Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,
Good news from the LCLC:
-- Our staff is refreshed, energized, and looking forward to your questions! email@example.com
-- Our peer tutors are headed to graduate school
: for example, Anye (Spanish) and Teodora (Italian) are both applying to UIC’s own Jane Addams College of Social Work. Evan (German) is applying to German Studies programs, including our own.
-- Our newsletter has a new look
! Let us know what you think about it: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Our virtual office is open online M-F 9-5
: Drop in! See the big link below.
* * *In this week’s newsletter:
- Peer tutoring for BLP students in French, German, Italian, and Spanish starts today! Meet our current tutors, all students in upper-level classes in these languages.
- LCSL 505: Teaching with Technology news
- Visit our Drop-In Helpdesk with any questions, concerns, or requests you may have.
- Online Teaching Success Stories: Mutual Support through breakout groups
- This week's LCLC workshop: Zoom annotation tools
- Weekly Reading: Our HyFlex Experiment: What’s Worked and What Hasn’t
- Online Language Events
Visit our website at lclc.uic.edu or stop by to chat in our Drop-In Helpdesk (Virtual Office).
Peer tutoring starts Tuesday, January 19!
Meet Spanish tutor Samie!
Peer tutoring for BLP in French, German, Italian, and Spanish starts next week. Meet our great group of undergraduate peer tutors, including a recent addition to the team, Spanish peer tutor Samie!
All tutoring is online for Spring 2021. Check out the LCLC Peer Tutoring Insta feed for fun facts about language and culture.
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LCSL 505: Teaching with Technology
Still time to register!
Next LCSL 505 class meets on Friday, January 29, 3-4:45pm and we will explore LMS (learning managment systems) and course building:
- Building a course shell in different LMS’s: Blackboard, Coursesites, Schoology, Edmodo, Google Classroom, etc.
- Best practices and organization for building a class in different modalities (online, blended/hybrid, face to face, and hyflex!)
You can still register for the course and catch up on the first session!
All LCSL instructors are invited to attend any LCSL 505 session!
Questions? Email us!
Get immediate help from the LCLC staff!
Drop in with questions about VoiceThread... Blackboard Grade Center... creating quizzes…. or practice using Collaborate or Zoom. We will be happy to walk you through different steps, show you what can be done with technology tools, answer questions, and help however we can!
We’re open Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm. No appointment necessary, just drop in or email us at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Breakout groups for sharing coping strategies
"I devoted part of the class to breakout groups where students (in English) could share their experiences during the pandemic, share strategies to cope, offer support to each other, and also share strategies to stay connected and motivated."
- Emanuela Zanotti Carney, Italian
Read more success stories
Please send us YOUR success story! What worked for you? What helped your students learn and retain information? What helped you AND your students feel supported and, perhaps, a little more at home in a virtual environment? Share your success stories with us, and we will share your experiences with other UIC instructors!
Thursday 3:00-4:00, Friday 12:00-1:00
Are you using Zoom for your online classes? Stop by one of our workshops this week to learn about annotation tools. These tools help you highlight, mark, draw, make notes, and more when you are sharing a screen or a whiteboard. We will go over the basic tool functions and how to configure your meetings to allow your students to participate, and guide you through practice annotation exercises.
Click this link to join a workshop session on Blackboard Collaborate during the times listed above.
Article of the Week
“I’ve been teaching college classes for 23 years, and there have been times this semester when I’ve felt less like a teacher and more like one of those circus performers spinning stacks of plates and cups on my arms and head — except in my case, there are many more drops and crashes.”
Read More Here
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