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Union-sponsored training

The AFT Summer Educator Academy takes place in July; the Professional Development Program occurs year-round.

Send in your top pick by June 15.

Nominations are open for the 2015 Education Support Professional of the Year. Don't miss the deadline to pick your favorite!

Mark your calendar


Education Minnesota offices closed

Date: May 25, 2015 08:00 AM


Children's Theatre Company two-day workshop

Date: June 08, 2015 09:00 AM

Contact: Rana Nestrud, 763-241-3400 ext. 2164

Location: Elk River High School 2D Art Room
900 School St., Elk River

Description: Kindergarten and first-grade teachers can earn 10 total hours of CEU credit June 8 and 9 at the Children's Theatre Company workshop.

This two-day interactive workshop is led by artists from Children's Theatre Company's Building Bridges Program that explores developmentally appropriate arts integration strategies for kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

You will learn interactive storytelling, acting out stories from familiar books, acting out student stories and improvised storytelling - all fun ways of engaging students in literacy during your school day.


Arts Camp 2015

June 10

Arts Camp 2015

Date: June 10, 2015 09:00 AM

More information: Learn more here.

Location: Paramount Visual Arts Center
913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud

Description: This year's camp, The Art of the World, is filled with rich sessions that connect to literacy. Many sessions have limits so sign up early to ensure your place in the classes you sleect.

For a single $15 registration fee you can sign up for as many sessions and you like and receive CEU documentation.

See a complete list of workshops.


Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Date: June 13, 2015 08:30 AM

Contact: Website

Location: Hamline University, Minneapolis Campus
1600 Utica Ave. S., Minneapolis

Description: The STAR Training teaches best practices to become trauma-informed and resilience-oriented that promote healing and provides a path toward reconciliation. It is an evidence-based research and practice supported academic and experiential education training that has a 13-year national and international reputation of successfully teaching professionals, paraprofessionals and lay volunteers how to become empowering individuals and communites.

This training takes place June 13-17. Learn more here.