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Spring Workshops and Events

CTLT’s spring 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 Street unless otherwise noted.

Need help finding the right events? Most workshops are tagged with one or more of CTLT’s Keys to Enhanced Teaching.

If you have questions, please email 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.

  • eLearning à la Carte
  • Spring Institute • March 12-16
  • Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program
  • The Fulbright Awards Experience
  • Literacy in the College Classroom
  • Foundations of Diversity
  • Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric Online Workshop
  • Technology Short Courses
  • Learning Communities and Development Circles
  • Midterm Chats and Consultations
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eLearning à la Carte
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Learn to design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. eLearning à la Carte features six, one-hour web conferencing workshops that are attended fully online. Register for as many or as few of these lunchtime sessions as fit your interest and schedule. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each eLearning à la Carte workshop is limited to 20 faculty members. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

These interactive sessions will use Zoom, a browser-based conferencing platform. You do not need to create an account to participate. However, as these are interactive sessions, you will need:

  • a laptop or personal computer
  • a headset with microphone
  • a reliable, high-speed internet connection
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March 12-16
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Spring Institute 2018 features a variety of half- and full day workshops to enhance all aspects of your teaching, including how you design and use assessments in your courses. Click on a link below for details on each workshop.

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

Monday, 3/12 Tuesday, 3/13 Wednesday, 3/14 Thursday, 3/15 Friday, 3/16
Fostering Student Collaboration
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milner Library, Room 213C
Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B
Your Classroom Technology Policy
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 103B
Improve Your Online Course
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room 103B
Finish Strong
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 103B
ReggieNet: Lessons
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 108
Introduction to Screencast-o-Matic Pro
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 108
ReggieNet: Collaborative Assignments
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 108
Use Concept Maps to Encourage Deep Learning
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B
 
      Screencast-o-Matic Pro: Make It and Take It
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Room 108
 
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Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program
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Study Abroad 101: Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Program

Tuesday, January 30 • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Register for this workshop

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.


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

Tuesday, February 27 • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Register for this workshop

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.

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The Fulbright Awards Experience
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Introduction to Fulbright Awards

Tuesday, April 3 • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New session!

Facilitator:
Erin Mikulec, School of Teaching and Learning

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Get an introduction to the Fulbright Scholar program. Learn about the different types of awards available and their requirements. You’ll learn how to search for the best award for your work and begin to identify an award for future application. Participants will also understand the timeline of the Fulbright application process. This workshop is for faculty and administrative professional staff only. Registration is required.

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


Developing Your Fulbright Application

Tuesday, April 10 • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Facilitator:
Erin Mikulec, School of Teaching and Learning

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Learn how to negotiate the Embark online form to apply for the Fulbright award you have identified. Explore how to gather the necessary letters of invitation and recommendation needed for the application, in addition to developing the project narrative. This workshop is appropriate for those interested in applying for the 2018 deadline or in the future. A Fulbright Ambassador may be on-site to answer additional questions and provide more insight into the Fulbright experience. This workshop is for faculty and administrative professional staff only. Registration is required.

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

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Literacy in the College Classroom
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CTLT’s Literacy in the College Classroom seminars continue conversations from the 2018 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium. Join with colleagues to discover the unique ways students discover and create new knowledge, while learning how to help them develop the literacies necessary to your discipline.

Understanding Disciplinary Literacies in the College Classroom

Tuesday, February 20 • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New session!

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

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One of the biggest concerns faculty have about their students’ learning is that students don’t read for class. In this session, we will discuss the challenges of the reading materials and the reading skills required in college courses. We will also explore what it means to “read deeply” and how we want students to read in our specific content areas. Registration is required.


Text Complexity and Academic Language

Thursday, March 8 • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

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As experts in our fields, we are familiar with the reading practices of our disciplines. Students, however, may not be. Examine the specific complexities of the texts we require (or desire) students to read. We will analyze our texts for text demands and reading purposes. We will also discuss academic language and strategies for helping our students understand and use it. Bring a copy of reading materials you use in a course. Registration is required.


But I’m Not a Reading Teacher: Strategies for Supporting Students’ Disciplinary Reading

Thursday, April 12 • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Register for this workshop

How can we support our students as they develop disciplinary literacies? Share and develop strategies that will encourage and support students as they learn to read the texts of our disciplines. Identify the demands of the texts you use and how students are expected to use the information. Share before, during, and after reading strategies that will help students navigate those texts. Registration is required.

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Foundations of Diversity
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CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity 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.

Bias, Stereotypes, and Discrimination

Friday, February 16 • Noon to 1:15 p.m.

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

Register for this workshop

Bias and discrimination come in many forms and persist on many levels in our society, despite efforts to promote inclusion and enact civil rights legislation. Whether subtle or overt, these issues continue to impact race relations in our country… and the experience of students of color in our classrooms. This seminar will help you better define concepts like bias, prejudice, and discrimination. You’ll explore the nature of implicit bias and stereotype threat, and discover tools 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.


Microaggression

Friday, March 2 • Noon to 1:15 p.m.

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

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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

Friday, April 6 • Noon to 1:15 p.m.

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

Register for this workshop

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.

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Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric Online Workshop
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Begins Tuesday, March 20

Facilitator:
Tonya Pierce, School of Information Technology

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Learn about the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and how to use it to review an online course. This internationally recognized workshop includes hands-on activities designed to help you discover how to continuously improve an online course so that it meets research-based standards of high quality.

This version of the workshop is offered a two-week, fully online workshop. It begins Tuesday, March 20 and ends on Monday, April 2.

Normally, this workshop 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. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a Quality Matters™ certificate of completion. Registration is required.

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Technology Short Courses
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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.

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Learning Communities and Development Circles

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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. Topics are based on chapters from Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston. Participants will receive a copy of the book and an executive summary of each chapter. 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. Although the topic of each meeting will be based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004), there are no “required” readings.

Teaching-Learning Communities

Teaching-Learning Communities (TLCs) 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.

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Midterm Chats and Consultations
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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.
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