Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

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    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
      8/16/2022

    CITL's Instructional Support Team is hosting a workshop on how to prepare your Canvas or Moodle courses for the upcoming semester. We'll cover Canvas first and then move to Moodle, please feel free to jump in or out for the platform that you use.  Looking forward to working with you via Zoom at this link:https://go.citl.illinois.edu/PrepWorkshop2 

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
      8/30/2022
    • First-floor Innovation Spaces and third-floor Studio at the Armory Building (505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL)

    As we emerge from the pandemic, we want to get reacquainted with you and showcase everything we do. During our block party, you’ll have an opportunity to tour our innovation spaces, meet our staff, and learn about our services and resources and how we can help you be innovative in the classroom and create transformational learning experiences for your students.

    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      8/31/2022
    • First-floor Innovation Spaces and third-floor Studio at the Armory Building (505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL)

    As we emerge from the pandemic, we want to get reacquainted with you and showcase everything we do. During our block party, you’ll have an opportunity to tour our innovation spaces, meet our staff, and learn about our services and resources and how we can help you be innovative in the classroom and create transformational learning experiences for your students.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      9/7/2022
    • 182 Armory Building

    When cooperative learning is well-designed it minimizes opportunities for students and instructors to experience frustrations. Join this interactive workshop to explore best practices that will enhance your students’ experiences as they learn cooperatively in groups.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      9/14/2022
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Reflecting and implementing what you have learned from informal (such as the Informal Early Feedback - IEF) and formal (such as ICES) student feedback is a valuable process. we will share how to maximize gathering and analyzing the formal and informal student feedback. (And come back to CITL for consultation!)

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      9/21/2022
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Learning is not a spectator sport. Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be actively engaged?

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/5/2022
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    The use of questions in our teaching is the most often used active learning strategy. Questions serve to motivate students, to assess students’ understanding, and to engage them in a thought-provoking discussion. Join this session to learn effective questioning skills and how to avoid common pitfalls.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/12/2022
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Barbara Oakley says that “students fool themselves into thinking they’re learning.” Students may believe that they “know” the content and that they can easily retrieve what they learned; however when it comes down to doing assignments or exams, they are often unsuccessful. Come and learn how to teach our students how to be more efficient and effective learners.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/19/2022
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    A syllabus is more than a contract or a schedule and listing of topics. What is the message and first impression? Take a moment to think about your syllabus: is it welcoming, supportive, fair? This is a great opportunity to think about how/if your syllabus promotes a learning-centered environment.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/26/2022

    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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/2/2022

    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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/9/2022

    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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/16/2022

    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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/29/2022
    • 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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      12/7/2022
    • 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.

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL