The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network works to improve the learning of STEM subjects for university students by developing teaching practices for diverse student audiences.
The expanding CIRTL Network is giving you the opportunity to participate in four different online courses to start or supplement your experience as an effective and successful instructor. These courses will cover an array of topics such as, teaching methods, course curriculum development, and running your own online course, as well as allowing you to interact with CIRTL Network students and instructors across various institutions.
Summer 2015 Courses include:
For full course descriptions, instructors, and meeting dates, follow the links in the course title.
- Basics of Online Learning and Teaching
- Learn how to design and run your online course using various online collaboration software.
- Online Assignments in STEM Courses: A Practical Guide
- Designed to help with setting up and grading online homework systems in the most time-efficient way.
- Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute
- Addresses challenges in higher level teaching, research in undergraduate education, and developing a teaching statement and teaching porfolio.
- University of Colorado at Boulder Summer Teaching Institute
- A workshop series focused on designing courses and techniques for STEM fields.
Register for individual courses opens Monday April 20, 2015.
Priority registration given to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a STEM or SBE (Social, Behavioral, Economic) field and from a CIRTL Network institution (A list of CIRTL Network institutions can be found at the here.)
How to Participate
CIRTL courses occur entirely online with instructors and other participants from across the CIRTL Network. The format of the courses vary but typically you meet online once per week using the webinar/meeting tool, Blackboard Collaborate, from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop. (If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, you can participate in one of the orientation sessions offered by the CIRTL project coordinators before the course begins.) Between the online meetings, you might read a paper, write on the course’s discussion forum, practice a skill or technique you learned about, or complete other tasks. Note: The CTD will not be hosting these courses as they are 100% online.
Register at: www.cirtl.net/upcoming courses