Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Illinois State University
Jump over the College navigation bar.
Red leaves

Fall 2018 Workshops and Events

CTLT’s fall workshops and events are free and open to all faculty and to AP, civil service, and graduate students on campus. Please note that non-faculty may be put on a wait list for some workshops until 1 business day before the event. Events are at CTLT’s facility at 301 S. Main St. unless otherwise noted.

Got questions? Email us at CTLT@ilstu.edu. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please call the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.

  • Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultivating Open-Mindedness and Critical Thinking in All Classrooms
  • Crafting Your Philosophy of Teaching
  • Teaching with OneNote
  • Reasonable Guessing: Understanding Fair Use
  • Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program
  • Meaningful Feedback for International Student Writers
  • Classroom Culture and International Student Success
  • Technology Short Courses
  • Learning Communities and Development Circles
  • Midterm Chats and Consultations
Campus Bridge

Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion

CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion seminars tackle tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive teaching in a friendly, non-threatening environment. This seminar series can give faculty and staff an essential start in understanding issues that aren’t always easy to talk about.

Implicit Bias
Expand Horizons icon

Friday, September 14 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias in the classroom and in the workplace. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this discussion. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.


Microaggressions
Expand Horizons icon

Friday, September 28 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Facilitators:
Dakesa Pina, Student Counseling Service
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better understanding of the psychological impact these types of communications can have on others and how best to respond when a microaggression occurs. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this discussion. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.


Privilege and Power
Expand Horizons icon

Friday, October 12 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Facilitators:
David Adams, Student Counseling Service
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your identities. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to analyze how privilege and power exist and function in U.S. culture and how they impact your view of the world. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this discussion. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Diversity/Global Learning.

A classroom setting

Cultivating Open-Mindedness and Critical Thinking in All Classrooms
Transform Teaching icon

Monday, October 29 • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Facilitator:
Janet Moore, University College

How can we foster open-mindedness and critical thinking skills in college classes? Come explore several simple classroom strategies that encourage students to practice looking at problems from multiple perspectives and thinking critically to solve them. After engaging in a series of sample activities from a mathematics course, participants will reflect upon how those strategies might be implemented in their classrooms. Registration is required.

A classroom setting

Crafting Your Philosophy of Teaching
Make Connections icon

Thursday, September 13 • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Facilitator:
Bill Anderson, Family and Consumer Sciences

Now and again we face the often-daunting prospect of writing or revising a philosophy of teaching statement.  When doing so, it is all too easy to restate old ideas that we have grown beyond and that no longer fit who we really are.  In this workshop you will examine the why of revising philosophy of teaching statements.  You will learn how to best incorporate available feedback while reflecting on past successes and shortcomings.  Finally, you will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of how teaching philosophy statements tell your story as a teacher and learner. Registration is required.

CTLT

Teaching with OneNote
Transform Teaching icon

Thursday, October 18 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

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 technology short course first. Registration is required.

CTLT

Reasonable Guessing: Understanding Fair Use
Transform Teaching icon

Wednesday, October 24 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitator:
Eric Harbeson, University of Colorado-Boulder

Academics are frequently confronted by questions of copyright law and fair use. In this workshop, gain greater confidence when applying fair use to support your teaching. You’ll explore the fair use statute, confronting each of the four factors that guide courts in their decision-making. Working alone and with other participants, you’ll get the change to practice evaluating fair use through real-world and hypothetical examples. Registration is required.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad 101: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program
Expand Horizons icon

Monday, November 5 • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Facilitators:
Samantha Potempa, Office of International Studies and Programs
Erin Mikulec, School of Teaching and Learning

Examine the process of developing a faculty-led study abroad program. Participants will learn about the various options available for structuring a program as well as the responsibilities associated with being a faculty director. Participants will also learn about academics in a study abroad program, including course selection, instructional methods, out-of-class learning opportunities, and assessment. Registration is required.

The Study Abroad program offers $100 stipends for tenure- and non-tenure track faculty who complete both workshops in this series. Contact the Office of International Studies and Programs for details.


