2016 Teaching Festival

2016 Teaching Festival
Webster's annual teaching festival celebrates the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The week-long 2016 annual Teaching Festival will take place Feb. 15-19 in Emerson Library.

A variety of events related to the scholarship of teaching and learning will be facilitated by Webster faculty, staff and students including the following: 

  • A poster reception on such topics as creating a global context for student learning, teaching with innovative technologies.
  • Sessions will highlight WebNet+, synchronous video technology, and a roundtable on the benefits and challenges of capstone experiences.
  • Hands-on workshops.

The festival is a partnership of the Faculty Development Center, the Online Learning Center, Emerson Library and the Writing Center and is an occasion to share effective and innovative teaching practices of Webster faculty members. 

First day highlights on Feb. 15 include a presentation on “Classrooms, Co-Curriculum and Community: Student Transformation in the Scholars Learning Community” presented by Kim Kleinman, Bruce Umbaugh and Marcie Shumert, as well as alumni of the Scholars Learning Community. In this session, instructors and the students who have made this community their own will discuss their own evolution as learners and emerging student leaders.  

Also that first afternoon are the Poster Sessions, which will encompass teaching strategies, innovative technologies and developing researchers.  

Tuesday’s highlights on Feb. 16 include a WebNet+ session on “Adding Synchronous Video to Your Teaching Tool Kit” presented by Paaige Turner, Erik Palmore, Marty Martin, Tyann Cherry, and Scott Callaway. In the second session of the day, Matias Ochoa will present on “Teaching Writing: Genre Theory,” a theory that attempts to engage students in understanding the purposeful nature of writing.

For a complete schedule of the week’s events and to register for any of the sessions, please visit the 2016 Teaching Festival page and RSVP for events here.

For more information about the 2016 Teaching Festival, contact Carolyn I. Brown at (314) 246-7668 or at carolynbrown04@webster.edu.  

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