Engaging New Teachers

From workshops to symposia to lectures, M.I.N.T.S. offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.

Upcoming Events

None currently scheduled.

Previous Events and Speakers


Empowering Educators: Easing the New-Teacher Transition

Nov. 9, 2016 (M.I.N.T.S. Launch Event). Presented by Julia G. Thompson, teacher, author, workshop leader and facilitator, and Susan B. Neuman, former U.S. assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.

Deliberate Choices: How Great Teachers Empower Themselves

Great Teachers Aren’t Born, They’re Taught!

Make and Take Classroom Resource Workshop

Feb. 25, 2017. Featuring stations and resources in data-collection strategies, sheets and charts; transitions and ice-breakers; and metacognition and reflective learning.

Collaborative Learning and Team-Based Approaches Workshop

April 5, 2017. With Jane Parent, Associate Professor of Management, Girard School of Business.

Collaborative and Team-Based Learning for K-12 Educators

Teaching Coding with Robots: From Kindergarten to Career (Root Workshop)

April 26, 2017. Presented by Shaileen Pokress, K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Specialist (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University) & Raphael Cherney, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Scantorial. Co-sponsored by McQuade Library’s STEMsmart grant, M.I.N.T.S. and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. 

Teaching Coding with Robots

Second Annual New-Teacher Support Symposium

May 6, 2017. Welcome address by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year and Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. Keynote address by Jon Saphier, Founder and President, Research for Better Teaching, Inc. Dynamic breakout sessions including: the influence and benefits of mentorship, movement in the classroom as effective pedagogy, Q&A follow-up session with Jon Saphier, etc.