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TA Orientation 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hewlett Teaching Center
For Teaching Assistants in all disciplines: principally graduate students, including postdocs, but may also include undergrads who expect to be TAs. Admission is Free; no pre-registration needed
Each year, on the Friday before classes begin in Autumn Quarter, VPTL presents a TA Orientation for all who will be TAing in the coming year. 2016 TA ORIENTATION: Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 This TA Orientation is the only one VPTL offers for the… Details

Canvas Campus Connect: Spring 2016 Event!

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lathrop Library, Room 282
Free to members of the Stanford teaching and learning community. Please RSVP
As we approach the home stretch of Stanford's transition to Canvas, the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning would like to ensure that everyone involved in teaching and learning on campus has had time to adequately prepare for… Details

Strategies to Promote Access to Learning for All Students

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Lathrop Library 282
Space is limited; please register here
In this interactive workshop, Becoming Aware of Inequities in Science Classrooms and Exploring Strategies to Promote Access for All Students, participants will participate in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may… Details

Integrating Active Learning into Lectures to Maximize Learning Gains

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hartley Conference Center
Space is limited; please register here. Lunch provided.
What do research findings from cognitive, education, and neural sciences imply about the role of active learning in undergraduate science education? How can instructors move from lecture-only teaching modes towards purposefully integrating… Details

The Future of Reading and Writing

Monday, May 16, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public Please RSVP
As digital media continues to impact and envelop reading and writing practices, how is it shaping the future of reading and writing? In this session we will consider critical literacy and text production among youth and their communities that… Details

The Effective Use of Visual Aids in the Classroom

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lathrop Room 299
Lunch served Stanford faculty, students, post-docs, and staff Limited seating; register here
We know that visuals aids have the potential to lift a lecture or a presentation to the next level - visuals can aid in comprehension and retention and help reach visual learners. However, we also know that visual aids can serve as a… Details

Shared_Studios Portal at Crothers Memorial

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:00 am
38 Crothers Way
A portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology. Enter and come face-to-face with someone in another, distant portal and converse live, full-body, making eye contact as if you were in the same room. From… Details

Forum on the Future of Higher Education in the Bay Area

Thursday, May 5, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barnum Hub
Free to Stanford community Limited Seating, register HERE Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s regional economic miracles. Yet even while “Silicon Valley” is synonymous with innovation and economic prosperity worldwide, the region faces substantial challenges in sustaining its economic… Details

Effective Lectures and Presentations

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sweet Hall Room 020 (Basement/Garden Level)
Free, and open to the Stanford faculty, students, post-docs, and staff Limited seating; please register here
Whether you are teaching or presenting your research, there will be times when you have to stand up in front of an audience and communicate your message effectively. This session will cover classroom presentation skills with an emphasis on… Details

Writing to Learn: Evidenced-Based Best Practices and Practical Activities to Enhance Students' Engagement in your Course

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lathrop Room 299
Lunch served Open to Stanford faculty, students, post-docs, and staff Limited seating; register here.
As instructors, we know the value of assigning writing in our courses—it helps students grapple with new knowledge and learn discursive conventions in the field, and it helps instructors evaluate their students’ progress. But how exactly does… Details