Online course, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (CIRTL)

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Date/Time:Monday, 22 Jun 2020
Location:online only - via CIRTL
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is a massive open, online course (MOOC) designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other aspiring faculty in STEM disciplines with an overview of effective college teaching strategies and the research that supports them. This course is also suitable for other interested university staff, faculty, and administrators.

The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach. Past participants are overwhelmingly satisfied with the course (nearly 90% of Summer 2019 students were satisfied or extremely satisfied).

The course draws on the expertise of a variety of STEM faculty, educational researchers, and staff from university teaching centers, many of them affiliated with the CIRTL Network. Topics include key learning principles, such as the role of mental models in learning and the importance of practice and feedback; fundamental elements of course design, including the development of learning objectives and assessments of learning aligned with those objectives; and teaching strategies for fostering active learning and inclusive classroom environments. Formats include video content and transcripts, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and peer-graded assignments where participants will plan teaching and learning activities relevant to their disciplines.

Course Schedule
This 8-week course is entirely asynchronous, meaning there are no regularly scheduled weekly meetings. Each week instructors will release new materials for students to access via the EdX platform. The course starts the week of June 22.

Your instructors estimate participants will need to spend 4 hours per week on coursework.

Registration and Enrollment
This course has no cap on enrollment. Registration opens May 19 and stays open through the duration of the MOOC; however, participants are strongly encouraged to register before the MOOC starts on June 22 in order to fully benefit from this programming.

To join this massive open, online course
Follow the steps to register via CIRTL's An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching - massive open, online course (MOOC) website.
Need assistance with the MOOC? Contact CIRTL directly via email or call 608-448-3238.

We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.

Coordinated by the following
This CIRTL Network event is brought to you by Center for Integration in Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).

Iowa State University is a network member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) thanks to the collaborative effect of CELT and the Graduate College.

CIRTL's mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. It was established with the intent of preparing future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty across the nation, to ultimately improve the STEM learning of all students, at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation. The three CIRTL core ideas are Evidence-based Teaching, Learning Communities, and Learning-through-Diversity. ISU's membership in CIRTL is sponsored in a partnership between CELT and the Graduate College.

This web talk is promoted by the
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).