Engaging All Learners: Faculty Conversations Podcast Series

by Sandy Gambill, Instructional Designer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning In this second in series of conversations with faculty, Leslie Hinyard, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Academic Affairs at SLUCOR, talks with Sandy Gambill, about engaging a wide spectrum of students in an online Masters of Science in Health Outcomes Research. To […]

Engaging All Learners: Faculty Conversations Podcast Series

In keeping with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, this is the first in series of conversations with faculty on how they engage all learners in their classroom. In this podcast, Julie Wolter, Associate Professor in the Program in Health Sciences, talks with Sandy Gambill, about an introductory Honors Course she taught last fall […]

What’s Globally-Engaged Online and Blended Learning?

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design On Tuesday, February 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Room 256, Saint Louis University faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to explore and identify existing globally-centered organizations, resources, teaching practices, and learning experiences available at SLU. Participants will have an opportunity to consider […]

Getting Started in Designing Accessible Course Materials Workshop

Facilitators: Dr. Karen Myers and Michaella Thornton Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 1-3 pm Busch Student Center, Room 253B “Students with disabilities are in danger of being either excluded from the new media revolution or accommodated as after-thoughts of pedagogies that fail to anticipate their needs,” writes Sean Zdenek, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and […]

Teaching for the First Time: 15 Tips

by Erin Solomon, Divya Subramaniam, and Dipti Subramaniam from the CTTL It’s the beginning of a new semester, and in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), we, the CTTL Graduate Assistants, would like to present 15 tips for anyone who may be teaching for the first time.  While […]

First Impressions: A Reflection on our Snap Judgements of our Students

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison, CTTL As your students file in on the first day of class, what assumptions do you make about them? At the recent Winter Institute, the keynote speaker, Dr. Nina Ha, helped to bring to light the assumptions we make about others and consequently our students. Through her keynote address, (Re) Discovering […]

Environment As the Third Teacher

by Flannery Burke, Associate Professor in the Department of History Preschool might not be the first stop for most university educators when evaluating their own pedagogy, but it was for me when I encountered CTTL’s Learning Studio. First, some background: My son went to a pre-school that follows the Reggio-Emilia method, a pedagogical philosophy that […]

Helping Students Connect the Dots using a Wiki

by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy I love watching how children imitate behaviors they have observed from role models.  They develop their ability to problem solve new experiences by memories and trial and error.  Young children are fearless.  They are not afraid to try new things and make mistakes.  You can almost see their […]

15 Strategies for Moving Beyond Lecture Capture: Interactive Instructional Uses for Tegrity

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert CTTL In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), I am excited to share “15 Strategies for Moving Beyond Lecture Capture: Interactive Uses for Tegrity” so faculty and students may continue to use this SLU-supported learning technology in […]

Teaching Students to be Good Communicators: Flying by the Seat of My Pants

by Mike Lewis, Associate Professor, Chemistry I spent the last part of last week at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  A fourth year PhD student came to the conference with me, and she gave two oral presentations.  One was on a project she has been talking about for a while – she has […]