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Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop Registration Now Open

February 22, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / STEM Education

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.org has  changed their course structure […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 21, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about her life and work: http://news.mit.edu/2017/institute-professor-emerita-mildred-dresselhaus-dies-86-0221. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation: https://www.nationalmedals.org/stories/queen-of-carbon

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Gephardt Institute Event: Democracy & Donald Trump

February 15, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

The Gephardt Institute invites the St. Louis community to participate in an interdisciplinary symposium: “American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” Thursday, March 9 in Brown 100, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow To learn more and to RSVP, please see the Gephardt Institute website. The political rise of Donald […]

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Considering Corrective Feedback

February 7, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Improving Teaching and Learning

As we enter these weeks before midterm, we might consider how we can focus our feedback to deepen student learning. In this Journal of College Science Teaching article, “It’s Not Wrong to Tell Students When They’re Wrong,” authors Robert Ehrlich and Stanley Zoltek consider the value of corrective feedback in student learning. The authors note that […]

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Potential Blackboard Log-In Issue

February 5, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Announcement from WashU-IT, 2/4/2017 After the Blackboard Service was upgraded to SaaS version 3100.9 on 2/4/2017, some users experienced problems logging in. To solve this problem, clear your browser’s cache, close your browser, then try to log in again at blackboard.wustl.edu. Here are instructions for clearing your cache on Chrome, Firefox and Safari: www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796.

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Four Ways to Form Student Groups

January 31, 2017 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Improving Teaching and Learning / Integrating Active Learning

In his popular eNewsletter, Tomorrow’s Professor, Rick Reis provides information on a wide variety of teaching and learning topics. In a recent post, he provided an excerpt on how to form student groups from a new book, A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice (2016), by Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker, […]

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Call for Proposals on Teaching in STEM

January 27, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Announcements

We are now accepting proposals and registrations for the inaugural STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Washington University. At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. Please click here to register […]

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Learning About Confucian Heritage Learners

January 25, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

Teaching inclusively entails learning about how our students learn. In this article from New Directions for Teaching and Learning, “Learning the Confucian Way,” author Tieyuan Guo provides insight into learning approaches among students from the “Confucian heritage cultures” (CHC) of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The author provides an overview of learning motivations among CHC learners and […]

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New CIRCLE Fellow Discusses TIES Initiative

January 19, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Integrating Active Learning

The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce 2016-2018 CIRCLE Fellow: Julie Bugg, Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences. A collaboration between The Teaching Center, and the Center for the Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning and Education (CIRCLE), and the Office of the Provost, the two-year fellowship supports Washington University STEM faculty in designing […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

January 17, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University Information Technology Update from WashU-IT (2:49 pm, 01/18/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage Tuesday, 1/17/2017.  We believe all features are fully restored and available for use. Thank you for your patience. Update from WashU-IT (5:43 pm, 01/17/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage today. This caused major delays across the platform for […]

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