Explore intercultural competence with other faculty members this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Learn about emerging trends in classroom design, and find new ways to enhance student engagement.
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
Designing Learning Spaces to Engage Students with Emerging Pedagogies
Monday, March 2 • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Our teaching spaces are usually designed for traditional lecture-style delivery of material, sometimes with seating physically bolted to the floor, often creating an environment that is not conducive for engaging discussions or collaborative learning. This workshop will explore emerging trends in classroom design, share experiences using flexible pedagogies in traditional and flexible spaces, and discuss ideas of what learning spaces should look like to enhance student engagement. Share ideas for desirable features to be considered for possible new or renovated learning spaces in the future. Facilitated by Sam Catanzaro, assistant vice president for academic administration. Registration is optional but encouraged.
ReggieNet: Migrating Content from Modules to Lesson Builder
Monday, March 2 • 3–4 p.m.
ReggieNet will be updated this spring, and some tools will be replaced. This workshop will teach you the basics of the Lesson Builder tool, which will replace the Modules tool. Learn how to copy content from the Modules tool over to the Lesson Builder tool. Discover how to design lessons that require students to complete prerequisites before they can proceed to the next stage. It is easy to integrate multimedia content with this tool.
Teaching Excellence Series: Competing Expectations
Tuesday, March 3 • 1–2:30 p.m.
In this series, Faculty-Student Interactions Matter, we take a research-based approach to managing the conflicting expectations that sometimes arise when teachers and students interact.
As a teacher, you may find yourself walking a fine line between your own expectations of how learning should work in a college classroom and your students’ expectations. In this session, probe ways to build communities and communicate expectations throughout the semester. Develop an environment where everyone contributes to the learning process.
The facilitator will be Dana Karraker.
Illustrator CS6: Part 1
Tuesday, March 3 • 1–4 p.m.
Get an introduction this vector graphics editor by Adobe Systems, including basic tools and concepts. You will learn to manipulate vector graphics (which allow you to change images without losing their original quality), make basic shapes, and save files.
Early Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, March 4 • 12–1 p.m.
Thursday, March 5 • 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.
Introduction to ReggieNet – Part 2
Wednesday, March 4 • 1–3 p.m.
Learn to create a variety of learning activities using built-in tools such as Discussions, Tests and Quizzes, Assignments. 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
Developing and Assessing Intercultural Competence
Wednesday, March 4 • 2–3:30 p.m.
Join in this highly interactive workshop to explore and learn together ways to address and assess intercultural competence both in our students and ourselves. What is important for faculty to know on this topic and what is some of the latest thinking and trends? This workshop will be facilitated by Darla K. Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an international professional organization headquartered at Duke University. Seating is limited.
Photoshop CS6: Part 2
Thursday, March 5 • 1-4 p.m.
Continuing from Photoshop CS6: Part 1, we will take a look at some of the most useful tools and techniques in Photoshop. Learn better ways to make selections, work with layers, and other subjects. There is no prerequisite, so join us even if you miss Part 1.
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.