Actively engage students by creating interactive web lessons with SoftChalk Create. Explore new and different ways to use the document camera in today’s classroom. These workshops and others are featured 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
Monday, March 23 • 1–4 p.m.
Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk Lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet. Registration is required.
Illustrator CS6: Part 3
Tuesday, March 24 • 1–4 p.m.
Get an overview of Illustrator’s Pen Tool, the principal tool for drawing complex shapes in this popular program. Registration is required.
Rediscover the Document Camera
Tuesday, March 24 • 1–2 p.m.
Document cameras have been installed in classrooms for years, but they get little use. These tools make it easy for you to bring new materials into your class without digitizing anything. They also provide glimpses of objects that would be very difficult to show in class. Find out all the ways a document camera can be used and discover if this hidden gem can be an asset to your class. Facilitated by Doug Smith, director of Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies. Registration is required.
Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, March 25 • 12–1 p.m.
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. This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. No registration necessary.
Wednesday, March 25 • 1–4 p.m.
Get an introduction to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing. Registration is required.
Photoshop CS6: Part 4
Thursday, March 26 • 1–4 p.m.
This session will give you an overview of how to combine elements from two different pictures (we’ll be taking a starfish from one picture and putting it on a beach). In addition, we’ll look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools. 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.