Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Illinois State University
Jump over the College navigation bar.
Teacher writing on chalk board

Faculty Prep Week • January 9 -13, 2017

Stop by our offices and let us help you prepare for the Spring 2017 semester. Our specialists will be on hand for walk-in workshops and one-on-one consultations (by appointment), all designed to get you ready to teach! We offer:

Parking is limited around our building, so please consider walking. We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early.

Respond to Challenging Moments and Foster Mutually Respectful Dialogue

  • Tuesday , January 10 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 13 • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn strategies that will help you intervene in harmful or toxic conversations in your classrooms and engage your students in dialogue that fosters an understanding of multiple perspectives. Campuses across the country, including Illinois State University, have experienced a rise in hostile and polarizing comments in class. Illinois State is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and includes the expectation that students act in a mutually respectful manner towards each other. Representatives from the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will be on hand to describe their roles and share resources. No registration is necessary.

Facilitators:
Janice Blair, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Akilah Jones, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Reneé Watson, Dean of Students Office

ReggieNet Logo Support

Getting Started with ReggieNet

  • Monday, January 9 • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 10 • 9:00 am to 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 11 • 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 13 • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This brief workshop shows you all the basics of ReggieNet. Learn how to upload your syllabus and other course materials, set-up emails, and create assignments. Get a quick tour of the online grade book function. These special Faulty Prep Week sessions do not require registration. Simply walk in, sit down at a computer, and start learning! We recommend that you plan to arrive a few minutes early. Parking is limited around our building, so please consider walking.

ReggieNet Consultations, Phone & Email Support

Get face-to-face, hands-on advice from one of our ReggieNet faculty support specialists. Call (309) 438-2542 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Our support staff also provides assistance by phone and email. Call (309) 438-2542 or email CTLT@ilstu.edu.

Clickers Logo Support

Clickers: Introduction

  • Tuesday, January 10 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls into your PowerPoint presentations to create interactive lectures and keep your students engaged in the course material. Faculty Prep Week courses don't require registration - simply drop in a few minutes before the workshop is scheduled to start.

Instructional Support*

Teacher at chalkboard

Let our staff help you discover what steps you can take to improve your teaching. During Faculty Prep Week, our coordinators can help you polish your syllabus, refocus your teaching methods, and evaluate your test design. You can email our coordinators with short questions, or you (or your department) might consider one of the following:

  • Consultation Hours: Individual faculty members and instructors can request consultations with one of our consultants. Topics include: instructional design and strategies, diversity, assessment, group work, student writing and in-class presentation. Call (309) 438-2542 to schedule an appointment.

  • Workshop by Request: Need a customized workshop on a particular topic? Departments can request training sessions tailored to its needs. To see a list of potential workshops, or make a request for a workshop, visit our Workshops by Request page.


*Please note: Availability for instructional support will be limited on Thursday, January 12th. Many members of our team will be at the annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.


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

2017-01-05T08:14:12.412-06:00 2017