Discover how to foster student learning objectives related to intercultural development and global understanding with this week’s workshop on Learning Objectives for Study Abroad. Explore different ways to communicate classroom expectations with your students in order to maximize teaching effectiveness. You can come to these workshops and others 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.

Dreamweaver CS6: Level 2
Monday, February 16 • 1–4 p.m.

Learn how to manage your webpages and control the content with templates and style sheets. This workshop is designed for those familiar with the basics in Dreamweaver and have taken the Dreamweaver CS6: Level 1 course. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Lesson Builder
Tuesday, February 17 • 1–4 p.m.

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using Lesson Builder. This powerful tool allows you to integrate resources from across your ReggieNet site (tests and quizzes, assignments, discussion and discussion forums) into online lessons. Design lessons that require students to complete goals before they can proceed to the next stage. You will also learn how to integrate multimedia content. This course will also briefly discuss organizing content in other ReggieNet features, such as the Resources and Materials and Web Content tools. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. Registration is required.

Teaching Excellence Series: Competing World Views
Tuesday, February 17 • 1–2:30 p.m.

Understanding how our students’ world views influence their attitudes and behaviors can help us engage with them more effectively. In this session, learn how to communicate expectations in ways that help students listen, maximizing teaching effectiveness. Discuss how to identify concerns and provide effective referrals for additional services. Facilitator: Carrie Haubner and Jason Vasquez from Student Counseling Services. No registration necessary.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, February 18 • 12–1 p.m.
Thursday, February 19 • 12–1 p.m.

This development circle offers a combination of professional development and peer support to faculty members in their first three years of service at Illinois State. Topics for the Spring 2015 semester are drawn from the book Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning, by James R. Davis and Bridget D. Arend. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. No registration is necessary.

SPIN Training
Wednesday, February 18 • 2–3 p.m.

This workshop will allow participants to access and utilize the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), a searchable database which provides up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding opportunities. Users can then receive regular email notifications linked to search keywords. All of the data in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information. Registration is required.

Learning Objectives for Study Abroad
Wednesday, February 18 • 3–4:30 p.m.
Fell Hall 212

In this interactive workshop, faculty will engage in lively conversation about what works well and what doesn’t in their study abroad programs. We will focus particularly on how to foster student learning objectives related to intercultural development and global understanding. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, who has directed short-term and semester and year-long study abroad programs for over 21 years, will then draw on faculty members’ experiences as well as her own to share ideas about how experiential learning models and specific activities could help them make their programs even more successful. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 19 • 1–4 p.m.

Get an overview on this presentation software’s basic tools and functions. You will learn to work with text, images, slide layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and more. This class is suitable for those who are entirely new to PowerPoint or for those who would like a refresher. Registration is required.

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.