Enroll in Workshop to Help Communities Address Critical Social Issues

Register now to enroll in a summer workshop offered by University of Kentucky College of Education’s Kayla Johnson, an assistant professor who focuses on working within communities to help address key issues impacting them. Complete the workshop to earn a digital badge from the UK College of Education. 

Open to anyone (professionals, community members and students), Johnson’s workshop is geared toward those interested in working within communities in any improvement capacity, such as someone starting a nonprofit, those working to address critical social issues, and/or researchers and graduate students conducting community-based participatory action research. 

“We wanted to create a way for people who value lifelong learning to spend time with the same world-class faculty our students know and love. Our faculty are dynamic, engaging, and enjoy the process of making their knowledge and research accessible to the broader community,” said Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, UK College of Education associate dean and professor in the Department of STEM Education. 

Johnson will co-teach the workshop with Joseph Levitan of McGill University. The workshop will be taught Aug. 2-6, with synchronous meetings from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Thursday, Aug. 5. The workshop offers the chance to earn 15 professional development hours. 

Registration is open now at https://education.uky.edu/learning-series/

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for” three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers.”  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.

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