Waasamoogikinwaa’amaading – Post Pandemic Online and Distance Learning at Tribal Colleges, April 14-15, 2021

A virtual conference hosted by Leech Lake Tribal College

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Boozhoo Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to join us in a conversation about online education at Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other minority serving institutions. This conference’s planning began in late 2019, but 2020 compelled all of us into emergency online teaching.  Now, after 12 months of innovation and perseverance, we are ready to convene virtually and look at what online skills, technologies, and pedagogies may improve student success at TCUs in a post-pandemic environment. 

Leech Lake Tribal College, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is hosting this virtual exploration of challenges and barriers to online and distance education, particularly with in S.T.E.M. fields, and we would like to start the discussion with practitioners and administrators of online learning. We also invite a conversation about how future online education fits into nation-building and our service to community at TCUs. 

This two day symposium will discuss lessons learned about student preparation and technology access, faculty training and resources, humanizing learning management systems, and cultural integration challenges with computer based content.  We are in the process of collecting information from potential attendees and speakers, and would like to hear from you.  This conference is open to all, but we especially invite TCU and MSI administrators, information technology staff, and faculty.

Please follow this link to access a brief questionnaire (2 minutes): https://forms.gle/wi2i1zr11WdKKEAGA  . We are asking for input on sessions, and collecting contact information.  Please forward this announcement on to your networks, and look for the publication of the conference website and a call for presentations soon.  

Miigwech,  Gigawaabamin-

Melinda Neville and Antonio Arce

Leech Lake Tribal College

Chair of Dept. of Natural Sciences and Technology: melinda.neville@lltc.edu

Distance Education Coordinator: antonio.arce@lltc.edu

Our mission is to provide quality higher education

grounded in Anishinaabe values

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