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Microbiology Teaching and Learning Community, starts September 30 (session 2)

This session has live events on Thursdays, September 30 - November 4, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern time (UTC -04:00). Please plan to attend all highly interactive live events.

The Series provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a current topic of interest to undergraduate STEM educators and then engage in a dialogue with colleagues to share ideas and learn from one another. Sessions will include a brief overview of a topic, an interactive portion for participants to get feedback on their ideas, and a summary/de-brief of the topic. For each topic, a “resource” document will be shared. This series builds upon knowledge gained in the highly popular Teaching Undergraduate Biology series and recent Microedu Live! discussions, and the format is a hybrid of these two series. This series is sponsored by the ASM Education Department.

Learning outcomes:
After this 6 week session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify new teaching strategies and approaches for your classroom
  • Adapt online and remote teaching practices gained during the COVID-19 pandemic to new Hybrid or In-person modalities
  • Design courses and learning experiences that promote equity
  • Better respond to your students’ emotional well-being
  • Feel better prepared for the upcoming Fall 2021 term and beyond


  • Please plan to attend all live events in the session because the events will be highly interactive.
  • Events will be recorded and made available to all people who register. However, many events will include breakout rooms, which are NOT recorded.
  • Live events will include short presentations, focused discussions and group work, and large group discussions.
  • There will be opportunities for discussion and further learning with course participants outside the live events.

  • Undergraduate educator in the biological sciences, at any career stage.
  • General knowledge of evidence-based practices and active learning. Completion of ASM’s Teaching Undergraduate Biology webinar series would satisfy this requirement.

Course Leader:
Loretta Brancaccio-Taras
, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of eLearning at Kingsborough Community College, NY
Topic Discussion leader
Tuesday July 27 Engaging students in the online environment Roshini Ramachandran
Tuesday August 3 Promoting equity in the in-person and online classroom Monica Linden
Tuesday August 10 Creating your own online/remote labs Jen Herzog
Tuesday August 17 HyFlex (and its variations) Loretta Brancaccio-Taras
Tuesday August 24 Adjusting back to in-person learning Miriam Segura-Totten
Tuesday August 31 Pedagogy of care Mays Imad

  • Registration is only available for the entire 6-week series. We do not allow registration for individual events.
  • ASM members (all levels, EXCLUDING Supporting Members): $100
  • Non-members of ASM and ASM Supporting members): $200
  • No refunds. All those who register will get access to all course content, including live event recordings. Access to all items in this course expires December 31, 2021.
  • After registering, you will receive 7 emails from One email is a registration confirmation, and one additional email for each live event (6 in total), which contain Calendar invites and connection information.
  • If you are an ASM Global Outreach member and the price in your cart for this series is not $100, email for assistance.

Who to contact?
Questions about series, contact Rachel Horak, ASM Education Department
Questions about ASM membership or log-in, contact

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