School PD Requirements in Minnesota

What professional development requirements does a school in Minnesota need to meet?

Staff development activities in Minnesota must contribute toward continuous improvement in achieving the following goals:

  1. Improve student achievement of state and local education standards in all areas of the curriculum, including areas of regular academic and applied and experiential learning, by using research-based best practices methods.
  2. Effectively meet the needs of a diverse student population, including at-risk children, children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted children, within the regular classroom, applied and experiential learning settings, and other settings.
  3. Provide an inclusive curriculum for a racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse student population that is consistent with the state education diversity rule and the district’s education diversity plan.
  4. Improve staff collaboration and develop mentoring and peer coaching programs for teachers new to the school or district.
  5. Effectively teach and model violence prevention policy and curriculum that address early intervention alternatives, issues of harassment, and teach nonviolent alternatives for conflict resolution.
  6. Effectively deliver digital and blended learning and curriculum and engage students with technology.
  7. Provide teachers and other members of site-based management teams with appropriate management and financial management skills.

ConnectedPD staff development is designed to align with Minnesota state standards. Here are FAQs about using staff development funding.

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

MN schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the MN Department of Education?
Contact the Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville MN 55113
(651) 582-8200


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Minnesota listed on this page are current as of August 16th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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