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Registration Open for College of Education Professional Learning Series

Thais Council, Ph.D., an assistant professor of literacy education in the UK College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will lead a workshop, “Literacy and Justice for All,” during the 2022 Professional Learning Series. 
Thais Council, Ph.D., an assistant professor of literacy education in the UK College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will lead a workshop, “Literacy and Justice for All,” during the 2022 Professional Learning Series. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 6, 2022) — Take a workshop this summer in the University of Kentucky College of Education Professional Learning Series. The virtual and in-person workshops help participants level up their skills and earn digital badges by completing sessions.  

The series is open to anyone and is designed to bolster participants’ proficiency and marketability in the professional arena. Continuing education credit and professional development credit is available.  

New this summer are four workshops in an “Equity & Belonging for All” series designed to allow participants to build equitable, safe and anti-racist learning spaces that cultivate a sense of belonging. The four workshops can be bundled or taken individually.  

“This series allows community members to spend time with the same world-class faculty our students know and love,” said UK College of Education Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Partnerships Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Ph.D. “The new ‘Equity & Belonging for All’ bundle will allow participants to examine practices to help close achievement gaps, consider the implications of trauma-informed pedagogy and gain turnkey strategies to promote equity and justice in schools and beyond.” 

Additionally, the Professional Learning Series will feature a workshop from the STEM Education Department where pre-service and in-service high school science teachers will gain skills in computer modeling for secondary life science education. And, for those who engage in education research, an offering from the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation will deliver an introduction to The R Project for Statistical Computing.  

Designed to be enriching and affordable, the series draws on the expertise of faculty in Kentucky’s top-ranked college of education. Questions about the Professional Learning Series should be directed to Mariama Lockington, program coordinator, at COElearningseries@uky.edu. For more information, visit https://education.uky.edu/learning-series/

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.