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Home School Liaison Network
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Presenter/Facilitator:Metro ECSU Home School Liaison Network Facilitator
Participants:School District Liaisons to Home School Families
Building/Organization:Great Room
Room:Fairview Community Center
Address:1910 W. County Road B
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:9/17/2014
Time(s):1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This network meets four times during the school year on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. The four meeting dates are: 9/17/14; 11/12/14; 1/14/15; 4/8/15.
Registration Deadline: 4/8/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/6/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $110.00 non-member/$60.00 Metro ECSU members
Description:
School district liaisons to families who are home schooling are invited to join in the collegial sharing of ideas, resources and concerns through the Metro ECSU Home School Liaison Network.

 
9/17/2014
ELL Advocate Leadership Series
6400-EL_Advocate_Series_
Presenter/Facilitator:Julie Krohn
Participants:District/school ELL/ESL specialists/coaches, ESL coordinators
Building/Organization:
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:10/30/2014
Time(s):9: 00 am - 12:00 pm
Additional Information:This four part training series will meet 10/30/14; 12/11/14; 1/15/15; 4/16/15
Event flyer | These dates are the same dates as the EL Network Series. Consider registering to attend the network meetings from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Registration Deadline: 3/18/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/18/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame: 612-638-1500
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Krohn: 612-638-1522
julie.krohn@metroecsu.org
Fee: $150/person; $80/person for Metro ECSU members
Description:
The EL Advocate Leadership Series is a 4-day training in which participants will create a school or district plan to incorporate EL Best Practices and language acquisition skills, based on new changes in law, into all classrooms.

Participants will review changes in education law, create a school or district-wide plan to increase achievement of not-so-common learners, network with other districts in similar situations, discuss implementation of a framework.
Framework will include:
-A shared and inclusive vision and mission
-A School-wide disciplinary literacy
-Mapping and alignment of an integrated curriculum
-Collaborative planning, instruction and assessment
-Teaching students explicit learning strategies
-Student engagement

Includes the book "Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner" by Maria G. Dove, Andrea Honigsfeld, and Audrey Cohan.

"Not-So-Common Learners" include ELs, SLIFE, Special Education students, Students of poverty, Struggling Learners.

 
10/30/2014
February 2015 PBIS Coach Meetings - Hot Topics - Networking - Cohort 10
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Osterhus
Participants:PBIS Coaches from Cohorts 2 thru 10 are welcome to register.
Building/Organization:Oak Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/3/2015
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Registration Deadline: 1/27/2015 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 2/2/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Ann Osterhus
pbis.ann@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
3 separate meetings in 1 day, come to 1, 2 or all 3.

A continental breakfast with hot and cold beverages will be provided.

Hot Topics 9-11am -Family and Community Involvement

Networking Lunch 11am-12noon
Lunch with a beverage will be provided. Bring your laptop or tablet and any other tools that will help you share and network with other attendees.

Cohort 10 12noon-3pm
Cohort 10 Coaches, bring your laptops and your PBISApps id number.

 
2/3/2015
Intervener Perspective Focus Group
4240-Intervener_Focus_Group
Presenter/Facilitator:Carolyn Monaco
Participants:School based Interveners
Building/Organization:Afton Room - Lower Level
Room:Holiday Inn & Suites
Address:8511 Hudson Blvd
City:Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Start Date:2/5/2015
Time(s):4:00pm - 9:00pm
Additional Information:Carolyn Monaco from George Brown College, Toronto and Cathy Lyle from the Minnesota DeafBlind Project will be facilitating this focus group. Some topics being discussed are: What does classroom implementation look like? What is the intervener role in the classroom? What do interveners want teachers to know?
You must be an intervener working in a school. Limited space is available.
Registration Deadline: 1/30/2015 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 1/30/2015 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Deanna Rothbauer
deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Lyle
cathy.lyle@metroecsu.org
Fee: No Cost
Description:
Your help is needed to provide input about the important work of interveners in school settings. This information will be shared with Minnesota parents, educators and administrators as well as with stakeholders nationwide. The information is vital to bringing awareness to the rewards and challenges of the field of intervention. A focus group for teachers who work with interveners and students who are deafblind was held in the fall. They provided us with valuable information. We will also be meeting with parents to get their perspective. Now, it’s your turn to have your opinions heard!

