Teach Together Minnesota!

May 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Recordings and slides will be at MinnState.edu/TeachTogetherMN when available.


9:00 – 9:25 a.m.

Keynote: Educators Emerging, Connecting, and Adapting | Debra L. Leigh

9:25 – 9:50 a.m.

Discipline Group Guidance and Break

9:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Discipline Group Discussions

Visit the Zoom room below that corresponds to the discipline, or field of study, you identified after registering. The Zoom links will be the same for the afternoon discipline discussions at 2:00 p.m.

Zoom –Discipline Area/Field of Study
JoinAdministrators (Deans, SAOS, SSAOs, CDOs)
JoinAgriculture and Food Industries, Natural Resources
JoinAnthropology, Sociology, Psychology
JoinArchitecture Design and Construction
JoinBusiness, Management, Marketing
JoinCareer Exploration, Study Skills, FYE
JoinCriminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Safety
JoinEnglish (Composition, Literature, Reading)
JoinFine and Performing Arts
JoinHealth Sciences (Nursing, Exercise Science)
JoinInformation Technology (Computer Science, MIS, Networking)
JoinInstructional Support
(Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists, Faculty Developers)
JoinLibrary Sciences
JoinManufacturing (Welding, Maintenance, and Repair)
JoinMass Communications, Broadcasting, Audio Visual Communication
JoinMathematics and Statistics
JoinPhysical Science (Geology, Physics)
JoinPublic Administration (Human, Legal, Protective, and Social Services)
JoinService Industries (Cosmetology, Culinary)
JoinSocial Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science)
JoinSpeech, Communication
JoinTransportation, Distribution, Logistics
JoinWorld Languages

11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Webinars

An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Presenter: Kleber Ortiz

Hyflex Community of Practice at Bemidji State University

Presenters: Dan Allosso, Mary Theresa Seig, and Mahmoud Al-Odeh

Strategies to Improve Instructor-to-Student Interaction in the Online Classroom

Presenters: Karen Wenz and Suzanne Schlangen

Improving Student-Content Interactions

Presenter: Cyndy Harrison

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.

Break – Grab your lunch!

12:05 – 12:55 p.m.

Join Student Panel

Student Panel

Ten student panelists will share the 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.

Learn more about the students on page 5 of the program.

1:00 – 1:25 p.m.

Lightning Webinars Round One

Equity by Design: Using Data to Inform Classroom Practice

Presenters: Tarrence Robertson and Priyank Shah

Ways to Promote Wellbeing in Your Class: Curricullum Infusion Ideas that Address Mental Health

Presenters: Jennifer Johnson and Erica Karger-Gatzow

Creating Interactive Lecture Video Quizzes

Presenter: Silas Bergen

1:30 – 1:55 p.m.

Lightning Webinars Round Two

6 Key Questions: Sparking Conversations about Student Equity in Online and Hybrid Learning

Presenters: Paul Beckermann and Pamela Beckermann

Students Takeover Open Educational Resources

Presenters: Martha Kuehn and Lori-Beth Larsen

Online Proctoring: Uses and Limitations

Presenter: Bob Rubinyi

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Discipline Group Discussions Revisited

Return to your discipline Zoom room to reflect on the day’s discussions in webinars and lightning sessions in regard to their disciplines and culturally responsive online teaching. Time will be spent thinking about “where we would like to be a year from now” and identifying action steps for your discipline group.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.


Closing Remarks

Gather with all disciplines to share and hear what was learned and how to move forward with cultural fluency and best online teaching practices. Time will be allotted for discipline groups to share insights
and action plans.

Thank you for joining!

Let us know how your experiences were at Teach Together Minnesota! A survey will be sent to your inbox following the event. We appreciate your feedback.


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