All Upcoming Events

Educator Networking
Tue

May

21

&
2019
Educator Networking

Technology Integration Specialist Network

The Technology Integration Specialist Network is for individuals who help teachers and students use technology to enrich or expand learning.

Fri

May

24

&
2019

Paraprofessional Online Exam

Title I Paraprofessionals in Minnesota must be certified. One way to become certified is to take the paraprofessional online test offered at Resource Training & Solutions.

Training
Sat

Jun

1

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2019
Training

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Attend this workshop to learn how to fine tune your parenting skills in the areas of respectful communication, responsibility, and discipline that works from toddlers to teen. Discover the benefit of discussing new ideas with parents of similarly-aged children.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

4

&
5
2019
Educational Professionals

Limited, Short-call Substitute Teacher Training Workshop

Persons with a non-education, bachelors degree from an accredited college may apply for a limited, short-call substitute teaching license. During the workshop, the process for applying for a two-year license through the Minnesota Professional Educator Liscensing and Standards Board (PELSB) will be explained.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Plot Your New Course! Mapping the New Music Standards

Uncover any mystery in the new music standards and plot a new curriculum map in this course.We will work through the new music standardstogether, with facilitated work time to adjustindividualized scope and sequence, teachingactivities, and assessments towards the new music standards. Please bring a device and your current scope and sequence document.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

From Stray Bits into Mosaics

In this class, students will learn how to incorporate mosaics into lesson plans to teach in content areas of social studies, history and math. We discuss how to create public art mosaics with their students for their school or community. Students will be able to create their own glass on glass mosaic in this class along with learning the basic tools and equipment.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Advanced Content Techniques

We will explore the advanced techniques artists use to communicate and construct meaning within their work, such as allegory (symbolism), formalist analogy (abstraction), and allusion (referencing other traditions or artists work). This class willl emphasize the diversity of artistic sources.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Drawing Deepens our Understanding of the World Around Us

Drawing assists in understanding objects and helps with information retentiongreat educational tools. Brain processes drive the action of drawing what is accurately seen versus from preconceptions. Guided drawing is a technique that teaches focus, discipline, observation, and discovery of detail in manyacademic areas. Teach students to breakobservations into manageable pieces duringdrawing.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

How Photographs Form Us: What Do You See?

Photographer Wing Young Huie addresses theethical, aesthetic, and cultural challenges ofinteracting with thousands of strangers. Participants will share multiple points of view when asked what they see in his photos that are full of suggestion, yet open to interpretation. He reveals back stories that challenge initial perceptions and widen perspectives.

Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement

PRESS: Classwide Interventions

Learn an efficient process to analyze screening data and plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole class implementation. Learn to strengthen core instruction and reduce the number of students requiring intervention.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Google Slides: More than a Presentation Tool

Google Slides can do more than just present information. We will show you ways to go outside of the boxliterallywhen using Google Slides. Learn about some little-used features and create a one-of-a-kind, engaging activity for your classroom! Leave with ideas and practical tips you can use to create more than a presentation.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Tech Tools to Support the Learning of ALL Students

In this session, we will explore assistive technology which helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. We will test out Google and iOS tools which help support learning for ALL studentsand teachers too! We will be utilizing these tech tools as a way to remove barriers and focus on Universal Design for Learning.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

10

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Google Tools

This course focuses on all of the great aspects of the Google Suite: Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawing, Forms, Sites, Drive, Keep, and Calendar. We will also venture into other aspects of Google and will hit on basics and more advanced portions of all of these items. Thereis something for everyone in this session. Please bring a device that can log into a Google account.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

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2019
Educational Professionals

Tips, Tricks, Tactics, and Techniques to Enhance Lasting Inspired Creativity

We will explore these paint projects: Abstraction From the Lunch Box; Just Dots but Theres a Painting in There Somewhere; Opening to Seeing From the Inside Out; Upside Down, and Back to Front; The Excitement Lies in the Unknown, Surprise! This class will use acrylic paint but is adaptable to tempera and watercolor paint.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Bucket Drumming: Mathematical, Cooperative, and Fun!

