Minnesota Humanities Center

Don’t Miss the Educator Institute

Posted March 26, 2019

Last call! Join educators from across the state for the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Educator Institute—a one-of-a-kind week of professional development. But hurry, applications will close this weekend!

Over the course of an immersive week, you’ll learn from and with other educators from around the state, as well as leading scholars and community members. Enriching and stimulating, this is unlike any other professional development you’ve experienced before. You’ll learn about local history, place, theory, and storytelling – all while reconnecting with your core values and motivations as an educator.

“[The Minnesota] Humanities Center is feeding whole teacher spirit. It models how we need to feed the whole student.” –Amy Lyga, Roseville Area Schools, 2017 participant

Our Absent Narratives Approach™ offers a powerful, proven way of engaging young people in learning by nurturing deep teacher-student relationships and engaging the community as a critical partner in supporting improvements in student achievement. Through content drawn from humanities disciplines spanning history to ethics to storytelling, this approach uses relationships to build understanding and equity within systems and communities. It recognizes that educators and educational institutions are driven by values that can be leveraged to create student-centered environments and outcomes.

The Educator Institute will take place Sunday, June 16-Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul and includes meals, lodging for those outside the metro area, access to absent narratives resources, materials, experienced content leads, and so much more! Watch to learn more from participants and scholars about this one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity. Applications will be accepted through March 28. Mark your calendars and apply today!

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