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Get the professional development you need from the comfort of your home or classroom with our online learning platform MEA Online (formerly known as LearnUpon)!

Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how educators can best ensure the health and safety of their students, themselves and their communities. Distance and hybrid learning resources.

Checklists and other resources to safely and responsibly return to school buildings.

How to talk with -- and advocate for -- students of color, immigrant/refugee students and transgender students. Bullying resources.

If you are a new educator – or work alongside someone who is – check out these resources from Education Minnesota to help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn more about our Roadmap to Resolution conflict resolution program.

Find out more about our Minnesota Educator Academy -- your union-led source for professional development!

Get the professional development you need from the comfort of your home or classroom with our online learning platform MEA Online!

The Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference is union-sponsored professional development for educators, by educators.

Learn more about the Minnesota Educator Academy's anti-racism program FIRE.

Summer Seminar is back! Join us Aug. 3-4 for a series of online webinars and breakout sessions to enhance your personal and professional skills.

The edCommunities web-based learning network makes it easy to accomplish multiple professional goals in one online space.

Host a Race Equity EdCamp in your area!

Take advantage of this union-sponsored, research-based professional development! 

Your union is working to get education support professionals the respect they deserve, improve pay and benefits, and elevate ESP voices in decisions on staffing levels and working conditions.

Nominations for the 2021 Education Support Professional of the Year are closed.

Congratulations to Osseo educator Michelle Dennard, who was named 2020-21 ESP of the Year!

You can apply for a grant through the Education Minnesota foundation twice a year up for to $1,000 to acquire new skills and share your new learnings with your colleagues.

ESP local presidents who speak on behalf of education support professionals at the state level. Also, representing ESPs on Education Minnesota's Governing Board are:

  • Michelle Dennard, Osseo
  • Yasmin Muridi, St. Paul
  • Ellen Olsen, St. Paul

Learn about this voluntary credential for paraprofessionals.

The foundation offers grants and scholarship programs for classroom teachers, post-secondary faculty, education support professionals and nonprofit organizations that share our goals. See the list of programs for details.

Have fun and support projects that promote teaching and learning!

Seven basic steps of grant writing, which can be used in any grant application process.

External sources of funding.

FAQs and other information about concurrent enrollment in Minnesota.

Read the plan Education Minnesota helped draft to address new concurrent enrollment requirements over the next five years.

Contract language/MOUs regarding concurrent enrollment in Minnesota school districts.

How to start a conversation about concurrent enrollment in your district.

Education Minnesota and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) partnered to host remote information sessions open to all members of continuing education committees.

Learn more about Minnesota's new tiered licensure system.

Links to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and sources of continuing education credit.

Learn more about this voluntary credential for paraprofessionals.

Everything you need to become a National Board Certified Teacher!

Location and dates of National Board Certified Teacher candidate support sessions.

The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will grant at least 10 scholarships up to $500 per component (up to $1,000 per application) toward the application process for National Board Certification once per year.

After consultation with Education Minnesota and the Minnesota School Board Association, the Minnesota Department of Education has posted guidance on Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System (ATPPS or QComp) and Teacher Development and Evaluation (TDE) plans during school closures related to the coronavirus. (Must be logged in to view)

Resources for understanding Minnesota's law and planning local TDE efforts

Answers to some of teachers' most common questions about TDE.

Information for teams implementing teacher development and evaluation plans.

Tools for planning and monitoring implementation

The Minnesota Department of Education has issued guidance specifically for evaluating special education teachers.

Information for understanding teacher development and evaluation best practices

Information about Minnesota's principal evaluation law.

Information on openings at our headquarters and field offices

Check this list of websites with openings in Minnesota and the United States, plus other job search resources.

Laid off by your district? The state's Dislocated Worker Program offers employment and training services for eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.