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 […]

Increasing Student Participation

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

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can you do as an AI to ensure that students participate? This workshop will focus on strategies that can be applied in varied classroom settings to foster student participation and engagement. For questions about this […]

Increasing Student Participation

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

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can you do as an AI to ensure that students participate? This workshop will focus on strategies that can be applied in varied classroom settings to foster student participation and engagement. For questions about this […]

Increasing Student Participation

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

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can you do as an AI to ensure that students participate? This workshop will focus on strategies that can be applied in varied classroom settings to foster student participation and engagement. For questions about this […]

Equitable Teaching in the Humanities: Creative Assessment and Grading

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

In this Virtual Conversation, we'll explore assessment strategies that can help you evaluate creative assignments and can help alleviate your students' anxiety around grades. You'll be introduced to different grading approaches, and you'll brainstorm how to incorporate some of them to your courses. For questions, please contact Elina Salminen at […]

Exploring Educational Excellence: Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awardee Roundtable Series

  • Panel Discussion
Seigle Hall 208
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 […]

Supporting the Development of Students’ Critical Reading Skills

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

Undergraduate students often face an uphill battle as they learn to recognize, read, and join disciplinary conversations. Central to this difficulty is the fact that the challenges and expectations associated with reading in one discipline may be very different than those they face in another. In this workshop, participants will […]