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Past CIRTL Workshops

Explore topics and descriptions of past online workshops offered through the CIRTL Network:


Summer 2018

Developing a CV or Resume

July 10 and July 17 from 12-1:30 pm ET

Draft and refine your own resume and CV in this two-part online workshop.


Spring 2018

Getting Ready to Teaching in the American Classroom: Cross-Cultural Analysis

Wednesday, January 31, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this workshop designed for international teaching assistants.


Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication with students in this case-study-based workshop.


Integrating Effective Teaching and Assessment Practices in Biology Lab Courses through Case Studies

Wednesdays, February 14, 21, and 28, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Prepare lesson plans for biology labs that pull from case studies and promote active learning in this three-part workshop.


Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Mondays, March 26 and April 9, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences.


Science Communication for Any Audience

Thursdays, March 29, April 5, and April 12, 12:00-1:15 pm ET

Explore key concepts and strategies in written and oral science communication in this three-part workshop.


I Completed My Individual Development Plan… Now What?

Monday, April 9, 4:30-6:30 pm ET
Practice navigating the challenging conversations you might have with a mentor or advisor when pursuing your individual development plan.

Fall 2017

Teaching Inclusively

Practice navigating difficult classroom discussions around issues of inclusion and diversity.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2 – December 1. Enrollment cap: 40
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2 – November 20. Enrollment cap: 50
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Leveraging Open Source Principles and Resources for Teaching and Learning in STEM

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of open source educational materials and sample two platforms with hands-on activities.

  • Friday, November 10 and Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2-November 3. Enrollment cap: 50
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Introduction to STEM Project Based Learning

In project-based learning, students investigate relevant, complex scientific situations to learn new concepts. Learn how to design project-based learning activities in this workshop.

  • Thursday, November 9 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 8:00-9:30 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2-November 3. Enrollment cap: 28
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom

Civic learning intentionally prepares students for informed and engaged participation in their communities. Learn how to develop civic learning assignments and learning goals in this workshop.

  • Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 2:30-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2-23. Enrollment cap: 25
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration: October 2-23. Enrollment cap: 75
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Finding and Evaluating Educational Literature

Learn how to find and critically evaluate literature for educational research.

  • Friday, October 20 and Friday, October 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
  • Registration: September 25-October 9. Enrollment cap: 20
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

5 Things To Do on the First and Last Day of Class

Learn essential tips for making the most of your first and last days of class.

  • Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
  • Registration: September 25-October 9. Enrollment cap: 50
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Qualitative Research Primer: Using Narrative Data in Your Teaching as Research Project

Get an introduction to analyzing narrative data (intended especially for students pursuing a TAR project).

  • Tuesday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm ET
  • Registration open: September 18-October 2. Enrollment cap: 30
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Summer 2017

Developing a CV or Resume

  • Thursday, June 22 and Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:30pm ET
  • Offered by University of Texas at Arlington
  • Meets online
  • Registration from May 29-June 14, 2017

Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm ET
  • Offered by Texas A&M University
  • Meets online
  • Registration from June 5-19, 2017

Spring 2017

Managing Difficult Conversations Through the Lens of Social Identity

Learn various strategies to foster inclusive teaching and research environments

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:30-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration open from March 20 through April 5
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

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

  • Friday February 3, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00pm ET
  • Registration open from January 17 through January 30
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Creating Video Snip Modules for Active Teaching and Learning

Develop basic skills for editing videos down to easily digestible clips for class lectures

  • Wednesday, February 15 and Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:00pm pm ET
  • Registration open from January 23 through February 6
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

How to Break Through Students’ Misconceptions of Science

Explore ways to counteract common misconceptions among STEM learners

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 pm ET
  • Registration open from February 6 through February 20
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Fall 2016

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Strengthen your instruction by developing your own teaching philosophy statement

  • Thursday, December 1 and Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 3:30-5:00 pm ET
  • Registration open from November 8 – November 21
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Developing Work-Life Resilience

Incorporate work-life balance into your professional development with concrete tips

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
  • Registration open from November 8 – November 21
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events

Universal Design for Learning: Reaching and Teaching Diverse Learners

Learn how Universal Design can strengthen your instruction for all students

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Registration deadline was November 7
  • Online at: www.cirtl.net/p/events