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!

March 2018

  • 6

    Mar

    Digital Scholarship Bootcamp for Graduate Students

    Do you want to build your very own digital scholarship portfolio? Now you can at the Library’s Digital Scholarship Bootcamp! This 3-day workshop series is intended to help graduate students gain experience with key digital scholarship methodologies and tools. Participants will leave with a digital portfolio of small projects completed during the program. The workshop will cover creating a website for your scholarship, text mining, mapping, and creating infographics.

    Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome. To participate, you simply need a topic of interest, some text related to that topic, and some geographic locations related to that topic.

    The event runs from 10:00AM to 4:00PM each day. To register for this event, please click here.

    Murray Conference Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    10:00 AM

  • 13

    Mar

    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
    10:00 AM

  • 13

    Mar

    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)
    10:00 AM

  • 13

    Mar

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

    This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to the strengths, challenges, and realities 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 can help create an open environment for military-connected students and contribute to their success as they reintegrate into academic and civilian society.

    HFSC Herman Room
    11:30 AM

  • 13

    Mar

    Cite Better with RefWorks Workshop

    Do you often find yourself at your wit's end when it comes to creating your source list? We know the feeling! We have all been near the end of a project only to realize that we have dozens of browser tabs open, unorganized bookmarks, and dog-eared books and printed articles scattered around. With RefWorks, managing your sources from start to finish doesn't have to feel overwhelming. Join the Library for our introductory workshops showing you all the amazing ways RefWorks can support your coursework! To register for the event, click here.

    Millennium Room (Floor 3, Lauinger Library)
    12:00 PM

  • 14

    Mar

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Planning for Video Production

    This workshop will walk participants through the most important phase of video production, which is "pre-production" (the planning phase). Different types of shotlists, scripts, and video clips will be shown during this time to give you a feel of how planning is actually applied to a completed video project. The instructor will also demo and explain best practices for a basic video production equipment set-up. Click here to register.

    Room 158, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    10:00 AM

  • 14

    Mar

    Race, Transformation & the Politics of Inequality in Educational Policy

    The challenges confronting public education in the US are innumerable and growing. The Every Student Succeeds Act, privatization, racial intolerance, social inequality, resegregation, and defunded schools present myriad hurdles for activists, policy actors, and school leaders. Join the Program in Educational Transformation for "Race, Transformation & Politics of Inequality in Educational Policy." This event will feature a panel of educational policy experts to discuss these barriers to education, opportunity, and equity. To RSVP for this event, please click here.

    Room 104, Healy Hall
    2:00 PM

  • 14

    Mar

    Maker Hub Workshop: Building the Atari Punk Console Synthesizer

    The Atari Punk Console is a tiny synth with a lot of expressive capabilities. With only 12 parts, assembling it from scratch is easy, and you can really get creative with different types of interfaces and cases. Anything that creates resistance can be a control surface!

    In this two-part workshop, we’ll spend the first session on March 14th building and testing our circuits, and the second session on March 21st designing cool cases with materials in the Maker hub. To register for this workshop, please click here.

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

  • 14

    Mar

    Maker Hub Workshop: Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

    In this hands-on workshops, we will cover everything you need to know to conceptualize, download, design, and print objects on the MakerHub's 3D printers. Topics to be covered include: using thingiverse.com to find models to print; modifying models and creating new designs using TinkerCAD; and printing models on the Ultimaker, MakerBot, and Taz 6 3D printers. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

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

  • 15

    Mar

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Hands-on Video Production Techniques

    This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to set up a professional, yet basic production shoot. This includes learning how to capture quality audio and video footage using both DSLR and HD video cameras, as well as touching on the fundamentals of cinematography and lighting techniques. Click here to register.

    Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    10:00 AM

  • 15

    Mar

    Cite Better with RefWorks Workshop

    Do you often find yourself at your wit's end when it comes to creating your source list? We know the feeling! We have all been near the end of a project only to realize that we have dozens of browser tabs open, unorganized bookmarks, and dog-eared books and printed articles scattered around. With RefWorks, managing your sources from start to finish doesn't have to feel overwhelming. Join the Library for our introductory workshops showing you all the amazing ways RefWorks can support your coursework! To register for this event, click here.

    Millennium Room (Floor 3, Lauinger Library)
    4:30 PM

  • 15

    Mar

    Maker Hub Workshop: Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

    In this hands-on workshops, we will cover everything you need to know to conceptualize, download, design, and print objects on the MakerHub's 3D printers. Topics to be covered include: using thingiverse.com to find models to print; modifying models and creating new designs using TinkerCAD; and printing models on the Ultimaker, MakerBot, and Taz 6 3D printers. Click here to register for this event.

