The Education Minnesota Professional Conference is the largest annual gathering of Minnesota educators and is held at Saint Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul on the third Thursday and Friday of October each year. IRG participates in this conference to showcase its programs and to offer workshops.
IRG workshops have focused on topics such as “Teaching About Islam in the Context of Social Studies and World Religions” and “Minnesota Muslims Up Close.” The sessions are highly interactive and usually generate many questions. Attendees share their own experiences with teaching about Islam and providing an educational environment that is respectful of religious and cultural sensitivities of Muslim students.
IRG has conducted surveys among educators for three consecutive years at the conference. The results consistently show the need for more training and authentic resources.