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Bullying resources, our Roadmap to Resolution conflict resolution program and more.

If you are a new educator – or work alongside someone who is – check out these resources from Education Minnesota to help you get your career off to a great start.

Find out more about our Minnesota Educator Academy -- your union-led source for professional development!

Take advantage of this union-sponsored, research-based professional development! 

The Minnesota Educator Academy’s web-based learning network, ConnectED, makes it easy to accomplish multiple professional goals in one online space.

The Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference is union-sponsored professional development for educators, by educators. Learn more here!

Learn more about the Minnesota Educator Academy's Anti-Racism Program.

This annual conference at the College of St. Benedict provides personal and professional development for our members.

Congratulations to Osseo special education para Becky Hespen, who was named 2015 ESP of the Year!

Nominations for the 2016 Education Support Professional of the Year closed June 15.

You can apply for a grant through the Education Minnesota foundation twice a year up for to $1,000 to acquire new skills and share your new learnings with your colleagues.

Presidents who speak on behalf of education support professionals at the state level. Also, representing ESPs on Education Minnesota's Governing Board are:

Learn about this voluntary credential for paraprofessionals.

The foundation offers grants and scholarship programs for classroom teachers, post-secondary faculty, education support professionals and nonprofit organizations that share our goals. See the list of programs for details.

Seven basic steps of grant writing, which can be used in any grant application process.

Other internal and external sources of funding

The foundation will grant up to four $1,000 scholarships toward the complete application process for National Board Certification and up to four $395 scholarships for the Take One Entry Program.

Links to the Licensing Division of the state Department of Education and sources of continuing education credit

In early 2012, the Board of Teaching created two new special education licenses: Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Academic and Behavioral Strategist. Districts must meet the requirements starting July 1, 2015.

Learn more about this voluntary credential for paraprofessionals.

Everything you need to become a National Board Certified Teacher!

Location and dates of National Board Certified Teacher candidate support sessions.

Learn about the initiative that changes the way teachers are compensated for their work.

How to write an ATPPS application, local implentation steps, common stumbling blocks, the Minnesota Department of Education approval process and more

Resources for understanding Minnesota's law and planning local TDE efforts

Answers to some of teachers' most common questions

Information for teams implementing teacher development and evaluation plans

Tools for planning and monitoring implementation

The Minnesota Department of Education has issued guidance specifically for evaluating special education teachers.

Information for understanding teacher development and evaluation best practices

Information about Minnesota's principal evaluation law

Information on openings at our headquarters and field offices

Check this list of websites with openings in Minnesota and the United States, plus other job search resources.