Innovative Training Opportunities for Minnesota's Teachers
The Minnesota Historical Society is removing financial and geographic barriers for Minnesota teachers who want to attend professional development courses. With these funds, the Society is making enriched, affordable Minnesota history training opportunities available to teachers around the state through a series of professional workshops, conferences and immersion experiences. Limited subsidies are available for lodging, mileage and substitute teacher reimbursement. Examples of teacher training opportunities and locations in FY12 and FY13 include Technology, Tools and Resources (Bemidji, Mankato, St. Paul), Historic Site Immersion (North West Company Fur Post, Pine City) and U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 (St. Paul).
The Minnesota Historical Society will continue making enriched Minnesota history training opportunities available to teachers through a series of professional workshops, conferences and immersion experiences. The training reinforces standards for Minnesota and American history. Arts and Cultural Heritage funds will also reduced the cost of attending workshops for teachers who have limited access to professional development funding.
Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.