Workshops

Workshops organized by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) 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 Time Theme Description
Re-envisioning Lectures: Organizing for Comprehension 2/10/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Teaching Essentials

In this session, participants will organize content, and devise advance organizers, based on how students will use the information.

Gamification: Integrating Play in Pedagogy to Promote Intrinsic Motivation and Active Learning 2/11/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Active Learning

The objective of this workshop is to energize participants about integrating play and pedagogy.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 2/17/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

Participants in this session will experience different discussion structures and reflect upon when and how to use them best.

Effective In-Class Demonstrations for STEM 2/22/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM STEM

Participants in this session will have an opportunity to rework their existing demonstrations to leverage evidence-based strategies to maximize their impact on student learning.

The Principles Underlying Deep Learning: Applying Learning Science to Your Teaching Practice 3/2/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

In this workshop, we will apply these principles to map out and understand the learning environments we create. We will also develop strategies to increase the learning potential of these environments.

Preparing Co-op Students to Respond to Guided Inquiries and Co-op Faculty to Provide Feedback 3/7/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Co-op

This interactive workshop will present co-op faculty with an opportunity to develop ways to effectively work with students on the practice of reflective writing.

Using Two-Stage Exams in STEM to Improve Content Retention 3/14/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM STEM

Participants will discuss the potential impacts of and practical considerations for implementing this method in their courses.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 3/14/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Teaching Essentials

Participants in this session will experience different discussion structures and reflect upon when and how to use them best.

Envisioning Online Teaching and Learning 3/24/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Online

This workshop will help you envision how online teaching and learning works by highlighting significant similarities and differences between teaching “on ground” versus “online.”

Increasing Learning and Motivation through Problem- and Project-Based Learning 4/1/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Active Learning

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

The Principles Underlying Deep Learning: Applying Learning Science to Your Teaching Practice 4/4/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Teaching Essentials

In this workshop, we will apply these principles to map out and understand the learning environments we create. We will also develop strategies to increase the learning potential of these environments.

Your Syllabus: Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus for Optimal Learning 4/6/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Teaching Essentials

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.

Your Syllabus: Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus for Optimal Learning 4/12/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Teaching Essentials

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.

Facilitating Online Courses: In-person Intensive 4/25/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 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.