Friday March 27
Please join us for two exciting workshops presented by Cheelan Bo-Linn
Building Effective Student Teams: What, How, and Why
Informal Early Feedback (IEF): Using Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn is the Senior Specialist in Education in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her primary responsibilities are to provide consultations and develop programs for faculty, unit heads, and academic departments to promote excellence in teaching and learning. She is also the coordinator for the campus annual Faculty Retreat and the Junior Faculty Seminar Series. She was the campus coordinator when Illinois was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as a Leadership Institution with the focus on undergraduate research. She has been invited to present nationally and internationally, most recently in India and Taiwan. She has been the educational consultant on NSF, USAID, and Fulbright grants. Her most recent workshop topics are active learning, student teams, inquiry-based learning, formal and informal assessment of teaching and learning, classroom research, and teaching philosophy statement.
Register here to attend either of these workshops.
Ask the Students! Continuing a great program started last year, we will again invite faculty to interact with a panel of students to discuss issues related to teaching and learning, classrooms, and the student experience. This semester, the topic is Making “Work” Worth It. Students will be answering questions surrounding workload issues, student work-life balance and how they prioritize their coursework, value placed on class assignments… and whatever else you would like to ask them! Join us February 24 at 4:00pm in LRC224.
Cheelan Bo-Linn (University of Illinois) will visit in March and conduct several talks. One will focus on Team Based Learning and the other on Student Informal Feedback and its importance in the classroom. Stay tuned for more information on times and locations for these talks!
STEM to STEAM? Art and Science combined?
Please join us for two exciting presentations from Dr. Stephen Thomas
Student drawings and textbook visuals in science education
- 12:00-1:00 pm
- Jamrich 1320
sTem: How to capitalize on technology in the teaching of science
- Jamrich 1320
- This talk is part of the Biology Department Seminar Series
Dr. Thomas is a professor at Michigan State University who focuses on how to teach science to non-scientists. His research focuses on the visual communication of science. Much of his work tries to elaborate on the overlap of art, science, education, and technology. He is also involved with the STEM to STEAM movement, or… how do you add the Arts to improve training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Recent projects have looked at MOOCs, augmented reality, and mobile applications. He currently serves as the Associate Direction of the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science and the CNS Digital Curriculum Coordinator at Michigan State University where he also holds an appointment as the Assistant Curator for Science Education at the MSU Museum. Check out his website.
CTL Hours: December 15th – December 24th
- Mondays – Fridays: 10am-5:00pm
CTL Hours: January 5th – January 10th
- Monday – Thursday: 10am-5:00pm
- Friday – Saturday: 10:am-4:00pm
The CTL will be closed from December 25th through January 4th, and will resume normal semester hours on Monday, January 12th.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will be open the following days and times during the week of November 24th:
- Monday, 11/24 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, 11/25 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, 11/26 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday, 11/27 – Closed
- Friday, 11/28 – Closed
- Saturday, 11/29 – Closed
We will resume normal semester hours on Monday, December 1st.