Cornell University

CIRTL at Cornell

Past CIRTL Workshops

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


2019

Spring 2019

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

February 6 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting

April 22 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

Learn how to advise effectively, and explore the different advising roles faculty play depending on institutional type.

Teaching with Technology

February 28 from 1-2:30 pm ET

Become familiar with a variety of digital tools designed to enhance student learning in this one-part online workshop.

Writing a Diversity Statement

February 12 and 19 from 12:00-1:30 pm ET

Draft a diversity statement – sought after in job applications – that incorporates your own experiences and helpful strategies in this two-part online workshop.


2018

Fall 2018

The Academic Job Search

September 12 and 19 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET

Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this two-part online workshop.

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

October 23 and 30 from 4:00-5:30 pm ET

Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop.

Creating Effective Learning Communities

October 17 and 31 from 4:00-5:30 pm ET

Understand what makes for a successful learning community and develop strategies you can apply to your own communities in this two-part online workshop.

Getting the Job: How to Frame and Sell Your Teaching as Research Experience in Your Job Search

September 28 and October 5 from 12:00-2:00 pm ET

Practice specific ways you can turn your Teaching as Research (TAR) project into an asset in the job hunt in this two-part online workshop designed for students who have completed a TAR project. See also: Teaching as Research Series

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom

October 3 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

Understanding and Implementing Metacognition in the Classroom

September 26 and October 3 from 4:30-6:00 pm ET

Dive into “metacognition” – or thinking about one’s own thinking – and how it impacts your students’ learning in this two-part online workshop facilitated by doctoral students from Columbia University.

Writing an Effective Graduate Research Fellowship Program Proposal

September 13 from 3:30-5:30 pm ET

Get a guided introduction to the application process for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program in this unique 3-part workshop that blends recorded lectures with a synchronous online session to bring participants together from all across the country. 


Summer 2018

Developing a CV or Resume

July 10 and 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 Teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills

February 7 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

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

January 31 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

I Completed My Individual Development Plan… Now What?

April 9 from 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.

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

February 14, 21, and 28 from 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.

Science Communication for Any Audience

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

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

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

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

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


2017

Fall 2017

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

October 19 and November 16, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

Creating and Owning your Individual Development Plan

November 1, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

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

Finding and Evaluating Educational Literature

October 20 and 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

Introduction to STEM Project Based Learning

November 9 and 16, 2017 from 8:00-9:30 pm ET

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.

Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom

November 2 and 9, 2017 from 2:30-4:00 pm ET

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.

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

November 10 and 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

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

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

Tuesday, October 10 and 24, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm ET

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

Teaching Inclusively

December 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

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

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

November 30, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

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


Summer 2017

Developing a CV or Resume

June 22 and June 29, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:30pm ET

Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment

June 27, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm ET


Spring 2017

Creating Video Snip Modules for Active Teaching and Learning

February 15 and 22, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm ET

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

How to Break Through Students’ Misconceptions of Science

March 1, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 pm ET

Explore ways to counteract common misconceptions among STEM learners.

Managing Difficult Conversations Through the Lens of Social Identity

April 12, 2017 from 2:30-4:00 pm ET

Learn various strategies to foster inclusive teaching and research environments.

The Unique Challenges of Engaging and Teaching First-Year Students

February 3, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm ET

Learn approaches you can use as a TA or instructor to improve your teaching in first-year classes.


2016

Fall 2016

Developing Work-Life Resilience

November 29, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

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

Universal Design for Learning: Reaching and Teaching Diverse Learners

November 16, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET

Learn how Universal Design can strengthen your instruction for all students.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

December 1 and 15, 2016 from 3:30-5:00 pm ET

Strengthen your instruction by developing your own teaching philosophy statement.