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Just-in-Time Teaching Conference – August 20th and 21st

Jul. 11, 2018—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 20th and...

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Need Help Using Brightspace as you Plan for Fall Classes?

Jul. 9, 2018—As you prepare your fall courses, keep in mind all of the Brightspace resources we offer here at the Center for Teaching. If you prefer to peruse our on-demand resources on your own, we have a growing list of frequently asked questions that include step-by-step instructions and screenshots. If you want to sit down with...

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Brightspace Support and Workshops for February

Feb. 12, 2018—During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist.  * We can get you up to speed with Brightspace’s new features, assist with building your course content, or help you solve technical...

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

Sep. 5, 2017—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,...

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Teaching Writing Workshop Series in September

Aug. 29, 2017—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...

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August Brightspace Workshops and Drop-in Hours

Aug. 15, 2017—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;...

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Learn About Vanderbilt’s New Classroom Response System Friday, August 11th

Aug. 7, 2017—Top Hat is a “bring your own device” (BYOD) classroom response system that makes use of students’ personal mobile devices (phones, tablets, laptops) as response devices. BYOD systems offer a number of logistical and pedagogical advantages over traditional, “clicker”-based systems. Top Hat is the first classroom response system to be adopted campus-wide and is now...

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Crafting Teaching Statements Workshop for Graduate Student & Postdocs

Feb. 8, 2016—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. Date: Wednesday, February 10th Time: 4:15-5:45pm Location: Center for...

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Local CIRTL Workshop on Evidence-Based Teaching

Dec. 15, 2015—  VU-CIRTL is conducting an Evidence-based Teaching Workshop January 7th and 8th. The workshop is designed for future faculty with no experience with teaching as research however all graduate students, post docs, faculty, and staff are welcome. Workshop topics include how people learn, challenge-based learning, course design, assessment, classroom management, classroom technology, and scholarly resources....

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Upcoming Teaching Workshops for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Nov. 13, 2015—An Enticing Glimpse into Your Classroom: Crafting an Effective Teaching Portfolio In this workshop we will gather and select documentation to help capture your unique approach to teaching. As a participant, you will receive individualized feedback on your documents which will help you determine how best to describe your pedagogy and to discern which items...

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