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Webster Teaching Festival 2019 Call for Proposals

November 02, 2018

The Teaching Festival Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations and posters for the 2019 Teaching Festival. The Teaching Festival will be held the week of Feb. 11, and proposals will be accepted until Jan. 9. All Webster instructors, part-time and full-time, are invited to participate.

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John Aleshunas

Teaching Climate Change Policy with a Little Number Crunching

April 03, 2018

Complex topics, like climate change policy, can often be better understood when students get experience with the underlying information and data supporting the policy. Practical exercises help students understand policy concepts and the reasons why these policies become politically complex. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join John Aleshunas for a workshop on using data to teach about climate change, Wednesday, April 4, in East Academic Building 212, 2-3 p.m.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Festival Preview: Student Success Portal, FlipGrid, Storytelling, Instructional Design, more

February 13, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Wednesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a presentation about using FlipGrid to engage students, as well as workshops on the Student Success Network (Starfish), storytelling and instructional design, and using experiential learning to teach complex topics such as climate change.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday at the Teaching Festival: Student-Centered Learning, Integrative Learning, Office365

February 12, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Tuesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a roundtable discussion on ensuring student competency while supporting student success (this session available globally via WebEx), a panel presentation with Webster students on integrative learning, and a workshop focused on Office 365.

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Faculty and staff from across disciplines will present or speak during roundtables and poster sessions on the opening day of the Teaching Festival.

Teaching Festival Preview: Global Learning, WebNet+, Inclusive Teaching and more

February 09, 2018

Before Monday's poster session and Academic Resource Center open house, faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first sessions of the 2018 Teaching Festival, including presentations and discussions on global learning, teaching in the WebNet+ format and inclusive teaching. The session on global online curricula will be available via WebEx.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Poster sessions, reception, open house in ARC

February 08, 2018

After the panels and roundtables on Monday during the first day of the Teaching Festival, stop by the Academic Resource Center for refreshments, the annual poster session, and to learn about the Academic Resource Center’s work to support student success. Poster presentations by faculty, students and academic partners will be part of this open house in the ARC from 3-5 p.m.

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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Teaching Festival Schedule Feb. 12-16

January 26, 2018

The entire campus community is invited to participate in Webster’s yearly Teaching Festival, to be held Feb. 12-16. This year’s Teaching Festival will feature workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students, and staff on the theme “Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning.”

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Proposals are due by Dec.15.

2018 Teaching Festival Call for Prosposals, Deadline Dec. 15

October 23, 2017

The Teaching Festival Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations, posters, panels, and roundtable discussions for the 2018 Teaching Festival on the theme “Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning.” The Teaching Festival will be held Feb. 12-16, 2018, and proposals will be accepted until Dec. 15.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Building an Inclusive, Empowering Classroom

February 10, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a workshop entitled “Creating Meaningful Change: Building an Inclusive and Empowering Classroom Environment,” Friday, Feb. 17, noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). In this hands-on session, participants will strengthen their self-awareness of how they approach diverse identities (such as race, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, ability/disability, etc.) while developing strategies for communicating with all students in their classes.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Workshop on Evaluating Student Work with Turnitin

February 10, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a presentation on “Evaluating Student Work with Turnitin” on Friday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m., in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). This presentation will show participants how to read and evaluate a Turnitin originality report accurately, how to identify instances of plagiarism, and how to help students avoid academic dishonesty.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Presentation on an International Podcasting Project

February 08, 2017

Giving students voice and showing them how to refine and post those ideas are 21st century skills. They are also skills students know they need and want, so the medium, the simple podcast, becomes a way to promote student agency. By connecting the university’s international sites together with a single project, we can also foster inclusion and diversity.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Workshops on Engaging Students

February 08, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend two workshop sessions on Feb.16 about engaging students in the classroom by Julie Smith of the Communications & Journalism Department. Session one: “Wake Them Up! Engagement Strategies for the College Classroom,"will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m.-noon in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). Session 2: “Finding the Student Voice of the Introvert,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Library 120).

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Teaching Festival Preview: President Stroble to Participate on Scholars Learning Community Panel

February 07, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend the premier session of the 2017 Teaching Festival held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from noon-1p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room 120. The theme is “The Scholars Learning Community in the City of Webster Groves: Inquiry and Active Learning to Claim an Education.”

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