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Online Seminars (Certificate Program)
Additional information on online seminar requirements for Certificate participants can be found here.
Teaching Philosophy, Sept 15 - 26
Course Design, Sept 29 - Oct 10
Learning Technologies, Oct 27 - Nov 7
Registration is now closed.
October 28 & 31
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Promoting Higher Order Thinking (ETS)
Shawn Nordell, Biology, and
Benjamin de Foy, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
This seminar will use Bloom's taxonomy of knowledge as a starting point to discuss different ideas concerning critical thinking. It will then explore different strategies to develop critical thinking both in and out of the classroom, showing how it can be developed in all different kinds of environments including lectures, group work, discussion groups, assignments, student presentations and peer instruction. Participants will take part in actual examples, including a demonstration of how to use clickers to foster critical thinking using their cell phones.
(no Friday session)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Intercultural Competencies (ETS)
Karla Scott, Communication
This interactive session examines the process of communication and how social identity differences create challenges to cultural competence in the classroom and curriculum. Participants will explore specific strategies for responding to everyday lived experiences of inclusion and exclusion and how to create opportunities for teachable moments in classrooms contexts
Brown Bag Series on Teaching International Students
As part of the Reinert Center's focus this year on Teaching Today's Students, we've planned a series of brown bag conversations specifically focused on teaching international students. As SLU classrooms become more diverse through a growing international student population, we want to ensure that faculty have opportunities to share strategies for working effectively with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
In fall 2014, the Reinert Center will host two conversations focused on teaching international students, each offered twice (once on each campus). All sessions will be from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Small Group Work
Wednesday, November 12, CGC Seminar Room (124)
Thursday, November 13, Allied Health Bldg 1023
Registration is requested, click here to go to the form.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Book Club (Certificate Program)
In order to assist Certificate in University Teaching Skills participants in more meaningful engagement with the pedagogical reading requirement, we are hosting a book club. This event is geared towards those already enrolled in the Certificate Program, but all faculty and graduate students are welcome.The book we will be discussing for Fall 2014 is:
The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors, by Peter Filene.
(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
Bring a copy of the book and join us on the following Wednesdays:
Ch. 1-4, Sept 17
Ch. 5-8, Oct 15
Ch. 9-11, Nov 12
Reserve your seat by clicking here.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Des Peres Hall 213
Teaching with Technology Fora
The Teaching with Technology Forum is a series of short interactive sessions aimed at exploring how technology might be used in support of a teaching goal. All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend. Attendance at three sessions can replace one effective teaching seminar for CUTS participants. (This replacement can only be used for one ETS.)
Webquest: A Simple Strategy for Developing and Implementing Group Problem Solving Activities
For full descriptions of each forum, please click here.
To register for any of these fora, please click here.
Workshops with Mark Orbe
Diversity and ‘Higher Education': Preparing Students to Make a World of Difference
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Engaging Taboo Topics in the Classroom: The Power of Dialogic Moments
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For additional details and registration links, please click here.