Drum circles are popular for team-building and various therapies, and bucket drums are affordable for any classroom. Learn basic techniques that align with mathematical areas like graphic notation, least common multiples, and solids nets. Learn theprinciples of cooperative drum circles by creating music and playing back-up to familiar recordings.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Turning Great Picture Books into Awesome Experiences

Engage childrens imaginations by adding music, movement, and other arts activities to childrens books. Children become deeply involved when they actively participate in their favorite books; new books become favorites as children make them their own. The act of reading becomes a pathway to interaction and imagination. We will participate in many varied activities, discuss pedagogy, and classroom issues.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

PRESS: Tier 2 Interventions and Introduction to Progress Monitoring

Learn how to identify students intervention needs using the PRESS diagnostic tools and select and implement specific, skill-based interventions from The PRESS Intervention Manual. Consider the components of effective interventions and implementation fidelity. An introduction to continuous progress monitoring is provided, with an emphasis on decision making using ongoing, reliable data collection.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Beyond the Standards: Responding and Connecting

In this workshop, led by Perpich Center for the Artseducation dance specialist, Mary Harding, andtheater specialist, Stephanie Lein Walseth, well dive in to the new K12 Minnesota arts standards andNative American resources for the arts. We will dig deep into response protocols for engaging with the arts of Minnesota American Indian tribes andcommunities, and provide classroom resources.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

There is a Fun Side to Student Assessments!

We will review assessment tools that engage students in a fun way by using Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, Google Forms, Nearpod, and more. These tools offer numerous advantages besides assessments which are worth discussing. The goal is for you to walk away with new ways to assess student comprehension. Examples from low-tech districts to 1:1 districts will be given.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

11

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Transforming Learning to Highlight Student Voice and Choice

This session is designed to give teachers knowledge in engagement tools like Seesaw, ClassDojo, Explain Everything, Nearpod, and a few others. We will discuss the appropriateness of each tool and gives examples of how to use them. With numerous tech tools available to teachers, these ones have many free components and are not going away tomorrow. Come join us in transforming learning!

Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement

Getting Real About Race at School

One barrier in the quest for racially equitable schools is the hesitance of educators to confront racial inequity directly and honestly. In this workshop, we will practice rejecting the hesitance and name how racism operates in our schools, impacting educational outcomes and educational experiences for students of color. We will discuss what educators can do to root inequity out and embrace equity in education.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Painting a Family: Create Understanding and Acceptance

The idea of family is messy. By creating a familyportrait in the art studio, we create discussion and acceptance of every definition of what we mean by family. We will draw a project sample of our family and finish this with watercolors. The instructor will discuss the logistics and experience of havingstudents create family portraits in the artstudio.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Teaching and Reaching ALL Learners Through Play

When students are having fun, they often forget that they are learning. Creating play in the Art Studio for students Kindergarten on up to the secondary level is critical to engaging young artists. This session will give tips, tricks, chants, songs, games, and ways to learn through play in the art studio.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Curriculum and Assessment Workshop

Join Jeremy Holien, a Perpich Center visual and media arts specialist, for this engaging workshop focused on curriculum and assessment within arts education.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Technology Playground: Awesome Technology Tools for ALL Grades

Did your school purchase 3-D pens, Bloxels, Spheros, Ozobots, or Breakout Kits? Looking to write a grant for some new and engaging tech tools? We will be hands-on learners playing with the latest tech tools in education that promote creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and fun! We will discuss how each tool can be used, and give time to develop a lesson to showcase your learning!

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Can you Breakout? Breakout EDU Inside and Out

Want to learn about escape rooms in education? This is the course for you! We will primarily focus on the Breakout EDU platform. The goal is for teachers to leave with an understanding of how to designa breakout game, access online breakouts, andengage students in learning through new delivery methods. Come, experience an educational escape room!

