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August 2017

CTLT Fall Kickoff

Date:
Friday, August 25th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate your first week of teaching with the CTLT Fall Kickoff! Pizza, camaraderie, and professional development starts at 11:30 a.m. Get a preview of new and returning fall workshops. We’ll be discussing incorporating special events on campus in your teaching and using mindfulness to center ourselves as educators and human beings. Stop by when you can. No registration is necessary. Short Presentations She Kills Monsters: Theatre, Dungeons & Dragons, and Your Classroom Noon to 12:15 p.m. Janet Wilson, Theatre and…

University Teaching Award Portfolio Circles

Date:
Friday, August 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 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. No registration is required.  The August 25 session is especially tailored for graduate student award nominees, but all are welcome to attend. From 2 p.m. to 3…

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, August 28th
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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Monday, August 28th
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 learn more.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, August 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 29th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We…

eLearning à la Carte: Explore Resources at Illinois State

Date:
Tuesday, August 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore the full range of resources available to support the eLearning experiences of your students and to save you time in designing your course. You’ll learn about resources supported by Illinois State and determine which ones to incorporate in your curriculum. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each…

September 2017

Teaching Triage

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

The start of the semester can often be a source of anxiety for inexperienced graduate instructors. Feeling overwhelmed? Worried you got off on the wrong foot with your students? Not sure what to do next? This one-hour workshop provides a judgment-free zone for graduate students to discuss concerns about teaching or being a teaching assistant. Learn tricks of the trade and get support from experienced graduate instructors who remember what it is like to be new and confused. No registration…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, September 1st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. These special sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, September 8th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Embracing the role of “content novice” There are many ways to “teach,” but the best teachers take into account how students learn.  In this session we will talk about teaching so students will learn. 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…

Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date:
Monday, September 11th
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 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 a student with ASD might need in a college classroom setting and explore strategies to help students be successful in your classroom. Hear accounts from…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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.

eLearning à la Carte: Web-Enhance Your Traditional Course

Date:
Tuesday, September 12th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Enhance your traditional course by posting information and resources, delivering content, and fostering student interaction online. In this session, you’ll create an outline of components you typically include in your traditional course. Then, using this outline, you’ll be able to create a plan to organize and manage information, evaluate student learning, supplement in-class materials, interact with students beyond time and space limitations. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series…

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
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 learn more.

Incorporating Theatre in Your Course

Date:
Thursday, September 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This fall, the School of Theatre and Dance will be presenting the play She Kills Monster by Qui Nguyen. It is the story of Agnes, a young teacher trying to come to terms with the death of her teenaged sister, Tilly. In order to better understand who her sister was, Agnes enters into the strange world of Tilly’s beloved hobby, the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. The play deals with issues of grief and loss, sexuality, disability, and trying to…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning? To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning? To be able to retrieve and apply knowledge effectively, students much make accurate and meaningful connections between pieces of knowledge. How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, September 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Switching gears from expert to learner Instructors should thing of themselves as learners rather than as experts. Authority in the classroom doesn't come only, or even mostly, from perfect knowledge 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…

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Monday, September 25th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to build and manage advanced Formstack features. You will learn more about logic features and form/field security and authentication. Completion of basic Formstack training is recommended. Registration is required.

eLearning à la Carte: Prepare Your Course Overview and Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, September 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore methods you can use to help learners get off to a successful start in the course. You will create a draft orientation lesson and welcome letter during this workshop. You’ll leave this session able to explain the importance of providing learners clear instructions. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is hands-on and…

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure

Date:
Wednesday, September 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Get a clear picture of the road ahead on your journey towards promotion and tenure. Join Associate Provost Jim Jawahar for a special discussion that focuses on research and other issues related to the promotion process. Learn strategies for organizing materials for your tenure documents, and explore what it takes to get a manuscript published (hint: start now!). This event is designed especially for early career faculty, although all tenure-track faculty members are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

October 2017

Strategies to Address the Challenges of Female Educators

Date:
Tuesday, October 3rd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Women as educators in higher education often face stressors that their male colleagues do not. This can include being stereotyped, challenges establishing authority in the classroom, facing obstacles or opposition from students, and issues in forming connections or relationships with students. This workshop will empower you to assist yourself or women who face challenges in the classroom based on their gender, and focus on the importance of networking with women in academia. Registration is required. Facilitator: Shelly Clevenger, Criminal Justice…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

