Fostering an Asset-minded and Inclusive Community

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am


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.


  • Alyssa Bonnac, Center for Educational Innovation
  • LeeAnne Godfrey, Minnesota English Language Program
  • Ann Smith, International Student Academic Integration (ISAI), Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

Post-session Resources: This session will not be recorded. Slides and resources will be sent to all registrants within two business days following the session.

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please contact the Center for Educational Innovation ( to request accommodations or discuss access needs (e.g. interpreting, captioning, large print, image descriptions, material format, etc.) Whenever possible, please submit requests for real-time captioning, interpreting, and material formatting at least two weeks in advance. Requests made after that point cannot be guaranteed.

Conversations on Centering International Students: Supporting Multilingual & Intercultural Learning

This series centers supporting multilingual and international students in learning spaces in efforts to create a socially just campus with more equitable learning opportunities. Through monthly conversations, we aim to realize the full potential of our globally diverse classrooms by emphasizing the importance of self-reflection among all classroom members, and examination of individual and systemic biases. These conversations involve all students because each and every student (international and domestic) contributes to the diversity in the classroom. We will explore the context of supporting multilingual and international students and in each session you’ll leave with actionable steps to immediately implement in your teaching (no course overhaul needed). 

Other sessions in the series:

  • To be announced

Event Location

Event Type
Workshop Offered Online
Learning and Learners
Qualifies for TA Professional Development Program