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Contemplative Pedagogy

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

One of the primary missions of the college experience is to empower students to be independent thinkers that can consciously contribute to the world around them. Contemplative pedagogies invite students to find meaning in the course content by engaging in an introspective investigation about the beliefs that they hold and how their beliefs and experiences relate to course material. The goal of contemplative methods is to foster the student’s emotional and intellectual development. In this workshop we will explore how contemplative strategies might enhance the learning experience for students.

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

Mindset and Motivation

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

Students hold strong beliefs about their intelligence and capabilities as learners. Have you ever heard a student say, “I’m just not good at math,” or “I’m 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. Refreshments will be served. Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Navigating Conflict and Building Bridges

Event Location: 
Great Hall, King Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

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.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) or Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:45

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) or Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Teaching for Success: Student Perspectives

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Fine Arts Library

Panel concludes at 4:30.

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

Race and Cultural Competencies: A Student Perspective

Event Location: 
King Library Great Hall

Panel concludes at 5:00.

Teaching for student success begins by understanding more fully who our students are. Although faculty, staff and administrators strive to create diverse and inclusive instructional environments, many students feel isolated and unwelcome on campus. This panel is the first in a series of conversations that aims to address the hostilities of University culture. To better support underrepresented campus populations, CELT has invited undergraduate and graduate speakers to share their perspectives on classroom climates and how culturally responsive instructional practices can have a positive effect on academic achievement.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu) or Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Managing Microaggressions

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 5:30.

This workshop draws on theories developed by psychologist Derald W. Sue and his research team to explore the effects of microaggressions. Also known as microinequities, microaggressions refer to commonplace, everyday interactions that communicate hostility toward another individual based on her/his identification with an underrepresented group. Participants of the workshop will be led through exercises to assist in better identifying and responding to microaggressions when they occur.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Mind the Gap: Teaching Across Degrees of Student Preparedness

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

This workshop offers strategies to faculty who face a common challenge: a class populated by underprepared students, highly prepared students, and everyone in between. Come to this faculty panel to explore theoretical insights, practical strategies, and on-campus resources for the best approaches to differentiating instruction. The panel will feature the work of two award-winning UK faculty: Thomas Guskey, Professor of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, and Philipp Kraemer, Professor of Psychology and the Chellgren Chair for Undergraduate Excellence.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Sarah Moore (sarahmoore@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

white board with numerical scale corresponding to emotive faces from hate to love

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

End-of-semester student course evaluations will soon be upon us. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how best to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also discuss some of the myths regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply.

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

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

white board with numerical scale corresponding to emotive faces from hate to love

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

End-of-semester student course evaluations will soon be upon us. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how best to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also discuss some of the myths regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply.

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

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