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Professional development workshops, resources, and communities, like the ones shared here, can help you to sustain and improve your teaching practice. 

Stanford workshops and events

This curated list includes Stanford service providers that offer workshops focusing on teaching and learning.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers a variety of programs and workshops throughout the year designed for faculty, instructors, TAs, and more.

Who is this for? Faculty, instructors, TAs, graduate students, postdocs.

What do they offer?

TEACH Symposium

The TEACH Symposium is a week-long event each quarter that includes offerings from a variety of campus partners. 

Who is this for? All members of the Stanford community (faculty, instructors, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates).

What do they offer?

Office of the Vice-Provost for Graduate Education

The office of the Vice-Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) offers resources for career planning, fellowships, funding opportunities, advising, mentoring, and more. They have a variety of professional development programs for graduate students

Who is this for? Graduate students

What do they offer? The Preparing Future Professors program focuses specifically on teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning Hub, Graduate School of Business

The Graduate School of Business (GSB) Teaching and Learning Hub (TLHub) supports instructors in the GSB in delivering world-class educational experiences.

Who is this for? GSB faculty, instructors, and TAs.

What do they offer? The TLHub Events page includes upcoming events (GSB only) and recordings of past events (available to everyone).

Educational Technology, Stanford Medicine

Educational Technology (EdTech) is Stanford Medicine's in-house education, innovation, and production studio. 

Who is this for? Stanford Medicine faculty, instructors, and TAs.

What do they offer? See the EdTech workshops page for information about current offerings.

Professional Learning, Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) research centers develop and oversee in-person and online research-based professional learning opportunities.

Who is this for? Open to all. Mainly targeted at K-12 and community college instructors. However, many are relevant and applicable to higher education contexts.

What do they offer? GSE Professional Learning offers a wide range of professional development programs. Most of their offerings have registration fees.

Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, Graduate School of Education

The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) is a research center within the GSE that promotes learning for all students by focusing on supporting excellence in teaching.

Who is this for? Open to all. Mainly targeted at K-12 and community college audiences. However, many are relevant and applicable to higher education contexts.

What do they offer? CSET offers a range of professional learning experiences for instructors and educators. Most of their offerings have registration fees.

Canvas Support, Learning Technologies and Spaces

The Canvas support team within Learning Technologies and Spaces (LTS) offers workshops about Canvas to instructors.

Who is this for? Faculty, instructors, TAs.

What do they offer? Events and workshops about Canvas designed specifically for those in instructional roles. 

Stanford web resources

These Stanford resources include content for education-related professional development.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a collection of web-based courses on a wide range of professional development topics. 

Who is this for? All faculty, benefits-eligible staff, and students.

What do they offer? There are many LinkedIn Learning courses on topics such as education, pedagogy, instructional design, and more. We recommend exploring the available topics with a keyword search for “teaching”. 

GSE IT Teaching Resources 

This GSE IT Teaching Resources site is a collection of stories, findings, and resources inspired by GSE instructors.

Who is this for? Faculty, instructors, TAs, and instructional support staff.

What do they offer? This GSE IT Teaching Resources site offers a collection of interviews, classroom resources, and articles and stories inspired by GSE instructors and the move to the online classroom. 

Stanford Communities of Practice

Stanford Communities of Practice (CoP) are collaborative communities formed and led by Stanford faculty and staff. 

Academic Technology community 

The Academic Technology CoP brings together Stanford community members to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with academic technology.

Who is this for? Faculty, instructors, staff, students, alumni, and other Stanford community members.

What do they offer? Monthly events include conference reports, academic technology demonstrations, and workshops, seed and evaluation opportunities, field trips, professional networking with the ATXpo consortium, local Meetups, as well as purely social coffee gatherings and happy hours.

Learning by Design community 

The Learning by Design CoP has been organized to bring together designers of instruction from across all schools of Stanford University to share knowledge, resources, and best practices. 

Who is this for? Faculty, instructors, staff, students, alumni, and other Stanford community members.

What do they offer? Monthly meetings connecting practitioners from across Stanford.