Month: March 2017

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL has  changed their course structure […]

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Current Issue with Blackboard Tests

March 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Teaching Center is working with WashU-IT and Blackboard to determine the cause of problems that have been reported with online exams in Blackboard that occur over an extended time. These problems include students getting “kicked off” Blackboard and then needing to email the instructor to ask the instructor to log on to Blackboard to  permit […]

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Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

March 13, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Applying insights from cognitive-science research is one of the core things we do at The Teaching Center, including through workshops for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Faculty Focus recently explored this topic in a trio of posts by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. (Links to each article below are arranged in order of publication date.) Weimer provides insight into […]

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Upcoming Talks on Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication

March 10, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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On Wednesday, March 22, University of Virginia psychologist Brian Nosek will give a talk entitled “Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication.”  In order to safeguard the integrity of and public trust in scientific research, Nosek is working through his nonprofit, the Center for Open Science (COS), to shift academic culture to open access, open data, […]

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Workshop on Community-Engaged Teaching

March 8, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Friday, March 24 DUC 276, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The Gephardt Center is hosting a faculty workshop on Community-Engaged Teaching (CET) on Friday, March 24. CET is a powerful way to integrate real-world experiences into your courses, while connecting your work to the St. Louis community. In this workshop, faculty will learn the nuts and bolts […]

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The Many Meanings of Silence in the Classroom

March 6, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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In our extroverted culture, it can helpful for us to remember that our students’ silence in the classroom means different things at different times. In “Silence in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of a Nepalese Graduate Student,” Krishna Bista, Professor of Education, University of Louisiana, provides insight on “patterns of silence” in the classroom. Informed by […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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Apply for IDEA FIT 2017

March 2, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University faculty are invited to apply for the 2017 Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT). IDEA FIT is a two-day institute that offers faculty from across the disciplines an opportunity to learn about and develop evidence-based strategies that can foster inclusion in teaching and learning. The 2017 institute will […]

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