Three Kinds of Programming
The CIRTL Network offers a variety of courses (many with the option of a learning community, or live space to meet weekly with others who are taking the same course), workshops, and webinars taught by faculty all across the network. Fall 2022 programming is now open for registration on the CIRTL network website.
Courses & Learning Communities
For those beginning their Associate Level journey, you should take the popular asynchronous 7-week "Introduction to Undergraduate STEM Teaching" MOOC. This is offered every fall and counts as the Associate Level pedagogy course (see the syllabus to check out what you'll be learning). The advanced course, "Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching" is offered every spring and counts as a continuing professional development course at the Practitioner Level.
The next course runs from September 26, 2022 - November 20, 2022 - register here for the Fall 2022 course!
Some of the most popular courses our members take (most of which are offered during the summer) include:
Basics of Online Learning & Teaching, 10-week online blended
This online blended 10-week course walks students through online course development in a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities. The course will begin with 4 weeks of synchronous online sessions providing an overview of the course and effective online pedagogy. This will be followed by a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions on building a course. Each week will involve approximately 4-6 hours of readings, videos, assignments, discussions, and peer feedback. During this time students will work on their final projects where they will develop materials for an online course (or unit) they plan to teach in the future. The course will end with 1 week of student micro-teaching presentations to the group.
Transforming Your Research Into Teaching (TYRIT), 6 weeks asynchronous online with weekly learning community
Transforming Your Research Into Teaching (TYRIT) is a unique, hybrid course focused on learning the skills of course design and developing a college-level course based on the area of your research expertise. In this course, you will be matched with peers across the country who are developing courses in similar areas for peer review and inspiration. You will also have a learning community, either based out of your institution, or a cross-network learning community to have weekly synchronous meetings for discussion of your projects and what you're learning.
First-Year Faculty Teaching Academy, 3 weeks synchronous online
Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this intensive 3-week course from the University of Florida's Center for Teaching Excellence. This course is designed for future faculty and early career faculty in their first years of teaching. Learn how to create a great learning experience for your students while developing a solid foundation of best teaching practices and strategies.
The College Classroom, 12-week synchronous online
Get an introduction to key learning principles and the basics of effective, evidence-based teaching practices in this course about teaching in the college classroom. This course will focus on developing inclusive, learner-centered approaches to teaching. Students will explore the interconnectedness of learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities through both discussion of course materials and developing and practicing their own lesson plan.
The CIRTL Network hosts interactive, cross-network workshops that will have you doing hands-on, collaborative work on topics of teaching and learning. These workshops count toward the first certificate level. Most of the CIRTL workshops focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in higher education.
Check out what's being offered for Fall 2022 and register here for a workshop!
The CIRTL Network hosts a number of cross-network webinars each semester about topics of interest related to teaching and research. These drop-in sessions are one-hour, low commitment conversations and a great way to stay connected with CIRTL.
This fall, their 4-part webinar series (starting on October 27, 2022) focuses on exploring teaching at a community college.