Virtual Gateway Workshop

October 5, 2023
4:00-5:30pm, eastern time

Virtual workshop

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.

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:

  1. Faculty not currently engaged in DBER but interested in learning about theories and methodologies for possible future research.
  2. Current DBER researchers looking to build or broaden their network of collaborators and engage in generative discussions about existing and new projects.
  3. Graduate students or postdoctoral researchers who want to learn more about DBER project management and building a successful research program
  4. 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.

Facilitator team

Headshot of Myrtle Jones, a black woman smiling at the camera with bookcases behind her.
Myrtle Jones is an anthropologist with expertise in autoethnography.
Headshot of Jordan Gerton, a white man with a beard and glasses.
Jordan Gerton is a physics professor and former PEER participant.
Headshot of Eleanor Sayre, a white woman with red glasses.
Eleanor Sayre is a physics professor with expertise in education research.

Past virtual Gateways

  • March 23, 2023, 4:30-6:00 Eastern time
  • March 22, 2022, 4:30-6:00 Eastern time
  • September 8, 2022, 3:30-5:00 eastern time.

Can’t make it? If you are interested in hearing about other upcoming PEER field schools, join our mailing list.

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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