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Professional Development

MAITC leads professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, agriculture producers, and volunteers at colleges and conferences around the state every year.


After School PD with MAITC!

Join us on Zoom for an exciting look at Minnesota Cheese!
When: Monday, December 11, 2023, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
What: Meet Redhead Creamery, founders and owners Lucas and Alise Sjostrom! Alise is President and Cheesemaker at Redhead Creamery, an on-farm, family-run cheese company near Brooten, MN. Lucas is involved with Redhead Creamery and is also the Executive Director for Minnesota Milk Producers Association. In this position, he advocates for Minnesota dairy farmers through government relations and advocacy at the Minnesota State Capital.

Dairy and cheese-themed lessons and activities will be shared and demonstrated. These include:

Several lucky teacher attendees will receive cheesemaking kits and Redhead Creamery gift cards.
Attendees will receive 1 CEU.

Customized Workshops

Customized workshops provide opportunities to gain resources and ideas for embedding authentic agricultural examples within science, social studies, math, language arts and health/nutrition curricula. Contact MAITC staff to request a in-person or virtual workshop for your group.

Workshops can be customized to fit your needs. Sample options include:

  • One-four hour workshop during an in-service day
  • 30-60 minute Interaction with a focused group such as grade-level team, PLC, etc.
  • 15-20 minute presentation during faculty meeting

The typical workshop format includes whole group activities, hands-on experience with lessons and curricula and sharing samples of our free educational resources. MN Ag in the Classroom Education Specialists share academic standards-based, ag focused activities throughout the workshop.