Conference and
Other Events

Upcoming Events:

SAVE THE DATE:

MKA SPRING CONFERENCE

APRIL 30, 2022

IN ROSEVILLE!

Exciting details to come!

Linda Wolski Conference Scholarship


The Minnesota Kindergarten Association is pleased to offer conference scholarships to support two individuals to attend the spring MKA conference. Scholarships will support the conference registration fee. Recipients are expected to pay the $25 MKA membership fee.


Each proposal must clearly address all of the following guiding statements. Scholarships will be scored using a rubric.

Please state the following in a typed document.

  1. Describe your need for additional professional development.

  2. Describe how you will share the information gleaned at the conference with other staff members at your school.

  3. Describe a strength you have as an educator.

  4. Describe an area you would like to further develop in your teaching.

  5. Include a cover page with the following information:


Name

Address

Phone

School name

School address

Email address

Recipients will be notified by email and will be formally recognized at the Minnesota Kindergarten Association Spring Conference.


Email proposals in PDF form to Katie Zuehlke at kzuehlke@isd876.org by March 1.


Click here to download a printable version.

Past Events:

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MKA is proud to have provided a variety of high quality presenters at our annual conference. Some highlights (in no particular order) include:

  • Dr. Jean Feldman

  • Kim Adsit

  • Adam Peterson

  • Jen Jones of Hello Literacy

  • Mr. Greg of The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

  • Kayla Dornfeld

  • Deanna Jump

  • Katy Smith

  • Deedee Wills

  • Mary Casanova, Author

  • Nancy Carlson, Author

  • Jim Gill, Children's Singer/Songwriter

  • Shari Sloane

  • Heidi Butkis of HeidiSongs

  • ...and so many more!


Who are some of your favorites from our past conferences?

Virtual Event: Proven Strategies to Enable Brains for Reading and Learning

Virtual PD Session from March 23, 2021: https://youtu.be/mDLIxyyBrQo


Virtual Event: What we have learned and continue to learn about kindergarten in a pandemic

Virtual PD Session from May 18, 2021


Virtual Event: Back in the Swing of Things with Special Guest Deedee Wills

Virtual Chat Session from October 26th, 2021

Do you have a great photo from one of our past events?
Email it to mkateachers@gmail.com