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Educational Partnerships

4/10/24

Educate & Elevate

Take a look at all the professional development opportunities we will be offering for School Mental Health Professionals this summer!

4/9/24

Homerun Leadership

Unlock your leadership potential with our collaborative workshop presented by the Central Lakes Regional Center of Excellence, Resource Training and Solutions, and Brightworks. Register now to elevate your leadership skills!

4/3/24

Empower Your Teaching

Explore impactful training & workshops designed for Central MN educators like you!

4/3/24

Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!

Thank you to all of the dedicated paraprofessionals in our region for their unwavering commitment and hard work.

3/25/24

Vol. 5: The Central Connection

Check out Volume 5 of The Central Connection, your place for regional news, events, and information.

3/21/24

Summer Programming Coming Soon

Mark your calendars and keep a close eye on your inbox! On April 3rd, 2024, we will be releasing more information about our summer programs designed for regional educators like you!

3/20/24

Identifying & Encouraging Qualified School Board Candidates

Learn how to cultivate an effective school board by fostering civic engagement and ensuring timely candidate filings, crucial for shaping education policies and community development.

3/20/24

Igniting Passion, Shaping Futures

Each year Resource Training & Solutions coordinates a series of events to engage, equip, and empower students beyond the classroom. Recently, we were lucky enough to have one of our member school districts share with us just how impactful these events can be.

3/19/24

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction Book Study

This summer, we invite you to join our book studies focusing on student success.

3/19/24

Bridging Education and Industry

Join our Teacher Externship program and experience hands-on learning alongside industry professionals. Don't miss out – fill out the interest form today!

3/12/24

Young Authors Young Artists Student Conference

Limited Spots Available: Register now for YAYA and join us at St. Benedict University in May for Two Days of Creative Exploration. Reserve Your Spot Today!

3/12/24

SPED Pipeline Grant

The goal of this grant is to develop a pipeline of trained, licensed Tier 3 or Tier 4 special education teachers. Staff from our district partners will have the opportunity to apply for a fully funded graduate licensure program.

3/5/24

Empowering Student Success: Summer Book Studies

This summer, we invite you to join our book studies focusing on student success.

3/5/24

Registration is now open for PREPaRE 1

This 1-day workshop provides educators knowledge and resources important to establishing and sustaining comprehensive, ongoing school safety and crisis prevention, mitigation, and preparedness.

3/4/24

Celebrating School Social Workers!

This week marks National School Social Work Week, dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of school social workers.

2/27/24

Chewy's Concessions: A Trailblazing Venture in High School Entrepreneurship

Becker High School's Collaborative Initiative Fueled by Community Partnerships and an RTS Innovation Grant Revolutionizes Student Experience

2/26/24

Public Schools Week!

Let's come together this week to celebrate the dedicated educators who work tirelessly to inspire students and mold young minds across our region.

2/23/24

Highlighting Outstanding Contributions

The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) Recognizes Two Regional Educators for Excellence in Social Studies Instruction

2/21/24

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 21st marks School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota!

2/20/24

MASA Spring Award Recipients Announced!

Each year, MASA provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding members and colleagues who are dedicated leaders and advocates for children and Minnesota education.

2/14/24

Highlighting Excellence: The 2024 Central MN Regional Spelling Bee

Forty students spanning grades 5 through 8 from schools across Central MN competed for the opportunity to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

2/14/24

National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

We extend our deep appreciation to the School Resource Officers (SROs) across our region for their remarkable contributions to the students and schools they serve

2/5/24

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week is a time to recognize the invaluable role these professionals play in our educational community. It is celebrated annually during the first full week of February.

2/1/24

Career and Technical Education Month

February is Career and Technical Education month and we are here to celebrate the important work being done in our districts to help students gain real-world skills, explore careers, and achieve their post-secondary goals.

1/30/24

Third Party Reimbursement for Nursing Services on an IEP

Join us for this FREE virtual presentation for School Nurses.

1/23/24

Brewing Opportunities: A High School Coffee Cart Collaboration

Innovation in education takes many forms, and the recent award of the CTE Innovation Grant by Resource Training & Solutions to Sauk Rapids-Rice High School marks the beginning of an exciting and transformative project.

1/22/24

Paraprofessional Recognition Week

January 22-26 is Paraprofessionals Recognition Week in Minnesota!

1/17/24

Empowering Education: RTS Awarded NED Grant

Resource Training & Solutions has received the NED (Non-Exclusionary Discipline) grant from MDE which will allow us to support our regional schools in a variety of new ways!

1/17/24

Unlocking Professional Growth: RTS Paraeducator Program

Enhance your skills and propel your career!

1/17/24

ECLDS + SLEDS Coaching Network

If you are new to ECLDS and SLEDS or need assistance with data analytics, school districts located in Resource Training & Solutions service region (Region 7E) can contact our Regional Data Coaches

1/10/24

Member Spotlight

As your regional service cooperative, we have a keen interest in the dynamic happenings within our member school districts! Take a moment to nominate a staff member who goes above and beyond, recognizing them for their outstanding contributions.

