Assess your students’ learning in ways that challenge them to do more than merely memorize answers. Create your own professional website to showcase your work. Be productive with your iPad. Discover these workshops and more 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

Teaching Excellence Series: Assessment That Discourages the Memorization Mindset
Monday, March 16 • 1–2:30 p.m.

In this series, Beyond the Flashcard, explore how to teach course material that must be memorized in ways that encourage students to move beyond rote memorization.

Some assessment strategies may inadvertently send the message that we want students to engage in rote memorization only. Develop assessment strategies that discourage regurgitation and measure the depth of students’ understanding.

Illustrator CS6: Part 2
Tuesday, March 17 • 1–4 p.m.

Work with text and learn all about Illustrator’s powerful type tools. Illustrator 1 is not prerequisite for this workshop, so join us even if you miss the Part 1 class.

About.IllinoisState Websites
Tuesday, March 17 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
107 Stevenson Hall

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized university Web pages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create Web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Select Survey
Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30–11:30 a.m.
107 Stevenson Hall

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.

Early Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, March 18 • noon–1 p.m.
Thursday, March 19 • noon–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 iPad
Thursday, March 19 • 9–11 a.m.

Congratulations, you’ve got an iPad! But now what? Tablet devices can be used for so much more than surfing the Web and reading e-books. Learn how to use it to increase your productivity at home or in the office. We’ll explore Evernote, Dropbox, and other productivity apps.

Photoshop CS6: Part 3
Thursday, March 19 • 1–4 p.m.

Explore additional useful tools and techniques in Photoshop. You will learn to other useful features not discussed in parts 1 or 2. Photoshop 1 or 2 is not prerequisite for this course, so join us even if you missed the other workshops.

Creating Articles for Stories.IllinoisState
Friday, March 20 • 10–11 a.m.
117 Alumni Center

Learn how to use the content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images and photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty 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.