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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.

Teaching Workshops are typically a mix of presentation, large group discussion, small group activities, and times for individual reflection.

 


 

Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement: Graduate Student & Postdoc Workshop

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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.

 

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Facilitators: Lydia Bentley & Alexis McBride,
CFT, Graduate Teaching Fellows
When: Monday, January 30th
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Where: Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave. South, 3rd Floor Classroom

Microaggressions Teaching Workshop

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When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain effective relationships with students and/or colleagues. Further, typical best practices for intervening assume the responder’s position as bystander, ignoring the ways that educators may also perpetrate or be targets of injustice.

This session aims to create an active learning community wherein current and future educators can build their capacity to respond effectively to microaggressions in the classroom. After offering some guiding principles for effective interventions, the facilitators will lead participants through a skill-building sessions that draws from participants’ own experiences and questions.

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Facilitators: Lydia Bentley & Amie Thurber,
CFT, Graduate Teaching Fellows
When: Thursday, March 16th
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave. South, 3rd Floor Classroom

Brown Bag Lunch Series: LGBTQI Inclusivity & Allyship in Learning Spaces

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This month-long series of 4 workshops aims to create an active learning community wherein current and future educators can build their capacity to personally enact and support LGBTQI inclusivity & allyship in postsecondary academic contexts. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: LGBTQI resources on campus and beyond, information on the contemporary LGBTQI community, gender expression, classroom gender norms, trans inclusivity, and inclusive classroom pedagogy.

These sessions will be held every Wednesday in February (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22). You can attend any or all of them.
12PM-1PM
Center for Teaching
Classroom (the only one)
1114 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-322-7290

All members of the Vanderbilt instructional community consisting of current and future educators (graduate students, postdocs, and faculty) are welcome.

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