Past Events

All of our past events are listed below. For blog posts and recordings from our Speaker Series, click HERE.


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May 6, 2024 - 12:00 pm - May 29, 2024 - 11:59 pm

Applications for the 2024-2025 Teaching Development Fellows Cohort will open on Monday, May 6 at noon. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, May 29, at 11:59 pm (ET) If you […]

May 15, 2024 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

How Design-fiction Can Help Engineering Students Imagine the Future The Nexus, 14S-130 | Hayden Library, 160 Memorial Drive Bring your lunch and join Dr. Julitte Huez, Ph.D., INP – ENSIACET […]

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May 8, 2024 - 12:00 pm - May 14, 2024 - 11:59 pm

All MIT graduate students who have completed the Lesson Planning Track are welcome to apply. About the Program The Microteaching Track is a sequence of 2 microteaching workshops. In a […]

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April 24, 2024 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this talk, we will explore the ways in which instructors can foster student engagement in active learning by emphasizing the relevance of content, setting norms that encourage mastery goals and peer cooperation, and developing high-quality instructor-student relationships.

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April 10, 2024 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury will explore the ways in which we can reconnect our classroom practice with the values, behaviors and mindsets needed for a socially just society.

April 1, 2024 - 12:00 pm - April 7, 2024 - 11:59 pm

About the Program The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom […]

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February 15, 2024 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What do we need to infuse climate into our courses? Join Sandra Goldmark (Barnard College and Columbia Climate School) for a discussion about climate-responsive teaching in almost any discipline. Goldmark will share her experiences incorporating climate concepts into her theatre courses; expanding climate teaching at Barnard College; and piloting a Climate Ready curriculum at the Columbia Climate School. Participants will be invited to share their own interdisciplinary climate teaching experiences and provide feedback on the Climate Ready framework.

January 16, 2024 - 9:00 am - February 2, 2024 - 4:00 pm

IAP 2024 Teaching Days: Monday, January 29, through Friday, February 2. Before the start of each semester, TLL offers a series of workshops for TAs and teacher trainees to help […]

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January 22, 2024 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about how SLR can be leveraged to collaboratively plan goals for the semester with your mentees and support mentees in the development of key metacognitive skills!

December 1, 2023 - 8:00 am - December 14, 2023 - 11:59 pm

Everyone has faced challenges. Everyone has a story. Flipping Failure want to hear yours! Join us for Flipping Failure’s IAP 2024 Storytelling Workshop Series! The workshop series will be a […]

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December 13, 2023 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning in the Center for Faculty Excellence, Simmons University Co sponsored by DoingWell at MIT Join us for the final talk […]

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December 4, 2023 - 12:00 pm - December 10, 2023 - 11:59 pm

The Subject Design Track is a sequence of three 2-hour interactive workshops focused on course design.

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November 27, 2023 - 12:00 pm - December 10, 2023 - 11:59 pm

About the Program The Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) is an interactive workshop series intended for late-program graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support […]

October 26, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Julie Dangremond Stanton, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia Artwork by danjazzia on Envato Elements When students with disabilities transition to college, they become solely responsible for […]

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October 9, 2023 - 12:00 pm - October 12, 2023 - 11:59 pm

In this track of workshops, we will discuss the relevant scholarly literature as we identify concrete strategies to cultivate equitable and welcoming classrooms where students from all backgrounds can thrive.

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October 3, 2023 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools Justin Reich, Associate Professor, Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of MIT Teaching Systems Lab, will hold a talk on his newest book, Iterate: […]

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September 28, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Talk Join us for our next talk in TLL’s 2023-24 Speaker Series Many students across different demographic groups highly value opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills (agentic goals) […]

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September 18, 2023 - 12:00 pm - September 24, 2023 - 11:59 pm

Any graduate student is welcome to apply. However, students who have completed the Lesson Planning Track will be given priority. About the Program The Microteaching Track is a sequence of […]

August 14, 2023 - 8:00 am - August 31, 2023 - 4:00 pm

Summer 2023 TA Days: Monday, August 28, through Thursday, August 31. Before the start of each semester, TLL offers a series of workshops for TAs to help them prepare for […]

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August 1, 2023 - 12:00 pm - August 20, 2023 - 11:59 pm

The Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) is an interactive workshop series intended for late-program graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support their teaching at MIT.

