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!

  • 22

    Oct

    AT Program: Using Canvas to Engage Students Effectively Elective Workshop

    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.

    Car Barn 315
    10:00 AM

  • 22

    Oct

    CSJ ABCs

    Introducing CSJ ABCs! We invite all Georgetown community members involved in DC community-based education work to our monthly ABCs featuring caramel-Apples and toppings, Button-Making, and Community. All interested in learning more about CSJ welcome. No registration; just stop by!

    Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
    2:00 PM

  • 23

    Oct

    CSJ Workshop: An Introduction to Working with Students with Disabilities

    This workshop will provide a brief overview of disability law and inclusive strategies when working with tutees/mentees with disabilities. With light lunch! Please tell us you are coming.

    Linguistics Dept Conference Room (2nd floor, Poulton Hall)
    12:00 PM

  • 24

    Oct

    CSJ hosts Dr. Donaldo Macedo

    CSJ hosts Dr. Donaldo Macedo, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, as the first of our Consciousness at the Margins speakers. Dr. Macedo's public lecture is: Critical Educators’ Recusal to De-Guccify: Anti-Praxis in Situated Written Critical Discourse. Professors Nicholas Subtirelu and Fida Adely will serve as respondents. A light reception will follow. This event is open to all - please RSVP here. This Global Humanities speaker series is funded by the Office of the VP for Global Engagement and Georgetown College.

    Arrupe Multipurpose Room, Pedro Arrupe, SJ Residence Hall
    4:00 PM

  • 24

    Oct

    An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. Moderated by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Jose Antonio Vargas will be at Georgetown University on October 24th to discuss his new memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. A book signing and reception will follow.

    Gaston Hall
    6:00 PM

  • 25

    Oct

    AT Program: Assessment and Grading Required Workshop

    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.

    HFSC Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 25

    Oct

    Digital Learning Webinar Series: Introduction to Web Accessibility in Canvas

    All students should have equal access to educational opportunities. The challenges faced by students with disabilities have been exacerbated by digital technologies. This webinar introduces fundamental principles and best practices that should be adopted to improve the accessibility of courses in Canvas. These best practices benefit all students, especially those with hearing and vision impairment. Through this webinar, faculties will learn the basic steps to implement accessible Canvas content, including creating accessible page structure, lists, hyperlinks and images. We will also recommend resources for further research. The presentation portion of the Webinar will be recorded and made available as a resource on the CNDLS website. Register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/WebAccessibilityCanvas

    Online via Zoom
    12:00 PM

  • 25

    Oct

    Postgraduate Opportunities in Teaching and Education Fair and Panel

    Join us for a combined mini information fair followed by a panel discussion with partners in the field of education. Informal Q&A will follow the panel. Confirmed participants include Urban Teachers, KIPP DC, Inspired Teaching, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), Teach for America, and Georgetown's Masters in Educational Transformation.These events are co-sponsored with the Cawley Career Education Center and Program on Education, Inquiry, and Justice. These events are part of CSJ's annual Options Series. Please RSVP for these and other Options Series events.

    Cawley Career Education Center, First Floor Leavey Center
    3:00 PM

  • 26

    Oct

    CSJ Workshop: African American Language: From the Community to the Classroom

    African American Language: From the Community to the Classroom with Minnie Quartey (C'05, G'06, current PhD student in Linguistics). This workshop will explore African American Language (AAL) and some of its linguistic features. We will examine written data from AAL speakers and learn to differentiate between grammatical errors and codeswitching in the students' writing. We will also discuss the effects of linguistic discrimination in the classroom and highlight some linguistic intervention programs that have helped speakers excel in the educational arena. This workshop is meant to serve as an introduction to African American Language, but there will be time for questions so other topics may be delved into more deeply. With snacks! Please tell us you are coming.

    Healey Family Student Center Social Room
    3:30 PM

  • 26

    Oct

    Education Week Reflection Dinner

    Enjoy community, Qdoba dinner, and reflection. Please let us know you are coming so that we can order the appropriate amount of food.

    Healey Family Student Center Social Room
    5:00 PM

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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.