[ONLINE] - Growing Our Own Educators in Minnesota

Programs for High School Students

NOTE: This event will be taking place at 3:30 - 5:30 PM CT / 4:30 - 6:30 PM ET.

Minnesota is home to an increasingly racially and linguistically diverse student population, yet the state’s educator workforce has failed to keep pace with these demographic changes. While 35 percent of students in the state are students of color, only 5 percent of teachers are teachers of color.  In response to these gaps, the state has created a grant program to facilitate the development of Grow Your Own programs, including for high school students.

Please join New America, The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Education and local GYO program leaders and participants for a conversation about how Grow Your Own programs in Minnesota are being used to expose high school students to careers in education, boost concurrent enrollment programs to allow high school students to earn college credits and  remove barriers to entering the teaching profession. We will also hear about  proposals to expand GYO program types across the state. The event will be focused on pathways for high school students via concurrent enrollment and other models.


Welcome and Overview 

3:45-4:00  Summary of Pre-requisites and Components to Concurrent Enrollment in Minnesota

4:00-5:00 Panel Discussion

5:00-5:30  Next Steps for Minnesota