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.

 

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!

  • 9

    Jan

    Teach the Speech Teach-In

    As part of Georgetown’s “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative, please join us for a half-day faculty and staff gathering to examine how we might “Teach the Speech” in our courses and campus work this spring. This year, the selected speech is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. The event will begin with a community gathering for lunch, followed by a 12:00 PM keynote speech by Clarence E. Hardy III, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the History of American Christianity at Yale Divinity School. After the keynote, Georgetown faculty and staff will reflect on their own experiences teaching the speech, and then there will be a design workshop for incorporating this year's speech.

    Hosted and facilitated by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) & the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)

    Copley Formal Lounge
    11:30 AM

  • 17

    Jan

    AT Program: Introduction to Teaching Resources Required Workshop

    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, please 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.

    HFSC: Social Room
    1:00 PM

  • 19

    Jan

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our first book discussion of Small Teaching on 1/19 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss the introduction and part one (chapters 1-3). 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.

    Lannan Room (New North 408)
    10:00 AM

  • 29

    Jan

    AT Program: Teaching with Technology Elective Workshop

    Description TBA.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 9

    Feb

    AT Program: Thresholds and Bottlenecks Elective Workshop

    'Threshold concepts' refer to a theory about the nature of learning within a discipline—that in studying a given discipline there are key concepts that, once learned, irrevocably transform the way we perceive the subject. 'Bottlenecks' are likewise a discipline-specific phenomenon and refer to key pinch points where students commonly struggle. Identifying and planning for thresholds and bottlenecks are an important part of course design, pedagogical practice, and assessment.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 14

    Feb

    AT Program: Approaches to Teaching Writing Elective Workshop

    TBA

    HFSC: Social Room
    3:00 PM

  • 16

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our second book discussion of Small Teaching on 2/16 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss chapters 4 and 5. 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.

    Lannan Room (New North 408)
    10:00 AM

  • 21

    Feb

    AT Program: Implicit Bias in the Classroom and What You Can Do About It Elective Workshop

    In this workshop, we’ll explore a dilemma; on the one hand, unconscious biases are a normal, natural result of the workings of the human mind, and so we all have them; on the other hand, these biases (especially given the way they crop up around social dimensions like race, gender, sexuality, and so on) can hamper our ability to teach all of our students equally well. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help us become more self-aware and begin pushing back against our biases. This workshop will focus on concrete things we can do to keep unconscious bias out of our pedagogy.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 28

    Feb

    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

  • 13

    Mar

    AT Program: The Syllabus: A Conceptual Tool for Course Design Required Workshop

    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.

    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.