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Let's Get Them Engaged! Effective In-Class Grouping Strategies (Praxis)

January 28, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Sally Beth Lyon

Whether you are teaching 5, 50, or 500 students in a classroom setting, you can design partner and group discussion activities that increase students' involvement and their opportunity to process and respond to information presented.  Learning increases when students are actively engaged!  This workshop will provide participants with simple and practical ways to structure group activities that will work in any content area, in any setting, and with any number of students.

Experience/Reflection/Action: Ignatian Pedagogy and Active Learning (Praxis)

February 4, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Stephen Belt  

Introduction to Online Teaching 

The Introduction to Online Teaching is a 4-week, fully-online seminar that provides a pedagogical foundation for Saint Louis University faculty who are new to the online teaching environment. By the end of the course, faculty will have a draft design plan for an online course designed to meet the University’s Online Course Design Rubric.

Current offerings: 

  • February 3 through March 2
  • March 17 through April 16
  • May 26 through June 23
  • July 6 through August 3

The course requires a commitment of approximately 3 hours per week over a 4-week period to complete. It 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.

For additional details, please see our webpage
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Spring Online Courses for CUTS Participants

Participants enrolled in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills are required to take three online courses. The sequencing of the online courses is an intentional scaffold and serves as a foundation for a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabus development, and the creation of course projects and assessments. Courses are asynchronous and conducted through Blackboard, and each course lasts two weeks.

  • Teaching Philosophy: January 20 - 31 (closed)
  • Course Design: February 10 - 21
  • Learning Technologies: March 16 - 27

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Teaching Essentials Series

3:30 - 4:30, Des Peres Hall
Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox.

  • February 10: Leading Effective In-Class Discussions
    This teaching essentials workshop will focus on identifying the common learning objectives often met through in-class discussions. The workshop will cover several implementation styles for effective discussions and practices that help students leave discussions with the desired learning.
  • April 6: How to Implement Backward Design for Your Course Topics and Activities
    This workshop will provide information about backward design, including why it is an effective design strategy and how to implement it for designing a class, topic, or unit. Participants will leave with an outline of a backward designed class, activity, or topic/unit for a course they teach or would like to teach.

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Creating Rubrics (Praxis)

February 21, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 352/353
Robert Cole

Exploring Digital Tools for Teaching (Praxis)

March 20, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., BSC 353/353
Chris Grabau and Eric Royer

Critical Thinking in the Classroom (Praxis)

March 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Boileau Hall
Richard Harvey