Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    A remix is a piece of media (songs; photographs; videos) which has been altered from its original state by adding, combing, and/or redefining portions of the original. This workshop will explore how to develop remix assignments to challenge your students to not only consume popular media, but to contribute to our cultural landscape. . .

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    • 10:00 - 11:30 am
    • Armory building, room 428

    Most of us rely on visual content and resources in the classroom and online, but how can we be sure our classes are engaging and accessible for students with visual disabilities? In this fun and interactive workshop we’ll explore the benefits of universal design to improve student learning, and work in groups to modify common course materials and make them more accessible.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Armory 428

    An introduction to the basic use of the iClicker and an introduction to how to incorporate the iClicker into the pedagogy of a course -- it's much more than just an attendance tracking tool!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    In this workshop, participants will be review active learning and it's benefits. Participants will then explore a number of active learning techniques. Finally, participants will plan how to incorporate these techniques into their teaching.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    With the rise of Virtual/Augmented reality experiences and 360 cameras many consumer level tools are becoming available to work with audio in an immersive, object-based context. The most accessible and widely adapted of these tools is Ambisonic Audio.

Monday, March 11, 2019

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Spark is a suite of free, cloud-based applications that allow you to easily incorporate multimodal assignments within your course. Whether you want students to work with text and imagery, build their own webpages or create a simple video, Adobe Spark removes the learning curve and tech support typically required. Registration required, bring your own device.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    The use of humor is effective in motivating students, relieving anxiety, and building rapport. It is also awesome. We’ll talk about why you should bring humor into your class, the types of humor available to you, the types of humor to avoid, and more! Absolutely no giraffes or harmonicas permitted!!

    • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Having one or more portfolios focused on learning can give students a huge advantage in understanding their learning style and retaining access to the evidence of their learning while at the University of Illinois. In this workshop we will introduce you to Digication, an ePortfolio tool provided free to all faculty, staff and students, and discuss some ways to think about

Friday, March 29, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • TechHub - Armory Room 151A

    CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Come learn the basics of soldering electrical components with the help of the Illini Gadget Garage. This quick, hands-on workshop will introduce you to common soldering tools and techniques while putting together your own small soldering project.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    In this workshop, we will discuss all the steps necessary for providing a fun, interactive learning experience to all the students in your laboratory class. Topics include: course planning, group work, providing effective demonstrations, experiment review and more.

Friday, April 12, 2019

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Armory building, room 428

    It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you. Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.

Friday, April 19, 2019

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Dexter is a free chatbot platform that uses the RiveScript, an easy to learn AI scripting language. It allows users to quickly create chatbots for multiple uses, including both web and hand-held interfaces as well as Alexa apps.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • TechHub - Armory Room 151A

    CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

    • 3:00 - 5:30 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).