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
Online Course Design Orientation & Consultation Program: February Session 2/2/2015 Online

The program, administered online, 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.

Bring Out the Best in Your Students: Positive Classroom Climate Techniques 2/5/2015 Graduate Students

In this workshop, we will examine factors that affect classroom climate as well as strategies that promote student buy-in and engagement.

Facilitating Online Courses: February Session, Day 1 2/10/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.

Case Studies: Blending Authentic Issues and Engaging Activities 2/12/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, participants will move through a design process that links case-based teaching to the learning goals for a course, considers what preparation students may need, and how activities can be used to facilitate students’ engagement with the case.

Facilitating Online Courses: February Session, Day 2 2/13/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.

Lecturing for Learning 2/17/2015 Graduate Students

Drawing on the research and strategies shared in this workshop, participants will plan a lecture that can meet learning goals for a particular topic or concept—whether in the context of a guest lecture, of a mini-lecture for a lab or recitation, or in their own course.

What They Do Know Can Help You: Leveraging Students’ Experiential Learning Backgrounds in Class 2/26/2015 All-Campus

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

Online Course Design Orientation & Consultation Program: March Session 3/2/2015 Online

The program, administered online, 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.

Efficiently Responding to Student Writing 3/4/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, participants will consider the instructional implications of what research tells us about how we actually read, and what kind of feedback is actually useful to students.

Facilitating Online Courses: March Session, Day 1 3/16/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.

Facilitating Online Courses: March Session, Day 2 3/18/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.

Grading for Feedback and Efficiency 3/23/2015 Graduate Students

In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for grading and delivering feedback that promote clarity and consistency, are sensitive to time constraints, and reflect the concept of scaffolding students to greater levels of mastery.

Take Your Rubric from “Good” to “Great”—Progressive Refinement and Blackboard Tools 3/26/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, we will consider various types of rubrics and learn a step-by-step process to create and improve their rubrics through progressive refinement.

The Co-op Course Visualized: Integrating Curricular Revisions through Graphic Syllabi 3/30/2015 Co-Op

In this workshop, intended for co-op faculty, attendees will engage in a series of activities to develop a graphic representation of this knowledge organization in their co-op courses.

Leading Effective Discussions Online 3/31/2015 All-Campus

In this workshop, participants will consider strategies for conducting online discussions and examine several discussion rubrics that can provide both formative guidance for discussions and processes for evaluating the quality of discussions.

Writing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy 4/1/2015 Graduate Students

In this workshop, we will explore the reflective and practical benefits of various forms of teaching philosophies and discuss sample statements.

Online Course Design Orientation & Consultation Program: April Session 4/6/2015 Online

The program, administered online, 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.

Facilitating Online Courses: April Session, Day 1 4/7/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.

Microteaching: Improve Your Teaching through Practice and Feedback 4/9/2015 Graduate Students

In this workshop, participants each teach an 8- to 10-minute lesson to the group, after which they reflect on their own lesson and participate in a constructive feedback discussion about the experience.

The Co-op Course Visualized: Integrating Curricular Revisions through Graphic Syllabi 4/9/2015 Co-Op

In this workshop, intended for co-op faculty, attendees will engage in a series of activities to develop a graphic representation of this knowledge organization in their co-op courses.

Facilitating Online Courses: April Session, Day 2 4/10/2015 Online

As a follow-up to our online course design orientation program, the Center is offering a two-session program for faculty who teach online.