November 10-11, 2017 • St. Cloud, MN
Our premiere annual professional development event for 2017 will be in St. Cloud, MN at the Rivers Edge Convention Center.
We're trying November, a new time of year for us, to provide innovative teaching tools to you earlier in the school year!
The event is Friday and Saturday November 10th and 11th. Presentations, exhibits, and keynote speakers will be the focus of Friday while Saturday will include workshops and more!
We welcome you to join us the Jeffer's Foundation for a pre-event called "Team Teaching with Mother Nature" on Thursday evening. This free workshop is open to all preservice (future) teachers, university science methods instructors, and all current MnSTA members. To assure a seat, please REGISTER on our website (link coming soon right here).
Our event starts Friday morning at the Rivers Edge Center. We'll have a day full of great sessions for educators. We welcome U of MN professor Dr. Jim Kakalios for our keynote. In addition, each conference strand will include a special strand speaker - bringing expertise in each strand topic.
We'll end the afternoon Friday with a social event followed by opportunities to dine locally at several restaurants with friends new and old.
Saturday brings several more opportunities:
- K-8 teachers can enjoy a workshop from Code.org all about integrating programming easily with their FREE curriculum.
- Middle and high school teachers can start with the Science and Engineering Practices in Action (SEPA) Workshop for 'Free and Fun Professional Development for Teachers of Science'. This active workshop will being at 8 am and run until 10 AM. At 10 AM, join Tom Tomshek for a session on creating Squishy Circuits (learn about electricity with batteries and Play-Doh!).
- Open to all conference registrants is a full day of relicensure workshops designed for you. Stick around to pick up ALL the required licensure CEUs you'll need for MN relicensure in one day! More info coming here soon.
Please note that we also offer a Saturday Only registration option if you are only able to join us for one day on Saturday.
Potential presenters, please visit this page for presentation proposals. These are due by Sept 15th, though we would welcome your proposal before the school year ends!
Potential exhibitors, please visit this page for details!
Please contact Conference Coordinator Mary Haberman or conference manager Eric Koser if there are specific questions that need to be answered at this time.