The CIRTL Network: Fall 2020 Program Updates

By on September 9, 2020

CIRTL's MOOC on evidence-based STEM teaching is now open for registration, and we are offering an online learning community for MOOC participants who would also like to attend synchronous weekly discussion sessions to deepen engagement with course content.
Due to high interest, we're expanding the cap for our workshop on teaching with an inclusive mindset from 40 to 200; about 60 seats remain. Our event series on high-impact teaching practices and on teaching at community colleges have no cap and are open to the public with no advance registration required.

Our course on gender equity in STEM and our workshop on addressing math anxiety are at capacity.

Beyond CIRTL, this fall the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research is hosting a 7-part online series on building inclusive academic environments and advancing racial justice in STEM education. Read more on their website.

Questions about our programming? Contact us at

An Introduction to Evidenced-Based STEM Teaching (MOOC)

Weekly asynchronous modules from 9/28 - 11/22

Learn about STEM teaching at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this 8-week MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty. No cap.

Online MOOC-Centered Learning Community

Wednesdays, September 30 - November 18

4-5PM AT / 3-4PM ET / 2-3PM CT / 1-2PM MT / 12-1PM PT

Students enrolled in CIRTL's introductory MOOC can sign up for this additional learning community to engage more deeply with course content through weekly synchronous discussion sessions. Cap: 25.

Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching (Workshop)

Wednesday, September 30

3-4:30PM AT / 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT

Learn about inclusive teaching approaches that build upon inclusive design frameworks, case studies, and educational research in this one-session workshop. Cap: 200.

Engaging Students through High-Impact Practices (Event Series)

12:30-1:30PM AT / 11:30AM-12:30PM ET / 10:30-11:30AM CT / 9:30-10:30AM MT / 8:30-9:30AM PT

High-impact educational practices can help deepen students' learning and make them more engaged with course content. Join us for this four-part series in October and November on different practices, how they impact student learning, and how you can incorporate them into your own teaching. No cap.

October 5: Overview of HIPs, Taxonomies, and Assessment

October 12: Global Learning and Engagement

October 19: Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

November 2: Using an ePortfolio to Promote Reflection and Integration of Knowledge

Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College (Event Series)

1-2:30PM AT / 12-1:30PM ET / 11AM-12:30PM CT / 10-11:30AM MT / 9-10:30AM PT

Join us this fall for a three-part event series on teaching at community colleges. Events in the series will feature community college faculty and instructional staff discussing the teaching and learning environment at their schools, how they teach to a broad diversity of students, and how they navigated the hiring process. No cap.

October 20: Introduction to Teaching at a Community College

November 10: Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

December 1: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Beyond CIRTL: Striving for Racial Justice in Academic Biology

The Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) is hosting a 7-part online discussion series designed to help biologists and biology education researchers build a more inclusive academic environment and advance racial justice in STEM education. The series includes four discussions and three research seminars, and all talks will be recorded and shared on the SABER site afterwards.

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