August 14, 2023 - 12:00 pm - August 20, 2023 - 11:59 pm

About the Program The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom […]

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June 23, 2023 - 12:00 pm - June 29, 2023 - 11:59 pm

The Subject Design Track is a sequence of three interactive 2-hour workshops focused on course design. Participants will learn to build a course by first identifying goals and then organizing assignments and content to align with these goals.

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May 22, 2023 - 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Cohort of Teaching Development Fellows. The deadline for applying is Monday, May 22, at 11:59 pm (ET).

May 10, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the last talk in our 2022-23 Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning Supporting Student Learning Through Metacognitive and Motivational Strategies Dr. Cristina D. Zepeda, Assistant Professor […]

April 17, 2023 - 12:00 pm - April 23, 2023 - 11:59 pm

About the Program The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom […]

April 6, 2023 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. John Lloyd from MIT Medical will discuss issues of depression, anxiety, and relational challenges inherent to the graduate student/postdoc experience from a developmental perspective.

March 22, 2023 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for our next talk in TLL’s Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning With the advent of easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) text generation tools like ChatGPT, educators must […]

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February 16, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for our next talk in TLL’s Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning Over the last decade, research examining and documenting the importance of students’ sense of belonging […]

January 17, 2023 - 12:00 am - February 2, 2023 - 11:59 pm

IAP 2023 TA Days: Monday, January 30, through Thursday, February 2. Before the start of each semester, TLL offers a series of workshops for TAs to help them prepare for […]

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February 1, 2023 - 9:15 am - 2:00 pm

The Festival of Learning is a yearly free event for MIT faculty, students, and staff to engage with each other regarding innovation in teaching and learning.

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January 24, 2023 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In this interactive workshop facilitated by the Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL), and Student Support Services (S3), participants will consider and discuss the importance of transparency, purposefulness, and supportiveness in student learning.

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January 21, 2023 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

How the Pandemic has shaped Leading Universities’ Integration of Digital Learning with Bharat Anand, Cindy Behrtram, and Janet Rankin How is the pandemic changing the ways leading universities integrate digital […]

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December 14, 2022 - 12:00 pm - December 18, 2022 - 11:59 pm

The Subject Design Track is a sequence of three interactive 2-hour workshops focused on course design. Participants will learn to build a course by first identifying goals and then organizing assignments and content to align with these goals.

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December 15, 2022 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for our next talk in TLL’s Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning. During the pandemic, many instructors realized the importance of community, wellbeing, and belonging in student […]

November 28, 2022 - 12:00 pm - December 11, 2022 - 11:59 pm

The Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) is an interactive workshop series intended for late-program graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support their teaching at MIT.

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October 14, 2022 - 12:00 pm - October 20, 2022 - 11:59 pm

The Inclusive Teaching Track is a sequence of two interactive workshops focused on cultivating equitable and welcoming classrooms where students from all backgrounds can thrive.

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October 6, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Jamiella Brooks (U Penn) and Dr. Julie McGurk (Yale) will discuss how inclusive teaching, by definition, promotes academic rigor.

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August 14, 2022 - 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) is an interactive workshop series intended for late-program graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support their teaching at MIT.

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May 15, 2022 - 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

The Teaching Development Fellows Network (TDFN) is a professional development and leadership opportunity for MIT graduate students who are interested in improving their teaching while promoting pedagogical development and discussion among their peers.

April 27, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Anthony Johnson (The Ohio State University) will be speaking about the role of social class in shaping students’ interactions with peers.

March 30, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Carlton Fong (Texas State Univ) will discuss evidence-based strategies to maximize student confidence, learning, and belonging.

February 16, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Eric Mazur of Harvard University will discuss his recent insights and innovations from teaching during the pandemic.

December 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding the experiences of students and teachers during pandemic schooling is vital to educational recovery and building back better.

October 26, 2021 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about the neuroscience of toxic stress and how to increase engagement, connection, and healing in the classroom.

October 5, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join MIT educators for this panel discussion covering insights gained from teaching virtually through the pandemic.

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October 4, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Refine how you describe your approach to teaching: from the principles that guide you to specific examples of your practices

September 29, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join MIT educators for this panel discussion covering insights gained from teaching virtually through the pandemic.

