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Week of January 19: Future Professors, ReggieNet, and Early-Career Faculty

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Get an overview of ReggieNet. Discover useful tactics to successfully embrace the role of “content novice.” Find out how to help knowledge “stick” with students. Some of our workshops at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) 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@IllinoisState.edu.

Future Professors Development Circle
Tuesday, January 19 • 12 to 1 p.m.

Everyone in academia knows it, and no one likes to admit it: teachers often have to teach courses in areas they don’t know very well. This session is designed to help you embrace the role of “content novice” and offers advice about how to do so effectively.

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy. Explore pedagogical issues and effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. Share teaching tips and tricks, and get support from other future professors. All participants will receive a copy of Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston. This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. No registration is necessary.

ReggieNet Gradebook Clinic
Tuesday, January 19 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Get a brief review of the ReggieNet Gradebook in this one-hour workshop. Hands-on lab time will follow the review so you can set up your grade book for the semester. Registration is required.

Clickers: PowerPoint Presentations
Wednesday, January 20 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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.

Select Survey
Wednesday, January 20 • 10 to 11 a.m.
117 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. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, January 20 • 12 to 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 21 • 12 to 1 p.m.

Data indicate that what we traditionally think of as “effective learning skills” aren’t actually all that effective. In this session we will talk about other methods of learning (and teaching) that may result in more “sticky” learning.

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their first, second, or third year of service at Illinois State a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Topics are based on chapters from Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. Come to either the Wednesday or Thursday session. No registration is necessary.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro
Thursday, January 21 • 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is inexpensive, Web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course.

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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