Dr. Satasha Green-Stephen is the keynote speaker for the 2022 Teach Together Minnesota! conference, to be held virtually on May 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Satasha Green-Stephen is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Minnesota State. The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State named Dr. Green-Stephen to serve as Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2022.
Keynote: Pursuing Equity 2030
Increasingly, faculty are working with culturally, racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse student populations with a wide range of abilities in their classrooms. Therefore, culturally responsive teaching is needed to ensure that students are provided relevant instructional materials and instructional practices that support student academic success. The pandemic has exacerbated the need for the knowledge and skills to effectively use culturally appropriate and relevant methods to address the diverse academic and emotional needs of our students. Culturally responsive teaching can provide a sense of belonging to students not only in the classroom but on our campuses and aligns with the goal of Equity 2030 to eliminate the educational equity gaps for first-generation students, low-income students, indigenous students, and students of color at every Minnesota State college and university.
Teach Together Minnesota! is a free, virtual conference bringing together educators from across Minnesota to have discussions with colleagues in their field of study grounded in cultural fluency and culturally relevant pedagogies.
Teach Together Minnesota! also features:
- A student panel, where nine students will share personal journeys of their educational experience, what has led to their successes, where they have encountered barriers to success, and their experiences with online learning and cultural fluency. This year’s panelists include broad representation from our international student communities.
- Partnering for Equity Panel that highlights instructor and administrator partnerships that have moved equity and inclusion work forward on their campus. Gain insight on partnerships from the University of Minnesota, K-12, and a college and university from Minnesota State.
- Facilitated discipline discussions that allow participants to connect with educators in your field of study from across Minnesota. Share files, keep a collective notebook, and use a Teams chat feature for immediate and ongoing communication.
- Virtual poster sessions from Minnesota State faculty presenting results from various projects.
Learn more and view the schedule at www.MinnState.edu/TeachTogetherMN
More about keynote Dr. Green-Stephen
An interest in enhancing the experiences of children with disabilities drew Dr. Green-Stephen into the teaching profession and to promote looking at culturally responsive teaching for students with and without disabilities. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law.
Prior to joining Minnesota State, Dr. Green-Stephen was the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and tenured Associate Professor in the College of Education at Chicago State University (CSU) and before that appointment she served as Dean of the College of Education at CSU, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at New York Institute of Technology and Associate Dean of Student and Curriculum Affairs and Associate Professor for the College of Education at The University of Alaska Anchorage.
Dr. Green-Stephen is an active scholar having edited several books and written two books, numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and theory-based articles that focus on culturally responsive strategies. She has scholarly presentations at the state, national and international levels in which she emphasizes fostering diverse perspectives within the educational system.
Teach Together Minnesota! is funded in part by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Grant.