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. Kathy Takayama (k.takayama@northeastern.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 Audience Description
Teaching for Critical Thinking 9/22/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty

In this workshop, we will use Halpern’s four-part “teaching for critical thinking” framework to structure our brainstorming and dialogue.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 9/25/2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

The Value of Affirming Your Values 9/28/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

In this session, participants will experience a values affirmation–a simple exercise that research has shown to reduce stress, close achievement gaps, and increase open-mindedness–and consider options for implementing it in their own educational contexts.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 9/28/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

Equip Your Students to Improve Their Learning 10/3/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty

In this one-hour Quick Bite, you will explore learning strategies that research has shown to be most effective, whether incorporated into your teaching or employed by students in their own studying.

Learning and Teaching in Difficult Times 10/11/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs

In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of strategies that we can use to work with our students in meaningful, supportive ways and that are appropriate for both one-on-one and group interactions.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 10/12/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 10/13/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 10/19/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty

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

Students as Makers 10/30/2017 All Faculty

In this two week online workshop, facilitated via Blackboard, you will consider your priorities for engaging your students as makers, use those priorities as a lens for examining a diverse collection of maker assignments that could be adapted for use in your teaching, and plan a maker assignment for your students.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 11/2/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

Talking through Challenging Moments 11/3/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

In this session, participants will experience a process for facilitating respectful dialogue that they can use to help create a supportive, inclusive environment.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 11/6/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

Slow Teaching, Deep Learning: Contemplative Writing 11/8/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

In this interactive session, participants will be guided through contemplative writing practices designed to foster inquiry and enhance the embodied process of learning, and consider how to fruitfully incorporate contemplative writing in their own pedagogical practice.

Learning Across Cultures: Benefitting from Student Diversity 11/16/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators

In this interactive workshop, you will reflect on the value of working with diverse groups, especially international students, and consider strategies for tapping into their intercultural perspectives in order to improve their learning.

Facilitating Online Courses 11/27/2017 All Faculty

This online, asynchronous workshop (facilitated via Blackboard) is designed for faculty who have developed an online course but are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.

Developing Rubrics for Effective & Efficient Grading 11/28/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty

Designed for those who have no to little experience with developing a rubric, this workshop will walk participants through the steps of creating and using a rubric so that the grading process will be more learning-centered and efficient.