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 and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We look forward to seeing you at a future event!

September 2017

  • 7


    Maker Hub Open House

    Come to the Maker Hub Open House and explore their workstations, from sewing and digital embroidery, to 3D printing and laser cutting, to electronics and woodworking. Learn how the Maker Hub can enhance your studies and amplify your learning experience. Check out the cool projects made by the Maker Hub Community and participate in fun making activities!

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    4:00 PM

  • 8


    Positive Collaboration in Online Learning Environments

    Teaching sensitive subjects—abortion, gun control, euthanasia—is always a challenge. How can instructors model and foster civil discourse on topics that are often emotional, personal, or politically polarizing for the students in their class?
    In many ways, this challenge is only compounded when the site instruction is moved from a traditional classroom setting to a digital learning environment, where the cloak of anonymity and awkwardness of asynchronous communication further handicap efforts at productive, collaborative engagement.
    Daniel Davis, a PhD candidate in Learner Modeling & Learning Analytics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, will share some principles for promoting effective collaboration online drawn from the empirical literature. A graduate of Georgetown’s own CCT program, Davis’s current research develops methods to gain a deeper understanding of how the design of online learning environments affects learner success and engagement, often by implementing and testing instructional interventions at scale.
    Please bring a bagged lunch to this informal presentation, where you'll learn data-supported principles for bridging the digital–classroom divide and supporting productive dialogue and collaboration. Healy 427 is on the fourth floor of Healy Hall, in the center of Georgetown's main green. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here for link to event

    Healy Hall 427 (fourth floor)
    12:00 PM

  • 11


    Project Rebirth Screening & Discussion: The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture

    The Library and the Library Associates will host Project Rebirth Screening & Discussion: The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture.
    This year's program will highlight Project Rebirth, an organization dedicated to supporting the survivors of catastrophic events including the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Project Rebirth's films facilitate powerful lessons on how human beings can build resilience personally, professionally and in their communities and organizations. These films are not part of the DigitalGeorgetown repository and are available to the entire Georgetown University community.

    This event will include a screening of selected clips from Project Rebirth as well as remarks from Brian Rafferty, (CAS'79), Georgetown Board of Regents, Chairman, Project Rebirth, Randy Bass, Vice-Provost for Education, Professor of English, Georgetown University, General George Casey (USA, Retired) (F’70), Georgetown Board of Directors and Bill Keegan, Founder and President of Heart 9/11.

    Click here to RSVP for the event by Friday, September 8, 2017

    Pierce Reading Room, Lauinger Library (third floor)
    6:00 PM

  • 18


    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.

    HFSC: Social Room
    10:00 AM

  • 19


    Safety Net Training: Caring for Students of Concern

    This Safety Net Training will help you gain knowledge and build competence and confidence with situations that involve Georgetown students’ health, wellness, and safety, especially around issues of depression, anxiety, extreme stress, suicidality, self-harm, and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The training is an opportunity to learn and talk about our students' health experiences and behaviors, campus resources, and effective ways to refer students to get the help they need.

    We encourage all new staff members to attend Safety Net Training, but the session is also for senior-level colleagues who have not attended recently. This event will be co-presented by Katie Boin, Director of Student Outreach and Support, and Carol Day, Director of Health Education Services, in partnership with the Engelhard Project.

    Lunch will be served at this event. You can sign up for Safety Net Training here.

    The Mortara Center
    12:00 PM

  • 20


    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 for the event.

    Maker Hub (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    4:30 PM

  • 22


    Friday Music Series: Music in 18th Century Italy

    Join the Library Associates and the Georgetown Music Program for the 2017 Opening Friday Music Series Lecture, Luncheon and Concert.

    The lecture will feature Anthony DelDonna, Professor of Musicology, Georgetown and Guido Olivieri, Senior Lecturer in Musicology, University of Texas at Austin and will take place 10:30 am in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor. The lecturers will discuss the concert's companion exhibition, Early Modern Italian Music.

    The concert will take place at 1:15 pm in McNeir Auditorium, New North Hall and will include a performance from Modern Musick, featuring Risa Browder, violin, Leslie Nero, violin, John Moran, cello and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.

    Click here to RSVP for the event.

    10:30 AM

  • 24


    Doyle Film & Culture Series: "Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)”

    Come join us for a screening of "Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)” and post-film Q&A with Professor Shareen Joshi. The film and discussion will explore many issues raised in the film, including gender relations in Indian society, religion and politics, British colonial rule, and how this time period set the stage for a couple hundred years of tremendous inequality in India's most populous provinces. This event is sponsored by the Doyle Program Film & Culture Series. Please RSVP, as dinner will be provided.

    Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
    4:00 PM

  • 27


    AT Program: Principles and Practices of Inclusive Pedagogy Elective Workshop

    In any discipline or field, a key goal (and challenge) is supporting the learning of all students despite their many differences. Inclusive Teaching refers to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula, and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible to all. It means creating a learning environment where students, irrespective of their backgrounds, can maximize their own learning and the learning of others. This workshop will provide a space to discuss and explore principles and practices connected to inclusive teaching and learning, share strategies for applying these ideas to the classroom or other educational spaces, and think about who our students are, who we are, and how that informs what and how we teach. We will focus on pedagogical approaches that productively engage student identity and experience in the learning process and incorporate active learning techniques.

    HFSC: Social Room
    12:30 PM

  • 28


    Maker Hub Workshop: Using the Vinyl Cutter

    A vinyl cutter is an easy-to-use, versatile tool for creating complex sticker designs that will look awesome on your laptop, car, dorm room, or anywhere else you want to express your creativity. In this workshop, will show you the basics of the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, the ins and outs of the design software, and techniques for getting your design smoothly applied to the target surface. Click here to register for the event.

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

  • 29


    Importance of Libraries in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Hayden

    The Library is delighted to announce that Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress will be making a special visit to campus on Friday, September 29. The Office of the President and the Library will be hosting a special lecture featuring Dr. Hayden in Copley Formal Lounge at 11:00am. Dr. Hayden will be sharing her thoughts on the importance of libraries in the digital age.

    Dr. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress and was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2016. A self-professed “accidental librarian”, Dr. Hayden has had an inspiring career in libraries, academics, and museums. Before being sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress in 2016, Dr. Hayden served for many years as the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that she was the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library. She has also taught as an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. You can learn more about Dr. Hayden’s career from her official Library of Congress Biography.

    Learn more and RSVP for this event through the Library’s event page.

    Copley Formal Lounge
    Georgetown University
    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.