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

Latest News

Educational Professionals
5/12/21

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.

National School Nurses Day!
Students
4/16/21

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

Senior High Knowledge Bowl State Competition
Health & Safety
3/15/21

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!

Healthy Buildings: Are Your Schools Ready for Students to Return?
Students
2/19/21

Exploring The Arts - YAYA 2021

Exploring The Arts - YAYA 2021
Students
2/5/21

2021 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee

2021 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee

Upcoming Events

Standards Based Grading, Year Zero Cohort #4

Aug 3

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Aug 10

Aug 17

Aug 24

Sep 14

Sep 21

Sep 28

Oct 12

Standards Based Grading, Year Zero Cohort #4

Is your district exploring standards-based grading? Wanting to learn from a national expert? Then this cohort is for you!

Structured Literacy & Dyslexia

Aug 4

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Structured Literacy & Dyslexia

The workshop will also show examples of how to structure a literacy block to align with this new approach and to meet the varying needs of students. Integrated throughout the session will be a connection to dyslexia and specific ideas for instructing students with dyslexia.

How to Learn Math for Teachers - Summer Cohort

Aug 5

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Aug 12

Aug 19

Aug 26

Sep 2

Sep 9

Sep 23

Oct 7

How to Learn Math for Teachers - Summer Cohort

Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students’ experiences with math.

Cultural Competency - Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Aug 9

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cultural Competency - Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Participants will learn how to address inequities and inequitable practices in their schools. Participants will meet the PELSB Cultural Competency requirements for re-licensure.

Phenomena Based Instruction and the New Science Standards

Aug 18

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Phenomena Based Instruction and the New Science Standards

This workshop utilizes adult learning principles to introduce the new science standards through equity and research-driven lenses.

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network

Aug 20

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sep 17

Oct 15

Nov 19

Dec 17

Jan 21

Feb 18

Mar 18

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network

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.

Gifted & Talented Network

Sep 14

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 12

Nov 9

Jan 11

Feb 10

Apr 12

May 17

Gifted & Talented Network

2020-21 meeting dates: February 23 April 20 ‍ *Virtual network meetings are 12:00-1:00 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

New Teacher Virtual Network

Sep 16

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

Oct 28

Nov 23

Jan 20

Feb 17

Mar 23

Apr 21

May 19

New Teacher Virtual Network

The New Teacher Network offers networking and professional development opportunities for teachers within their first three years of the profession.

Special Education Virtual Network

Sep 22

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 19

Nov 18

Jan 19

Mar 23

Special Education Virtual Network

The Special Education Teacher Network provides opportunities for regular networking around topics of interest related to special education programs, policies, and procedures.

Technology Coordinators Network

Sep 23

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dec 2

Jan 27

Feb 24

Apr 28

May 26

Technology Coordinators Network

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

Title I Network

Sep 28

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oct 25

Nov 22

Jan 25

Feb 23

Apr 28

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 Cohort

Sep 30

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

Oct 28

Nov 18

Jan 27

Feb 24

Mar 24

Apr 28

Literacy Leaders Cohort

Join this virtual regional cohort to study the text Shifting the Balance (Burkins & Yates).

PBIS Network

Oct 5

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Dec 7

Feb 8

Apr 5

PBIS Network

Join your peers in exploring positive behavior interventions and supports.

Student Support Virtual Network

Oct 6

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Dec 8

Feb 2

Apr 6

Student Support Virtual Network

School counselors and social workers often cross paths through their work as they provide direct educational, behavioral, and mental health services.

Tech Integration Network

Oct 7

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov 4

Jan 13

Feb 3

Apr 7

May 5

Tech Integration Network

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

EL Network

Oct 14

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dec 7

Jan 19

Mar 24

May 10

EL Network

The EL Network is specifically designed to meet the needs of coordinators and teachers working with EL (English Learner) students.

Standards Based Grading, Year One

Oct 18

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Oct 19

Dec 8

Feb 16

Apr 13

Standards Based Grading, Year One

Contact This Department

Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Michelle Wang

Education Director

Shari Fruechte

Event & Administrative Coordinator