Intro to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (MOOC, starts 9/30)

Days and times: Asynchronous, 9/30-11/25/19
Instructors: Henry Campa (Michigan State University), Lisa Kelly (University of Iowa)
: Online
Registration opens: 8/19/19
Credit information: n/a

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Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: 1/2 course

Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.

This free 8-week Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will provide future and current STEM faculty with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and will apply what they learn to design lessons and assignments they can use in future teaching opportunities. Those who complete the course will be more informed and confident teachers equipped for greater success in the classroom.

Course participants will cover topics including learning principles, such as the role of mental models in learning and the importance of practice and feedback; fundamental elements of course design, including the development of learning objectives and assessments of learning aligned with those objectives; and teaching strategies for fostering active learning and inclusive classroom environments. Formats for course content include video content and transcripts, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and peer-graded assignments where participants will plan teaching and learning activities relevant to their disciplines.

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