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Week of September 3: Adobe Creative Cloud, ReggieNet, Future Professors

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Explore new ideas in teaching this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

Workshops at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) are open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students. All events are located at the CTLT main facility at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you need an accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the main desk at (309) 438-2542.

Get to Know Adobe Creative Cloud

Wednesday, September 5 • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students with assistantships will have access to the complete suite of Adobe software starting in the 2018–2019 academic year. This one-hour session provides an introduction, especially of those apps most beneficial to teaching and student learning. This event can help you decide if you should commit to more in-depth Adobe workshops offered by CTLT. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle

Wednesday, September 5 • 12 to 1 p.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. Discussions for fall will be based on chapters from How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan A. Ambrose et al.; however, there is no required reading to participate. No registration necessary.

ReggieNet: The Basics

Wednesday, September 5 • 1 to 3 p.m.

This workshop is your introduction to the basic tools necessary to work in ReggieNet. Become familiar with navigation in ReggieNet and how to use the site information display. Explore how to manage your Home site, organize your courses as favorites, and use the Site Info and syllabus tools. You’ll also to learn how to get further help as you explore ReggieNet on your own. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1

Thursday, September 6 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online. Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it. Registration is required.

Small Teaching, Big Thinking Reading Group

Thursday, September 6 • 12 to 1 p.m.

Teaching can be an isolating experience.  This reading group, intended for those who have been teaching at Illinois State for more than four years, provides an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussions to encourage peer support, networking, and mentorship. Experience new confidence in yourself and your ability to teach! During the fall semester, we will be using Small Teaching, by James Lang, as the springboard for our conversations. Attend when you can—no registration is necessary.

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