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LAST CALL: June Professional Development Opportunities

Don’t miss out on the chance to invest in your professional growth and make a lasting impact on your students' lives.


Foundations for the Specialty Practice of School Nursing

This 2-day foundational program for nurses who are new to the school nurse role. This program is for RN/LSNs within the first 5 years.


19th Annual Young Authors Young Artists Conference

Resource hosted its Young Authors Young Artists (YAYA) Conference at the College of Saint Benedict from May 16th to 17th.


Young Authors Young Artists Student Conference.

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow, May 16, and Friday, May 17, at our Young Authors Young Artists Student Conference on the college campus of St. Benedict's! Over the next two days, students from across our region will have the opportunity to explore their creativity through writing, drawing, music, acting, and much more.


Connect, Learn, & Grow: Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Take advantage of early bird registration, good through June 30, on our educator networks! Secure your spot now and gain access to exclusive resources, events, and networking opportunities. Join us in shaping the future of education.


Empower Your Teaching

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


National School Nurse Day

Resource Training & Solutions proudly celebrates the remarkable dedication of school nurses across our region.


Mental Health Awareness Month

May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness, reducing stigma, and fostering support for mental health issues.


Celebrating Our Remarkable Teacher!

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week.


Minnesota School Principal Appreciation Day

Thank you to all of the Principals across our region!


Celebrating Excellence

Resource Training & Solutions Recognizes Exceptional Achievement and Leadership Among Local Students at the 37th Students of Excellence Awards Banquet.


STEM Ecosystem Convening

Join us for this FREE event focused on strengthening STEM opportunities across Minnesota!


CTE Equipment Mini-Grant

Secure funding now for CTE equipment at your school! Apply today!


Upcoming PD Opportunities

Discover an enriching array of professional development opportunities this June with Resource Training & Solutions, your central Minnesota service cooperative.


Last Call: Students of Excellence

Registration for Students of Excellence 2024 will close on Thursday, April 11th, 2024.


Educate & Elevate

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


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!


Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!

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


National School Librarians Day

Thursday, April 4th is National School Librarians Day!


Regional School Health Community of Practice

Join us for this free event focused on providing leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities for school health staff.


Vol. 5: The Central Connection

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


Celebrating Social Workers!

March is National School Social Work Month!


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!


Safe Spaces, Secure Futures

Trust Resource Training & Solutions for Expert Safety Measures in All of Your Renovation Projects!


Player Tested, Hockey Mom Approved!

Thanks to The Retrofit Companies and Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC), Andover Community Center now boasts upgraded lighting with consistent levels and convenient controls. Learn about how CPC's streamlined procurement process made it all possible.


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.


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.


Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction Book Study

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


Students of Excellence 2024

Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate excellence! Join us at Students of Excellence 2024, in April. Register now to secure your spot and be part of this inspiring celebration!


Hiller Commercial Floors: Special Services

CPC has a contract for Carpet and Resilient Flooring with Hiller Commercial Floors. They offer a broad assortment of carpet, carpet tile, rubber base, vinyl base, sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Hiller also offers special services that are available to CPC members. 


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!


2024 Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

On Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 the Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition for Central Minnesota, Region 7 teams, unfolded at the Atwood Memorial Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University (SCSU).


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!


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.


Empowering Student Success: Summer Book Studies

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


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.


Celebrating School Social Workers!

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


2024 Sub Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

Feb 27th to the 29th, the Sub-Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition for Central Minnesota, Region 7 teams, unfolded at the Atwood Memorial Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University (SCSU).


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


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.


Highlighting Outstanding Contributions

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


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

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


YAYA Early Bird Registration

Resource Training & Solutions members can sign up before March 1st, 2024 to save $5.00 per student registration.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Third Party Reimbursement for Nursing Services on an IEP

Join us for this FREE virtual presentation for School Nurses.


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.


Paraprofessional Recognition Week

January 22-26 is Paraprofessionals Recognition Week in Minnesota!


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!


Unlocking Professional Growth: RTS Paraeducator Program

Enhance your skills and propel your career!


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


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.


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.


Celebrating Educators: Inspiring Minds, Shaping Futures.

Each year, Resource Training & Solutions honors educators and support staff who are shining examples through two highly attended recognition events celebrating our region's success. Learn more and view pictures from each event!


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.


