The long, hot summer is over. Autumn has arrived. Now’s a perfect time to take a stroll across the Quad and over to the ITDC Building, home of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

This week, we offer events and workshops to help you improve how you communicate with students–through visual and spoken media, and face-to-face in the classroom.

Micro Workshops: Voice Performance, Flip Your Course, Accessing Prior Knowledge
Monday, October 21 • 12-1 p.m.

Three quick workshops in only one hour!  No registration required. Come for one or all of them. The first session begins at noon, and the others will follow at 20 minute increments.

Voice Performance for Professors: Gain confidence and learn how to create compelling and informative voiceovers for various kinds of media presentations.

Flip Communication in Your Course: Want to increase idea generation and sharing among your students? We’ll highlight the strategies and techniques that are simple, effective and relevant to all course formats.

Activating Prior Knowledge: Explore one of the 7 Effective Principles for Smart Teaching, “Activating Prior Knowledge.” Get ideas on how to activate and organize students’ prior knowledge in ways that will enhance their learning of new content and ideas.

SoftChalk Lesson Builder
Monday, October 21 • 1-4 p.m.

SoftChalk is a powerful web lesson editor that lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. The lessons created in SoftChalk can be easily imported into your ReggieNet courses. Learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. Registration required.

Future Professors Professional Development Circle
Wednesday, October 23 — OR — Thursday, October 24 • 12-1 p.m.

Designed specifically at graduate students, this series of meetings will you prepare for a career in the academy. This semester will explore how an understanding of students’ learning habits can help make us better teachers. Participants can come for either the Wednesday or Thursday session. No registration required.

Photoshop CS6: Part 1
Thursday, October 24 • 1-4 p.m.

Get an overview of this popular and powerful imaging software, including a look at basic tools and concepts. Learn to work with raster graphics, using the Toolbox and other commands, and various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class ends with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image. Registration required.