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Teach Talk Listen Learn is a podcast featuring conversations about teaching and learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Join host Bob Dignan and his guests as they shine a spotlight on the innovative and creative ways faculty and instructors across campus are shaking up the hallowed halls of academia to engage traditional and nontraditional students in all modalities and create transformative learning experiences for them. 
 
This podcast is produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. Email us: ttll@illinois.edu. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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Teach Talk Listen Learn is a podcast featuring conversations about teaching and learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Join host Bob Dignan and his guests as they shine a spotlight on the innovative and creative ways faculty and instructors across campus are shaking up the hallowed halls of academia to engage traditional and nontraditional students in all modalities and create transformative learning experiences for them. 
 
This podcast is produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. Email us: ttll@illinois.edu. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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    Tearing Down the Garden Walls

    Tearing Down the Garden Walls

    Episode SummaryData Science Discovery website. 
     
    Microproject created for the podcast listeners! Data Science with Python for beginners in under an hour!
    Professors Karle and Wade spin their tale of rapid course development, co-teaching, iterative course design, big ideas with manageable steps, and tearing down the garden walls. The project in discussion, Data Science Discovery, is available on the open internet and ready for you to explore!
    We referenced the 2022 Faculty Retreat and more info is here: https://facultyretreat.citl.illinois.edu/
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your teaching? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu.
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation!

    About the guestsKarle Flanagan is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
    Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider is a faculty in the Department of Computer Science in the Grainger College of Engineering at The University of Illinois (UIUC).
    Eric Schumacher the Media Production Coordinator at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. 

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    • 45 min
    Community Building in the Classroom

    Community Building in the Classroom

    About the guests Sarah Rose Cavanagh is a psychologist, professor, and Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at Simmons University, where she teaches classes on affective science and mental health, researches the intersections of emotion, motivation, and learning, and provides educational development for faculty. 
     
    Tyler Schanck is an Instructional Media Producer at CITL. 
     
    Episode Summary Sarah Rose Cavanagh (Simmons University) was the Keynote speaker at the 2022 Reimagining the Classroom Symposium. From the Symposium website: As we emerge from the pandemic it’s time to celebrate our progress and look optimistically toward the future as we try to discern the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. Plans that are on the drawing table today will become the classrooms of tomorrow. Let's work together to build teaching and learning spaces that our faculty and students need to succeed. 
     
    The Reimagining the Classroom Symposium has been evolving from the first Flexible Learning Summit in 2013 to the first virtual Breaking New Ground webinar in 2021, but our mission remains the same: to support the Strategic 150 goal of promoting transformative learning experiences for our students by exploring the complex relationships between physical classrooms, teaching pedagogies, and emerging technologies. 
     
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your teaching? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu. 
     
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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    • 17 min
    Digital Natives and Primary Sources

    Digital Natives and Primary Sources

    Episode Transcript available here. 

    About the guests D. Fairchild Ruggles is the Debra L. Mitchell Chair in Landscape Architecture and Professor teaching in that Department, which is in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.  
     
    Ava Wolf is an assistant director at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. 
     
    Episode Summary Prof Ruggles teaches about architecture and landscapes in the Islamic world, the Mediterranean, and South Asia. She also teaches across three levels of instruction on our campus; undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. Ava Wolf and Bob Dignan at CITL sit down with Dede to explore some guiding thoughts on teaching history, especially teaching with and through primary sources. In the age of the meme, digital native students are quick to assemble and remix media, but how might teachers help translate those energies into the academic traditions of critical analysis. And even further translate those skills and energies into perceptions of story all around us – even in architecture and landscape. 
     
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your teaching? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu. 
     
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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    • 38 min
    Mini-Project Magic

    Mini-Project Magic

    Episode transcript available here. 
    About the guests 
    Leon Liebenberg, Teaching Assistant Professor in The Grainger College of Engineering.  
     
    Ava Wolf is an assistant director at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. 
     
    Resources 
    Conference Presentation slide deck by Leon Liebenberg and Taylor Tucker: “Implementing Mini-Projects to Build Community and Improve Student Engagement.” 
     
