Saint Louis University

6th Annual Learning Studio Symposium

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Des Peres Hall, Room 213

Seating is limited for this event, so please register in advance.

Please join us for the Reinert Center's 6th Annual Learning Studio Symposium on April 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in Des Peres Hall 213. Past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows will share their perspectives and experiences about teaching in the Learning Studio, a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Program. For more information on the Learning Studio, click here

Presenting Center Innovative Teaching Fellows will include: 

  • Amber Hinsley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, will detail how her students used the physical transformability of the classroom to create collaboration spaces that fostered greater engagement.
  • Cathleen Fleck PhD., Associate Professor in the Art History Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, will present on a new course she created called, ARTH 2070 Art and the Body.  The course examined the study and depiction of the divine and human body in art from medieval to modern times as a general introduction to art history with a focus on how art and science interact and on how the body has been perceived in art.   
  • Dyan McGuire, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Program in the School of Social Work, will share some highlights of her course, CCJ 2050: Multiculturalism for the CJ Professional, and how the opportunity to teach in the Learning Studio helped support the content of her course.    
  • Jeffrey Wickes, PhD., Assistant Professor in the Department of Theological Studies, will present on key aspects of designing and teaching his course, "Music, Poetry, and Religious Identity." 
  • Amber Knight, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, will present thoughts about how the space of the Learning Studio changed the way learning in and for her course, Universal Design in Practice, happened.  
  • Chris Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering within Parks College of Engineering, will present on how wireless presentation capabilities of the Surface Pro coupled with skeleton files changed the dynamic of his course.  
  • Dr. Simone Bregni, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Italian and the Coordinator of the Italian Studies Program in the Department of Languages will present on his course, ITAL 1200, Intensive Italian for gamers.  His presentation explores the challenges and the successes of developing a content-based, focus-interest-driven hybrid/blended elementary intensive language course through backward design and scaffolding.

Light refreshments will follow the symposium in the Learning Studio

Additional information on each presenter can be found on our Innovative Teaching Fellows page [LINK].

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