Online Teaching Courses
Participants enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills are required to take three online courses (also referred to as online seminars) in the following sequence:
- September 10 - 21: Teaching Philosophy (closed)
- October 1 - 12: Course Design (closed)
- October 29 - November 9: Learning Technologies (registration closes 10/24)
Teaching Essentials Series
Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox. After a brief introduction about the why's and how's of the teaching strategy, participants will draft a lesson plan, assignment, or project that will put the tool to work immediately. This series is especially beneficial for those who are new to teaching or who want to refresh their teaching essentials.
- Facilitating Group Discussion, September 24, 3 - 4:00 p.m., Des Peres Hall 213
- Designing a Meaningful In-Class Activity, November 12, 3 - 4:00 p.m., Des Peres Hall 213
Registration for Teaching Essentials is requested by following this link.
From Coverage to Learning: Re-envisioning Lecture (Praxis Workshop)
James Fortney, October 12, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
This workshop will focus on the challenge of “content coverage,” or the pressure many instructors feel to teach a lot of information during a single class session. Participants will consider this challenge in the context of their own courses and develop strategies for organizing, preparing, and delivering content in ways that support student learning.
Strategies for a Successful Flipped Classroom (Praxis Workshop)
Chris Grabau, October 30, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
This interactive workshop will present course design and teaching strategies related to the flipped classroom. Attendees will investigate how to utilize flipped classroom strategies in order to best support course objectives, teaching methodologies, assessment strategies, and student learning.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium and the James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award Ceremony
November 2, BSC St. Louis Room, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves researching questions about teaching activities and student learning by formally studying the teaching and learning activities of one’s course; answering those questions by assessing student learning and effectiveness of teaching strategies; and publicly sharing results of this inquiry in a setting that invites peer review, such as a publication or conference presentation.
Join us for our 5th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium as we to showcase the SoTL work being conducted by Saint Louis University faculty and graduate students, and promote a community of SoTL practitioners.
Following the poster presentations, we will present our annual James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Dr. Kim Levenhagen and Dr. Chris Sebelski (Physical Therapy).
Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you plan to attend by completing this form: LINK
Lessons from Cognitive Science for the Classroom (Praxis Workshop)
Lisa Willoughby, November 9, BSC 352/353, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Remembering loads of information and thinking critically during the learning process is second-nature to some. For the rest of us, we need a little help. This session will highlight several approaches from the cognitive sciences that are designed to support critical thinking and memory enhancement among learners. Session attendees will be given opportunities to share ideas on how such approaches could be tailored to benefit learning among students in their courses.