This section is an archive for major CTTL events and guest speakers, as well as information and materials from those events. Note: Not all materials from an event will be available for public distribution here; we only post or link to materials that are in the public domain and/or for which we have permission to distribute publicly from the presenters themselves.
Applied Creative Thinking: Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning
Russell Carpenter, October 10
Dr. Russell Carpenter, of Eastern Kentucky University, facilitates this interactive workshop, which will introduce the idea of applied creative thinking while distilling research on creativity and whether creative thinking can be taught. More information and registration link can be found here. Intended audience: All SLU Faculty and Graduate Students.
Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection
Patti Clayton, Ph.D., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., College Church Ballroom
Critical reflection is essential for deep learning and is a hallmark of Jesuit education. However, students often need to be taught how to engage in meaningful reflection, and even when faculty and staff create opportunities for reflection, the results are not always satisfying. 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 for deepening students' critical reflection, both in and out of class.
For more information, please click here.
Spring 2013 Certificate Ceremony
May 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Pius Library Level 2 Gallery
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to celebrate those individuals who completed both the Full and the Participation Certificates in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills program. Dr. Paul Lynch will offer his reflections on teaching. A reception will immediate follow the presentation of certificates.
2nd Annual CTTL Learning Studio Symposium
April 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Learning Studio, Des Peres Hall 213
Highlights how/why Innovative Teaching Fellows teach in the Learning Studio and to allow space and time for Fellows to engage in a reflective conversation with the broader faculty community about what they have learned, or are in the process of learning, about what's possible in the Learning Studio.
Our faculty facilitator for this event will be Dr. Flannery Burke, History. Presenting Innovative Teaching Fellows include: Drs. Beccy Aldrich (Occupational Therapy), Jennifer Agnew (School for Professional Studies), Nathaniel Rivers (English), Paul Lynch (English), and Tom Stewart, J.D. (Law).
More information can be found here.
Globally Engaged: A Conversation Series for Fostering Global, Online Learning
This three-part conversation series is sponsored by the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and Information Technology Services at Saint Louis University and is funded by a Bringing Theory to Practice seminar grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Conversations during the spring 2013 semester sought to address the following questions:
Additional details available here.
Caring for the Whole Student (And Maybe Even Yourself): A One-Hour Conference
Darina Sargeant, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Stuart Slavin, School of Medicine
Sue Tebb, Social Work
January 30, 12-1 p.m., LRC 107/108
February 1, 12-1 p.m., Allied Health Building 2033
February 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., BSC 251A
Developmentally, both undergraduate and graduate students are at a point where they need to explore the dimensions of wellness to lead healthy, authentic, and well-balanced lives. The purpose of this event is to share techniques used by three teachers. In this one-hour conference, you'll hear three short keynote talks and engage in discussion with colleagues from across the campus. The mini-conference will be offered three times for your convenience.
Winter Institute: Engaging All Learners in the 21st Century
Date: January 10, 2013
As part of our year-long series of programming on Engaging All Learners, the day-long institute was framed by a keynote in the morning on engaging multiple identities on the university campus and ending with a workshop on tokenism, both by invited guest, Nina Ha, Ph.D. We also had 3 break-out sessions led by SLU faculty and staff on a variety of topics including cultural contexts, inclusive teaching, and reflective learning. Additional details available here.
Fall 2012 Certificate Ceremony
Date: December 7, 2012
This ceremony brought together staff, faculty, and graduate students to celebrate those individuals who completed both the Full and the Participation Certificates. This fall we awarded 6 Full Certificates and 12 Participation Certificates. The reflection speaker for this ceremony was Dr. Stephanie Mooshegian, with Reflections on Teaching.
Beyond Lecture Capture: Interactive Uses for Tegrity
Date: November 14, 2012
While technologies such as Tegrity are especially adept at providing rewindable learning artifacts of past lectures for students, there are many more active, learner-centered applications and research-based pedagogical strategies professors can use both inside and outside of the classroom. Join us for this 90-minute workshop, where participants will actively investigate, discuss, and share additional ways to leverage Tegrity in the classroom, including but not limited to having students create bite-sized tutorials and/or individual or small-group presentations, showcasing ways professors and students may give formative feedback on projects and writing assignments, exploring the collaborative note-taking and bookmarking features of Tegrity, building student-created digital resource libraries, and much more. For more info, contact Michaella Thornton at email@example.com.
A Day with Neil Fleming
Date: October 5, 2012
This day included two workshops by Neil. The first, How Does Learning Work? An Update on Learning, Fleming addressed the question, How does learning work?, providing a look at what brain-based research suggests and invited participants to consider how this information might transform their teaching practices. The second workshop, From Teaching to Learning, focused on the paradigm shift "from teaching to learning" and the importance of this shift for higher education today. Fleming focused on concrete teaching strategies instructors can use to improve student learning.
Date: August 31, 2012
This fall marked our 15th anniversary as a comprehensive teaching center, as well as our first semester operating under our new name. So, to celebrate, we threw a party! Festivities included some remarks about the Center from our director, Debie Lohe, one of our long time advisory board faculty members, Darina Sargeant, and Associate Vice President Paaige Turner. To hear an audio recording of their remarks, click here. To see pictures from the party, click here. To see the photo collage we created of the last 15 years, as well as the individual photos from the collage click here.
Online Teaching and Learning Institute. This immersive program has both face-to-face and online components and will take place over a two-week period. Faculty who completed the Institute received a Certificate in Online Teaching and a copy of Engaging the Online Learner, by Rita-Marie Conrad & J. Ana Donaldson.
High Impact Teaching Practices: Co-Sponsored Workshop with College of Arts and Sciences
Date: February 7, 2012
Presenters: Drs. Donna LaVoie, Janet Kuebli, Bryan Sokol, and Debie Lohe
Writing to Learn, a year long a series of programs focused on the place of writing in the teaching and learning process.
What Matters to Student Success: The Promise of High Impact Practices. George Kuh. May 8, 2012
Caring for the Whole Student: Understanding Theories of Intellectual and Social Development. Michele DiPietro
Communicating Inclusivity. Brenda J. Allen
Teaching at a Jesuit Institution: Informing our Practice
Spring 10 Spotlight Series featuring Richard Harvey, Anneke Bart, Kim Levenhagen and Pete Salsich.
Creating a Community of Respect: Civility Inside the Classroom and Out. Peggy Cohen
Mediated Culture/Mediated Education. Michael Wesch
Web 3.0: Transformations in Communication and Education. Michele Jackson
Critical Reflection. Patti Clayton
Emerging Educational Technologies and Neomillennial Learning Styles. Chris Dede
Learning Preferences. Neil Fleming
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Kathleen McKinney
Empowering International Students: Best Practices. Hemla Singaravelu
Video Response and Social Networking Tools. Jonathan Smith