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Teaching Workshops

These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities.  These sessions draw on research-based best practices from the literature on teaching and learning and help participants consider ways to apply those best practices in their teaching.

Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Juliet Traub at or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Classroom Teaching

All Skate: Active Learning in the University Classroom

Workshop Date: Monday, August 22nd
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Facilitator: Derek Bruff, assistant provost and executive director, Center for Teaching

How can we make the most of the relatively limited time we have with our students during class?  Educational research is clear: engaging students in active learning in the classroom leads to improved learning outcomes over “continuous exposition by the teacher.”  But what is active learning?  Why does it work?  And how can we engage…

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Upcoming Workshop: Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Workshop Date: Tuesday, August 23rd 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT assistant director

If you are interested in improving your inclusive teaching strategies, this workshop will provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles and practices of inclusive teaching.  Inclusive…

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Brightspace Workshops

As you prepare your fall courses, keep in mind all of the Brightspace resources we offer here at the Center for Teaching including our newly expanded 7-days-per-week support schedule.

You can find a listing of all our upcoming workshops by visiting the Brightspace worskhops page.

We would love to answer your Brightspace questions, talk about different educational technologies that might work for your courses, and even help with course design questions!

Click here to go directly to the Brightspace Workshop Calendar.