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.

 

  • 11

    Sep

    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
    12:00 PM

  • 15

    Sep

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our first book discussion of What the Best College Teachers Do on 9/15 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Center (New North 408). In this session we will discuss chapters 1 and 2. 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 Center, New North 408
    10:00 AM

  • 20

    Sep

    AT Program: Teaching Assistant Core Principles Elective Workshop

    Teaching assistants fill a crucial and complicated role between students and faculty members. It can be challenging, negotiating relationships with all involved. Yet there are significant opportunities here, calling on you to build on your strengths as a student and developing scholar in order to become a professional teacher. To help you meet these challenges and opportunities, this workshop examines best practices drawn from the literature and experience, covers important resources for TAs here at Georgetown, and offers a space for participants to reflect on how to make the most of their experience as a TA.

    10:00 AM

  • 13

    Oct

    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

  • 16

    Oct

    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

  • 2

    Nov

    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
    3:00 PM

  • 9

    Nov

    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.

    HFSC: Social Room
    1:00 PM

  • 10

    Nov

    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our first book discussion of What the Best College Teachers Do on 11/10 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Center (New North 408). In this session we will discuss chapters 5 and 6. 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 Center, New North 408
    10:00 AM

  • 13

    Nov

    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. Participants will complete a Teaching Goals Inventory designed to help instructors be explicit about their goals for students' learning, and will be exposed to Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to use as ungraded feedback throughout the semester. 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

  • 1

    Dec

    AT Program: Book Club 4:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our first book discussion of What the Best College Teachers Do on 12/1 from 10-11 AM in New North 311. In this session we will discuss chapter 7 and the epilogue. 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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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.