Register Now for Spring Courses

By on January 10, 2018

CIRTL Network

Interested in taking one of CIRTL’s online, synchronous courses this spring? Registration closes in two weeks – on January 22 – so sign up now to learn more about inclusive, evidence-based approaches to STEM teaching and learning!

Interested in our other programming? Keep reading for information about our MOOC, workshops, drop-in events, and online learning community.

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Spring 2018 Online Courses

Diversity in the College Classroom
Mondays, 1/29-3/19: 3-4:30PM ET / 2-3:30PM CT / 1-2:30PM MT / 12-1:30PM PT
Understand the theory behind how diversity affects learning and develop practical classroom strategies in this course designed for STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs. Cap: 20.

CIRTL Reads Journal Club (short course)
Tuesdays, 1/30-4/17: Biweekly sessions will take place during the 10:30AM-12:30PM CT window; specific start and end times are TBD.
Dive into the literature on STEM teaching and learning in this discussion-based journal club. Cap: 20.

Research Mentor Training
Tuesdays, 1/30-4/10: 2:30-3:45PM ET / 1:30-2:45PM CT / 12:30-1:45PM MT / 11:30AM-12:45PM PT
Work with a community of peers to develop and improve your research mentoring skills in this engaging seminar. Cap: 30.

The College Classroom
Wednesdays, 1/31-4/11: 11:30AM-1PM ET / 10:30-12PM CT / 9:30-11AM MT / 8:30-10AM PT
Get an introduction to key learning principles and the basics of effective teaching practices in this course about teaching in the STEM college classroom. Cap: 35.

Engaging Students in the Teaching of Statistics (short course)
Wednesdays, 3/14-4/11: 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT
Learn about engaging, evidence-based pedagogical practices for statistics in this short course designed for current and future instructors. Cap: 20.

Spring 2018 MOOC

Advanced Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Runs February 5 through March 30
Learn about developing effective, evidence-based STEM teaching practices at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty. Registration coming soon.

Spring 2018 Online Workshops

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Cross-Cultural Analysis
1/31: 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this workshop designed for international teaching assistants. Cap: 25.

Getting Ready to teach in the American Classroom Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills
2/7: 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication with students in this case-study-based workshop. Cap: 25.

Integrating effective teaching and assessment practices in biology lab courses through case studies
2/14, 2/21 & 2/28: 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
Prepare lesson plans for biology labs that pull from case studies and promote active learning in this three-part workshop. Cap: 40.

Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting: What You Need to Know and How to do it Well
3/15: 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT
Learn about developmental advising and explore how it can help engage and retain all types of students at community colleges. Registration coming soon.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
3/26 & 4/9: 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences. Cap: 40.

Science Communication for Any Audience
3/29, 4/5 & 4/12: 12-1:15PM ET / 11AM-12:15PM CT / 10-11:15AM MT / 9-10:15AM PT
Explore key concepts and strategies in written and oral science communication in this three-part workshop. Cap: 25.

Faculty Advising in a R1 Setting: What You Need to Know and How to do it Well
4/5: 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT /12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT
Learn about developmental advising and explore how it can help engage and retain all types of students at research-intensive (R1) universities. Registration coming soon.

I Completed My IDP…Now What?
4/9: 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT
Practice navigating the challenging conversations you might have with a mentor or advisor when pursuing your individual development plan. Registration coming soon.

Spring 2018 Online Drop-In Events

Exploring a Teaching Career at Community College (Event series)
1/29, 2/8 & 2/26: 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
Hear community college faculty from around the country discuss their experiences in these institutions in this three-part series.

Topics in STEMinism: Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education (CIRTLCast series)
Thursdays in February: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
Explore the ways social and cultural contexts shape the unique experiences of women pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees.

What to Expect from My Teaching-as-Research Project?
2/22: 5-6:30PM ET / 4-5:30PM CT / 3-4:30PM MT / 2-3:30PM PT
Hear Teaching-as-Research (TAR) alumni reflect on their experiences doing TAR, including how TAR has shaped their professional and academic trajectories.

Productive Mentorship: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students (CIRTLCast series)
Thursdays in March: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
Learn how research mentoring differs for graduate and undergraduate students, and how issues of equity and inclusion impact these important relationships.

All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations
4/18: 5-6:30PM ET / 4-5:30PM CT / 3-4:30PM MT / 2-3:30PM PT
Hear grad students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research projects.

Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research using Qualitative Design (CIRTLCast series)
Get an introduction to qualitative research – what it is, and how to do it – in this four-part series.

Exploring inclusive teaching within STEM disciplines: Conversations among faculty, future faculty, and students (CIRTLCast series)
Examine how inclusive teaching and issues of diversity differ across STEM disciplines in this four-part series. Details coming soon.

Spring 2018 Community of Practice

Equity in STEM for all Genders Community of Practice
This online community of practice aims to bring interested individuals together to share resources, learn from and with each other, and learn from experts in and outside of academia. This community of practice will take place asynchronously as one of CIRTL’s online learning communities.

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