Learn the fundamental concepts of evidence-based teaching

This 6-webinar series is available as an on-demand package or as individual webinars. Registration and access to the webinars begins May 18. All participants who register will be granted access to the course materials until January 31, 2021.

This series introduces fundamental concepts of evidence-based teaching that you can readily apply in the classroom or lab, as well as essential career development tips for undergraduate educators. Here, participants will develop the capacity for science teaching careers for positions at a variety of nondoctoral institutions – community colleges, minority-serving institutions, regional or state colleges, and primarily undergraduate institutions. The content in the webinars builds upon content learned in previous webinars through the series. Learn from award-winning leaders in undergraduate biology education. The webinar series is based on ASM’s Science Teaching Fellows Program (2012-2017), which prepared over 270 early-career scientists for teaching-related careers at nondoctoral colleges and universities.

Webinar Series Learning Goals 

After the completion of the webinar series, participants will be able to:

  1. Implement best practices in curriculum development, such as backward design.
  2. Use active learning strategies in the classroom.
  3. Identify tools, resources, and connections to enhance classroom practices.
  4. Develop skill sets that make you a stronger applicant when applying for academic positions.


How will you learn in this series?

  • Watch six 60-minute on-demand webinars presented by award-winning and deeply experienced undergraduate educators. 
  • Complete self-paced assignments.


Sponsored by the ASM Sub-Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education of the ASM Education Committee.


A graduate student, postdoc or early-career scientist/faculty, transitioning to teaching who is also: 

  • Studying, conducting research or, teaching in the microbiological and related sciences.
  • Interested in careers that have a substantial undergraduate teaching component.

Registration Details

  • Learning For All: The Practice of Inclusive Teaching
  • Curriculum Design for Biology
  • Aligning Assessment With Learning Outcomes
  • Engaging Students in the Classroom
  • Active Learning Techniques
  • Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
6-Webinar Package
ASM Member: Free
Non-ASM Member: $135
Individual Webinar Rates
ASM Member: Free
Non-ASM Member: $50 

All ASM members except for Supporting Members qualify for member rates.

No refunds will be given. Instead, all participants who pay the registration fee will be given access to the recordings for a limited time.



Contact Information

ASM Education, education@asmusa.org