Distance Option Webinars
The webinar series below is intended for the participants who choose to access the content of Day 1 virtually. Access information will be sent to those who register for this format. The same topics will be covered in person for those who attend Day 1 on site.
Worried you won't be able to attend one of the webinars? No problem. Access to a recording will be made available as part of your registration.
Wednesday, April 5th, 1-2PM (CT)
While many will be familiar with the concept of a “learning lab” this webinar will present several examples of learning lab installations and partnerships at KU, JCCC and other area institutions that result in campus problem-solving and cost savings, as well as helping students reach academic goals and benefit from experiential learning while developing their sense of place. Led by Kristy Howell, JCCC and Kim Criner, KU.
Wednesday, April 19th, 1-2PM (CT)
The Kansas native prairie is a vast and productive ecosystem. This webinar will call on the expertise of the Kansas Studies Institute at Johnson County Community College to highlight the ecological and cultural resources that can be used for research and case studies. Participants will gain a broader understanding of our bioregional characteristics, enabling richer conversations about their campus’ natural environments. As many of our participants may have “prairie plots” or other “wild” spaces on campus, this conversation will also serve to offer faculty unfamiliar with our regional ecology a framework to begin their own explorations. Led by Deb Williams, JCCC.
The week of May 1st, TBD
Equity, inclusion, and access to the resources needed for all to thrive is an essential component of sustainability. In our experience, the faculty we support frequently find conversations about social sustainability the most difficult to frame within their coursework. To help attendees see the ways their pedagogy might benefit from conversations about social justice, this webinar will take advantage of resources and talent at KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. We will describe social justice and inclusion on our campus and explore how an inclusive campus community can feed thriving and open-minded learning spaces. We will also illustrate how sustainability can be brought to the curriculum through a lens of social justice. Led by staff from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU.