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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Classes and workshops offered each summer

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Trainings to equip substitute teachers

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Teachers and staff honored

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Guests celebrating educators

Programs & Services

Latest News

Health & Safety
7/19/22

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.

LTFM Reporting and Facility Planning Just Got Easier!
Educational Partnerships
6/24/22

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.

Career Connected Learning
Cooperative Purchasing
6/24/22

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.

Cooperative Purchasing Connection
Health & Safety
6/24/22

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.

A New School and Season for the SRR Storm
Educational Professionals
6/24/22

Professional Development Designed for YOU!

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

Professional Development Designed for YOU!
Educational Partnerships
6/11/22

National Superintendent Certification Program

A dynamic & interactive professional learning opportunity for MN Superintendents

National Superintendent Certification Program
Cooperative Purchasing
5/3/22

CPC's 2022 Paper Program is LIVE

CPC's 2022 Paper Program is LIVE

Upcoming Events

Ongoing

Online

ParaEducator Proctored Testing

Ongoing

Online

ParaEducator Subscription

This online package provides access to training modules, practice assessments, and assessments to meet Federal Title I requirements. The cost of an individual subscription to the content is provided by a joint agreement between Resource Training & Solutions and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Subscriptions are an individual one-year license to the online program.

Title I Network

Sep 27

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 25

Nov 22

Jan 24

Feb 28

Apr 25

Title I Network

The Title I network is designed to communicate federal and state legislation, policies and procedures related to Title I, and strategies/curriculum for intervention services.

Literacy Leaders

Sep 27

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Oct 25

Nov 22

Jan 24

Feb 28

Mar 28

Apr 25

Literacy Leaders

Recently, schools are turning to the science of reading and brain research regarding best practices in reading instruction. This network is designed for leaders who are at the helm of implementing changes in reading instruction within their school systems.

New Teacher Network

Sep 28

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Oct 26

Nov 16

Jan 25

Feb 22

Apr 19

May 10

New Teacher Network

The New Teacher Network offers networking and professional development opportunities for teachers new to the profession.

Cultivating Resilience in Educators

Sep 28

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Oct 26

Nov 9

Dec 7

Jan 18

Feb 15

Mar 29

Apr 12

Cultivating Resilience in Educators

Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress but learning to navigate our way through challenging times. Employee well-being and resilience increase work performance, and a workplace that actively supports employees creates an environment where adults and students thrive. Cultivating Resilience in Educators encourages supportive relationships, effective teaching, and gives educators the feeling that their personal and professional needs are met.These sessions explore practical habits that will positively impact you, your students, and your greater community. CEUs available.

Counselors CTE Network

Oct 4

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Nov 8

Feb 7

Apr 4

May 9

Counselors CTE Network

This largely virtual network provides opportunities for counselors or anyone in the CTE role, to collaborate, share ideas, develop professionally, and stay current on issues facing schools and districts regarding post-secondary planning and career development.

School Social Workers Network 2022-23

Oct 4

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Nov 1

Jan 3

Feb 7

Mar 7

Mar 8

Apr 4

School Social Workers Network 2022-23

Social workers have a unique role with a small department to connect with. We want to provide a space for growth and support among like minded professionals who have shared experiences.

PBIS Network

Oct 5

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Dec 7

Feb 8

Apr 5

PBIS Network

Join your peers in exploring positive behavior interventions and supports.All meetings will be virtual. 30 minutes will focus on new PBIS resources, 30minutes will focus on networking with other schools sharing celebrations of PBIS implementation and problem solving barriers to implementation.

LETRS for Admin: Northeast

Oct 5

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Oct 12

Oct 19

Oct 26

Nov 2

Nov 9

Nov 16

Nov 23

LETRS for Admin: Northeast

Principals will learn how to examine resources, create highly efficient methods of analyzing student data, establish highly effective instructional blocks in literacy, and examine resources of all tiers for appropriate instruction.

Gifted & Talented Network 22-23

Oct 6

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov 3

Jan 10

Feb 2

Apr 6

May 4

Gifted & Talented Network 22-23

Business Managers Network

Oct 7

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dec 9

Apr 28

Jun 16

Business Managers Network

The Business Manager Network has been designed to provide both new and veteran business managers a forum to learn, collaborate, network and grow professionally.

LETRS for Admin: SESC Service Coop

Oct 12

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Oct 19

Oct 26

Nov 2

Nov 9

Nov 16

Nov 23

Nov 30

LETRS for Admin: SESC Service Coop

Principals will learn how to examine resources, create highly efficient methods of analyzing student data, establish highly effective instructional blocks in literacy, and examine resources of all tiers for appropriate instruction.

