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Education Minnesota joined the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota and helped host a conference on the issue in August.

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As summer comes to an end, the 2016 election is heating up. Go door-to-door talking to union members about why they should support labor-endorsed candidates!

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Core training LCAT I & II

Date: August 31, 2016 08:30 AM

Contact: Jamie Sokol, 800-642-3250 or 507-288-5409

Location: Education Minnesota Winona office

Description: Host: Hiawatha Valley Teachers United

The LCAT program helps locals with internal organizing and community engagement campaigns. The goal is to build positive, sustainable relationships among educators and those who live and work in their communities. Locals do this by creating teams that include local leadership, negotiators, members of settlement committees, and those with an interest in organizing in their schools and communities. Training sessions are offered to give teachers and ESPs foundational skills to help their local union build power and reach their goals.

Participating local teams should consist of one member of the bargaining team, one member of the local’s leadership group and two additional members who will become part of the local’s Contract Action Team. The complete 10-hour training can be done on a Friday night and Saturday.

The maximum number of participating local teams is six.

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Core training MRA I

October 15

Core training MRA I

Date: October 15, 2016 08:30 AM

Contact: Nancy Benson

Location: City Center Hotel
101 E. Main St., Mankato

Description: One of the indicators of a strong local is a diverse team of knowledgeable, well-trained elected and appointed leaders. That includes Member Rights Advocates, who deal directly with members to address their concerns, resolve their problems and enforce our contracts.

This session explores the fundamentals of advocacy, valuing member concerns and managing conflict. The Advocacy Model is introduced (five hours).

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Minnesota Educator Academy

Date: October 20, 2016 08:00 AM

Contact: Megan McKeen

More information: 2015 MEA details">

Location: St. Paul River Centre
175 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul

Description: The Minnesota Educator Academy is Minnesota's largest professional development opportunity for educators. It is held at the Saint Paul River Centre in downtown St. Paul. It includes a full day of activities on Thursday, Oct. 20, and a half-day program on Friday, Oct. 21.

Email Megan Mckeen for more information.

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Minnesota Educator Academy

Date: October 21, 2016 08:00 AM

Contact: Megan McKeen

More information: 2016 MEA details">

Location: St. Paul River Centre
175 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul

Description: The Minnesota Educator Academy largest professional development opportunity for educators. It is held at the Saint Paul River Centre in downtown St. Paul. It includes a full day of activities on Thursday, Oct. 20, and a half-day program on Friday, Oct. 21.

Email Megan Mckeen for more information.