Educational technology specialist gives presentation

Josh Weiss, director of digital learning solutions within GSE’s Office of Innovation Technology, presents earlier this year during the spring TEACH Conference, which focused on sustainable teaching and learning. (Image credit: Carlos Seligo)

Curious to see and test drive one or more updated classrooms? Looking for ideas to build community and sustain engagement? Wondering how to prepare for disruptions big and small? Interested in new inspirations in assignment and course design?

The 2022 Autumn TEACH Symposium will offer free in-person and virtual workshops on Sept. 19 (in-person) and Sept. 21 and 23 (virtual) for any member of the Stanford community to help you prepare for autumn quarter.

The feature session, in hybrid format with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Physics Sarah Church and colleagues, will focus on classroom and teaching policies and expectations for the new academic year.

The bi-annual event, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and part of the broad collective of resources and support advanced by Stanford’s recently refurbished Teaching Commons site, is organized by Lauri Dietz, associate director of Introductory Seminars and faculty development in Stanford Introductory Studies.

“The TEACH Symposium is one of the few places that bring together campus teaching, learning and technology experts from across the university under one banner so that we can all learn from each other,” said Dietz.

Dietz said 17 units will be represented this year at the symposium including the Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Business, the School of Medicine, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE).

The symposium will feature a diverse mix of 25 in-person or virtual sessions crossing the spectrum of pedagogical practice and support. Participants can register for sessions such as Gender Expansive Learning Spaces, Teaching with Technology: Framework and Tools, Intentional Pedagogy for Academic Integrity, and the Art of Leading Discussions for Sustainable Learning.

Registration remains open throughout the symposium.

“Our hope is that faculty and academic staff who take part in these interactive sessions find inspiration for ways to make teaching and learning more rewarding for them and their students,” said Dietz. “Plus it’s a terrific way to connect with a community of people who are committed to Stanford’s educational mission.”

Learn more about the event and register at the TEACH Symposium site on Teaching Commons.