Adopting a “Growth Mindset” for Your Own Practice

by the Reinert Center Staff Last week, several members of the Reinert Center staff attended the annual conference of POD – the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, the premier professional society for people who do what we do.  Much of the conference focused on the field of educational development – the research, […]

The Reinert Center Recognized as a Finalist for POD Innovation Award

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert Center Last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the 38th Annual POD Network Conference, Reinert Center Director, Dr. Debra Rudder Lohe, presented her findings on “The Open Studio: Extending the Traditional Workshop” as one of 24 POD Innovation Award nominees.  The creative idea that Debie shared with […]

The Reinert Center Welcomes Our 2013-2014 Graduate Assistants

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces the three Graduate Assistants on our staff for the 2013-2014 academic year.   Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct research on teaching and learning topics, consult with graduate students about teaching, and assist […]

2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium Recap

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design It is an inspiring and instructive privilege to be able to peek inside others’ classrooms to experience how others teach, hear how and why teachers make the choices they do for students, learning goals and objectives, and respective disciplines, and to consider how such possibilities may be […]

Remembering Dr. Cheryl Cavallo

by Debra Rudder Lohe, PhD, CTTL Director On Sunday, I received the news that Dr. Cheryl Cavallo – faculty emerita in the Program for Physical Therapy here at SLU – had lost her long, difficult battle with cancer.  This news is sad for all who had the great pleasure of knowing Cheryl, and for us here […]

News From the CTTL

We wanted to take a moment to recognize several CTTL staff for some major accomplishments in the past few weeks.  If you see them around, ask them to tell you about what they’ve been working on! Chris Grabau passed his doctoral comprehensive examination on Saturday, October 13.  He is well on his way to a […]

A Year of Innovative Teaching: The CTTL’s Fellowship Program Continues to Thrive

by Michaella Hammond, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning While this year marks the Center’s 15-year anniversary, the fall semester also marks our first full year of the Innovative Teaching Fellows program, which began with three pioneering full-time faculty members who taught in the Learning Studio during the Fall […]

The CTTL Welcomes Our 2012-2013 Graduate Assistants

  by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty and Graduate Student Development   The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is very lucky to have three Graduate Assistants on our staff.   Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct research on teaching and […]

Welcome Back: What You Need to Know about SLU Global (a.k.a., Blackboard)

By Kim Scharringhausen, Instructional Liasion Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been around here at Saint Louis University almost from the time they first became available in 1995.  SLU adopted WebCT in 1997 and launched it as a small pilot for the Nursing School and then made it available to the entire University.  My relationship with […]

CTTL Director Talks on Fox 2 Local News

Our own CTTL Director, Dr. Debra Lohe, spoke on the Fox 2 News morning broadcast  on Wednesday, July 25 about engaging students in learning by leveraging software, such as Tegrity, in a “flipped class” model. In this teaching model, teachers rethink the traditional class model asking students to watch lectures and take notes as homework, […]