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Teaching with Technology Workshop

Teaching With Technology Workshop

The Teaching with Technology (TwT) Workshop is an annual program that guides faculty and instructors through instructional design models to thoughtfully integrate digital tools, content, and pedagogies in engaging learning experiences. This year’s workshop will focus specifically on courses that are entirely online or are “flipped” with some online content or activities to help students prepare for and maximize the in-class experience.

The TwT Workshop is open to Stanford faculty and lecturers from all academic disciplines.

Teaching with Technology Workshop

The TwT Workshop events will take place as follows:

  • In-person workshop: Friday, November 2 @ 12-4 pm
  • Group lunch meetings: Required attendance at two of the group lunch meetings scheduled below during which participants will share ideas and their progress on their online learning modules. Click on the link to RSVP - spaces are limited!
    • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (12-1:30 pm, Huang Engineering Center, Room 010) Topic: Creating engaging instructional videos
    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (12-1:30 pm, Huang Engineering Center, Room 010) Topic: Effective tools for student feedback
    • Friday, February 15, 2019 (12-1:30 pm, Huang Engineering Center, Room 010) Topic: Designing effective flipped classes (integrating in-class and online learning)
    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (12-1:30 pm, 408 Panama Mall, Room 001) Topic: How to Engage All of Your Students Online, Whether or Not You Meet Them Face-to-Face - RSVP Now!
      • We will discuss how to engage all of your students online, whether you are leading a fully face-to-face, fully online, or blended course. Participants will be introduced to ways to engage students in courses with online components, identify ways to overcome common challenges with engaging students online, and get started with applying some of the techniques to their own online learning environment.
      • This lunch is also available to participants who would like to join remotely.
  • Project showcase event: Monday, May 20, 2019 (2-3:30 pm in 408 Panama Mall)

For more information, please contact Alison Brauneis.

About the Teaching with Technology Workshop

During the TwT Workshop, participants will integrate technology and pedagogy to design engaging online or flipped learning experiences for their own courses. Content of the workshop will include:

  • Models for thoughtfully integrating pedagogy and digital learning modalities
  • Examples of innovative use of online and flipped learning environments
  • Professional support and resources to develop digital media and other learning content

The TwT Workshop is facilitated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) and will give participants opportunities to collaborate with VPTL staff with expertise in pedagogy, online course platforms, and digital learning tools.

Who Should Apply

The TwT Workshop is open to Stanford faculty, instructors, and graduate student co-teachers. Preference is given to those who will be teaching at least one course during AY 2018-2019. The TwT Workshop is also open to staff who manage education or learning platforms within their department or center, with faculty sponsorship. Interested applicants should be able to describe a course or specific learning module for which they would like to develop an online learning environment. Applicants are also expected to have their department chair complete a brief support form (link provided in the application). A total of up to 15 projects will be accepted into the program. We encourage both individual applicants and teaching teams to participate.

Time Commitment

Participants should expect:

  • To spend approximately 20 hours before, during, and after the in-person workshop to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their project
  • To participate in one group lunch meeting per winter and spring quarters, during which participants will share ideas and their progress
  • To share the results of their project in a form that can be disseminated to the larger Stanford community (e.g., presentation at VPTL’s Grant Showcase, video interview, blog post)
  • To collaborate with VPTL staff on their project and receive modest professional resources to develop digital media and other learning content

Modest discretionary funds are available in recognition of the significant time investment of this program. Participants who complete the entire TwT Workshop will be given $1250 in discretionary funding upon completion of the program to recognize their efforts and support the continued development of their projects. Teaching teams that include a graduate student co-teacher or co-designer can receive an additional $250 in the form of a stipend to be awarded to this student upon completion of the program.

Faculty Feedback

“I am very pleased and my participation in the workshop will have very direct effects on my courses going forward. Thanks!”

“The initial workshop and Office Hours because I learned so much about the capabilities of the platforms at Stanford. The discussions with and on-going support from the VPTL staff are also very important.”

“I learned a lot about what is available and got many ideas for how to build and use my online course materials.”

Program Goals

After participating in the TwT Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply models of technology and pedagogy integration to the design of an engaging online or flipped learning module
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate an online learning module for use in an online or flipped course
  • Share the online learning module, its implementation, and its strengths and challenges with fellow participants and the Stanford community

Hear from Past Participants