Minnesota State Personnel Development Grant is partnering with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to focus on retaining American Indian teachers in special education through the support of reciprocal mentorship groups, listening and employing training and development connections and tools. Impacting those currently in the field and the individuals pursuing this career through higher education. In partnership with Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College, the state is focused on increasing the number and representation of American Indian licensed teachers, coordinators and administrators in Minnesota’s special education workforce, in ways that support the retention of these professional educators in the state special education workforce for the long term.
Strengthening Community by Lifting the Voices of Indigenous Special Education Staff Webinar Series
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College encourage Native special education staff, special education staff, administrators, special education directors, special education coordinators and all others interested to attend a webinar series intended to strengthen community by lifting the voices of Indigenous special education staff.
Certificates will be sent to all participants who register, attend the live webinar, and complete the feedback survey. BOSA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available. BOSA CEUs require attendance in three sessions and completed surveys for each session (three sessions equal one BOSA CEU).
Although webinar sessions are being recorded, the sessions will not be released until they are edited and captioned. Once available, a notice will be sent to those who have registered.
To register for the February 28, 2024 webinar, click on the below link:
- Not the Standardized Approach to Individualization: What does it mean to have access to resources and supplies for individualization? How do we make this system work?
To register for the March 27, 2024 webinar, click on the below link:
Mentoring Network for Indigenous Special Education Teachers (Licensed or in Training)
Please complete the following survey to join our network: https://forms.office.com/r/TG8GvCY9MU
For more information, contact: Govinda Budrow, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, govinda.budrow*AT*fdltcc.edu