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

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.




Upcoming Events:

April 23, 2019

  • Northeast STEM Network: STEM Play Date

    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.

    • Location
    • Arcidi Center, Room A
    • Time
    • 4:00pm to 6:00pm

April 25, 2019

May 4, 2019

  • 4th Annual New Teacher Support Symposium

    A day-long conference featuring dynamic breakout sessions and keynote presentations focusing on a variety of new teacher support topics and hot topics in the education field.

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall, Executive Room
    • Time
    • 8:30am to 1:30pm

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.