October 5, 2023

Unleashing Possibilities

Students achieve peak learning when they ignite their intellectual curiosity with their passions; unlocking a world of limitless 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. Check out all of the student programs we will be offering during the 2023 - 2024 school year below! 

Student Conferences: 

Resource Training & Solutions coordinates multiple student conferences to engage, equip, and empower students beyond the classroom. We invite and encourage each member district in our region to participate in these very special events.

Register today to take advantage of our early bird registration rates!

Spark STEM Conference

This conference is open to all Resource Training & Solutions associate and full member school districts. The halls of the Wick Science Building on the campus of St. Cloud State University are filled with future mathematicians, engineers, and computer programmers as nearly 700 students, STEM educators, and experts participate in this annual student conference in early January. Learn more about this conference.

Conference Date:

Thursday, January 4, 2024 at St. Cloud State University.

Participation Fees:

Take advantage of our early bird pricing on this conference!

Full Member: $50 / Student

Associate Member: $83 / Student

Register Now!

Early bird rates are good through November 1, 2023. Participation fees will increase to their standard rate after this date.

Young Authors Young Artists Conference

The Young Authors Young Artists Conference is for 3rd - 8th grade students that provides them opportunities to explore their creativity through writing, drawing, music, acting and a variety of other artistic experiences. Learn more about this conference. New in 2024 we have expanded our offerings to include sessions for middle school students.

Conference Dates:

Choose to attend either: Thursday, May 16th, 2024 or Friday, May 17th, 2024 at the College of St. Benedict.

Participation Fees:

Take advantage of our early bird pricing on this conference!

Full Member: $50 / Student

Associate Member: $83 / Student

Register Now!

Early bird rates are good through November 1, 2023. Participation fees will increase to their standard rate after this date.

Student Competitions: 

Resource Training & Solutions coordinates a range of student competitions, with the aim of nurturing innovation, fostering critical thinking, and promoting collaborative skills among participants.

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is a team academic competition that encourages teamwork, collaboration, effective communication and strategic thinking.  Students work together to solve oral and written round questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs.  Questions test students' recall, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Intermediate / Junior High Knowledge Bowl

Grades: 4th - 8th

Typical Season runs from the middle of October through the start of December.

Important Dates for the 2023-2024 Season - Click Here! 

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Registration deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023

Region 7 Senior High Knowledge Bowl

Grades: 9th - 12th

Typical Season runs from January through March with the State Meet in April for those who qualify.

Important Dates for the 2023-2024 Season - Click Here!

Associate Member School Districts - Register Now!

Full Member School Districts - Register Now!

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Regional Spelling Bee

Grades: 3rd - 8th

The spelling bee competition is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The series of spelling contests starts at the school and district levels, with winners advancing to regional events. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee and the winner advances to the National Spelling Bee. All schools wishing to participate in the Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee must enroll with Scripps National Spelling Bee for District materials and with Resource Training and Solutions for the Regional Spelling Bee.

This year we will be hosting one Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee at the ballroom of Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University with one winner advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

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Registration Deadline: December 15, 2023

Math Masters

Grades: 4th - 6th

The Math Masters mathematics competition program challenges 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics. Students compete as individuals and on teams in eight rounds of competition held in March and April each year. Students’ academic effort and achievement is recognized with plaques, medallions and ribbons in each competition element: Fact Drill, Individual Round and Team Competition.

Competition Dates hosted by Resource Training & Solutions:

  • 4th Grade Competition: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Check In at 8:15 am
  • 5th Grade Competition: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Check In at 8:15 am
  • 6th Grade Competition: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Check In at 8:15 a

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Select the Competitions at Resource Training & Solutions in Sartell to compete at your Central MN Service Cooperative

Future City

Grades: 6th - 8th

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

Future City is a flexible, project based learning experience that you can adapt for your classroom, after-school club, or homeschool group. Students will utilize their science, math and engineering knowledge to create cities that exist at least 100 years in the future. The program’s deliverables appeal to a variety of skill sets and interests, like creative problem solving, building scale models, researching, writing, and public speaking—make it accessible to a variety of students and relevant for educators with various areas of subject matter expertise.

Register now!

Poetry Out Loud

Grades: 9th - 12th

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and SCSC.

Competition Timeline:

  • Register to participation in the program by mid December and complete local competition by start of February
  • Regional competitions will be held the first three weeks in February.
  • State competition to be held the last week of February.
  • National competition in Washington, D.C. in late April.

Learn More!

Registration typically opens by mid December

For More Information:

Contact Kelsey Harps, Education Manager.


Phone: (320) 255-3236 ext. 315

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