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These workshop kits can help you facilitate your own customized workshop on popular content from the Teaching Commons. These kits are inspired by various workshops offered by Teaching Commons partners.

Purpose & scope 

These workshop kits are for staff and instructors to customize and facilitate professional development workshops for their constituent audiences on topics from the teaching guides on this website. We believe that the teaching strategies and educational resources in the guides can help improve the learning experience for students. Our intention in packaging them into usable workshop kits is to broaden their impact, reach new audiences, and empower you to integrate your perspective into them.

Each kit focuses on a single topic and is designed to be modular and adaptable to different formats (online or in-person), lengths of time, and audiences.

Using the workshop kits

These workshop kits are intended to be readily accessible to all. There are no technical requirements for downloading or implementing them. 

Each workshop kit typically contains:

  • Resource list of suggested readings, resources, and cited works to build your knowledge of the topic.
  • Sample agenda and schedule for the workshop.
  • Sample messaging and communications for promoting and communicating about your workshop.
  • Slide presentation that includes many slides for you to pick from and adapt.
  • Key strategies and recommendations for facilitating the workshop.
  • Evaluation tool used to assess learning and gather feedback from participants in your workshop.

We encourage you to adapt, remix, or enhance the workshop kits for your needs. All kits are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 (attribution, non-commercial, share-alike). See the individual kits for attribution details. 

Developing your workshop

When using a kit to develop your workshop we suggest the following steps:

  1. Seek out collaborators for your workshop. For example, partner with your colleagues who can share their experiences, campus support staff who are knowledgeable of related topics, and students who can share their perspectives. 

    Stanford community members might also contact the Teaching Commons team or request a consultation with the Center for Teaching and Learning for advice on developing a workshop. 

  2. Identify your audience and gauge interest in the workshop topic. When feasible identify their preferences and needs regarding the workshop content and logistics.
  3. Engage with the content from the resources list in the workshop kit and reflect on your understanding to establish your foundational knowledge of the topic.
  4. Schedule and secure a date, time, and location for your workshop (in-person or online).
  5. Promote the workshop to your audience using the provided example promotional blurbs.
  6. Adapt the workshop slides and agenda to fit your needs. 
  7. Enhance the workshop with activities of your own. Mix and match elements from the other kits where appropriate.
  8. Facilitate the workshop.
  9. Assess the participants' learning from the workshop and gather feedback on their experience. 

Workshop kits

Visit the individual pages of the workshop kit for more details and content.

AI in Education

Defining AI for Educators Workshop Kit

This workshop is for those new to AI in education. It begins by building a sense of safety and curiosity to engage with AI. It continues with basic definitions and explanations of machine learning and culminates in a hands-on introduction to AI chatbots.

AI in Education

Exploring Pedagogic Uses of AI Workshop Kit

This workshop is for teachers and learners interested in using AI in educational contexts. It begins with a demonstration of how AI might enhance learning. Then it further explores educational use cases, strategies for interacting with chatbots, and teaching methods that support students using AI.

AI in Education

Analyzing the Implications of AI Workshop Kit

This workshop is for educators addressing AI in their teaching practice. It uses a series of scenarios to promote discourse about ethical issues such as academic integrity, privacy, attribution, copyright, bias, and more. Participants reflect on how they might address these issues in their courses.

Share your feedback

The workshop kit is a new format for Teaching Commons content. Your feedback will help us improve the kits and inform our efforts to support you in spreading effective teaching and learning practices. Your anonymous responses will be seen only by the Teaching Commons team. Please respond to the prompt, "What resources or support would help you facilitate a successful workshop for your audience?"

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Contact us

Contact if you have questions or other feedback to share. We are open to collaborating with Stanford community members on developing workshop-related resources. We politely decline any inquiries or offers that are commercial or for-profit in nature.