Tech Integration Network 22 - 23

Oct 13

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov 10

Jan 12

Feb 9

Apr 20

Tech Integration Network 22 - 23

This network is designed for those who support teachers in the integration of technology.

Early Educators

Oct 13

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Nov 10

Jan 12

Feb 9

Mar 9

Apr 13

May 11

Early Educators

The Educational Support Professionals Network is an opportunity for any adult who serves in an educational support role to connect with their peers. This year we are focusing on resilience and workplace wellbeing.

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network 22-23

Oct 14

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nov 11

Dec 9

Jan 13

Feb 10

Mar 10

Apr 14

May 12

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network 22-23

The Curriculum Coordinators Network (CCN) and the District Assessment Coordinators (DAC) are two groups that often deal with similar issues. As a result, these two groups can collaborate, exchange information, and share best practices regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LETRS for Admin: Lakes Country

Oct 17

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Oct 24

Oct 31

Nov 7

Nov 14

Nov 21

Nov 28

Dec 5

LETRS for Admin: Lakes Country

Principals will learn how to examine resources, create highly efficient methods of analyzing student data, establish highly effective instructional blocks in literacy, and examine resources of all tiers for appropriate instruction.

LETRS for Admin: Northwest

Oct 17

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Oct 24

Oct 31

Nov 7

Nov 14

Nov 21

Nov 28

Dec 5

LETRS for Admin: Northwest

Principals will learn how to examine resources, create highly efficient methods of analyzing student data, establish highly effective instructional blocks in literacy, and examine resources of all tiers for appropriate instruction.

Educational Support Professionals Network

Oct 18

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Nov 15

Jan 17

Feb 28

Apr 18

May 16

Educational Support Professionals Network

The Educational Support Professionals Network is an opportunity for any adult who serves in an educational support role to connect with their peers. This year we are focusing on resilience and workplace wellbeing.

LETRS for Admin: SWWC Service Coop

Oct 18

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Oct 25

Nov 1

Nov 8

Nov 15

Nov 22

Nov 29

Dec 6

LETRS for Admin: SWWC Service Coop

Principals will learn how to examine resources, create highly efficient methods of analyzing student data, establish highly effective instructional blocks in literacy, and examine resources of all tiers for appropriate instruction.

VIRTUAL Cultivating Resilience in Educators

Oct 19

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 30

Dec 14

Jan 11

Feb 22

Mar 29

Apr 19

May 17

VIRTUAL Cultivating Resilience in Educators

Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress but learning to navigate our way through challenging times. Employee well-being and resilience increase work performance, and a workplace that actively supports employees creates an environment where adults and students thrive. Cultivating Resilience in Educators encourages supportive relationships, effective teaching, and gives educators the feeling that their personal and professional needs are met.These sessions explore practical habits that will positively impact you, your students, and your greater community. CEUs available.

Technology Coordinators Network 22 - 23

Oct 27

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Jan 26

Apr 27

Jun 8

Technology Coordinators Network 22 - 23

The Technology Coordinators network meets six times per school year to discuss and collaborate on current issues in the area of technology use within schools.

Nurses Network

Oct 27

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Nov 17

Dec 15

Jan 26

Feb 23

Mar 23

Apr 27

May 25

Nurses Network

A network for those who work to ensure the health and wellness of students in their school and district. Network meetings provide an opportunity for School Nurses to connect and build relationships with other school nurses from around the region. Share ideas, stay up to date on issues facing schools, and develop professionally through CEU opportunities.

Anxiety Group Training

Nov 8

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Anxiety Group Training

The Anxiety Group Training provides a run-through of an 8-10 week Anxiety Group for middle school and high school students. The purpose of the group is for students to develop anxiety management skills, build peer support, as well as provide direct services for those who have identified needs in this area.

How to Learn Math for Teachers Cohort

Jan 3

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Jan 10

Jan 17

Jan 24

Jan 31

Feb 7

Feb 14

Feb 21

How to Learn Math for Teachers Cohort

How to Learn Math for Teachers CohortExplore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students’ experiences with math. Whether you are a PK-12 teacher preparing to implement state standards, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this cohort will help you.

Contact This Department

Amanda Lamecker

Health Services Education Manager

Amy Sparks

SEL Education Manager

Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Megan Perry

SEL Education Manager

Michelle Wang

Education Director