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2021 Transforming Learning Accelerator Spring Summit

This free, online summit hosted by Dan Schwartz, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Education, with a welcome from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, brings together researchers from across the university who work to improve learning. They will discuss the breakthroughs in neuroscience, technology, and data that make it possible to create more equitable, just, and effective learning solutions.Join for the entire summit or just drop-in to individual sessions. Register in advance to receive a recording and watch later on demand.

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Microteaching Symposium

There’s no substitute for practice when it comes to developing teaching skills. The Microteaching Symposium is your chance to learn evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and get practice and feedback running a classroom activity. Gain insights into how people learn and how to design activities accordingly during this special event.

Winter TA Orientation—Intro to Online Teaching: Balancing well-being and engagement during pandemic

This event is highly recommended for all winter quarter TAs. It provides a foundation in evidence-based online teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. Topics covered include well-being in the virtual classroom, holding discussions and office hours in Zoom, and Zoom fundamentals.

Learn more about TA orientation

Introduction to Python: Digital Tools and Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This workshop provides an introduction to the Python programming language, covering basic syntax, variables, functions, and control flow. You will learn enough Python to write basic scripts, and to allow you to explore the rich environment of Python packages available. Prior experience with programming in another language is helpful, but not required.

NGSO: Virtual Escape Room

Get locked in (virtually) with a group of new grad students and try to escape the rooms as fast as possible with your new friends. Work together to solve puzzles. Prizes to the teams that escape the fastest!

Sponsored by Graduate Student Council's social committee. Event capped at 100 participants.

 

Autumn TA Orientation

Each quarter, CTL hosts a TA Orientation to prepare graduate students for their teaching responsibilities at Stanford. This event is highly recommended for all  Fall quarter TAs. It will provide a foundation in evidence-based online teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. Registered participants will have access to recorded sessions after the event.

Registrants will receive an invitation to the TAO Canvas course before TA Orientation.

Introduction to Big Data

VPGE is partnering with University IT to bring virtual, professional instructor-led technology trainings to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Take advantage of these free virtual classes to learn and practice applying these technologies to your research, career planning, summer project or internship - or just to your life!  Add these trainings to your resume or CV to help demonstrate your transferable skills.

Introduction to Project Management

VPGE is partnering with University IT to bring virtual, professional instructor-led technology trainings to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Take advantage of these free virtual classes to learn and practice applying these technologies to your research, career planning, summer project or internship - or just to your life!  Add these trainings to your resume or CV to help demonstrate your transferable skills.

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