Dine and Discover Workshop Series

Session Information

From best practices for engaging your students in the learning process and better utilizing technology in the classroom, to evidence-based strategies for overcoming challenges in the classroom and beyond, Dine and Discover sessions are some of the most popular and practical professional development opportunities available to UofL faculty.

All sessions are free to UofL faculty, but space is limited so preregistration is required. Click on the link for more information and to register.

Sessions are offered from 12 – 1 p.m. and start promptly at noon. Lunch is available for those who register beginning at 11:30 a.m., and general announcements begin at 11:50 a.m.

New for 2016-17: Tailor your Learning with Session Tracks!

To help you easily and quickly find the sessions of most interest to you, we have categorized this year’s sessions into seven different tracks. Look for these tracks in the schedule below:

  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Motivating Student Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Active Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Critical Thinking

Location and Parking

Sessions meet on Belknap Campus in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) Classroom, Ekstrom Library (3rd Floor). We can provide a parking pass if you park at the Speed Museum garage, located next to Ekstrom Library.

Fall Schedule

All sessions are noon - 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Generation Z Learners: What Do I Need to Know About Teaching Them?
Wednesday, August 31
Motivating Student Learning · Inclusive Teaching

“I Hate Group Work!” Best Practices for Forming Groups and Setting Teams Up for Success
Thursday, September 8
Active Learning · Motivating Student Learning

Investigating Teaching Opportunities with the 2016-17 Book-In-Common, Hidden America
Monday, September 19
Critical Thinking · Inclusive Teaching

Using Community-Engaged Work in Support of Promotion and Tenure
Thursday, September 29
Community Engagement · Professional Development

How Social Media Can Be Used to Foster Classroom Community
Monday, October 17
Motivating Student Learning · Teaching with Technology

“I Hate Group Work!” Best Practices for Addressing Group Challenges and Conflict
Thursday, October 27
Active Learning

Teaching Online: “Bolts of Learning” from Delphi Certified Instructors
Tuesday, November 1
Teaching with Technology · Motivating Student Learning

Spring Schedule

All sessions are noon - 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

A Work in Process: Research Assignment Design and Pedagogy
Tuesday, January 17
Critical Thinking

Tips You Can Implement Today to Make Your Classroom More Welcoming to LGBTQ Students
Wednesday, Jan 18
Room change: Ekstrom 254
Inclusive Teaching

Digital Media Assignments: Faculty Share Lessons Learned
Friday, January 27
Teaching with Technology

How Can I Collect Meaningful Data to Inform What—and How—I Teach?
Monday, January 30 and Monday, March 6
Motivating Student Learning · Professional Development

Just Breathe: Mindfulness Strategies for Stretched Faculty
Friday, February 17
Professional Development

Adventures in Critical Thinking: Using UofL Student-Created Comic Books in Your Teaching
Friday, February 24
Critical Thinking · Active Learning

Make Your Teaching Transform Lives
Thursday, March 23
Motivating Student Learning · Professional Development

There’s a Student with a Disability in My Class… Now What Do I Do?
Tuesday, March 28
Inclusive Teaching · Teaching with Technology

Nuts and Bolts of Community-Engaged Research
Tuesday, April 11
Community Engagement · Professional Development

Faculty Share Best Practices for Documenting Teaching Activities and Effectiveness
Wednesday, April 12
Professional Development

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