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 responsive pedagogies.
The conference will feature:
What the Data Taught Us
Over the past few years, 17 different discipline groups have come together in Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities to create Action Plans with guidance from an Instructional Designer (Melissa Williams) and an Equity Coach (Ed Minnema). Learn first-hand what the data taught Melissa and Ed and where we can go from here.
Student panelists 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. Learn more.
Faculty Learning Community Project Perusals
There are many stories: wildly successful results, unexpected outcomes, and examples of how an Action Plan didn’t pan out but the lessons learned from the experience provided valuable insights and future direction. All of these stories are important to our goal of increasing equity for our students and should be shared with our broader Minnesota State community. Past Faculty Learning Community participants will share the spectrum of outcomes from their Action Plans throughout the day in 20-minute increments. These are not formal presentations, but rather come-and-go “project perusal” opportunities for conference attendees.
Discipline Group Discussions
Gather with educators in your field of study from around the state. Discipline groups are invited to engage in conversation, share files, keep a collective notebook, and use a Teams chat feature for immediate and ongoing communication. Time will be spent thinking about “where we would like to be a year from now” and drawing connections between your work and the larger goal of Equity 2030.
Receive a free eBook
Making Connections Panel
The Making Connections Panel will highlight the connections between Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways related projects and initiatives (i.e., Multiple Measures, SUCCESS, Transfer Pathways, Concurrent enrollment) and Equity 2030. Hear and learn from faculty and staff who have moved equity and inclusion work forward on their campus through these Minnesota State Guided Learning Pathways related projects and initiatives. Learn more
– When registering, you will get the opportunity to receive the free eBook, Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom,
by Kelly A. Hogan, to help inform the discipline discussions. Audiobook versions will also be available. Listen to this podcast
for a condensed version of the book’s content.
View the draft agenda.
Registration has closed.
Contact TeachTogether@MinnState.edu. Learn more about the Teach Together Minnesota! conferences at MinnState.edu/TeachTogetherMN.
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