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Media Arts Workshop

Perpich Center Visual & Media Arts Specialist, Jeremy Holien, leads this session focused on Media Arts.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Dancing the Story: Children's Books and Literature

Mary Harding, dance specialist at the Perpich Center for Arts Education, will lead you through active, fun ways to make literacy come to life. Participants will learn various strategies to help students engage and understand text through movement, theater, rhythm and discussion.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Jun

13

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Team Teach with Mother Nature: Incorporating Multidisciplinary Lessons on YOUR School Grounds

We will focus on outdoor instruction and the application of Jeffers Foundation resources designed to match Minnesota standards. Lessons include: observation skills, reading the landscape of your school grounds, phenology, plants, animals, weather, math and literacy lessons outdoors, and designing investigations to develop inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and higher order thinking skills while working outside.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Jun

13

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Making Makers

Bring the maker movement to your classroom!Making Makers explores the maker mindset,a robust framework that encourages integration of core curriculum, social emotional learning, and STEAM activities. This class uses lessons and hands-on activities to bring this framework to life. Get ready to make.

Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement
Mon

Jun

17

&
18
2019
Educational Partnerships & Continuous Improvement

Onward: Building Emotional Resiliency in Educators Workshop

This workshop presents strategies that cultivate resiliency that can be incorporated into coaching or supervision conversations and provides suggestions for organizational and structural changes to foster resiliency in teams and groups.

Training
Wed

Jun

19

&
18
2019
Training

Leadership Evolution

Leadership Evolution at Resource Training and Solutions provides both new and experienced principals with a year of learning focused on leadership theory, put into action. Principals create a network of colleagues within their cohort and build a trusted relationship with an experienced principal mentor through online and face-to-face personalized mentoring.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Jun

19

&
2019
Educational Professionals

2019 Legislative Update and School Legal Issues

Learn about new 2019 school legislative statute changes. Dr. Tom Melcher, school financedirector at the Minnesota Department of Education, will explain and review the financial implications of the bill and the session laws as they pertain to PreK12 education. Kate Lynne Snyder from the Government Relations team at MDE will explain and review the education policy implications of the bill and other session laws.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Jun

20

&
2019
Educational Professionals

ENVoY

Paraeducators will learn key management strategies that are most applicable to their work in supporting students in the classroom or common spaces. Participants will be even more equipped to successfully reduce instances of student dysregulation. The practical strategies from the class can be implemented immediately regardless of the school, classroom, or setting.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

24

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Worrier to Worry Free

This training will present on the neuroscience behind anxiety and how to decrease anxiety in the professional and student. It is the goal of the presenter to have each person leave this training with a better understanding of anxiety and strategies to use in everyday life to decrease anxiety.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

24

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Google Drive for the Win

Learn how the Google Drive tools can change your classroom. We will showcase all that Google has to offer for you and your students. This will be a game changer!

Educational Professionals
Mon

Jun

24

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Tools for Your Teaching Tool Belt

Learn how to be more effective using your computer! This course will cover an array of free, online tools, websites, and shortcuts to help you master thedigital world as a teacher. Leave with lots of options for you and your students.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

25

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Implementing True Middle School Design

Over the past several years, SRRMS has researched, designed, and implemented what we found to be the 5 KEY concepts to supporting students through middle school. This course will explore what the research says about effectively educating middle school students, provide ideas and examples of how to intentionally design programming that meets these needs, and explore implementation strategies that work (and some that don't)

Educational Professionals
Tue

Jun

25

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Move Mindfully: Introduction to Mindfulness, Movement, and Social/Emotional Learning

We will address the impact of trauma and stress on both staff and students. Learn about research-based interventions that assist youth with self-regulation, focus, de-escalation, community connection, and well-being. Learn breathing exercises, simple regulated-movement, relaxation techniques, and social/emotional skill development activities to incorporate into schools and therapeutic settings.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Jun

