Making connections to share, learn and grow together.

It’s through connecting with one another that we hone best practices, generate new ideas and achieve better outcomes.

Resource takes the lead on helping educators make these connections to share, learn and grow. Fueled by the needs of members, Resource has launched and continues to facilitate a variety of focused networks.

11

Networks

220

Educators connected in Central Minnesota

52

School districts involved

Programs & Services

Latest News

Mental Health, Trauma, & Resilience
4/10/24

Educate & Elevate

Take a look at all the professional development opportunities we will be offering for School Mental Health Professionals this summer!

Educate & Elevate
Educational Professionals
4/3/24

Empower Your Teaching

Explore impactful training & workshops designed for Central MN educators like you!

Empower Your Teaching
Educational Professionals
4/3/24

Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!

Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!
Publications
3/25/24

Vol. 5: The Central Connection

Vol. 5: The Central Connection

Upcoming Events

School Nurses Network 2023-2024

Apr 18

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

May 16

School Nurses Network 2023-2024

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.

School Resource Officer Network

Apr 18

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

May 16

School Resource Officer Network

The School Resource Officer Network is a space for SRO’s and SRO Supervisors to collaborate and develop professionally with colleagues across the central MN region. Topics may include but are not limited to: mental health, trauma, autism, self-care + peer support, partnerships with Central MN Child Advocacy Center, and critical incident response. A MN POST credit will be offered on multiple dates.

Title I Network 23 - 24

Apr 24

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

Title I Network 23 - 24

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.

Technology Coordinators Network 23-24

Apr 25

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 23

Technology Coordinators Network 23-24

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

Mental Health Network 2023-24

May 1

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Mental Health Network 2023-24

The Mental Health Network is for school + county mental health related positions to come together for cross collaboration, idea sharing, develop professionally, and stay current on resources that help students be successful in school, at home, and in the community. Mental health related positions include but are not limited to: social workers, counselors, psychologists, truancy, probation, and administration leading efforts in the areas of safety and social emotional learning. Resource Training & Solutions will host six network meetings per school year

PREPaRE 1: Workshop 1

May 2

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

PREPaRE 1: Workshop 1

Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

Counselor and CTE Network

May 8

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

Counselor and CTE Network

Welcome School counselors, CTE Coordinators, and Work-based Instructors. These almost monthly network virtual meetings provide opportunities within this group to collaborate, share ideas, develop professionally, and stay current on issues facing schools and districts regarding post-secondary planning and career development. Each meeting will have a facilitator and agendas designed by network members.

Early Childhood Structured Literacy Cohort

May 8

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

Early Childhood Structured Literacy Cohort

The PK Structured Literacy Cohort is a professional learning experience for preschool and kindergarten teachers and support staff who desire a deeper knowledge of early literacy instruction.

Gifted & Talented Network 2023-24

May 9

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Gifted & Talented Network 2023-24

Gifted & Talented Specialist Network

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network 23-24

May 10

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Jun 14

Curriculum Coordinators/District Assessment Coordinators Network 23-24

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.

Mental Health Network 2024-2025

Oct 1

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Nov 5

Jan 7

Feb 4

Apr 8

May 6

Mental Health Network 2024-2025

The Mental Health Network is for school + county mental health professionals and related positions to come together to collaborate, share ideas, develop professionally, and stay current on resources that help students be successful in school, at home, and in the community. Presenters will be invited to multiple network meetings. Topics will include but are not limited to: trauma-informed practices, alternative discipline, brainspotting therapy, and school partnership opportunities. Mental health-related positions include but are not limited to social workers, counselors, and administration leading efforts in the areas of safety and social-emotional learning. Resource Training & Solutions will host six network meetings per school year. General CEUs will be provided when we conclude in May, based on individual attendance.

School Resource Officer Network 2024-2025

Oct 8

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Nov 12

Jan 14

Feb 18

Apr 15

May 13

School Resource Officer Network 2024-2025

The School Resource Officer Network is a space for SRO’s and supporting roles to collaborate, share ideas, and develop professionally with colleagues across the state. Presenters will be invited into multiple network meetings. Topics may include but are not limited to: mental health, trauma, resilience, restorative practices, alternative discipline, self-care, and school partnerships. A MN POST credit will be offered on multiple dates.

Contact This Department

Amanda Lamecker, LSN

Regional Licensed School Nurse

Dr. Michelle Wang

Education Director

Erin Engness

PBIS Coordinator

Kelsey Harps

Education Manager

Megan Perry

Regional Licensed Social Worker

Shari Fruechte

Event & Administrative Coordinator