Engaging New Teachers

From workshops to symposia to lectures, MINTS offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.

POSTPONED:  4th Annual New Teacher Support Symposium

We regret to inform you that we’ve decided to postpone the upcoming May 4 New Teacher Support Symposium.  

We recognize that spring is a very busy time for educators. In an effort to give as much of the MINTS community as possible the chance to attend we think it is best to move this training opportunity to the fall.  Please stay tuned for further updates at the beginning of the new school year.



MINT participants in classroom.

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.

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.