Request a Noel Studio Workshop or Toolkit

The Noel Studio prefers to schedule facilitated workshops at least two weeks in advance. Request approval is dependent on facilitator and space availability; due to staffing patterns and training, the Noel Studio cannot accommodate requests for Friday workshops.

  • Select Noel Studio Workshop to request a Noel Studio facilitated workshop to occur in the Noel Studio located in the Crabbe (Main) Library on the Richmond, KY, campus. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.

  • Select Active Learning Toolkit to request materials that allow you to embed our workshops in your Blackboard course shell or self-facilitate one of our workshops in your own classroom, whether that classroom is online/eCampus, Regional/Dual Credit, etc. Access is immediate upon form completion.


Designing & Creating Infographics [Noel Studio Workshop | Active Learning Toolkit]

In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of infographics, their purpose and how they can be used, as well as some guiding principles of design. Students will also put these ideas into practice with a group exercise.

Designing Research Posters [Noel Studio Workshop | Active Learning Toolkit]

In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of research posters, their purpose and how they are used, how they should be designed and organized, and what kind of information they should include. Students will put these ideas into practice with a group exercise.

Developing & Delivering Oral Presentations [Noel Studio Workshop | Active Learning Toolkit]

In this workshop, students will learn the basic steps in creating and delivering a speech. Students will participate in a brief lesson on brainstorming for speeches, finding research, using visuals, and delivery. After, the facilitator will guide the class through a brief, fun speech exercise to practice public speaking.

Developing & Refining a Creative Topic [Noel Studio Workshop | Active Learning Toolkit]

In this workshop, students will crowdsource their topics with a collaborative brainstorming activity facilitated by a Noel Studio Consultant. Instructors are invited to join the fun by mingling with groups in Noel Studio spaces outside of the Discovery Classroom.

Intro to Citation & Documentation

In this workshop, students will receive a general overview of APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian and hands-on practice in developing reference entries through a team-based citation activity.

Thesis Statements [Noel Studio Workshop| Active Learning Toolkit]

In this workshop, students will learn what makes an effective thesis statement, why thesis statements are important, and how to construct a strong thesis statement. After, the facilitator will lead a class activity to develop and identify strong thesis statements.


Audience Awareness [Active Learning Toolkit]

This Active Learning Toolkit will help students understand how the audience impacts their language and style choices when writing or speaking.

Peer Review [Active Learning Toolkit]

This Active Learning Toolkit guides students through analyzing a prompt, examining the success of a draft, and offering feedback for revision. Instructors may use either student drafts or sample papers to discuss and practice effective strategies for peer reviews.

Synthesizing Sources [Active Learning Toolkit]

This Active Learning Toolkit guides students in using sources to practice identifying points of a debate and organize them into a cohesive argument.


Co-designed Assignment Support 

Not sure what you need and/or don’t see an existing workshop module or resource that fits your needs? The Noel Studio can work with you to adapt our workshops, toolkits, and resources to meet assignment, course, and/or discipline needs, or to co-design new ways to support your assignments and students. If you'd like to work with the Noel Studio to design a tailored approach to a specific lesson or topic, contact the Noel Studio directly at noelstudio@eku.edu

Once we receive your email, a member of the Noel Studio team will initiate a discussion about student needs and learning outcomes. Together, we will identify challenges and possible solutions, which could include (but are not limited to) a Noel Studio-facilitated remote workshop, an instructor-facilitated workshop, modifications to an existing assignment, recommended consultations for students, and/or a co-created resource (handout, worksheet, video, etc.).