Equipping and recognizing educators through training and awards.

Teachers are the foundation of our communities. They are supporting the next generation to explore and lead in a new world. At Resource, we believe we cannot do enough to support them.

Resource focuses on providing relevant professional development each summer for teachers as well as other needed training to enable more people to enter this life-changing field. Resource has been a leader in equipping substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and those looking to earn their licensure or serve as principals.

Resource elevates teachers and educational support staff through annual award programs and works closely with school leaders to implement positive, sustainable change in their increasingly complex worlds.

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Educational Professionals

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.

Arts Camp for Educators
Educational Professionals
2/20/19

Love, See, Teach! ... And Grow

Love, See, Teach! ... And Grow
Educational Professionals
2/20/19

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

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

Upcoming Events

Moments in Time: Reading Interventions in the Regular Education ClassroomEducational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

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2019
Educational Professionals

Moments in Time: Reading Interventions in the Regular Education Classroom

Help your readers skills take off with just a fewminutes of effort each day. Learn K reading interventions and activities you can implement within your regular class schedule. Create, administer, and progress monitor sight words, letter namessounds, and fluency interventions. Guide your learners inacademic conversations with reflection, goal setting, and progress monitoring.

Starting the Day Off with a SmileEducational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

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2019
Educational Professionals

Starting the Day Off with a Smile

Having positive relationships with students is key for optimum learning and classroom nirvana. Make each day a great one just by starting the day off right. Learn ways to make children feel welcome and excited to learn each morning through simple but effective routines. You will leave with the tools to make you and your students smile each morning.

Digital Breakout EDUEducational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

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2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Breakout EDU

Digital Breakouts are the experience of escape rooms, but in the classroom. We will look at some examples and share resources on breakouts that we actually use at Sartell High School. Then, spend time building and exploring your own Digital Breakout. This is an engaging and exciting session that can be used at any level, with any group of kids.

Google Slides: More than a Presentation ToolEducational Professionals
Tue

Aug

6

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2019
Educational Professionals

Google Slides: More than a Presentation Tool

Google Slides can do more than just present information. We will show you ways to go outside of the box-literally-when using Google Slides. Learn about some little-used features and create a one-of-a-kind, engaging activity for your classroom Leave with ideas and practical tips you can use to create more than a presentation. Please bring a device that can log into a Google account.

Google Drive For the WinEducational Professionals
Thu

Aug

8

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2019
Educational Professionals

Google Drive For the Win

Learn how the Google Drive tools can change your classroom. We will showcase all that Google has tooffer for you and your students. This will be a game changer

Digital Tools for Your Teaching Tool BeltEducational Professionals
Thu

Aug

8

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2019
Educational Professionals

Digital Tools for Your Teaching Tool Belt

Learn how to be more effective using your computer This course will cover an array of free, online tools, websites, and shortcuts to help you master the digital world as a teacher. Leave with lots of options for you and your students.

There is a Fun Side to Student Assessments!Educational Professionals
Wed

Aug

14

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2019
Educational Professionals

There is a Fun Side to Student Assessments!

In this course, we will review assessment tools that engage students in a fun way by using Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, Google Forms, Nearpod, and more. These tools offer numerous advantages besides assessments which are worth discussing. The goal is for you to walk away with new ways to assess student comprehension. Examples from low-tech districts to : districts will be given.

Transforming Learning to Highlight Student Voice and ChoiceEducational Professionals
Wed

Aug

14

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2019
Educational Professionals

Transforming Learning to Highlight Student Voice and Choice

This session is designed to give teachers knowledge in engagement tools like Seesaw, ClassDojo, Explain Everything, Nearpod, and a few others. We will discuss the appropriateness of each tool and gives examples of how to use them. With numerous tech tools available to teachers, these ones have many free components and are not going away tomorrow. Come join us in transforming learning

Google in Education: The Tools Necessary to Transform Your ClassroomEducational Professionals
Thu

Aug

15

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2019
Educational Professionals

Google in Education: The Tools Necessary to Transform Your Classroom

This session will focus on the G-Suite for Education apps. We will walk through each Google product and show what makes them innovative and unique.The goal is for you to feel more comfortable with each tool, along with developing a greater understanding of the power each one holds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Google user, we will have something for you.

Technology Playground: Awesome Technology Tools for ALL GradesEducational Professionals
Thu

Aug

15

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2019
Educational Professionals

Technology Playground: Awesome Technology Tools for ALL Grades

Did your school purchase -D pens, Bloxels, Spheros, Ozobots, or Breakout Kits? Looking to write a grant for some new and engaging tech tools? We will be hands-on learners playing with the latest tech tools in education that promote creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and fun We will discuss how each tool can be used, and give time to develop a lesson to showcase your learning

Leadership Design Academy for Personalized LearningEducational Professionals
Tue

Aug

20

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21
2019
Educational Professionals

Leadership Design Academy for Personalized Learning

Have you identified a personalized learning objective in your district? Leadership Design Academy will give your leadership team the tools to create an actionable plan to put your objective into practice

Limited, Short-Call Substitute TeacherEducational Professionals
Mon

Aug

26

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27
2019
Educational Professionals

Limited, Short-Call Substitute Teacher

Those with a non-education bachelor's degree from an accredited college may apply for a limited, short-call substitute teaching license. This workshop explains the process for applying for the two-year license and the teacher's role in the classroom and district.

Education Support Professionals Conference: The Power of ConnectionEducational Professionals
Wed

Aug

28

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2019
Educational Professionals

Education Support Professionals Conference: The Power of Connection

This conference is for school staff serving in a paraprofessional or educational assistant role and who support special education, English language learners, or Title I. Learn strategies and practical information to use in your job.

Title I NetworkEducational Professionals
Tue

Oct

15

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2019
Educational Professionals

Title I Network

The Title I Network assists districts in the development, modification, and expansion of student academic support activities.

Implementing the New Creating & Responding Benchmarks in K-12 MusicEducational Professionals
Tue

Oct

22

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2019
Educational Professionals

Implementing the New Creating & Responding Benchmarks in K-12 Music

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn, explore, and collaborate around the Create and Respond strands of the new K- Music anchor standards and benchmarks.

Perennial - Cultural Competency - CourseEducational Professionals
Wed

Feb

19

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26
2020
Educational Professionals

Perennial - Cultural Competency - Course

In this four week course, participants will dig deeper into equipping and empowering themselves to interrupt systems that fail to be conducive to learning for all student groups. Participants will learn how to address inequities and inequitable practices in their schools. Participants will meet the PELSB Cultural Competency requirements for re-licensure.

Limited, Short-Call Substitute TeacherEducational Professionals
Wed

Mar

25

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26
2020
Educational Professionals

Limited, Short-Call Substitute Teacher

Those with a non-education bachelor's degree from an accredited college may apply for a limited, short-call substitute teaching license. This workshop explains the process for applying for the two-year license and the teacher's role in the classroom and district.

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Michelle Wang

Education Director

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Event & Administrative Coordinator