Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Webinars and Workshops

During this series of interactive webinars and workshops, you will learn how you can internationalize any course you teach to deepen global, international, and intercultural learning for your students.

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Spring 2021 Webinars

Note: Webinars are only open to participants from the University of Minnesota system.

Preparing Globally Ready Students

Every discipline at the University of Minnesota has the potential to prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and society where cultural differences are understood and respected. During this webinar, you will brainstorm the skills, knowledge and perspectives necessary for students in your degree program to understand the world and work effectively to improve it. Bring a colleague from your department! Register for Preparing Globally Ready Students >>

Course Outcomes for Significant Global Learning

Develop internationalized learning outcomes for your courses that will provide your students with the skills, knowledge and perspectives necessary to understand the world and work effectively to improve it. Explore examples from University of Minnesota faculty and instructors who have created internationalized learning outcomes in a variety of disciplines across the UM System. Register for Course Outcomes for Significant Global Learning >>

Teaching Activity to Internationalize Your Course: "Global Village"

This activity is designed to deepen international learning and help your students examine how people in different countries are affected by global issues and trends. Your class will become a “Global Village” where each student will practice representing point of view from a different country/culture. In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn about the original activity and its adaptations to different disciplines. Registration coming soon.

Teaching Activity to Internationalize Your Course: "Cultural Values Collage"

This activity is designed to deepen intercultural learning and help your students reflect on how their own culture shaped their values and beliefs. This activity will also strengthen intercultural understanding as students will be sharing their reflections with each other. In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn about the original activity and its adaptations to different class sizes and teaching formats. Register for Cultural Villages Collage >>

Teaching Activity to Internationalize Your Course: "Scenarios for Global Learning"

This activity is designed to deepen global learning and help your students build awareness on global issues and learn about concrete steps they can take to address them on both global and local levels. We will review several scenarios based on the UN 2020 Sustainable Development Goals that address various global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, peace and justice that you can include in your classroom discussion. Come and join us for this 30-minute interactive webinar. Register for Scenarios for Global Learning >>

Internationalizing the Academic Self

Join us for this interactive and reflective webinar where you will learn that one of the most important steps towards internationalizing your course starts from reflecting on your academic self. During this 30-minute webinar you will have the opportunity to reflect on how your culture has been shaping your teaching and how this reflection can help you grow further as a teacher. Register for Internationalizing the Academic Self >>

Spring 2021 Workshops

Course Design for Preparing Global-Ready Students

During this three-hour workshop, you will explore the skills, knowledge, and perspectives necessary for your students to understand the world and work effectively to improve it. You will develop outcomes for your class that focus on global, international and intercultural learning, consider the types of teaching activities that support your course’s learning outcomes, and reflect on yourself as a teacher who is influenced by global, international and intercultural factors professionally and personally. Workshop will be held Friday, May 21, 2021; 9:00–12:00 p.m. Free for University of Minnesota faculty and instructional staff. Participants not from the University will be charged a fee. More information and registration coming soon.