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Up Next for the TEACH Symposium: Spring Break TEACH Symposium

The Spring Break TEACH Symposium is coming March 22-26, 2021. Registration and more info available February 22!

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Up Next for TEACH

Spring Break TEACH Symposium, March 22-26. Stay tuned for more info! 

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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). 

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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.

December 2020 TEACH Symposium Information

Learn from peers, connect with campus experts, and get ready for any teaching modality. Come to one, come to all!

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 calendar invites with Zoom links for each registered session along with an email reminder the day before the session. 

Register Here

4. Friday Course Clinic (10:00am-12:00pm PST). 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 an invitation to the Friday Course Clinic when you register for any session.  

5.Teaching Commons Media Library. Miss a session? Looking for materials from a session you attended?

Check the Media Library

6. Questions? Problems? Requests? Reach out to Lauri Dietz (

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Symposium for?

Whether you're teaching online for the first time in the winter 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.

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. 

Who organizes the Symposium?

The TEACH Symposium sessions are planned and led "pop-up style" by units across the university. The Symposium is organized by a cross-unit VPUE team:

  • Lauri Dietz (Organizing Committee Chair), Associate Director, Introductory Seminars & Faculty Development, Stanford Introductory Studies
  • Catherine Randle, Administrative Manager, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Michael Rouan, Sr. Director, Academic Technology Innovation, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Beth Seltzer, Academic Technology Specialist, Stanford Introductory Studies
  • Gloriana Truijillo, Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Special thanks to SIS Digital Ambassador 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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Suggested Session Itineraries

If you're looking for a place to get started picking sessions, try these pathways!

Teach Online for the First Time

Build Your Tech Skills

Get Active in Class

Rethink Your Assignments

Create an Inclusive, Equitable, Student-Centered Class

Get Your Questions Answered by...

Plus, Deep Dives on Specific Topics!