MREA provides these events of interest as a value our members. All listings are educational in nature, designed for Greater Minnesota school leaders. Events must reinforce our mission of advocating for Greater Minnesota schools and address key issues of access and opportunity.

Featured Events

July: Music Standards and Assessment Series

The 2021-22 school year is still the year for implementation of the new Music standards and benchmarks. If your district has not yet started to look at the new standards, no-cost help is available through the virtual Music Standards and Assessment Series offered by Perpich Center for Arts Education and including 2018 Minnesota music standards, mapping the new K-12 standards, 3-D music assessment, and the music of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. Is curriculum money available in your district? This might be a great way to have support in your in-district curriculum revision process – attend a Perpich morning seminar and then work with colleagues in the afternoon. Learn more here.

Summer: Free Online Economics Professional Development

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education provides free K-12 resources and teacher professional development for teaching the MN academic economics and personal finance standards.

From Danny Dollar Academy for elementary grades to involving American Indian youth to teaching economics through a social justice lens, these webinars can make it easier for teachers to feel prepared to foster students’ economic and financial literacy skills. Learn more here.


(1-Jul 21) Compass to Nature: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom (Online) Learn more

(12) MREA Annual Conference Registration Opens Learn more.

(12-15) Music Standards and Assessments Series (Online) Learn more

(15- Sept 13) We Are Water MN Traveling Exhibit (Pipestone) Learn more.

(26-28) Mississippi River Institute (Hybrid) Learn more.

(26-27) MREA Board of Directors Meetings (Detroit Lakes)

(26-30) Earth Science Teacher Education Project — 6th Grade (Bemidji) Learn more.


(1- Dec. 31) PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood  (Online) Learn more.

(2-3, 9-10, 16-17) Restorative Practices Planning Circles (Online) Learn more.

(2- Dec. 31) PLT’s Environmental Education for PreK-8 (Online) Learn more.

(4-12) PFM POWERhours: Public Investment & Debt Management Series (Online) Learn more.

(15) MREA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Learn more.


(1-30) MREA Annual Conference Registration Learn more.


(25-26) MREA Board of Directors Meeting (Alexandria)

(31) MREA Annual Conference Registration Closes Learn more.

(14-16) MREA Annual Conference: Rural Strong  Learn more.