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Ignatian Pedagogy Institute

Ignatian Pedagogy and Contemplative Practice for Enhanced Teaching and Learning
March 11, 9:00 - 12:30 a.m. CST
Virtual via Zoom

During this multi-session institute, participants will increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian Pedagogy as an extension of Ignatian spirituality and connected to contemporary contemplative practices. Through multiple interactive sessions, participants will engage in mindful strategies focused on critical thinking and deeper learning that may be adapted to a variety of disciplines and pedagogical purposes.

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Universal Design for Online Teaching and Learning  

This one-week, fully-online asynchronous seminar examines the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, with a particular emphasis on applying UDL in online learning formats. The seminar provides instructors an opportunity to examine and then apply key UDL principles in relation to an online course of their choosing. It is estimated that participation in the seminar will require 5-8 hours to complete seminar content, activities, and discussions.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching 

Current available sections:

  • March 18 - 25 (Pilot)  

For more information, please see our webpage for courses in online teaching or contact Eric Royer by emailing eric.royer@slu.edu.  

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Praxis Workshops     

All Praxis workshops will be offered virtually again this semester. They will be offered asynchronously via Blackboard, and we will be running two or three Praxis workshops simultaneously. Each Praxis will be available for approximately 3-4 weeks, and participants will have to complete various activities for each in order to earn credit. Registration is required.     

Set One (closed)     

  • Strategies for a Successful Flipped Classroom, Chris Grabau- Reinert Center     
  • Creating Rubrics, Robert Cole- Reinert Center     

Set Two (Opens March 22)    

  • Teaching Accelerated Schedule Courses, Heather Bednarek- Business     
  • Critical Thinking in the Classroom, Richard Harvey- Psychology     
  • Creating Class Community Virtually, Nancy Weaver- Behavioral Science     

To register for any of these Praxis Workshops, please follow this link.     

Online Cours​es (CUTS only)

These online courses are available for Principles Certificate participants only. They will continue to be offered asynchronously via Blackboard, and have to be taken in order.   

  • Teaching Philosophy, February 22 – March 5   (closed)
  • Course Design, March 22 – April 2 
  • Learning Technologies, April 12 - 23 

To register for the online courses, please follow this link

Introduction to Online Teaching 

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.

Current available sections:

  • Our summer schedule will be out in April

For additional details, please see our webpage
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Book Discussion Group: Distracted

"Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions -- which is why a renowned educator created a scientific solution to one of every teacher's biggest problems. Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class. But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn." 
Join us to discuss James Lang's most recent book, Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It.  Free copies of the book are available to the first 75 people to commit to attending one of the two discussion groups below. Discussion groups will occur via Zoom. Registration is required

  • Wednesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Thursday, April 8 at 9:00 a.m. CDT

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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