2014 ‘Becoming an Effective Teacher Live Course’

Emily Tomayko (HELI ’13) recently shared details on useful onsite professional development courses she has taken through the American Physiological Society. The program detailed below offers travel awards for underrepresented students and early career scientists. Of note: it’s not always necessary to be doing physiology research to participate in these Physiological Society courses, but members of the society do get discounts.

The American Physiological Society (APS) is offering a five-day live course on Becoming an Effective Teacher June 23-27, 2014 at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.

The course is designed for upper level graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty who want to develop their teaching skills. Pre- and post-workshop assignments will be required, as well as those that are part of the in-person course. As part of the course, students will develop a micro-teach demonstrating their understanding of effective teaching.

You do not need to be an APS member to apply, but you do need to be a graduate student, postdoc, or early career investigator who has the time to devote to the course before and after the live course. Members receive discounted registration.

Course Information:

The course will take place in Bar Harbor, ME at the College of the Atlantic, June 23-27, 2014. This course is subsidized by APS so you only pay $800 (APS members; non-members pay $900) for the course, meals, and accommodations in Bar Harbor. Additionally, FASEB MARC is offering a limited number of travel awards of up to $1,200 for underrepresented upper level graduate students, lower level postdoctoral fellows, and early career professionals to help defray course registration and travel-related expenses associated with the course.

To register and for further details, please visit the APS website, here.

Registration deadline is March 21, 2014.

Thank you again to Emily for sharing this with us!

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