Meet the 2020 STAR Symposium Keynote Speakers!

The award-winning STAR Symposium celebrates excellence in teaching and learning by providing an avenue for individuals to share best practices, ideas, and resources with colleagues.

The symposium includes 24 concurrent sessions and two keynote presenters. Join us to hear from experienced professionals about topics related to faculty support, course design and delivery, assessment practices, technology integration, and student engagement strategies.

Learn about the two keynote sessions and find the full Conference Guide below:

Morning Keynote: Reclaiming Your Time: The Key to Success and Avoiding Burnout

Presenter: Joan Maze, The Authentically Organized Life
Keynote Description: Time is one of the most valuable resources that we have, but many people struggle with how to make their time work for them. With multiple projects, impending deadlines and competing priorities, how can you find time to get everything done without out feeling overwhelmed and burnt out? In this session, we will discuss how to regain control over your life by realigning your time with your vision, values, and purpose.

Afternoon Keynote: Everyone Matters: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Presenter: Dr. Wanda Costen, MacEwan University
Keynote Description: How can you leverage the diversity in your classroom? Given the vast array of perspectives in our classroom, how do you facilitate difficult conversations/discussions? Dr. Costen will present some ideas to infuse different cultural perspectives into your pedagogy and will discuss the importance of creating safe, inclusive spaces in our classroom.


Questions? Contact starsymposium@minnstate.edu

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