As a primary objective of the RIOS Institute, we promote collaboration among the network of leaders we serve as we work towards equity and justice in STEM Education. In order to promote such collaboration and broader reach, we offer two primary mechanisms, open to our network: Working Groups and Professional Learning Communities.

Professional Learning Communities are organized by the RIOS leadership team and led by an expert mentor. However, we are interested in suggestions for Learning Communities; please contact us with your ideas!

Previous Learning Communities

Open Practices Learning Community (April - May 2021)

In this Learning Community, participants engaged in discussions, short readings and mini-workshops to explore basic tools for Open Education Practices.  The experience was designed for project and organizational leaders who are working with instructors who develop and/or implement STEM curriculum, as well as policy makers and funders who want to learn more about the connections between open science and open education. Dr. Karen Cangialosi, part of the our Leadership Team, designed and ran this Learning Community via SCORE-UBE, the predecessor and affiliate organization of RIOS. You can find the discussions from this event on the SCORE-UBE forums.