Professional Development for UMN AT and ID staff

The Academic Technology SHAREcase is a professional development event where the University Academic Technology community can share challenges and--working together--find solutions. 

This event spans two half-days. Participants have the opportunity to build connections and learn ways to leverage academic technology in creative, innovative, and engaging ways. 

We hope you will join us June 8-9, 2021. Sessions run from 8:30 - 2:00 each day.

Videos, slides and other presentation materials for all 2021 ShareCase sessions are available by self-enrolling in the ShareCase Canvas site.

Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Academic Technology

AT SHAREcase 2021 Agenda

Below is a list of sessions offered during the 2021 ShareCase event.

Day 1: Tuesday, June 8

Time Agenda Item
8:35 - 9:00 Welcome, Overview and Logistics
Karen Jeannette and Sara Nystuen
9:00 - 10:00 "Critical Conversations for Supporting Intersectional Instructional Design"
Keynote Address by Dr. Mary F. Rice 
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00

Session 1 Topics and Presenters

  • Project Based Learning Assessments
  • Polling Tools: Purpose, Review and Next Steps
  • Help Wanted: Critical Voices in Career Education
  • Creating Inclusive Canvas Sites
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00

Session 2 Topics and Presenters

  • Expanding Assessment Options
  • Equitable and Accessible Remote Emergency Instruction: Lessons Learned from Faculty Experiences
  • Case Study: Application of Inclusive Strategies in an Undergraduate Course
  • "Not a Computer Person"--What is the Digital Divide?
12:00 - 1:00 Virtual Lunch (optional) or take a Zoom break
1:00 - 1:45

Session 3 Topics and Presenters

  • Pedagogical Technology to Boost Inclusiveness in Online Classes
  • Amplifying Information Resources for Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Work
  • How to Apply the Seven Core Skills of Accessibility in the New Rich Content Editor
  • Active and Inclusive Learning in VoiceThread

Day 2: Wednesday, June 9

Be part of the action as we plan this morning's sessions in an "Unconference."

At an unconference, the agenda is created by attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time. The creation of the agenda will be facilitated by un-conference organizers.

Time Agenda Item
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome; Unconference intro and session idea generation
Shana Crosson and Mary Maronde
9:00 - 9:45 Panel Presentation Details and Presenters
Every Third Friday: Wrestling with Anti-Racism and Academic Technology
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:30 Unconference Round 1:
  • Talking about anti-racism and organizing your own anti-racism encounter group; 
  • How to support the on-boarding and retention of “diverse” colleagues; 
  • What are open educational practices and what is their role in advancing equity and inclusion?
10:30 - 10:45  Break
10:45 - 11:15 Unconference Round 2:
  • Ways technology facilitates and reduces academic dishonesty: ethics and implications; 
  • Creating accessible and immersive experiences with tools;
  • Supporting instructors who are teaching hyflex
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 Unconference Round 3:
  • Moving past the crisis - what’s inspiring you in ed tech going forward?; 
  • Loss of unlimited Google storage and how to reduce Google hoarding; 
  • Inequities in student experience: observations and what to do moving forward
12:00 - 12:15 Wrap Up


Got Game?

Play Academic Tech Bingo, U of M Trivia and more fun games during the ShareCase. You might win a prize!