Virtual Gateway Workshop

Looking for a small taste of PEER? Join the virtual gateway workshop.

Mar 11, 2024

Join us for a small taste of PEER!

PEER Institute

Virtual on zoom

March 11, 2024

1:00 - 2:30pm EST

Cost: Free, but space is limited

PEER enhances the professional growth of participants and changes career trajectories. In this interactive, online workshop, we’ll introduce you to fundamental skills in education research. You’ll practice these skills with each other to develop your research ideas and conceptualize a research project.

No matter where you are in your education research journey, we’ll take you to the next step.


Can’t make this one? There are more.

What do we cover?

  • Refining your research interests into answerable research questions.
  • Generative writing: how research gets done and papers get written.
  • Playing “yes, and” to find collaborators and improve your projects.

Who should attend?

PEER targets a broad diversity of experience and interest in discipline-based education research (DBER) and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The workshop is appropriate for:

  • Faculty not currently engaged in DBER but interested in learning about theories and methodologies for possible future research.
  • Current DBER researchers looking to build or broaden their network of collaborators and engage in generative discussions about existing and new projects.
  • Graduate students or postdoctoral researchers who want to learn more about DBER project management and building a successful research program
  • Faculty at teaching-focused universities interested in using research methodology to improve or assess their teaching and/or publish in Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

How much does it cost?

This virtual workshop is free to attend, but space is limited and a recording will not be made available.

How should I prepare?

  • Register in advance.
  • Read about writing as a generative process, and prepare to engage in your own writing during the workshop. During the workshop, you’ll do generative writing around your research interests and questions.
  • Make sure your zoom software is up-to-date and test your microphone and camera. During the workshop, you’ll work in a collaborative breakout group with other participants.
  • Look for a calendar invite with a zoom link.


Myrtle Jones

Myrtle Jones

Myrtle Jones is an anthropologist with expertise in autoethnography.

Jordan Gerton

Jordan Gerton

Jordan Gerton is a physics professor and former PEER participant.

Eleanor Sayre

Eleanor Sayre

Eleanor Sayre is a physics professor with expertise in education research.

Past Virtual Gateways

  • December 5, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30pm EST.
  • March 23, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00pm EST.
  • March 22, 2022, 4:30 - 6:00pm EST.
  • September 8, 2022, 3:30 - 5:00pm EST.

More opportunities to participate in PEER!

Whether you’re just getting started, looking to stretch into new projects or methodologies, or seeking community and support around education research, we’re happy to have you. Upcoming field schools and workshops will be held in the US as well as internationally (as travel permits).

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Ready to grow your research skills?

PEER offers in-person and virtual events for emerging education researchers. Just getting started in education research, or curious about what PEER is like? Join us for a 90-minute virtual gateway workshop. Ready for a longer experience? Apply for an upcoming field school.


National Science Foundation

This virtual gateway workshop is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Views expressed in the workshop do not reflect the opinions of the NSF.

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