Apprenticeship in Teaching Program

Upcoming Workshops

CNDLS is pleased to offer a variety of workshops and programs to the Georgetown community listed on the calendar below. Our calendar also features programming offered by our campus partners. To access a full list of each month’s offerings, please click on the month listed to the left of this page. To have your teaching & learning-related events added to this calendar, please reach out to cndls@georgetown.edu and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We look forward to seeing you at a future event!

Register for AT Workshops
  • 16

    Jan

    AT Program: Introduction to Teaching Resources Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

    This orientation session serves as a welcome and introduction to the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program by CNDLS and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. You will meet other graduate students interested in the program and will find out about teaching resources available to you as a graduate student here at Georgetown. The Introduction to Teaching Resources is held at the beginning of each semester. Please note, if your class schedule prohibits your attendance at this orientation session, let us know of your interest via email. You are still welcome to enroll in other workshops. While a required program component, the introductory session is not a prerequisite for enrollment and participation in other program events.

  • 22

    Jan

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 Elective Workshop

    Lannan Room (New North 408)

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

    Join us for our first book discussion of Sarah Rose Cavanagh's /The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion/ on 1/22 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss the Introduction and Part One (chapter 1-2). Please note: anyone is welcome to join us for any of our four meetings, but in order to receive credit for an elective in the AT Program, you need to attend three of the four sessions. A copy of the book can be checked out from the CNDLS suite in Car Barn 314.

  • 22

    Jan

    AT Program: Course Design Elective Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

    1 P.M. - 3 P.M.

    How does one go about designing a course? This workshop will offer an overview of specific course design approaches from the literature and how to put those approaches into practice. The workshop will be practically oriented, giving participants the opportunity to begin intentionally designing effective learning spaces for their future students. Please come with a specific course in mind that you have not yet—but one day will or would like to—teach.

  • 29

    Jan

    AT Program: Dynamic Lecture Elective Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.

    Lectures and Active Learning - how do you run a course, and what, really, is the most effective way to teach? Lecturing is perhaps the most familiar form of university teaching. There's a great deal of talk about active learning. This workshop we'll focus on how both of these go together, on preparing effective lectures that are responsible to research and literature on the best practices of learning.

  • 5

    Feb

    AT Program and Inclusive Pedagogy Series: Principles and Practices of Inclusive Pedagogy Elective Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - NOON

    In any discipline or field, a key goal (and challenge) is supporting the learning of all students despite their many differences. Inclusive Teaching refers to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula, and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible to all. It means creating a learning environment where students, irrespective of their backgrounds, can maximize their own learning and the learning of others. This workshop will provide a space to discuss and explore principles and practices connected to inclusive teaching and learning, share strategies for applying these ideas to the classroom or other educational spaces, and think about who our students are, who we are, and how that informs what and how we teach. We will focus on pedagogical approaches that productively engage student identity and experience in the learning process and incorporate active learning techniques.

  • 12

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 Elective Workshop

    Lannan Room (New North 408)

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

    Join us for our second book discussion of Sarah Rose Cavanagh's /The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion/ on 2/12 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Chapter 3. Please note: anyone is welcome to join us for any of our four meetings, but in order to receive credit for an elective in the AT Program, you need to attend three of the four sessions. A copy of the book can be checked out from the CNDLS suite in Car Barn 314.

  • 14

    Feb

    AT Program: Structuring a Seminar Course Elective Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.

    This workshop will focus on how to effectively structure and run a seminar course, with guest speakers from two on campus departments. More information will be forthcoming in the near future.

  • 26

    Feb

    AT Program: Effective Classroom Interaction Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - NOON

    This workshop covers various types of classroom interaction including lecture, discussion, and other activities that can be used in both small and large classes. Principles and practices of active learning are discussed, with an overall emphasis on techniques for student participation.

  • 12

    Mar

    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

    Lannan Room (New North 408)

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

    Join us for our third book discussion of Sarah Rose Cavanagh's /The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion/ on 3/12 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Chapter 4. Please note: anyone is welcome to join us for any of our four meetings, but in order to receive credit for an elective in the AT Program, you need to attend three of the four sessions. A copy of the book can be checked out from the CNDLS suite in Car Barn 314.

  • 14

    Mar

    AT Program: The Teaching Portfolio Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

    This workshop explains and demonstrates how to document and reflect on the knowledge and skills gained from your teaching experience through developing a professional teaching portfolio. We will illustrate the iterative and continuing nature of portfolio construction by demonstrating the revision process used in writing and revising a teaching philosophy statement. Participants will leave the workshop with a template for building their own teaching portfolios, as well as examples to support them in writing their own teaching philosophy statement. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A TEACHING TASK WRITING SESSION THE HOUR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE END OF THIS WORKSHOP.

  • 18

    Mar

    AT Program: Syllabus Design Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    3 P.M. - 5 P.M.

    Designing a syllabus is much more than picking out your readings. In this workshop we will cover the fundamental components and best practices of good syllabus design through discussion and a hands-on opportunity to practice “backwards design.” Participants should bring a syllabus or ideas for a syllabus to the workshop to develop and receive informal feedback from the group. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A TEACHING TASK WRITING SESSION THE HOUR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE END OF THIS WORKSHOP.

  • 26

    Mar

    AT Program: Technology Tools Elective Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    10 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.

    The use of technology in the classroom is inescapable. Undoubtedly you’ve heard of a host of new tools folks are using. Which tools are supported at Georgetown? What do they do? How might one effectively use them to support their teaching goals? Thankfully, a few of our experts from CNDLS are leading this workshop to provide guidance in these areas and help you get your hands dirty working with them. NOTE: Please bring your laptop; this will be a hands-on workshop.

  • 2

    Apr

    AT Program: Assessment and Grading Required Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

    10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

    In this workshop, participants will explore the theory and practice of assessing student learning, including ways to fairly and effectively grade student work. We will explore the different purposes you can bring to assessment, look at the way that different kinds of questions can assess different levels of student learning, and consider the threat of bias in grading. The workshop will also touch on your responsibilities with regard to the Honor System at Georgetown and how best to prevent plagiarism in student work.

  • 9

    Apr

    AT Program: Book Club 4:4 Elective Workshop

    Lannan Room (New North 408)

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

    Join us for our third book discussion of Sarah Rose Cavanagh's /The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion/ on 3/12 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Chapters 5, 6, and the Conclusion. Please note: anyone is welcome to join us for any of our four meetings, but in order to receive credit for an elective in the AT Program, you need to attend three of the four sessions. A copy of the book can be checked out from the CNDLS suite in Car Barn 314.

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Please note that, while Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) workshops are open to faculty, they are designed for graduate students. Presentations and many of the exercises are designed for instructors with relatively little teaching experience. Some workshops are more appropriate than others for those with more teaching experience. Faculty with a particular interest in one of the AT workshops should contact James Olsen before registering.