Training for Online Teaching

This summer is a good time to improve your skills in online teaching. Even if you are planning to teach in person this coming fall semester, please be prepared for a change in plans. Given the range of possible scenarios we may face in the fall, enhancing your proficiencies in online teaching is a worthwhile investment of your time and energy. 

There are 2 workshops SOIREE (Summer Online Instructional Readiness Educational Experience) and ASPIRE (Asynchronous Program for Instructional Readiness) workshops created to help you better prepare to teach online. They are equivalent; you should not sign up for or complete both. Each workshop will take roughly 20 hours to complete. These workshops have been created to help you better prepare to teach online. You will learn online pedagogical principles and develop proficiency with a variety of technologies. By the workshop’s conclusion, you will have drafted a course structure and learned strategies for aligning content delivery, learning activities, and assessment for your course goals. In addition, you will have learned more solid online teaching practices.

ASPIRE workshop is the asynchronous, self-paced workshop. It opens today for all who are interested. To enroll:

SOIREE is a synchronous, facilitated workshop that will take place July 13-17 and August 17-21. This five-day workshop will have facilitated sessions that occur from 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. To register for SOIREE, please complete this Sign-up Form. Workshop limit is a total of 200 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, if you do not see the July workshop date as an option, that means that its maximum enrollment has been met. The registration deadline for each workshop is two weeks prior to its start date.

If you have questions related to the SOIREE/ASPIRE workshops, please reach out to Ashley Braman ( or Breana Yaklin ( for additional support.