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. Recent workshop topics include:

  • Developing a CV or Resume
  • Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment


Online Seminars

These one-hour online discussions for graduate students and postdoctors are led by faculty and staff from the 41 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 Webinars

The Teaching as Research Capstone Seminar Series brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from across 41 CIRTL research universities through live web conferencing 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 41 CIRTL Network universities. Anyone is welcome to join in via a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate app. On hiatus in Fall 2017.

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 41 CIRTL Network universities. On hiatus in Fall 2017.