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Events

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Multiple dates

Online

Online Seminars-Fall 2016

Online seminars are offered for participants in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program only. If you are not yet a CUTS participant, please fill out a Statement of Intent Google form, found here [LINK]. 

Teaching Philosophy: Sept 12 - 23
Course Design: Sept 26 - Oct 7
Learning Technologies: Oct 24 - Nov 4

Registration is required and can by found here [LINK]. 

Multiple dates

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Teaching Essentials

Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox.

Classroom Management and Maintaining Civility
September 21, CGC Seminar Room 124

Active Learning Techniques that Promote Inclusion
November 16, BSC 253C

Registration is required and can by found here [LINK]. 

September 22

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

CGC Seminar Room 124

Inclusive Teaching through Interdisciplinary Effort: The Diversity Education Collaborative and SLU Acts

Ellen Barnidge (Behavioral Science & Health Education)
Ilene Berman (Fine and Performing Arts)
Sandra Naeger (Social Work)
Jennifer Ohs (Communication)

As part of the Reinert Center's theme on inclusive learning, SLU's Diversity Education Collaborative (DEC) will share their story of how six faculty and staff members produced Diversity Dialogues: SLU Acts, an artful, inclusive, interactive, interdisciplinary educational event. Panelists will provide an overview of the collaborative, a summary of the SLU Acts event, assignment samples, and learning strategies associated with diversity and social justice education. They will also share outcomes of the event, including what worked and visions for the future. Panelists will invite discussion from the audience for future work.

Faculty (full- and part-time) can register for this event by clicking here [LINK].

September 27

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

BSC 253 A&B

Teaching Large Classes (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Mike Lewis & Elena Bray Speth

In this workshop, we will model theory- and evidence-based practices that we use in our large-enrollment classes, including flipped, interactive, and cooperative group learning approaches. Participants will reflect on what they perceive as significant challenges and opportunities with teaching large classes, and will share thoughts and experiences in a structured discussion format.

September 29

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Des Peres Hall 213

Reacting to the Past: A Panel Discussion on a Multidisciplinary Interactive Pedagogy

Faculty and a student from three departments will discuss their experience of a pedagogy called Reacting to the Past (RTTP), developed at Barnard College. RTTP is comprised of in-class role-playing games, set in the past. Students are assigned primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of an issue or event and a role to learn about a particular viewpoint. By giving students control of the classroom and a set of goals to accomplish, the method seeks to draw students into the process of learning about a time or issue in the past in an interactive and engaging manner. Recent games include many on recent science (supported by NSF) and current social issues.

Panel:
Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D. (Art History Program, Fine and Performing Arts)
Jennifer Popiel, Ph.D. (History)
Jayde Rose, SLU student
Robert Strikwerda, Ph.D. (Women's and Gender Studies and Political Science) 

Please follow the link [LINK] to register. 

October 7

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

BSC 254

Lessons from Cognitive Science for the Classroom (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Lisa Willoughby

The focus of this workshop is to highlight the roles of recent research findings from cognitive psychology as they relate to learning in university classroom settings. The workshop will include an overview of recent research findings, demonstrations for experiential learning, and opportunities for participants to reflect on and discuss the relevance of cognitive psychology in past, current, and future courses.

October 20

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 214

CUTS Book Group: Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi

The Reinert Center will host a conversation for Certificate Program participants on the effects of stereotypes and how stereotype threat enters into our classrooms as we discuss the book, Whistling Vivaldi, by social psychologist Claude Steele. We will be giving away a copy of the book to the first ten people to register and commit to participating in this discussion on October 20, 2016.

Participants in the discussion will earn one Effective Teaching Credit toward either certificate. Click here to register to attend.

October 21

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 214

Faculty Book Group: Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi

The Reinert Center will host a conversation for faculty (full- and part-time) on the effects of stereotypes and how stereotype threat enters into our classrooms as we discuss the book, Whistling Vivaldi, by social psychologist Claude Steele. We will be giving away a copy of the book to the first ten people to register and commit to participating in this discussion on October 21, 2016. 

Click here to register to attend.

October 25

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

BSC 352/353

Active Learning: What, Why and How (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with Russell Blythe

Most likely we've heard the catch phrase "Active Learning," and we may have some idea of what it means (for example, we may have been exposed to some active learning techniques in classes we've taken). In this workshop we'll examine more deeply what active learning might encompass, consider why active learning strategies seem to help improve student learning, and explore how to incorporate active learning into participants' teaching/learning environments, with a particular focus on working in small groups.

November 1

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

BSC 253 A&B

Facilitating Diversity Discussions for Any Discipline (Praxis)

Praxis Workshop with James Fortney

This workshop considers diversity as both a pre-designed and spontaneous topic of discussion across disciplines. Participants will develop and practice evidence-based strategies for effective ways to facilitate diversity discussions in any course. Faculty and graduate students from all disciplines are invited to attend.

November 7

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Des Peres 213

What Are Microaggressions?: A Mini-Workshop

In this hour-long, interactive workshop participants will learn what microaggressions are and identify common microaggressions that occur in the classroom and other academic settings. Participants will also uncover strategies to avoid committing microagressions as well as to address them when students commit microaggressions.

Please click here to register. 

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