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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!


Call for Presenters!

We are seeking presenters for our upcoming fall and winter students conferences. Learn more about how you can get involved!


Cooperative Purchasing Connection Updated Contract Catalog

Check out the updated contract catalog from the Cooperative Purchasing Connection!


National School Nurses Day!

In honor of #NationalSchoolNursesDay we wanted to take a moment to give a special thanks for all of the hard work they have done this year! Enjoy this video featuring some of our regional Superintendents.


Senior High Knowledge Bowl State Competition

The Senior High Knowledge Bowl State Tournament took place virtually via Discord on Saturday, April 9th, 2021. 5 out of the 6 teams from Resource Training & Solutions service region placed at the state event


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!


Exploring The Arts - YAYA 2021

Each spring Resource Training & Solutions hosts the Young Authors Young Artists Conference (YAYA). Designed to introduce third through sixth-grade students to a variety of creative and artistic outlets.


2021 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee

Twenty-nine students, 5th through 8th grade, from eleven different school districts competed for the chance to advance to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee.


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.


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.


29th Annual LEEA Award Ceremony

Resource Training & Solutions honored 108 educators from 28 school districts, charter schools, and ed districts at the 29th annual Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) ceremony on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. 


2020-2021 Recognition Events

Resource Training & Solutions honors students, educators, and support staff who are shining examples through three recognition events that celebrate successes across the region.


FREE Dyslexia 101 Online Training Course

FREE 5-hour Dyslexia 101 course for Minnesota school professionals.


Resource Summer Catalog 2020

Resource's Summer Catalog is now available online! View all of the classes, workshops, and training opportunities that are available for regional educators this summer!


Leadership Evolution Returns for its Third Consecutive Year!

Resource Training and Solutions is excited to offer Leadership Evolution for the third consecutive year during the 2020 - 2021 school year.


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.


Fresh. Local. YUMMY!

Produce Grown for the Community by the Community


Finding future leaders in potential “trouble” spots

St. Cloud Youth Leadership Academy


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.


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.


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.


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.

Arts Camp for Educators

Want to shape and enrich your school community through creative expression, exploration, and excellence? That is the common vision that ties the work of Resource Training & Solutions, the Paramount Center for the Arts, and the Perpich Center for the Arts together.

Snakes, Lasers, and Outdoor Adventures? Yes, Please!

Students can't get enough of the hands-on science at Resource's student conferences.

Meaningful Work Award

St. Scholastica's tuition discount may help Resource members achieve their educational goals. In addition, some of Resource's summer catalog courses qualify for graduate credit. See page 19 of the 2019 Summer Catalog for full details.