Want to add some visual flash and pop to your lectures? Need a refresher on the finer points of word processing? How about ideas to help young teachers keep decorum in class?

Some Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology workshops require registration, so simply select the link in the workshop title and you’ll be taken directly to the appropriate registration page. Workshops are held at our facility at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or need help, you can always email us at CTLT@ilstu.edu.

Introduction to ReggieNet, Part 2
1–3 p.m. Tuesday, September 2

Learn to create a variety of learning activities for your students using built-in ReggieNet tools: Discussions, Tests and Quizzes, Assignments. The Discussion forums can promote student interaction with each other and course material. The Assignment tool permits online submission and grading of student work. Finally, you will learn to use Tests and Quizzes for various types of testing. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 1. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle: “I Know They’re Just Going to Run Amok”
12–1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3

A huge concern for beginning college instructors is classroom conduct and decorum. In this session, we will discuss ways to encourage a sense of decorum in your class and the top five instructor behaviors that set a negative tone for students and impact their academic and intellectual development.

The Future Professors Development Circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy. Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. All participants will receive a copy of Tools for Teaching (Second Edition) by Barbara Gross Davis. This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. No registration is necessary.

Word: Level 
1–4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3

This is an introduction to Microsoft Word’s basic tools. You will learn to create new documents, enter and edit text, and save files. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Excel: Level 2
9 a.m.–12 p.m. Thursday, September 4

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. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

2–4 p.m. Thursday, September 4

Explore the fundamentals of this web-based alternative to PowerPoint. Prezi allows users to create stunning, animated presentations. Learn how to use Prezi’s powerful tools to lead your audience visually, step-by-step, through a narrative. This workshop is designed for both instructors who wish to use Prezi in the classroom and staff members who want to use Prezi for meetings and business presentations. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.