Online Programs

The national CIRTL Network offers a range of online workshops, webinars, and event series to help STEM grad students and postdocs refine their teaching approaches as they advance through their academic careers, including:

Online Workshops

Online workshops include an interactive online session with assignments before and after to help participants develop a specific, concrete product. Spring 2017 workshop topics include:

  • The Unique Challenges of Engaging and Teaching First Year Students: Learn approaches you can use as a TA or instructor to improve your teaching in first-year classes
  • Creating Video Snip Modules for Active Teaching and Learning: Develop basic skills for editing videos down to easily digestible clips for class lectures
  • How to Break Through Students' Misconceptions of ScienceExplore ways to counteract common misconceptions among STEM learners
  • Learning through Diversity: Learn various strategies to foster inclusive teaching and research environments


CIRTLCast Webinars

These weekly one-hour online discussions for graduate students and postdoctors are led by faculty and staff from the 43 CIRTL Network universities. Sessions are open to all on a drop-in basis through a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app, with no pre-registration required.

Teaching as Research Series

The Teaching as Research Capstone Seminar Series brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from across 43 CIRTL research universities through live videoconferencing to discuss design and methodology for classroom research projects, share useful resources, present preliminary results, and get constructive advice.

Teaching in the US Series

Online discussions about teaching at North American universities, held monthly by live webconference between graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at the 43 CIRTL Network universities. Anyone is welcome to join in via a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate app.

CIRTL Reads Journal Club

Join scholarly discussions of recent peer-reviewed research on innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching. Discussions are held monthly via webconference between students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from the 43 CIRTL Network universities. 

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