12/20/23

Happy Holidays

Season's greetings from the Resource Training & Solutions team! As the year draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a season filled with peace, joy, and prosperity.

12/20/23

Non-Exclusionary Discipline Grant

Resource Training & Solutions is proud to announce that our application for the non-exclusionary discipline (NED) grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has been accepted.

12/19/23

Special Education Teacher Pipeline Grant

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded the Special Education Teacher Pipeline grant!

7/13/23

Free Online Professional Development for MN Educators

Access The Reading Center Dyslexia Institute of MN’s online courses for free!

6/13/23

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

It’s not too early to start planning for back to school workshop week! Each summer Resource Training & Solutions offers central Minnesota educators PD opportunities designed specifically for their needs.

6/24/22

Career Connected Learning

Resource Training & Solutions is excited to launch a series of programs and support to integrate career exploration and experiences within all content areas by collaborating with central Minnesota businesses, workforce centers, and our regional school districts.

6/24/22

A New School and Season for the SRR Storm

After over 50 years of use, Pleasantview Elementary School at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools will step into an exciting season with a new elementary school this fall.

6/24/22

Professional Development Designed for YOU!

Each summer Resource Training & Solutions focuses on providing professional development opportunities created specifically for central MN educators.

6/11/22

National Superintendent Certification Program

A dynamic & interactive professional learning opportunity for MN Superintendents

5/3/22

CPC's 2022 Paper Program is LIVE

The Cooperative Purchasing Connection's 2022 paper program is now live!

3/25/22

Growing Regional Resilience

Resource Training & Solutions partners with CentraCare's Bounce Back Project and the Minnesota Department of Health to hire a regional school nurse and two regional health and wellness coordinators to support educator well-being within our region.

2/10/22

2022 Central MN Regional Spelling Bee

Resource Training & Solutions hosted the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee in Sartell, Minn., on Tuesday, February 8. Morning and afternoon spelling bees comprised that competition for students in grades 5-8 from school districts across the Resource Training & Solutions' Service Cooperative Region 7.

11/1/21

Honoring 31 Years of Outstanding Service

Resource Board Member, Jeannette Kester, was honored with the Outstanding Service Award at the Minnesota Service Cooperative Annual Board of Directors Conference.

8/4/21

FREE Dyslexia 101 Training for the Classroom Educator

Thanks in part to funding by Mayo Clinic, The Reading Center is offering a five clock hour Dyslexia 101 course for FREE to Minnesota educators until April 2022.

6/3/21

Learn More About Our Newest Partnership!

Resource members receive special discounts and savings on Fusion Learning Partners upcoming Transforming Learning Summit!

3/15/21

Healthy Buildings: Are Your Schools Ready for Students to Return?

Are your systems not working well? Do you need help to identify your buildings issues and how to fix them? Our friends at ICS can help you out!

1/11/21

Region 7 PPE Distribution

Resource Training & Solutions receives shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for regional schools as they make the transition back to in-person learning.

11/19/20

10th Annual ESS Recognition Event

Resource Training & Solutions honored 122 educators from 29 school districts, charter schools, and ed districts at the 10th annual Educational Support Staff Recognition Event on November, 18th, 2020.

11/1/19

All Hands on Deck!

Resource honors the cities of St. Michael and Albertville, the STMA School District, and FYCC for their collaborative work on promoting health and wellness within their community.

11/1/19

Fresh. Local. YUMMY!

Produce Grown for the Community by the Community

11/1/19

Finding future leaders in potential “trouble” spots

St. Cloud Youth Leadership Academy

2/20/19

Love, See, Teach! ... And Grow

As a presenter at Resource's 2018 Education Support Professionals Conference, Jenny Hill, St. Michael Elementary School Media Specialist, helped other educational professionals find encouragement identify renewed passion for their jobs.

2/20/19

Resource Leaders in Educational Excellence (LEEA) and Educational Support Staff (ESS) Award Recipients Create a Culture of Care, Trust, and Respect

Tessa Dickinson and Amy Kotcho have many things in common, even though the two have never met. These Resource recognition award recipients work to nurture student success.

2/19/19

The Eye of the Tiger Is Focused on Success Through PBIS

The formula for student success through PBIS (or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) sounds simple. Focus on the positive—rather than the punitive. Establish a positive learning environment. Teach Skills. Reinforce positive behavior. Respond to inappropriate behavior. At Tech High School in St. Cloud, this formula is called the Tiger Eye on Success.

2/19/19

Pine County, East Central Schools, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Recognized with the Bridge Award for Development of Project RISE

Rising Up to Support Students and Families in Pine County: Pine County, East Central Schools, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe develop a restorative justice approach.