 
2/5/2015
Cue Reading Practice A
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Mayes
Participants:Cued Language Transliterators and Educational ASL Interpreters who already know the cued speech system
Room:New Brighton Community Center
Address:400 10th St NW
City:New Brighton, MN 55112

Start Date:2/7/2015
Time(s):9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Additional Information:Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.
St. Catherine University is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. 2.0 TECUnit CEHs pending approval.
Registration Deadline: 2/5/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/5/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This workshop will focus on developing receptive cue reading skills of Cued American English in educational settings. Participants will cue expressively with the instructor and fellow participants to practice understanding receptive cued responses. Participants will develop skills towards fluency, including: understanding of related facial inflections and physical characteristics, evaluating incomplete message content, and identifying reasons fluent receptive skills are necessary.

 
2/7/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_2/9/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/9/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am
You will have to register on the Department of Labor website https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx if you do not have a license number. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/6/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $50
Description:
The state requires that anyone doing electrical work of any kind must be licensed. Anyone can apply and be registered as an “unlicensed electrician.” However, there are restrictions as to what they are allowed to do. The one that is attractive to schools is using the “unlicensed” person to do repair work only. They can do repairs or replacement of existing equipment as long as they do it under a contractor’s license. There is no limit to the number of people who can take the required 2 hour training.

Please make sure that you fill out the Unlicensed Electrician Application on the Department of Labor & Industry website at this link https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx . You will need your license number when you take the class.

 
2/9/2015
Creating More Play
6400-Creating_More_Play_February_11_2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Donna Miller
Building/Organization:Larpenteur Room
Room:TIES Event Center
Address:1644 Larpenteur Street West
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:2/11/2015
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Remote Sites Info
Registration Deadline: 2/11/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/11/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $75.00. Lunch is included.
Description:
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rogers.

This interactive training day is designed to support preschool and kindergarten teachers in expanding skills to facilitate learning through play. We know that all learners (adults included) learn best through participation and experience. This training is designed with this in mind. Come ready to learn and play!

Learning objectives include increasing awareness and repertoire of research, identifying criticial preschool learning skills, increasing repertoire of specific activities, increasing skills to continue expanding and growing repertoire.

Donna has been with the Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities since its inception. She has supported local preschool, ECFE and School Readiness teams with the implementation of the Pyramid Model. She is an adjunct in higher education, supervising student teachers in preschool environments.

 
2/11/2015
Deaf/HH Network Meeting
4200-DHHFeb11_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Tiffany Dreher
Participants:Region 11 Deaf/HH Network Members only
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:2/11/2015
Time(s):8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.
Registration Deadline: 2/9/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/9/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
For the morning presentation, information will be shared about the structure of the ELA Standards, in order to increase practitioner understanding of the composition of the ELA document, the standards, and the benchmarks before discussing the instructional shifts generated by the standards and the implications for our D/HH students. The outcome of this presentation is for D/HH educators to further build their understanding of the standards, to support their standards-based IEP writing and strategic literacy instruction with their students.
Objectives:
• Participants will deepen their understanding of the structure of the MN ELA Standards by learning about their organization and alignment.
• Participants will name the six instructional shifts for mainstream and special education students.
• Participants will identify three educational implications for our D/HH learners.

 
2/11/2015
PBIS Regional District Leadership Network -February 2015 Meeting
6410-PBIS_Network_2-11-15
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Staff
Participants:Members of district-wide PBIS leadership teams
Building/Organization:1st Floor Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/11/2015
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Registration Deadline: 2/10/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/10/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
emilyrobbconsulting@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
This group was formed to share implementation ideas and strategies at the district level. There will be updates from MDE and the metro region. Information will be shared by a metro school district about implementation at the district level.
Come for ideas, ask questions, give input about future meetings, and network with other district PBIS coaches and leaders.

PBIS Regional District Leadership Network
additional dates:
April 8, 2015
June 12,2015


*This Meeting is made possible by a grant from the MN Department of Education,Federal Award CFDA#84.027A –Special Education–Grants to States

 
2/11/2015
Movement and Learning
4210-SpEd_MovementFeb13_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Joan Bohmert
Participants:Physical and Occupational Therapists working in school districts in Region 11 (48 metro school districts)
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:Shoreview Community Center
Address:4580 Victoria Street North
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:2/13/2015
Time(s):8:30 – 3:00 Registration 8:00
Additional Information:Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.
Bio and Objectives
Registration Deadline: 2/10/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/10/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40 includes lunch
Description:
Movement is essential for development of the brain, body, and individual. Movement forms the basis for interaction of an individual with her environment and exploration of her body. Movement is the result of input and input is needed for the brain and body to learn and grow. Movement enhances learning and is a key to improving health and decreasing pediatric obesity as well as improving alertness, attending, happiness and behaviors. Movement is also critical for improving cognition and academic performance.

