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Reading Preparation

A self-paced teacher re-licensure course developed by the Minnesota Service Cooperatives.

Educational Professionals
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Substitute Teacher Bundle

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. Substitute teachers are a vital part of any school system and well-prepared substitutes are key for their success. This course reviews some of the key elements of successful substitute teaching, as well as introductory learning to numerous technology tools. It is intended to provide substitute teachers with basic information to support teaching within a digital environment.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Substitute Teacher Technology Basics

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. Substitute teachers are a vital part of any school system and well-prepared substitutes are key for their success. This course is an overview of technology resources for substitute teachers to support digital learning.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Educational Professionals

Tune in to Substitute Teaching

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. Substitute teachers are a vital part of any school system and well-prepared substitutes are key for their success. This course reviews some of the key elements of successful substitute teaching.

Educational Professionals

Mar 2

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Mar 23

Apr 29

Apr 30

Educational Professionals

Standards Based Grading Cohort #2 Year Zero

Is your district exploring standards-based grading? Wanting to learn from a national expert? Then this cohort is for you! Join some of your regional colleagues as well as colleagues from Metro ECSU in “Year 0” – an exploration of standards-based grading with Tom Schimmer from Solution Tree.

Educational Professionals

Mar 4

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

May 6

Educational Professionals

Special Education Virtual Network

The Special Education Network assists educators who support students with a variety of different services, modifications, and accommodations in their educational experience. As state and federal changes are made to Special Education requirements and recommendations, this network is an ideal place to connect with others who are teaching in similar programs. This network meets in a virtual environment six times throughout the school year. 2020-21 Meetings: January 13 March 4 May 6 Time: Special Education network meetings are 4-5 p.m. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Educational Professionals

Mar 9

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Apr 13

Educational Professionals

Multilingual Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 21 March 9* April 13 Due to COVID-19, meetings the first half of the school year will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. ML network meetings are 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Snacks are provided. *Virtual meetings are 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Health & Safety

Mar 12

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Health & Safety

Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Update for School Nurses

Required Annual OSHA Update for School Nurses including follow up training by mental health experts lighthouse child and family services.

Educational Professionals

Mar 16

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Apr 13

May 11

Educational Professionals

Paraprofessional Virtual Network

The Paraprofessional Network is designed for those who serve in an educational support role in a variety of settings, including special education, multilingual learning, classroom or Title I support. This network is designed to provide professional development and collegial collaboration. Paraprofessional virtual network meetings are 3:30-4:30 pm A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Educational Professionals

Mar 18

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Apr 15

May 13

Educational Professionals

New Teacher Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: February 18 March 18 April 15 May 13* Time: New Teacher virtual network meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Face to face social events will be held in August and May, on the network meeting dates, if CDC guidelines allow for the group to meet. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Educational Professionals

Mar 23

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Apr 29

Apr 30

Educational Professionals

Standards Based Grading Cohort Year Zero

Is your district exploring standards-based grading? Wanting to learn from a national expert? Then this cohort is for you! Join some of your regional colleagues in “Year 0” – an exploration of standards-based grading with Tom Schimmer from Solution Tree.

Mar 23

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

PBIS Virtual Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 26 March 23 Time: PBIS Network meetings are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting

Mar 24

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Effective Communication Strategies for Leaders

In today's fast-paced world, effective communication with others can be a challenge. Understanding what style you prefer, as well as that of others, adds a new level of complexity to the way we meet and work. Leaders must be creative in how they engage others, keep work moving forward, and help others to grow from their experiences. Presenter: Christy Kallevig, U of M Extension Educator, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Educator Networking

Mar 26

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 21

Educator Networking

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network

The Curriculum Coordinators Network (CCN) and the District Assessment Coordinators (DAC) are two groups that often deal with similar issues. As a result, these two groups can collaborate, exchange information, and share best practices regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Educational Professionals

Mar 31

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Educational Professionals

Science Rocks! 2021

Join Us for Science ROCKS Hands-on STEM 2021: A Virtual Student Conference with Resource Training & Solutions. Presenters and sessions include: For the Birds - Heidi Ferris, Growing Green Hearts, Weather and Mysterious Animal Signs - Danielle Hefferan, Curriculum and Naturalist Training Program Coordinator, Fermi Math - Liz Dayton, ISD 287 Fermi Math League, Engineering - STEM Design Activity - Felicia Leammukda- SCSU, Tie-Dye Milk and Frosty Vision - Kitchen Pantry Scientist - Liz Heinecke, Think! Like An INVENTOR - Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education & Recreation Department - Melanie Schmidt

Training

Apr 1

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Apr 6

May 31

Training

GRIDS Professional Developent

Organizational growth and improvement requires inspirational leadership. This professional opportunity is for any leader, even those leaders who are not in high-up positions, who wish to take a deep dive into assessing their current system and advance key influencers of progress while diminishing struggles. Wrapped around the text GRIDS: Framing a System’s Thinking, participants will examine the state of their organization relative to the nine GRIDS of culture, politics, equity, professionalism, ethics, politics, symbols, relationships, and finances. Each GRID holds a unique element for guiding key decisions for moving forward. Come with issues and leave with solutions! This opportunity is for the reflective practitioner who continuously aspires to improve the condition of their organization. Dates are (all sessions are virtual): Sept. 29, 10-1 Oct. 27, 9-10:30 Dec. 1, 9-10:30 Cost includes a copy of the book GRIDS. The sessions will be led by Dr. Mary Jenatscheck, author of the book and are available for leaders in both education and local government.

Educational Professionals

Apr 6

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 11

Educational Professionals

Technology Coordinators Network

2020-21 meeting dates: February 9 April 6 May 11* Due to COVID-19, meetings in the first half of the school year will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in the spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. Technology Coordinators' virtual network meetings are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Educational Professionals

Apr 8

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jun 10

Educational Professionals

School Nurses Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: December 3 February 4 April 8 June 10 Time: School Nurses network meetings are 9-10 am. As situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting. Per Participant Fee: No cost due to COVID-19

Apr 9

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Technology Integration Specialists Network

2020-21 meeting dates: February 11 April 8 May 27** Due to COVID-19, for the time being, meetings will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in the spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. Technology Integration Specialist virtual network meetings are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided. ^End of year social - details will be provided in April.

Educational Professionals

Apr 15

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Educational Professionals

Title I Network

2020-21 meeting dates: February 16 April 15 Due to COVID-19, meetings the first half of the school year will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. Title I virtual network meetings are 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Educational Professionals

Apr 20

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Educational Professionals

Gifted & Talented Network

2020-21 meeting dates: February 23 April 20 ‍ *Virtual network meetings are 12:00-1:00 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Educational Professionals

Jun 10

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Educational Professionals

Social Workers/Counselors Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: February 24 April 29 June 10 Social Workers/Counselors network meetings are 9-10 am. As situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.