Online course, Advancing learning through evidence-based STEM Teaching (CIRTL)

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Date/Time:Monday, 25 Jan 2021
Location:online only - via CIRTL
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching is an 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.

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. Participants will learn how to engage students in active learning in classrooms using strategies such as peer instruction and problem-based learning, develop methods to help their students think more like experts in their fields using inquiry-based labs and similar activities, turn their classrooms into learning communities through cooperative learning and using the diverse perspectives of their students, and use approaches like flipped classrooms that make it possible to build active and collaborative learning into their classes. Formats include video content and transcripts, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and peer-graded assignments where you will plan teaching and learning activities relevant to your discipline.

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.
Start Date = January 25, 2021
End Date = March 21, 2021

Your instructors estimate participants will need to spend 4-5 hours per week on coursework.

Registration and Enrollment
This course has no enrollment cap. Students who register for this course will be redirected to the EdX platform to complete their registration. Registration opened Friday, December 13.

To join this massive open, online course
Follow the steps to register via CIRTL's Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based 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).