Upcoming Events

Download and print a calendar with all of our Fall 2015 programming here, or by individual month (September, October, November, or December)


Title Date Category Audience Description
Facilitating Online Courses 9/3/2015 Workshops Online

As a follow-up to our Online Course Design Orientation Program, this session is appropriate for faculty who are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.

“Calm Before the Storm” Sessions: Drop-in Sessions with Learning Scientists 9/4/2015 Drop-in Sessions Faculty/Post-Docs

Whether you are putting the finishing touches on a course or still laying the groundwork for parts of it down the road, CATLR learning scientists are available on a drop-in basis during this crucial window of time.

Online Course Design Orientation Program: September Session 9/8/2015 Online Course Design Orientation Program Online

The program is offered to a cohort group each month. Content delivery and practical activities occur through asynchronous communication with weekly topics and expectations, supplemented with optional synchronous sessions to connect directly with the session facilitators and fellow participants.

“Calm Before the Storm” Sessions: Drop-in Sessions with Learning Scientists 9/8/2015 Drop-in Sessions Faculty/Post-Docs

Whether you are putting the finishing touches on a course or still laying the groundwork for parts of it down the road, CATLR learning scientists are available on a drop-in basis during this crucial window of time.

Re-envisioning Lectures to Deepen Learning: A 4-Part Online Inquiry Group (Facilitated online, asynchronously) 9/14/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

During this four-week online experience, facilitated asynchronously in Blackboard, faculty will reflect on the role of lecture in their courses, incorporate research-based practices for comprehension in their lectures, and consider alternative forms of content presentation.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 9/15/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Using Social Media for an Engaged Classroom 9/16/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

Through demonstrations of a variety of social media practices and discussions of key questions, this workshop will ask participants to consider how the social web may be impacting higher education and the learning implications this has for practice.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 9/17/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

How Do Beliefs About Teaching in STEM Impact Patterns of Instruction? 9/18/2015 Research Now Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss a study investigating STEM faculty’s beliefs about teaching, on a continuum of teacher-centered to student-centered learning environments.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 9/22/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Design, Iterate and Innovate Teaching through Learning Analytics 9/23/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will discuss how learning analytics can be used to enhance student participation and promote deep learning.

(GRAD) Writing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy 9/24/2015 Workshops Graduate Students/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will explore the reflective and practical benefits of writing a statement of your teaching philosophy and discuss sample statements.

Reflect, Write, Repeat: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy 9/28/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will discuss the reflective and practical benefits of developing and periodically revisiting your statement.

Assessing Your Online Course: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Learning 9/29/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

Join us for the opportunity to self-assess your online course in a supportive workshop format.

Teaching and Learning in a “Dialogue of Civilizations” Course 9/30/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

This discussion-rich session will bring together new and experienced Dialogues teachers—as well as anyone interested in teaching one—to share lessons learned and evidence-based practices.

Deeper-Thinking Students: Using Contemplation in the Classroom to Promote Learning 10/1/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will explore concrete contemplative practices to help students both focus their attention and engage with the deeper structures in your discipline to create the foundation for the application of their knowledge across different contexts.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 10/1/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Online Course Design Orientation Program: October Online Session 10/5/2015 Online Course Design Orientation Program Online

Over the course of four weeks, this online program applies research-based learning principles to online teaching and learning and provides the opportunity for faculty to develop a vision and framework for an online course.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 10/6/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

(GRAD) In and Beyond Portfolios: Documenting Your Teaching Effectiveness 10/7/2015 Workshops Graduate Students/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we’ll discuss samples of the types of materials that are commonly included, such as teaching evaluations, and consider strategies for representing these materials.

Learning through Oral Presentations, Part 1: Format, Audience, and Cognitive Load 10/8/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this first of two sessions, we will discuss and design learning opportunities that can be supported by diverse presentation formats, including formats like Pecha Kucha.

What Comprises Authentic Learning and How Can We Foster It? 10/9/2015 Research Now Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss a book chapter on authentic learning environments.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 10/13/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Untapped Potential: Leveraging Students’ Experiential Learning Backgrounds to Help Them Learn Course Content 10/14/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

This workshop explores how we can explicitly and actively help our students “bring experiential learning to class.” In particular, we’ll focus on how to activate students’ prior knowledge and experiences and promote their transfer of knowledge and skills to new contexts.

Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group 10/15/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to investigate contemplation in the classroom and to collegially support each other’s efforts.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 10/15/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Promoting Deep Learning in a Globally Diverse Classroom 10/16/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

This workshop will focus on ways to leverage aspects of our increasingly global classrooms to create deeper learning environments for all of our students.

Flipping Your Classroom: Designing for In-Class Engagement 10/19/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this hands-on workshop, you will experience the flip, examine a few concrete examples of how to design a flipped lesson, and come away with concrete ideas for how flipping might work best in your own course.

(GRAD) Real-World and Course Connections: Integrating Students’ Experiential Learning Lessons into Your Class 10/19/2015 Workshops Graduate Students/Post-Docs

This workshop explores diverse ways that we can explicitly and actively help our students “bring experiential learning to class.” We’ll focus on how to activate students’ prior knowledge and experiences to promote their transfer to new contexts.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 10/20/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

(GRAD) Microteaching Workshop: Improve Your Teaching through Practice and Feedback 10/20/2015 Workshops Graduate Students/Post-Docs

In this workshop, each participant will teach an 8- to 10-minute “microlesson” while the other participants roleplay as students.

