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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.


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


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!


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.


Spark STEM Conference

Resource Training & Solutions proudly hosted our annual Spark STEM student conference at St. Cloud State University on Thursday, January 4, 2024.


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.


Special Education Teacher Pipeline Grant

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


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.


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.


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.


Young Authors Young Artists Conference, Igniting Creativity!

Resource Training & Solutions' 18th Annual Young Authors Young Artists Conference Unleashes Imagination at the College of Saint Benedict


Students of Excellence 2023

Resource Training and Solutions honored 129 honorees at the thirty-fifth Students of Excellence awards banquet


Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

The top 18 teams from the Sub-regional rounds competed for a chance to advance to the state competition.


2023 Central MN Regional Spelling Bee

Four Area Spellers Head to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee on February 21, at Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls, Minn.


Professional Development Designed for YOU!

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


Students of Excellence 2022

Resource Training and Solutions honored 122 honorees at the thirty-third Students of Excellence Awards banquet held Wednesday, April 27th at St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Over 480 attended the event including area administrators, educators, and parents of those being honored.


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.


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.


Registration for Project Earth 2021 is now OPEN!

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


Call for Presenters!

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


2021 Students of Excellence Virtual Recognition Ceremony

Please join us on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:00 p.m. to honor over 130 high school seniors.


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


Eliana Szabo Advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Eliana Szabo, 8th grader from HEY-Home Educated Youth, becomes the 2021 Multi-Regional Bee Champion and will represent Minnesota at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this summer.


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.


Ben St. Hilaire Spells His Way to Washington, D.C.

Ben St. Hilaire takes first place at the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee and earns an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.


Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee Hosted by Resource Training & Solutions

Forty-four students competed in the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee.



Join us this spring at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota for the Young Authors Young Artists Student Conference (YAYA). 


Science Rocks and Science Fest Bring Learning to Life

Resource Training and Solutions hosts their annual science and nature student conferences. Over 900 Central Minnesota 5th & 6th Grade students attended Science Rocks and Science Fest.


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.


Mora Schools and Kanabec County Receive Resource’s Bridge Award

The “Gardening is Science” program was awarded the BRIDGE aware from Resource Training & Solutions. Students learn the science behind how food grows, how collaboration brings good things to the community, and much more.


YAYA 2018 – Students Explore Creative Fields

The possibilities seemed limitless for the nearly 1,500 students who dove into a multitude of writing and illustrating activities.

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

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