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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.


What's New

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Seeking a NIST Communications Strategist

NIST is searching for a communications Strategist, a volunteer position to support our mission by raising visibility of our organization and programs. This position will help us to align all regular NIST Communications (Newsletter, Email messages, print publications and online communications, etc.) with the goals of NIST and increase visibility of all offerings. Working closely with the NIST President and the Secretary, this person will also recruit and manage a volunteer communications team to support the development and execution of the Communications Strategy (e.g., social media ambassadors to raise our presence on relevant platforms).

Please read more for details. Please contact  if you are interested or know someone might be interested.

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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

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. 

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Sign up for a Program
Host a Program
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