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!

November 2020

  • 16


    AT Program: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Elective Workshop

    The challenging events of 2020 have placed the issue of trauma at the fore of considerations about how to create an inclusive classroom. How does the experience of trauma impact students? What role can we play as educators in mitigating the effects of trauma on our students’ learning? In this workshop, we will consider the effects of trauma on learning, and explore practicable measures that we can take to support our students and ourselves.
    2:00 PM

  • 12


    Engelhard Wellbeing Workshop Series: Navigating Cultural Forces and COVID - Exploring Your Values

    The Engelhard Project, in partnership with Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and Health Education Services (HES), invites the Georgetown University community to participate in a series of conversations that address wellbeing for students, staff, and faculty during another unique semester in the time of COVID-19. Each conversation will be led by a campus resource professional from CAPS or HES. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wellbeing practices help our bodies and minds prevent illness and sets us up to live overall healthier, happier lives. Opening a space for dialogue, our goal is to help guide our community into healthier wellbeing habits and highlight the resources that CAPS and HES offer.

    We hope you can join us in person, but if you can’t make it, don’t fret! Recordings will be posted shortly after each session. Each session is one hour. No registration is required. Thank you for making the time for your wellbeing today.

    This session is available to all Georgetown students, faculty, and staff. For all accommodation requests, please email as soon as possible. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

    Join this session

    12:00 PM

  • 12


    AT Program: Book Club 3:4 Elective Workshop

    Join us for our book club discussion. 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. This semester's book is "Small Teaching Online" by Flower Darby and James Lang. For this meeting, please read chapters 5-6.
    11:00 AM

  • 11


    Doyle Faculty Conversation Series: Anti-Racism in Higher Education

    The Doyle Engaging Difference Program, in partnership with the Program in Learning, Design, and Technology, invites the Georgetown University community to participate in a series of conversations that aim to bring students, staff, and faculty together in order to imagine and design anti-racist initiatives and pedagogical approaches. Using selected readings as a point of departure, participants will engage in discussion and consider approaches to implementing anti-racist pedagogical practice in the classroom and in institutional life. By investigating our own perspectives alongside other students, faculty, and staff, we hope to reconsider and reframe our roles in—and beyond—higher education.

    Conversations will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 23, October 14, and November 11. We hope to create community and continuity with everyone participating in all three conversations, but if your schedule does not allow for that, please join us for whatever portions you are able.

    This conversation series is co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS); and Program in Learning, Design, and Technology.

    Register to join the Conversation

    7:00 PM

  • 6


    MCEF Instructional Continuity Forums on the Election and Its Aftermath: Teaching in Troubled Times

    This will be the third MCEF Forum focused on the election and its aftermath. As we approach what many regard to be the most important election in a lifetime and what is, for most of the undergraduate students the first election in which they will cast a ballot, it seems fitting to address issues that will arise before and after the election.

    In these challenging times many of us want to engage with our students about the election and other events but are not always sure how to do so in a productive way. What do your conversations with students look like? What approaches have you tried in your classrooms that enable and support engaging around sensitive topics? How have you adapted your strategies for our remote learning environment? Join CNDLS and your colleagues to share strategies and learn more about engaging challenging topics while supporting ourselves and our students.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Join the MCEF Forum

    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.