27

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Accessibility 101: Open Access and Inclusion

Companies that are threatened with litigation for inaccessible sites and documents can face legal fees and negative public opinion. Learn what it takes to meet accessibility standards and experience what accessibility looks and sounds like for those with hearing, vision, motor, and cognitive disabilities. Use tools for evaluating your digital content and resources to move towards open access and inclusion for all.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Jun

27

&
2019
Educational Professionals

The Technology Enhanced Math Classroom

With the push for more and more blended learning, math teachers often struggle to find resources to support their content. We have found success with a few programs that we would like to share with you. We will give a hands-on training of Gimkit, Quizlet, Quizizz, Nearpod, and Doceri. Please bring a device to enhance your experience.

Health & Safety
Fri

Jun

28

&
2019
Health & Safety

Annual Safety Town Hall Meeting

Designed to assist school districts, intermediate school districts, school district cooperatives, charter schools, vendors (financial consultants, architects, engineers, etc.) in meeting the LTFM Revenue program parameters. Additional Presentation from State Fire Marshall's Office discussing 2020 Fire Code Changes and details about activation alarm systems.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Aug

1

&
2019
Educational Professionals

WICORizing Your Way to Success

WICOR - Writing to Learning, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. Learn innovative ways to increase student engagement and learning while decreasing planning fatigue and frustration. This course will be HIGHLY engaging and filled with easy-to-implement, research-based instructional strategies.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Aug

1

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Accessibility 101: Open Access and Inclusion

Companies that are threatened with litigation for inaccessible sites and documents can face legal fees and negative public opinion. Learn what it takes to meet accessibility standards and experience what accessibility looks and sounds like for those with hearing, vision, motor, and cognitive disabilities. Use tools for evaluating your digital content and resources to move towards open access and inclusion for all.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Moments in Time: Reading Interventions in the Regular Education Classroom

Help your readers skills take off with just a fewminutes of effort each day. Learn K2 readinginterventions and activities you can implement within your regular class schedule. Create, administer, and progress monitor sight words, letter names/sounds, and fluency interventions. Guide your learners inacademic conversations with reflection, goal setting, and progress monitoring.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Starting the Day Off with a Smile

Having positive relationships with students is key for optimum learning and classroom nirvana. Make each day a great one just by starting the day off right. Learn ways to make children feel welcome and excited to learn each morning through simple but effective routines. You will leave with the tools to make you and your students smile each morning.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Breakout EDU

Digital Breakouts are the experience of escape rooms, but in the classroom. We will look at some examples and share resources on breakouts that we actually use at Sartell High School. Then, spend time building and exploring your own Digital Breakout. This is an engaging and exciting session that can be used at any level, with any group of kids.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Google Slides: More than a Presentation Tool

Google Slides can do more than just present information. We will show you ways to go outside of the boxliterallywhen using Google Slides. Learn about some little-used features and create a one-of-a-kind, engaging activity for your classroom! Leave with ideas and practical tips you can use to create more than a presentation. Please bring a device that can log into a Google account.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Aug

8

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Google Drive For the Win

Learn how the Google Drive tools can change your classroom. We will showcase all that Google has tooffer for you and your students. This will be a game changer!

Educational Professionals
Thu

Aug

8

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Tools for Your Teaching Tool Belt

Learn how to be more effective using your computer! This course will cover an array of free, online tools, websites, and shortcuts to help you master thedigital world as a teacher. Leave with lots of options for you and your students.

Health & Safety
Mon

Aug

12

&
13
2019
Health & Safety

Boiler Licensing Preparation Course

This course covers low pressure boilers used in steam and hot water heating applications. This course is designed for those who want to acquire a 2nd, 1st, or Special License.

