by Sandy Gambill, Instructional Designer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning Classroom flipping, or using technology like Tegrity to move lecture out of physical class time, is all the rage these days, but what actually makes it an effective learning strategy for students? Faculty are invited to attend an informal brainstorming conversation on effective… Continue reading The Flipped Classroom-What Makes It Work?
Full-time faculty members are cordially invited to the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning’s 2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in room 213 in Des Peres Hall. Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall. Interested attendees are invited to register online… Continue reading 2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium
by Sandy Gambill, Instructional Designer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning In this second in series of conversations with faculty, Leslie Hinyard, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Academic Affairs at SLUCOR, talks with Sandy Gambill, about engaging a wide spectrum of students in an online Masters of Science in Health Outcomes Research. To… Continue reading Engaging All Learners: Faculty Conversations Podcast Series
In keeping with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, this is the first in series of conversations with faculty on how they engage all learners in their classroom. In this podcast, Julie Wolter, Associate Professor in the Program in Health Sciences, talks with Sandy Gambill, about an introductory Honors Course she taught last fall… Continue reading Engaging All Learners: Faculty Conversations Podcast Series
by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design On Tuesday, February 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Room 256, Saint Louis University faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to explore and identify existing globally-centered organizations, resources, teaching practices, and learning experiences available at SLU. Participants will have an opportunity to consider… Continue reading What’s Globally-Engaged Online and Blended Learning?
Facilitators: Dr. Karen Myers and Michaella Thornton Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 1-3 pm Busch Student Center, Room 253B “Students with disabilities are in danger of being either excluded from the new media revolution or accommodated as after-thoughts of pedagogies that fail to anticipate their needs,” writes Sean Zdenek, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and… Continue reading Getting Started in Designing Accessible Course Materials Workshop
by Erin Solomon, Divya Subramaniam, and Dipti Subramaniam from the CTTL It’s the beginning of a new semester, and in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), we, the CTTL Graduate Assistants, would like to present 15 tips for anyone who may be teaching for the first time. While… Continue reading Teaching for the First Time: 15 Tips
by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison, CTTL As your students file in on the first day of class, what assumptions do you make about them? At the recent Winter Institute, the keynote speaker, Dr. Nina Ha, helped to bring to light the assumptions we make about others and consequently our students. Through her keynote address, (Re) Discovering… Continue reading First Impressions: A Reflection on our Snap Judgments of our Students
by Flannery Burke, Associate Professor in the Department of History Preschool might not be the first stop for most university educators when evaluating their own pedagogy, but it was for me when I encountered CTTL’s Learning Studio. First, some background: My son went to a pre-school that follows the Reggio-Emilia method, a pedagogical philosophy that… Continue reading Environment As the Third Teacher
by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy I love watching how children imitate behaviors they have observed from role models. They develop their ability to problem solve new experiences by memories and trial and error. Young children are fearless. They are not afraid to try new things and make mistakes. You can almost see their… Continue reading Helping Students Connect the Dots using a Wiki