EPIC Learning Community Registration Open

September 9, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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Registration is now open for the EPIC Learning Community. The EPIC Learning Community is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students in their first years at Washington University who are getting ready for or participating in their initial teaching experiences. The program provides a structure in which graduate students can develop relationships with others who are interested […]

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Guide for Teaching and Learning Remotely

September 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The physical distancing constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused teaching and learning at all levels and in all countries to be reshaped. At Washington University, we will be teaching in variety of new ways in the Fall 2020 semester. This will require instructors to rethink how they teach their courses, incorporating aspects of online […]

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Strategies for Embracing Culturally Responsive Teaching

September 2, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

“Being culturally responsive is a critical and necessary feature of our interactions with one another. It is also vitally important in the context of education,” writes educators Meena Singhal and Sudeepa Gulati in a recent Faculty Focus post. Culturally responsive teaching “empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, […]

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Training Opportunities For Pooled Classroom Technology

August 26, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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If you will be teaching in a pooled classroom this fall, there will be new A/V technology in your classroom for you to learn about. In addition, there are also optimal ways of running a Zoom class from a pooled classroom that best take advantage of the room technologies, particularly if students are participating online. […]

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How to Build Community in a Zoom Classroom

August 24, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Building community in a Zoom classroom is a difficult endeavor, but one instructor found a method that worked well for her. Rachel Toor, professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University’s writing program, asked students to write an ungraded personal essay each week in addition to their academic work. Students would post the essay in a […]

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Mary Ann Dzuback

August 18, 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 Mary Ann Dzuback, PhD, Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Associate Professor of Women, […]

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VoiceThread and Extempore Available for Language Faculty at WashU

August 18, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements

VoiceThread and Extempore are both now available as tools for use by language faculty at WashU. VoiceThread is a media player with an interactive discussion space that allows students to create comments, upload files and media, and interact with one another, and Extempore allows instructors to obtain and assess authentic speech without having to schedule face […]

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Preparing for the First Day of Class on Zoom

August 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“While there’s no one right way to start the first day of class on Zoom, as this depends on the course level, size, and discipline, I believe the overall purpose of the first day is to establish a positive connection,” writes Crystal O. Wong, EdD, a composition instructor and Faculty Fellow on Reflective Practices in the […]

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Hypothes.is Pilot Comes to WashU

August 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements

The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that this fall we will be hosting a pilot program for Hypothes.is, an EdTech tool that integrates with Canvas and enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to […]

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