Upcoming Events

11:30am | Thursday, August 24, 2023

Online, instructor led

Let’s talk about how we can leverage all interactive classroom activities for deeper content learning and interpersonal and intercultural development. In this webinar, we will share considerations, strategies, scripts, and tools (including a student handout you can adapt) that can help you and your students realize the full potential of classroom interactions. When you facilitate student interactions around content area learning objectives, students are not only engaging with content, they are also engaging with each other.

10:00am | Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Online, instructor led

In this session, we’ll explore the potential benefits of learning in diverse classrooms, as well as strategies that foster a sense of belonging, and establish community and connections among our globally and linguistically diverse students.

This webinar is co-facilitated in partnership between Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus (ICC) and the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP).

11:15am | Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Online, instructor led

You have likely heard about the importance of getting to know your students and incorporating their linguistic and cultural backgrounds in the classroom. You may be less sure about ways to do that or you are looking for new ways to do this. In this workshop you will learn about an activity for inviting students to reflect on and share their linguistic and cultural identities and brainstorm ways you can build on these new understandings.

11:30am | Friday, September 8, 2023

Online, instructor led

This workshop will introduce two simple activities for learning and using names. Participants will also learn from language instructors who will provide short instruction on cultural norms and how to pronounce key sounds and common names in various languages.

12:00pm | Friday, September 22, 2023

Online, instructor led

Ready, set, let’s focus on fun! We’ll turn to current trends in higher education of infusing more play in instruction. Lisa Forbes, Professors at Play, states that “Play has the ability to create connections, reduce stress, is student-centered and humanistic, allows students to overcome anxiety and fear of vulnerability, primes them for learning, is a vehicle for application of theory and skill acquisition, and produces longer-lasting learning.” In this session we’ll consider how fun and a playful mindset can engage learning in globally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

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