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.
Taking STEM Online is a comprehensive program designed with STEM instructors and students in mind.
"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."
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.
"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."
"This was a wonderful experience. I learned so much that I can implement in the next few weeks!"
Maria Andersen | FREE on-demand training is engaging and tactical. It’s designed to give math and science teachers hands-on information to use immediately in a virtual environment. Maria’s expertise will allow you to move to a virtual environment with greater ease.
Dr. Maria Andersen's Contemporary Algebra Collection incorporates the practices she teaches with guided notes, content organized by objectives, and videos for students to watch. This collection makes teaching College Algebra enjoyable for both students and instructors.
This free webinar covers how to use Kahoot! and Desmos Activity Builder in both synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction. Participants will experience these platforms from both the instructor and student perspective remotely as well as the various ways they can be implemented.
"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."
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.