Engaging New Teachers
From workshops to symposia to lectures, MINTS offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.
Featured Event: 4th Annual New Teacher Support Symposium
Registration is now open for the 4th annual New Teacher Support Symposium! The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Inclusion and Innovation” with plenary sessions highlighting speakers who have been particularly successful at fostering supportive and engaging learning environments where their students can thrive.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Crowe Hall, Executive Room
- Symposium Schedule - coming soon!
The dynamic breakout sessions, led by Merrimack faculty, will provide opportunities to explore innovations in teaching practices, student supports, and interventions.
Current Teacher Education students, K-12 educators, and administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend! All attendees receive a certificate of participation.
April 23, 2019
The Northeast STEM Network invites everyone to an open play date to explore materials and resources for teaching technology, computer science, programming, science, engineering and more! We will be raffling off two $500.00 STEM curriculum vouchers at the event. This event is co-sponsored by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS) and the STEM Education program at Merrimack College.
April 25, 2019
This experiential workshop explores the heart of learning through the developmental patterning of movement-sound beginning in utero and their basis for languaging (communication), perceptual metaphor (meaning making), and aesthetic (artistic) intelligence. We discuss implications for teaching and learning in K-12.
Previous Events and Speakers
Empowering Educators: Easing the New-Teacher Transition
Nov. 9, 2016 (MINTS 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.
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.
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.
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.