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Does teaching your online class leave you with frustration and little enjoyment?

Our training and mentoring program Taking STEM Online will provide college STEM instructors with effective and engaging online teaching tools and the support needed to implement them.

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Online instruction expert and math professor, Maria Andersen

Dr. Andersen specializes in highly interactive and hands-on sessions with all attendees. Experience peer to peer interaction and practical skills to use in your classroom from day one. Maria is an expert at teaching online and remotely. Her advice is specific and useful for STEM instructors. She gets beyond broad techniques and goes into tools and the best uses of them so that you feel comfortable teaching online.

Teaching online can be challenging.

Teaching STEM courses online adds more challenges.

Taking STEM Online is a comprehensive program designed with STEM instructors and students in mind.


Taking STEM Online includes:


  • One day of 5 one-hour live, interactive sessions on effective instruction, engagement, and assessment of STEM subjects, including labs.
  • Expert tips and advice from a STEM professor with 15 years of online and remote teaching experience
  • Customized workshop content based on an intake survey



  • Weekly, live Q&A sessions with Maria Andersen for the 4 weeks following the workshop
  • Focused, follow-up training during the live weekly sessions customized to attendees' needs
  • Private discussion board for workshop attendees to interact with each other during the 4 weeks
  • Access to a private discussion board with past members to continue the conversation and support past the 4 weeks
  • Participants receive a certificate for 10 hours for online instruction
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"The workshop was full of thoughtful, reflective, insightful, helpful information. I appreciated the perspective that Maria offered since she has been a practitioner for long enough...she knows the finer technical details for which apps and technology setups work well for specific activities and assignments."

Chris Purdy
Waubonsee College

Thinking about online teacher training with Maria Andersen?

 Take a look at this free webinar called Online Assessment Strategies for STEM. In it, you will get an introduction to the specific and useful approaches Maria teaches to STEM educators. If you like this, consider signing up for Taking STEM Online if you're a college STEM instructor.

Who is the training for?

  • Full time and adjunct faculty at community colleges and universities teaching undergraduate or graduate courses

  • Faculty in any STEM or technical area including math, science, engineering, technology, economics, and finance

  • Individual faculty as well as departments

  • Instructional designers supporting STEM faculty

"Everything I learned here will help me be a better online teacher, and I think I can use it to put together excellent flipped style classes."

Jacob Winters
Black Hawk College

Workshop Agenda

How to take your STEM course online

Best practices for videos or screencasting

Facilitating online discussions 

Assessment strategy and security in STEM courses

 Being a good online coach and synchronous sessions 

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"This was a wonderful experience. I learned so much that I can implement in the next few weeks!"

Lindsay Good
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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"I was surprised that Maria could stay on task and effective for that many sessions in one day. I liked that we got so many agenda topics covered in one day."

Allan Abbot
Black Hawk College

Frequently Asked Questions

The workshop and Q&A sessions will be on Zoom. You will receive log in instructions in your confirmation email.

Maria has taught STEM courses remotely and online for many years and offers practical techniques specific to STEM disciplines. She goes well beyond online teaching best practices and shows you how to make them work with your content and its unique challenges.

When you register, you will receive a link to a short survey. Maria will use the information from the surveys to customize the workshop sessions to the attendees' needs. For example, if you teach in large lecture halls or if you cannot use online proctoring services, she can provide specific advice for these situations.

Many faculty have unused or reimbursed professional development funds from cancelled events. Another option is to use some of the CARES Act funds that your college receives. If neither option works, reach out to your dean or department chair and ask if they will allocate some funding to this training. Many will because of the need to have trained faculty so that students will enroll with confidence about their courses. 

In the free webinar, Maria touched on lots of tips and ideas to help faculty pivot immediately to remote instruction. In this program, she goes much more in depth on planning and building an effective online course that was intended to be offered in an online format. She also provides weekly Q&A sessions so that you can continue to get advice and support as you start working on your online course.


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