Workshops

Workshops organized by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research provide a hands-on opportunity for faculty to delve into a specific topic, issue, or approach in teaching and learning. We offer distinct workshop series for faculty and graduate students. Led by one of your colleagues at CATLR, the events offer the opportunity to try out or work on an aspect of your course along with your colleagues both within and outside of your field. This interdisciplinary environment provides the opportunity to look at a variety of approaches to what is being discussed.

Workshops are interactive sessions, typically 90-minutes in length, facilitated by CATLR colleagues for Northeastern University instructors. In addition to our open workshop schedule, CATLR designs and facilitates workshops for departmental groups.

Contact Dr. Cigdem Talgar (c.talgar@neu.edu) if you are interested in discussing a customized workshop.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

All workshops are single sessions. Registration is preferred. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.

Title Date Audience Description
Learning through Oral Presentations: Format, Audience, and Cognitive Load 6/1/2015 All-Campus

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

Concentrated Learning: Teaching on a Compressed Schedule 6/9/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, we will move through activities to help you prioritize core ideas and identify need-to-know vs. nice-to-know material.

Global Classroom: Leveraging Classroom Diversity for Learning 6/17/2015 All-Campus

This workshop will focus on ways to leverage aspects of our increasingly global classrooms–which at times might be perceived as challenges–to create deeper learning environments for all of our students.

(GRAD) Designing and Teaching a Course, Part 1: Identifying Learning Outcomes 6/24/2015 Graduate Students

In this first of four sessions, we will introduce the backward design model as an effective process for planning a course.

Learning through Oral Presentations: Preparation, Delivery, and Feedback 7/6/2015 All-Campus

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.

(GRAD) Designing and Teaching a Course, Part 2: Designing and Evaluating Assessments 7/8/2015 Graduate Students

In this second of four sessions, we will discuss strategies for aligning learning outcomes with assessments, choosing appropriate types of assessments, and evaluating assessments.

Activating the “Inner Teacher” in Your Students: Integrating their Experiential Learning Lessons into Your Class 7/14/2015 All-Campus

This workshop explores diverse ways that we can explicitly and actively help our students “bring experiential learning to class.”

Using Learning Analytics to Inform and Improve Your Teaching Practice 7/17/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, we will discuss the various ways that learning analytics are currently being used and identify ways that they may be helpful to you in your own teaching practice.

(GRAD) Designing and Teaching a Course, Part 3: Choosing Instructional Methods 7/22/2015 Graduate Students

In this third of four sessions, we will explore a variety of instructional methods and the learning outcomes that they can support.

Supporting You and Your Students: Strategies for Working Productively with Your TA 8/3/2015 All-Campus

Through case studies and other activities, we will discuss strategies for setting expectations, communicating and coordinating during a course, and giving feedback.

(GRAD) Designing and Teaching a Course, Part 4: Planning the First Day of Class 8/5/2015 Graduate Students

In this last of four sessions, we will explore ways in which you can communicate the learning outcomes, assessments, and instructional methods for the course.

(GRAD) Microteaching Workshop: Improve Your Teaching through Practice and Feedback 8/10/2015 Graduate Students

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

Syllabus Design: Setting Up Your Course for Learning (Part 1) 8/11/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, we will discuss differences among types of syllabi and how a learner-centered syllabus can get your course off to a good start by establishing expectations, reflecting learning outcomes, and touching on the seven principles of learning.

Syllabus Design: Setting Up Your Course for Learning (Part 2) 8/11/2015 All-Campus

Participants in this workshop will discuss the benefits and different approaches to developing graphic syllabi across disciplines.

(GRAD) Promoting Learning in Lab: Strategies for Preparing, Facilitating, and Adapting 8/13/2015 Graduate Students

We will discuss strategies that you can use to prepare for and facilitate effective lab classes efficiently and effectively, and participants will apply and adapt these strategies in discussions of mini-case studies.

Facilitating Online Courses 8/26/2015 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.

Facilitating Online Courses 9/3/2015 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.