by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we look ahead to the next semester, there may be an air of confusion as to how best to plan for the next term. While we cannot predict the future impact of the pandemic on our community, there are several ways instructors can offset uncertainty associated with… Continue reading Planning for Uncertainty: Tips to help establish a sense of consistency, care, and community
by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we’re in the downstretch of a fall semester like no other, we want to offer you a few resources that you might find useful as you plan for spring.The Tip: Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed from teaching in a situation where you have students in… Continue reading A Tip, An Article, and a Tool
by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center When trying to understand such a broad topic as culturally responsive teaching, having a framework from which to work is often helpful. While far from all encompassing, a framework provides a structure for reference. One such framework is created by Zaretta Hammond and expounded upon in her book,… Continue reading Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain
by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center “It is imperative that we maintain hope even when the harshness of reality may suggest the opposite.” Paulo Freire Each academic year, the Reinert Center chooses a theme to highlight and focus the programming we design for the year. The theme that we had chosen for the 2020-21… Continue reading What is Community?
This one-week, fully-online asynchronous seminar surveys accessibility in online teaching formats. The seminar provides instructors an opportunity to understand key accessibility requirements that are aligned with Standard 8 in the University's Online Course Design Rubric. Instructors will work on an online course of their choosing and are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing seminar content,… Continue reading Accessibility in Online Formats
The Reinert Center currently has two calls open for SLU faculty. Inclusive Practice Grant The purpose of the Reinert Center's Inclusive Practice Grants is to support faculty communities of practice that can advance knowledge and use of inclusive teaching practices at Saint Louis University. Target Audience: Teams of three or more full-time and/or part-time/adjunct facultyInclusive… Continue reading Two Calls Open at the Reinert Center
by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Recent waves of violence against black lives and a rising tide of protest have raised cultural awareness of the depth of systemic racism. Many educators are pondering whether or how to acknowledge this cultural upheaval in the classroom. Some may feel that, although racism is a problem in… Continue reading Shocking the System: Why Talk about Race in the Classroom?
by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Over the years the Reinert Center has been developing an arsenal of resources for helping educators cultivate inclusive practices. There are so many resources, in fact, that it can be difficult to sift through all of them. The following is a list that highlights the resources available, with… Continue reading Course Design for the Inclusive Eye
by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center This fall, you may find yourself with only one or two students using Zoom to attend your face to face class. Avoiding situations where these remote students feel like they are just watching the other students take a class is important. Here are some suggestions that might… Continue reading Suggestions for Teaching with a Small Number of Remote Students Zooming Into an Face to Face Course
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces the newest members of our staff. Graduate Assistants: Adaobi Anakwe and Victoria Carter Adaobi is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a focus in maternal, child and family health under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Xaverius. Prior to joining SLU,… Continue reading Reinert Center Welcomes New Graduate Assistants