This workshop will present the latest evidence related to physical activity, intensity and learning. Participants will develop strategies to increase physical activity and learning for children in school settings.

 
2/13/2015
Chemical Hygiene Training
8600-HS_CHT_2/18/15
Presenter/Facilitator:David Slomkoski, Meridian Consulting Group
Participants:Chemical Hygiene Officers, science & lab instructors, custodians
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Dive
City:Arden Hills MN, 55112


Start Date:2/18/2015
Time(s):8:00 -12:00
Additional Information:Check in starts at 7:30, 4 participation hours. $10 invoicing fee added to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/13/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/13/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
ciny.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Fee: $100
Description:
Training will include: About the law and how it relates to ERK; written program; CHO responsibilities; chemical inventory; labeling GHS's; chemical storage; PPE; fume hood; chemical spills/disposal; biologicals; inspections; emergency procedures; OSHA physical hazards.

 
2/18/2015
Going Deeper
6400-Going_Deeper_Feb_18_2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Gayle Walkowiak
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive, #101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/18/2015
Time(s):9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (8:30 check-in)
Additional Information:Teams are welcome to stay for Planning Time following workshop. Lunch is available at your expense in our cafeteria.
Registration Deadline: 2/18/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/17/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $125 Metro ECSU member, $250 non-member
Description:
Come prepared to dive deep and then surface with a plan toward the holy grail of education: The learner who is more engaged, committed, focused, independent and prepared for college, career and life!

Agenda:
Explore the characteristic of a fully engaged and independent learner; Understand the significance of the Independent Learner Continuum; Examine 10 strategies for creating an independent learning environment; Consider implications, possibilities, new perspectives and direct classroom applications; Begin your plan for developing independence in every learner.

Who should attend: K-12 Teachers, Building Administrators, District Administrators.

 
2/18/2015
Adults Can be Bullies Too!
6970-MPA_Adult_Bullies_2/25/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Christina Kaiser
Participants:Principals and other educators
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr.
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/25/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 11:30 am
Additional Information:Includes two books: Quick Responses to High-conflict People, their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns by Bill Eddy Thomas-Kilmann Conflicts Mode Assessment
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/23/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/23/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Chris Kaiser
chris.kaiser@metroecsu.org
Fee: MPA members $120 Non MPA members $200
Description:
We focus on bullies in our student populations but what about adult bullies? Administrators and Teacher Leaders can face challenges working with overt or covert adult bullies. Whether they are parents, staff or colleagues we can feel emotionally hijacked by their behavior. This workshop focuses on understanding workplace bullying and offers concrete tools to help you successfully handle the adult bullies and difficult people in your life.

Join us and develop a better understanding of precisely what administrators can say and do to manage adult bullying and difficult people while building a stronger sense of community, enhancing communication, and improving workplace relationships.

Examine the facets of workplace bullying and the challenges of difficult people.
Understand the conflict modes bullies most often use and abuse.
Develop concrete tools for handling bullies with accountability and respect.
Explore specific strategies for getting bullies to cooperate.
Learn how to effectively facilitate challenging discussions with bullies and difficult people.

 
2/25/2015
Teacher Leadership: Improving A National Resource for Teachers of Students Who are DeafBlind
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Amy Parker
Participants:D/HH Teachers, B/VI Teachers
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/26/2015
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the MN Department of Education using federal funding CFDA 84.027A Special Education – Grants to States.
This workshop is limited to the DeafBlind Community of Practice Group.
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/26/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Deanna Rothbauer
deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Lyle
cathy.lyle@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15.00 per day
Description:
The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blind and are being served in educational settings (ages 3 through 21). The development of the modules is in response to Recommendation 3 of the Recommendations to Improve Intervener Services (NCDB, 2012). Recommendation 3 is one of a set of recommendations intended to establish a strong national foundation for intervener training and workplace supports.

The DeafBlind Community of Practice will be introduced to the modules and explore ways they can be used to support local capacity of teachers and related service provides in the education of students with combined vision and hearing loss.

