TEACH Stanford Pop-up Symposium
Up Next for TEACH
Spring Break TEACH Symposium, March 22-26. Stay tuned for more info!
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).
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!
1.Symposium Sessions. Read about the sessions and find the ones that interest you.
2. Schedule-at-a-Glance. Quickly check to see which sessions work best for your schedule.
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.
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?
6. Questions? Problems? Requests? Reach out to Lauri Dietz (email@example.com).
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 confcodeofconduct.com for inspiring the language of our code of conduct.)
Suggested Session Itineraries
If you're looking for a place to get started picking sessions, try these pathways!
Teach Online for the First Time
- Learn Zoom at Zoom 101 and think about using it in your class at the Zoom and Tech Strategies session.
- Explore course design at How to Convert a Small Seminar to Online, check out Asynchronous Learning and Inclusive Canvas Course Design for thinking through the non-live elements of your course, and learn more about Inclusion and Equity Online.
- Don’t forget Office Hours!
Build Your Tech Skills
- Try out live class polling with Poll Everywhere
- Amp up video skills with What’s New With Zoom? and Look and Sound Your Best.
- Learn about the new method for sharing videos in Canvas in Zoom for Panopto Playback
Get Active in Class
- Build class community with a session on group work (Tue and Wed sessions on collaborative learning), and on class connection - Building Community Online.
- Focus on class energy and engagement with sessions on Energizers: Interactive Activities and Mindfulness and Movement.
Rethink Your Assignments
- For exam-based courses, check out sessions on Grading Without Finals and Grading Efficiently.
- For courses that currently do or could incorporate writing, try Writing to Engage, Writing to Explore.
- For all, learn about Differentiated Instruction for diverse learners.
Create an Inclusive, Equitable, Student-Centered Class
- Take a deep dive into student connection with sessions on Student Belonging and INSPIRE Online.
- Bring student learning to the next level with sessions on promoting Love of Learning and Student Metacognition.
- Figure out what your students need with sessions on Getting Actionable Student Feedback and Time Zones.
Get Your Questions Answered by...
- Experts on disability and student access at the Office of Accessibility Q&A.
- Librarians who know campus resources at Punch Up Your Research Skills.
- Students (and online learning experts!) at Students' Perspectives on Online Learning.
- Pedagogy and tech experts at the Friday Course Clinic.