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Professional development

Impact education conference by Sourcewell

The Impact Education Conference by Sourcewell Technology, formerly the TIES Conference, will take place Dec. 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The conference features keynote speakers, workshops, an exhibit hall and preconference workshops. Topics range from AR/VR, Google tools, sparking creativity in the classroom, mentoring, flipped learning and digital feedback. Registration fees range from $289 to $429, with preconference workshops at an additional cost. For more information on the conference and how to register, go to https://www.sourcewelltech.org/events.

Classroom resources

Free health education curriculum

We Can! is a collaboration between the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; and the National Cancer Institute. The website offers resources, curriculum, worksheets and tools to help students eat right, get active, reduce screen time and more. To see all of the online resources, go to www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan.


Minnesota Historical Society field trip grants

The Minnesota Historical Society offers multiple scholarships, grants and subsidies to support schools’ admission and transportation costs to visit historical sites.

Dahlberg Scholarships offer financial assistance for admission and the Legacy Field Trip Support Fund helps offset transportation for schools with 25 percent or more students enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

MacMillan Field Trip Grants Program to help offset transportation and lodging costs to schools in Greater Minnesota.

The McKnight Foundation Scholarship offers financial assistance to offset transportation costs and provides free admission to Mill City Museum for metro-area public schools. Limited to visits in January, February and March.

Funds for all of these grants are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on available funding and how to apply, go to education.mnhs.org/subsidies.

Financial literacy grants available

United Educators Foundation will provide up to a $500 grant to teachers, departments or schools to support financial literacy efforts with their students. Submitted applications should support instruction of content related to budgeting; credit; money management; economics; saving and investing; or other personal finance topics. Applications for grants must be postmarked by Dec. 13. Go to www.uecu.coop/about/united-educators-foundation.html for more information on the grants and how to apply.

United Educators scholarships

United Educators Foundation will grant one $2,000 Educator Award for educators who wish to attend an accredited institution for professional development, one $1,500 Education Major Award for current college students studying education and three $1,000 Student Awards to high school students who are members or dependents of United Educators Credit Union members and plan on attending college in the fall of 2020. The deadline for these awards is Feb. 7. Application requirements and instructions on how to apply are available at www.uecu.coop/about/united-educators-foundation.html.

Employment assistance

Dislocated Worker Program

The state’s Dislocated Worker Program offers employment and training services for eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Working one-on-one with a counselor, you’ll develop a plan that may include career planning and counseling, job search and placement services, training and other support services. You can apply for the Dislocated Worker Program as soon as you have been notified of a permanent layoff or termination. More information can be found at https://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/dislocated-worker.

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