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January 22, 2020

'Rekindle Your Love of Teaching' at the annual spring FETE teaching retreat

Submitted by Sara K. Kearns

K-State's annual Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence's, or FETE, spring teaching retreat, "Rekindle Your Love of Teaching," is now open for registration and session submissions.

The retreat is our opportunity to celebrate K-State educators and explore best practices, examine assumptions, spark new ideas and make connections with fellow educators. Anyone is welcome to attend and to submit proposals.

The retreat is the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 14, and morning of Saturday, Feb. 15, at the K-State Student Union. The cost is $15.

This year's retreat is all about celebrating our love of teaching. The opening speaker is Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students. Join your fellow attendees in predicting the secret closing speaker. Two clues to get you started: they teach at K-State and are going to share their joy in teaching with us.

Share your love of teaching with fellow educators. Whether you have a formal presentation, want to lead round table discussions, or plan to organize a Q&A forum, we want to learn from you. Graduate students, instructors, advisors, university distinguished professors, we want to learn from you. Have experience with inclusive learning and teaching practices? We want to learn from you. Have experience with education outside of mainstream America? We want to learn from you. Know of someone who you want to learn from? Be sure to encourage them to submit a proposal.

The retreat will feature five tracks:

  1. Who are our students? — Insight into students at K-State for educators.
  2. Coaching — Opportunities for new educators to learn from experienced colleagues.
  3. Recognizing and Celebrating Cultures — What can we learn from each other? How can different ways of creating and sharing knowledge be incorporated into learning at K-State?
  4. Meta-learning — How understanding how learning happens helps students and educators.
  5. Multidisciplinary learning — For example: Here's how a biology class includes an art assignment.

Register today.

Submit a session proposal by 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at bit.ly/FETE2020PROP

Follow the FETE 2020 Teaching Retreat website for updates and final schedule.

Questions? Contact Sara K. Kearns, FETE coordinator

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