Events & Workshops

CNDLS is pleased to offer a variety of workshops for faculty and graduate students on a range of topics related to teaching practice and technology. Brief descriptions follow below, along with applicable registration information.


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    Safety Net Training: Caring for Students of Concern

    This Safety Net Training will help you gain knowledge and build competence and confidence with situations that involve Georgetown students’ health, wellness, and safety, especially around issues of depression, anxiety, extreme stress, suicidality, self-harm, and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The training is an opportunity to learn and talk about our students' health experiences and behaviors, campus resources, and effective ways to refer students to get the help they need.

    We encourage all new staff members to attend Safety Net Training, but the session is also for senior-level colleagues who have not attended recently. This event will be co-presented by Katie Boin, Director of Student Outreach and Support, and Carol Day, Director of Health Education Services, in partnership with the Engelhard Project.

    Lunch will be served at this event. You can sign up for Safety Net Training here.

    The Mortara Center
    12:00 PM

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    Maker Hub Workshop: Fun with Soldering

    Solder is the glue that holds the world of electronics together. Whether you are fixing a broken lamp, putting together a kit, or building your own project from scratch, soldering is an indispensable skill. While it can seem intimidating at first, soldering is easy to learn, inexpensive, and a valuable life skill. In this workshop, participants will learn through-hole soldering on a practice board, then proceed to build a simple project they can take with them. Click here to register for the event.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    4:30 PM

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    Friday Music Series: Music in 18th Century Italy

    Join the Library Associates and the Georgetown Music Program for the 2017 Opening Friday Music Series Lecture, Luncheon and Concert.

    The lecture will feature Anthony DelDonna, Professor of Musicology, Georgetown and Guido Olivieri, Senior Lecturer in Musicology, University of Texas at Austin and will take place 10:30 am in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor. The lecturers will discuss the concert's companion exhibition, Early Modern Italian Music.

    The concert will take place at 1:15 pm in McNeir Auditorium, New North Hall and will include a performance from Modern Musick, featuring Risa Browder, violin, Leslie Nero, violin, John Moran, cello and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.

    Click here to RSVP for the event.

    10:30 AM

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    Doyle Film & Culture Series: "Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)”

    Come join us for a screening of "Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)” and post-film Q&A with Professor Shareen Joshi. The film and discussion will explore many issues raised in the film, including gender relations in Indian society, religion and politics, British colonial rule, and how this time period set the stage for a couple hundred years of tremendous inequality in India's most populous provinces. This event is sponsored by the Doyle Program Film & Culture Series. Please RSVP, as dinner will be provided.

    Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
    4:00 PM

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    AT Program: Principles and Practices of Inclusive Pedagogy Elective Workshop

    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.

    HFSC: Social Room
    12:30 PM

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    Maker Hub Workshop: Using the Vinyl Cutter

    A vinyl cutter is an easy-to-use, versatile tool for creating complex sticker designs that will look awesome on your laptop, car, dorm room, or anywhere else you want to express your creativity. In this workshop, will show you the basics of the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, the ins and outs of the design software, and techniques for getting your design smoothly applied to the target surface. Click here to register for the event.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    5:30 PM

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    Education, Equity, and the Public Good: Talk by Dr. John King, Jr.

    Now more than ever we recognize the power inherent in the link among education, equity, and democracy. Join us for a robust discussion with Dr. John King, Jr. Dr. King’s work in schools, as Commissioner of Education in New York State, as Deputy Secretary and then Secretary of Education in the Obama Administration and now at The Education Trust has covered the entire scope of education policy in this country. Please RSVP here.

    Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by September 26, 2017 to A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after September 26, 2017.

    Georgetown University
    Reiss 112
    6:30 PM

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    AT Program: Strategies for Active Learning in and out of the Classroom Elective Workshop

    This workshop will share strategies and techniques for creating engaging learning activities and helping students overcome bottlenecks to understanding. The workshop will include examples of tools and resources to foster active learning.

    HFSC: Social Room
    3:00 PM

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    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our first book discussion of What the Best College Teachers Do on 10/13 from 10-11 AM in New North 311. In this session we will discuss chapters 3 and 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.

    New North 311
    10:00 AM

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    AT Program: The Teaching Portfolio Required Workshop

    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.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

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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.