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Week of March 28: Creating Fillable Forms in Word, ReggieNet, Excel

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Discover how to design digital forms in Microsoft Word. Create learning activities using ReggieNet tools. Get an overview of the abilities of Microsoft Excel.

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.

Creating Fillable Forms in Word
Monday, March 28 • 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). Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Tuesday, March 29 • noon to 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 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.

Knowing how to prepare to teach a new course, understanding how much to prepare, deciding how to present yourself, evaluating how to be the best instructor for the students you have, are some of the things we’ll be discussing in this last session.

Introduction to ReggieNet Part 2
Tuesday, March 29 • 1–4 p.m.

Learn to create a variety of learning activities using built-in tools such as Forums, Tests & Quizzes, and Assignments. Forums can promote student interaction with each other and the course material. The Assignment tool permits online submission and grading of student work. Finally, you will learn to use Tests & Quizzes for various types of assessments. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet Part 1. Registration is required.

Illustrator: Part 3
Wednesday, March 30 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get an overview of Illustrator’s Pen Tool, the principal tool for drawing complex shapes in this popular program. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle
Wednesday, March 30 • noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 31 • noon to 1 p.m.

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.

How a learner views his or her abilities is more important in learning than how he or she learns. In this session, we will discuss the idea of different intelligences and other learning concepts and how they might impact teaching.

Excel: Level 1
Thursday, March 31 • 9 a.m. to noon

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. 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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