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Why five recipes are better than one

The cookbook, Simple to Spectacular, offers insights on more than just making a tasty dinner. In his quarterly note, Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff explains how it presents a fresh paradigm for learning that could help to foster more flexible and inclusive pathways in our education system.

In Brooklyn, high school class earns Stanford credits

An alum who teaches at Uncommon Charter High School brings lessons about Aristotle, Confucius, and Spike Lee to his students with the help of a Stanford lecturer and undergraduates.

Students at All City Leadership Academy in Brooklyn, New York

What I learned teaching Stanford CS for high school

In a article for the Stanford Daily, an instructor in Stanford Digital Education's computer science course explains how teaching teenagers from low-income communities made him aware of the barriers they face in pursuing an education.

Watch and learn: 3 takeaways for higher ed from 2022 edtech summit

Universities are losing students. Can edtech develop new pathways for upward mobility and fill the gap?

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Changing Course

A Spotlight on Innovations in Instruction

Stanford Medical School Lecturer Jan DeNofrio discusses a novel clerkship in palliative care for medical students, combining in-person and online lessons.

Map of engagement hubs on Stanford campus

Where we engage

This interactive map illustrates the more than 110 community engagement hubs at Stanford. Through the involvement of faculty, staff and students and support from dedicated resources, they engage in sustained community partnerships. Users can explore by thematic area, school or unit and find contact information along with one featured example of each hub's work.

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Honoring Pride

Here’s an excellent online guide, LGBTQ and Education, recently posted on the Stanford Libraries website to help educators observe the annual June Pride celebration, which commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, Composed by the head of Cubberley Education Library, Kathryn Kerns, the resource includes recent e-books and printed books, background reading, reference volumes, journals, databases and websites.

In the Media
Recent stories and podcasts involving Stanford Digital Education.

China may overtake the US as a world leader in higher education, World Journal, June 24, 2022. 

The future of digital educationRaising Problem Solvers (podcast), April 19, 2022. 

Edtech is looking to build tools to foster student engagement. Can that scale?

EdSurge, April 11, 2022.

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July 13
"Openstax: 10 years of publishing and the future of OER." This webinar features Daniel Williams, Openstax's managing director, speaking on the first decade of the non-profit, which was started by Rice University; the growth of open educational resources over that time; and opportunities he sees for the future. Hosted by SREB, the Southern Regional Education Board. Noon, Eastern time.

July 27
“Other People’s Colleges: The Origins of American Higher Education Reform,” a book conversation with author Ethan Ris, assistant professor of educational leadership at University of Nevada, Reno, and Eddie Cole, associate professor at UCLA School of Education and Information Studies. 4-5 p.m. Pacific time. Part of the Academic Innovation for the Public Good series, organized by Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College. 

Aug. 22
Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting IDEAL Pedagogy team project proposals to enhance equity and inclusion in student learning. Applications should explain how the project is tailored to the team’s department’s or program’s pedagogical needs. Projects can be anything from redesigning assessments in a gateway course to increasing diverse representation across the curriculum. Applicants must be affiliated with Stanford and will be eligible for resources, mentorship, feedback and modest financial support from the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) Pedagogy Program. Applications accepted until Aug. 22. 

Aug. 24
“Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring,” a book conversation with author Marybeth Gasman, professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, and Mari Castañeda, dean of Commonwealth Honors College at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 4- 5pm PDT. This is part of the Academic Innovation for the Public Good series, organized by Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College.  

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Career Opportunities

Academic Technology SpecialistStanford University's Continuing Studies Program is seeking an Academic Technology Specialist to join its Learning, Design, and Technology Team, which helps to manage the program's online learning initiative and to use educational technologies across all of its offerings. Responsibilities include managing the program's Zoom account, coordinate and support the use of Zoom, and provide support and direction for virtual events such as webinars. This is a hybrid position, requiring two to three days on campus per week.

Associate Provost of Continuing and Digital Learning: The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City has created this new position to extend its educational reach through the application of a such modes of content-delivery as certificates, modules and lifelong learning opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, professional, alumni and other lifelong learners. Reporting to the Provost, this executive will have accountability for the conception, strategy and implementation of academic, life-long learning and certificate programs at affordable tuition rates to enable broad global student access.

