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'Tis the Season for TEACH!

The TEACH Symposium is free and open to any member of the Stanford community. Join colleagues in sessions about teaching, learning, and academic technology. 

Winter 21-22 TEACH Symposium (Dec 2021)

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The December TEACH Symposium offers free, online workshops for any member of the Stanford community to help you prepare for Winter Quarter. What experiences or lessons learned from the return to in-person teaching this past Autumn should we take with us into Winter? How might courses incorporate hybrid elements to support learning goals, promote inclusivity, or prepare for the next disruption? How can we better advance the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our learning communities? How can we continue to build on the TEACH values framework?

Don't want to wait? Check out the Media Library (SU login required) for recordings and materials from past symposia. 

December 2021 TEACH Symposium

The Essentials

1.Symposium Sessions. Read about the sessions and find the ones that interest you. 

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Browse Session Descriptions

2. Schedule-at-a-Glance. Quickly check to see which sessions work best for your schedule.

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Check out the Calendar of Sessions

3.Symposium Registration. Register for one or register for all. You will receive a calendar invite with Zoom links for each registered session along with an overall summary of your registered sessions. 

Register Now!

 4. Friday Course Clinic (9:00-11:00am Pacific Time). Drop in any time to get answers for your specific tech and teaching questions or just brainstorm and chat with other participants. Campus teaching, learning, and technology experts will be on hand for one-on-one consultations. You will automatically receive a calendar invitation to the Course Clinic when you register for any session.  

5.Teaching Commons Media Library. Miss a session? Want to see recordings from past TEACH Symposia? Looking for materials from a session you attended?

Check the Media Library

6. Questions? Problems? Requests? Reach out to Gloriana Trujillo (

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Symposium for?

For all Stanford instructors, the TEACH Symposium offers you a place to refresh your ideas, problem-solve, and be inspired.

Staff members, TAs, graduate students, etc. also have attended and found useful information in past sessions. All Stanford affiliates welcome! 

Do I have to come the whole time?

No. Come to as many sessions as you like. We encourage participants to pick and choose the sessions that are most useful. 

Does the Symposium count towards the Postdoc Teaching Certificate?

Yes! All of the activities in the TEACH Symposia count toward training hours for the Postdoc Teaching Certificate.

Who organizes the Symposium?

The individual TEACH Symposium sessions are planned and led by units from across the university. The December 2021 TEACH Symposium as a whole is organized by a cross-university team:

  • Lauri Dietz (Organizing Committee Chair), Associate Director, Introductory Seminars & Faculty Development, Stanford Introductory Studies
  • Alison Brauneis, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Programs, Graduate School of Business, Teaching and Learning Hub
  • Beth Seltzer, Academic Technology Specialist, Graduate School of Business
  • Carlos Seligo, Academic Technology Specialist, Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Catherine Randle, Administrative Manager, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Erik Brown, Senior Project Manager, Education Outreach & Digital Innovation
  • Gloriana Trujillo, Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Jennifer Johnson, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric & Leland Scholars Program
  • Kenji Ikemoto, Academic Technology Specialist, Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Kenny Ligda, Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Center for Teaching & learning
  • Michael Rouan, Sr. Director, Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Tracy Steele, Director of Student Affairs, Stanford Online High School
  • Special thanks to SIS CDA+ Ellie Fajer for conference support!

What’s the code of conduct at the Symposium?

The TEACH Symposium strives to be a collaborative, positive learning experience for all, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference session facilitators and organizers. (Thanks to for inspiring the language of our code of conduct.) 

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Past Symposium Videos

If you would like access to some of the session recordings and materials from July and August, check out the Teaching Commons Media Library (SUNet login required; make sure you're using your Stanford Google account). 

TEACH Framework logo reads "Developed by Stanford Teaching Commons. Timely: be responsive to students' and instructors' needs and circumstances."

About the TEACH Framework

The Symposium builds on the Stanford TEACH framework to value instruction that is Timely, Engaging, Accessible, Connected, and Humane. Learn more.