Before the Break: Teaching Considerations for this Summer

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design Late April to mid-May is often a frenetic time of year for faculty, students, and staff (admittedly, my mind often wanders to a beach much like the one pictured here in Venice Beach).  The semester is winding down, culminating projects are well underway, and time is fleeting […]

Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection

Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 am 12:00 pm College Church Ballroom In this interactive workshop, Dr. Patti Clayton will share a research-grounded model for critical reflection and engage participants in a hands-on workshop to enhance understanding of the features of critical reflection. Participants will leave with practical strategies […]

2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium

Full-time faculty members are cordially invited to the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning’s 2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in room 213 in Des Peres Hall.  Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall. Interested attendees are invited to register online […]

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 […]

Renewing Praxis & Pedagogy: Upcoming CTTL Events

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design We talk a lot about renewal in the Center, largely because faculty development creates a unique opportunity for all of us to discover what works in higher ed, what we hope to improve or accomplish when working with students, and how to feel re-engaged and re-energized with […]

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2012

              by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design Interested in exploring collaborative course design, authentic technology-enhanced assessment methods, and strategies for integrating purposeful learning technologies into online, blended, and face-to-face classes? Look no further than the annual regional conference, Focus on Teaching & Technology (FTTC) hosted by the […]

Neil Fleming, Creator of VARK, Returns to SLU

Are you teaching if no one is learning?  What does the research tell us about how people learn?  How do you make the shift to learning-focused teaching activities, as opposed to coverage-focused ones? These are just a few of the questions Neil Fleming will help us to answer when he returns to SLU on Friday, […]

It’s a Party!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning is pleased to invite members of the SLU community to celebrate a new year, a new name, and a big milestone! This fall marks our 15th anniversary as a comprehensive teaching center (read about the Center’s history here), as well as our first semester operating under our […]

Collaborative Learning in Action: The Online Teaching and Learning Institute

It’s a popular question for the contemporary academic — How do I transfer a face-to-face, traditional classroom experience to an online or blended setting? This summer the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning explored this question by hosting its first Online Teaching and Learning Institute (OTLI) from May 21 through June 1. Nine full-time […]