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Williams Hall

Location:
Williams Hall 303 S. School Street
Normal, IL

Past Events

November 2016

Leadership Workshop: Conflict Style

Date:
Wednesday, November 16th 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Students can explore their conflict style and how it informs who they are as a leader.

April 2018

Economics Awards Banquet

Date:
Friday, April 20th 2018
Time:
11:45 am - 2:00 pm

The Economics Department will host its annual award banquet April 20.  Leslie McGranahan from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will provide a presentation.

August 2018

Study Abroad First Steps

Start:
Monday, August 27th 2018
3:30 pm
End:
Monday, December 3rd 2018
4:00 pm

Attend one of our First Steps sessions! These informational meetings are held three times per week, every week during the school year where you can learn how to get started exploring study abroad opportunities. These sessions are a great introduction, as they cover the basics of a first appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor without having to make an appointment! By attending these sessions you will learn: How to navigate the Study Abroad website How to find classes How to…

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Monday, August 27th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Wednesday, August 29th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

Applied Econometrics Workshop

Date:
Thursday, August 30th 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Timothy Harris from the Department of Economic will present at the Applied Econometrics Workshop.  The title of his presentation is "Do SNAP Work Requirements Work?"  This topic examines the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and how work requirements affect eligibility, and other economic benefits.

September 2018

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, September 6th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

October 2018

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, October 18th 2018
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

February 2019

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, February 1st 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan the Asian Heritage week for 2019.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

September 2019

Pre-Professional Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th 2019
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pre-professional information sessions for freshman and new transfer students interested in pursing a pre-professional career path.

October 2019

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, October 4th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan upcoming events.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

November 2019

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, November 1st 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan upcoming events and to talk with our Spring 2019 scholarship winners who will present their experiences studying Asian culture.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, November 1st 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting

January 2020

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, January 6th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore how to set up and make the best use of ReggieNet’s Gradebook Tool—including new features introduced for the 2019-2020 semester. Learn how to use categories, weighted grades, and control what your students see when they check their grades. At the end of this one-hour workshop, you’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes! Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend…

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, January 7th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New to teaching at Illinois State? Or need a refresher on ReggieNet? This workshop packs a lot in just two hours: Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Rubrics Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 7th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, is finally here! This special clinic will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Rubrics Clinic

Date:
Thursday, January 9th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, is finally here! This special clinic will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, January 9th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New to teaching at Illinois State? Or need a refresher on ReggieNet? This workshop packs a lot in just two hours: Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 10th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore how to set up and make the best use of ReggieNet’s Gradebook Tool—including new features introduced for the 2019-2020 semester. Learn how to use categories, weighted grades, and control what your students see when they check their grades. At the end of this one-hour workshop, you’ll leave prepared to use the Gradebook on your first day of classes! Faculty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend…

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, January 21st 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 21st 2020
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.

Create Documents Accessible to All Students

Date:
Wednesday, January 22nd 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a step-by-step approach to the creation of digital documents and other accessible content. You will leave this workshop with tips and tricks for creating emails, documents, and media that are universally designed for all students. Learn about basic formatting, images, color contrast, and the best way save PDFs files using Acrobat Pro. Bring your own documents for the question and answer session. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, January 23rd 2020
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. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Friday, January 24th 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Friday, January 24th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, January 27th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Monday, January 27th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, January 28th 2020
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.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Tuesday, January 28th 2020
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

PowerPoint

Date:
Wednesday, January 29th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get an overview on this presentation software’s basic tools and functions. You will learn to work with text, images, slide layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and more. This class is suitable for those who are entirely new to PowerPoint or for those who would like a refresher.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, January 29th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, January 30th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Thursday, January 30th 2020
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 content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, January 31st 2020
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 in the classroom and in the workplace. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this discussion. Registration is required. CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity seminars…

February 2020

Mental Health First Aid

Date:
Monday, February 3rd 2020
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. During this two-day training, you will learn the ALGEE five-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a…

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Create Universally Designed PowerPoints

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th 2020
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. Note: Participants should already be comfortable using PowerPoint before attending this workshop. For workshops covering PowerPoint basics, visit CTLT’s Technology Short Courses page.

Photoshop: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 6th 2020
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 how to professionally color correct an image.

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, February 10th 2020
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. Registration is required.

Adobe Spark

Date:
Tuesday, February 11th 2020
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 considerations in terms of accessibility. Registration is required.

Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Date:
Thursday, February 13th 2020
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 use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools.

Cancelled: Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Monday, February 17th 2020
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.

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, February 18th 2020
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 to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 20th 2020
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 poll an audience.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Thursday, February 20th 2020
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 your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop.

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Thursday, February 20th 2020
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.

Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, February 24th 2020
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 content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th 2020
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. Registration is required.

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th 2020
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.

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Thursday, February 27th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

LSW/LCSW Exam Prep Course

Date:
Friday, February 28th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The School of Social Work is offering its annual LSW/LCSW exam prep course. Illinois State University is one of the very few Central Illinois locations to offer such a comprehensive preparation course. Taught by Illinois State School of Social Work emeritus Professor Dr. Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, the licensing review course will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, February 28, and conclude 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, February 29, on the campus of Illinois State University in Williams Hall room 001F. This is…

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, February 28th 2020
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 understanding of the psychological impact these types of communications can have on others and how best to respond when a microaggression occurs. Participants are welcome…

March 2020

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Monday, March 2nd 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th 2020
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.

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Thursday, March 5th 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Thursday, March 5th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

OUCampus

Date:
Tuesday, March 17th 2020
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.

