Midwest Partnership Offering Teacher Workshop

April 16, 2018 5:30 am

midwest-partnershipIn a little over a month, students across Guthrie County will begin to enjoy summer vacation. However, for the teachers, there will be an opportunity to get a little more education. Teachers from across the region are encouraged to sign up for Midwest Partnership’s inaugural Teaching for the Workforce Conference.

The conference is scheduled for June 11-14 in various locations around Midwest Partnership’s four county region, including: Adair, Guthrie, Dallas, and Greene. The cost is $70 per individual, and administrators and counselors are also encouraged to attend. By attending the conference, participants will receive two units towards Area Education Agency (AEA) recertification.

Midwest Partnership Economic Development Coordinator Stacie Euken explains what the conference will focus on. “This is a four-day workshop for teachers to get a better idea of what is happening with businesses in our area. It will be focused on kind of the STEM programming. Future Ready Iowa is a big push right now, so we’ll be talking about that. But (it’s) just a way for teachers to come together, tour the region, hear from business leaders, and a great way to network.”

Educators must attend all four days to receive the credit. Depending on the number of registered participants, the conference may be opened up to the general public free of charge, though they would not receive the credit. To hear more about the program, listen to Euken on today’s Let’s Talk Guthrie County program.

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