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Classroom Strategies for Student Engagement

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:15. NB: this is a graduate student workshop.

Many higher education instructors have moved from the “sage on the stage” model of lecturing to incorporate pedagogical strategies that directly engage students with the course content. This workshop will explore the challenges and benefits of student-centered learning and the effectiveness of active learning strategies. By the end of the workshop, participants will develop ideas for how they can make the classroom a more engaging space in their specific disciplines.

Click here to register. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Student Learning Outcomes: what are they and why do they matter?

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:15. NB: this is a graduate student workshop.

You might not be tasked with designing your own course now, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about what your future courses will look like. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of course design. We will focus on a design methodology that centers on student learning. Participants will craft student learning outcomes for a course they might teach either as a TA, or as a future college instructor.

Click here to register. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) if you have questions.

What’s College For?: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:15. NB: this is a graduate student workshop.

The landscape of higher education is shifting with decreasing financial support from state governments, rising tuition, more reliance on adjunct faculty, and a continued focus on online course and degree offerings. These shifts have led many to ask, “What is the purpose of a college education?” In this workshop, we will explore this question. Participants will be encouraged to think about how they perceive the role of higher education in society and how their roles in the classroom facilitates and advances the purpose (as they see it) of a college education.

Click here to register. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Mindset and Motivation

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

Students hold strong beliefs about their intelligence and capabilities as learners. Have you ever heard a student say, “I’m not a math person,” or “I’m just not good at writing”? Statements like these tell us that many students believe that their intelligence is “fixed.” The latest research shows that growth-oriented mindsets — the belief that knowledge and ability can be developed — increases students’ motivation, achievement, and resiliency and reduces racial, gender, and social gaps. In this workshop we will discuss the latest research regarding growth-oriented mindsets and identify several practical instructional strategies that will encourage the development of growth mindsets in your students.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Universal Design in Canvas with UDOIT

Event Location: 
213E King Library

Workshop concludes at 10:30. Bring a laptop or tablet, and have instructor access to a course in Canvas.

Do you want to create a more universally designed and accessible Canvas course? Do you want your course checked for you? Learn about our new tool that can be used within Canvas, UDOIT. UDOIT enables you to run a scan of your course and identify common universal design and accessibility issues. A report is generated from the scan that indicates errors needing revision and includes suggestions for improvement. You can easily preview and make edits from within the dynamic report generated using the UFIXIT option, as well as create a PDF of the report.

The workshop is hands-on so you will require a laptop or tablet device, as well as instructor or TA access to a course in Canvas.

Click here to register. Contact Deb Castiglione (deb.castiglione@uky.edu) if you have questions.

UDL and Accessibility Top Ten (+ 1)

Event Location: 
Study Room 1 (Room 205), Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

Applying accessibility practices in the development of course materials enhances the learning experience for all students (universal design for learning). But, where do you begin? Discover the top eleven strategies that will benefit all types of learners, also increasing accessibility, while potentially reducing accommodations.

Click here to register. Contact Deb Castiglione (deb.castiglione@uky.edu) with questions or other correspondence.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves testing using multiple-choice questions. These kinds of questions can test more than rote memorization. Designed well, they can assess higher levels of cognitive ability. This workshop examines writing good questions, creating a test bank, using item analysis for useful feedback, and conducting classroom activities before and after the exam that can assist students in performing well.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Event Location: 
Room 205, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves testing using multiple-choice questions. These kinds of questions can test more than rote memorization. Designed well, they can assess higher levels of cognitive ability. This workshop examines writing good questions, creating a test bank, using item analysis for useful feedback, and conducting classroom activities before and after the exam that can assist students in performing well.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teaching Portfolios

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Putting together a teaching portfolio, including the teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance rely on more than student evaluations. It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a teaching portfolio.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teaching Portfolios

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Putting together a teaching portfolio, including the teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance rely on more than student evaluations. It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a teaching portfolio.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

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