Instructional Continuity

Pandemic Lessons for Spring

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Remote and now dual-mode teaching has forced many of us to change (and likely question) our teaching activities, tools, and strategies in the classroom. With the start of a new semester, I’d like to briefly reflect on our shared pandemic teaching experience and… Continue reading Pandemic Lessons for Spring

Engaging All Learners, Instructional Continuity, Teaching with Technology

Digital Storytelling as a Pandemic Community-Building Mechanism

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Since our shift to remote and now dual-mode teaching, students have become more adept at using our course sites to access materials and complete course activities. They’re also more comfortable using Zoom and other tools to collaborate, engage, and meet key learning outcomes. At the same time, countless… Continue reading Digital Storytelling as a Pandemic Community-Building Mechanism

Inclusive Teaching, Instructional Continuity, Teaching with Technology, Tips on Teaching

Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too

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

Instructional Continuity, Tips on Teaching

Planning for Uncertainty: Tips to help establish a sense of consistency, care, and community

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

Instructional Continuity

Resources for Teaching in the Hyflex Classroom

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center We’ve put a lot of time this summer into thinking about virtual students.  What about students in the face to face (mask to mask?) classroom. Here are some recent articles and studies that might be helpful as you think about the physical classroom. When combining students in… Continue reading Resources for Teaching in the Hyflex Classroom

Inclusive Teaching, Instructional Continuity, Learning Spaces, Teaching with Technology

A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we face the uncertainty of the fall semester, it is hard to see how our instructional time with students won’t change.  We may go through the entire semester without transitioning to remote learning, as we were forced to in the spring. Even if that proves to… Continue reading A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

Instructional Continuity, Spotlight on Teaching, Tips on Teaching

Taking the Guesswork Out of Developing Hybrid Courses

by Katie Devany, M.S., Program Director & Instructor - Leadership and Organizational Behavior, School for Professional Studies I was selected for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship (ITF) in fall 2017 and taught an introductory entrepreneurship course. My experience differs from many SLU faculty in that I have been teaching online almost exclusively for seven years. While… Continue reading Taking the Guesswork Out of Developing Hybrid Courses

Instructional Continuity, Spotlight on Teaching

Implementing a Hybrid-Flipped Classroom Model in Biomedical Engineering

by Scott Sell, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Program Coordinator in Biomedical Engineering For a long time I had wanted to “flip” one of my classes. It was a pedagogy that I was intrigued by, where students are exposed to a significant amount of content prior to class through reading, exercises and videos and then… Continue reading Implementing a Hybrid-Flipped Classroom Model in Biomedical Engineering

Instructional Continuity, Teaching with Technology

Resources for Creating Asynchronous Courses Elements

Working asynchronously in a remote teaching and learning situation means that the instructor and the students are not required to meet simultaneously in order to participate in the course fully or to fulfill the learning objectives of the course. Despite not meeting together at the same time, students and instructors continue to interact regularly and… Continue reading Resources for Creating Asynchronous Courses Elements