Every October, educators from across the state get ready for the biggest professional development in Minnesota—Education Minnesota’s MEA conference in downtown St. Paul.
This year, your union will have both a traditional, in-person conference at the RiverCentre and offer a virtual conference on Thursday, Oct. 20. Online courses are also available year-round on Education Minnesota’s MEA Online for members to complete at their own pace.
The MEA conference and MEA Online are always free and open to Education Minnesota members only.
Registration for both the in-person and virtual conferences will go live Aug. 31 at https://edmn.me/MEA2022. Register early to get into the workshops you want.
Attendees can earn general continuing education credit for attending the MEA conference. In addition, some sessions might help you fulfill state relicensure requirements in reading instruction, identifying early-onset mental illness in students, positive behavioral interventions, English language learners and suicide prevention. Check with your district’s continuing education committee on whether you will receive credit.
Free onsite child care will also be available during the MEA conference for in-person attendees. You must register in advance; registration will open in August.
When: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre and online.
Admission: Free and open to Education Minnesota members and aspiring educators only.
Registration: Opens Aug. 31!
OCT. 20 SCHEDULE
General session: 9-10:30 a.m.
Workshops: 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Exhibits: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.