On-Campus Workshop: Multiple Ways of Teaching & Learning
March 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshop Title: Multiple Ways of Teaching & Learning
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Led by: Dr. Lakisha Lockhart, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Ordained to ministry in the non-denominational tradition, Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart recognizes the importance of teaching Christian education for the strengthening of the church. Because she feels that theological education is grounded in both academic and ecclesial contexts, her students are assigned to participate in their congregations and communities as a part of their educational experience. Her focus on practical pedagogy is not only to develop more committed and knowledgeable educators and ministers, but also more committed and knowledgeable congregants.
Dr. Lockhart’s research interests are in the areas of religious education: practical, liberation, and Womanist theologies; ethics and society; multiple intelligences; embodied faith and pedagogies; theological aesthetics’ theopoetics; creativity, imagination, and play. Her teaching takes seriously the benefits and necessity of play, movement, aesthetics, creative arts, and embodiment. For Lockhart, the body is a focus for doing theology and theological reflection.
She has authored and co-authored numerous publications and book chapters, including United Against Racism: Churches for Change: Facilitator’s Guide; “Enfleshing Catechesis Through Embodied Space” in the book, Together Along the Way: Conversations Inspired by the Directory for Catechesis; “Let’s Dance: Zumba and the Imago Dei of Beautiful Black Bodies” in The Other Journal: An Intersection of Theology & Culture; and, “My Wildest Dream: A Letter to My Black Son” in Religious Education. Lockhart also was featured in the “Just Womanist” series for The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership.
Her awards and honors include “Millennial Womanist to Watch” from The Millennial Womanist Project, “Images of Success” from Claflin University, and a First Wornom Innovative Grant from the Religious Education Association Project.
In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to and begin to utilize various teaching and learning styles to aid in teaching and learning across differences. The workshop will specifically utilize Multiple Intelligence Theory and Kolb Theory. Participants will engage in various practices and exercises to become familiar with teaching strategies and tools targeted for each learning style and intelligence, and restructure a lesson plan using those strategies and tools. Participants need to bring a hard copy of a previously taught lesson plan and be comfortable for movement at one’s own pace.
Cost (includes lunch):
$20 per person, if register by January 31, 2023
$25 per person, beginning February 1, 2023
Meals: Lunch is included. When you register you will be asked to indicate any food preferences (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc.).
CEUs: .5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this event. Note: CEU certificates can be generated upon request at the time of the event.
Housing on campus is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can sign up for housing, for an additional cost, when you register.
The Multiple Ways of Teaching & Learning Workshop is sponsored by Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Glenn Bannerman Fund for Recreational Ministry.