Some of our workshops at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology 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.
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Online Workshop
Tuesday, September 15, to Monday, September 28
Learn how to critically evaluate an online course while experiencing an online learning environment firsthand. This version of the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop is open to full-time tenure track and NTT faculty. Participants should plan to devote about 20 hours of time over two weeks. This is an asynchronous, online learning environment, so you will work mainly at your own pace. Those who successfully complete this workshop will receive Quality Matters certificate of completion. Seating is limited.
Word: Level 1
Tuesday, September 15 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This is an introduction to Microsoft Word’s basic tools. You will learn to create new documents, enter and edit text, and save files.
ReggieNet: Tests and Quizzes
Tuesday, September 15 • 1–4 p.m.
This workshop takes a more in-depth exploration of the Assessment tools available in ReggieNet, including Tests and Quizzes, Assignments, and File Drop. Learn the options available for different types of assessment, the limitations of the assessment tools, and instructional strategies for promoting academic integrity. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet.
Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, September 16 • 12–1 p.m.
Truly beneficial learning techniques should be spaced out over time and learners should intermix different subject into studying. In this session, we will discuss how to integrate techniques throughout the semester and to encourage students to use them in multiple courses.
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 Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel.
This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. Sessions are held in the Resource Commons at CTLT’s facility at 301 S. Main Street. No registration necessary.
OneNote: Level 1
Wednesday, September 16 • 1–4 p.m.
Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basics features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.
Teaching Excellence: Create an Inclusive Leaning Environment
Wednesday, September 16 • 2–3:30 p.m.
Discuss how worldviews influence student attitudes and behaviors. Uncover how to increase cultural competencies and mindfulness of student perspectives in order to understand the social injustices, such as prejudice and discrimination, they may experience. Facilitator: Angell Davis, University College. No registration required.
Creating Fillable Forms in Word
Thursday, September 17 • 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn how to create simple digital forms in Microsoft Word. We’ll explore this functionality and briefly talk about its advantages and disadvantages, and explore other options (such as creating forms in Adobe Acrobat).
Camtasia: Level 1
Thursday, September 17 • 1–4 p.m.
Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it.
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.