Create impressive images with Photoshop. It’s one of several workshops available this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

CTLT events are held at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please call the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.

Monday, October 3 • 9–11 a.m.

Explore the fundamentals of this web-based alternative to PowerPoint. Prezi allows users to create stunning, animated presentations. Learn how to use Prezi’s powerful tools to lead your audience visually, step-by-step, through a narrative. This workshop is designed for both instructors who wish to use Prezi in the classroom and staff members who want to use Prezi for meetings and business presentations. Registration is required.

Word: Creating Fillable Forms
Monday, October 3 • 1–4 p.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.

Photoshop: Introduction
Tuesday, October 4 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walk-through of basic tools and concepts. Learn to work navigate around raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image. Registration is required.

Illustrator: Part2
Wednesday, October 5 • 1–3 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.

Clickers: Introduction
Thursday, October 6 • 9 a.m. to noon

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University webpages. Clickers are audience-response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. This workshop is designed for those who have not used clickers before at Illinois State and wish to incorporate this powerful technology into their classes starting in the fall. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls into your PowerPoint presentations to create interactive lectures and keep your students engaged in the course material. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Friday, October 7 • 10–11 a.m.

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Although the topic of each meeting will be based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004), there are no “required” readings. Sessions are open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future, and no registration is necessary.