Career Connected Learning Programs & Services

Learn more about how our Career Connected Learning programs and services can benefit your school district.


Special Education Teacher Pipeline Grant

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


2023 Educational Support Staff Award Ceremony

Resource Training & Solutions honored 137 educational support staff from across Central Minnesota at the 2023 Educational Support Staff Award Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.


2023 Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Banquet

Resource Training & Solutions honored 146 educators from Central Minnesota at the 2023 Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Banquet, which took place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.


Career Connected Learning

A holistic and Integrative approach to ensure student success in the workforce.


Unleashing Possibilities

At Resource Training & Solutions, we curate a diverse array of student programs designed to captivate, prepare, and empower students in the pursuit of their interests through immersive hands-on learning experiences.


Mental Health, Trauma, & Resilience

Cultivating skills, mindsets, and a thriving culture.


Educator Networking

Don't miss your chance to register for one of our specialized educator networks for the 2023-2024 school year!


Annual Student Conferences

Mark your calendar or jump on our early bird pricing for our Spark STEM Conference! 


Student Competitions

Each year, Resource coordinates a series of events to engage, equip, and empower students beyond the classroom.


Annual Recognition Events

Honoring outstanding educators, support staff, and students across central Minnesota.


Meet Our CTE Manager!

Get to know Alison Orgaard, the CTE Manager at Resource Training & Solutions!


Free Online Professional Development for MN Educators

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


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.


Early Bird Pricing on Educator Networks!

From now until July 1st we are offering discounted pricing on our educator networks!


It's Time to Renew Your Membership!

Invoices for your 2023-24 Resource membership have been sent to your school district's finance team.


RTS selected to host Minnesota Principals Academy Cohort

Resource Training & Solutions has been selected to host the next “Greater Minnesota” cohort of the Minnesota Principals Academy.


Equipping Paraprofessionals with the Tools to Support Struggling Readers

Resource pilots paraprofessional development program to help them better understand how to support struggling readers.


Plan, Protect, Save Lives

Creating an emergency evacuation map for your building sounds simple. However, there are many factors to consider. A strong understanding of fire code compliance, OSHA regulations, and occupation type are all needed to make safe, compliant Emergency Evacuation Maps.


Summer Professional Development Opportunities

It’s not too early to start planning for back to school workshop week!


Are Seasonal Changes Affecting the Health of Your Building?

As we transition from winter to spring, seasonal changes can lead to a variety of problems that affect the occupants of your building.


CTE Mini-Grants

Full members can apply for grant dollars to help improve CTE initiatives in their school district.


NEW - Contract Nursing Program

This NEW service is offered through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives to build the capacity of school nurses across our region.


Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Training

Become a Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education (CTRS-E) through a 10 step training that will ensure a trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation is set for future growth and the betterment of the students you serve.


Celebrating Success in Our Schools!

Resource honors educators and support staff who are shining examples through two highly attended recognition events celebrating our region's success.


LTFM Reporting and Facility Planning Just Got Easier!

ICS has developed an innovative web-based tool that simplifies facility planning. In a nutshell, it helps deliver a clear funding analysis, prioritizes replacement scheduling, and provides current repair costs for your peace of mind, and makes planning simple.


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.


Cooperative Purchasing Connection

From classroom supplies to building infrastructure to technology, Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) has the products and services that you’ll need this year.


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.


Professional Development Designed for YOU!

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


National Superintendent Certification Program

A dynamic & interactive professional learning opportunity for MN Superintendents


CPC's 2022 Paper Program is LIVE

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


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.


Students of Excellence 2022

Register now for the 2022 Students of Excellence Recognition Banquet!


2022 Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

The Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition for Central MN Region 7 teams took place Tuesday, March 15th at North Branch High School.


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.


Register Now For Our Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Update

Required Annual OSHA update for School Nurses including follow up training by NEAR Science Presenters Linsey McMurrin and Stacy Bender-Fayette. Register before February 17, 2022 to ensure a spot!


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.


2021 Leadership in Educational Excellence

Join us Wednesday, October 13th for our annual Leadership in Educational Excellence recognition ceremony!


Registration for Project Earth 2021 is now OPEN!

Registration for Resource Training & Solutions member school districts is now open.


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.


New Teacher Open House

Are you in your first years of teaching or know someone who is just starting their teaching career? Join us August, 19th for our free New Teacher Open House!