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UW Madison College of Engineering News

"Educational innovation: Free online course empowers STEM instructors to improve their teaching through research on student learning" Read more...


Association of American Colleges & Universities

"Preparing Future STEM Faculty for Diverse Classrooms at the University of Wisconsin-Madion" Read more...


University of Wisconsin-Madison News

"Innovative Teaching Practices Encourage Minority Students in STEM"


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Workshop: The Unique Challenges of Engaging and Teaching First Year Students
Updated by Janaina on July 19, 10:30 am


August 3, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Union South (TITU)


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How to get freshmen to pay attention in class and engage them in their own learning!

First year students can be unaccustomed to the college environment, having just come from High School. Therefore, the ways that you engage and teach them in the classroom and lab have to be different than how you engage more senior undergraduates. In this hands-on workshop you will: (a) explore where 1st year students are developmentally, and the impact this can have on their learning, (b) uncover what they don’t know, as well as (c) discuss and experience teaching approaches and other supports they need to be successful and thrive in your classroom and on campus. This workshop is intended for graduate students and post-docs who will be TA-ing courses with first year undergraduates in the fall, or who expect to teach first year students sometime in the future.

Registration is required.


Participate in a professional development workshop this summer!
Updated by Janaina on May 18, 11:00 am


Creating an Individual Development Plan

July 19, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Union South (TITU)

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Delta Program.


Teaching Philosophy Workshop

July 28, 2016

9:30-11:30 am

Union South (TITU)


The Unique Challenges of Engaging and Teaching First Year Students

August 3, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Union South (TITU)

UW-Madison's National Initiative to Increase STEM Graduates Doubles in Members
Updated by Janaina on March 4, 4:30 pm


Chemistry class in Madison College with former CIRTL and Delta Program participant Christen Smith


MADISON, WIS. – Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. The mission of CIRTL is to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.


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