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July 2019

Studio Glass

Date:
Monday, July 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring the classroom whiteboard to your digital learning space with Studio Glass, an easy-to-use, self-service recording studio at CTLT. Studio Glass uses lightboard technology that allows you to write and draw on screen while speaking directly into camera. You’ll cover the basics of how to create video lessons for flipped, blended, and fully online teaching situations. Explore proven practices for planning, presenting, and packaging your creations. This is a hands-on learning experience: you will work in groups to plan a…

Using Nearpod to Engage Students and Transform Teaching

Date:
Monday, July 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about Nearpod, a teaching and learning app that is quickly gaining in popularity. Nearpod can transform how you teach while also deterring students from distracting themselves with their mobile devices. You’ll explore proven ways to use this app to connect with students through those devices.  To fully participate in this session, attendees are encouraged to download the Nearpod app in advance and bring their own mobile devices to the workshop. A stipend is available for eligible participants.

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Monday, July 22nd
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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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 to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
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.

Teaching with OneNote

Date:
Wednesday, July 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

OneNote is a versatile way to organize information and collaborate with students, free and easy to access for all members of the Illinois State community. This workshop covers two basic approaches: first, discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics. Second, you will explore ways to use OneNote for project- and collaborative-based learning by creating online workspaces where students can create, share, critique, and create portfolios. Bring your…

ReggieNet: Online Discussions Using the Forums Tools

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

Do you wish your students would interact more online? Following good practices in designing online discussions can help instructors create engaging social learning in their courses.  In this workshop, you will learn the pedagogical skills needed to create engaging course discussions and the technical skills needed to use the ReggieNet Forums tool. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Establishing Successful Co-Teaching Relationships

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designed well, co-teaching experiences in the college classroom can be positive for both students and teachers, creating a dynamic of collaboration and shared purpose. However, such experiences can also have less-positive outcomes, due to lack of cohesion, planning, or communication across instructors. Join two faculty members, who have designed and sustained a successful co-teaching relationship over the last four years, to discuss student and faculty perspectives reflecting the realities of co-taught coursework. Research-informed best practices in co-teaching will be discussed along…

Photoshop: More Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
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. You’ll also briefly explore selections, adjustment layers, and other advanced tools. Registration is required.

Bringing the Dimensions of Honors to Life

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This special workshop focuses on the Honors learning framework, Illinois State’s Dimensions of Honors Learning system, and how you can apply them to your teaching. These dimensions are the skills and values that form the foundation of the learning experiences for our students: Interdisciplinary Learning, Creative Productivity, Intercultural Competence, Critical Thinking, Leadership Development, and Information Fluency.  Learn how to connect the Dimensions of Honors Learning to course content, how to create engaging learning experiences, and how to encourage Honors students to…

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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 your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop. Registration is required.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 poll an audience. Registration is required.

Improve Retention without Lowering Standards

Date:
Monday, July 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will examine the tensions between educator and students in high-stakes courses.  One way to reduce these tensions is to create a prerequisite module to ensure students have the foundation they need to be successful in the course. Participants will leave the workshop with a framework to create a module (e.g., goals, agenda, resources, teaching techniques) on ReggieNet.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom (Online Workshop)

Date:
Monday, July 29th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this online workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required. Note: This interactive session will be held online and give you a chance to experience Zoom first had. You do not need to create an…

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Monday, July 29th
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.

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. in fact, mental health issues are one of the major reason students leave Illinois State University. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. During this two-day training, you will learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people in a crisis and connect them with the…

Creating Classroom Culture for International Students’ Success

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating an open, respectful community is key to all students, especially international students, experiencing deep, powerful learning. In this workshop, you’ll discuss many of the issues international students face in the classroom. Learn to facilitate the development of both student to student and student to teacher relationships. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to negotiate power and distance in relationships to create a truly effective learning environment. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll 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 integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Online Course Design Using the Lessons Tool

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how to use the ReggieNet Lessons tool to promote student learning.  Explore design models for ReggieNet lessons that not only engage student learning but scaffold student learning by aligning the lesson with the assessments and student learning objectives.  A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Wednesday, July 31st
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 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 considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

August 2019

InDesign

Date:
Thursday, August 1st
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.

Academic Dishonesty and Student Conduct

Date:
Monday, August 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

What do you do when you hear a student say, “But I didn’t know I couldn’t copy that…?” This interactive session will demonstrate how Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, part of the Dean of Students Office, engages faculty and students in conversations around academic integrity, and what you can expect meeting with our staff (including the range of educational sanctions utilized by our staff members).  Discuss why reporting is critical and how SCCR staff address these incidents.  This session will then shift…

ReggieNet: Introduction

Date:
Monday, August 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get a complete tour of ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized 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 for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Feminist Pedagogy: Not Just for Female Educators

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Feminist pedagogy is not just for women or about women. It is a philosophy of teaching that allows instructors a framework to view, implement, and create inclusive- and egalitarian-based education. It is an approach to teaching and learning that incorporates feminist principles and values, such as equality of persons, shared knowledge, safe spaces for discussion and activism through education. This workshop will help participants to understand what feminist pedagogy is, as well as how they can incorporate it into their…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special, one-hour workshop prepares you to use the Gradebook tool in ReggieNet, Illinois State’s customized learning management system. Get hands-on experience creating gradebook entries, working with categories, and learn how to prepare your Gradebook for final grade submission at the end of the semester. You’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Online Assessments Using the Tests and Quizzes Tool

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to use the ReggieNet Tests & Quizzes tool for creating assessments that measure student learning based on the associated learning objectives.  Instructors will learn how to construct assessments using a variety of design strategies that are useful for accurately measuring student learning. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.

Talking in Class: Facilitating Authentic Classroom Conversations in Any Discipline

Date:
Thursday, August 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

For anyone who ever went to elementary or secondary school, “talking in class” has a negative connotation.  It’s the kind of thing some of us used to get in trouble for.  But for many university instructors, getting students to talk in class—to engage in authentic conversations about topics pertinent to their disciplines—is the holy grail of teaching.  Authentic classroom conversations not only reflect and inspire student engagement, but they can also support the social creation of knowledge, spur critical thinking, expose students to alternative perspectives, and promote democratic ideals.  That’s…

January 2020

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, January 8th 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the largest conversation of its kind on campus. The 2020 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium will feature dozens of presentations, panel discussions, and posters from colleagues at Illinois State. The conference theme is Intentional Technologies: Reclaiming Our Spaces. This event is open to all Illinois State faculty, staff, and graduate students, and includes a free luncheon featuring keynote speaker José Antonio Bowen, author of Teaching Naked.  Registration opens in mid-October. Find out more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Symposium