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Our programs allow educators to learn about evidence-based teaching practices with the goal of improving science literacy across the country.

Current Events

What's New

This summer, the National Institute on Scientific Teaching will host Addressing Challenges in Teaching (ACT), the third annual flexible, small group learning event in the Solve My Problem (SMP) series. Our goal is to work as a community to address common challenges in undergraduate education. We welcome educators at all stages of their academic career to join us for this opportunity to explore, reflect upon, learn, and deepen our teaching practices.

Building on the success of the two prior SMP events, ACT enables small groups to come together to strategize the work they would like to do that is responsive to their current needs and to gain more familiarity with Scientific Teaching that empowers the transformation of STEM education through evidence-based teaching practices.

Click here to visit the ACT webpage for more information and the registration link.

Register by June 23, 2023.

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Sign Up For a Program

The easiest way to connect with NIST is to sign up for one of our programs.  Join our newsletter to receive the updated news about NIST. Join a NIST event to gain more insight on evidence-based teaching. FALCoN is free to educators.

Become a Member

Become a Member

NIST membership is free and members may opt out anytime. Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to NIST communications (e.g. newsletter, event announcements and teaching resources)

  • Eligibility to vote for NIST leadership

  • Eligibility to run for NIST leadership offices (given previous participation in at least one NIST program)

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Volunteer in a NIST Working Group

Currently, NIST has two types of working groups, one to engage with administrative tasks and the other one to support NIST programs. Serving on a NIST working group is a great way to interact with like-minded colleagues, deepen your commitment in evidence-based teaching practices, and gain an insightful view of this organization. Please complete this google form and let us know which working group you would like to contribute. And we will connect you with group leaders.

Host a Program

Are you interested in fostering evidence-based teaching on your campus? NIST would like to support local change agents to bring pedagogical training to your colleges, institutions, and departments. Those workshops will allow your local participants to 

  • Join a community committed to inclusive teaching.

  • Make a campus plan for lasting educational reform.

  • Create evidence-based peer-reviewed teaching materials.

  • Develop skills for effective teaching and student evaluation. 

Funds are available to support minority serving institutions. 

Contact us today at

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