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.

50

Classes and workshops offered each summer

41

Trainings to equip substitute teachers

421

Teachers and staff honored

908

Guests celebrating educators

Latest News

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

Resource Training & Solutions honored 122 educators from 29 school districts, charter schools, and ed districts at the 10th annual Educational Support Staff Recognition Event on November, 18th, 2020.

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

29th Annual LEEA Award Ceremony

Resource Training & Solutions honored 108 educators from 28 school districts, charter schools, and ed districts at the 29th annual Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) ceremony on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. 

29th Annual LEEA Award Ceremony
Educational Professionals
9/28/20

2020-2021 Recognition Events

Resource Training & Solutions honors students, educators, and support staff who are shining examples through three recognition events that celebrate successes across the region.

2020-2021 Recognition Events
Educational Professionals
5/29/20

FREE Dyslexia 101 Online Training Course

FREE Dyslexia 101 Online Training Course

Upcoming Events

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

&
Educational Professionals

Reading Preparation

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

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

&
Educational Professionals

Substitute Teacher Bundle

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. 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, 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

&
Educational Professionals

Substitute Teacher Technology Basics

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. Substitute teachers are a vital part of any school system and well-prepared substitutes are key for their success. This course is an overview of technology resources for substitute teachers to support digital learning.

Educational Professionals
Ongoing

Online

&
Educational Professionals

Tune in to Substitute Teaching

The need for substitute teachers is at an all-time high. 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.

Science Rocks! 2021Educational Professionals

Jan 25

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mar 31

Educational Professionals

Science Rocks! 2021

Join Us for Science ROCKS Hands-on STEM 2021: A Virtual Student Conference with Resource Training & Solutions. Presenters and sessions include: For the Birds - Heidi Ferris, Growing Green Hearts, Weather and Mysterious Animal Signs - Danielle Hefferan, Curriculum and Naturalist Training Program Coordinator, Fermi Math - Liz Dayton, ISD 287 Fermi Math League, Engineering - STEM Design Activity - Felicia Leammukda- SCSU, Tie-Dye Milk and Frosty Vision - Kitchen Pantry Scientist - Liz Heinecke, Think! Like An INVENTOR - Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education & Recreation Department - Melanie Schmidt

PBIS Winter SummitEducational Professionals

Jan 26

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Educational Professionals

PBIS Winter Summit

Draft Agenda: Keynote Speaker Dr. Anne Gearity- Mental Health for Staff and Families Other sessions include: Systems for Addressing Attendance and Engagement PBIS Strategies for Supporting Families in Various Learning Modes Virtual Calming Rooms PBIS Core Features in Various Learning Modes: SW Expectations, Reinforcing Expectations, Data-based response PBIS Core Features: Proactive Classroom Strategies in Various Learning Modes

Standards Based Grading Cohort Year ZeroEducational Professionals

Jan 26

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Feb 23

Mar 23

Apr 29

Educational Professionals

Standards Based Grading Cohort Year Zero

Is your district exploring standards-based grading? Wanting to learn from a national expert? Then this cohort is for you! Join some of your regional colleagues in “Year 0” – an exploration of standards-based grading with Tom Schimmer from Solution Tree.

Standards Based Grading Cohort #2 Year Zero Educational Professionals

Feb 2

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

Feb 9

Feb 16

Mar 2

Mar 23

Apr 29

Educational Professionals

Standards Based Grading Cohort #2 Year Zero

Is your district exploring standards-based grading? Wanting to learn from a national expert? Then this cohort is for you! Join some of your regional colleagues as well as colleagues from Metro ECSU in “Year 0” – an exploration of standards-based grading with Tom Schimmer from Solution Tree.

School Nurses Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 4

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Apr 8

Jun 10

Educational Professionals

School Nurses Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: December 3 February 4 April 8 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

Technology Coordinators NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 9

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Apr 6

May 11

Educational Professionals

Technology Coordinators Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 19 February 9 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.

Title I NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 16

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

Apr 15

Educational Professionals

Title I Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 14 February 16 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.

Paraprofessional Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 16

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

Mar 16

Apr 13

May 11

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.

New Teacher Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 18

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

Mar 18

Apr 15

May 13

Educational Professionals

New Teacher Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: January 21 February 18 March 18 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

Feb 23

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Apr 20

Educational Professionals

Gifted & Talented Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 19 February 23 April 20 ‍ *Virtual network meetings are 12:00-1:00 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Social Workers/Counselors Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Feb 24

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jun 10

Educational Professionals

Social Workers/Counselors Virtual Network

2020-21 Meetings: December 16 February 24 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.

Special Education Virtual NetworkEducational Professionals

Mar 4

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

May 6

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: January 13 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.

Multilingual NetworkEducational Professionals

Mar 9

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Apr 13

Educational Professionals

Multilingual Network

2020-21 meeting dates: January 21 March 9* April 13 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. ML network meetings are 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Snacks are provided. *Virtual meetings are 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided.

Contact This Department

Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Michelle Wang

Education Director

Shari Fruechte

Event & Administrative Coordinator