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Reimagining Service Learning Using the $100 Solution

Event Location: 
The 90 Room 202

The $100 Solution (THDS) is based on the idea that minimal resources can bring about big social change. This approach to service-learning integrates the core principles of partnership, reciprocity, sustainability, capacity building and reflection to answer a central question, “What can I do to enhance quality of life for others with just $100?” Sarah Kercsmar, Faculty Lecturer and Program Coordinator from Instructional Communication and Research, will share her experience using this model and guide participants through the process. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Student Motivation and Engagement Online: A Faculty Panel

Event Location: 
Alumni Gallery and UKAA Auditorium, WT Young Library

Reception begins in the Alumni Gallery at 11:30. From 12:15 to 1:30 the faculty panel will be held in the UKAA Auditorium.

The faculty panel will feature:

  • Dr. Ellen Usher, Associate Professor and Educational Psychology Area Chair
  • Dr. Sarah Kercsmar, Faculty Lecturer and Interim Program Coordinator in the Division of Instructional Communication and Research
  • Amanda Lawrence, Faculty Lecturer and PhD Candidate in Instructional Communication

Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) by April 18 to RSVP for the event. Food and refreshments will be provided. The panel is a result of a Faculty Learning Community supported by an eLearning Innovation Initiative (eLII) grant.

flier for the faculty panel

Creativity and Creative Assignments

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

Pipe-cleaners? Scrapbook pages? Flyers, pamphlets, and family photos, too? These are not the typical materials used for an assignment in a science course. In this workshop we will explore applications of creative assignments in traditionally “un-creative” fields. Participants will brainstorm and share alternative ways to add pizzazz to their pedagogy.

Click here to register. Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) with questions. Coffee/water and light snacks will be served.

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Critical Conversations About Race and Teaching: Navigating Conflict and Building Bridges

Event Location: 
TBD

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

Conflict in the classroom risks suppressing dialogue and sustained engagement. This is especially true when tensions arise from issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and other encounters with privilege and oppression. Discomfort can be compounded if instructors feel unprepared to facilitate constructive conversations due to lack of perceived expertise, fear of poor evaluations, or simply from being caught off guard. This workshop prepares instructors to courageously manage and hold space for multiple or differing perspectives in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies for stimulating productive discussion while maintaining an inclusive learning environment.

The interactive nature of this workshop requires that we cap registration at 30 participants. Registration for this workshop will close at the end of the day on Friday, January 27.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Critical Conversations About Race and Teaching: Navigating Conflict and Building Bridges

Event Location: 
TBD

Workshop concludes at 1:30.

Conflict in the classroom risks suppressing dialogue and sustained engagement. This is especially true when tensions arise from issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and other encounters with privilege and oppression. Discomfort can be compounded if instructors feel unprepared to facilitate constructive conversations due to lack of perceived expertise, fear of poor evaluations, or simply from being caught off guard. This workshop prepares instructors to courageously manage and hold space for multiple or differing perspectives in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies for stimulating productive discussion while maintaining an inclusive learning environment.

The interactive nature of this workshop requires that we cap registration at 30 participants. Registration for this workshop will close at the end of the day on Friday, January 27.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Image: Lia Leslie. Pexels/CC0.

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
107 Breckenridge Hall

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Image: Lia Leslie. Pexels/CC0.

Coffee Talk

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

a cup of coffee resting in a saucer next to a small potted jasmine plant and two notebooks stacked

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for coffee, pastries, and an informal chat about topics related to race and teaching.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

Image: Lia Leslie. Pexels/CC0.

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