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Mentoring Professional Training for Educators

Date: October 13, 2016 04:30 PM

Contact: Evan Sandstede

Location: Education Minnesota Duluth office
639 E. Central Entrance, Duluth

Description: For more information, contact Evan Sandstede, 651-247-7637 or Terry Dzuck (218)723-2306.
Host: Duluth Federation of Teachers


Core Training Peer Review

Date: October 14, 2016 09:00 AM

Contact: Terry Dzuck, 218-723-2306

Location: Two Harbors High School, 1640 Highway 2, Two Harbors


 Peer Review: Strategy for Success

Using a "train-the-trainer" approach, this course allows teams of at least two members to enable their locals to develop their own programs for teacher observation and feedback. These peer review programs can be adapted to locally designed teacher development and evaluations plans being implemented across the state. For more information, contact Terry Dzuck, 218-723-2306.


Core training MRA I

October 15

Core training MRA I

Date: October 15, 2016 08:30 AM

Contact: Jan Anderson, 651-247-7641

Location: Education Minnesota Mankato office
1961 Premier Drive, Suite 406, 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).


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.