September 27, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Refine how you describe your approach to teaching: from the principles that guide you to specific examples of your practices

June 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For non-native English speakers at MIT, the MIT Teaching + Learning Lab is hosting a Panel with English-as-a-Second-Language Profs on June 16 from 1 to 2 PM (EST), where 4 ESL professors from MIT will […]

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May 24, 2021 - 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

The Inclusive Teaching Track is a sequence of 2 workshops focused on creating inclusive and welcoming classrooms, a prerequisite for effective learning. Participants will practice reflecting on their own experiences and perspectives while learning effective strategies to make their classrooms equitable and inclusive.

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May 6, 2021 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Refine how you describe your approach to teaching: from the principles that guide you to specific examples of your practices

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May 4, 2021 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Inclusive Teaching Track is a sequence of 2 workshops focused on creating inclusive and welcoming classrooms, a prerequisite for effective learning. Participants will practice reflecting on their own experiences and perspectives while learning effective strategies to make their classrooms equitable and inclusive.

April 29, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how educators can cultivate growth mindset environments to support student learning and belonging

April 27, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Refine how you describe your approach to teaching: from the principles that guide you to specific examples of your practices

April 22, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by the Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL) in partnership with Adobe Education.

April 1, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This talk will be presented by Elli Theobald, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. Her recent work demonstrates that opportunity gaps—differential performance between minoritized students (BIPOC students as well as low-income students) and over-represented students—were reduced by 75% in college STEM courses when instructors incorporated active learning strategies, but only when active learning was implemented in a majority of class time.

February 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

College campuses across the country are struggling to respond to the significant social, emotional, and economic burdens carried by our students. With the dual challenge of navigating ongoing remote learning […]

February 2, 2021 - 11:00 am - February 12, 2021 - 2:00 pm

To support TAs across MIT in developing the foundational skills and knowledge need to succeed in their roles, we offer a series of workshops called TA Days. The next session, TA Days Winter 2021 (spanning February 2 – 11), aims to help you prepare for the spring semester.

January 14, 2021 - 2:30 pm - January 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm

The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom presentation and effective classroom activities, and giving formative feedback to students.

January 21, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Lesson Planning Track is a sequence of 3 workshops focused on preparing an effective lesson plan for a class session or recitation, developing skills for classroom presentation and effective classroom activities, and giving formative feedback to students.

January 14, 2021 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Teaching + Learning Lab and Open Learning are cohosting an IAP panel discussion for faculty and instructors on innovative assessments and assignments for remote subjects. Panelists will discuss a […]

November 19, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student learning and well-being are supported by the presence of a cohesive classroom community, both in face-to-face learning as well as remote learning. On Nov 19, 2020, Open Learning and TLL cohosted […]

November 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Data work is often thrust upon teams of people who already have a day job. Data teams are thrown together and data leaders have to overcome various data divides. This […]

October 30, 2020 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you are TAing or will TA in the future as a non-native English speaker, we are hosting a panel discussion for English as a Second Language (ESL) TAs, in […]

October 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Over the past 20 years, multiple stakeholders have identified and recommended improvements for first-year advising at MIT. More recently, students who participated in the Designing the First Year Experience undergraduate class […]

October 26, 2020 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students’ ability to learn effectively is greatly affected by their social lives and emotional state, both inside and outside of the classroom. As we approach another tense and fraught election in the United States, many students—regardless of their political leanings—feel anxious about the election and can feel frustrated and distracted when faculty act as though nothing momentous is going on.

October 21, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This informal discussion and networking series is for MIT staff who are interested in keeping the conversation going in between Data Talks workshops, with the intention of building our community. 

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October 14, 2020 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this structured peer review exercise, you will give and receive feedback from your peers on your teaching philosophy statement drafts. After completing Part 2 and incorporating feedback, participants are […]

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October 7, 2020 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The teaching philosophy statement is a required part of most academic job applications and is often required in the faculty tenure and promotion process. By articulating your motivation for and […]

September 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

This event has passed. See our recap blog post here. In this virtual workshop, Jason McKnight (Assistant Director of MindHandHeart) and Kate Doria (Assistant Director of Institutional Research) introduced MIT’s […]