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Jane Hirtle

Jane Hirtle

Graduate Teaching Fellow

Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Greater Nashville Area

I help individuals and groups develop their skills and knowledge, reach goals, and learn. I'm interested in research, teaching, coaching, and consulting opportunities that allow me to expand upon these interests. As a researcher, I design and run experiments on how young children learn to problem-solve from exploration and w...

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Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Graduate Teaching Fellow

Duties:
- Instructor of record for Certificate in College Teaching (CiCT) Program Practicum course
- Conduct one-on-one consultations with Vanderbilt teachers on teaching statements, methods, and technology
- Train new Teaching Affiliates
- Train incoming graduate teaching assistants
- Design and implement teaching workshops and other professional development events for graduate students collaboratively and independently
- Lesson planning, syllabus and course design

Vanderbilt University

PHD Graduate Student; Lab Manager

Primary Investigator:
Amy Needham, PhD.

Products:
- Manuscript preparation, revision, and publication in peer-reviewed journals
- Presentation at multiple local, national, and international conferences (TPA, CDS, ICIS, SRCD)

Duties:
- Recruitment of over 500 families with infants between 2.5 and 24 months of age
- Research design and data collection
- Data coding and analysis (SPSS, R, Excel)
- Grant writing
- Database management (RedCap, FileMaker Pro)
- Management of over 50 undergraduate research assistants (staff of 8-12 per semester)
- Mentoring of undergraduate Honors students (3)

Research topics:
- Cognitive and motor development in typically developing infants
- Development of tool use abilities in infancy
- Perception of and learning from video in infancy
- Development of reaching, grasping, and object exploration in infancy
- Cognitive and motor development in infants with Down syndrome