This NSF-supported Inclusive STEM Teaching Project Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) runs from October 20th to November 25th, 2020.
The local learning community will be meeting either:
- Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm CT (10/20-11/24), or
- Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 am CT (10/21-11/25)
If you are interested in participating in this six-week online course pilot, please register here. With a 90 min. weekly Learning Community meeting, and asynchronous engagement with the course materials, participants will spend 3-5 hours/week engaged in the course and associated discussions.
Participants in this pilot six-week online course will engage in deep reflection and discussions around topics of equity and inclusion in learning environments across a variety of institutional contexts. This MOOC is designed to improve the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of doctoral students, postdocs, and early career faculty to create inclusive STEM learning environments for their students. Asynchronous online activities within edX will be extended through synchronous Zoom learning communities facilitated by local University of Wisconsin-Madison facilitators.
Benefits to participants:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a pilot site for this course, with access to the content six months prior to the course launch nationally. Here is why taking this course now might be beneficial to you:
- Early access to teaching resources at a time where teaching inclusively in multiple modalities (e.g., in-person, online) is essential;
- Smaller online enrollments restricted to participants at UW-Madison;
- Flexible learning – edX materials and activities are self-paced; and
- Opportunity to learn new and refine existing skills in inclusive and equitable instruction.
As this is a pilot, participant feedback on the content, pedagogy, and activities will be inform future programs.