Innovative Training Opportunities for Minnesota's Teachers
(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.
In 2009 and 2010, more than 565 Minnesota teachers benefitted from professional development workshops led by the Minnesota Historical Society. These innovative training opportunities included:
- Northern Lights Academy program at the Minnesota History Center,
- Immersion programs at historic sites,
- Partnerships with social studies organizations and
- Professional development programs for teachers in rural school districts.
Arts and Cultural Heritage funds have reduced the cost of attending teacher workshops.
In the first seven months of 2011, seven additional education workshops are planned, including a two-day social studies bus tour to various historic locations around Minnesota.