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Scientists Teaching Science Online Pedagogy Course

Course: Teaching/Mentoring

Mar 03, 2021

Speaker(s): Barbara Houtz, Master Teacher
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Online Only

This is an online course that will start on the first week of March and finish on the third week of May (10 weeks of classes with breaks). This is an asynchronous course with nine lessons and six writing assignments. 

This online course examines in more depth the topics introduced in the 90-minute workshop, as well as subjects such as inquiry-based science, online learning, cultural awareness and diversity, assessments of learning environments, active learning and expert learners. Approached from a cognitive science perspective, this course encourages individual participation and emphasizes team learning, group discussion, and home-based investigation. This course aims at reaching graduate students and postdocs who are planning on teaching soon at the University level and/or who already have teaching experience.

The structure of the course utilizes an online learning platform to both accommodate NIH trainees at all campus locations and provide a hands-on utilization of technology and online learning resources that are being heavily integrated into undergraduate, and in some cases graduate, education at the University level. Participants who complete the required assignments and additional course requirements are awarded a certificate of training. 

Internet access is the only requirement for participation in this course. 

For further information on OITE Teaching and Mentoring resources click on the following link: Teaching and Mentoring.

For questions, please email Dr. Ana Ribeiro (ana.martinsribeiro@nih.gov).

  • Event registration is limited to the following NIH user types: Graduate Students and Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.


To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Laura Marler at OITE-EventServices@od.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.

  • Event registration is limited to the following NIH user types: Graduate Students and Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.