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.

 

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

    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 third 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

  • 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

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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.