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Gamification of Fundamentals of Writing I (Innovation Expo)

Online

Saint Paul College  Background  Fundamentals of Writing I is a required course for many students at St. Paul College, including students entering the trades who take it as a sole writing course. For students who struggle with writing, the course can be a particularly challenging. To assist all students, Fundamentals of Writing I is gamified as a means to... Continue Reading →

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Learn to Live (Innovation Expo)

Online

Central Lakes College Background  Mental health therapy is traditionally provided through in-office visits, creating barriers for access such as social stigma attached to in-person visits, long wait lists to schedule appointments, and lack of facilities in rural areas. Central Lakes College is rolling out its Learn to Live© program, providing student online access to free... Continue Reading →

Free

Creating a Community of First-Generation College Students and Scholars (Innovation Expo)

Online

Minnesota State University, Mankato Background Previously the I’m First project, Maverick’s First is the first program of its kind at MSU Mankato that means to engage the 43% of students who are first generation college students. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff are organized around the effort, delivering a series of events, communications, and... Continue Reading →

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Biological Anthropology Lab and Activities Book (Innovation Expo)

Online

Inver Hills Community College Background  Inver Hills Community College faculty, in partnership with faculty from California State University, the University of Hawaii, and Grossmont College, collaboratively authored an open textbook to support student learning in the field of biological anthropology. This textbook is a first-of-its-kind creation for the discipline. A lab and activities book to... Continue Reading →

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Environmental Science OER Course Materials for Opendora (Innovation Expo)

Online

Saint Paul College Background  St. Paul College is developing open source supplementary materials for use in an introductory Environmental Science course, and share with all Minnesota State faculty through Opendora. This project is developing three types of resources for faculty use: online learning activities, study guides, and a test bank. Presenter: Joanna Cregan, Saint Paul... Continue Reading →

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Entrepreneurial Mindset and Competitive Professional Readiness: Preparing Students for the Workforce of the Future (Innovation Expo)

Online

Metropolitan State University  Background  Encouraging employees and students to “think like entrepreneurs” with the capacity to embrace change, display resilience, think creatively, and self-motivate. These skills are critical to inspiring performance and future success in this competitive marketplace. In an effort to make everyone more competitive in their careers paths, this project combines experiential e-learning modules, community engagement, and... Continue Reading →

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Finding Refuge: Using GIS technology in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (Innovation Expo)

Online

Minnesota State University Moorhead Background MSUM’s Center for Geospatial Studies, in partnership with the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (TNWR), is creating an interactive digital map highlighting artistic, literary, and creative experiences inspired by the natural, historical, and cultural landscapes contained in the 43,000+ acres of the TNWR. This project brings together students from the humanities... Continue Reading →

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2021 Shark Tank Open

Online

April 8, 2021 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. View the Program   The Shark Tank Open is Minnesota State Educational Innovation’s premier innovation event, drawing educators from across 37 colleges and universities for one grand afternoon of reimagining education! 2021 Shark Tank Open Pitch Schedule Faculty and staff innovators from across the state will go before expert... Continue Reading →

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Virtual Reality (Innovation Workshop)

Online

This workshop will cover using Virtual Reality for education. We’ll talk about VR hardware and software, where the VR Market and hardware is currently and likely to go.   We’ll talk about the challenges and rewards of implementing VR in your educational plan.  We’ll also cover using Social VR such as AltspaceVR to deliver classes, events, and workshops. This... Continue Reading →

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Digital Badging (Innovation Workshop)

Online

Digital badging is a new curricular concept to address some of the challenges faced in higher ed. In this workshop, the presenters will demonstrate the use of digital badges to promote student success and as an avenue for collaboration for faculty/staff across disciplines both at 4-year and 2-year institutions. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop... Continue Reading →

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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Innovation Workshop)

Online

Participants will learn about the new Culturally Responsive Pedagogy training at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  This training leverages several Innovation Grant funded initiatives which have supported our college’s building capacity and skills around CRP, Open Education, Mindfulness, and Trauma Awareness.   By engaging in the workshop, participants will:  Connect culturally responsive pedagogy to equity-focused mindfulness,... Continue Reading →

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The Power of an Innovative Mindset (Innovation Workshop)

Online

The unprecedented demand of today’s educational and workplace environments require a toolkit of competencies, career readiness skills, and confidence to successfully navigate toward success while overcoming uncertainty, adversity, and constant change management. Join this workshop to learn how developing an Innovative Mindset and “Thinking like an entrepreneur” regardless of your working environment can build strength... Continue Reading →

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