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October 2020

Using Mini-Videos in Your Teaching (Webinar)

October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free

Description As most of us are still teaching at some distance from our students, we have to work even harder to connect with our students. The use of short, focused videos can increase our students' connection to the school, the course, their student peers, and the instructor. See samples of short videos in ways that can help create those connections, and a method of choosing whether to have the video captioned with machine or professional captioning will be discussed. RSVP…

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Processing (election) emotions with acknowledgement, acceptance, and presence – option 1 (Webinar)

October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free

Description Faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) are invited to gather in community on a 90-minute Zoom video call, to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming elections. This BIPOC-focused space is in recognition that the way we negotiate the world -- both in and outside the classroom -- is fundamentally different from the ways our white counterparts do. Particularly in the current moment, topics such as policing, the pandemic and government’s response to it, barriers to…

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Processing (election) emotions with acknowledgement, acceptance, and presence – option 2 (Webinar)

October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free

Description Faculty who identify as white are invited to gather in community on a 90-minute Zoom video call, to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming elections. This affinity session is for white faculty to explore/unpack their potentially racialized thoughts and feelings, as they relate to the theme of politics and elections, in the absence of Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). For a more nuanced explanation of why this is a useful approach to anti-racist informed work, please see: Becoming…

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Designing Your Course for Student Learning: Learning Objectives Deep Dive – Option 2 (Webinar)

October 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

What should participants expect from attending this webinar? Brief overview of Bloom's Taxonomy Practice writing learning objectives Feedback or Q and A for their learning objectives RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register. Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.  Data Use:  Your contact information is not shared with any third-parties, but we plan to use your contact information…

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Choosing a platform for your OER (Webinar)

October 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free
Getting Behind the Scenes of Creating an OER or After Content Creation, Now What?

Part 1: Choosing a platform for your OER October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm Part 2 Part 3 Missed a webinar? Check the NED Resource Site for any available recordings or resources. Description Open Education Resources appear in many different formats and on many different platforms such as Pressbooks, Canvas, PDF, SoftChalk, and D2L. What are the pros and cons of using each of these different OER delivery modes? Are there any other options? How do I know what might be the…

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Zoom: Securing Your Digital Learning Environment – Option 2 (Webinar)

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free

Description This webinar will explore various meeting options to secure a Zoom session. We will explore secure distribution methods to restrict access to specific users and how to leverage in meeting controls to avoid unwanted distractions while facilitating Zoom sessions. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register. Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar.  Data Use:  Your contact information…

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November 2020

Processing (election) emotions with acknowledgement, acceptance, and presence – option 3 (Webinar)

November 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free

Description ALL faculty are invited to gather in community on a 90-minute Zoom video call, to discuss issues surrounding the election results. Particularly in the current moment, topics such as policing, the pandemic and government’s response to it, barriers to voting, and others are highly racialized and politicized. What does this mean in terms of how we engage with our students, colleagues, families, communities, and even ourselves? How can we center our own wellness, and at the same time remain…

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Ensuring Equity in Problem-based Learning (Workshop)

November 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Free 47 spots left

Equity in Practice Series – Addressing Equity and Building Stronger Relationships with Students Other events in the series: Equity in Practice Series Ensuring Equity in Problem-based Learning Description This session is designed to assist educators in creating, evaluating, and administering equitable and effective STEM project/problem based learning (PBL) lessons by utilizing the PBL for Equity Rubric. In this interactive workshop, participants will follow the framework and be challenged to review examples of PBLs and identify areas for improvement to ensure…

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Who do you need to know as part of the OER process? (Webinar)

November 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free
Getting Behind the Scenes of Creating an OER or After Content Creation, Now What?

Part 2: Who do you need to know as part of the OER process? November 5, 2020 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm Part 1 Part 3 Missed a webinar? Check the NED Resource Site for any available recordings or resources. Description Everything in higher education happens through a process of many people’s actions, including publishing OER. You might heartily agree, but are not quite sure about how you go about making the connections to follow the process. Learn from stakeholders across campus about how to…

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Zoom: Creating Inviting Learning Spaces – Option 2 (Webinar)

November 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free

Description In this webinar, we will explore ways to set the tone of a digital meeting with welcome options, sample preparation and support materials, and accessibility features. We will explore some general housekeeping examples with guidelines for professional Netiquette in virtual environments. Finally we will explore some of the interactive tools that can be used to leverage participant engagement. RSVP Required Use the RSVP tool below to register. Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as…

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CRP and Open Educational Pedagogy (Webinar)

November 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Description Both Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) and Open Educational Pedagogy (OEP) can offer us insight and support as we shift to bring students quality and compassionate education during the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing. CRP advocates that education utilize student’s lived experience; OEP advocates that education empower students as partners in the creation of course materials and disciplinary knowledge. When we understand these as two sides of the same coin, we can create educational experiences in…

