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March 12 - 16, 2018

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, 3/12 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
 

Session Descriptions


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Fostering Student Collaboration

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Monday, March 12 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milner Library, Room 213C

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Facilitators:
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Learning with peers can be powerful, but structuring collaborative learning experiences is not without its challenges. Add in collaborative technologies and spaces such as the Collaborative Classroom in Milner Library, and both the challenges and the rewards are multiplied.  This makes the very idea of “group work” daunting, but worthwhile. This workshop, held in the Collaborative Classroom, will give you a chance to experience collaborative and cooperative learning first-hand and discover how to incorporate these practices into your teaching. Registration is required.

This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Collaborative Assignments and Projects.


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ReggieNet: Lessons

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Monday, March 12 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 108

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Facilitator:
Charles Bristow, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Discover how to easily create online instructional modules using the Lessons tool. This powerful tool allows you to integrate content, resources and multimedia as well as other tools within your ReggieNet site (Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums) into online lessons. Learn advanced design strategies, and how to create lessons that incorporate prerequisites and interactive components. Registration is required.


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Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric

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Tuesday, March 13 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B

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Facilitator:
Linda Summers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

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. 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.

Please note: This is a single-day, face-to-face workshop. This content will also be presented as part of an asynchronous online workshop starting April 20. Separate registration is required for that experience.


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Introduction to Screencast-o-Matic Pro

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Tuesday, March 13 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 108

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Facilitator:
Greg Maier, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Learn to use this popular screen recording software to create voiced-over videos. You’ll record, create voice-over, edit, and insert footage into our yown practice video. You’ll also learn how to upload it for online viewing. Registration is required.

Please note: Participants who would like to produce a video for use with their courses are encouraged to also register for the Screencast-o-Matic: Make It and Take It workshop on Thursday, March 15.


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Your Classroom Technology Policy

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Wednesday, March 14 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 103B

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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. Registration is required.


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ReggieNet: Collaborative Assignments

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Wednesday, March 14 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 108

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Facilitator:
Charles Bristow, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The ReggieNet Assignments tool has advanced features that allow for different kinds of student interactions. The group assignments feature allows groups of students to make a single submission. The peer review feature allows students to provide feedback to other students. Explore how to use these features to enhance student collaboration. Registration is required.


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Improve Your Online Course

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Thursday, March 15 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 103B

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Facilitator:
Linda Summers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

This half-day workshop will help you develop a course improvement plan for a blended or online course you have taught at least once – and intend to teach again. The session introduces the Quality Matters™ Higher Education Rubric and covers how to apply QM standards to improve your blended or online course.

Normally, this workshop costs $300. As a service to University instructors, CTLT will offer this workshop free of charge to instructors who have an online or blended course they want to improve. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive Quality Matters™ certificate of completion. Registration is required.

Please 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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Use Concept Maps to Encourage Deep Learning

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Thursday, March 15 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 103B

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

PowerPoint-based lectures divide information into bullet points, leading to flash card-oriented learning strategies. Concept maps, on the other hand, require students to make connections. The connection of concepts and relationships leads to more complex levels of learning. Uncover the various ways concept maps can be used. You’ll also create a template your students can use for a topic you teach. Registration is required.


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Screencast-o-Matic Pro: Make It and Take It

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Thursday, March 15 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 108

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Facilitator:
Greg Maier, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Using materials from your own courses, create one or more short videos of about 20-minutes in length using Screencast-o-Matic Pro. Materials you can bring include PowerPoint presentations, ReggieNet courses, other websites, or anything else that can be displayed on a computer screen and recorded with voice-over. Registration is required.

Please note: Participants new to Screencast-o-Matic Pro should register for the introductory workshop on Tuesday, March 13.


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Finish Strong

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Friday, March 16 • 9 a.m. to noon
Room 103B

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Facilitators:
Julie-Ann McFann, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Jeff Rients, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Do you feel like your course has gotten off track somehow? Perhaps you’re teaching a new prep and feel like you’re running low on ideas. Maybe you’re teaching a topic outside your comfort zone and worry about the limits of your own knowledge. Whatever the reason, if you feel like the second half of your course plan could use a tune-up, join us for this judgement-free workshop, and get help using sound, research-based practices. We know you can still finish the semester strong. Registration is required.


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