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Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic–and relationships

February 24, 2010

On Saturday, March 6, a conference hosted by the local teachers union in St. Paul, Minn., will bring youth workers and licensed teachers together for professional development workshops and relationship building. This collaboration is the first of its kind in St. Paul and an acknowledgment that learning happens throughout the day–not just in schools. Teachers and youth workers, and the young people they work with, stand to benefit from having relationships with each other and knowledge of best practices both in school and out of school.

The 2010 Teacher and Youth Worker Professional Conference will be offered by the St. Paul Federation of Teachers in partnership with the City of Saint Paul Second Shift Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. (Read more about Learning in Cities)

Youth workers who register by Friday, Feb. 26 can apply for a scholarship to cover their full conference registration fee. More information is at spft.locals.educationminnesota.org. Contact Kari Denissen Cunnien at kari.denissen@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-6426 to request a youth worker scholarship code (this must be included on SPFT registration form).

Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Mary Cathryn Ricker, president, St. Paul Federation of Teachers recorded a podcast to encourage teachers and youth workers to participate in the conference.

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