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NJPA to Offer Regional Training for Short-Call Sub Certification

Training aims to ease substitute teacher shortage

STAPLES, Minn. (23 August 2016) - Participants with a non-education bachelor's degree from an accredited college may apply for a limited short-call substitute teaching license. Kassidy Rice, Leader of NJPA Education Solutions stated, “We recognize the current shortage of substitute teachers in the region, which has added stress to our schools. We hope that this training provides an opportunity to increase availability and access to quality, certified professionals.”

Kris Mickelson will teach the workshop and brings over 25 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, a substitute teacher and facilitator. Kris is a former NDSU Academic Coordinator.

Topics Include:

  • The substitute teacher's role in the classroom and district
  • Basics of classroom management, instruction, and child development
  • Effective communication skills
  • Awareness of legal issues relating to students and your obligations
  • Support completing the Minnesota Department of Education application for limited short call substitute licensure *

*Participants need original transcripts in a college/university sealed envelope. It is suggested that attendees request transcripts as soon as possible. Please do not open the envelope, or it will not be accepted by MDE.

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will host this two-day workshop September 13 - 14, 2016. The cost of the training is $100.00 and lunch will be provided both days. To register:

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.