The lack of high-quality, inspirational professional development for educators is at a crisis level across the state. After suffering through a decade of declining state funding, school district revenues have stabilized in recent years, but funding for professional development has not increased.
That's where Education Minnesota comes in.
Your union is uniquely positioned to fill this professional development gap. We have the experts – educators – in our ranks. We have the relationships with experts in think tanks, colleges and universities who can inform teacher practice. In addition, we already work with teacher-driven curricular groups, which are most often lead by our members.
We have the reach across the state of Minnesota to meet every educator where they live, whether in their hometown or online. And we have resources from expert staff to cutting-edge technology.
These assets – relationships, reach and resources – give Education Minnesota an unparalleled ability to provide professional development across the state.
The Minnesota Educator Academy is the umbrella for our PD resources -- from ConnectED to the MEA Conference and Summer Seminar.
Creating and supporting quality development opportunities for members stands at the core of your union’s work.