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

  • 30

    Oct

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

    The next two MCEF-CNDLS Forums--on Oct. 30, and Nov. 6--will be 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

  • 29

    Oct

    Engelhard Wellbeing Workshop Series: Bringing Your Authentic Self to a Virtual World

    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 cndls@georgetown.edu as soon as possible. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

    Join this session

    10:00 AM

  • 28

    Oct

    Towards a Trauma-Informed Classroom: A Workshop & Discussion

    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.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register

    1:00 PM

  • 26

    Oct

    CNDLS Fall Workshop Series: Accommodating Students at a Distance

    Join our Fall Workshop Series for "Accommodating Students at a Distance".

    Executive Director of the Academic Resource Center Joseph Fisher, and Project Leader for the GUSA Accessibility Team, Gwyneth Murphy, join us to discuss best practices and resources for accommodating a variety of student learning needs when teaching at a distance.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Accommodating Students at a Distance

    12:00 PM

  • 23

    Oct

    MCEF Instructional Continuity Forums on the Election and Its Aftermath: Safety and Student Concerns

    The next three MCEF-CNDLS Forums--on Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6--will be 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.

    This Friday's forum will focus on Safety and Student Concerns:

    • Student concerns and questions about the election
    • Free speech and expression
    • Bias reporting system
    • The role of the Georgetown University Police Department in working with students on activism and protests.

    The presenters will be: Chief Jay Gruber of the Georgetown University Police Department; Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs; and Erika Cohen-Derr, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. The first 30 minutes will be a formal presentation, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Join the MCEF Forum

    4:30 PM

  • 23

    Oct

    Safety Net Training, Part 2: Supporting Our Students in Challenging Times

    Join CNDLS and partners from Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Student Outreach & Support (SOS), and Health Education Services (HES) for "Safety Net Training, Part 2: Supporting Our Students in Challenging Times".

    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. There are many new challenges to connecting with our students and supporting them, their learning, and their well-being — especially when we are not able to check-in in person. Yet, it’s of even greater significance in these challenging times. In Part 2 of Safety Net Training, this session is an opportunity to learn about particular approaches and targeted skills we can take into our work with students, in the classroom, and our other interactions to support our students in the moment and help them connect to resources. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in case studies and small group discussions. (While it is not a prerequisite, if you did not get a chance to attend Part 1 in August, you can watch the Part 1 recording.)

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Safety Net Training, Part 2

    12:00 PM

  • 22

    Oct

    Engelhard Wellbeing Workshop Series: Managing Disconnection and Depression During COVID

    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 cndls@georgetown.edu as soon as possible. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

    Join this session

    3:00 PM

  • 20

    Oct

    Roundtable Series on Teaching in Troubled Times

    "In these challenging times many of us want to engage with our students about current world issues and 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.

    Dates and Times: Tuesday, October 20; Thursday, November 19; Wednesday, December 9, 12 - 1 pm

    Please feel welcome to participate in as many gathering dates as your schedule allows.

    Register for the October Roundtable session

    12:00 PM

  • 15

    Oct

    CNDLS Fall Workshop Series: Building Community Online

    Join our Fall Workshop Series for "Building Community Online".

    Humans learn as they engage in community. Consequently, building community and shaping the student experience in community is one of the most important things faculty can do to facilitate student learning. In the context of remote teaching—particularly given the current crises faced by all of us—community takes on an even more important role. Supporting our students’ engagement in our courses is crucial as it leads to behaviors and dispositions known to increase student learning. In particular, levels of engagement impact students’ sense of belonging, levels of motivation and achievement, and levels of enjoyment. In this workshop we will explore tools and techniques that faculty can use to foster community in our virtual classrooms.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Building Community Online

    12:30 PM

  • 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

  • 8

    Oct

    CNDLS Fall Workshop Series: Fighting Zoom Fatigue: Balancing Synchronous & Asynchronous Engagement

    Join our Fall Workshop Series for "Fighting Zoom Fatigue: Balancing Synchronous & Asynchronous Engagement".

    Zoom fatigue, as it is commonly called, refers to the worn out, exhausted feeling many of us experience after spending large chunks of our work day sitting in one place, participating in video calls. There are many reasons why video calls are more taxing on us than in person meetings, such as the increases in cognitive load, multitasking, and sustained eye contact, a decrease in non-verbal cues, and looking at ourselves all day. In this workshop, we will look at some of main culprits that may cause “Zoom fatigue” or “screen fatigue” both for students and for teachers. We will explore ways to reduce fatigue during a live class but also ways to restructure the class time through the adoption of asynchronous tools.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Fighting Zoom Fatigue

    Zoom
    2:00 PM

  • 7

    Oct

    Engelhard Wellbeing Workshop Series: Navigating Consent - Translating Consent Across Virtual and In-Person Spaces

    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 cndls@georgetown.edu as soon as possible. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

    Join this session

    1:30 PM

  • 5

    Oct

    CNDLS Fall Workshop Series: Gathering & Using Student Feedback

    Join our Fall Workshop Series for "Gathering & Using Student Feedback".

    As we approach the middle of our semester, it is a point to be celebrated (survival!) and a point to be examined. What is going well? What minor adjustments can we make before end of semester? What are some quick ways we can answer those two questions that will inform your teaching? Join us for a conversation around rapid, efficient ways to gather feedback before fall break, the types of questions that interest you most, and what to do with feedback when you get it.

    This session is available to all Georgetown faculty and staff.

    Register for Gathering & Using Student Feedback

    Zoom
    11:00 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

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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.