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!

April 2018

  • 4

    Apr

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Social Media Marketing

    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

  • 4

    Apr

    Edible Book Festival

    The Georgetown University Library's Booth Family Center for Special Collections invites you to create books made of edible materials for everyone to enjoy. We have one rule only: Make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes or content. Over the years, “edible books” have been made from cake, breadsticks, chocolate, veggies, and matzo meal. Every entry provides some artsy good fun with a dash of creativity. For more information about the event, please click here.

    Murray Conference Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    3:00 PM

  • 10

    Apr

    CNDLS Webinar: Designing Interactive Syllabi

    Are you interested in redesigning your course syllabi to maximize student engagement? Do you want to create a student-centered learning space in your online course platforms? Join CNDLS for a webinar on Designing Interactive Syllabi from 3-4 pm on April 10. Interactive syllabi expand upon the content of a traditional syllabus in ways that allow students to actively explore, respond to, and participate in course content. This hour-long online webinar will examine the design and implementation of a student-centered, interactive syllabus on Canvas, Blackboard, or a similar platform or website. The practices in this session, while demonstrated in Canvas, can also be applied to other online platforms. Click here to register.

    Online webinar
    3:00 PM

  • 11

    Apr

    Podcasting

    In this workshop Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown, and an experienced podcaster, will discuss how faculty can bring their research to a broader audience through podcasts. Questions you will want to consider before starting a podcast include: how to translate scholarship into a compelling podcast, how to prepare for a podcast; how to identify and reach your target audience; and what challenges you might encounter. Nikoo Yahyazadeh, Multimedia Specialist at the Library's Gelardin New Media Center, will highlight podcasting equipment and services available to the Georgetown community.

    To register for this workshop, click here.

    Murray Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    12:00 PM

  • 17

    Apr

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Intro to Tableau

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. No coding or programming experience is required. Click here to register for this workshop.

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

  • 17

    Apr

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Intro to InDesign (Part I)

    Participants will be introduced to desktop publishing and the InDesign interface, and will learn how to import and format text, create frames, place text and images into frames, manipulate and organize objects in layers, manipulate text and images into basic layouts, and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Click here to register.

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

  • 18

    Apr

    Buzz Your Book

    Booksellers tell us that "buzz" sells books, meaning reader-to-reader recommendations rather than expensive ads or marketing campaigns. In this hour you'll learn: (1) Secrets of how NPR's business model works, and how you can leverage it to improve the chances you'll get on NPR; (2) How and why your alumni associations choose which books to promote; (3) What ever happened to the bookstore reading, and how you can get it back; (4) Why being quoted or featured in the news sells more books than writing op-eds, but how you can try for both; (5) Four powerful things you can do that are more effective and easier than starting your own blog or podcast; (6) How to start a mini-buzz among the stars in your profession; (7) How much social media is enough, and what works best for the least amount of effort.

    To RSVP for this workshop, click here.

    Murray Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    12:00 PM

  • 19

    Apr

    Gelardin New Media Center 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

  • 29

    Apr

    Human Flow Screening and Livestream Q&A with Ai Weiwei

    In collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy, join CNDLS for a screening of Human Flow Human Flow, an epic journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration of over 65 million people around the world due to famine, climate change, and war. This documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

    The screening will be preceded by a live-stream Q&A with Director Ai Weiwei.

    Old North Student Lounge
    4:30 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.