Creating communities of practice helps promote and sustain continual improvement in STEM education.

CIRCLE provides workshops for faculty to explore topics in STEM education and collaborate with colleagues on how to implement evidence-based teaching practices in their courses. We have created various workshop series to highlight innovations in STEM teaching and research CIRCLE has done with students in STEM courses at WashU.


To learn more about our workshops, please visit the following pages:

CIRCLE Teaching Academy: a broader community of practice focused on implementing evidence-based pedagogy in classrooms. Both fellows from CISTIL and TIES participate in the Teaching Academy.

Community for Innovations in STEM Teaching, Inclusion and Learning (CISTIL): a workshop series focused on incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM classrooms.

Transformational Initiative for Education in STEM (TIES): a workshop series for faculty in the departments of Biology and Psychological & Brain Sciences who partner with Educational Specialists to learn about evidence-based teaching strategies that have been implemented at WashU.