Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development.

Discover new teaching practices and broaden your knowledge through MNHS teacher professional development. Educator workshops are offered by the History Day and Teacher Education teams.

Teacher education workshops

For general information about teacher education workshops, contact Jessica Ellison.

MNHS Teacher Members receive discounted pricing for Northern Lights workshops.

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History Fest 2020

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (All day)

Minnesota teachers of history: join us for History Fest, a full day of sessions about teaching history in the classroom!

Get ready for the 2020-21 school year with a choice of educator-led sessions focusing on state, national and world history, as well as assessments, primary sources, and more. Connect with your history peers from around the state! This workshop has sessions for elementary, middle, and high school levels.This workshop is delivered in partnership with the Minnesota Council for History Education.

If you are interested in presenting at History Fest, please submit a session proposal to this form.

If we are able to meet in person, the conference will be at the Minnesota History Center. If Minnesota's social distancing guidelines make a face-to-face meeting unlikely in August, we will move the conference sessions to Zoom. Contact Heidi Kloempken with questions about workshop content.

Registration coming soon!

Northern Lights Academy.

Northern Lights Academy

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Cost: $45/$36 for MNHS members
Location: Zoom Video Conferencing

Join us for a special virtual edition of the annual Northern Lights Academy! This conference-style workshop features sessions from Northern Lights teachers and content experts. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions related to sixth grade Minnesota Studies and the Northern Lights curriculum, and to network with 100+ Northern Lights educators from around the state.

While we lament that we will be unable to meet face to face this fall, we are excited to offer this conference in a format that can turn the 87,000 square-mile state of Minnesota into a virtual space where any teacher, regardless of their location, can participate and connect with their sixth grade Minnesota Studies colleagues.

Print and Interactive eBook users will find this workshop equally beneficial. Sessions align with content and resources in the Revised Second Edition of Northern Lights (print book, 2013; Interactive eBook, 2014); those with earlier editions of Northern Lights will also find this workshop useful.

CEUs available. Contact Kara Knight with program questions.

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Cancellation policy

  • Registrants canceling 24 hours before the workshop are eligible for a refund or credit. (This includes weather related cancellations.)
  • Registrants unable to attend a workshop may send someone in their place; substitutions will be made at the registration desk the day of the event.
  • No refunds or credits will be granted for nonattendance.