Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or workshops designed specifically for your department or college.  *Many workshops can be applied towards the CITL teaching certificates. Learn more about our teaching certificates. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    • 10:00 - 11:30 am

    Most teachers get evaluated by their students at the end of the course by implementing ICES. But by then, it is too late to make changes that will make a difference for your current students. Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve the class experience for everyone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023

    • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Illini Union

    The goals for the Annual Faculty Retreat are to build on our collective knowledge about teaching and learning, to share innovative ideas and approaches, and to promote partnerships within and beyond the campus community.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Monday, March 27, 2023

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Room 428, Armory Building

    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!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Designing a new course or redesigning an existing one can seem like a long and winding journey. Principles of good course design can provide you with a roadmap to chart your course and know that you are on the right path. Join our interactive workshop where we will explore best practices in course design and perhaps spark your interest to explore these topics more deeply.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023

    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Have you ever asked your students a question then been surprised by the impact it had or didn’t have? The questions we ask our students have subtle and profound effects on their learning and engagement. Come join us as we dissect the types of questions instructors ask their students and learn what’s packed inside that serves to promote or undermine effective teaching strat

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

    • All Day
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (virtual option available)

    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

    • All Day
    • I Hotel and Conference Center (virtual option available)

    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of

Monday, May 29, 2023

Monday, June 19, 2023

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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