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‘Teaching Workshops’

Active Learning Online: Five Key Principles with Stephen M. Kosslyn

Mar. 22, 2021—Active learning leads to substantially better learning than occurs with traditional lecturing. This workshop will review the nature of active learning and explain why it is so effective. The workshop will focus on five fundamental principles drawn from the science of learning; these principles range from Deep Processing (the more mental effort one expends when...

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Let’s talk about love: Bridging the gap between the affective and cognitive domains

Feb. 8, 2021—In this workshop, we will dissect the construct of love and examine how it may manifest itself in our teaching and learning experiences. We will then apply the construct of love through the lens of cognitive psychologist Robert Gagne specifically his nine events of instruction that can be used as a connecting bridge between the...

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Wish You Could Have Attended One of Our January Events?

Feb. 3, 2021—Last month, the CFT hosted workshops and conversions on a wide variety of teaching topics. If you weren’t able to attend, you don’t have to miss out! We have recordings of many of our past events available on our website. Topics include: Synchronous Sessions in Online Courses Hybrid courses: Approaches to engage your virtual and F2F...

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Upcoming Workshop: Self-Compassionate Teaching: Putting on your Oxygen Mask First

Jan. 21, 2021—The pandemic has impacted the teaching and learning experiences of both faculty and students. This interactive workshop will provide a space for faculty to pause and focus on themselves. We will offer an overview of self-compassion and practical ways to apply it to daily life; including a facilitated discussion on how this applies to teaching....

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Upcoming Workshop: Setting Classroom Expectations

Jan. 15, 2021—Communicating classroom expectations helps to set a strong foundation for a mutually beneficial course. This interactive workshop will cover strategies for setting clear expectations for student engagement and learning in face-to-face and online settings. This workshop is open to all Vanderbilt graduate students and postdocs, and those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record...

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Upcoming Workshop: Creating Video Assignments with GoReact

Jan. 14, 2021—During this session, a Kelly Fitzgerald from GoReact will teach you the basics of GoReact and demonstrate different ways you can use GoReact to create assignments. If you’ve used GoReact before, come and learn more ways to use this tool. If you’re simply interested in learning more, or considering using it during the upcoming semester, we’d...

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Upcoming Workshop: An Introduction to Online and Hybrid Teaching

Jan. 11, 2021—Are you looking for ideas for how to engage your students this spring? This workshop will provide a structured introduction to teaching in online and hybrid settings. Participants will learn principles and practices for supporting student learning asynchronously (via Brightspace and other tools) and synchronously (via Zoom). This workshop will be particularly useful to Vanderbilt...

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Upcoming Teaching Workshops

Jan. 6, 2021—As we look ahead to another unusual semester in the spring, we are offering a number of workshops to help you prepare. The extended winter break will be a good time to learn about various technologies and strategies for your face-to-face, online or hybrid class sessions.     An Introduction to Online and Hybrid Teaching...

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From the Director

Dec. 7, 2020—As I write this, the second strangest semester of my academic career is drawing to a close. The strangest semester was, of course, last spring, but this fall was certainly unusual and full of challenges for both teaching and learning. I am continually impressed at the creative and skillful ways the Vanderbilt teaching community has...

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The Writing Studio’s Fall 2020 Teaching Writing Workshop Series

Sep. 16, 2020—For those who utilize writing as a major form of assessment, check out the Teaching Writing Workshop Series that the Writing Studio is hosting this fall! Below you will find more information about Responding to Student Writing as well as other upcoming workshops. Workshop details are also available online. All Fall 2020 workshops will take...

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