Events & Workshops

In collaboration with the Gelardin New Media Center, CNDLS is pleased to offer a variety of workshops for faculty and graduate students on a range of topics related to teaching practice and to technology. Brief descriptions follow below, along with links to register for these workshops.

 

  • 8

    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.

    Copley Formal Lounge
    12:00 PM

  • 14

    Sep

    AT Program: The Teaching Portfolio Required Workshop

    How do you best demonstrate the depth and scope of your teaching skills and experiences? In this workshop, we will examine and work on how you might document and reflect on the knowledge and skills gained from your teaching experience by developing a professional teaching portfolio. We will illustrate the iterative and continuing nature of portfolio construction. Participants will be guided in designing an online portfolio and composing their own teaching philosophy statement. Additionally, they will receive instruction on how to make use of this portfolio during their time in the AT Program, on the job market, and throughout their teaching careers.

    HFSC: Social Room
    1:00 PM

  • 28

    Sep

    AT Program: Teaching At-Risk and Non-Traditional Students Elective Workshop

    Students come to our classrooms from diverse learning and life experiences. In addition to the more apparent dimensions of diversity such as gender, ethnic and linguistic variation, students may also bring to class 'invisible' differences such as cognitive styles, learning disabilities, and other personal factors that make them 'at-risk' or 'non-traditional' students. How do we address this diversity of learning backgrounds and life circumstances? This workshop will feature of a panel of experts from across campus who work regular with such students. Participants will receive a more comprehensive picture of Georgetown students today, some of their key struggles, and practical ways in which professors and TAs can design their courses to maximize students’ learning experience.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 6

    Oct

    AT Program: Teaching as Scholarly Practice Elective Workshop

    Although higher education often defines research and teaching as separate (if mutually beneficial) activities, many faculty not only bring their research into the classroom, they also do research on students’ learning. This workshop will introduce you to this type of research. We’ll consider the questions you have about students’ learning, ideas about how to gather and analyze evidence to answer those questions, and opportunities for presenting and publishing in scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

    HFSC: Social Room
    1:00 PM

  • 14

    Oct

    AT Program: Teaching with Technology Elective Workshop

    TBA

    HFSC: Social Room
    2:00 PM

  • 6

    Nov

    AT Program: Syllabus Design Required Workshop

    In this workshop we will discuss the fundamental components of a good syllabus as well as organizational approaches to designing them. In light of these components and approaches, we will discuss best practices of syllabus design through past examples. Participants should bring a syllabus or ideas for a syllabus to the workshop to receive informal feedback from the group.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 10

    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. Possible additional topics include the use of online communication environments to enhance class interactions both in and outside the classroom.

    HFSC: Social Room
    1:00 PM

  • 18

    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
    12:00 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.