Minnetonka Educator Site Visits
For the past 15 years, thousands of educators have visited Minnetonka, including the National School Boards Association, which hosted its second visit to Minnetonka in 2014. Come see learning in action, witness proven programs and gather innovative ideas which you can take back to your school!
You can choose to start your visit at an elementary school, middle school or our high school. After your tours at a school, you will transition to our District Service Center for lunch and breakout sessions of your choice. Choose from a wide variety of sessions led by Minnetonka staff to learn how things work behind the scenes. Sessions may include innovation, the Teaching and Learning Instructional Framework, online learning, coding, Design for Learning, assessment, the curriculum review process, gifted and talented programming, student support services, personalized learning, 1:1 iPads and more. More details on possible sessions from which to choose can be found here. Discover best practices for implementing meaningful instruction that will accelerate learning, have time to ask questions and head back to your own school full of ideas!
Availability is limited in order to personalize the day's agenda. Lunch is provided. Register here today!
At the Minnetonka School District, we focus on world-class, child-centered excellence in early childhood, elementary and secondary education. We are known for academic rigor, excellence in the arts and athletics, and choice and flexibility for students and families. Our excellent schools provide specialized programs designed to meet the learning needs and interests of each child. Specialty programs include Navigators and high potential programs, VANTAGE, Minnetonka Research, Chinese and Spanish language immersion, Tonka Online, Tonka Coders and Makers, athletics and the arts. All students in grades 5-12 are part of the 1:1 iPad Program. Student achievement is at an all-time high and ranks among the best in the nation.
Our Teaching and Learning Instructional Framework places students at the center of our curriculum. Beyond reading, writing and math, we nurture collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, global learning, technology fluency and real-world experiences. Our teachers are integral to our culture of innovation. They embrace technology as an accelerator of learning, from coding curriculum to modern tools that keep classroom resources relevant and up-to-date. They are well-versed in design thinking and project-based, personalized learning that will prepare every child for a future that can only be imagined.