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Teaching Commons Conference 2024

Join us for the Teaching Commons Conference 2024 – Cultivating Connection. Friday, May 10.

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2023 TEACH Conference

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The TEACH Conference is a free, in-person event held on campus at Paul Brest Hall that brings together people from across Stanford University for professional development, networking, and socializing around undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning. 

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2023 TEACH Conference: IDEAL Belonging & Wellness


The TEACH Conference will be held in person on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Paul Brest Hall at Stanford's main campus. Please note that this conference is entirely in-person.

At the Spring 2023 TEACH Conference, we will explore IDEAL education and how to facilitate engagement, well-being, and belonging among teachers and learners at Stanford and beyond. Throughout the conference we will engage with one another on the following questions:

  • Engagement: How can we captivate students and motivate them to apply what they are learning effectively to their projects, assignments, research, and so on?
  • Wellbeing: How can we support thriving among learners and teachers?
  • Belonging: How can we invite learners and teachers to bring their whole selves to class? 

The conference includes multiple panel discussions, remarks from campus leaders, a campus partners fair, and various concurrent sessions. Concurrent sessions include interactive workshops and lightning talks. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception.  

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All members of the Stanford community are invited to attend. Conference attendance is completely free.

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Schedule of events





Plenary Panel—Multi-institutional perspectives on IDEAL engagement, well-being, and belonging

Paul Brest Hall


Lightning Talks

  1. Environmental Justice Pedagogy

  2. A Project Management Plan for Wiki-Based Learning and One-Year Implementation Findings

  3. Promoting Effective and Equitable Pedagogical Practice in Bioengineering

  4. Inspiring Learning: How the Science of Motivation Can Improve Your Teaching

Paul Brest Hall



Concurrent Workshops

How Could You Cheat!? Promoting Academic Well-being and Integrity

Munger 138

Sound Communication

Munger 123

Productivity and Professional Growth: Exploring AI Apps to Support Well-Being in Academic Roles

Paul Brest Hall


Lunch and student discussion panel

Rehnquist Courtyard & Paul Brest Hall


Campus Partners Fair

Jacobson-Sorensen Hall


Provost’s Remarks

Plenary PanelInsights from IDEAL Research: for Teachers and Learners

Paul Brest Hall


Lightning Talks

  1. Exploring the Practices and Resources Needed to Foster Critical Belonging Among Both Students and Educators

  2. Service and Application: Community Engagement as a Means to Bolster Learning

  3. Why Use Approved Classroom Tech Tools?

  4. Developing a TA Orientation Anytime Course

  5. Experience the Difference: Strategies for Teaching Students at Various Levels

Paul Brest Hall


Social Hour

Rehnquist Courtyard

Call for proposals

The conference call for proposals is closed.

Location and parking

The conference takes place at Paul Brest Hall, located at 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305. Food will be served in the Rehnquist Courtyard outside of Paul Brest Hall.  

The closest parking is at Wilbur Field Garage, 560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA 94305.

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