Business Director: CMU Online, at Carnegie Mellon University, is expanding its online graduate and professional portfolio, and this position will play a key role in building that out. Key responsibilities include setting and implementing vision for new online offerings, including strategic planning and business growth, and monitoring/managing program enrollments, outcomes, and other KPIs. Qualifications: academic and/or continuing education management experience, with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strategic planning, new business development, team building, leadership, and fiscal management. This position will be posted at in mid-July. Until then, feel free to reach out to Marsha Lovett ( with questions or other inquiries.
Digital Community & Social Media Specialist: Stanford Digital Education has an opening for a job to grow its digital community and advance its outreach, communications, and engagement goals. Responsibilities include producing and curating digital content (including video & audio, digital media content, written stories, etc.); developing social media channels, blogs, and the SDE website; and analyzing how content is performing. This position is eligible to be fully remote.

Education Manager: The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Education Manager. The position reports to the Associate Director and administers the center’s student programming such as a summer internship program, a three week travel-study course, and  an introductory course on the American West. The Education Manager is responsible for logistics, program budgets, vendor selection and management, marketing and publicity, scheduling, and related administrative support for the faculty director.

Executive Director of Faculty Engagement and Early Career Development Programs and Director of IDEAL Fellows Program: In support of Stanford's IDEAL Engagement objectives, this position does strategic planning, curriculum and program development, communications and direction of complex, interconnected early career faculty development and faculty engagement programs. (IDEAL is Stanford’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment initiative.) Programs under the direction of this position include new faculty orientation, writing productivity workshops and retreats, career development workshops and engagement events for new and junior faculty. 

Financial Management Analyst: This position plays a crucial role at Duke Leaning Innovation in supporting the work of its four teams and helping it stay on track with its budget throughout the year. The job has a variety of budget and management responsibilities and financial services duties, as well as handling some administrative support. 

Head of Learning: Laboratoria, a nonprofit with efforts under way in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, aims to help more women in Latin America pursue careers in technology. It seeks a head of learning for its new ventures team. The unit is currently focused on designing and building a digital learning platform where women from Latin America can develop new skills, build relationships and start and accelerate their careers in technology. Job is remote. Must speak Spanish.

Multimedia Services CoordinatorSkyline College,  part of the San Mateo County Community College District , seeks a Multimedia Services Coordinator to assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of services, such as support of classroom instructional technology and media equipment/supplies, support of non-classroom media equipment/supplies, fulfillment of audio/visual needs for campus events, coordination of the purchase of instructional technology and media equipment/supplies, design of innovative teaching and learning spaces, creation of documentation to support end-users, and training for users on the selection and use of media equipment/supplies. 

Program Manager, Strategic Research & Market Analysis: This position is at ITHAKA, a nonprofit with the mission to expand access to knowledge and education around the world with such services as Artstor, JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. The Program Manager will serve as part of the cross-functional team dedicated to mapping and scouting the organization’s future. Reporting to the Vice President, Organizational Strategy and Libraries, Scholarly Communications and Museums, Ithaka S + R, the Program Manager will work cross-functionally with internal research and consulting teams as well as business development and R&D teams.

Teaching Fellows Coordinator (TFC): Stanford Digital Education invites you to help shepherd a novel course that aims to advance a new model of equity-driven digital learning at Stanford for high school students from low-income communities. The TFC will help to manage in Fall 2022 a specially designed version of an introductory Stanford computer science course (CS 105) that has the rigors of a Stanford course with the scaffolding needed for high school instruction.  Responsibilities include hiring and training about 20 teaching fellows and meeting with the course leaders to help develop and prepare the course. This is the second time Stanford is offering CS105 for dual credit – meaning it will carry both Stanford and high school credit. The job is 1-10 hours per week for July-September and 10-15 hours per week for September through January.

Teaching Fellows (TFs): Stanford Digital Education seeks TFs to present course material and teach high school students in weekly section meetings of an introductory Stanford computer science course, CS 105. The course, to be offered in Fall 2022, combines college-level rigor with high-school-level scaffolding, and is made available nationwide in Title I high schools which serve predominantly low-income communities. This is the second time Stanford is offering CS105 for dual credit – meaning it will carry both Stanford and high school credit. The job is 10-12 hours per week, from Aug. 15 to Jan. 15.

Land Acknowledgment
Consistent with our values of community and diversity, Stanford Digital Education seeks to recognize the Native Peoples whose ancestral homelands we now inhabit across the United States, as well as to honor and make visible, in particular, the University's relationship to the First People who once lived on the land that is now the Stanford campus. We invite you to read our statement on our commitment to this issue.

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