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

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

Each spring Resource Training & Solutions hosts the Young Authors Young Artists Conference (YAYA). Designed to introduce third through sixth-grade students to a variety of creative and artistic outlets.

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

2021 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee

Twenty-nine students, 5th through 8th grade, from eleven different school districts competed for the chance to advance to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee.

2021 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee
Educational Professionals
1/11/21

Region 7 PPE Distribution

Resource Training & Solutions receives shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for regional schools as they make the transition back to in-person learning.

Region 7 PPE Distribution
Educational Professionals
11/19/20

10th Annual ESS Recognition Event

10th Annual ESS Recognition Event
Educational Professionals
10/27/20

29th Annual LEEA Award Ceremony

29th Annual LEEA Award Ceremony

Upcoming Events

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Educational Professionals

Reading Preparation

A self-paced teacher re-licensure course developed by the Minnesota Service Cooperatives.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Educational Professionals

Substitute Teacher Bundle

This course reviews some of the key elements of successful substitute teaching, as well as introductory learning to numerous technology tools. It is intended to provide substitute teachers with basic information to support teaching within a digital environment.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Educational Professionals

Substitute Teacher Technology Basics

This on-demand course provides introductory learning to numerous technology tools. It is intended to provide substitute teachers with basic information to support teaching within a digital environment.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

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Educational Professionals

Tune in to Substitute Teaching

Substitute teachers are a vital part of any school system and well-prepared substitutes are key for their success. This course reviews some of the key elements of successful substitute teaching.

Title I NetworkEducational Professionals

Apr 15

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

Educational Professionals

Title I Network

2020-21 meeting dates: April 15 Due to COVID-19, meetings the first half of the school year will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. Title I virtual network meetings are 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

New Teacher Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Apr 15

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

May 13

Educational Professionals

New Teacher Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: April 15 May 13* Time: New Teacher virtual network meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Face to face social events will be held in August and May, on the network meeting dates, if CDC guidelines allow for the group to meet. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Gifted & Talented NetworkEducational Professionals

Apr 20

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Educational Professionals

Gifted & Talented Network

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

Special Education Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

May 6

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Educational Professionals

Special Education Virtual Network

The Special Education Network assists educators who support students with a variety of different services, modifications, and accommodations in their educational experience. As state and federal changes are made to Special Education requirements and recommendations, this network is an ideal place to connect with others who are teaching in similar programs. This network meets in a virtual environment six times throughout the school year. 2020-21 Meetings: March 4 May 6 Time: Special Education network meetings are 4-5 p.m. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Technology Coordinators NetworkEducational Professionals

May 11

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Educational Professionals

Technology Coordinators Network

2020-21 meeting dates: April 6 May 11* Due to COVID-19, meetings in the first half of the school year will be virtual. As the pandemic allows, we hope to be F2F in the spring of 2021. Additionally, as situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. Technology Coordinators' virtual network meetings are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Paraprofessional Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

May 11

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

Educational Professionals

Paraprofessional Virtual Network

The Paraprofessional Network is designed for those who serve in an educational support role in a variety of settings, including special education, multilingual learning, classroom or Title I support. This network is designed to provide professional development and collegial collaboration. Paraprofessional virtual network meetings are 3:30-4:30 pm A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

School Nurses Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Jun 10

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Educational Professionals

School Nurses Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: June 10 Time: School Nurses network meetings are 9-10 am. As situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting. Per Participant Fee: No cost due to COVID-19

Social Workers/Counselors Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Jun 10

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Educational Professionals

Social Workers/Counselors Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: April 29 June 10 Social Workers/Counselors network meetings are 9-10 am. As situations arise, more meetings may be planned to keep up with a rapidly changing educational environment. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the first meeting.

Standards Based Grading, Year Zero Cohort #4Educational Professionals

Aug 3

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Oct 12

Educational Professionals

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!

Cultural Competency - Good Intentions Are Not EnoughEducational Professionals

Aug 9

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

Educational Professionals

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.

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Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Michelle Wang

Education Director

Shari Fruechte

Event & Administrative Coordinator