Join the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Education on Thursday evenings for an engaging hybrid workshop series led by expert faculty from the College of Education and esteemed guest speakers.

Workshops will focus on how to build equitable, safe and anti-racist PK-20 learning spaces that cultivate a sense of belonging. Completion of each workshop will result in the award of a digital badge to add to your resume or CV. Professional development credit or continuing education credit is available.

Workshop offerings include:

  • June 16, 4-5:30 p.m. ET (in-person): We know it when we see it— Gap-closing school practices from the research with Sarah LaCour-Yarbrough, Ph.D., J.D.
  • June 23, 4-5:30 p.m. ET (virtual): Exploring Emotionalities of Whiteness— How to Interrogate the Self for Racial Justice with Cheryl Matias, Ph.D.
  • June 30, 4-5:30 p.m. ET (virtual): Trauma Informed Practices with Sharim Hannegan-Martinez, Ph.D.
  • July 14, 4-5:30 p.m. ET (in-person): Literacy & Justice for All—Disrupting Anti-Black Practices in and Out of Our Schools with Thais Council, Ph.D., and Charity T. Gordon, Ph.D.

The Professional Learning Series offers unique learning opportunities online and in person, and the “Equity & Belonging for All” workshops can be bundled or taken individually.


  • Pre-service teachers: FREE
  • In-service teachers: $25/single workshop, $75 for the “Equity & Belonging for All” workshop bundle
  • General public: $50/single workshop, $150 for the “Equity & Belonging for All” workshop bundle

Registration is now open for this series, and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Visit here for full workshop descriptions, faculty bios, and to register.