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!

October 2020

  • 28

    Oct

    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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 AM

  • 23

    Oct

    The Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Join CNDLS and partners from Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Student Outreach & Support (SOS), and Health Education Services (HES) for "The Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic".

    Our Jesuit mission calls us to see, know, and serve our students as “whole people,” which offers us both an opportunity and a serious responsibility. The Georgetown campus safety net operates to support our students’ health, wellness, and safety, as these affect and connect with their ability to engage in their academics. There are many new challenges to connecting with and attending to our students’ well-being when we are not able to check-in in person and yet, it’s of even greater significance for supporting them and their learning. This session is an opportunity to learn about how our campus resource professionals are working to translate in-person practices to distance practices, what students are currently experiencing with this global health pandemic, and how we can all work together to activate the campus safety net for students during this time.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for The Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    12:00 PM

  • 22

    Oct

    AT Program: Book Club 2:4 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 3-4.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    11:00 AM

  • 20

    Oct

    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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    10:00 AM

  • 14

    Oct

    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

    Zoom
    7:00 PM

  • 14

    Oct

    AT Program: Reflective Teaching in Practice Required Workshop

    This workshop explains and demonstrates how to document and reflect on the knowledge and skills gained from your teaching experience through developing a professional teaching portfolio. We will illustrate the iterative and continuing nature of portfolio construction by demonstrating the revision process used in writing and revising a teaching philosophy statement. Participants will leave the workshop with a template for building their own teaching portfolios, as well as examples to support them in writing their own teaching philosophy statement.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    3:30 PM

  • 8

    Oct

    AT Program: Syllabus 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.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    10:00 AM

  • 1

    Oct

    CNDLS Fall Workshop Series: Student Engagement in a Remote Class Setting

    Join CNDLS for the first session of our Fall Workshop Series, "Student Engagement in a Remote Class Setting".

    One of the biggest challenges that you face as faculty when teaching in a romate class setting is understanding your shift in role when it comes to student engagement: you are no longer the arbiter of engagement, but instead the facilitator. In other words, we have to design and plan much more purposefully to create conditions and opportunities for engagement. This webinar will discuss strategies to help you and your students have meaningful engagement with the course materials and each other.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Student Engagement in a Remote Class Setting

    12:00 PM

  • 1

    Oct

    AT Program: Book Club 1:4 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 the Introduction and chapters 1-2.

    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/8321137451
    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.