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Single Day Workshops for Summer 2017

Join us for workshops that include a wide range of topics to help enrich your teaching. You'll get ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience while deepening your knowledge.

Stipends are available to eligible participants. Lunch will be provided for full-day workshops.

Best Practices for Evaluating Teaching Community Partners Lunch and Learn Fostering Student Collaboration How to Facilitate a Classroom Observation
Motivate All Students Strategies for Effective Disciplinary Reading The Collaboration Classroom: Theory and Practice The Teaching Hero
When ‘Students Can’t Write’ Working with International Students Your Classroom Technology Policy  

Community Partners Lunch and Learn

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Wednesday, June 7 • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Facilitator:
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Interested in incorporating civic engagement or service learning in your courses? CTLT can help you connect with some community partners. Join us for a lunch and meet representatives from agencies in town who would like to collaborate with ISU students. At this event, community partners will give a short overview of their programs, services, and needs, and then faculty will have the opportunity to explore the table fair and discuss possibilities. No stipends are available for this event. Registration is required.


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How to Facilitate a Classroom Observation

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Tuesday, June 13 • 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Part 1)
Tuesday, June 20 • 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Part 2)

Facilitator:
Julie-Ann McFann, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Many schools and departments require faculty to be observed while teaching. This two-part workshop can help chairs, directors, and FCS members understand best practices in classroom observation and provide formative feedback. Participants will engage in practice observations using videos from real class sessions.  Please note that registration is very limited to encourage deep conversation and participants must attend both sessions. For chairs, directors, or faculty only. No stipend is available for this event. Registration is required.


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The Teaching Hero

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Wednesday, June 21 • 9 a.m. to noon

Facilitator:
Jim Gee, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

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 work 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. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.


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Strategies for Effective Disciplinary Reading

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Thursday, June 22 • 9 a.m. to noon

Facilitator:
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

One of the biggest concerns faculty have about their students’ learning: students don’t read for class. Discuss the challenges posed by the reading materials and the required reading skills in college courses, what it means to “read deeply,” and how students need to read in our specific disciplines. You will identify specific complexities and demands of the texts you require (or desire) students to read, acquire strategies that help scaffold students’ ability to read like scholars, and learn how to use these strategies with students in your courses. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.


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Your Classroom Technology Policy

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Tuesday, June 27 • 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, July 26 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (repeats)

Facilitator:
Jim Gee, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Research shows that students respond better when instructors set clear guidelines about the use of mobile technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, in the classroom. But you don’t have to resign yourself to teaching in spite of digital distractions. Discover ways to collaborate with students at the start of the semester to create agreement over what is, and is not, the appropriate use of technology in your classroom. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.


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Fostering Student Collaboration

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Wednesday, June 28 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Facilitator:
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Learning from your peers can be powerful. Yet, when creating collaborative experiences, both instructors and students often run into challenges: Students become frustrated because they haven’t developed collaboration skills. Teachers face difficult decisions about how to structure collaborative work. They struggle to determine how to assess and grade students. It all makes the very idea of “group work” daunting. This workshop is being held in the new Collaborative Learning Classroom, located in Milner Library. Experience collaborative and cooperative learning first hand and discover how to incorporate these practices into your teaching. Lunch is provided. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.


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Working with International Students

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Monday, July 10 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Facilitator:
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Sometimes as teachers, we know an international student needs special attention to truly succeed in our classroom. But exactly how can we help? Where do we begin? Through this workshop, explore the issues that many international students face in U.S. higher education. Learn how to incorporate the perspectives of students in your teaching, and discover how to help international students acquire the skills they need to thrive. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.


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Best Practices for Evaluating Teaching

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Wednesday, July 12 • 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Facilitators:
Julie-Ann McFann, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The quality of instruction has a profound impact on student learning. But is your department or school accurately measuring teaching effectiveness? How do student ratings of instruction impact the retention of minority faculty in your department?

In this workshop—designed for department chairs, school directors and DFSC members— you will examine recent research about the biases in student evaluations, how they affect retention of minority faculty, and how to provide alternative methods to assess teaching effectiveness. Work on a case study, discuss alternative methods for the evaluation of teaching, and leave with resources about alternative teaching evaluation methods and planning. For chairs, directors, or faculty only. No stipend is available for this event. Registration is required.


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Motivate All Students

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Wednesday, July 19 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Facilitators:
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Julie-Ann McFann, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Motivation is a key factor in helping students to learn. Very little, if any, learning take place if students don’t have a reason to engage with course material. A further challenge: There’s not one method of motivation that works with all students, all the time. This workshop will look at a variety of motivational theories and explore how they can be used to inspire our diverse community of learners. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.


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The Collaboration Classroom: Theory and Practice

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Wednesday, July 26 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Facilitators:
Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Jennifer Sharkey, Milner Library

Welcome to Illinois State University’s newest teaching and learning space, the Collaborative Learning Classroom in Milner Library. During this all-day session, you will explore theories of collaborative and cooperative learning, experience collaborative and cooperative learning first-hand, and consider how you can integrate these kinds of learning in to your teaching. Get an introduction to the various technologies available in the Collaborative Learning Classroom and learn how you can start using this space to provide your students with collaborative or cooperative learning experiences. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.


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When ‘Students Can’t Write’

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Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Facilitator:
Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

It’s a common refrain: “My students can’t write!” What’s a professor to do? Most of us understand the need to graduate students who can write well; we also understand that it is our responsibility to help them learn to do so. But how can we do that without short-changing other aspects of our courses? In this two-part workshop, we’ll explore a wide variety of ways to support the development of student writers while protecting our course content, our time, and our sanity. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.


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If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event, please contact the front desk at (309) 438-2542.

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