Symposium on Teaching Large Classes

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Symposium on Teaching Large Classes

February 2, 2019

The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center

Blacksburg, Virginia

Do you teach large classes? Do you have wisdom to share? Are you searching for ideas related to teaching large classes?

The Symposium on Teaching Large Classes strives to create a faculty community focused on teaching and learning practices and research related to large classes—both face-to-face and online. Keynotes, in-depth workshops, and concurrent sessions will focus on practice, research, and facilitated conversations. Ultimately, the symposium provides knowledge and skills related to the teaching of large classes that participants will find immediately useful.

Attendance is limited to 150 participants

Early Bird Registration ends January 15th


Lodging & Travel



Symposium Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Opening Remarks & Keynote
9:50 - 12:20 Workshop of your choice (included)
Workshop 1: Creating equality and student success in large class learning environments
Workshop 2: The art of teaching: Using acting techniques in the teaching/learning process
Workshop 3: Waking up the large lecture with group work to motivate learning
12:20 - 1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:50 - 2:40 Concurrent Session 1
3:00 - 3:50 Concurrent Session 2
4:00 - 5:00 Closing Keynote


Keynote Speakers