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Week of October 12: Clickers, Active Learning for Large Classes, OneNote

professor teaching in front of large classEngage with your students using Classroom Clickers. Increase engagement in large classes. Collaborate with others using OneNote.

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.

SoftChalk Create
Monday, October 12 • 9 a.m. to 12 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.

Clickers: PowerPoint Presentations
Monday, October 12 • 1–4 p.m.

Explore how to use classroom clickers in combination with Microsoft PowerPoint to poll students instantly in class. This introductory workshop is designed for anyone who wants to use clickers in the classroom. This workshop is open to instructors, administrators, and staff only. Registration is required.

Photoshop CS6: Part 3
Tuesday, October 13 • 9 a.m. to 12 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 miss other workshops. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Migrating Content from Modules to Lesson Builder
Wednesday, October 14 • 9–10 a.m.

This workshop will teach you the basics of the Lesson Builder tool in ReggieNet, which will replace the Modules tool for classes starting in spring 2016. 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. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, October 14 • 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 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. No registration is necessary.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff
Wednesday, October 14 • 1–2 p.m.
107 Stevenson Hall (STV)

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

Introduction to ReggieNet Part 2
Wednesday, October 14 • 1–4 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. Registration is required.

Teaching Excellence: Active Learning for Large Classes
Wednesday, October 14 • 2–3:30 p.m.

Anyone who has taught a large lecture class knows it can be a challenge—and sometimes exasperating. Get ideas for enhancing lectures and making them more interactive. Explore the issues that are unique to teaching large classes, such as how to build rapport and encourage student participation. Facilitator: Bill Shields, Department of Geography-Geology. No registration is necessary.

OneNote: Level 2
Thursday, October 15 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Explore how to use OneNote on desktop, tablet, and smartphone, and how to collaborate with others by synchronizing through OneDrive. Since OneNote is available for free to both students and instructors on campus, it can be an easy way for students to share media. Discuss different collaboration scenarios and ways to increase productivity. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile device with OneNote already installed. Prerequisite: OneNote Level 1. Registration is required.

Illustrator CS6: Part 2
Thursday, October 15 • 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. Registration is required.

Creating Articles for News
Friday, October 16 • 9–10 a.m.
117 Alumni Center

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. News.IllinoisState will replace Stories.IllinoisState and should debut in October 2015.

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.

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