2017 Teaching Festival Schedule and Highlights

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2017 Teaching Festival Schedule and Highlights
Presentations, panels and discussions will be oriented around the theme "Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership."

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Webster’s yearly Teaching Festival, to be held Feb. 13-17 in Emerson Library.

This year’s weeklong activities are organized around the theme of “Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership,” and the week’s presentations, panels, and discussions will cover topics such as developing student inquiry, promoting student agency, supporting leadership development, and fostering diversity and inclusion in the Webster community.


Participants are encouraged to RSVP here for sessions they would like to attend.

Highlights of the week’s activities include:

All sessions will be held in the Library Conference Room (Emerson Library 120) or in the Faculty Development Center (Emerson Library 420). A  complete program of activities can be found on the 2017 Teaching Festival page .

Date & Time


Title of Event

Monday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m.

Faculty Development Center (FDC)

Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 12-1 p.m.

Library Conference Room

The Scholars Learning Community in the City of Webster Groves: Inquiry and Active Learning to Claim an Education

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12-1 p.m.


College Credit for What Adult Learners Already Know: Helping Students Document Their Learning

Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Library Conference Room

Wake Them Up! Engagement Strategies for the College Classroom

Thursday, Feb. 16, 12-1 p.m.

Library Conference Room

Finding the Student Voice of the Introvert

Friday, Feb. 17, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Promoting Agency and Inclusion through an International Podcast Project

Friday, Feb. 17, 12-1 p.m.

Library Conference Room

Creating Meaningful Change: Building an Inclusive and Empowering Classroom Environment

Friday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m.

Library Conference Room

Evaluating Student Work with Turnitin

The Teaching Festival is brought to you by the Faculty Development Center, the Academic Resource Center, and the University Libraries. For more information, please contact Liza Dister, Faculty Development Coordinator, at edister17@webster.edu.

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