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Mini-Workshops

This series includes eight, 50-minute interactive workshops, each devoted to a core teaching strategy or technique. Scheduled for second Friday of each month, 12-1, over Zoom. Download this flyer for the full schedule
Registration is requested but not required

September 9: Analyzing and Aligning Course and Program Outcomes

This mini-workshop examines the relationship between program outcomes and course learning outcomes, and identifies ways to ensure courses effectively create opportunities for students to learn the knowledge and skills at the course level that also fulfill program requirements.

October 14: Critical Reflection

This mini-workshop explores some models of reflection, examines how they may look in our courses and how to support students in reflecting.

November 11: Assessing Alternative Formats

This mini-workshop explores alternatives to traditional assessments to evaluate and promote authentic, meaningful student learning.

December 9: Peer review/Peer teaching techniques

This mini-workshop will offer a number of examples showing how peer review and peer-based teaching techniques can help support learning and student engagement.

Online Courses

These courses can be used for credit in our Online University Teaching Skills Certificate or they may be taken by individuals not enrolled in the certificate. For additional details, please see our webpage
Registration is required

Engaging the Online Learner: September 19 - 26

The Engaging the Online Learner course is a week-long asynchronous experience that will allow participants to delve into the issue of engagement in online courses, and develop methods of methods of student/instructor and student/student interaction to promote engagement.  By the end of the course, participants will have familiarized themselves with the HLC accreditation requirements for interaction in online courses and develop a plan for both instructor to student and student to student engagement in a specific course. Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching 

Universal Design for Online Teaching and Learning: October 3 - 10

The Universal Design for Online Teaching and Learning course is a week-long immersive experience focusing on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework in online formats. Participants will examine, apply, and then reflect on key UDL principles in individual course planners and collaborative discussions. By the end of the course, faculty participants will develop a better understanding of the UDL framework, its associated principles, and strategies or methods for implementing UDL in the online classroom. More importantly, participants will gain practical experience “UDL-izing” course features in an online course of their choosing. Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing seminar content, readings, activities, and discussions. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching

Introduction to Online Teaching: November 1 - 15

The Introduction to Online Teaching is a fully-online asynchronous seminar that provides a pedagogical foundation for Saint Louis University faculty who are new to the online teaching environment. The seminar provides faculty an opportunity to gain the experience of an online “student” and to experience a fully-online course that has been designed to align with the University’s Online Course Design Rubric while developing a plan for an online course.

 

Praxis Workshops

Designed specifically with the objectives of the Principles and Foundations Certificates in mind, the Reinert Center's Praxis Workshops are interactive sessions during which an expert facilitator designs a learning experience around a particular pedagogical topic that creates the opportunity for participants to explore a new idea, or an established idea in a new way. While the Praxis workshops are geared toward Certificate participants, all SLU faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend. For additional information on our Certificate Program offerings, or for more details on Praxis workshops, please go to the Certificate Program page
Registration is requested but not required

September 21:    Transparent Assignment Design 

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Facilitated by Robert Cole, Reinert Center
via Zoom: https://slu.zoom.us/j/91077936230
Meeting ID: 910 7793 6230 Password: 155343.

October 6: From Coverage to Learning: Re-envisioning Lecture 
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Facilitated by Eric Royer, Reinert Center
via Zoom: https://slu.zoom.us/j/91077936230 
Meeting ID: 910 7793 6230 Password: 155343.
October 26: Beyond Button Pushing: Using Technology to Teach Critical Thinking

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Facilitated by John McEwan, Center for Digital Humanities
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November 2: Against Correction: Giving Feedback on Writing

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Paul Lynch, English
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November 10: Intercultural Competencies

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Karla Scott, Communication
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Instructional Videos

The following is a list of asynchronous instructional videos created by the staff of the Reinert Center. We are continuing to develop more videos, so check back often for new offerings. 

Fostering Asynchronous Discussions

Using Panopto to Create Interactive, Pre-Recorded Content

Creating Accessible Online Learning Environments

Using Zoom Breakout Rooms for Synchronous Group Work

Effective Practices for Lesson Capture