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Week of October 19: Clickers, Your Teaching Philosophy, Select Survey

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Identify your core teaching beliefs and learn how to best articulate them to your students. Assess how to build a survey using Select Survey.

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.

Photoshop CS6: Part 4
Tuesday, October 20 • 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.

Teaching Excellence: Your Teaching Philosophy
Tuesday, October 20 • 2–3:30 p.m.

How do you handle late work? What’s your attendance policy? What do you do when you suspect a student of academic dishonesty? Ideally, the answer to each of these quandaries (and many more) should grow out of your core beliefs about teaching and learning. In this workshop, you will explore those core beliefs and consider how best to articulate them … for your own benefit and for the benefit of others who want to know who you are as a teacher. Facilitator: Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. No registration is necessary.

Select Survey
Wednesday, October 21 • 10:30–11:30 a.m.
107 Stevenson Hall (STV)

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. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, October 21 • 12–1 p.m.
Thursday, October 22 • 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 are based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004) by Ken Bain. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter.

Meetings are on select Wednesdays or Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Join us either day. Attend as many as you can during the semester, but don’t worry if you can’t attend all!

InDesign CS6
Wednesday, October 21 • 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.

Illustrator CS6: Part 3
Thursday, October 22 • 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.

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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