Connecting the Classroom to Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways 

A three-part development series supported by the Minnesota State Educational Development Committee. 

February 15  |  March 3  |  April 4 

About the Series 

To strengthen faculty, staff, and administrator awareness and understanding of Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways (GLP), the Minnesota State Educational Development Committee has identified a series of development opportunities to learn the what, why, and how of the Minnesota State GLP framework and its integral thread to the fabric of Equity 2030.    

In this series participants will be provided and overview of the framework and a deeper exploration of one area of the framework, Curricular and Program Design & Delivery, as it intersects directly with the work we do in our classrooms, regardless of modality. 

Additionally, participants will learn about the Network for Educational Development (NED) and meet other individuals who are engaging with Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways on their campuses. 

February 15 at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

This workshop will be divided into 4 sections, each one dedicated to the following questions. 

  1. What is Guided Learning Pathways?  
  1. How is Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways different than the national model,  
  1. How does Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways connect to Equity 2030 and Equity by Design, and  
  1. How does Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways relate to me and my work? 

 Participants will hear from system office staff and campus colleagues, as well as have opportunities to ask questions and discuss the implications that Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways has on our work.  

This workshop is intended to provide an overview, whereas the next two workshops in the series will dive more deeply into explicit classroom connections. Hear a narrative of how Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways impacts students at various points of student engagement with faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Join us as we share resources, ask questions, and explore Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways! 


March 3 at 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

This workshop will include concrete examples of what Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways might look like in the classroom such as the application of culturally responsive pedagogy and practical ways to implement course activities that are aligned with career pathways.  

Time will be dedicated for participants to review how campus faculty have aligned courses to and within academic programs and articulated this alignment to students and others. Colleagues from across Minnesota State will share examples of how they have successfully integrated Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways into their programs and classrooms. 


April 4 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

In this third installment, participants will explore how applying an Equity by Design methodology to classroom data is a Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways strategy. This application has significant implications at both the classroom, department, and program levels. Learn from others about how they have applied this methodology to course, department, and program level. Additionally, we will consider the intersection of course data and program data to suggest possible next steps on how to use the data to inform next steps both within the classroom and within a program or discipline.  

Join us as we share resources, ask questions, and explore Equity by Design and Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways. Additionally, learn about the Network for Educational Development (NED) Equity by Design future opportunities to learn about and develop Equity by Design methodology skills. Most importantly, meet other individuals who are engaging with this specific work on their campuses.  

Questions? 

Contact Catherine Ford with questions. 

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