    Webarticle: “ENGINE team evaluating teaching methods that effectively engage students” 
     
     
    Episode Description 
    In this episode, Ava Wolf (CITL) and Leon Liebenberg (ENG) join host Bob Dignan to dispel Leon’s recipe for magic in his engineering courses. Combining the head, the heart and the hands, Leon’s students have been raving about this team-based, project learning structures for a few years now. We explore the needs and attitudes of students at Illinois, and how Leon’s passions for engineering education are translating into highly motivated, self-regulated, creative, imaginative, pragmatic graduates. 
     
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your experience with creating a graphic syllabus or another teaching topic? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu. 
     
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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    • 24 min
    Teaching about/through/with Human-Centered Design

    Teaching about/through/with Human-Centered Design

    Episode transcript available here. 
     
    About the guests Dawn Bohn is a Teaching Associate Professor and Director of the Online Masters of Science in Food Science program in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. 
     
    Watch the Art of Teaching: Lunchtime Seminar Series’ May 6, 2021 Faculty Panel Presentation, “An Exploration of Multi-Modal Assignments,” featuring Bohn and other Illinois instructors. 
     
    Saab Shehad, Head of Assessment and Research at the Siebel Center for Design. 
     
    Read Shehab’s white paper, “Teaching With, About, and Through Human-Centered Design.” 
    Watch Shehab’s Sept. 2, 2021 Art of Teaching: Lunchtime Seminar Series presentation, “Pedagogy and Assessment of Human Centered Design.” 
     
    Jim Wentworth, Associate Director at CITL. 
     
    Episode resources Learn more about the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition. 
    Learn more about the Seibel Center for Design. 
    Explore Seibel Center for Designs workshops for learners and instructors.  
    Explore Seibel Center for Design courses. 
     
    Summary A cornerstone of the Seibel Center for Design’s mission, Shehad described HCD as “a problem-solving approach that tries first to identify the unmet need of a certain population. Once this unmet need is identified, we partner with those people … to arrive at a solution. 
     
    “This is not easy and usually takes time,” he continues, adding the process takes lots of empathy for the user and iterations to arrive at a solution, but it’s well worth it. “Research shows us that whenever human-centered design is used, your chances of arriving to an innovative or creative or … genuine solution to a problem are way higher.” 
     
    Shehab and Bohn have been collaborating to embed HCD in various food science courses, including Bohn’s capstone course, Food Product Development. 
     
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your experience with Human-Centered Design or another teaching topic? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu. 
     
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois.

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    • 31 min
    Keep, Stop, Start: A Primer on Early Informal Feedback (IEF)

    Keep, Stop, Start: A Primer on Early Informal Feedback (IEF)

    Episode transcript available here.

    About the guest Cheelan Bo-Linn is a senior specialist in education at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. 
     
    Episode resources Informal Early Feedback (IEF) 
    Sample Informal Early Feedback document 
    IEF Deconstructed document 
    Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) 
     

    Episode Summary In this episode, host Bob Dignan invites his CITL colleague, Cheelan Bo-Linn, into the studio to talk about the role of teacher evaluation tools, namely Informal Early Feedback or IEF. 
     
    Before broaching the informal assessment, the senior specialist in education—who works with Illinois faculty from all disciplines to improve their teaching—says it’s necessary to understand its formal counterpart—the Instructor and Course Evaluation System or ICES. 
     
    “ICES is a really good formative assessment,” says Bo-Linn, who describes some of the features of the official end-of semester student ratings system for faculty and teaching assistants used by many academic units. 
     
    Bo-Linn then breaks down the EIF—typically given to students between Weeks 4 and 8—and its benefits. 
     
    “ICES typically taps into teaching … but we should also tap into learning,” she says, adding the EIF does that well and can be tailored to the course. 
     
    “How are you doing? What are you struggling in? Are you keeping up with the readings.” she continues, adding instructors can use the answers to make quick adjustments to the course and hopefully, improve learning outcomes for current students. 
     
    Listen to the podcast hear the full discussion, including the three things IEFs can help instructors hone in on and how CITL can help instructors apply survey responses to refine their courses. 
     
    Did you enjoy this episode, or do you have a story to share about your experience with IEFs or another teaching topic? Drop us a note at ttll@illinois.edu. 
     
    This podcast was produced by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois. Episodes can be found on our website, citl.illinois.edu, and major podcast platforms. We hope you’ll find us there and join the conversation! 

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    • 31 min

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