For a list of teaching resources

to help you move your classes online,

by visiting our Online Teaching Resource Library!

Come explore evidence-based models of instruction for the undergraduate classroom.

An introductory undergraduate class may be the only exposure many students have to the sciences. It can be the best opportunity to interest students in scientific research and careers. How will you teach?

 

2020 & 2021 Summer Institutes

 

Regional Summer Institutes will be postponed to the summer of 2021.

We will offer an Online Summer Institute, led by Bill Wischusen July 20-24, 2020.

Online Mobile Summer Institutes will be hosted at SUNY, University of California, Davis, and University of Montana. Online Mobile Institutes will also be hosted at University of Arkansas, Morgan State University, and University of Maine in the winter. All other campuses will be postponed to 2021. 

Our new Scientific Teaching Course will be hosted online this summer. Learn more.

 

Sign Up For Our Scientific Teaching Short Course!

Professional Development Support for Your Teaching

Following an unprecedented semester where many educators adopted emergency online teaching methods, we now face a fall term where educators are seeking support to create more effective learning opportunities and inclusive environments for students. Macmillan Learning and the Summer Institutes for Scientific Teaching have partnered to create a modular training program for all educators that will provide training and support for all educators, whether you will be teaching online, in person, or a hybrid of both.

Scientific Teaching Short Course

The Scientific Teaching Short Course is a 6-week workshop led by educators and expert facilitators who will provide comprehensive training in the fundamentals of designing student-centered, remote courses that address human needs in our current teaching and learning environment.

Offered three times through fall, this 6-week series will provide participants in the learning community with instructional strategies, networking opportunities, and peer group support.

Each week, educators will participate in a two-hour workshops on key teaching topics, including:

  • Building Community in Online and Remote Courses

  • Fostering Student Engagement and Interaction in the Remote Environment

  • Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching

  • Choosing and Using Effective Online Formative Assessments

  • Learning Theories: Applications in Remote Classrooms

  • Constructing Lab and Fieldwork Lessons for Remote Classes

Sign up now!

Join Our Next Scientific Teaching In Practice (STiP) Webinar!

 

The Scientific Teaching in Practice Webinar Series extends the learning and dialogue that occurs at the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching into a year-round community that supports and inspires evidence-based teaching. Each month, the SI community is invited to attend an interactive webinar related to the practice and dissemination of scientific teaching.  Webinars are open to SI alums as well as those generally interested in evidence-based teaching.

 

Registration invitations are sent via our monthly newsletter. To sign up click here.

Join Our Next SI Happy Hour!

 

Drop in to relax for a few minutes on Zoom each Friday, (4-5 PM EDT) to share challenges and successes around the rapid transition to remote teaching and learning. Come ready to chat with others who may be having common experiences at their home institutions.  Visit this sign up sheet if you are interested in being a host!

 

Registration invitations are sent via our monthly newsletter. To sign up click here.

SI News & Upcoming Events

 

Friday, September 25 - Happy Hour!  "Lightboards and Asynchronous Lectures: Improving Content and Problem Discussions for Students" by Daniel Collins.

Friday, October 2 - Happy Hour! "Boost Class Morale: Host a Social Night for College Students and Faculty" by Shawn Howell.

Friday, October 9 - Happy Hour! "Using COPUS to Evaluate Your Teaching Strategies" by Kem Saichaie.


Friday, October 16 - Happy Hour! "Slaying the Content Monster in Large Intro Courses" by Marva Sweeney.


Friday, October 23 - Happy Hour! "Including Students in Understanding Implicit Bias" by Neil Grimsey. 


Friday, November  6 - Happy Hour! "Chart Your Course with Mural: a Collaborative Teaching Tool" by Aimee Bernard.

Thursday, November 5th - STiP Webinar "Mind the Gap: Active Learning Improves Equity in STEM Classrooms" by Elli Theobold.


Friday, November 13 - Happy Hour!  "Supports and Barriers to Implementing Lasting Change Towards Inclusive Classrooms" by Meghan Bathgate

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