Spring 2018 Courses

 

Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

ENGR 3002/BIOSC 3002/CHEM 3002

 

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:25 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 318

Designed for graduate students and postdocs preparing for academic careers in the stem disciplines, this course provides an introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOLT). This is the second course in a series; however, the former course (3001) is not a required prerequisite. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to "teaching-as-research" (TAR) - defined as "the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers."  The course will utilize material presented in a massive open online course (MOOC) available through EdX.org and sponsored by the center for the integration of research, teaching and learning (CIRTL). Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them in addition to learning how to collect, analyze, and act upon their own evidence of student teaching. 

Topics Include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching-as-Research (TAR) 
  • Funding opportunities
  • Learning through diversity
  • The flipped classroom
  • Cooperative learning/peer instruction
  • Inquiry-based labs
  • Problem-based learning

Syllabus/Course Schedule (coming soon)

 

To register for university credit (graduate students):

Go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class 

(ENGR CRN #26509; BIOSC CRN #26572; CHEM CRN #26521)

 

To register not-for-credit (postdocs and faculty)

Register Here >

 

 

 

 

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Fall 2017

Pitt-CIRTL In-Person Course

Preparation for the STEM Classroom: An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

ENGR 3001/BIOSC 3001/CHEM 3001

Tuesday 4:00 - 4:50     Benedum Hall     Room: 320 

Designed for PhD students and Post-docs planning for academic careers in the STEM disciplines, this course provides an introduction to the alignment model, evidence-based teaching practices, and the basics of teaching-as-research (TAR) project design. Interested faculty are also welcome to join.  

*Satisfies the course requirement for Associate Certification in STEM Teaching*

Topics Include but are not limited to: 

  • How learning works
  • Developing learning objectives
  • Tools to promote active learning
  • Assessing student learning
  • Designing lesson plans
  • Writing and reviewing teaching philosophy statements
  • Designing a course syllabus

Class Schedule/Syllabus - click here to download

To register for credit on college transcript (graduate students):

Go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class 

(ENGR CRN #23764; BIOSC CRN #25135; CHEM CRN #26664)

 

To register not-for-credit (grad students, postdocs, and faculty):

Register Here (free to enroll and participate) - registration closed for fall 2017

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CIRTL Network MOOC #1

*Offered each fall, spring, and summer semester

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

When:  Fall 2017 (8 weeks) - begins October 2

Where:  Online through EdX.org (free to participate)

Registration:  https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-evidence-based-bux-cirtl-1x-1

 

Description:  This is an open, online course 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. Topics include key 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.

*Satisfies the course requirement for Associate Certification in STEM Teaching*

 

Video Introduction to the course:  https://youtu.be/8NIplqaebVM

Syllabus:  http://stemteachingcourse.org/syllabuses/home/

Preview Course Content:  http://stemteachingcourse.org/course-content/course-content-2/

Completion:  Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the CIRTL Network MOOC team (not from EdX.org) via email.  Save this and submit to cirtl@pitt.edu to count towards Certification in STEM Teaching.  See Our Program tab > Certification for additional details about the certification levels and requirements.

 

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CIRTL Network Online Courses

*Registration opens Aug 28

Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom

Duration:  Oct 3 - Nov 28;     Frequency:  Tuesdays 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/169/about

 

Diversity in the College Classroom

Duration:  Oct 4 - Dec 6;     Frequency:  Wednesdays 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/186/about

 

Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men

Duration:  Oct 5 - Dec 7;     Frequency:  Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/187/about

 

The College Classroom: Teaching Inclusively

Duration:  Oct 3 - Nov 28;     Frequency:  Tuesdays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/172/about

 

Teaching with Technology

Duration:  Oct 2 - Dec 4;     Frequency:  Mondays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/189/about

 

Teaching-as-Research Course

Duration:  Oct 3 - Nov 28;     Frequency:  Mondays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Description and Registration:  https://www.cirtl.net/courses/154/about

 

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Spring 2017                                                                                                  Course Flyer

Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

ENGR 3002/BIOSC 3002/CHEM 3002

 

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:25 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 318

Designed for graduate students and postdocs preparing for academic careers in the stem disciplines, this course provides an introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOLT). This is the second course in a series; however, the former course (3001) is not a required prerequisite. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to "teaching-as-research" (TAR) - defined as "the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers."  The course will utilize material presented in a massive open online course (MOOC) available through EdX.org and sponsored by the center for the integration of research, teaching and learning (CIRTL). Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them in addition to learning how to collect, analyze, and act upon their own evidence of student teaching. 

Topics Include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching-as-Research (TAR) 
  • Funding opportunities
  • Learning through diversity
  • The flipped classroom
  • Cooperative learning/peer instruction
  • Inquiry-based labs
  • Problem-based learning

Syllabus/Course Schedule

To register for university credit (graduate students):

Go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class 

(ENGR CRN #28679; BIOSC CRN #28784; CHEM CRN #28697)

To register not-for-credit (postdocs and faculty)

Register Here >

 

Spring 2017 In-Person Course                                                                          Course Flyer

Preparation for an Academic Career 

ENGR 3000

Thursdays 12:00 - 12:50 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 312

CLASS IS FULL/CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION - REGISTER FOR WAITLIST BELOW

 

This seminar series is designed for PhD students interested in pursuing an academic career and within 1.5 years of graduating. Experienced faculty provide discussion-based seminars in two areas: (1) Getting the desired academic position, and (2) How to be successful during the early years.  

Topics Include but are not limited to:

  • How to apply for academic positions
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Supervising graduate students
  • The promotion and tenure process
  • Funding avenues
  • Publishing and intellectual property
  • Teaching expectations
  • Balancing work-life issues

Click to View Class Schedule/Syllabus

To register for university credit (graduate students): 

Go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class (ENGR CRN#24801)

To register not-for-credit (postdocs and faculty): 

REGISTRATION FOR WAIT LIST ONLY

Register Here >