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!

  • 19

    Jan

    Teach the Speech Teach-In

    Each year, Georgetown faculty, staff, and students across campuses and schools read and reflect on one of Dr. King's speeches or texts during the the Spring semester. For 2021, the project will focus on Dr. King’s 1965 speech entitled “Our God is Marching On.” In honor of the late Congressman John Lewis, and in recognition of the pivotal role of students in the Civil Rights movement and current fight for racial justice, we also offer Congressman Lewis’ unedited speech from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, given when he was head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

    The Teach-In will feature three mini-keynote addresses followed by a Q&A and dialogue among our three speakers. Our keynote speakers will offer remarks on the context of the United States at the time that Dr. King and Congressman Lewis offered their speeches and their reflections for today as they relate to racial justice. We'll begin with gathering time and music for the first half hour, with the official program beginning at 12:00 PM ET.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for and learn more about Teach the Speech

    11:30 AM

  • 27

    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. 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. 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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    10:00 AM

  • 2

    Feb

    AT Program: Course Design Required Workshop

    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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    12:30 PM

  • 4

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 Elective Workshop

    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 "When Students Have Power" by Ira Shor. For this meeting, please read chapters 1-2. 1: The Siberian Syndrome: Students as Exiles in the Culture War of the Classroom 2: Sharing Power, Democratizing Authority, and Mediating Resistance

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 AM

  • 9

    Feb

    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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    2:00 PM

  • 22

    Feb

    AT Program: Syllabus 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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    10:00 AM

  • 25

    Feb

    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 Elective Workshop

    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 "When Students Have Power" by Ira Shor. For this meeting, please read chapters 3-4. 3: Escaping Siberia: Students Ask, "Why Come to Class?" 4: Power-Sharing and the Birth of the "After-Class Group"

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 AM

  • 4

    Mar

    AT Program: Effective Classroom Interaction Required Workshop

    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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    3:30 PM

  • 10

    Mar

    AT Program: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Elective Workshop

    Description TBA. Stay tuned as we plan this workshop.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 AM

  • 11

    Mar

    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

    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 "When Students Have Power" by Ira Shor. For this meeting, please read chapters 5-6. 5: The "After-Class Group" Constructs the Unknown 6: Power Is Knowledge - "Positive Resistance" and "Ultra-Expectations"

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 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.