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

  • 16

    Mar

    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our third book discussion of Small Teaching on 3/16 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss chapters 6 and 7. 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 Room (New North 408)
    10:00 AM

  • 16

    Mar

    2018 Doyle Symposium: Teaching and Learning for Reconciliation

    This year’s Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium will bring together Jesuits, students, faculty, and staff at Georgetown to explore the task of putting reconciliation to work on our campus and in our world. Discussion will be centered on the following questions: How does the pursuit of a just society shape our academic mission? How do our teaching, learning, and research give voice to the mission of reconciliation? How can we mobilize our community’s diverse resources as we strive for peace and equity at Georgetown and beyond? Join us for a panel discussion followed by an audience conversation.

    HFSC Idol Room
    11:30 AM

  • 16

    Mar

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Intro to After Effects

    This workshop will teach basic 2D animation concepts such as keyframing, easy-ease, and mask reveal. We’ll discuss how to convey motion and the illusion of life on a 2D plane, as well as practical integration of After Effects into live action video. The workshop will go over exporting Photoshop and Illustrator files into AE to animate, as well as animating directly in AE with shapes and shape layers. To register for this event, please click here.

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

  • 16

    Mar

    Georgetown Make48 Information Session and Mixer

    Become a part of Georgetown’s Make48 team! Join us on March 16 for an informational mixer to learn about the televised product-development makeathon. No experience required, just creativity!

    In mid-August 2018, with support from the Maker Hub and StartupHoyas, Georgetown University will be sending a team of 4 entrepreneurial innovators to Baltimore to participate in Make48, a nationally televised “Makeathon,” where students from leading universities have 48 hours to create a marketable product. 3 winning teams will get the chance to develop and license their product in hopes of getting it to market. The competition will be recorded for season 3 of the Make48 Television series, available on PBS, and will include not only the event itself, but also the journey of the winners from prototype to store shelves.

    At this info session/mixer, we’ll go over the details of the event, and most importantly have activities designed to help you identify your strengths and meet students with complementary skill sets to form a well-rounded team. Staff will be on hand to help you record your application video if needed. You can come with a whole team ready to go, or come alone and form a team at the event. To learn more about this event, click here.

    Idea Lab (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    4:00 PM

  • 18

    Mar

    At the River I Stand Documentary Screening & Discussion

    At the River I Stand transports viewers back to Memphis in 1968 through newsreel footage, still photos, and interviews. It tells the story of Memphis’s black sanitation workers, who walked off the job to protest inhumane conditions, low pay, and the recent deaths of two of their own while on the job. Their strike lasted 65 days and ended in success, but also the assassination of Dr. King who came to Memphis to support the workers and promote the Poor People’s Campaign.

    Arrupe Multipurpose Room
    5:00 PM

  • 19

    Mar

    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
    10:00 AM

  • 19

    Mar

    Cite Better with RefWorks Workshop

    Do you often find yourself at your wit's end when it comes to creating your source list? We know the feeling! We have all been near the end of a project only to realize that we have dozens of browser tabs open, unorganized bookmarks, and dog-eared books and printed articles scattered around. With RefWorks, managing your sources from start to finish doesn't have to feel overwhelming. Join the Library for our introductory workshops showing you all the amazing ways RefWorks can support your coursework! Click here to register for this event.

    Millennium Room (Floor 3, Lauinger Library)
    12:00 PM

  • 19

    Mar

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

    Participant will expand on their knowledge from the Introduction to InDesign course by learning advanced text formatting, advanced layouts including master pages, creating gradients, adding effects, advanced image placement with Photoshop, package and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the beginner and advanced workshops, 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

  • 20

    Mar

    Teaching Under the Shadow of Violence: A Roundtable Conversation

    For this brunch gathering, we will reflect both on the weight of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and on the activism of both those student survivors and their fellow students across the nation who are pushing forcefully for more restrictive gun control policies. What does it mean to educate students who feel physically insecure in a classroom? How do these events impact instructors themselves? And how can instructors balance their own pedagogical goals with allowing space for student activism and civic participation? To register for the event, click here.

