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Online Courses

Current participants in the Reinert Center's Certificate in University Teaching Skills are invited to register for the following online courses. Additional information and details about online course requirements and descriptions can be found here [LINK].

  • Sept 11 - 22: Teaching Philosophy [closed]
  • Oct 2 - 13: Course Design
  • Oct 30 - Nov 10: Learning Technologies

To register for any of these courses, please click here [LINK].

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Des Peres Hall 213

Innovative Teaching Fellowship Pre-Application Information Sessions

Faculty interested in the Innovative Teaching Fellowship are invited to attend a pre-application information session. Information about the Innovative Teaching Fellowship can be found here [LINK]. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates in Des Peres Hall, room 213:

  • Tuesday, September 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 213 Des Peres Hall
  • Wednesday, September 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in 213 Des Peres Hall 
  • Wednesday, September 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in 213 Des Peres Hall 

To register for any of these sessions, please click here [LINK].

September 19

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Privilege in the Classroom (Praxis)

Kira Hudson Banks

Our social identities influence how we teach and how our students learn, yet examining privilege can be challenging. This session will explore ways to leverage our understanding of privilege rather than approach the concept from a perspective of blame and shame.

September 26

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Designing, Implementing and Assessing Technology-Based Assignments (Praxis)

Sandy Gambill

This interactive workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore ways in which technology can be integrated into assignments, while maintaining a strong focus on course goals and learning outcomes.

September 27

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Creating and Maintaining a Scholarly Writing Pipeline

Dr. Katie Linder will lead two sessions of her workshop, Creating and Maintaining a Scholarly Writing Pipeline. In this interactive session, Dr. Linder will share suggestions for how to create and maintain a five-stage scholarly writing pipeline.

Dr. Linder is also offering a limited number of faculty consultations.

For more details and registration information, follow this link to the event webpage [LINK]

October 3

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Experience/Reflection/Action: Ignatian Pedagogy and Active Learning (Praxis)

Stephen Belt

Multiple Dates

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CGC Seminar Room 124

Teaching Essentials

Current participants in the Reinert Center's Certificate in University Teaching Skills are invited to register for the following teaching essentials workshops. Additional information and details about teaching essentials workshops can be found here [LINK].

  • October 9: Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise
    Most teachers will face the challenge of teaching outside of their area of expertise at some point, whether as part of an introductory course or to fill the needs of a department's curriculum. This workshop will consider the unique pedagogical strengths a non-expert brings to the classroom while introducing ways to approach teaching unfamiliar content.
  • November 6: Teaching Critical Thinking through Text Sets
    The facilitator will first give definition about Text sets, which is a 3 columns template to fill in different contents for every subject. Then, the facilitator will share some successful examples of using text sets in classroom teaching. Facilitator will give participants a chance to design their own text sets.

To register for any of these courses, please click here [LINK].

October 13

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Let's Get Them Engaged! Effective In-Class Grouping Strategies (Praxis)

Sally Beth Lyon

Whether you are teaching 5, 50, or 500 students in a classroom setting, you can design partner and group discussion activities that increase students' involvement and their opportunity to process and respond to information presented. Learning increases when students are actively engaged! This workshop will provide participants with simple and practical ways to structure group activities that will work in any content area, in any setting, and with any number of students.

November 3

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Small Group Discussion Strategies (Praxis)

Dan Finucane

The plan for the workshop is to create a small group discussion experience as a vehicle for discussing small group work. In the first part, a particular paradigm and exercise will be set up, with the rational for the setup explained. In the second part, the experience and questions raised by the exercise will be taken up along with ways to adapt the paradigm to different course subject areas.

November 10

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Getting Started with Community-Based Learning (Praxis)

James Fortney and Leah Sweetman

Community-Based Learning is a teaching strategy that brings together academic theory and real-world practice through reciprocity and collaboration with community partners. This session will focus on ways to integrate this type of learning experience into courses for any discipline.

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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