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Don’t miss the MEA keynote speaker – Brittany Wagner

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Don’t miss the MEA keynote speaker – Brittany Wagner, academic counselor featured on Netflix documentary series Last Chance U

Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U. Recognized for her compassion, encouragement, and no-nonsense attitude, Wagner guided many young men to academic and professional success despite run-ins with the law, extreme poverty, abandonment, and often a complete lack of academic preparedness. She has helped more than 200 football players academically qualify for nationally respected NCAA Division I schools, and all of the students Wagner advised who are currently playing in the NFL also hold college degrees.

Wagner is also the author of Next Chance You, a motivational guide to personal success. Delivering practical strategies to help readers overcome obstacles, develop a growth mindset and get out of their own way, she shares personal stories and lessons learned— from her own life and those she has counseled.

Can’t make it to the MEA Conference in person?

Get the professional development you need from the comfort of your home or classroom through trainings on our online learning platform MEA Online! Improve your professional practice, earn CEU credits for relicensure or build your union understanding and power.

MEA Online features all courses currently needed for relicensure.

All MEA Online courses are done asynchronously, at every individual’s own pace. The site also saves your progress, and automatically awards CEUs to your account and to your email upon each course completion.

The best part? These courses are FREE to active Education Minnesota members.

Looking for a specific relicensure course?

Education Minnesota is proud to offer free courses to our members that meet the state’s teacher relicensure requirements.

What relicensure classes will be at the MEA Conference on Oct. 19?

  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. – Reading and Positive Behavior Interventions
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Student Mental Health and Reading
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – English Learners and Positive Behavior Interventions
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m. – Student Mental Health, English Learners and QPR (Suicide Prevention)

What about the other relicensure courses?

MEA Online has all relicensure courses available for free and for members to take at their own pace.

On MEA Online are Cultural Competency (four sections), English Learners, Reading, Student Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Positive Behavior Interventions and Instructional Strategies (which meets both the PBI and the Accommodations and Modifications relicensure requirements.)

Note: The Minnesota Legislature passed a law this year requiring training for K-12 teachers about the “cultural heritage and contemporary contributions of American Indians, with particular emphasis on Minnesota Tribal Nations,” in order to renew their license. Currently, Education Minnesota’s Cultural Competency training meets the requirement for teachers renewing next year, but after that they need a specific training. Education Minnesota is currently in the beginning stages of creating a training for this new requirement and are working to get something available to members during the 2024-25 school year.

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