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Monday, February 3rd

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, February 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mental health issues are the fourth largest reason students leave Illinois State University.  In fact, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.…

Tuesday, February 4th

Cancelled: Excel: Level 1

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not…

Wednesday, February 5th

Create Universally Designed PowerPoints

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will show how to leverage PowerPoint to create universally designed course materials so that students may experience all your lessons have to offer. Attendees will learn to choose appropriate templates, add alt text to images, and utilize best practices for audio and video content as well as charts and graphs. Registration is required.…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
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. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning…

Thursday, February 6th

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 6th
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. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning…

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 6th
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…

Monday, February 10th

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, February 10th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.…

Tuesday, February 11th

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Tuesday, February 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Tuesday, February 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create compelling media with Adobe Spark-- a browser-based, mobile-friendly graphic design app. Discover how students can use this free tool to craft social media, web pages, and short videos as part of a presentation or other learning project. You’ll get a chance to practice with Spark, explore its different uses, and become aware of important…

Wednesday, February 12th

Future Professors Development Circle

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

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…

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

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

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. You’ll get a chance to practice with colleagues and identify campus resources to draw upon. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in…

Thursday, February 13th

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, February 13th
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…

Monday, February 17th

Cancelled: Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Monday, February 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Tuesday, February 18th

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 18th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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 19th

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Discover the many teaching strategies available through ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system. This special clinic is designed for maximum flexibility—you drive the discussion and pick the topics you wish to explore. CTLT’s staff of instructional experts will then guide you with hands-on opportunities and plenty of examples. Topics include but are not…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
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. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning…

Thursday, February 20th

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
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. Topics are based on chapters from Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning…

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
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.

Monday, February 24th

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, February 24th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You have a lot of important stuff to say on your website. Getting people to read your website can be a challenge. Walls of text, long sentences, and big words prevent users from finding the information you want them to know. This course teaches you simple tricks to turn your ice-cold website content into fire-hot…

Tuesday, February 25th

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the power of this easy-to-use video editing tool! Adobe Premiere Rush distills its more full-featured cousin into an agile, intuitive app for both desktop and mobile devices. Learn the basics of cutting, color correcting, and adding text to your videos, as well as how to save and upload files to share with your class.…

Wednesday, February 26th

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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 is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

Thursday, February 27th

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Thursday, February 27th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Friday, February 28th

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better…