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!

November 2017

  • 1

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Social Media Marketing

    This workshop will introduce some of the concepts, platforms, and tools in the Social Media landscape. Participants will discuss social media engagement, how to set and implement specific goals & strategies, and get hands-on experience with Facebook Pages and Twitter. < ahref="http://bit.ly/2xAKPaf">To register, click here.

    Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    10:00 AM

  • 2

    Nov

    VET Ally Program for Faculty: How to Support Your Military-Connected Students

    Spanning all schools and demographic groups and numbering close to 1,100 at Georgetown University, our military-connected students (active duty, veterans, reserves, spouses, and children of service members) are a substantial and important part of our community. How can we make sure our classrooms are working for them? This offering session of the Veteran Education Training (VET) Ally Program, conducted by Georgetown’s Veterans Office and co-sponsored by CNDLS, is designed to introduce faculty to the contributions and challenges America's military service members and families face here, and to help faculty develop the resources and skills to support these students. By becoming a VET Ally, faculty you can help create an open environment for military-connected students and contribute to their success as they reintegrate into academic and professional society. There are limited seats for this year's training, so please register ASAP.

    HFSC Social Room
    11:00 AM

  • 2

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Intro to Illustrator

    In this workshop participants will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and creating basic vector paths. This workshop will cover the Adobe Illustrator interface, including artboards, toolbars and layers. The course will focus on to creating basic vector shapes with the curvature tools and complex shapes with the pen and pencil tools. To register, click here.

    Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    2:00 PM

  • 2

    Nov

    Ireland in Space: Exhibition Launch and Reception: "Jews in Irish Literature"

    This traveling exhibition, the result of an AHRC-funded collaboration between Ulster University and the National University of Ireland Galway, will be launched by Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar and Deputy President of NUI Galway and lead researcher on the project. There will be brief responses by Lindsay Kaplan (Associate Professor of English, Georgetown) and Keren Hammerschlag (Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown).

    There will be a reception following the launch. More information about the exhibition and its researchers can be found on the project website.

    Copley Formal Lounge
    Georgetown University
    6:30 PM

  • 3

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Feminist Wearable Workshop

    Led by Professor Amanda Phillips, Department of English, in collaboration with the HASTAC 2017 conference

    Wearable technologies, from smart watches to fitness trackers, are becoming ubiquitous. They help us to organize our lives, stay connected to our media platforms, and to understand more about our daily habits. For better or worse, these gadgets are beginning to affect how we relate to our bodies and to each other.

    But wearables do not begin or end with commercial offerings. There are plenty of ways to design and make your own! This workshop will center on the Arduino LilyPad, a small computer designed to be sewn into circuits with conductive thread. LilyPads are excellent for learning basic techniques of coding and interface design for wearables.

    The Feminist Wearables Workshop will explore the LilyPad as a technological platform, but we will also engage in a consideration of how wearables, and the techniques and skills that support them, make explicit the tangible, the situated, and the embodied in our lives and learning processes. Working with the LilyPad will enable us to ask questions about gender, labor, and technology. How do technologies and coding practices become gendered? What do wearables tell us about our bodies? Can we design them for socially conscious purposes?

    Join us for an afternoon of coding, community, and circuitry. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    1:45 PM

  • 3

    Nov

    Ireland in Space: Keynote Lecture: “Contested Spaces: Rethinking the Role of Religion in Political Life”

    Professor Linda Hogan is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender.

    Reiss Hall 103
    Georgetown University
    3:30 PM

  • 4

    Nov

    Ireland in Space: Keynote Lecture: “Where the Bodies Are Buried: Seamus Heaney’s Political Geography”

    Michael Valdez Moses grew up in Los Angeles and was educated at Harvard, New College, Oxford, and the University of Virginia. He is an author, and his main interests are in modern comparative literature (especially British, Irish and postcolonial), the history of film, and in the interdisciplinary study of literature, political philosophy, and economics. Professor Moses is an affiliated member of the faculty in the Program in Literature and a founding member of the Gerst Program for Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies at Duke. He is former Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department.

