NIST Summer 2021: Online Summer Institute
Bill Wischusen will lead the Online Summer Institute for NIST.
The NIST Online Summer Institute is designed for STEM faculty, grad students, and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the Three Pillars of Scientific Teaching: Inclusivity, Active Learning, and Assessment. By examining relevant research, working online in small peer groups facilitated by experienced instructors, and performing structured work independently, participants will develop a deep understanding of research-backed pedagogies proven to increase student success (ie, "scientific teaching").
Throughout the week, participants will design an evidence-based, inclusive teaching activity. Each day will be split between independent work, large group activities and lessons, and small group work. On the final day of the program, participants will present their teaching activities to the entire group. By the end of the institute participants will have observed, evaluated, and collected a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches, instructional materials and practical strategies for enhancing student learning that can be adapted to their own teaching environments.
Dates & Details
The NIST Online SI will take place on Macmillan's newest online learning platform, Achieve, from July 26-30, 2021. Each day will include online sessions from roughly 12-5 PM ET / 11 AM-4 PM CT / 10 AM -3 PM MT / 9 AM-2 PM PT; outside of those times, participants will be expected to do anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours of individual work per day.
Click here to register for this exciting and inspirational event.