. You’ll practice the specifics of moving, reordering, copying, soft and hard removal of files in Resources. You’ll also…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, February 5th
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 works with 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 on…

Wednesday, February 6th

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, February 6th
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.

Fulbright Scholar 101

Date:
Wednesday, February 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get an introduction to the Fulbright Scholar program. Learn about the different types of awards available and their requirements. You’ll learn how to search for the best award for your work and begin to identify an award for future application. Participants will also understand the timeline of the Fulbright application process. This workshop is for…

Thursday, February 7th

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, February 7th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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…

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, February 7th
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we…

Monday, February 11th

Facilitate Effective Student Collaboration

Date:
Monday, February 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discuss creating a collaborative learning environment and prepare students for working in groups. Topics will include creating expectations, strategies for working together, and engaging in productive conversations. Registration is required. As teachers, we face difficult decisions about how to structure peer interactions and how to assess it. CTLT’s Make Peer Learning Work series lets you…

Tuesday, February 12th

Illustrator: Making a Flyer

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

Adobe’s vector graphics editor is a companion to Photoshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic features by creating a flyer for an event. Learn how to manipulate text and images to create stunning handouts or posters for print or digital distribution. Registration is required.

Wednesday, February 13th

Camtasia: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Thursday, February 14th

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Thursday, February 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

Friday, February 15th

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get…

eLearning à la Carte: Web-Enhance Your Traditional Course

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State University provides faculty members the ability to use Zoom, a video conferencing app for synchronous online meetings with your students. Learn how to create a free pro Zoom account, as well as tips and tricks for how to use the tools’ many options to interact and engage with your students. Registration is required.…

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, February 15th
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…

Monday, February 18th

Cancelled: Study Abroad 102: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program

Date:
Monday, February 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this advanced session, participants will learn about developing the study abroad proposal, including revisions to the course syllabus. Participants will also begin working on the budget piece of the proposal. Participants will also become familiar with recruitment strategies. Successful participants will have already completed Study Abroad 101 and will have a specific destination and…

Tuesday, February 19th

InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 19th
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.

Wednesday, February 20th

ReggieNet: The Basics

Date:
Wednesday, February 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is your introduction to the basic tools necessary to work in ReggieNet. Become familiar with navigation in ReggieNet and how to use the site information display. Explore how to manage your Home site, organize your courses as favorites, and use the Site Info and syllabus tools. You’ll also to learn how to get…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, February 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 21st

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Thursday, February 21st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Small Change, Big Impact Reading Community

Date:
Thursday, February 21st
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teaching can be an isolating experience. This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the Spring semester, we…

Monday, February 25th

Manage the Collaborative Learning Process

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

Explore strategies for managing the interactions of students, particularly when the groups are not working well together. We will also discuss strategies for assessing collaborative learning. Registration is required. As teachers, we face difficult decisions about how to structure peer interactions and how to assess it. CTLT’s Make Peer Learning Work series lets you experience…

Tuesday, February 26th

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th
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…

Wednesday, February 27th

ReggieNet: Create Basic Assignments

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

Learn how to create, post, review, and grade assignments using the Assignments tool. After this hands-on workshop, you’ll feel confident about the basics and ready to consider more advance types of assignments. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Resources Tool

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leverage ReggieNet’s built-in digital file repository to provide students with a media-rich experience. In this one-hour workshop, learn how to create folders for cataloging and storing digital files that can be used within and across ReggieNet courses. You’ll practice the specifics of moving, reordering, copying, soft and hard removal of files in Resources. You’ll also…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…

ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes Basics

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore how to create assessments from scratch in the Tests & Quizzes tool or import them from other sources. You’ll get an overview of the different types of available questions, and how to adjust settings such as release and close dates, and how to give individual students more time to take a quiz. You’ll also…

Thursday, February 28th

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Discussions for spring will be based on chapters from Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science…