We are writing to share an exciting FREE professional development program available to all interested UConn employees. The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, supported by NSF, is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from March 23 - May 5, 2022. The six-week MOOC is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for students.
Registration for the course is now open through this link.
What’s in it for you?
Participants engage in deep reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts and strengthen capacity to contribute and improve the UConn landscape.
Benefits to your participation in the MOOC
- Access to teaching resources at a time where teaching inclusively in multiple modalities (in-person, online, hybrid/hi-flex) is essential
- Flexible learning – edX materials and activities are self-paced
- Opportunities to learn and refine skills in inclusive STEM instruction
- Documentation of participation in professional development (fee for optional MOOC certificate)
We estimate you will spend 2-3 hours per week engaging in the course which includes review/completion of MOOC course materials.
In addition UConn faculty will facilitate a virtual facilitated learning community for faculty participants enrolled in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project course. The learning community will foster reflection and discussion and will run concurrent to the course requiring an additional 90 minutes per week. Sign up here if you are interested in joining. Please contact Martina.Rosenberg@uconn.edu for any questions.
Can’t attend right now?
Please share with your networks and encourage colleagues to take part in this exciting initiative!