 
2/26/2015
Executive Functioning and Student Achievement
6400-EF_MDE_Feb_27/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Range of psychologists, teachers & family specialist
Participants:District or school leadership, gifted and talented coordinators, school psychologists, counselors and teachers
Building/Organization:Conference Center B, Room 15
Room:Minnesota Department of Education: Conference Center B
Address:1500 Hwy 36 W
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:2/27/2015
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$85.00 registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and a copy of Executive Skills in Children and Adults by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare. $10 invoicing fee applied to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/20/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Wendy Behrens; 651.582.8786
wendy.behrens@state.mn.us
Fee: $85
Description:
The Minnesota Department of Education is hosting a workshop:
Students who struggle with Executive Functioning (EF) may have difficulty with organizational skills, planning, time management and execution. The neuroscience of EF and practical tools to help young thinkers strengthen their EF muscles will be examined in this workshop. There will be a special emphasis on the development of EF skills in gifted and twice exceptional students.
Presenters include a range of psychologists, teachers and family specialists who work with developing executive functioning skills in others. Teaching team: Teresa Argo Boatman, Ph.D., Andrea Johnson, Ph.D., Roxanne Lehmann, Ed.D., Melissa Malen, Ph.D., Carol Malueg, M.S., Loran Meccia, Ed.S., Martha Palm, M.S. Anne Tyler, LMFT and Mary Wandrei, Ph.D.



 
2/27/2015
Speech Language Network Meeting
4210-SpEd_SpLFeb27_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Jason Backes
Participants:Region 11 Speech/Language school district representatives
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/27/2015
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (network lunch 12:30)
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.
Registration Deadline: 2/25/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/25/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Using the iPad to Get Organized at School:
The iPad has become a tool that is commonly used in schools. Students with Executive functioning deficits benefit from its use. Come find out how to use the iPad and technology to help your students get organized and improve their skills through the use of Apps for scheduling, organization, writing and more.

 
2/27/2015
What is the Olmstead Act and what is Minnesota’s plan to address it?
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jayne Spain and Robyn Widley, Minnesota Department of Education
Participants:Special educators, special education administrators, parents and community service supports
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:2/27/2015
Time(s):10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration check-in 9:30 a.m
Additional Information:Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.
Remember when registering to indicate whether you are planning to stay for lunch.
Registration Deadline: 2/24/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/24/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Confused by the Olmstead Act? What is the difference between it and the Olmstead Plan? Wondering how and if it affects your day-to-day work? This workshop is for special educators and special education administrators faced with these and other questions surrounding the Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U. S. 581, 119 S. Ct. 2176 (1999), the Executive Order that followed in 2001 and the Plan that Minnesota has in place for "placing qualified people with disabilities in less restrictive settings." Please join us for an informal learning exchange with staff from the Minnesota Department of Education. Participants are invited to stay for lunch and networking following the presentation.

 
2/27/2015
Cue Reading Practice B
4210-SpEd_CueReadBFeb28_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Mayes
Participants:Cued Language Transliterators and Educational ASL Interpreters who already know the cued speech system
Room:New Brighton Community Center
Address:400 10th St NW
City:New Brighton, MN 55112

Start Date:2/28/2015
Time(s):9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Additional Information:Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.
St. Catherine University is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. 2.0 TECUnit CEHs pending approval.
Registration Deadline: 2/26/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/26/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This workshop will focus on developing receptive cue reading skills of Cued American English in educational settings. Participants will cue expressively with the instructor and fellow participants to practice understanding receptive cued responses. Participants will develop skills towards fluency, including: understanding of related facial inflections and physical characteristics, evaluating incomplete message content, and identifying reasons fluent receptive skills are necessary.

Cue Reading Practice B has no prerequisites.

 
2/28/2015
DCD Community of Practice
4210-SpEd_DCDMar3_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Deb West/Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 DCD Network Members
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:3/3/2015
Time(s):8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.
Registration Deadline: 2/27/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 2/27/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
8:00 - 8:30 Guided Reading and Nurtured Heart Book Exchange
8:30 – 11:30 Nurtured Heart by Deb West
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch provided on site.
12:30 – 2:20 Four Blocks Comprehensive Literacy

Members are asked to sign up for a 15 minute sharing session with an update of how Four Blocks Literacy is being implemented. What’s working? What needs more attention? What are your successes or hurdles? What can we do to help each other? Come to share, listen and brainstorm.

