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Submit your idea for the 2020 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Everyone who teaches or supports teaching at Illinois State is welcome to submit a proposal. The symposium theme is "Intentional Technologies: Reclaiming Our Spaces".
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Let’s Talk Teaching: Let It Go!

You don't have to teach the way you were taught. Embrace a new kind of freedom in your teaching, perhaps best summed up by that popular Disney song.
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We Are Metcalf focused on learner qualities

Since August 2015, we have invested in teaching our students the seven learner qualities: I Wonder, I Think, I am Self Aware, I Reflect, I Question, I Have Grit, and I Connect.
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Let’s Talk Teaching: Good Practice In Undergraduate Education

Energize your teaching plans for the coming semester with these select episodes of CTLT's podcast for Illinois State faculty. Each short episode dives deeply into one of seven principles shown to...
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Resources, workshops help faculty prepare to teach

CTLT and several campus partners offer help with topics like accessibility, online teaching, syllabus language and design, and much more!
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October & November Redbirds on the rise

Each month we recognize a few of the many amazing students and alumni who have been impacted by our donors’ generosity. Meet five students and one alum who have benefited from your support.
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Let’s Talk Teaching: Critical Thinking

We move beyond the buzzwords and get to the core of critical thinking. It's a skill vital not only to learning but to life.
Illinois State University School of Communication alumna Natilie Williams

Natilie Williams makes student success “A Different World”

Migos. Cardi B. Beyoncé. These are names most students would not expect to often hear at an academic workshop. However, one Illinois State University School of Communication (SoC) alumna is...
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ISU Summer Speech and Debate Institute completes another successful year

The annual Illinois State University Summer Speech and Debate Institute had another successful summer this year.
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School of Communication Faculty scholarship rundown

During this calendar year of 2018, School of Communication faculty have been active in contributing knowledge to the communication field and in their areas of specialty. Here is a...