Close Captioning Your Videos

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how to create closed-captioned course videos using Screencast-O-Matic and YouTube.  Attendees will also learn how to share those videos on ReggieNet through the Office 365 video channel.  There will be a time for Q & A at the end of the workshop. Note: Participants should already be comfortable using Screencast-O-Matic before attending this workshop. Registration is required. Note: Participants should already be comfortable using Screencast-O-Matic Pro before attending this workshop. For workshops covering Screencast-O-Matic basics, visit CTLT’s Technology Short…

ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Meaningful Dialogue

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 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 an environment that is safe, inclusive, and includes the expectation that students act in a mutually respectful manner towards each other. This workshop falls under…

AsiaConnect General Meeting

Date:
Friday, March 20th 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

AsiaConnect general meeting for all members to discuss and plan upcoming events.  AsiaConnect is an association of ISU faculty, staff, and Bloomington-Normal community members.

Cancelled: Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, March 20th 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your identities. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to analyze how privilege and power exist and function in U.S. culture and how…

Cancelled: Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Monday, March 23rd 2020
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.

Cancelled: Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Tuesday, March 24th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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 content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Cancelled: Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Cancelled: Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Cancelled: OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Cancelled: Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Date:
Thursday, March 26th 2020
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.

Cancelled: OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Thursday, March 26th 2020
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 to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.

Cancelled: InDesign: Introduction

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st 2020
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.

April 2020

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Cancelled: Provide Meaningful Feedback to International Student Writers

Date:
Friday, April 3rd 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore how to effectively work with the multilingual writers found in diverse college classrooms. In this workshop, we will discuss optimal ways to respond to second language writers in order to help international students to gain skills to succeed in the United States. Participants will also leave the workshop with ideas and resources for meaningful writing tasks and effective feedback strategies that they can develop and implement in their classrooms. Registration is required. This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact…

Cancelled: Creating Classroom Culture for International Students’ Success

Date:
Friday, April 10th 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating an open, respectful community is key to helping all students, especially international students, experience 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. Registration is required. This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

Cancelled: SoftChalk Create

Date:
Wednesday, April 15th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk Lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet.

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Thursday, April 16th 2020
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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

Cancelled: About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Date:
Thursday, April 16th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using the newly updated About.IllinoisState customized web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

Date:
Monday, April 20th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Tuesday, April 21st 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Cancelled: Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

Cancelled: OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 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. Registration is required.

Cancelled: Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
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.

Cancelled: Improve Your Website Content

Date:
Monday, April 27th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 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 hot-fire content that’s easy to read, conversational, and not so blah. Registration is required.

Cancelled: ReggieNet: Instructional Clinic

Date:
Tuesday, April 28th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 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 limited to: communication through ReggieNet (the Email, Messages, and Announcements tools), fostering discussions through the Forums tool, using the Lessons tool, the Assignments and Tests…

August 2021

New Faculty Orientation: Equity in the College Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, August 10th 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Inclusive teaching refers to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all. In this session, we will discuss how we can integrate these practices into our teaching so that students can be successful. We will also discuss the “equity-minded syllabus” and consider how this classroom tool can be used to, welcome students to the course, demystify the course experience, and validate their ability…

Communication and Teaching Clarity

Date:
Wednesday, August 11th 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Teacher clarity refers to organized and intentional teaching. When teachers are transparent about their expectations, students can plan, set goals, and evaluate their own progress towards those goals. In this session, participants will discuss how they can plan effective communication strategies that promote students’ academic success. All NFO sessions are voluntary for new instructors. Registration is required.

September 2021

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, September 1st 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st through 4th years of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about teaching, surviving and thriving in the academy. No registration is required for these events. Sessions repeat each week, so choose to attend on either Wednesday or Thursday. For the Fall 2021 semester, participants may join us in Williams Hall 326 or via Zoom. A link for Zoom…

Early Career Professional Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, September 2nd 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st through 4th years of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about teaching, surviving and thriving in the academy. No registration is required for these events. Sessions repeat each week, so choose to attend on either Wednesday or Thursday. For the Fall 2021 semester, participants may join us in Williams Hall 326 or via Zoom. A link for Zoom…

February 2022

Developing Mentoring Relationships

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

One overlooked and underestimated avenue for professional development is one-on-one mentoring relationships. The goal of a mentoring relationship is for a more experienced professional to connect with a newcomer, introducing them to several aspects of the institution and helping them to grow professionally in that structure. Mentors also can learn a great deal from their mentees, who bring fresh ideas and contagious enthusiasm. Mentoring situations happen informally and naturally but can also be a more structured and intentional relationship. This…

March 2022

Safe Zone for Instructors

Date:
Thursday, March 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

LGBTQ+ youth, including college students, are vastly more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, bullying, and domestic violence than their peers. It’s important that we make our classrooms environments where all our students feel seen, heard, and respected, as well as places where they feel safe to express themselves. This is sometimes easier said than done, however, and many instructors feel ill-equipped to talk about LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom.    Safe Zone-style workshops take several forms, and this program is tailored specifically…

May 2022

Safe Zone

Date:
Wednesday, May 18th
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth (including college students) are vastly more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, bullying, and domestic violence than their peers, and so it’s important that we make our classrooms an environment where all our students feel seen, heard, and respected, as well as places where they feel safe to express themselves. This is sometimes easier said than done, however, and many instructors feel ill-equipped to talk about LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom. Safe Zone-style workshops take several forms,…

June 2022

Teaching Civic Skills through Deliberative Dialogues

Date:
Wednesday, June 15th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Dialogue and Deliberation are innovative processes that help people come together across differences to tackle our most challenging problems” (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation). Incorporating these processes into the curriculum of college courses gives students opportunities to develop skills to productively engage with society's challenging problems in authentic ways. In this workshop, course instructors will learn about deliberative pedagogies and how they can be used to teach the civic skills of investigating social issues, exploring perspectives, and gaining a…