Workshops organized by the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) provide a hands-on opportunity for educators to delve into a specific topic, issue, or approach in teaching and learning. We offer distinct workshop series for faculty, staff, administrators, post-doctoral fellows, 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 or co-curricular opportunity 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. The Center also provides in-depth, hands on workshops presented over multiple weeks in an online format, known as a workshop intensive online.

In addition to our open workshop schedule, CATLR designs and facilitates workshops for departmental groups. Contact us at if you are interested in discussing a customized workshop.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

All in-person 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
Intro to SAIL, Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 7/16/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Educators

This workshop (the first of a two-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.

Writing Your Teaching Statement, Part 1: Getting Started 7/17/2018 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Educators

In the first session, participants will be introduced to elements of an effective teaching statement, and then engage in activities designed to kick-start the writing process.

Intro to SAIL, Part 2: Putting It into Action 7/17/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Educators

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

Sharing Your Opportunities with Learners 7/18/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Educators

This hands-on workshop equips participants with ideas for making learners aware of opportunities, as well as support and guidance for entering and publishing learning opportunities through the SAIL platform.

Learning Essentials 7/25/2018 All Educators

This online workshop combines interactive, scenario-based modules and online discussion among participants to explore fundamental principles that impact learning.

Developing Rubrics for Effective and Efficient Grading 7/26/2018 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Educators

Designed for those who have little to no 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.

Designing Authentic Assignments 7/30/2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Educators

This workshop provides a framework for designing authentic assignments that map to course goals, structuring work to support learners’ success, and assessing results.

Writing Your Teaching Statement, Part 2: Draft Feedback 7/31/2018 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Educators

In the second session, participants will share working drafts of their statements, offer each other feedback and suggestions, and further refine their statements.

Applying Design Thinking to Foster Flexibility in Students’ Career Pathways 8/1/2018 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Educators

In this workshop, participants will learn more about the design thinking model and its intersections with the SAIL framework, share their own insights and perspectives, and brainstorm practical applications of design thinking in their work with students.

Integrating the Social Consciousness and Commitment Dimension in SAIL 8/9/2018 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Educators

Through this discussion-based session, explore the Social Consciousness and Commitment (Civic) dimension of the SAIL framework, including what it looks like in practice and how educators can support learner development in this area.