Bringing the Museum to Your Classroom: A Virtual Conversation with the Kemper Art Museum

  • Co-Sponsored Event
  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, instructors will learn about resources at the Kemper Art Museum to consider for Spring semester planning, including upcoming exhibitions and custom-designed tours. We'll share ways to incorporate art into course curriculum across a range of disciplines and provide some examples of how teaching with art can […]

Welcoming Students on the First Day of Class

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Explore how first-day activities can create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment that will boost student’s sense of belonging and enhance their learning experience throughout the semester. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development   Registration

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Students read on screens all the time, but due to constraints in digital reading tools, they may not be engaging deeply with the new ideas, worlds, and people available at their fingertips. This virtual conversation introduces several ways to support digital reading, particularly when reading with PDFs, a common document […]

Teaching in Pooled Classrooms

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

This session will introduce the equipment installed in WashU pooled classrooms and show you how to use different technologies within the room, with our Classroom Services staff who knows the ins and outs of each classroom. For questions about this tech training, please contact Doug Hughey, Classroom Services Manager. Registration

Quick Tips for Responding in the Moment to Students in Distress

  • Co-Sponsored Event
  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Build your confidence to respond to student needs in this 30-minute session by adding more communication tools to your toolbox. Learn strategies and language to respond to students of concern during in-person meetings and via email communication. Learn what resources are at your fingertips to help students in crisis. This […]

Adopting Inclusive Syllabus Language

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In addition to providing important university policies and acting as a reference guide for course logistics and requirements, the syllabus is likely one of the first places where students will begin to become acquainted with you and your course. As such, it can begin to set a positive, inclusive tone […]

ChatGPT: Exploring the Threats and Opportunities of AI Text Generators on Teaching and Learning

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, participants will be introduced to Chat GPT--a powerful language model that uses artificial intelligence to generate human-like text. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with this tool, and discuss its potential impact on teaching and learning. With questions about this event, please […]

Introduction to Poll Everywhere

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

This session will walk through how to use the polling software Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement and to gauge student learning. We’ll look at the different types of questions that you can ask and show you how to get started with Poll Everywhere for both in-person and online synchronous […]

Reconceptualizing Office Hours

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

While we set aside office hours each semester as an opportunity for students to come visit us if they need extra support in our classes, often this time remains an underappreciated, underutilized resource. In this virtual conversation, we will take a closer look at what research says about why students, […]

Introduction to Hypothesis

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we will explore Hypothes.is, a tool that enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage or an OCR'd PDF, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to read. It enables sentence-level annotation, notetaking, and critique on […]

Welcoming Students on the First Day of Class

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Explore how first-day activities can create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment that will boost student’s sense of belonging and enhance their learning experience throughout the semester. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier   Registration

Introduction to Piazza

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Save time answering the same question in emails and allow students to help each other by using Piazza as a class Q&A discussion forum. This session with Dr. Sally Wu and Piazza's Ryan Bradford will demo how you can set up a space for students to easily pose and answer […]

Using Padlet for Intros, Brainstorming, Discussion, and More!

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Get insights and ideas from all of your students at once with Padlet, a virtual pinboard, that allows users to easily share text, images, files, and more. We will discuss various ways to use Padlet in and out of your classroom. If you have questions about this event, please contact […]

Reconceptualizing Office Hours

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

While we set aside office hours each semester as an opportunity for students to come visit us if they need extra support in our classes, often this time remains an underappreciated, underutilized resource. In this virtual conversation, we will take a closer look at what research says about why students, […]

ChatGPT: Exploring the Threats and Opportunities of AI Text Generators on Teaching and Learning

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, participants will be introduced to Chat GPT--a powerful language model that uses artificial intelligence to generate human-like text. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with this tool, and discuss its potential impact on teaching and learning. For questions about this event, please […]

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Students read on screens all the time, but due to constraints in digital reading tools, they may not be engaging deeply with the new ideas, worlds, and people available at their fingertips. This virtual conversation introduces several ways to support digital reading, particularly when reading with PDFs, a common document […]

Fostering Social Connection and Collaboration through Videos

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Videos are a great way to deliver content and share ideas from around the world from TED talks, YouTube videos, recorded lectures, and more. However, video watching can be an isolating and passive experience if students cannot engage with others. We will discuss how to promote student engagement in videos […]

Forming Pedagogical Partnerships with AIs and TAs

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we will share and discuss best practices on how faculty can support their graduate and undergraduate students who have an instructional role in courses and together, co-create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.  For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director for […]

ChatGPT: Exploring the Threats and Opportunities of AI Text Generators on Teaching and Learning

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, participants will be introduced to Chat GPT--a powerful language model that uses artificial intelligence to generate human-like text. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with this tool, and discuss its potential impact on teaching and learning. With questions about this event, please […]

Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demo

  • Job Market Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

A campus visit invitation from a search committee is welcome news, but it often comes with a challenging request for a “teaching talk” or “teaching demo.” In this workshop, participants will discuss what makes an effective teaching demonstration that is aligned with other teaching-related job market materials. Participants will learn […]

Incorporating Active Learning in Lectures

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Active learning has been defined as learning that engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work. Research overwhelmingly supports the shift from passive learning environments to more active […]

Facilitating Engaging Discussions

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will consider the benefits of discussion as a pedagogical methodology, examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion, […]