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Thank You Open Classroom Hosts!

On September 5th and 6th the Center for Teaching hosted our program, The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits, for the second year. The event featured 50 different hosts who graciously and bravely opened their classrooms to a total of over 75 visitors.  This gave the visitors the valuable opportunity to observe high quality…

Posted on October 15, 2017 in Events, News, , ,


Student-Produced Podcasts: A Conversation on Digital Pedagogy, November 7th

Podcasts have been around since the early 2000s, but the medium has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, thanks to increasing smart phone adoption and to very popular podcasts like Serial and Radiolab. Educational uses of podcasts are growing, as well. Some instructors create podcasts for use in their courses, others assign podcasts as “texts”…

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Events, , ,


Intro to Top Hat Webinar Thursday, September 28

If you think you might want to incorporate polling in your class, then this demo session is for you! In this web-based introductory session, Kara Dingboom, Vanderbilt’s Enterprise Account Manager at Top Hat, will help you become familiar with the basic functions and features of the product and answer any questions you have about moving…

Posted on September 25, 2017 in Events,


Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement Workshop for Graduate Students & Postdocs

In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. . . .. Facilitators: Kylie Korsnack & Justin Hubbard,…

Posted on September 20, 2017 in Events, , ,


The Center for Second Language Studies to Offer Four New Working Groups

All language teachers and learners are all invited to participate in any (or all) of four CSLS working groups this year. All have initial meetings in the coming weeks.       Students as Filmmakers: Editing Tools in the Foreign Language Classroom First Meeting: Thursday, Sept 14th 3 pm Contact: Kate Schaller This working group…

Posted on September 13, 2017 in Events, ,


Learn About Vanderbilt’s New Classroom Response System Monday, Sept. 11th

Monday, September 11, 2-3pm If you think you might want to incorporate polling in your class, then this demo session is for you! Top Hat is the first classroom response system to be adopted campus-wide at Vanderbilt. Top Hat is available to faculty, students, and staff across campus. In this web-based introductory session, Kara Dingboom,…

Posted on September 5, 2017 in Events, , ,


Teaching Writing Workshop Series in September

The Vanderbilt Writing Studio is offering The Teaching Writing Workshop Series. The workshops are geared toward supporting those who teach writing across the disciplines at Vanderbilt University, and workshops are open to faculty and graduate students from all departments. Contact Megan Minarich at megan.l.minarich@vanderbilt.edu for details. Fostering Writing and Collaboration in the Classroom Thursday September…

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Events, News, ,


September 5-6: The Open Classroom, Two Days of Teaching Visits

The Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 5 and 6. This program will showcase examples of best teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university. During the event, faculty hosts will open their classrooms to registered faculty and graduate student visitors. These visitors will attend their choice…

Posted on August 22, 2017 in Events,


August Brightspace Workshops and Drop-in Hours

In these hands-on workshops, participants will learn about Vanderbilt’s new course management system, Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! You will learn to confidently navigate the different areas of a Brightspace course; post, edit, and copy content for students using a variety of tools;…

Posted on August 15, 2017 in Events, ,


Just-in-Time Teaching Conference – August 18th and 22nd

It’s never too late to make a good decision, right?  Although planning fall courses starts long before the start of classes, we recognize that many instructors are still making course design and implementation decisions right up to the wire.  That’s why we’re offering a variety of teaching workshops for Vanderbilt instructors on August 18th and…

Posted on August 11, 2017 in Events,