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Upcoming Events

This list will be updated as events are scheduled. CELT welcomes your suggestions on workshop topics. Send ideas to Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu)

 

Fall 2013 Events:


New Faculty Teaching Academy Series

The New Faculty Teaching Academy is a series of workshops offered for faculty or any instructor new to the institution to assist them in having a successful start with teaching responsibilities at the University of Kentucky. The workshops are designed to introduce participants to issues such as course design, effective teaching strategies, the characteristics of UK students, and the academic culture of the campus. Each workshop is offered two times to accommodate teaching schedules.

How Do I Handle This? Challenging Situations In and Out of the Classroom

Date: Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Bill Burke

Assertion Evidence Design: Re-Thinking Presentation Slides

This interactive workshop requires the participants to prepare in advance by viewing a short video. Throughout the session participants will have an opportunity to apply the assertion-evidence structure to one of their own upcoming presentations. Either a laptop or handouts can be used to create the newly structured slides.

Date: Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Bill Burke and Kathryn Cunningham

Documenting Your Teaching Activities: Assembling a Teaching Portfolio

Date: Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Bill Burke

Large Enrollment Classes: Challenges and Solutions

Date: Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Bill Burke

Additional Fall 2013 Events:

 

Use Course Evaluations To Guide Self-Reflection

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Presented by: David Sacks

Contrary to myths, end of term course evaluations can provide useful information to guide your self-reflection about a course. While course evaluations have limitations, they can provide useful information when we understand a few myths about them. This session will include discussion about these myths, other ways to gather feedback about your instruction, and discuss the benefits of self-reflection with regards to teaching.

CELT Open House

Date: Tuesday, October 1
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: 518 King Building

Tour the center, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments.

Mobile App 'Speed Dating' for Faculty

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Cara Worick

With over 500,000 apps available it can be difficult to discover the "app for that." This workshop will serve as a fun, social and educational playground in which participants will both share and learn about mobile applications that can improve instruction and/or work-life. A variety of apps that benefit teaching, learning and productivity will be featured. From beginner to advanced mobile-user, anyone on the knowledge spectrum for mobile technologies is encouraged to participate.

Don't Put Them Away: Using Cell Phones To Enhance Student Learning

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Lights, Camera, Action: Creating Multimedia Assignments

Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: TBA
Presented by: Cara Worick

A video project is a great way to get students to apply a design process to a concept, and to think about how that concept can most effectively be delivered to others. Video assignments engage students in high-level critical thinking, stimulate discussion and promote creativity and collaboration. This workshop will cover best practices for video usage and address how you can incorporate digital video into your course.

Develop Course Structures to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement

Date: Monday, November 18
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Presented by: David Sacks

Many university instructors face a similar challenge — students are NOT as interested in the course content as the instructor. In this session, we will work together to develop structures in the course to promote student learning and engagement.

Planning a Hybrid Course: Critical Questions to Consider

Date, Time, and Location: TBD
Presented by: Kathryn Cunningham and Derek Eggers

This workshop will benefit faculty who are thinking about offering a hybrid course. A brief presentation, based on research by Fink and Caufield, about what the best hybrid teachers do will start this session. Participants will then engage in activities that can assist them in thinking through some critical questions required for planning an effective hybrid course.

Designing for Team-based Learning

Date, Time, and Location: TBD
Presented by: Kathryn Cunningham and Derek Lane

This panel presentation is a rich gathering of faculty who have both researched and taught Team-based Learning courses. Attend this session to learn about best practices and practical experiences for designing and delivering a Team-based Learning course.

Active Learning Techniques Using Google Apps

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 am
Location: TBA
Presented by: Chris Rice




Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants

In collaboration with The Graduate School, CELT will offer the following sessions as part of the TA workshop series:

Leading Effective Discussions and Increasing Student Participation

Date: Tuesday, September 10th and Monday, October 7th
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: 204 Classroom Building
Presented by: Chris Rice

Using Online Tools Strategically and Effectively

Date: Wednesday, September 25 and Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: 204 Classroom Building
Presented by: Chris Rice and Cara Worick

Making Lectures Engaging and Interactive

Date: Wednesday, October 9th and Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: 204 Classroom Building
Presented by: Kathryn Cunningham

What Is Critical Thinking?

Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: 204 Classroom Building
Presented by: David Sacks

Cheating: Curbing, Catching, and Consequences

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: 204 Classroom Building
Presented by: Bill Burke



Spring 2014 Events:


Making the Information from Course/Teacher Evaluations Useful

Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions and Using the Statistical Feedback

Teaching Millennials: Advice From a Boomer

Cheating: Curbing, Catching, and Consequences


What topics would you like to see CELT offer? Fill out the "Ask Us" form to make suggestions.