Friday, July 15, 2016

Libraries Participates in GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @UK

UK Libraries is participating in the GEAR UP Summer Academy, a residential college readiness program for Kentucky high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from 22 Kentucky high schools. Designed to prepare high school students for success in college, GEAR UP 3.0 runs from July 10 through July 30 and offers courses taught by UK instructors as well as a full schedule of co-curricular activities.

During the first week, librarians Debbie Sharp, Beth Fuchs and Karyn Hinkle presented a library orientation session, “Research and Library Resources,” for all participants. Several librarians and staff are helping students with their research assignments through an online Library Help module, with links to library resources.

Education Librarian Sarah Vaughan is working with 11 middle and high school teachers in a four-day Gear-Up Teacher & Leader Academy. The teachers are working in the Education Library on individual research related to classroom management improvements, or their teaching discipline – either English or Social Studies.

Click on GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @UK for more information.

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