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 CIRTLCast Seminars

These one-hour online CIRTLCast seminar series events 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.

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:

  • Teaching Inclusively
  • Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement


Teaching as Research Seminars

The Teaching as Research Capstone Seminar Series brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from across 40 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

Online discussions about teaching at North American universities, held via webconference between graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at the 40 CIRTL Network universities. Two workshops entitled Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom will be offered in Spring 2018.

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 via webconference between students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from the 40 CIRTL Network universities. Offered as a short course in Spring 2018.