2:30-3:30 Plan the follow up

 
3/3/2015
PBIS Data Dump Day
6410-PBIS_Data_Day_March2015
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Coaches
Participants:PBIS Coaches, Data Analysts and/or Administrators
Building/Organization:Conference Center B, Room 15
Room:MN Department of Education
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:3/11/2015
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 3/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/9/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Megan Gruis
pbis.megan@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
Are you unable to find time to dig deep into your PBIS data? Always have plans to work on reporting it out to staff but just don’t have the time? We are giving you the time!!! PBIS Coaches, Data Analysts and/or Administrators, please join us on March 11th for a Data Dump Day! Bring your laptops and PBIS data. Local coaches, evaluation coordinators, and data experts will be available to help walk you through your data and give ideas for moving forward. The day will be a structured work session, with mini-breakouts (30-45min) throughout the day.

 
3/11/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_3/16/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/16/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am
You will have to register on the Department of Labor website https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx if you do not have a license number. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 3/13/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/13/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $50
Description:
The state requires that anyone doing electrical work of any kind must be licensed. Anyone can apply and be registered as an “unlicensed electrician.” However, there are restrictions as to what they are allowed to do. The one that is attractive to schools is using the “unlicensed” person to do repair work only. They can do repairs or replacement of existing equipment as long as they do it under a contractor’s license. There is no limit to the number of people who can take the required 2 hour training.

Please make sure that you fill out the Unlicensed Electrician Application on the Department of Labor & Industry website at this link https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx . You will need your license number when you take the class.

 
3/16/2015
Transformational Full-day Kindergarten Teachers: Motivating the Learner in EVERY Child
6400-Full_Day_K_March_19
Presenter/Facilitator: Dr. Adam Holland, Researcher, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, Univ. of NC
Participants:Kindergarten teachers, elementary principals, directors of curriculum and instruction
Building/Organization:Room 15 and 16
Room:Minnesota Department of Education: Conference Center B
Address:1500 Hwy 36 W
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:3/19/2015
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. CEU's will be available.
$10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 3/12/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/12/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Debbykay Peterson; 651.582.8426
Debbykay.peterson@state.mn.us
Fee: $25.00
Description:
Motivating children is the foundation for all successful teaching practices. The way we positively motivate our children has implications for their long-term development and learning. Creating a positive motivational outlook is important in kindergarten and the early grades. This seminar will focus on the importance of student motivation and engagement in full-day kindergarten. We will also explore what motivates us as practitioners to better use data and feedback for growth. Along with Dr. Holland we will explore how to build assessment and evaluation into practice to improve the learning of all kindergarten students as well as improvements in our own practices. Finally, we will wrap-up with ways to develop smooth transitions from grade to grade to allow children to experience successes as they grow and develop to keep children fully motivated and engaged in their learning.

 
3/19/2015
PBIS Classroom Management Workshop
6410-Classroom_Management_PBIS_March_20th
Presenter/Facilitator:Cheryl Glad and Emily Robb
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/20/2015
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Registration Deadline: 3/16/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/18/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $20.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members
Description:
This session will focus on how to prevent problem behavior and respond more effectively to behavioral errors. Attendees will have time to create products to take back to their classrooms to strengthen positive behavior support in the classroom, and ask questions of presenters and other participants.

Classroom Topics Covered:
Best practices
Procedure Matrices
Acknowledgement Systems
Incentives
Strategies for responding to problem behavior
Family involvement

 
3/20/2015
Winning Strategies Conference for Paraprofessionals and Future Teachers
4210-ParaConferenceMarch28_2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Keynote – “One Kind Thing” performed by CLIMB Theater. AM & PM: Multiple presenters
Participants:Paraprofessionals and future teachers
Building/Organization:Enter through Kopp Student Center. Park in Lot 3 or the parking ramp.
Room:Normandale Community College
Address:9700 France Ave. South
City:Bloomington, MN 55431

Start Date:3/28/2015
Time(s):8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information:Registration & breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. @ Kopp Student Center. Park in Lot 3 or the Parking Ramp. Enter Normandale through Kopp Student Center. Keynote begins at 9:00 a.m. A light breakfast & lunch are provided. Registration is required!
Event Flyer & Sessions info will be posted at a later date. Participants will attend 3 breakout sessions. Sessions will be selected at the event. Para Conference flyer | Campus Map | Directions to Campus
Registration Deadline: 3/18/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/18/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Colleen Feller
Colleen.Feller@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15.00
Description:
The Winning Strategies Conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary! This year’s keynote is a play, “One Kind Thing,” which will be performed by CLIMB Theater. The play will illustrate examples of verbal, physical, social, and cyber bullying and explore why bystanders frequently choose not to take action to stop the bullying. The actors will model ways people can use their power to intervene in bullying situations. The goal is to teach that practicing kindness leads to positive self-identification and a healthier school environment.

