Veterans' Voices Workshop for Educators

The Minnesota Humanities Center Veterans’ Voices program uses the humanities to amplify the experiences and contributions of Veterans, creating space for Veterans to tell their stories through literature, theater, art, and the Veterans’ Voices Award. October is Veterans’ Voices Month – designed in partnership with Veterans, legislators, and the Humanities Center – provides opportunities to celebrate and share aspects of the unique military culture that unites Veterans and is often misunderstood by those who have not served. Throughout Veterans’ Voices Month, Minnesotans are encouraged to learn from and with Veterans using art, essays, stories, and poetry.

Learn more about Veterans' Voices programs.


Veterans' Voices Workshops for Educators

Date: Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Friday)-12:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Location: Camp Ripley, 15000 Minnesota 115, Little Falls, MN 56345
Cost: This workshop is offered at no cost to participants. A $200 stipend will be offered to the first 25 registrants.
Intended Audience: Minnesota Secondary Educators (Grades 6-12)
24 clock hours available upon request
Registration for this event will close on Friday, April 21, 2017
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The Veterans’ Voices Workshop for Educators provides resources and professional development to support educators in bringing the missing stories of Veterans, military service members, and military families into their classroom.

Through literary selections, authentic stories, and an immersive experience, participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the culture and impact of military service as well as strengthened relationships with colleagues and Veterans’ Voices content.

The opportunity

This workshop will take place at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, beginning on Friday at noon and ending at noon on Sunday. The weekend will include:
  • Extensive opportunities for educators to learn from and with Veterans,
  • A practical introduction to Veterans literature resources and classroom materials developed by Veterans and educators,
  • An immersive experience at a civilian and military training facility, and
  • A performance by trained Veteran storytellers

What you will get

In recognition of the time and energy educators will bring to the weekend, the Humanities Center is pleased to offer participants a number of benefits and resources, including:
  • A stipend of $200
  • Certificate for up to 24 clock hours
  • All meals and lodging
  • A copy of Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian,  a Great Books Foundation anthology of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and memoirs that speak to the experiences of those who have served in the military
  • A collection of supplementary readings, resources, and other materials to support classroom conversations around military culture and Veterans’ experiences
Program Questions: Eden Bart, 651-772-4261, eden@mnhum.org