Equipping and supporting educators through training and services.

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.

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Classes and workshops offered each summer

41

Trainings to equip substitute teachers

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Central Minnesota public and private school districts are RTS members

3

Options for educators to earn graduate-level credits

Latest News

Newsletter
12/16/22

NEW - Contract Nursing Program

This NEW service is offered through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives to build the capacity of school nurses across our region.

NEW - Contract Nursing Program
Newsletter
12/16/22

Plan, Protect, Save Lives

Creating an emergency evacuation map for your building sounds simple. However, there are many factors to consider. A strong understanding of fire code compliance, OSHA regulations, and occupation type are all needed to make safe, compliant Emergency Evacuation Maps.

Plan, Protect, Save Lives
Newsletter
12/16/22

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Training

Become a Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education (CTRS-E) through a 10 step training that will ensure a trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation is set for future growth and the betterment of the students you serve.

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Training
Newsletter
12/16/22

Celebrating Success in Our Schools!

Resource honors educators and support staff who are shining examples through two highly attended recognition events celebrating our region's success.

Celebrating Success in Our Schools!
Health & Safety
7/19/22

LTFM Reporting and Facility Planning Just Got Easier!

LTFM Reporting and Facility Planning Just Got Easier!

Upcoming Events

Ongoing

Online

ParaEducator Online 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 includes assessment to become highly qualified. The assessment can be proctored within your district, or four times per year at Resource and must be registered for on the website. Subscriptions are an individual one-year license to the online program.

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.

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.

PBIS Network

Feb 8

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

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.

Tech Integration Network 22 - 23

Feb 9

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Apr 20

Tech Integration Network 22 - 23

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

LETRS for Teachers

Feb 9

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Mar 15

Apr 27

May 11

Sep 28

Oct 12

Nov 30

Dec 14

LETRS for Teachers

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. It provides educators with in-depth knowledge and tools that they can use with any reading program. This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components:LETRS Online Learning PlatformLETRS Print ManualLETRS Unit Professional Learning Sessions (Live Online)Teachers will complete this training over two years, working as a cohort with support from a Resource Training & Solutions staff member. The cohort will begin meeting in January 2023, with the first online training date with Lexia in early February. 2024 dates (Units 5-8) will be set at the end of 2023. Price listed includes both years.

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network 22-23

Feb 10

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.

School Nurses Network

Feb 23

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Mar 23

Apr 27

May 25

School 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.

Mental Health Network 2022-23

Feb 28

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Mar 28

Apr 25

Mental Health Network 2022-23

This network is designed to provide School Social Workers, Counselors, SEL Coordinators and related positions opportunities to collaborate, share ideas, develop professionally, and stay current on issues facing schools and districts. Topics include: Grab + Go Favorites, LGBTQ+/Student Supports, Crisis Prevention + Safety, TBD: Group Decision, End of Year/Summer Supports. Resource Training & Solutions will host five network meetings per school year, which will be held in a virtual environment.

Literacy Leaders

Feb 28

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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.

ParaEducator Proctored Testing

Mar 27

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ParaEducator Proctored Testing

Gifted & Talented Network 22-23

Apr 11

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

May 4

Gifted & Talented Network 22-23

Technology Coordinators Network 22 - 23

Apr 27

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

Business Managers Network

Apr 28

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.

Contact This Department

Amanda Lamecker, LSN

Regional Licensed School Nurse

Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Megan Perry

Regional Social Worker

Michelle Wang

Education Director