Thousands of Minnesotans serve our country in the military and in turn, thousands of military families and children are impacted by their service. Resources are available to assist Minnesota educators serve and support children in their classrooms and learn more about how students may be affected by the military service of a parent or family member.
We hope that every educator will take the time to familiarize themselves with this information regarding the effects of deployment and reintegration on children.
Minnesota National Guard Youth Programs Peer Support Initiative Curriculum
The curriculum is a set of six (6) lessons that school counselors can implement in a small group setting to help children of military families learn to deal with stress, coping, communication, changing family roles, and fostering resilience. To request the curriculum, visit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon website Military Kids Toolkit web page. Follow the links and a member from Youth programs will contact you with more information.
Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation Seminar
Register now for Transformational Full-Day Kindergarten Teachers: Motivating the Learner in EVERY Child. The Minnesota Department of Education is hosting a seminar on October 21, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Districts and charter schools are invited to learn effective practices for full-day kindergarten implementation, with a special emphasis on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and students in poverty. For additional information, contact Debbykay Peterson.