The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning celebrates 13 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and two Principles Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients. This semester’s Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients are Tracy Russell, Lindsay Adams, Xue Li, Debra Gorman-Badar, Matthew Ellis, Alec Arnold, Sara Sawicki, Malgorza Moll, Kelly Ayres, Pedro Spindler-Ruiz, Rebecca… Continue reading Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Certificate Recipients
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning In our push to accommodate the needs of students participating in online, hybrid, and remote learning formats, Zoom breakout rooms are consistently promoted as a viable tool to engage and connect students with content, each other, and course activities. The format has even… Continue reading Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too
by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we continue to strive to create ways to be a more equitable learning community, a growing number of educational resources to support anti-racism are available. Admittingly the volumes of resources, guides, and books available can be a bit daunting; however, listed below are three brief resources to… Continue reading Three resources to help reflect on anti-racist teaching and course design
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?