    Reiss Hall 112
    Georgetown University
    1:30 PM

  • 5

    Nov

    Doyle Film & Culture Series: Caesar Post-Show Discussion

    The Doyle Film & Culture Series is partnering with the Theater and Performance Studies for the Sunday, November 5 matinee performance of Casear. The second film in the 2017-18 season, Caesar begs many questions, including what happens when one man seeks absolute power through populism? How susceptible are the People to the persuasion of compelling rhetoric? Is it ever justifiable to use violence to protect a democracy? Join us for a post-show discussion with students and faculty, probing further into these themes.

    Gonda Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center
    2:00 PM

  • 6

    Nov

    Facilitation Skills for Effective Teaching

    Classrooms are intergroup spaces that require intentional facilitation in order to optimize student learning. This 90-minute workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and practice a series of skills for facilitating classroom discussions, with an emphasis on increasing student engagement and participation. Part of the Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series.

    Leavey Program Room
    11:30 AM

  • 8

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Workshop: Intro to Photoshop

    Participants will be introduced to the Photoshop workspace and terminology, as well as basic Photoshop concepts including layers, managing text, making selections, compositing images, and cleaning up images. After learning the basic concepts, participants will have hands-on time to develop their digital marketing design skills using Photoshop. Click here to register

    Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    2:00 PM

  • 8

    Nov

    Maker Hub Workshop: Plushies and Pillows

    Join us for the Maker Hub’s first ever Pillow and Plushie workshop! Learn how to measure and cut patterns, sew the fabric, and stuff with fluff for an awesome decorative and squishy result! Feel free to bring your own fabric, old T-shirts, etc., or try it out with some of the fabric available at the Maker Hub. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    5:30 PM

  • 14

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Workshop: LinkedIn Makeover

    During this workshop participants will learn the best practices of creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract potential employers and expand one's professional network. Participants will also have a chance to get a professional headshot taken in a studio setting. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Click here to register.

    Willbert B. Dubin Memorial Classroom (Floor 1, Lauinger Library
    2:00 PM

  • 14

    Nov

    Maker Hub Workshop: Fun with Soldering

    Solder is the glue that holds the world of electronics together. Whether you are fixing a broken lamp, putting together a kit, or building your own project from scratch, soldering is an indispensable skill. While it can seem intimidating at first, soldering is easy to learn, inexpensive, and a valuable life skill. In this workshop, participants will learn through-hole soldering on a practice board, then proceed to build a simple project they can take with them. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    5:30 PM

  • 15

    Nov

    Planning and Reviewing Test Items: How to Use Test Blueprints and Item Analysis to Create Better Exams Workshop with Dr. Carrie Chen

    CENTILE Workshop
    Successful development of exams depend both on effective planning before and careful review after the exam. The use of blueprints in planning, to design an exam and develop test items, helps ensure exam content is representative of course content and expectations. Post hoc analysis of the exam and test items allow evaluation of the exam’s performance and identification of problematic items. This workshop will introduce the concept of test blueprinting and item analysis in the development of multiple choice exams. Participants will be able to practice creating and using a test blueprint and interpreting item statistics for questions on a multiple choice exam.
    To register, please click here.

    Location TBD
    Please email CENTILE@georgetown.edu for more information
    12:00 PM

  • 15

    Nov

    Conversation with Cathy N. Davidson, Author of “The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux”

    Join Georgetown University President DeGioia and Designing the Future(s) of the University for a conversation, book signing, and reception with Cathy N. Davidson, Ph.D., who is the author of The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux. To register for the event, click here.

    Riggs Library, Third Floor, Healy Hall
    4:30 PM

  • 15

    Nov

    Maker Hub Workshop: Exploring the World of Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is the $35 computer that is revolutionizing the way we create, teach, and innovate. Due to its low-cost, ease of use, and strong community, the Pi democratizes access to technology, opening new pathways for education, entrepreneurship and social impact where previously costs would have been prohibitive.

    In this two-hour session, led by educator and tinkerer Ron Henderson, we’ll look at a wide range of uses for the Raspberry Pi, with a focus on uses of relevance to the Georgetown Community.

    We’ll get hands-on with several introductory projects that illustrate the basic principles of raspberry pi, making music, controlling physical devices, even live-coding in Minecraft!

    We’ll then brainstorm ways that you could apply the technology to your own courses, programs, initiatives, and general fun-having.

    Participants can expect to walk away with an understanding of the Raspberry Pi ecosystem and community resources; exposure to a variety of programming interfaces for graphics, sound, physical computing, and gaming; and a bunch of new ideas for how the Pi can enhance their work and leisure.

