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!

April 2019

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    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. We will explore the different purposes you can bring to assessment, look at the way that different kinds of questions can assess different levels of student learning, and consider the threat of bias in grading. 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

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    AT Program: Book Club 4:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our third book discussion of Sarah Rose Cavanagh's "The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion" on 3/12 from 10-11 AM in the Lannan Room (NN 408). In this session we will discuss Chapters 5, 6, and the Conclusion. 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

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    (In)Visibility at Georgetown: Past, Present, and Future

    What lived experiences are obscured here at Georgetown? Who and what gets hidden, missed, or pushed out of the center? What might be the legacy of speaking to or about the experiences of those who remain siloed, silenced, and marginalized in the Georgetown community? We invite you to the launch of the (In)Visibility at Georgetown: Past, Present, and Future, a new initiative and public exhibit curated to explore these questions through art. Five student artists will show work focused connected to the idea of (in)visibility at Georgetown. As part of a collaboration between the Office of the Provost and the Division of Student Affairs, the launch and opening will run from 3:00-4:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Sellinger Lounge. The exhibit will run from April 12-May 24, 2019 in Sellinger Lounge and the Healey Family Student Center.

    Sellinger Lounge and Healey Family Student Center
    3:00 PM

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    Recognizing and Interrupting Microaggressions in the Learning Environment

    This workshop will cover implicit biases and microaggressions and discuss the ways in which they can show up in the learning environment. Case studies and small group breakouts will be deployed for engaging conversations. After identifying these topics, participants will discuss the differences between intent and impact and discus how to move beyond recognizing microaggressions and the messages they send to interrupting these statements.

    Part of the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Series sponsored by GUSOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion, CNDLS, CENTILE, FDC Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity & Inclusion. Lunch will be provided.

    GUSOM Med Dent Building- NE201C
    12:00 PM

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    Positive Racial Identity Development

    The goal of “teaching to the whole person” has many facets, considering the variety of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds students bring into the classroom. For many students, their undergraduate experience is the most racially diverse setting they have been in, prompting different reflections on their own race as well as the races of others. Our students’ racial identities develop in complex and interesting ways. What does it mean to be teaching students at different stages in their racial identity development? While teaching to the whole person, how can we help students develop a positive racial identity? This workshop will draw from prominent scholarship on racial identity development to provide a space to examine how various relationships to and around race can impact the teaching and learning experience, and discuss how positive racial identity development models can contribute to our understanding of and our work with students.

    HFSC Herman Room
    11:00 AM

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    Principles and Practices of Inclusive Pedagogy

    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.

    Part of the Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Series sponsored by GUSOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion, CNDLS, CENTILE, FDC Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity & Inclusion. Lunch will be provided.

    GUMC Building D - Warwick Evans
    12:00 PM

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    Digital Learning Webinar Series: Canvas & Learning Analytics

    Join CNDLS for our final Digital Learning Webinar of the spring semester, Canvas & Learning Analytics.

    This webinar will introduce faculty to Canvas course analytics, beginning with an overview of the analytics features available, followed by use cases from current faculty courses. Facilitators will recommend ways to use Canvas course analytics effectively, and provide specific examples and solutions to common faculty questions. Join us on remotely via Zoom to learn more about your students’ course engagement!

    The presentation portion of the Webinar will be recorded and made available as a resource on the CNDLS website.

    Register for Canvas & Learning Analytics

    Online via Zoom
    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.