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!

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  • 19

    Jan

    AT Program: Introduction to Teaching Resources Required Workshop

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    2 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

    This orientation session serves as a welcome and brief introduction to the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program by CNDLS and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Although an orientation of sorts, the workshop primarily focuses on teaching resources available to you as a graduate student here at Georgetown as well as strategies for tackling common issues you might face. Numerous difficulties arise as one teaches students, and the workshop's main message is: don't do it alone! Become familiar with the network of centers and the myriad resources available to help you — including other graduate students and the staff of the AT Program itself. The Introduction to Teaching Resources workshop is held at the beginning of each semester. Please note, if your class schedule prohibits attendance at this workshop, you are still welcome to enroll in other workshops. While a required program component, this workshop is not a prerequisite for enrollment and participation in other program events.

  • 26

    Jan

    AT Program: Syllabus Design Required Workshop

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    11 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

    Far more than a merely logistical document, the syllabus is often an instructor's opening move in their efforts to build a relationship with and shape students' learning experience. It is also the concrete public artifact that makes an instructor's course design visible. 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.”

  • 28

    Jan

    AT Program: STEM Panel Elective Workshop

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    2 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

    Join us on Friday, January 28 from 2 pm - 3:15 pm (ET) on Zoom. Hear from mathematics professor James Sandefur and professor of science education Cynthia Wei in a panel moderated by biology professor MC Chan. They'll discuss methods of teaching in STEM and would love to hear your questions!

  • 31

    Jan

    AT Program: Designing for Thriving in College Classes Elective Workshop

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    3:30 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.

    This workshop will introduce three underlying concepts of thriving during college—academic thriving, interpersonal thriving, and intrapersonal thriving—based on the work of Laurie Schreiner and others. We will look together at some examples of how classroom work can support students’ thriving, and we will then work in pairs or small groups on how to apply these concepts to your own course designs.

  • 3

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 Elective Workshop

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    11 A.M. - NOON

    Join us for our book club discussion. 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. This semester's book is "Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education" edited by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane, Meenakshi Chhabra, Marjorie A. Jones, and Deborah Spragg.

  • 10

    Feb

    AT Program: Reflective Teaching in Practice Required Workshop

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    12:30 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.

    Who are you or will you be as a teacher? I'll assume you've given me an answer. Now, what if I pushed back on you and demanded that you show me some evidence of your claim — what would you say? What evidence could you muster showing that the way you actually teach matches the values that you espouse? And what practices are you using to ensure that you continue to grow to become the kind of teacher that you want to be? Practices of self-reflection and metacognition is important for all learning — including the learning we all undergo as we develop as teachers. And that's what we're interested in with this workshop.

  • 15

    Feb

    AT Program: Effective Classroom Interaction Required Workshop

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    11 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

    Questions about motivating student engagement and interaction are among the most common posed by faculty. In this session, we are going to focus on the particular situation we are facing right now — which is engagement and interaction in the remote classroom setting. Specifically, the workshop will address ways in which what we ask our students to do asynchronously can help us engage with them more effectively when we do have the opportunity to meet synchronously. But fret not! These strategies are effective for a traditional classroom setting as well!

  • 17

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 Elective Workshop

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    11 A.M. - NOON

    Join us for our book club discussion. 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. This semester's book is "Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education" edited by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane, Meenakshi Chhabra, Marjorie A. Jones, and Deborah Spragg.

  • 22

    Feb

    AT Program: Course Design Required Workshop

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    9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.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. NOTE: This workshop is on Tuesday, but due to the holiday this day follows a Monday class schedule.

  • 1

    Mar

    AT Program: Assessment and Grading Required Workshop

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    12:30 P.M. - 1:45 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'll be covering a number of related topics: Assessment as caring, taxonomies of learning outcomes, our own goals for our students, the what and how of grading efficiently and fairly (including attention to our pre-existing biases), and issues and solutions in the domain of academic integrity.

  • 3

    Mar

    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

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    11 A.M. - NOON

    Join us for our book club discussion. 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. This semester's book is "Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education" edited by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane, Meenakshi Chhabra, Marjorie A. Jones, and Deborah Spragg.

  • 17

    Mar

    AT Program: Book Club 4:4 Elective Workshop

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    11 A.M. - NOON

    Join us for our book club discussion. 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. This semester's book is "Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education" edited by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane, Meenakshi Chhabra, Marjorie A. Jones, and Deborah Spragg.

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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.