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, October 4, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Faculty Panel Presentation (Zoom): A panel of Special Education faculty offer an in-depth look at their experiences with a variety of grading practices. Join us as Kary Zarate, Emily Tarconish, Jessica Hardy, and Catherin Corr share data on how grading processes impact student emotional health, agency, knowledge acquisition, and teaching pedagogy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building

    Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    • 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.

    • 6:00 pm

    R is statistical software that is licensed as an open source program under GNU license. In other words, it is free. As statistical software, it can be used for data manipulation, calculation, inference, and graphical display. It contains advanced statistical procedures often not yet available in other statistical software and is available on a variety of platforms.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building

    You want students to remember your course material. Maybe remembering the material is good for its own sake, or maybe remembering is mostly a pre-requisite for doing something more complicated, like applying or evaluating the material. In this workshop, we'll explore the basics of learning and memory, and identify what we can do to help our students learn and remember.

    • 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, November 3, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    The Art of Socially Just Leadership Education -- V. S. Chunoo (Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication) will describe how he teaches toward pro-social learning outcomes using a leadership learning model rooted in cultural relevance and campus climate. This interactive Zoom session will include examples and stories from his teaching and research.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    • 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, November 10, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Teaching students the conventions of academic writing pose unique pedagogical considerations. In this workshop, attendees will learn process-based approaches about writing instruction that translate to multiple genres of writing across disciplines. Attendees will learn strategies to maximize student learning by learning how to provide thematic feedback on student writing.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    • 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, November 17, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building

    What is engaged pedagogy? Can education be exciting? What can teachers do to work towards more inclusive classrooms? This interactive workshop will introduce some of the pedagogical interventions of bell hooks. Attendees will have a chance to reflect on their teaching priorities and explore ways to reshape learning environments and empower students.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

    • All Day

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Friday, November 25, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 182 Armory Building

    Learning communities are a powerful way for people to come together to achieve common learning goals. However, fostering conditions that promote productive social knowledge construction can be daunting to even the most experienced facilitators. Please join us as we discuss effective ways to establish and grow valuable learning communities.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    The Hybrid Classroom: The Best of Both Worlds, or the Worst? -- Aimee Barbeau and Eric Larson (Gies College of Business) will describe the role of social context in the classroom and discuss their findings on the relationship between autonomy and satisfaction, as well as the need for instructors to consider not just individual students but the whole classroom environment.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 182 Armory Building

    Being fully engaged 100% of the time is not a realistic expectation, but there are a variety of ways to promote student engagement so they can get the most out of their learning. This workshop will focus on concepts underlying student engagement and practical strategies to engage our students across diverse formats.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting office hours to answer any questions you have about using Canvas and to provide support for your course.  Join us between 11am and noon on Thursdays on zoom, at https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87259297204?pwd=ZE1IN05NeXhlODcxY2ZYcUtsL3JEZz09.  

Friday, December 23, 2022

    • All Day

    Half gift day from President/Chancellor (a.m.), half excused day (p.m.)

Monday, December 26, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

Monday, January 2, 2023

Monday, January 16, 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.

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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