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Upcoming Events

October 2019

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

Photoshop: Layers

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition. Registration is required.

Teaching with Zoom

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In this face-to-face workshop, you’ll practice using Zoom, the university’s online conferencing platform, to facilitate learning. Learn how to set up virtual meetings, and explore useful tools like polls, break-out rooms, and more. You’ll also learn about integration with ReggieNet and how to get your own free, “pro” account through the university. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Thursday, October 17th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

OneDrive: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, October 22nd
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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. Topic each meeting will be based on chapters in the book, Teaching What You Don’t Know (Harvard University Press, 2012); however,…

Photoshop: Selections

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop’s more advanced selection tools. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Little Tools for Teaching

Date:
Thursday, October 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Most instructors are familiar ReggieNet’s most popular tools like the Gradebook, Assignments, and Tests & Quizzes. But ReggieNet has much more to offer. Get a brief hands-on overview of some of the lesser used ReggieNet tools. You’ll delve into tools like Dropbox, PostEm, Attendance, Polls, Blogs, Calendar, and Roster. See if these hidden ReggieNet gems can help your teaching! Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Thursday, October 24th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes. Registration is required.

Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Date:
Tuesday, October 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to poll an audience. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, October 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

November 2019

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, November 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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…

OneNote: Introduction

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

OUCampus

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

Reclaiming Conversation

Date:
Monday, November 4th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join CTLT Director Claire Lamonica in reading and discussing Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkel. Turkel's central argument is that we live in an age that enables, perhaps actively encourages, us to move our conversations into digital spaces, avoiding face-to-face conversations in personal, professional, and public spheres. We even, she suggests, lose the impetus to engage in internal conversations, our private reflections, as we spend more and more time focused on our ubiquitous devices. Rather than advising us to remove ourselves from…

Formstack for Beginners

Date:
Tuesday, November 5th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack. Registration is required. (Please note: Qualtrics is the recommended survey platform for research. Learn more at About.IllinoisState.edu/SurveyOptions.

ReggieNet: Rubrics

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rubrics, a long-requested feature in ReggieNet, are finally here! This workshop will introduce you to this new tool, show you how to construct rubrics and associate them with assignments, tests and quizzes, and more. You’ll also see how students can view rubric-based feedback. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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. Topic each meeting will be based on chapters in the book, Teaching What You Don’t Know (Harvard University Press, 2012); however,…

Excel: Level 1

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Registration is required.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Date:
Monday, November 11th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Screencast-O-Matic is an inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use the news-test.illinoisstate.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

Excel: Level 2

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values. Registration is required.

Early-Career Faculty Development Circle

Date:
Thursday, November 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CTLT’s Early-Career Faculty Circles offer instructors in their first three years of service at Illinois State 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. This group meets on select…

December 2019

Reclaiming Conversation

Date:
Monday, December 2nd
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join CTLT Director Claire Lamonica in reading and discussing Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkel. Turkel's central argument is that we live in an age that enables, perhaps actively encourages, us to move our conversations into digital spaces, avoiding face-to-face conversations in personal, professional, and public spheres. We even, she suggests, lose the impetus to engage in internal conversations, our private reflections, as we spend more and more time focused on our ubiquitous devices. Rather than advising us to remove ourselves from…

ReggieNet: Gradebook Overview

Date:
Wednesday, December 4th
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get a hands-on tour of the ReggieNet Gradebook tool. Learn how to create items within the Gradebook or add them from other ReggieNet tools. You’ll tackle basic features like setting up grade categories, working with weighted categories, reordering your gradebook items, and viewing grading statistics. Registration is required.

January 2020

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, January 8th 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the largest conversation of its kind on campus. The 2020 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium will feature dozens of presentations, panel discussions, and posters from colleagues at Illinois State. The conference theme is Intentional Technologies: Reclaiming Our Spaces. This event is open to all Illinois State faculty, staff, and graduate students, and includes a free luncheon featuring keynote speaker José Antonio Bowen, author of Teaching Naked.  Registration opens in mid-October. Find out more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Symposium