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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 2014 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. Workshops are open to all instructors. See the New Faculty Teaching Academy page for details.

 

Additional Fall 2014 Events:

 

eLII Kickoff

Date: Friday, September 5
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: B108C William T. Young Library

An afternoon of workshops for eLii participants to get an overview of the program and learn about multimedia assignment design, universal design for learning, and re-thinking presentation slide design.

Introduction to the Maker Movement

Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Derek Eggers

This workshop focuses on "The Maker Movement" and Higher Education. The Maker Movement is a resurgence of interest in traditional manufacturing and fabrication combined with digital manufacturing using inexpensive, open source, and DIY approaches. It provides a hands-on experience that could contribute to student learning and retention of concepts in your discipline. A brief descriptive overview of the history and current state of The Maker Movement with respect to Higher Education will be presented by Derek Eggers of CELT and will include a description of "Maker" resources available and emerging at UK and experimental courses previously or presently being offered. Attending this workshop will be helpful in your preparation for future hands-on-workshops focused on Digital Design and Fabrication.

Mobile App Playground - eLII

Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
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.

CELT Open House

Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: 518 King Building

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites you to attend our annual open house to be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Our colleagues in eLearning are co-hosting the event. CELT and eLearning are located in room 518 of the King Building (Science Library). Directions are attached.

Drop by to meet the staff and see the facilities to include CELT's Faculty Media Studio and Fab Studio. Pick up some CELT swag and enter a drawing for a book on teaching and learning. Enjoy refreshments catered by Mark Jensen Catering. Have some dessert thanks to our colleagues in eLearning and see their new Faculty Media Depot on the main floor.

Introduction to Universal Design and Accessibility in Teaching and Learning

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Little Library - Study Room 1

Begin your understanding of universal design for learning and accessibility and how these concepts apply to teaching and learning at UK. We will also discuss how they can increase student learning and the success of all students in your courses.

Create Rubrics to Improve Student Work - eLII

Date: Tuesday, September 30th
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: David Sacks

Well developed rubrics help both the instructor and the student through clearer expectations for the assignment. In this workshop we will discuss the advantages to developing a rubric, the components of a rubric, and get started on a rubric either by yourself or with a couple of colleagues.

Collaborative Learning With Digital Tools - eLII

Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Lee Bessette

Students often resist collaborative assignments because of their experience with "group work" in the past. The purpose of this workshop is to understand the unique experience of collaboration and introduce faculty to various digital tools that their students can use to more effectively collaborate on an assignment.

Lights, Camera, Action: Designing Multimedia Assignments for Students

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
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.

Global Learning

Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Presented by: Kathi Kern

Introduction to CELT Fab Studio

Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Presented by: Derek Eggers

Workshop to explore the digital design and fabrication resources at UK available to faculty to use in support of teaching and learning in multiple disciplines. Examples presented from disciplines including the Humanities, Health and Social Sciences, Education, Architecture, Ag, and Engineering.

Universal Design for Learning 101

Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Gallery, Young Library
Presented by: Deb Castiglione

Prepare to take the initial steps to implementing universal design for learning (UDL) principles into your courses and begin meet the needs of the student majority.

Approaches to Hybrid Course Design - eLII

Date: Monday, October 20
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Chris Rice

This workshop focuses on best practices for hybrid courses, and explores different methodologies, tools, and resources that can be used to develop a truly effective hybrid course.

Peer-Driven Learning

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Presented by: Lee Bessette

The purpose of this workshop is to help faculty understand the concepts behind peer-driven learning and to identify opportunities to incorporate this approach in their own classrooms. We will focus on setting up guidelines for peer-driven learning, nurturing students during the process, as well as how to approach evaluating the results.

Global Learning

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Presented by: Kathi Kern

Learning Outcomes and Backward Design - eLII

Date: Tuesday, November 4
Time: 3:30-5:00
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Chris Rice

This workshop will ask participants to think of how they design their courses in a different way - from the end. In other words, the focus will be looking at Learning Outcomes, and how the course can and should be developed around those Learning Outcomes.

CATs and CoLTs for Active Learning - eLII

Date: Tuesday, November 18
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Bill Burke

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) and Collaborative Learning Techniques (CoLTs) are two important elements when designing an active learning environment for your class. This workshop introduces the concepts and discusses different approaches and best practices that can be adapted in various settings.

Mobile App Playground

Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
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.

Introduction to the Maker Movement

Date: Tuesday, December 2
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Presented by: Derek Eggers

This workshop focuses on "The Maker Movement" and Higher Education. The Maker Movement is a resurgence of interest in traditional manufacturing and fabrication combined with digital manufacturing using inexpensive, open source, and DIY approaches. It provides a hands-on experience that could contribute to student learning and retention of concepts in your discipline. A brief descriptive overview of the history and current state of The Maker Movement with respect to Higher Education will be presented by Derek Eggers of CELT and will include a description of "Maker" resources available and emerging at UK and experimental courses previously or presently being offered. Attending this workshop will be helpful in your preparation for future hands-on-workshops focused on Digital Design and Fabrication.

Gamestorming & Innovation Games for Active Learning - eLII

Date: Wednesday, December 3
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Chris Rice

Gamestorming is an innovation technique developed in Silicon Valley to kick-start creativity. This workshop will introduce the concept and give examples of how it can be used to get students more engaged and thinking laterally about course content.

Facilitating Effective Online Discussions- eLII

Date: Tuesday, December 9
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Niles Gallery
Presented by: Lee Bessette

The challenge for almost all instructors trying to create a more active classroom experience is to get students to participate in discussions; the challenge becomes even greater when the class is moved online. This workshop will examine ways that online discussions are engaging, effective, and meaningful.

Introduction to Universal Design and Accessibility in Teaching and Learning

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Niles Gallery

Begin your understanding of universal design for learning and accessibility and how these concepts apply to teaching and learning at UK. We will also discuss how they can increase student learning and the success of all students in your courses.


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