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

What factors motivate students to learn? Motivation plays a critical role in determining the quality of learning behaviors in which students engage. We’ll look at different types of student motivation as well as strategies for establishing the value of a learning goal or activity. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, October 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What factors motivate students to learn? Motivation plays a critical role in determining the quality of learning behaviors in which students engage. We’ll look at different types of student motivation as well as strategies for establishing the value of a learning goal or activity. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, October 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building credibility in the classroom Let’s face it, teaching outside of the comfort zone is more the rule than the exception. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies that help you build confidence and classroom credibility. 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…

eLearning à la Carte: Design Focused and Effective Online Learning Outcomes

Date:
Tuesday, October 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Examine different taxonomies that are useful in creating outcomes that are measurable, precise, and clear. You’ll analyze course- and module-level objectives for a course you are teaching and make revisions to improve, as necessary. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each eLearning a la Carte workshop is limited…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Wednesday, October 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Overcoming Stress in Academia

Date:
Wednesday, October 11th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stress in academia is a daunting reality. Too often educators fail to acknowledge increased stress levels and properly balance self-care while concentrating on the institution of higher education. This workshop presents an overview of managing stress and demonstrates how to apply various self-care approaches in everyday practice. The importance of identifying and overcoming different levels of stress will be discussed to create a relaxed mind, body, and soul. Proven techniques and strategies will be shared to set participants on the…

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, October 12th
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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, October 12th
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 learn more.

Design and Implement a Faculty-Lead Study Abroad Program

Date:
Tuesday, October 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop, facilitated by the Office of International Students and Programs, provides an overview of the study abroad process and its foundational concepts. Learn about the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director and learn how to develop your own study abroad program. You’ll become familiar with instructional methods and assessment techniques specific to facilitating learning abroad. Registration is required. Facilitators: Samantha Potempa, International Studies and Programs, Erin Mikulec, School of Teaching and Learning

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, October 18th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students develop mastery? Goal-directed practice and explicit feedback contribute to student mastery. We need to be aware that our own competence can sometimes blind us to the complexity of our subject matter. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics for the Fall 2017…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, October 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students develop mastery? Goal-directed practice and explicit feedback contribute to student mastery. We need to be aware that our own competence can sometimes blind us to the complexity of our subject matter. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics for the Fall 2017…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, October 20th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thinking on Your Feet Learn tactics for reaching unresponsive students, maintaining discussion, and offers tips for introducing new topics in a lively style. 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 support from…

eLearning à la Carte: Design a Syllabus Your Students Will Read

Date:
Tuesday, October 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Identify the major components that should be included in your syllabus. In this workshop, you’ll will draft a syllabus that combines recommendations of University Curriculum Committee and best practices for eLearning. The result: a document that will clarify expectations and guide students through the learning process. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is…

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, October 30th
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. Registration is required.

Formstack Advanced

Date:
Monday, October 30th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to build and manage advanced Formstack features. You will learn more about logic features and form/field security and authentication. Completion of basic Formstack training is recommended. Registration is required.

November 2017

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why do student development and course climate matter for student learning? The climates we create in our classrooms have direct implications for student learning. Classrooms are never neutral spaces, they always impact student learning for good or ill. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, November 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why do student development and course climate matter for student learning? The climates we create in our classrooms have direct implications for student learning. Classrooms are never neutral spaces, they always impact student learning for good or ill. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics…

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teaching students you don’t understand When students don’t share your cultural background, lifestyle, or assumptions about how to behave in a classroom, you may face challenges to your credibility. This session will help you learn how to build your credibility as you gauge your students’ perspectives and learning. 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,…

eLearning à la Carte: Create Consistent Navigation through Sequencing and Chunking

Date:
Tuesday, November 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Develop navigation that is consistent, logical, and efficient. Learn how to use techniques like sequencing and chunking to create the hierarchy, labels, and layout for your course. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the workshop. CTLT’s eLearning à la Carte series can help you design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each eLearning a la Carte workshop is limited to 20 faculty members. These interactive sessions…

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students become self-directed learners? Students need to develop a variety of metacognitive processes before they can become self-directed learners. Learn how to incorporate the hard work of self-regulation into your classroom. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics for the Fall 2017 Early-Career…

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
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 learn more.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do students become self-directed learners? Students need to develop a variety of metacognitive processes before they can become self-directed learners. Learn how to incorporate the hard work of self-regulation into your classroom. CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. The topics for the Fall 2017 Early-Career…

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Thursday, November 16th
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.  

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Friday, November 17th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Preparing to teach a new topic and a new course Knowing how to prepare to teach a new course, understanding how much to prepare, deciding how to present yourself, evaluating how to be the best instructor for the students you have, are some of the things we’ll be discussing in this last session. 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…