Today at 12pm: Multi Media Tools to Support Learning and Creativity
Join us online at noon today for our next Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar featuring Karin Hodgin-Jones (FAA) who will demonstrate how she uses MIRO and other collaboration tools to create assignments and assessments. Karin has been exploring different strategies for helping students develop multi-media projects in her studio design courses. As her assignments usually unfold over multiple stages she’s come up with a fun and interesting way of using digital collaboration tools and group projects to build and reinforce learning and creativity. Karin’s presentation was one of the most popular during the Illinois Summer Teaching Institute and we are delighted to feature a more in-depth discussion applicable to all disciplines in this Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar. Register for Zoom link.
Seibel Center for Design's Grand Opening Ceremony
Siebel Center for Design invites the campus to its grand opening/open house. Scheduled speakers include SCD director Rachel Switzky, University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen, Chancellor Robert Jones, & Provost Andreas Cangellaris. Tom Siebel will also deliver remarks, formally dedicating the facility.
October 8, 1–5 PM at the Siebel Center for Design. If you're unable to attend in person, watch via livestream at go.illinois.edu/scdgo.
TA Reading Groups Starting for Fall
How do the best college teachers teach? Find out by reading Ken Bain's What the Best College Teachers Do along with fellow TAs and a CITL facilitator. Meetings will be arranged to fit your schedule and participation will count towards the teaching certificates. Sign up for a reading group by following this link - you will be matched up with other TAs and a facilitator with similar availability.
Transformative Learning through Zines Capstone Event
The “Transformative Learning through Zine Making” HRI research cluster formed during the 2019-2020 academic year with the purpose of exploring zines as a pedagogical tool to delve into concepts such as visual literacy, multimodal communication, and the dynamics surrounding alternative media, hierarchical power structures, and expertise.
Join the capstone event at the Seibel Center for Design on October 14-15. Check the website for event details.
Playful by Design Symposium
Calling all playful people! The Playful by Design Symposium is back and will take place in-person at the Seibel Center for Design on October 14-16. Be part of a growing community on campus exploring games and game-like activities and their impact on teaching and learning. Thursday kicks off at 3pm with a Reception followed by Keynote Speaker Jeremy Bernstein, Principle Writer at Volition, discussing experiences gained from over 15 years in game design. Friday begins at 10am with a series of lightning round presentations on technology resources, games research, game design, games in the classroom, and learning simulations. The fun continues through Saturday in different campus locations. All are welcome at these free events. Check the website for event details.
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students
The final versions of both the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students are now available at go.illinois.edu/lotrae.