Get your grade book ready for midterms with the ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic. That’s just one of many professional development opportunities to start your October off right, this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
Some of our 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.
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.
Get a brief review of the ReggieNet Gradebook in this one-hour workshop. Hands-on lab time will follow the review, so you can set up your grade book for the semester.
This professional 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. See the CTLT website for meeting dates and times. No registration necessary.
Get a walk-through of the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses. Learn how to organize and display student grades in Gradebook. Communicate with students through Announcements, Course Mail, and Email Tool. Add content to your course site using Syllabus, and Resources and Materials. Note: We strongly encourage you to also attend Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2, which covers other important tools.
In this series, Threshold Concepts, you will learn how to help students to experience transformational learning by crossing into previously inaccessible areas of thinking. In this final installment, we will share and reflect on our own plans for enhancing transformational learning in our classrooms through a new understanding of threshold concepts. Invite your colleagues to join us for this final discussion. No registration is necessary.
Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walk-through of basic tools and concepts. Learn to work with raster graphics, using the Toolbox and other commands, 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.
This special workshop introduces you to the Quality Matters rubric and how you to apply it to online courses. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this workshop free of charge to tenure track and NTT faculty. Those who successfully receive the workshop will receive Quality Matters certificate of completion. Seating is limited to 20 participants. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
Move beyond the one size fits all model of teaching to create instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessment strategies that are flexible enough to meet the needs of all students. Explore unintended impediments to learning, simple changes to your course that can reduce those impediments, and long-terms goals that can leverage the huge variety of skills, needs, and interests that students bring to the learning environment. A light snack will be provided, but bring your lunch, too. No registration is necessary.
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