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January 18, 2019

Register now to attend annual teaching workshop, 'Breaking Down Roadblocks to Student Success'

Submitted by Jana Fallin

Register now to attend "Breaking Down Roadblocks to Student Success," the annual teaching workshop sponsored by the Faculty of Teaching Excellence and the K-State Teaching and Learning Center. 

The event begins on Friday, Feb. 1, from 1:30-4:45 p.m., then continues on Saturday, Feb. 2, with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and presentations from 9 a.m. to noon. All sessions will be in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

This year's event will include presentations by keynote speaker Todd Zakrajsek as well as mini presentations from your colleagues.

Zakrajsek is the author of "The New Science of Learning" and the soon to be released "Understanding How We Learn: Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom." He is a friend of K-State and if you've had the opportunity to hear him before, you know him to be compelling, knowledgeable and inspiring. You will leave the workshop with new ideas and directions to take as you strive for teaching excellence.

Joining Zakrajsek will be some of your colleagues who will share their expertise about how K-State can help you "Break Down Roadblocks to Student Success." Mini presentations will be given by:

  • Laurie Wesely associate director of clinical services for Counseling Services. 
  • Jodi Kaus, director of powercat financial, and Tamara Bauer, instructor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies, who work with students for increased financial and food security.
  • Julie Gibbs, director of health promotion at Lafene Health Center.
  • Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson, director of the Student Access Center. 
  • Dan Wilcox, assistant professor, and Jessica Nelson, instructor, both from the College of Education, will talk about helping students with anxiety and those with ADD/ADHD, respectively.

Please register by Friday, Jan. 25. The cost is $30, which includes breakfast on Saturday and snacks on Friday. Check with your department heads/deans to see if they will help defray the modest cost. We hope to see you and your colleagues there.