Category: Pinned

VHS Tapes in the Classroom: Suggestions for Instructors

August 17, 2017 | Liz Peterson

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The University began phasing out VCR’s, which play VHS tapes, in University-managed classrooms in 2012.  As a result a limited and decreasing number of classrooms are equipped with VCRs.  To identify classrooms equipped with VCR’s please use The Teaching Center’s Classroom Directory. Instructors who would like to request a classroom with a VCR should work […]

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Classroom Help for Faculty

August 14, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Welcome back, faculty! The Teaching Center’s classroom-services staff is here to help make the start of the semester go smoothly for you. If you would like to schedule training on the classroom-multimedia system, or if you need classroom support (including Blackboard support) while you are teaching, please call us at (314) 935-6810 (M-Th, 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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Register for Upcoming Blackboard Training Sessions

August 7, 2017 | Lindsay Meador

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Blackboard training sessions for faculty and staff will be held on the Danforth Campus on August 8, 14, and 25, led by The Teaching Center. This interactive workshop is intended to familiarize participants with basic Blackboard functions and course tools. For more information about these training sessions, click here.

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The Distracted Classroom

August 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Digital Pedagogies / Pinned

In a three-part series of columns on The Chronicle of Higher Education, James  M. Lang  (professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College) reflects on the implications of research on modern sources of distraction–most particularly electronic devices. This week, he describes his own efforts to put such devices to […]

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Teaching Critical Thinking

July 19, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Evidence-Based Strategies / Pinned

Amander Hiner explores the topic of teaching critical thinking in a segment of the Academic Minute. Hiner is Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop University and an alumna of Washington University (PhD and MA, English and American Literature). Hiner discusses research suggesting that, rather than assume that our students are learning critical-thinking skills by engaging with disciplinary […]

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1.13.2016--Teaching Center’s iTeach Faculty Symposium--Megan Daschbach, Lecturer in Chemistry, lead Combining Active Learning with Lectures.
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Active Learning and Inclusive Teaching in Gen Chem

July 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Evidence-Based Strategies / Pinned

Megan Daschbach, PhD,  Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, discusses her commitment to improving student learning and helping diverse students persist in STEM in this issue of The Ampersand (Arts & Sciences). Daschbach describes her current work, with her co-instructors, integrating active learning and inclusive-teaching approaches in General Chemistry at Washington University. To learn more about inclusive teaching, and […]

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HHMI Grant to Support Student Success in STEM

June 8, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has just announced that Washington University is one of 24 institutions that will receive  a $1 million grant to support student success in STEM, as a part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The Washington University initiative will be led by Regina F. Frey (the Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; co-director […]

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Study Sheds Light on Learning in General Chemistry

May 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Pinned / Research on Teaching and Learning

A new study published in the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) suggests that students who struggle in introductory STEM courses may do so because they have not acquired a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie examples presented in the course. As reported in the Washington University Record, these findings “are important because they may help to explain […]

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New AAAS Course on Course Design

May 3, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Teaching Center staff have recently worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to create an online course, Designing an Undergraduate STEM Course. The course was developed by Gina Frey (Executive Director and Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry) and Beth Fisher (Director of Academic Services). This course helps participants learn […]

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Denise Leonard Named Associate Director

April 30, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Denise Leonard, PhD, has been named Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc programs at The Teaching Center. Denise joined The Teaching Center in 2013 as a postdoctoral research scholar (a dual appointment with the Department of Biology) and was appointed Assistant Director in 2014. As Associate Director, Denise will lead the development of our professional-development […]

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