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
  • 25

    Sep

    AT Program: Course Design Elective Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

    10 A.M. - 11:50 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.

  • 4

    Oct

    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 Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together at the Cafeteria? (Revised Ed.) on 10/4 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss chapters 4-5 from Part II. We also strongly encourage you to check out Dr. Tatum's keynote by visiting tlisi.georgetown.edu/past-tlisi/. 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.

  • 9

    Oct

    AT Program & Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series: Difficult Discussions Elective Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

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

    Instructors are often hesitant to introduce or unsure how to handle topics like racism, sexism, classism, and heterosexism in the classroom. Additionally, being blindsided by a student's insensitivity is perhaps a universal and universally difficult classroom experience. These situations pose challenges to instructors for how to handle both the issues and the passionate exchanges that may result. This interactive workshop offers two approaches to help. First, we discuss how to create a classroom culture conducive to exploring difficult discussions in a constructive manner. Second, we provide participants a space to share ideas and hear tips about what to do when classroom discussions take an unexpected turn.

  • 22

    Oct

    AT Program: Using Canvas to Engage Students Effectively Elective Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

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

    Georgetown is in the process of transitioning from Blackboard to using Canvas as its Learning Management System (LMS). Everyone's eager to learn more about Canvas and get comfortable with it as a platform. But rather than focus simply on becoming familiar with this new LMS, this workshop will discuss how one can use it effectively—beyond its function as an online repository of course readings or means of emailing students. In other words, this workshop will explore using Canvas effectively as a pedagogical tool to actively engage them.

  • 25

    Oct

    AT Program: Assessment and Grading Required Workshop

    HFSC Social Room

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

  • 29

    Oct

    AT Program: The Teaching Portfolio Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

    1:30 P.M. - 3:20 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.

  • 31

    Oct

    AT Program: Syllabus Design Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

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

  • 1

    Nov

    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 Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together at the Cafeteria? (Revised Ed.) on 9/13 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Part III (chapters 6-7). We also strongly encourage you to check out Dr. Tatum's keynote by visiting tlisi.georgetown.edu/past-tlisi/. 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.

  • 8

    Nov

    AT Program: Effective Classroom Interaction Required Workshop

    HFSC: Social Room

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

    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.

  • 6

    Dec

    AT Program: Book Club 4:4 Elective Workshop

    Lannan Room (New North 408)

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

    Join us for our final book discussion of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together at the Cafeteria? (Revised Ed.) on 9/13 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Chapters 8, 10, and the Epilogue. We also strongly encourage you to check out Dr. Tatum's keynote by visiting tlisi.georgetown.edu/past-tlisi/. 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.