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Find out what changes will impact you

Changes at the 2016 Legislature will affect your work as an educator. In our LIVE legislative wrap-up webinar July 27, we'll cover everything from funding to testing.

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The school supplies purchased from this fundraiser are distributed to students in the east metro area and the Cass Lake, Red Lake and White Earth Indian reservations.

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The 2016 Minnesota State Fair kicks off Aug. 25, and we'll be back with our popular photo calendars at our booth in the Education Building. Sign up today!

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Financial/Retirement Planning Essentials workshop

Date: July 26, 2016 09:30 AM

Contact: Deborah Skog

Location: Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway, Worthington

Description: PERA only

Schedule:

9:30-10 a.m.: Registration, rolls, juice and coffee
10 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Workshop, boxed lunch and prizes

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Financial/Retirement Planning Essentials workshop

Date: July 26, 2016 09:30 AM

Contact: Deborah Skog

Location: Minnesota Lanscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Description: PERA only

Schedule:

9:30-10 a.m.: Registration, rolls, juice and coffee
10 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Workshop, boxed lunch and prizes

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History Fest Conference

Date: August 09, 2016 08:30 AM

Contact: Jessica Ellison

More information: See website for more details.

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Location: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul

Description:

The keynote speaker is Bruce Lesh, author of "Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?" Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. Mr. Lesh is a teacher and department chair at Franklin High School in Reierstown, Maryland. 

Participants will have a choice of several educator-led sessions, focusing on state, national and world history, as well as assessments, primary sources, and more. Jump in on tours of Minnesota Historical Society collections and connect with your history peers from around the state.

This workshop has sessions for elementary, middle and high school levels. Parking, light breakfast, lunch and CEUs included.
 

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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).