Educational Professionals
Mon

Aug

12

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Excel 2016 Tips, Tricks, and Timesavers

Move your skillset from novice to wizard! Discover the top 30 Excel 2016 features to increase productivity, organization, and data capabilities. Learn to enhance the visual appeal of your data with graphs and charts.

Wed

Aug

14

&
2019

There is a Fun Side to Student Assessments!

In this course, we will review assessment tools that engage students in a fun way by using Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, Google Forms, Nearpod, and more. These tools offer numerous advantages besides assessments which are worth discussing. The goal is for you to walk away with new ways to assess student comprehension. Examples from low-tech districts to 1:1 districts will be given.

Educational Professionals
Wed

Aug

14

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Transforming Learning to Highlight Student Voice and Choice

This session is designed to give teachers knowledge in engagement tools like Seesaw, ClassDojo, Explain Everything, Nearpod, and a few others. We will discuss the appropriateness of each tool and gives examples of how to use them. With numerous tech tools available to teachers, these ones have many free components and are not going away tomorrow. Come join us in transforming learning!

Thu

Aug

15

&
2019

Google in Education: The Tools Necessary to Transform Your Classroom

This session will focus on the G-Suite for Education apps. We will walk through each Google productand show what makes them innovative and unique.The goal is for you to feel more comfortable witheach tool, along with developing a greaterunderstanding of the power each one holds. Whether you are a beginner or an experiencedGoogle user, we will have something for you.

Educational Professionals
Thu

Aug

15

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Brain Charge

Learn how to decrease the stress that is interfering with our best performance. Learn about brain development and functioning to better understand students and ourselves. Learn why we misunderstand a growing number of students and how to intervene with them.

Thu

Aug

15

&
2019

Technology Playground: Awesome Technology Tools for ALL Grades

Did your school purchase 3-D pens, Bloxels, Spheros, Ozobots, or Breakout Kits? Looking to write a grant for some new and engaging tech tools? We will be hands-on learners playing with the latest tech tools in education that promote creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and fun! We will discuss how each tool can be used, and give time to develop a lesson to showcase your learning!

Educational Professionals
Wed

Aug

28

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Education Support Professionals Conference: The Power of Connection

This conference is for school staff serving in a paraprofessional or educational assistant role and who support special education, English language learners, or Title I. Learn strategies and practical information to use in your job.

Educator Networking
Mon

Sep

9

&
2019
Educator Networking

Technology Coordinators Network

The Technology Coordinators Network is for those who work behind-the-scenes in schools and districts to ensure technology connectivity and equipment supports staff and students in the classroom. Participants have titles such as Technology Coordinator, IT Specialist, or Director of Technology.

Educator Networking
Fri

Sep

13

&
2019
Educator Networking

Curriculum Coordinators Network/District Assessment Coordinators

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.

Educator Networking
Tue

Sep

17

&
2019
Educator Networking

Technology Integration Specialist Network

The Technology Integration Specialist Network is for individuals who help teachers and students use technology to enrich or expand learning.

Thu

Sep

19

&
2019

English Language Development Network

The English Language Development Network provides professional connecting opportunities for ELD teachers and coordinators who support students and families by way of ELD curriculum development, program models, instruction, and assessment.

Educator Networking
Mon

Sep

23

&
2019
Educator Networking

Gifted and Talented Network

The Gifted/Talented Network assists districts as they develop, modify, and expand programs and activities that benefit high ability learners at all grade levels.

Educational Professionals
Tue

Oct

15

&
2019
Educational Professionals

Title I Network

The Title I Network assists districts in the development, modification, and expansion of student academic support activities.

Educator Networking
Mon

Oct

28

&
2019
Educator Networking

Science Supper Network

The Science Suppers Network offers networking and professional development opportunities for science teachers in grades 5-12.

Students
Tue

Oct

29

&
2019
Students

Sr. High Knowledge Bowl Coaches Meeting

Students
Thu

Dec

5

&
2019
Students

Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting