Interactive Workshops

Workshops at our Annual Convention model hands-on learning and are interactive discussions led by a moderator. They aim to develop professional skills or examine professional interests, responsibilities, and proficiencies.

Space for workshops may be limited, so please pre-register (available at the end of October). If a workshop is sold out, it will no longer appear under "Registration and Membership," but you may email to be added to our waiting list.

2022 Convention Workshops

Teaching the Humanities Online in a Post-COVID World: Practical Strategies

This workshop prepares humanities faculty to teach their classes effectively and imaginatively. To this end, the workshop has two goals. First, it surveys the lessons learned during the emergency shift to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Second, it offers specific, concrete strategies for moving forward as colleges and universities return to some measure of instructional normality.

Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning

This workshop, rooted in the work of the Cosmopolitan Collective, will engage participants with exercises and questions designed to inform the development of Community Engaged Learning language courses.

Gender Pronouns, Teaching and Learning, and Cultures of Respect

We’ve all done it: said the wrong pronoun, used the wrong name, or referred to someone in some sexed/gendered way. How can we as instructors forestall these mistakes and activate in ourselves an inclusive ideology for gender and sexed identities in our classrooms? This workshop will start with grammar and linguistic history to identify where these words come from and how they work (and don’t work), then we’ll discuss strategies for positive engagement with gender pronouns, teaching, and learning.

The Hate U Give: Using the College Novel to Teach Antiracist Pedagogy

This will be a four-part interactive workshop that will introduce the concept of the College Novel as a college wide initiative. It will highlight how the novel was used as a literary text to create cross-cultural awareness and dialogue at all levels of the college community.

Theater for Social Change: Implicit Bias Towards Women in Higher Ed

This workshop models how interactive theatre can be used to counter implicit bias towards women in higher education.

Digital Storytelling in Foreign Language Curricula: The Why and the How

This workshop presents an approach to integrating a dissertation project about narratives in the DS format into an existing curriculum. It is designed for instructors of all foreign languages. It includes best practices for curricular considerations (level, topic, materials), an outline of the instructional sequence and lesson plans, and assessment rubrics. The workshop provides participants with an opportunity to get started on their own DS assignment.

Introduction to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)

In this workshop, we will discuss ways to use digital image standards from libraries and museums for research and teaching purposes, as we explore the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF, https://iiif.io).

Using the Graphic Novel in the Intermediate French Classroom (Virtual Workshop)

In this session, we will present how the engaging format of the graphic novel can be used as a pedagogical tool to decolonize French history and French grammar learning at the intermediate level.

Exhibitor-sponsored Workshops

Exhibitors have the opportunity to offer workshops at NeMLA. We will promote your workshop as part of our Professionalization Initiatives, and convention attendees will have the opportunity to pre-register. Exhibitors who sign up after November 1, 2021, may be asked to share a workshop. For more information, please email Claire Sommers, Exhibits and Professionalization Coordinator.