Study Abroad 102: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program
Expand Horizons icon

Monday, November 12 • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Facilitators:
Samantha Potempa, Office of International Studies and Programs
Erin Mikulec, School of Teaching and Learning

In this advanced session, participants will learn about developing the study abroad proposal, including revisions to the course syllabus. Participants will also begin working on the budget piece of the proposal. Participants will also become familiar with recruitment strategies. Successful participants will have already completed Study Abroad 101 and will have a specific destination and course(s) identified in order to craft their proposals. This is a hands-on workshop, so a laptop is recommended. Registration is required.

The Study Abroad program offers $100 stipends for tenure- and non-tenure track faculty who complete both workshops in this series. Contact the Office of International Studies and Programs for details.

CTLT

Meaningful Feedback for International Student Writers
Engage Learners icon

Friday, October 19 • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitator:
Lisya Seloni, Department of English

Identify how to work effectively and confidently with multilingual students and provide meaningful responses to their writing.  In this workshop, you will work with colleague to explore types of feedback for students whose first language is other than English or a non-mainstream American English.  You will leave with new ideas, resources to create meaningful writing tasks, and effective feedback strategies you can develop and implement for your course. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practices of Diversity/Global Learning and Writing Intensive Courses.

CTLT

Classroom Culture and International Student Success
Engage Learners icon

Friday, September 28 • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitator:
John Baldwin, School of Communication

Creating an open, respectful community is key to all students, especially international students, experiencing deep, powerful learning. In this workshop, you’ll discuss many of the issues international students face in the classroom. Learn to facilitate the development of both student to student and student to teacher relationships. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to negotiate power and distance in relationships to create a truly effective learning environment. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practices of Diversity/Global Learning.

a CTLT short course workshop

Technology Short Courses are just that-- one to three hour workshops to that focus on specific technologies, mainly software and web-based applications. These are hands-on training sessions, so registration is required and seating may be limited. They are open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students. Popular topics include:

For times, details, and to register for a session, select a link above.

CTLT

Early Career Development Circle

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer faculty in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of service at ISU a combination of professional development and peer support. Join us for a series of lively conversations about surviving and thriving in the academy. Come to either the Wednesday or Thursday session.

Future Professors Development Circle

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors.

Learning Communities

Learning Communities are small groups of faculty and staff (5-12 members) who meet regularly each semester to discuss specific topics of shared interest or to meet the needs of specific groups. Each group establishes its own meeting schedule, and CTLT provides space (as requested) and limited funding for books or other relevant materials. To join, please contact one of the group’s facilitators.

CTLT

CTLT offers a number of consultation services to help you identify what’s working... and what needs further work... in your approaches to teaching. Not sure what type of consultation will help you find what you’re looking for? Email CTLT@ilstu.edu to set up a time to speak one-on-one with a CTLT coordinator. You can follow the links below fore more details on specific kinds of consultations.

Accessibility Consultations
Work with a member of the CTLT staff to assess your course content in terms of its accessibility for those with special needs. Accessibility Consultations identify ways you can improve the accessibility of your course materials, especially those communicated through web-based or other electronic channels.
Midterm Chats
Midterm Chats, also referred to as “Small Group Instructional Diagnoses,” allow you to see your course through the eyes of your students—at midterm, while there’s still time to make adjustments and improve student learning.
Video (Ad)Vantage
Watch yourself teach. With Video (Ad)Vantage, we’ll videotape your class and guide you through an informed viewing of the result.
Classroom Observations
See your classroom through the eyes of a professional observer or invite a colleague to observe your teaching. Find out more about Classroom Observations.
Online/Blended Course Review
Through our Online/Blended Course Review, you’ll be able to see your blended or online course through the eyes of a professional consultant.
Instructional Strategy Consultations
Our Instructional Strategy Consultations let you sit down with a member of the CTLT staff to begin a systematic approach to dealing with a teaching/learning issue in your classroom.
2018-09-07T11:30:28.978-05:00 2018