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New MOOC: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Updated by Janaina on September 2, 10:30am

MOOC Flyer

Launching on October 6, 2014, this free 7-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will provide future and current STEM faculty with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices.Participants will learn abouteffective teaching strategies and the research that supports them.

Register for the MOOC through Coursera:


The MOOC is also designed to support local learning communities of participants who want toengage more deeply with the MOOC learning materials in a collaborative environment atUW-Madison. The MOOC-Supported Learning Communities (MSLC) will meet weekly with a facilitatorto discuss and go deeper with the materials provided by the MOOC. The MSLC is an excellent opportunity to build community with other STEM graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff interested in effective teaching and learning practices at UW-Madison while simultaneously engaging with the content of the MOOC. For graduate students in particular, completion of the MOOC and participation in the MSLC together may be counted as a Delta course towards the Internship or Certificate Program. Please contact if you have any questions.


Register for the local MSLC through Delta HERE

HHMI BioScholar Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Updated by Janaina on July 2, 1:00pm

We are pleased to invite applications from individuals interested in pursing postdoctoral training in the development, implementation and evaluation of undergraduate biology educational programs. The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, WISCIENCE (formerly the Institute for Biology Education) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is developing a set of activities and courses as part of our HHMI Foundations for Success Program to help first year, first generation and underrepresented minority undergraduate students succeed. Two new fellows will be added to our postdoc learning community, which currently includes 3 fellows, and be responsible for the development, pilot testing and evaluation of either a peer leadership training program or an introduction to service learning course. All applicants will be considered for both positions, but should indicate their preference in the cover letter.


Application Deadline: July 31, 2014.

Fall 2014 Course: Discipline-Based Education Research (CURRIC 975)
Updated by Janaina on May 6, 12:30pm



Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

This course will provide an introduction to the teaching and learning of STEM. The course will introduce you to:



  • The relationship between teaching, outreach, evaluation, and education research,
  • The current state of the field in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER),
  • Theories of teaching and learning relevant to undergraduate education,
  • The methodological toolbox of education researchers.
Summer and Fall 2014 Delta Courses
Updated by Janaina on March 17, 10:00am


Delta's Fall and Summer 2014 course offerings are now available. Click on the course below for more information or visit our Courses and Programs page. Registration links will be posted once registration opens.


Summer 2014 Courses (Registration opens March 31)

Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom

Research Mentor Training Seminar

Research and Evaluation in Science Outreach and Informal Science Education

Research Mentor Training Seminar (faculty section)

Fall 2014 Courses (Registration opens April 7)

Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom

Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom (International)

Informal Education: Engage Children in After-School Science Clubs

Internship Seminar

Research Mentor Training Seminar (graduate student and postdoc section)

Expeditions in Learning: The Power of High Impact Teaching and Learning Practices in STEM