Course Catalog

  • Exploring Practices in the Classroom: Navigating Challenges with Inclusive Teaching

    Join this community of TAs and develop the confidence to respond to conflict in the classroom and promote equity through actions. Thursdays, 1:20pm – 3:00pm, starting September 16. Δ

  • Beyond Rhetoric: Developing an Ethical and Equitable Practice

    The call to develop an ethical teaching approach that both promotes justice and does not perpetuate harm is more urgent now than ever. This course combines hands-on experiential learning with multimedia resources to give an overview of recent educational theories and their intersection with promoting inclusivity and justice in the classroom. Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, starting September 14. ΔΔ

  • First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

    Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this 6-day course designed for future and early career faculty, meeting July 13–15 and July 20–22. Δ

  • Book Club: Campus Counterspaces

    How would learning about the experiences of Black and Latinx students at historically white universities shape your understanding of your students, yourself, and your teaching practices? Join us for a summer book club conversation using the book Campus Counterspaces. Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, starting July 7. Δ

  • Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): Remote Teaching and Learning

    For TAs teaching in remote/online courses: develop an effective, inclusive teaching practice for the remote classroom, as well as navigate teaching challenges as they emerge throughout the semester. Δ

  • Applying Active Learning: Using Writing to Teach in Any Discipline

    Learn how to use writing to promote students’ active learning, while maximizing your own time, in any disciplinary or course context. ΔΔ

  • Book club reading Black, Brown, Bruised– talking about race and STEM education

    We invite anyone and everyone to join us for a book club and community conversation around Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation by Ebony Omotola McGee. Δ

  • 5-Week Learning Communities for Teaching Assistants Teaching Remotely

    Join a learning community of graduate student TA's and share practical tips and tricks to structure and support student learning in the virtual classroom. Δ

  • Fundamentals of Online Learning and Teaching

    Interested in online teaching? Join this intensive two-week short course to learn the fundamentals of how to teach online. Δ

  • Summer Teaching Institute at the University of British Columbia

    Explore active learning, formative, summative, and hypothesis-driven assessment, and responsiveness to diversity. Participants will examine a variety of teaching practices and principles and will participate in peer-evaluated micro-teaching exercise. June 14 – 23. ΔΔ

  • CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching: July 12 – 16

    Explore active learning, formative, summative, and hypothesis-driven assessment, and responsiveness to diversity. Participants will examine a variety of teaching practices and principles and will participate in peer-evaluated micro-teaching exercise. Δ

  • Teaching Institute at Johns Hopkins University

    Learn common themes and challenges of teaching in higher ed during this 3-day institute, which will take place online. June 8 – 11. Δ

  • Transforming Your Research Into Teaching – Short Course

    Learn how to build a course out of your research specialty in this 7-week course that guides grad students and postdocs through the fundamentals of course design. Δ

  • Basics of Online Learning and Teaching

    Build your own online course in this blended 10-week course that walks students through online course development in a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities. ΔΔ

  • Research Mentor Training – Summer 2021

    Explore strategies to become a more effective, culturally responsive mentor, and discuss mentoring challenges as they arise. Multiple sections available on different dates. Δ

  • Moving beyond boilerplate: Equity and Inclusion in the College Classroom

    Unpack the mechanisms that give rise to inequity in higher education, examine our own participation in those mechanisms, and generate alternative ways of teaching that challenge those mechanisms. ΔΔ

  • Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): Inclusive Teaching

    For experienced TAs: Continue your development as an instructor with an in-depth exploration of inclusive teaching practices and opportunities to apply them in your own classroom. Δ

  • Teaching Plan 4-Week Series

    Join this 4-week series to learn how to develop an aligned teaching plan with measurable learning outcomes, assessments that promote student learning, and engaging activities. Prerequisite: Must have taken 2Δ of teaching & learning coursework. 4 sessions: 1:00pm–3:00pm on May 10, 17, 24, and June 1.

  • Planning Your Teaching-as-Research Project

    Plan and refine your own Teaching-as-Research project alongside a learning community of peers in this 6-week online course. ∆

  • Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom

    Develop foundational knowledge of evidence-based pedagogical practices, explore how excellence and diversity are intertwined, and try new teaching approaches in a supportive environment. ΔΔ

  • Equity in STEM for All Genders

    Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course. ΔΔ

  • Intro to Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

    Join us to get an overview of effective college teaching strategies, and explore how to apply them. 7 weeks Wednesdays, 9:30am-10:30am, starting May 12. Δ

  • Online Teaching Practicum

    The Online Teaching Practicum is a unique opportunity to learn how to effectively support synchronous online learning, with the option to propose and facilitate a future online workshop. ΔΔ

  • How People Learn

    The purpose of this six-week series is to take participants on a journey through these texts, beginning with the scientific bases of learning, through the design of successful learning environments, the role of culture in the learning process, and finally, integrating digital technologies into the effective learning environment. Δ

  • Leveraging Tech to Teach

    Teach better and more efficiently by harnessing learning technologies in your practice. We’ll explore how to effectively use tools such as videos, interactive media, screencasting, games and simulations, online discussions, and of course, Canvas. Thursdays, 1:00pm–4:00pm, starting September 9. ΔΔ

  • Effective Teaching in an Internationally Diverse Classroom

    Using the lens of international experience, this discussion-based course models 'flipped classroom' and 'blended learning' approaches and advances your skills in leveraging the diversity of your students for the learning of all. Fridays, 10:00am–12:00pm, starting September 10. ΔΔ

  • Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): Foundations

    For new or experienced TAs: develop an effective, inclusive teaching practice as well as navigate teaching challenges as they emerge throughout the semester. Δ

  • Internship Seminar

    Develop your teaching skills with a real-world project to address a challenge in student learning.

  • Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

    In this five-day, online institute, participants will design an evidence-based, inclusive teaching activity. Each day will be split between independent work, large group activities and lessons, and small group work. ΔΔ

  • Exploring Teaching Practices for International TAs

    International graduate teaching assistants (TAs) will use their own diverse educational backgrounds to explore approaches and develop skills as effective instructors. Δ

  • Informal Science Education for Scientists and Engineers

    Learn how to communicate scientific concepts with a variety of audiences in informal settings. This course merges experiential learning with critical reflection on public communication concepts, processes, and issues. ΔΔ

  • Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

    An 8-week open, online, asynchronous short course (MOOC) designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. Δ

  • Engaging Students in the Teaching of Statistics – Short Course

    Learn the pedagogical foundations to effective teaching and learning in statistics in this short 4-session course. Δ

  • Diversity in the College Classroom

    Explore the theory behind how diversity affects learning and develop practical classroom strategies in this 9-week course designed for STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs. ΔΔ

  • Research Mentor Training: Faculty-only section

    Explore strategies to become a more effective, culturally responsive mentor, and discuss mentoring challenges as they arise. Δ

  • Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching

    Use the principles of improv theater to improve your communication in multiple contexts and audiences, including talking with colleagues, presenting your research, and teaching in the classroom. Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm starting September 8. Δ

WHAT ARE THOSE Δ’S?

We use Δ’s (deltas) to indicate how a course counts toward our Internship and Certificate prerequisites:

Internship Prerequisites
2Δ’s + Teaching Plan 4-week series

Certificate Prerequisites
5Δ’s (total) + Internship

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