Ignite Center

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"(These workshops) gave me everything I didn't know I was missing as a first-year teacher. I am a better teacher, learner and person because of these workshops."

— Tara Bishop, first year teacher

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New Teacher Workshops

Ignite Center offers five New Teacher Workshops every year aligned with “Phases of First-Year Teachers’ Attitude Toward Teaching.”

The workshops help novice teachers create a network of new teachers among member districts and recent St. Cloud State teacher Education graduates.

You will have opportunities to work with veteran preschool-grade 12 teachers and St. Cloud State's Teacher Education faculty and staff.

We'll explore topics using facilitated discussion, small group breakouts, and technology.

You'll come away with the broad collection of workshop resources.

We invite you take advantage of these collaborative days of learning, networking and socializing.

2018-2019 Schedule

Ready, Set, Teach: Tools for Success | all day Aug. 1

  • Networking
  • Relationship building
  • Classroom management
  • Interactive sessions
  • "Unconferencing"

Success with Students | 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2

  • Networking
  • Building relationships
  • Classroom management
  • Veteran teachers panel

Taking Care of Yourself | 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 4

  • Networking
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Mindfulness-based stress management
  • Self-assessment
  • Building resiliency
  • Helping students manage stress

Differentiating for Students | 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13

  • Networking
  • Differentiated learning

Revitalize & Rejuvenate: Finishing the School Year Strong! | 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 9

  • Networking
  • Reflection
  • Celebration
  • Working with students at risk
  • Future leadership

Food and refreshments are included in the workshops, which are planned by member district P-12 educators, St. Cloud State faculty and the Ignite Center staff.