CELT seeks to lead a University-wide conversation and critical reflection on teaching and learning in light of our experiences during the pandemic year. Moving forward, what have we learned about our students and ourselves? What practices and perspectives have we gained, what do we seem to have left behind, and what do we still keep with us? Join us for a month-long series of events with weekly themes of connection and motivation, access and barriers to learning, reevaluating assessment, and teaching in times of trauma....
CELT and colleagues in Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovation are eager to help our teaching community at UK. With critical support from UK PR, we have launched the Teach Anywhere website to provide a central hub for resources, tutorials, and practices related to the sudden shift to online and alternate delivery formats.
As the nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Awards are submitted this month to The Office for Faculty Advancement, I sat down with Benjamin Braun, associate mathematics professor, who was a recipient of the award in 2019. In our interview, Ben discussed the benefits of engineering a classroom environment where learning (and failure) are public, allowing all students a chance to find their strengths and build resilience in academic settings.