These videos feature dedicated, enthusiastic Minnesota special education teachers talking about their classrooms, their careers and their lives. They offer helpful information and tips for others who may be thinking about becoming special education teachers. Take a few minutes to learn more about special education in Minnesota from these outstanding teachers.
Andrew Haugen, part 1
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; success story
Andrew Haugen, part 2
Advice for prospective teachers; nature of the work; teamwork; what special education teachers need
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; rural Minnesota; unique students; rewards
Why I became a special education teacher; other professionals; success story; advice and recommendation
Why I became a special education teacher; every day is different; success story; why I come to work; advice and recommendation
Professional Development Workshop
Middle and high school teams are invited to participate in a free, half-day workshop focused on the Planning for Student's Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment: Personal Learning Plans legislation. The law requires students to have a Personal Learning Plan no later than grade 9. Hear from several schools about strategies they are using. Join us Sept. 15 in Roseville; Sept. 18 in Rochester or Oct. 13 in Arden Hills.