Alternative Career Pathways

personalized professional development

A different way to advance your teaching career

As a teacher, you control your professional development and salary schedule advancement.

As its name implies, the Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) program is an alternative to traditional coursework with personalized professional development. Our ACP consultants work closely with districts and teachers on projects that impact students, schools, and communities—and earn credits for advancement.

  • Personalized

    Personalized learning is a powerful tool for not only student learning, but also professional development. Using ACP, you can focus development on your professional interests.

  • Self-Directed

    ACP specialists work with you to create self-directed personalized learning opportunities that honor your unique needs, life experiences, and skills.

  • Meaningful

    You know your classroom best. Drawing on your teaching experiences, ACP specialists work with you to plan meaningful projects that to solve challenges and impact students.

Teachers pack bags of seven meals into the backpacks of students who may otherwise not have access to food over the weekend - the result of a completed Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) project

EXAMPLE PROJECT

Backpacks & Bellies

Teachers have completed projects driven by unique classroom needs, professional interests, building or district initiatives, community outreach needs, and more. For instance, three Little Falls educators are combating child hunger with discreet weekend food bags.

About the Project

Important Dates & Information by District

Important Dates:

  • April 1, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • April 8, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
  • May 13th – Deadline to request an exit interview
  • May 20th – Committee Meeting a 3:30t p.m.

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Important Dates:

  • February 6, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • February 11, 2019 - Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m.
  • May 1, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • May 6, 2019 - Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m.

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Important Dates:

  • February 20, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • March 6, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
  • May 1, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • May 15, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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Important Dates:

  • January 14, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • January 22, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
  • March 18, 2019 - Deadline to apply
  • March 25, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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Important Dates:

    • January 9, 2019 - Deadline to apply
    • January 16, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
    • March 6, 2019 - Deadline to apply
    • March 13, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
    • May 1, 2019 - Deadline to apply
    • May 8, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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    Important Dates:

    • February 18, 2019 - Deadline to apply
    • February 22, 2019 - Committee meeting at 12:30 p.m.
    • April 29th – Deadline to apply
    • May 7th – Teacher presentations (all day)

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    Important Dates:

      • December 12, 2018 - Deadline to apply
      • December 19, 2018 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
      • March 13, 2019 - Deadline to apply
      • March 20, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
      • April 24, 2019 - Deadline to apply
      • May 1, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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      Important Dates:

        • February 20, 2019 - Deadline to apply
        • February 27 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
        • March 27, 2019 - Deadline to apply
        • April 3, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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        Important Dates:

          • January 11, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • January 15, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
          • March 8, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • March 13, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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          Important Dates:

          • January 16, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • January 21, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
          • March 18, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • March 22, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
          • May 22, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • May 28, 2019 - Committee meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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          • January 23, 2018 - Deadline to apply
          • January 30, 2019 - Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m.
          • May 8, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • May 15, 2019 - Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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          Important Dates:

          • January 16, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • January 30, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
          • March 27, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • April 10, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.
          • May 17, 2019 - Deadline to apply
          • May 31, 2019 - Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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          Questions?

          For additional details about the program,
          please contact a Sourcewell ACP consultant.

          Jen McLachlan
          jennifer.mclachlan@sourcewell-mn.gov
          Bertha-Hewitt, Freshwater, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Pequot Lakes, Swanville, Upsala, Verndale

          Jody Rakow-Worcester
          jody.worcester@sourcewell-mn.gov
          Little Falls, Menahga, Pierz, Pillager, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

          Teacher crouched at a students desk to assist him on a computer project

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