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March 13 - 17, 2017

For many Illinois State students, Spring Break is a chance to get away from classes, homework, and studying. For faculty, however, Spring Break tends to be a time to catch up on grading, lesson planning, or neglected research projects.

Now it can be a time to hone your teaching techniques. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is offering a variety of one-day workshops that help you maximize the rest of the spring semester or get ready for the summer and fall teaching.

Due to budget considerations, stipends are not available for this year's Spring Institute.

Registration is now open. To register for a session, select the link for the session you are interested in attending.

Schedule

All sessions will take place at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, unless otherwise specified.

Monday, 3/13 Tuesday, 3/14 Wednesday, 3/15 Thursday, 3/16 Friday, 3/17
Collaboration: Theory and Practice in a Brand-New Teaching Space
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milner Library, Room 213C
Overcome the Impostor Syndrome: It’s Not Just You
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Resource Commons
Learning Activities and Assessment for the Flipped Classroom
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 103B
ReggieNet: Lessons
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 108
What’s New in ReggieNet?
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Room 108
Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B
Diversity Issues in the College Classroom
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B
Improve Your Online Course
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room 108
The Teaching Hero
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 103B
 
  Teaching with OneNote
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 108
What’s New in ReggieNet?
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 108
   

Session Descriptions


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Collaboration: Theory and Practice in a Brand-New Teaching Space

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Monday, March 13 • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Milner Library
Room 213C
Claire Lamonica, CTLT
Jennifer Sharkey, Milner Library

Explore theories of collaborative and cooperative learning in Illinois State University’s newest teaching space, the Collaboration Classroom, located in Milner Library. Experience collaborative and cooperative learning first hand and discover how to incorporate these practices into your teaching. You’ll get an introduction to the technologies available in the Collaboration Classroom and learn how to use the space to provide your students with powerful learning experiences. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Lunch is provided.


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Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric

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Monday, March 13 • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Linda Summers, CTLT

Learn how to critically evaluate an online course using the Quality Matters™ Rubric. This internationally recognized standard helps you to ensure an online course is truly meeting its stated learning outcomes. Normally, this workshop is costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology will offer this workshop free of charge to tenure track faculty, NTT faculty, and administrators who wish to learn more about quality online learning. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a Quality Matters™ certificate of completion. Registration is required. Lunch is provided.


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Overcome the Impostor Syndrome: It’s Not Just You

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Tuesday, March 14 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Resource Commons
Julie-Ann McFann, CTLT

Almost everyone who teaches has experienced that feeling—the fear that our students or colleagues will discover that we’re frauds, that we don’t know as much as we pretend to know, that we’ve somehow faked our way into this job. This crisis of confidence, the sense of being an impostor, may negatively impact our ability to teach effectively. Explore the roots of the “impostor syndrome” and identify strategies to overcome it. Seating is limited, so registration is required.


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Diversity Issues in the College Classroom

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Tuesday, March 14 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Mayuko Nakamura, CTLT
Dana Karraker, CTLT

Foster an inclusive learning environment, and work toward developing a more nuanced cultural understanding in your courses. To achieve this, you will reflect on your course content, the ways in which you interact with students, and how you facilitate student interactions with each other. Explore how to structure your courses and classroom environments to meet the needs of the diverse student population at Illinois State University. This workshops embraces the idea that a campus that is deliberate about creating inclusive learning environments will recruit and retain more students from underrepresented populations. Seating is limited. Registration is required.


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Teaching with OneNote

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Tuesday, March 14 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 108
Jim Gee, CTLT

OneNote is a versatile way to organize information and collaborate with students. Discover how to use OneNote to organize your teaching and centralize tasks such as attendance, lecture notes, and using rubrics. In addition, you will explore ways to use OneNote for project- and collaborative-based learning, by creating online workspaces where students can create, share, and critique work. Users who are not proficient with OneNote should take the OneNote: Introduction short course first. (This workshop is taught using Windows-based PCs, but participants are welcome to bring along their Apple laptops, too.) Seating is limited, so registration is required.


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Learning Activities and Assessment for the Flipped Classroom

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Wednesday, March 15 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Dana Karraker, CTLT

“Flipping” course content can help facilitate powerful, student-centered learning. This method of teaching requires that students gain a basic knowledge of the content by reading material or watching videos or recorded lectures in preparation for class which allows class time to be used for applying that knowledge in meaningful ways. Assessment needs to play an important role in this type of teaching. In this session, we will explore a variety of teaching strategies, based on Universal Design for Learning, which we can use in our flipped classrooms and methods for assessing student learning.  Registration is required.


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Improve Your Online Course

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Wednesday, March 15 • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room 108
Linda Summers, CTLT

This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who has a blended or online course they have taught at least once – and intend to teach again. It introduces you to the Quality Matters™ Rubric and how to apply QM’s standards to improve your blended or online courses. After completing this workshop, you’ll be empowered to develop your own course improvement plan.

Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, the CTLT will offer this workshop free of charge to tenure track faculty, NTT faculty, and administrators who wish to learn more about quality online learning. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive Quality Matters™ certificate of completion. Registration is required.

Note: This workshop is not for building a course from scratch. Apply to the DART Online Program if you need to build an online course.


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What’s New in ReggieNet?

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Wednesday, March 15 • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 108
Charles Bristow, CTLT

ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system (LMS), is scheduled to receive a significant update over spring break. This will bring ReggieNet up to the latest version of Sakai, the open-source platform it’s based upon, and will offer improvements both in terms of look and function. This workshop will give you a tour of these enhancements, with particular emphasis on the new Gradebook, which will replace the current one in the 2017-2018 academic year. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Lessons

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Thursday, March 16 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room 108
Charles Bristow, CTLT

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool. This powerful tool allows you to integrate resources from across your ReggieNet site (Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums) into online lessons. Design lessons that require students to complete goals before they can proceed to the next stage. You will also learn how to integrate multimedia content. This course will also briefly discuss organizing content in other ReggieNet features, such as the Resources and Web Content tools. Prerequisite: Introduction to ReggieNet. Registration is required.


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The Teaching Hero

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Thursday, March 16 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Jim Gee, CTLT

Teaching is tough. Few people, even our friends and family, appreciate all the pressures and challenges of helping students learn on the university level. Conversely, being a teacher can be one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can undertake. While few of us see ourselves as genuine heroes, understanding our own journey as teachers in step with that of the mythical hero, as framed in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, can provide powerful insight. You’ll leave this workshop with a working familiarity with Campbell’s framework and ideas about how to apply it to your own professional and personal experiences. Explore the tensions between the hero-as-teacher and other archetypes, like the mentor, and be empowered with a new focus on success. Registration is required.


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What’s New in ReggieNet?

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Friday, March 17 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Room 108
Charles Bristow, CTLT

ReggieNet, Illinois State University’s customized learning management system (LMS), is scheduled to receive a significant update over spring break. This will bring ReggieNet up to the latest version of Sakai, the open-source platform it’s based upon, and will offer improvements both in terms of look and function. This workshop will give you a tour of these enhancements, with particular emphasis on the new Gradebook, which will replace the current one in the 2017-2018 academic year. Registration is required.


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