CIDER Certificate Programs (enrollment open!)

New Faculty / Early Career Teaching Certificate

Interested in developing learner-centered teaching skills? Faculty within their first 6 years of full-time teaching in higher education are encouraged to apply to be a participant in this certificate program. Activities, topics, and interactions have been developed and customized to meet the pedagogical needs of those early in their career.

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Instructional Scholars Teaching Certificate

Want to immerse yourself in a community of teaching scholars? Faculty who have at least 6 years of full-time teaching experience in higher education are encouraged to apply to be a participant in this certificate program. The two-semester program emphasizes practical, theoretical, and empirical knowledge of scholarly teaching and learning, as well as the growth of curricular, strategic, and instructional skills through engagement in authentic instructional activities.

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Large Class Teaching Certificate

Teaching a large class? This certficate program focuses on effective and practical research-based approaches to learner-centered instruction in large classes. This certificate program will include both the nuts-and-bolts of large class logistics and fostering active learning/hands on, minds on instruction.

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CIDER Special Events

1st Annual Conference on Teaching Large Classes

The conference is a showcase for best practices in teaching and learning in large classes, as well as the research that provides evidence of best practices. Ultimately, the conference will provide knowledge and skills related to the teaching of large classes that participants will find immediately useful. Registration is open!

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2015 TEDxVirginiaTech (After Dark!)

The 4th Annual TEDxVirginiaTech is being held on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 pm at the new Moss Arts Center. All of the 2012-2014 TEDxVirginiaTech videos are now online! TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.


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2014-2015 Pedagogy in Practice Published

The Pedagogy in Practice publication provides an avenue to share the stories of Virginia Tech faculty members who are engaging students in rigorous and rewarding educational experiences through the creation of effective learner-centered pedagogy.

Aki Ishida
School of Architecture + Design
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John Chermak
Geosciences
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