Reflective Teaching Community: 'Making Learning Relevant and Meaningful' Sept. 8

Sep. 5, 2017

Reflective Teaching Community Presents 'Supporting Student Success: Making Learning Relevant and Meaningful'
First meeting occurs Sept. 8

The 2017-18 Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its first meeting of the year on Friday, Sept. 8, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome at this monthly gathering to discuss topics in teaching and learning in a supportive environment of like-minded colleagues.

This year’s theme for RTC is “Supporting Student Success: Making Learning Relevant and Meaningful.” The topics chosen this year will continue the group’s exploration of engaged learning, with a focus on specific classroom strategies and active learning practices that promote student success. At our Sept. 8 meeting, James Robey, associate professor of Dance, will facilitate a discussion on “Relevance and Meaning in Teaching and Learning.” See the schedule below for a complete list of the year’s topics.

The Faculty Development Center invites all full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners to participate in these monthly discussions and to join us for a pizza lunch. All of our meetings are held on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420). 

RTC Schedule 2017-18

Sept. 8:  Relevance and meaning in teaching and learning
Oct. 6:  Transparent teaching
Nov. 3:  Relating course material to real life
Dec. 1:  Case studies and problem-based learning
Feb. 2:  Experiential learning activities that promote student success
Mar. 2:  Reflection activities that make course material relevant
Apr. 6:  Linking course content to issues of local and national concern, civic engagement 

To RSVP for the September meeting, or for more information about engaged learning at Webster, please contact Liza Dister, Faculty Development Coordinator, at or 314-246-7602.

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