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Applications are now closed for the Spring 2022 session of the Early Career Teacher Seminar.

If you would like to be notified of future ECTS sessions please send Elizabeth an email at elizabeth.pettersen@edmn.org.

Educators in first five years: Applications closed for the Spring 2022 Early Career Teacher Seminar

Education Minnesota and Metropolitan State University are pleased to offer a grant-funded professional development opportunity for educators in their first five years of teaching during the 2021-22 school year.

This course (EDU 612: three graduate credits) will provide early career teachers who are within their first five years of teaching support in creating work/life balance, instructional strategies, classroom management, building relationships with students, families and colleagues, cultural awareness and understanding the roles of building professionals. Participants will discover many ways to cultivate their resiliency. Through panel discussions, collegial support and coaching, participants will learn strategies to refuel, reenergize and reframe their passion for teaching and student success.

Participants will:

  • Examine and discover the resilience within by exploring habits, emotions, dispositions and context.
  • Examine and practice techniques for effective instructional strategies that improve student outcomes.
  • Examine and practice techniques for student engagement, addressing mental health and restorative practices.
  • Examine and practice techniques for building relationships.
  • Examine and practice techniques to develop cultural awareness and equity.
  • Discuss and collaborate with other adults working in an educational setting (admin, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, volunteers).

This seminar is available through Metropolitan State University School of Urban Education for current Education Minnesota union members. Participants will be required to register with Metropolitan State University upon acceptance into the course. Participants are required to purchase two textbooks. Tuition is free, but please note that participants who choose to drop out and/or not complete the course upon acceptance may be liable to cover the cost of tuition. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will receive three graduate credits and 12 continuing education units (CEU).

The class meets on Jan. 29, Feb. 19, March 26, April 30 and May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All meetings except for the May 21 session will be held on Zoom. Attendance is mandatory.

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