Teaching What You Don’t Know

  • Foundations in Teaching
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Oftentimes, in our AI teaching responsibilities or early teaching careers, we may be called upon to teach content outside of our area of expertise. Maybe you are an ecologist assisting a microbiology course for the first time. Or a you are a literature scholar teaching writing for the first time. […]

Introduction to Pedagogical Scholarship

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

So, you may have heard the terms scholarly teaching, SoTL, TAR, and DBER, but what do they mean? How are they related? In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, we will define various modes of pedagogical research and discuss similarities and differences between them. Participants will also learn about […]

Course Design Institute: January 3rd – January 9th

  • Institute
Via Canvas Course and Synchronous Zoom Sessions
Event For:
  • Faculty, Postdocs

Redesigning a course over break? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the spring? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long intensive course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to […]

Considering Religious Observances in Course Planning: A Conversation with the Office of Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life

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

In this virtual conversation with Rev. Callista Isabelle, Director for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life, faculty will learn about ways to support students' observances of religious holidays that overlap with the semester. We’ll share key information about the Religious Holiday Class Absence Policy and provide tips for helping all students […]

iTeach 2024 Conference

Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

The Center for Teaching and Learning and our partners from University Libraries, the Office of the Provost, and Arts & Sciences Computing are reviving the popular iTeach Conference on January 10, 2024.  This one day conference will be held in the Brown School’s Hillman Hall on the Danforth Campus. When we […]

Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demo

  • Job Market Workshop
TGC Commons (The Grad Center) on Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Note: This workshop will take place in-person. 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 […]

Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

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

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can an instructor do to promote a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, participants […]

The Trouble with Visuals: Tips for PowerPoints

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

If you teach using images, graphs, diagrams, charts, or models in your PowerPoints, join this interactive session to gain insights on how your students may struggle to parse and understand visuals. You'll learn specific ideas on how to help your students better “read” visuals and relate them to key concepts. […]

How To Use Copyright Materials in Your Courses

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

Do you engage students with copyrighted material (such as literature, film, art) in your class? Learn how fair use empowers you to determine what copyrighted material you can share in digital spaces (like Canvas) while responsibly using digital and electronic resources. This event is co-facilitated by Treasa Bane (WashU Libraries […]

Designing Collaborative Learning Materials

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

Deciding to use collaborative learning in your classroom is one way to increase student participation and engagement. However, choosing to use collaborative learning brings with it a new challenge—designing collaborative learning activities and corresponding materials that are transparent, inclusive, and the right fit for the course. In this workshop, participants […]

Equitable Teaching in the Humanities: Centering the Margins – Questioning the Canon

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

In this Virtual Conversation, we’ll explore the role of and some alternatives to canonical works. We’ll discuss the assumptions underlying the concept of canon, and the pros and cons of teaching it to undergraduate students new to our field. Finally, we’ll work together to brainstorm some ways to incorporate classical […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

  • Foundations in Teaching
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop will explore varied question types that […]

WashU ChatGPT Mini-Hackathon: Teaching and Learning Ideas

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

In this virtual conversation, we will try out the new WashU ChatGPT and discuss specific ways you may use it in your classes. We will explore approaches that can support your teaching as well as enhance student learning. For questions about this Virtual Conversation, contact Dr. Sally Wu, Assistant Director […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning (in person)

  • Foundations in Teaching
Medical Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop will explore varied question types that […]

Using Padlet to Bridge Between Classes, or the Group Project your Students Actually Enjoy

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

Bridging is an important tool to keep students connected to your course content between classes. In this virtual conversation, we will talk about how to create group-based activities that encourage students to reflect on content in a way that is relevant to them, using Padlet as the content-organizing tool. These […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

  • Foundations in Teaching
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop will explore varied question types that […]

Applying Learning Science to Teaching: Metacognition

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

Metacognition, or the process of being aware of your own thought processes, is a useful strategy to leverage in the classroom. Numerous learning science studies have indicated that incorporation of metacognitive strategies in the classroom increases student gains. Participants in this workshop will learn about the effects of metacognition on […]

Designing Writing Assignments

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

Designing effective writing assignments that foster intellectual development and critical thinking among students can be a challenge for instructors. This is an even tougher challenge when students may be unaware of or unschooled in disciplinary expectations for writing. Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for writing transparent, well-crafted assignment […]

How To Use Copyright Materials in Your Courses: A Deeper Dive into Fair Use

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

Join your colleagues for an honest dialogue about balancing student needs while taking advantage of a powerful copyright exemption: fair use. We will dig into specific scenarios and make confident choices about what instructors can do in each scenario. This event is co-facilitated by Treasa Bane (WashU Libraries Copyright and […]

Put Your Student Projects Online with WashU WebPubs

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

Help your students build digital literacy skills with WashU WebPubs, a service offered by the library, a tool available to WashU students, faculty, and staff for building digital projects. Join us to explore how WebPubs and the library can support your teaching. If you have questions about this event, please […]

Exploring Educational Excellence: Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awardee Roundtable Series

  • Panel Discussion
Seigle Hall 111
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for an illuminating exploration into the art and science of teaching excellence as we bring together a distinguished panel of professors honored with the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Delve into teaching insights, methodologies, and experiences that have propelled our panelists to the […]

Equitable Teaching in the Humanities: Empowering Student Voices – Assignments for Access and Opportunity

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

In this Virtual Conversation, we'll explore how to design assignments that provide students access - the ability to participate in our academic field - and opportunity - the potential to contribute to and shape our field. We'll discuss the difference between these two approaches, and we'll brainstorm ways to incorporate […]

Supporting Students in Distress

  • Foundations in Teaching
  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

In this workshop, we will discuss signs that a student may be in distress and work through a variety of scenarios to consider strategies for how instructors can communicate with and assist these students. We will also review when and how to make referrals to counseling resources on the Danforth […]