Online CIRTL Workshops

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Online CIRTL workshops offer the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and students at other universities around a specific topic, without the more intensive time commitment of a course. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to attend these workshops from the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network.

Each workshop opens for registration at the start of the term (fall, spring, or summer), and closes when it reaches capacity or approximately one week in advance of the first meeting date. Some workshops may also have specific audiences. Make sure you have created a free CIRTL Network account in order to register for a workshop.

Workshops typically involve some pre- and post-session work. Contact with questions or to borrow equipment such as webcams and headphones.

Upcoming Workshops

Create a free CIRTL Network account in order to register.

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive two-part online workshop. Participants will be expected to draft (or revise an existing draft of) a teaching philosophy statement, and provide feedback on a peer’s draft in between sessions. Enrollment limit: 40 participants

  • Monday, February 8 and Monday, February 22, 2021 from 11:00-12:30 pm ET
  • Registration now open (December 14 to February 5 or when capacity is reached).

Trauma-Responsive Teaching

Learn general principles and practices associated with trauma-responsive teaching in this one-session workshop. Participants will learn what trauma-responsive teaching is, understand how trauma affects learning and classroom behavior, and explore teaching techniques that you can bring back to your own classrooms. Unlimited enrollment.

From Student to Expert: Breaking Down Disciplinary Tasks in the Classroom

Why are certain tasks harder to teach than others? What makes these tasks easy for us as experts while stumping our students? By applying methods from David Pace’s Decoding the Disciplines, we will work together to break down (or “decode”) such tasks and learn how to model them for our students. Enrollment limit: 20 participants

  • Tuesday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • Registration now open (December 15 – February 12 or when capacity is reached)

Considering the Whole Self in Teaching and Learning: Mental and Physical Wellbeing in the Classroom

It is no secret that stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges are prevalent in higher education. In this two-part workshop, participants will explore the relationships between mental and emotional health, the human body, and learning. Learn how to create learning objectives and design assessments that consider and support the whole student. Enrollment limit: 40 participants

  • Friday, March 12 and Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1:00-2:15pm ET
  • Registration now open (December 14 – March 5)

Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator

Discuss possible solutions to the challenges of bringing anti-racist teaching into a STEM community and classroom in this three-session online workshop. The first session will emphasize the importance of self-reflection and identity. In the second session, participants will discuss and practice ways to address bias and interrupt microaggressions that may occur, as well as ways to implement anti-racist teaching. The final session will focus on the challenges of leading online workshops on these topics. Enrollment limit: 20 participants

  • Tuesday, April 13, Tuesday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm ET
  • Registration now open (December 15 – April 9 or when capacity is reached)

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