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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.
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.
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
Praxis Workshop with Russell Blyth
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.
We invite all faculty and graduate students to attend the third annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium. The goal of the symposium is to showcase the SoTL work being conducted by Saint Louis University faculty and graduate students, and to promote a community of SoTL practitioners.
Poster presentations by SLU faculty and graduate students will take place from 2:30-3:00 followed by the ceremony and reception for the James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award winner, Dr. Rebecca Aldrich (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy), from 3:00-4:30.
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.
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.
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.
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