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May 2021

Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric (Synchronous Workshop)

Date:
Wednesday, May 12th
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and how to use it to review an online course. This internationally recognized workshop includes hands-on activities designed to help you discover how to continuously improve an online course so that it meets research-based standards of high quality. This one-day experience will be held via Zoom. Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this workshop free of charge to…

Using Digital Humanities Tools in the Classroom – Part 1 (Introduction)

Date:
Thursday, May 13th

Digital humanities projects can be simple or complex and can be incorporated into the classroom using a variety of tools. Participants will learn how to plan and execute digital exhibits, digital mapping, and data visualization projects using tools that are relatively simple to teach and easy to incorporate into learning environments. The workshop will cover the following: Basic and intermediate tools Ideas for projects Methods for getting started and creating effective assignments Resources and techniques for finding images, data sets,…

Making Course Materials More Affordable for Students

Date:
Thursday, May 13th

The ever-increasing cost of textbooks is making it more challenging for college students to afford necessary class resources, and the increase in virtual learning due to COVID has magnified the issue. While all students pursuing a college degree are affected by textbook costs, the impact is greater for some students than others. This workshop will examine the conditions that have led to the rising cost of materials and explore resources that are available to instructors who want to make their…

Reinvent Your Course for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Date:
Friday, May 14th
Time:
12:00 pm

Preparing students to live and work in our very complex world, one of the keys to the core value of Diversity and Inclusion in Educate - Connect - Elevate depends upon incorporating diverse content, curriculum, and perspectives in courses and being mindful of the diverse ways people communicate and learn. Faculty can foster cultural competence through their participation in Reinvent Your Course for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  With reflection on course content and the ways in which that content is…

Using Digital Humanities Tools in the Classroom – Part 2 (Application)

Date:
Thursday, May 20th

Intended to build on skills developed in part one of Using Digital Humanities Tools in the Classroom, participants will extend their experience using digital exhibits, digital mapping, or data visualization platforms. Participants will focus on creating an action plan using one of these tools, while continuing to experiment with their chosen platform. Participants will be asked to attend a synchronous instruction session focused on their selected area of development—choosing from digital exhibits, digital mapping, or data visualization. Participants will also…

Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Date:
Tuesday, May 25th

Scalar is a free multimedia publishing website that allows authors to create and share digital scholarship online. Scalar makes it easy to integrate text and media, and includes easy to use features such as visualizations, mapping, and timelines. Scalar is a suitable platform for group projects for online classes, as well as a good entry tool for digital humanities work. This workshop provides an overview of Scalar’s functions and as a potential tool for collaborative classroom projects. Registration is required…

Build Confidence in Creating Inclusive Course Materials

Date:
Thursday, May 27th

This workshop will provide participants with important and usable knowledge to help support students with disabilities in higher education. The presenters will provide step-by- step guidance through various ways to improve the curation and creation of digital course content. During the asynchronous component, participants will watch several short videos and browse short tutorials that share tips and tricks for choosing documents and media universally designed for all students. They will also create a draft plan to update materials for one…

Design Your Online Course

Date:
Friday, May 28th

The Design Your Online Course workshop provides a framework to design an online course. In this asynchronous workshop, we will explore a sample course site, draft a communication plan and one module of a course we plan to teach, and complete a Course Development Plan. This workshop is recommended for faculty and instructors who are new to online teaching—there are no prerequisites. Registration is required by May 28th. Normally, this workshop costs $200 through Quality Matters™. As a service to…

Learning and Refining from Pandemic Teaching: Finding the Goldilocks Zone

Date:
Monday, May 31st

The 2020-21 academic year forced us to change what we did in many of the courses we teach.  Some of these changes supported student learning and improved our course, but others were less successful for a large variety of reasons. We were forced to change our teaching, but now we have the opportunity to reflect, build from the successes of pandemic teaching, and learn from the difficulties to improve student success in our courses. We have a chance begin to…

June 2021

Increase Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement with Nearpod, Padlet, Flipgrid, and EdPuzzle

Date:
Tuesday, June 1st

Interested in increasing engagement in your course (both synchronously and asynchronously)? In this two-part workshop, we will focus on four university-supported tools for increasing engagement: Nearpod, Padlet, Flipgrid, and EdPuzzle. We will leverage blended learning pedagogy and determine which tools and features align with your course goals to facilitate student learning. Registration is required by June 1st. Participants will receive a $100 stipend for successfully completing this course.

Towards Racial Equity: Pedagogy, Praxis, Possibility

Date:
Thursday, June 3rd

The social, political, cultural climate in the United States has sparked essential conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and the movement for Black lives and the "Stop Asian Hate" movement. Many educators, activists, and organizers continue to advocate for structural changes to address historical racial inequities in all fields, disciplines, industries, and sectors. By strategically designing curricula grounded in and modeled after anti-racist principles, instructors and students can discuss social and political issues…

Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process

Date:
Monday, June 7th

Eighty-four percent of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them to connect the assignment with their true interests. This workshop will explore how instructors can use autonomy-supportive teaching strategies and authentic learning to approach the research process, helping students understand that research is personal and can be engaging and exciting,…

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, June 7th

Mental health issues are a primary reason that students leave Illinois State University, and COVID-19 has intensified mental health and other concerns for many people. 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. During this training, you will learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help…

Help Students Develop a Professional Persona in the Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, June 8th

This workshop will focus on the development of soft skills and professionalism in a classroom setting that parallels the students’ career in the same field. Participants will work with each other, and possibly others in their field, to brainstorm how these desired behaviors can be incorporated into the classroom and become part of the students’ professional identity/personal brand. Participants will leave this workshop with ways to handle and assess professional personality in the classroom, including all-encompassing behaviors such as timeliness,…

Navigating the Information Landscape

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

With so much technology at our fingertips, our society has become inundated with information. This has left students in a challenging position, susceptible to fake news and unsure how to find and use reliable, scholarly sources. This workshop will provide instructors with strategies and tools to help students evaluate the resources they interact with, both when working on assignments and in their daily lives. We'll cover how to approach our changing information landscape and discover strategies for helping students understand…

Academic Integrity: Prevention, Detection, and Reporting

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

What do you do when a student says, “…but I didn’t know I couldn’t copy that?” Participants will first complete a series of asynchronous modules in ReggieNet exploring how Student Conduct and Community Responsibilities, a part of the Dean of Students Office, engages faculty and students in conversations around academic integrity, and what you (and our students) can expect meeting with our staff. These modules will cover why reporting is critical and how SCCR staff members address these incidents. We…

Creative Student Protest

Date:
Thursday, June 10th

Throughout the world, students have often been both the leaders and demonstrators in movements to enact liberatory change, often within the context of an institutional setting. These movements have often made use of creativity, both in tactics and in symbolism, and have inspired the wider worlds of activism and art. In this workshop, we’ll learn how students have used creativity as a tool in their activism.  We will then work together to generate ideas and artwork that can be used…

Exploring Curiosity as a Tool to Engage Students with Course Content

Date:
Wednesday, June 16th

Studies show that curiosity is a critical motivator in learning, particularly because it is key to bridging the zone of proximal learning. However, information saturation and the processes by which we access information in the Internet Age are diametrically opposed to the processes by which curiosity is nurtured. The pedagogical need is significant: for faculty to find ways to re-awaken dormant curiosity or to spark curiosity in students when educational malaise and apathy seems more prevalent among our students than…