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Using effective instructional strategies

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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Building Equitable Classroom Participation

Curious about how to ensure all students feel the classroom is an empowering space? Interested in developing strategies to encourage all students to participate? In this session, we will discuss practical, evidence-based strategies for reimagining participation in higher education classrooms that move beyond the typical approach of Initiate-Respond-Evaluate, the teacher-led question and answer approaches so often used in classrooms where students raise their hands and answer. We will explore readings from Dr.

STEM Lecturers and Academic Teaching Staff: Student challenges in and out of the classroom

Student challenges in and out of the classroom: What we know and how instructors can help

Do you ever wonder how students are coping with remote learning in and outside of your Zoom classroom? This session is a chance to hear from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Coaches, who work with hundreds of Stanford students each year to help them develop effective academic skills and strategies. Learn about the top challenges that are causing students to seek help right now, and get ideas for how you can address them in your classroom.

Preparing for Classroom Cold Calling: Effective Reading Strategies

Hone your reading strategies to help you anticipate and answer questions in class.

Does the idea of being cold called in class fill you with dread? Do you do the readings but still feel caught off guard when asked a question? Numerous graduate programs use a method of oral interrogation in the classroom or on exams to stimulate critical thinking, but the process can be intimidating. This Grad Studio will help you organize your reading habits to prepare for class discussions and cold calls.

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Slide Design Mini Boot Camp: Application Deadline

Do you have a slide deck that needs some help, but you’re not sure what to do? Are you interested in learning how to make your ideas stand out so that your presentation can be more engaging and impactful? In this two half-day mini boot camp, you will learn strategies to enhance the visual appeal and communicative force of a presentation. In the first session, we’ll look at slide communication principles and design techniques to bring your message into focus.

Spring Break TEACH Symposium

Whether you're teaching online for the first time in the spring or already have some online teaching under your belt, the TEACH Symposium offers you a place to refresh your ideas, problem-solve, and be inspired. Learn from peers, connect with campus experts, and get ready for any teaching modality. Come to one, come to all!Staff members, TAs, graduate students, etc. also have attended and found useful information in past sessions. All Stanford affiliates welcome.

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