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All for Equity virtual national conference

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year and the National Education Association are partnering on a virtual conference for educators, discussing best practices for advancing equity in schools and communities. The conference will take place Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration ends Oct. 14 and costs $50. The NEA has 3,000 free tickets to the event, available first come, first served. Use the promo code NEALeads at checkout to see if free tickets are still available. More information and tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/all-for-equity-national-convening-tickets-169660604435.

Teach Climate Network Hub

Climate Generation, a nationally recognized nonprofit providing interdisciplinary climate change education training and resources, offers climate change education professional development opportunities for educators in science, humanities and social studies, and author interdisciplinary curriculum resources. Educators can sign up to become a member of the Teach Climate Network and get access to opportunities and resources. Go to www.climategen.org/teach-climate-network-sign-up to learn more.

AFT Share My Lesson conference sessions on demand

The American Federation of Teachers’ popular lesson plan and resources website, Share My Lesson, also features professional development. All of the sessions from the platform’s 2021 virtual conference are now available on demand. Go to https://sharemylesson.com/vc2021 to see all of the webinars, searchable by topic or specific audience. Each webinar is typically worth one PD credit.


Field trip grants through Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society offers numerous scholarships and subsidies to help offset the costs of field trips, bus transportation, education programs and teacher workshops. Available are financial assistance for schools with 50 percent or more free and reduced lunch enrollment, admission assistance for grades 4-8, transportation grants and  lodging grants. Also available is financial assistance to offset transportation costs and provide free admission to Mill City Museum for metro-area public schools. Limited to visits in January, February and March. To learn more about all of the grants and opportunities, go to www.mnhs.org/scholarships.

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