We all know students sometimes have vastly different, maybe contrary, expectations when it comes to learning. A new Teaching Excellence Series showcases ways to identify and overcome those differences in perception, based on the latest survey data of Illinois State students. Also this week, join us for a special workshop highlighting ways to integrate global learning into the curriculum. Plus, learn the basics of ReggieNet, Select Survey, classroom Clickers, and much more!
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.
Teaching Excellence Series
Faculty-Student Interactions Matter: Competing Perceptions of Interaction
Tuesday January 20 • 1–2:30 p.m.
Data from the most recent NSSE and FSSE surveys show a disconnection between faculty and student perceptions of how deeply students are engaged in their learning. Explore the data, discuss the implications for your teaching, and formulate strategies to bridge divides. No registration necessary!
Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 1
Tuesday January 20 • 1–4 p.m.
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.
Wednesday January 21 • 2–4 p.m.
Clickers use hand-held devices and special software to poll students instantly in class. This introductory workshop is designed for anyone who wants to use Clickers in the classroom or for meetings. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only.
Integrating Global Learning into the Curriculum and Campus
Wednesday, January 21 • 2:30–4 p.m.
Most useful definitions of global learning are multifaceted and developmental. In this workshop, participants will discuss how to move from broad definitions of global learning to map specific student earning outcomes across the curriculum. We will then use those maps to identify opportunities for integration and collaboration.
Creating Articles for Stories.IllinoisState.edu
Thursday January 22 • 9–10 a.m.
Learn how to use the Stories.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.
Thursday January 22 • 10–11 a.m.
Get a basic understanding of Select Survey, an online survey and form development tool. You will learn how to quickly and easily create web-based surveys from your web browser. This survey software allows you to easily deploy surveys and view real-time results as responses are received. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s main desk at (309) 438-2542.