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Shifting the Conversation from Debate to Dialogue 2 (Webinar)

November 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Free 24 spots left

Personal Learning as Part of Educational Development: A NED Affiliated Series Other events in the series: Shifting the Conversation from Debate to Dialogue 1 Recognizing Political Affiliation as a Social Identity Description This round table discussion will focus on and discuss the difference between debate and dialogue. Participants will practice using debate and dialogue when in conversation with one another. We will discuss each approach and how and why to encourage dialogue in the classroom. This is an introductory session…

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What do you need to fill out as part of the OER process? (And how?) – Webinar

November 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free
Getting Behind the Scenes of Creating an OER or After Content Creation, Now What?

Part 3: What do you need to fill out as part of the OER process? (And how?) November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm Part 1 Part 2 Missed a webinar? Check the NED Resource Site for any available recordings or resources. Description Terms and conditions, Creative Commons License, releases – these are a few of the “whats” associated with the publication of an Open Education Resource. How do these connect? Why do I need them? What is the…

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Conversations with Colleagues – November

November 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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Supporting Students in Nontraditional Careers (Workshop)

November 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Free

Equity in Practice Series – Addressing Equity and Building Stronger Relationships with Students Other events in the series: Equity in Practice Series Supporting Students in Nontraditional Careers Description In this context ‘nontraditional’ refers to under representation in male or female dominated careers. This interactive session is designed to assist faculty with effective pedagogical and transformational strategies to address key gender and cultural factors that create barriers for students. Through a research based and data-driven process, faculty will learn to modify…

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Designing Your Course for Student Learning – Option 2 (3 week short course)

November 30
Free 29 spots left
Designing Your Course for Student Learning

November 30 - December 20 Description  This 3 week short course provides participants an opportunity to review the design of their course so that the assignments they have planned in a course are aligned with the learning objectives students are supposed to master.  Here is what participants will do in this course:  Apply Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to course module objectives  Select assessment tools, learning materials, and learning activities, that align with the course and module objectives  Explore various teaching and learning tools that align…

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December 2020

Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations

December 2 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Koffee with Karen

Topic & Guest Coming soon! Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, Koffee with Karen conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest. RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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Conversations with Colleagues – December

December 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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January 2021

Conversations with Colleagues – January

January 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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OER Learning Circles – Spring 2021 Applications Due

January 22, 2021

What are OER Learning Circles? Collaborate with other Minnesota State faculty from across the system who are committed to redesigning courses around open educational resources (OER) and/or creating OER ancillary materials to help eliminate textbook costs for students. In addition to virtual weekly meetings, OER Learning Circles will utilize a D2L Brightspace course to support faculty and will take place over a ten-week period. The equivalent of .5 RCE is available to participating faculty. Timeline Applications due: January 22, 2021 Applicants notified…

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February 2021

OER FAQ: February

February 3, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
OER FAQ

Description: In this webinar, host Karen Pikula will answer questions that were commonly asked in OEN Webinars, Koffee with Karen, and the OER Learning Circles. Time will be allotted toward the end to answer any participant questions that were not answered. Submit an OER Question RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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Conversations with Colleagues – February

February 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations

February 24, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Koffee with Karen

Topic & Guest Coming soon! Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, Koffee with Karen conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest. RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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March 2021

Conversations with Colleagues – March

March 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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OER FAQ: March

March 29, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
OER FAQ

Description: In this webinar, host Karen Pikula will answer questions that were commonly asked in OEN Webinars, Koffee with Karen, and the OER Learning Circles. Time will be allotted toward the end to answer any participant questions that were not answered. Submit an OER Question RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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April 2021

Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations

April 7, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Koffee with Karen

Topic & Guest Coming soon! Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, Koffee with Karen conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest. RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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Conversations with Colleagues – April

April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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May 2021

Conversations with Colleagues – May

May 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Description When colleagues readied themselves for emergency remote teaching this spring, we all received a powerful reminder in the value of social learning. Colleagues from across the system who had been separated from one another through physical distance came together online to share ideas and learn from one another.  We would like to sustain this social learning through Conversations with Colleagues, a program for those who are interested in connecting with one another. Meet new faculty, gather with long-time friends…

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OER FAQ: May

May 24, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
OER FAQ

Description: In this webinar, host Karen Pikula will answer questions that were commonly asked in OEN Webinars, Koffee with Karen, and the OER Learning Circles. Time will be allotted toward the end to answer any participant questions that were not answered. Submit an OER Question RSVP RSVP below to register and receive the Zoom URL and password. For more information, contact Karen Pikula, karen.pikula@minnstate.edu 

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