Discover how your colleagues across campus are putting new, game-changing ideas about teaching and student learning into practice.
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Faculty Fellows Workshops connect you with teachers who think outside the proverbial box and explore new ways to engage students in the classroom … and beyond. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Eligible participants can receive a stipend for full-day sessions.
Follow the links below to sign up. Questions or need help registering? Email us at CTLT@ilstu.edu.
Engaging Students as Campus Ethnographers:
Ways to Incorporate Student Research on the University into Your Course
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 11
Gina Hunter, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Utilizing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this workshop addresses student research projects engaged in campus-based ethnographic research. Addressing issues that can make large-scale research projects cumbersome, we highlight benefits of using the university as the focus for ethnographic and archival research to promote active learning and problem solving as students become creators of knowledge through their own investigations.
Climbing the Pyramid:
Achieving Higher Levels of Learning in Content-Heavy Courses
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24
Allison A. Alcorn, School of Music
This workshop tackles some of the difficulties of content-heavy courses through constructivist methodology and application to help shift away from content-centered and to student-centered activities. We will explore strategies and techniques to facilitate the balance of content delivery and active student learning to transform delivery methods and spark student discovery.
Creating the Irresistible Course:
Stimulating Interest Among Those Not-So-Immovable Student Objects
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8
Carol Lind and Meg Gregory, Department of English
Want to engage your students? Worried that your content isn’t inherently student friendly? Learn how to incorporate pop culture and humor, connect your course to student interests, explore exciting ways to package and promote your coursework and materials, and develop methods to activate student participation to create irresistible courses.
Creating Projects that Encourage Student Involvement
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22
Archana Shekara, School of Art
Create projects for students that integrate meaningful research, experiential learning, real-life situations, diversity issues, and civic and global engagement. Learn to construct assignments to help students become better writers and more active and engaged learners!
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