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Schedule & Sessions

2021's Theme: Making Meaningful Connections


Dr. Kevin Kumashiro ( is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. He is the former Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, and is the award-winning author or editor of ten books, including Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. His recent awards include the 2016 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Synchronous Sessions.

Welcome Interim Provost Kate Burns
The UWGB Land Acknowledgment: How to Meaningfully and Respectfully Recognize Wisconsin's First Nations Virtual Roundtable Chris Caldwell (College of Menominee Nation), Carol Cornelius (Green Bay), Crystal Lepscier (Green Bay), Lois Stevens (Green Bay), David Voelker (Green Bay)
Your Grading Policy and the Canvas Gradebook: Transparent Connections Live Presentation Luke Konkol (CATL)
From the Archives to the Classroom: Making Meaningful Connections Live Presentation Deb Anderson (Green Bay)
Troubling Connections: Five Lenses for Teaching toward Justice KEYNOTE Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

How might university instructors dive into this moment of numerous national and global crises to re-imagine and democratize education? This presentation examines ways that education centers on various forms of connection among students, educators, curriculum, community, and social movements. We explore five lenses or conceptual frameworks for troubling how we understand and animate connections, and what these might mean for teaching and learning toward equity and justice: naming the moment, curriculum as intervention, contradictions of teaching, learning through crisis, and movement building as a frame.

Pet Show and Tell Bandwidth Recovery Session CATL
A Deeper Dive into the Five Lenses Virtual Roundtable Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

This interactive workshop offers more illustrations of the five lenses from the keynote lecture, as well as prompts for applying the lenses in our programs and courses, and provides more time for participants to self-reflect, ask questions, and strategize ways to take these lenses and questions to their colleagues and students.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Synchronous Sessions.

Games! Bandwidth Recovery Session CATL
Conversation Corner Bandwidth Recovery SessionCaroline Boswell (Green Bay) & Stacie Christian (Green Bay)
Equity-Minded Asynchronous Learning: Ungraded Canvas Quizzes as Static Theatre Live Presentation Rebecca Nesvet (Green Bay)
Discussions: Let's discuss Live Presentation Vallari Chandna (Green Bay) & Praneet Tiwari (Green Bay)
Getting Teams off the Ground: The Benefits & Practical Details of Collaborative Team Research Virtual Roundtable Roger Wareham (Green Bay), Kristin Kearns (Green Bay), Terri Fredenberg-Holzman (Green Bay)
Student Perspectives of Learning in a PandemicVirtual Roundtable Sarah Bock, SGA Vice President, Mark Olkowski (Green Bay)
Caregiving during Pandemic: How Do We Evaluate Performance of Both Faculty/Staff and Student Parents? Virtual Roundtable Katia Levintova (Green Bay), Ann Mattis (Sheboygan), and Kimberley Reilly (Green Bay)
Virtual Oral Exams in a Gateway Course Virtual Roundtable Amy Kabrhel (Manitowoc)
Pre-Institute Workshop Show and Share Live Presentation CATL, Workshop Attendees
Wrap-Up and Closing Notes Caroline Boswell, Todd Dresser

Asynchronous Interactive Sessions

Fostering global communities and high impact practices in the time of a pandemic: the UWGB-Yucatán (México) language exchange program. On-Demand Cristina Ortiz (Green Bay), Lucia Can Alvarez (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán)
Experiences in Using Social Media Platforms and Texting to Develop Small-Class Communities On-Demand James Kabrhel (Sheboygan)
UWGB's IT Accessibility Policy and Your Classes: What You Need to Know On-Demand Nichole LaGrow (Green Bay), Lynn Niemi (Green Bay)
We’re All in this Together: Pedagogies of Care and Connection On-Demand Jessica Van Slooten (Manitowoc)
Designing with equity in mind: Reflections and Assessment of an online chemistry course On-Demand Breeyawn Lybbert (Manitowoc)
Re-envisioning Teaching Evaluation at UW-Green Bay On-Demand Caroline Boswell (Green Bay), Jessica Van Slooten (Manitowoc), Bill Dirienzo (Sheboygan), Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier (Manitowoc)
Pre-Institute "Rough Spots" Workshop Show and Share On-Demand Workshop Participants