    HFSC Herman Room
    9:30 AM

  • 20

    Mar

    Teaching in the Shadow of Violence: A Roundtable Conversation

    The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, reaches into our learning spaces in many ways. It is not only a singular tragic event that may be weighing on students intensely right now, but also one episode in an ongoing national story of gun violence. What does it mean to educate students who feel physically insecure in a classroom? How do these events impact instructors themselves? Please join CNDLS to discuss these question and more at “Teaching in the Shadow of Violence: A Roundtable Conversation” on March 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Healey Family Student Center Herman Room. To register for this event, click here.

    HFSC Herman Room
    9:30 AM

  • 20

    Mar

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Video Editing with iMovie

    This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques and concepts of video editing. Participants will learn how to import video, edit scenes, add effects, transitions, and export a final movie using iMovie. Click here to register.

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

  • 21

    Mar

    Gelardin New Media Center Workshop: Video Editing with Premiere

    Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing application that is used to combine video and audio clips, music, graphics, titles, and still images to produce finished sequences. This workshop will teach participants the basic process of creating a project, importing assets, basic edits to audio and video, and keyboard shortcuts. Click here to register.

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

  • 21

    Mar

    Cite Better with RefWorks Workshop

    Do you often find yourself at your wit's end when it comes to creating your source list? We know the feeling! We have all been near the end of a project only to realize that we have dozens of browser tabs open, unorganized bookmarks, and dog-eared books and printed articles scattered around. With RefWorks, managing your sources from start to finish doesn't have to feel overwhelming. Join the Library for our introductory workshops showing you all the amazing ways RefWorks can support your coursework! To register for this event, click here.

    Millennium Room (Floor 3, Lauinger Library)
    4:30 PM

  • 22

    Mar

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

  • 22

    Mar

    Introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center

    The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) facilitates non-profit and educational uses of the HathiTrust Digital Library by enabling computational analysis of public domain works and (on limited terms) in-copyright works from its collection. This workshop will help students and faculty get started using the Research Center for their own research needs. To register for this workshop, please click here.

    Willbert B. Dubin Memorial Classroom (Floor 1, Lauinger Library)
    3:00 PM

  • 22

    Mar

    Before #MeToo: The Sandusky/Paterno Affair, the Annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture

    Join the Library Associates for the annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture featuring Sara Ganim, CNN Correspondent, on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Murray Room, 5th Floor, Lauinger Library. To RSVP for the event, click here.

    Ganim, who has been a New York based correspondent since 2012, will speak about her experience breaking the story of the grand jury investigation into sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the storied Penn State football program. Her reporting of Sandusky’s crimes and the surrounding scandal that enveloped the school, head coach Joe Paterno and Sandusky’s Second Mile Charity, garnered a Pulitzer Prize in 2012.

    This lecture is possible through the Tanous Family Endowed Lecture Fund, which was established by Peter J. Tanous (C’60) in 2010 in honor of Lauinger Library’s 40th anniversary. The fund supports an annual lecture program for the Library Associates.

    Murray Conference Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    6:00 PM

  • 26

    Mar

    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. Click here to register.

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

  • 26

    Mar

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

  • 27

    Mar

    Expanding Your Research Beyond Academe

    This workshop features Eric Zack, Director of University Relations for The Conversation, an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public. The Conversation promotes better understanding of a wide range of current affairs and complex issues. Articles are authored by scholars who write on their area of expertise and work with editors to ensure that their knowledge is conveyed in language accessible to the widest possible audience. Writing for The Conversation helps improve communications skills, expand the reach of research, and connects scholars into a network of thousands of academics who have written for The Conversation.

    This workshop will provide an overview of The Conversation and its audience, as well as tips on how to pitch ideas and a discussion of why writing for a broader audience can be beneficial for faculty. Click here to register for this workshop.

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

  • 28

    Mar

    Selling Your Research Narrative

    As we move our research into new formats that include social media platforms, we need to understand how to frame the message for new audiences. However, moving our research ideas from the theoretical to the applied can be difficult. Audiences that are interested in citing our work in another academic population are often not the same audiences that would cite our research in a blog or a newspaper column. This session will provide a tool for thinking through your research narrative from an audience perspective.

    Jeanine Turner teaches in the Georgetown University Graduate School within the Communication, Culture and Technology Program as well as in the executive education program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Turner also works with executives to choose messages and communication channels to create powerful stories. Her research and coursework explores persuasion, conflict resolution, and the impact of new media on organizational and interpersonal communication.

    To RSVP for this workshop, click here.

    Murray Room (Floor 5, Lauinger Library)
    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.