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

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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

a teacher crouched at the desk of a student as they review a project on a laptop computer

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