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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. This series does not count for Effective Teaching Credit for Certificate Participants. 
Registration is requested but not required.

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.

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

November 17: 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.

Assessing DEI in my course?

November 29, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm CDT via Zoom
Reinert Center DEI Teaching Fellows: Alicia Barnes, Belinda Dantley, and Teri Murray 

In this interactive session the presenters will describe a self-assessment rubric for the institutionalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the course syllabus.  The rubric can help faculty determine whether they include diverse content in the syllabus that centers on marginalized populations and fosters a culture of inclusiveness. The rubric also aids faculty in assessing whether their pedagogical approaches are designed to respond to the diverse experiences of students in their classes. This workshop counts as one (1) elective Effective Teaching Credit.

Registration is required

Culturally Responsive Approaches to Assessment 

November 30, 2022, 11:00-12:30, BSC 352/353

In this interactive workshop we will discuss a variety of assessment methods that use culturally responsive approaches to the design and grading of exams, writing assignments, and other course activities.  

Audience: While useful in most contexts, those faculty teaching larger numbers of international students might be especially interested in attending. 

*Lunch will be provided. This workshop counts as one (1) elective Effective Teaching Credit.

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Online Courses: Spring 2023

The Reinert Center supports instructors for the full continuum of teaching online including: preparing to teach online for the first time, online course design, assessment of online courses, as well as strategies and techniques for effective online teaching. Below is our current list of full, online course offerings. 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.

Registration is Required

Assessing Online Students:  January 31 - February 7, 2023

Assessing Online Students seminar is a week-long asynchronous experience that will allow participants to delve deeper into the issue of assessment in online formats, with a particular emphasis on developing an assessment plan for an online course of their choosing. By the end of the course, participants will be able to distinguish between different types of assessments; discern what online tools are appropriate/needed for evaluating student learning; and evaluate the merits and inclusion of alternative assessments to tap into different modes of student learning. Participants are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions.

NB: Introduction to Online Teaching is a prerequisite to this seminar.

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.

  • February 14 through February 28, 2023 
    (NB: While this session is open to all faculty, A&S faculty who need to meet school requirements for online teaching in the summer or fall 2023 semesters should register for this session)
  • March 21 through April 4, 2023
Rubric Construction: It’s a Process:  February 21 through February 28, 2023

The Rubric Construction, It’s a Process course is a week-long asynchronous experience that will allow participants to intentionally apply a specific process for rubric construction. This course is open to any university teaching personnel interested in constructing or revising an assignment rubric including but not limited to rubrics for online discussion. Participants should have an assignment or rubric selected prior to the course. By the end of the course, participants will be able to distinguish the differences among analytical, holistic and single point rubrics; discern which rubric type would best suit the intention of their assignments; construct a rubric to apply to the assignment for which it was designed and assess their rubrics with the rubric for rubrics (Arter & Chappuis, 2006). Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions. 

NB: Introduction to Online Teaching is a prerequisite to this seminar.

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