    There will be sufficient Raspberry Pi workstations set up for pair-programming, but if you want to walk away with your work, you can buy your own Raspberry Pi in advance and bring it to work on. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    5:30 PM

  • 20

    Nov

    Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Workshops for Graduate Students

    Are you a grad student preparing a thesis or dissertation?

    Join the Georgetown University Library for an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) orientation workshop. The sessions will provide an overview of the ProQuest submission process including:

    • Distribution options
    • The difference between Traditional and Open Access Publishing
    • Protecting your copyright
    • How ProQuest and DigitalGeorgetown relate to each other
    • What DigitalGeorgetown can offer you

    These workshops will provide an overview of the submission process for MA and PhD theses and explain the various submission options that are available on the ProQuest submission platform and how these options affect the distribution of a thesis. It will also touch on the relevant copyright concerns for theses as publicly accessible documents. To RSVP, email digitalscholarship@georgetown.edu.

    Murray Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    1:00 PM

  • 28

    Nov

    Maker Hub Workshop: Designing for the Laser Cutter

    The Universal VLS4.60 Laser cutter is one of the most powerful, fast, and easy-to-use tools in the Maker Hub. The detail and precision of the Laser Cutter empowers both artistic and practical projects, and the speed makes it even more useful than the 3D printers for prototyping. In this workshop, we'll introduce you to the types of materials that can be used in the laser cutter, some useful online resources for generating designs, and techniques in Illustrator and Photoshop to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    5:30 PM

  • 28

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Logo Design with Illustrator

    This workshop will cover the basics of logo design, as well as some helpful tools and tips for creating projects in Illustrator. Participants will learn about key elements of successful logos, follow a short demo, and have time to create a logo of their own. Click here to register.

    Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    6:00 PM

  • 29

    Nov

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Social Media Workshop

    This workshop will cover some of the concepts, platforms, and tools in the Social Media landscape. Participants will discuss social media engagement, how to set and implement specific goals & strategies, and get hands-on experience developing a professional social media presence. Click here to register.

    Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    10:00 AM

  • 29

    Nov

    Introduction to Text Mining

    During this workshop, participants will get an overview of text mining and how it can be used in research. Participants will get guidance and hands-on experience using serval basic text mining tools. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the basics of text mining and be able extract information from texts relevant to their research. Click here to register.

    Willbert B. Dubin Memorial Classroom (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    2:00 PM

  • 29

    Nov

    Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Workshops for Graduate Students

    Are you a grad student preparing a thesis or dissertation?

    Join the Georgetown University Library for an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) orientation workshop. The sessions will provide an overview of the ProQuest submission process including:

    • Distribution options
    • The difference between Traditional and Open Access Publishing
    • Protecting your copyright
    • How ProQuest and DigitalGeorgetown relate to each other
    • What DigitalGeorgetown can offer you

    These workshops will provide an overview of the submission process for MA and PhD theses and explain the various submission options that are available on the ProQuest submission platform and how these options affect the distribution of a thesis. It will also touch on the relevant copyright concerns for theses as publicly accessible documents. To RSVP, email digitalscholarship@georgetown.edu.

    Murray Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    4:00 PM

  • 29

    Nov

    Maker Hub Workshop: Building Devices for the Internet of Things

    Does your refrigerator talk to your toaster? Does your front door tell your stereo to play “Hail to the Chief” when you come home? Thanks to the Internet of Things, it may soon do that and more!

    The “Internet of Things” concept describes a world where common devices are empowered to electronically communicate with each other through the internet. This includes “Smart Home” technology, wearable health monitors, real-time environmental sensors, and more. This sector is expected to be worth around $500B or more by 2020. Cheap programmable devices such as Arduino and the ESP8266 chip, as well as the IoT switchboard software Spacebrew make it easy to rapidly prototype your own IoT devices and get in on the ground floor of this rapidly growing field.

    In the Maker Hub, we use IoT technology to allow a 1950’s jukebox controller to stream Spotify stations, and to alert us when a visitor walks in the door. Let see what you come up with!

    In this workshop, participants will build their own “internet of things” devices using arduinos, sensors, and the ESP8266 chip, and make them communicate with each other using the Spacebrew switchboard. Click here to register.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    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.