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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Stacy Smallfield

May 27, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features Stacy Smallfield, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine and […]

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8th Annual Center for Teaching and Learning Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception

May 21, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

The Center for Teaching and Learning unfortunately was unable to host its 8th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception on April 30, 2020 due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. However, the center is still honoring students and postdocs by distributing certificates and featuring their accomplishments on our website. The event recognizes students […]

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Podcast on Online Learning Equity with Kevin Kelly

May 20, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Resources for Teaching

Check out this recent podcast on “Think UDL,” “Design for Learning Equity with Kevin Kelly.” The podcast features comments from Kelly, faculty lecturer in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies & Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University, about resources for equity in online learning. Learn more here!

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LinkedIn Learning Collection from The Center for Teaching and Learning

May 14, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning has compiled a collection of video courses related to online learning in LinkedIn Learning that are free and available to all WashU faculty and staff. “The sheer volume of courses on LinkedIn Learning (over 14,000) can be overwhelming, so we gathered a concise set of courses in this collection […]

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WashU’s Fossett Laboratory launches easy-to-use apps for active learning

May 5, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

Washington University’s Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration has developed an iOS and Android app that allows students to explore geological structures through their phones. The app, GeoXplorer, was first envisioned in 2016 and has since been developed across several platforms by Dr. Phil Skemer, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at WashU, Dr. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Event for Grad Students and Postdocs from Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

May 1, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00 PM ET called “Mental Health Matters: Finding Space in a University Setting.” The speakers will highlight personal mental health stories, as well as provide insights on processes […]

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Center for Teaching and Learning Reading Communities Host ‘How Humans Learn’ Author Josh Eyler

April 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Josh Eyler, PhD, director of faculty development at the University of Mississippi and author of “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching,” recently spoke at a joint virtual meeting of the Faculty Reading Community and Grad Student & Postdoc Reading Community at Washington University in St. Louis. The reading groups, which […]

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Q&A from Supporting Students’ Mental Health in an Online Class with Habif Health and Wellness

April 8, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Habif Health and Wellness hosted a virtual conversation, “Supporting Students’ Mental Health in an Online Class,” on Monday, April 6. In the session, staff from Habif’s Mental Health Services (MHS) emphasized strategies for supporting students’ mental health in this new online environment. Staff also provided a brief update about […]

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Tips for Being More Inclusive in Online Teaching

April 8, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

“As you lead a class discussion or a meeting on Zoom, it’s all too easy to lose people in the process. But the principles of inclusive teaching can help you reach students in a virtual classroom, just as in a physical one,” said Kelly A. Hogan, associate dean of instructional innovation at the University of North […]

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WashU History Professor Describes Transition to Online Teaching

April 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

Peter Kastor, chairman of the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis, recently wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post describing how his department transitioned to online teaching. Twenty six faculty members had to make the switch, Kastor said, and the process was not easy. “I began teaching through online education last week … even […]

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