Game-based Teaching Strategies to Leverage Student Autonomy, Mastery, and Motivation 10/21/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will discuss game-based methods to design activities that have been found to promote a strong sense of intrinsic motivation for learning.

Learning through Oral Presentations, Part 2: Preparation, Delivery, and Feedback 10/22/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

Building on the first of these two sessions, we will explore ways to help students prepare for and deliver more effective oral presentations that go beyond adhering to the stipulated time limit.

Designing Media for Learning 10/23/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

During this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to assess a presentation of your own and identify ways in which you can leverage the way that humans process information to revise your presentation to efficiently and effectively promote learning.

Increasing Learning and Motivation through Inductive Teaching 10/26/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this interactive session, participants will see examples of inductive teaching and learn how it works. You will take away a preliminary plan for incorporating this approach into your courses.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 10/27/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Using Rubrics to Encourage Participation 10/28/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

This workshop will examine the benefits of participation to student learning and how the development of a participation rubric can promote that learning.

Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group 10/29/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to investigate contemplation in the classroom and to collegially support each other’s efforts.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 10/29/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Online Course Design Orientation Program: November Online Session 11/2/2015 Online Course Design Orientation Program Online

Over the course of four weeks, this online program applies research-based learning principles to online teaching and learning and provides the opportunity for faculty to develop a vision and framework for an online course.

(GRAD) From Slides to Online Modules: Designing Multimedia to Facilitate Learning 11/2/2015 Workshops Graduate Students/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we’ll consider principles for multimedia design derived from over two decades of research. We’ll explore both what these principles look like in action and what strategies we can use to implement them.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 11/3/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Increasing Learning and Motivation through Problem- and Project-Based Learning 11/5/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this interactive session, you will explore what PBL is and how it works. You will come away with a preliminary plan for implementing PBL in your courses.

How Can Using Visualizations Increase the Chances for Creative Thinking? 11/6/2015 Research Now Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss an article analyzing the cognitive underpinnings of creativity that could be supported by using and creating visualizations.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 11/10/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group 11/12/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to investigate contemplation in the classroom and to collegially support each other’s efforts.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 11/12/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Using Rubrics to Guide and Evaluate Writing in STEM 11/13/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, participants will begin to draft a rubric for a writing assignment in their own STEM courses, discuss ways to use that rubric to help students perform at a higher level, and strategize ways to use the rubric for both quick grading and meaningful feedback to students.

Preparing for the Unexpected: Designing Courses with the Possibility of Cancellations in Mind 11/16/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

In this workshop, you will be presented with a number of options for conducting class at a distance, both synchronously and asynchronously, including the technical expertise and amount of preparation required for each approach.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 11/17/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Backwards Design: Developing New Northeastern Core Courses by Starting with the Outcomes 11/18/2015 Workshops Faculty/Post-Docs

During this workshop, we will introduce this robust approach to course design. With the support of learning scientists, you will have the opportunity to adapt the proposed outcomes outlined in the NU Core guidelines to fit your specific NU Core course.

Using Student-Developed Learning Outcomes to Promote Self-Directed Learning while on Co-op 11/20/2015 Workshops Co-Op

In this workshop led by learning scientists and Co-op faculty, we will explore Co-op learning outcomes as tools that drive self-directed learning on Co-op and as benchmarks that help the Co-op coordinator to better assess student professional development.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 12/1/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 12/1/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs, Online

The Online Teaching & Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group 12/3/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Contemplative Pedagogy Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to investigate contemplation in the classroom and to collegially support each other’s efforts.

Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group 12/3/2015 Inquiry Groups Faculty/Post-Docs

The Teaching with Technology Inquiry Group is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with faculty and Academic Technology Services (ATS) colleagues about how digital technologies can enhance classroom teaching and learning.

How Can Contemplative Practice Increase Students’ Compassion for Others? – Meet the Author! 12/4/2015 Research Now Faculty/Post-Docs

At this session, we’ll discuss a study conducted at Northeastern on mindfulness meditation training, via a mobile app-based, and its impact on students’ compassionate responses and empathic accuracy.

Online Course Design Orientation Program: December On-site Intensive (Day 1) 12/10/2015 Online Course Design Orientation Program Online

We invite you to explore how learning science principles apply to online learning and to begin to plan your online course.

Online Course Design Orientation Program: December On-site Intensive (Day 2) 12/11/2015 Online Course Design Orientation Program Online

We invite you to explore how learning science principles apply to online learning and to begin to plan your online course.

Facilitating Online Courses 12/14/2015 Workshops Online

Using a model that focuses on presence and interaction in online courses, we will explore a range of topics, such as faculty social presence, facilitating discussions and student interaction, setting communication expectations, and managing workflow in an online class.

Co-op Teaching Exchange: The Learning Science behind Guided Inquires (Reflections) 12/15/2015 Teaching Exchange Co-Op

This session will briefly present the learning science behind reflective practices and providing students with feedback, which will provide Co-op faculty with the opportunity to share their teaching practices regarding Guided Inquiries.