Professional Development for Educators
Resources, strategies, and ideas to connect all students to the humanities
Through workshops, retreats, and immersive trips, participants experience our approach and core values firsthand. Rigorous humanities content is complemented by activities that develop into practical strategies.
Wednesday, July 25 and October 3, 2018
This workshop introduces the core strategies and concepts of the Minnesota Humanities Center’s approach to community engagement through absent narratives — those voices or stories often left out or marginalized.
Writing Absent Narratives Lesson Plans
Friday, August 10, 2018
Participants will come ready to work on incorporating one or more absent narratives of their choice into their classroom curriculum -- either an existing unit or a new unit/lesson plan. Participants will also be guided through a curriculum-development process using an adaptation of the Understanding by Design® framework.
Čhokáta Nážiŋ: The Dakota Language Table
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Through language, identity, and storytelling; workshop participants will strengthen themselves and connections to those around them. Come away with hands-on activities, ideas for student engagement, and an opportunity to self-reflect, get to know other participants better, and tools to replicate that experience in your classroom.
Learning From Place: Bdote
Sunday, August 19 and September 16, 2018
Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from Dakota perspectives.