Breakout session topics will include: behavior strategies, social skills/cooperation, independence, mental health, conflict mediation, topics specific to categorical disabilities, and literacy/math/technology strategies to support teacher instruction.

This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the MDE using federal funding CFDA 8

 
3/28/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_4/13/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/13/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am
You will have to register on the Department of Labor website https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx if you do not have a license number. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 4/10/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/10/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $50
Description:
The state requires that anyone doing electrical work of any kind must be licensed. Anyone can apply and be registered as an “unlicensed electrician.” However, there are restrictions as to what they are allowed to do. The one that is attractive to schools is using the “unlicensed” person to do repair work only. They can do repairs or replacement of existing equipment as long as they do it under a contractor’s license. There is no limit to the number of people who can take the required 2 hour training.

Please make sure that you fill out the Unlicensed Electrician Application on the Department of Labor & Industry website at this link https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx . You will need your license number when you take the class.

 
4/13/2015
A Collaborative Experience for Professionals_Breezy Point
6400-Collaborative_Experience_Professionals_BreezyPoint
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Marc Marschark, Ms. Susan Elliott
Room:Breezy Point Resort
Address:9252 Breezy Point Drive
City:Breezy Point, MN 56472

Start Date:4/16/2015
Time(s):6:00 PM dessert reception
Additional Information:Registration fee includes lodging on April 16 and 17, meals, educational keynote and breakout sessions. Included meals: April 16th - Dessert Reception, April 17th - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, April 18th - Breakfast & Lunch.
Room Reservations MUST be made directly with hotel. Please reserve your hotel room using the downloadable form on this page before you register for the symposium using this website. Additional nights at own expense, needs approval from Liza Lampi, liza@eventivemeetings.com | Hotel Form
Registration Deadline: 4/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/6/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Liza Lampi
liza@eventivemeetings.com
Fee: $125.00 for Sharing Plan (must share sleeping room). Additional cost for private room ($70.00).
Description:
Continuing Education Units will be offered for Teachers and for Administrators.

To find out more information on speakers and agenda: www.mncdhh.org/symposium/

 
4/16/2015
A Collaborative Experience for Parents_Breezy Point
6400-Collaborative_Experience_Parents_BreezyPoint
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Marc Marschark, Ms. Susan Elliott
Room:Breezy Point Resort
Address:9252 Breezy Point Drive
City:Breezy Point, MN 56472

Start Date:4/17/2015
Time(s):6:00 PM. Dinner not included on the 17th.
Additional Information:Registration fee includes comedian performance on April 17, lodging on April 17 and 18, meals, educational keynote and breakout sessions. Included meals: April 18th - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, April 19th - Breakfast & Lunch.
Room Reservations MUST be made directly with hotel. Please reserve your hotel room using the downloadable form on this page before you register for the symposium using this website. Additional nights at own expense, needs approval from Liza Lampi, liza@eventivemeetings.com | Hotel Form
Registration Deadline: 4/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/6/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Liza Lampi
liza@eventivemeetings.com
Fee: $125.00 for Sharing Plan (must share sleeping room). Additional cost for private room ($70.00). Scholarship recipient registration fee is $25.00
Description:
To find out more information on speakers and agenda: www.mncdhh.org/symposium/

 
4/17/2015
Leadership for Standards-based Grading: Mindsets, Myth-busting, and Shifting Culture
6970-MPAWormeli_4/17/2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Rick Wormeli
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1667 Snelling Ave. N.
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:4/17/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Two half-day sessions are offered - morning or afternoon
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 4/10/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/14/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $125 MPA members over Tier/$175 non MPA members
Description:
Critical mass is rising: Grades need to have integrity. Teachers say their grades indicate student performance against curriculum standards, but do they really? And what about all these diverse students – How do we grade them fairly? Join us for an unusually candid presentation on standards-based grading with emphasis on the leadership needed to help teachers develop constructive grading practices that truly advance student learning.




 
4/17/2015
Leadership for Standards-based Grading: Mindsets, Myths-busting, and Shifting Culture -Follow-up
6970-MPAWormeli_PM_follow-up
Presenter/Facilitator:Anthony Muhammad
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES
Room:TBD
Address:1667 Snelling Ave. N.
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:4/17/2015
Time(s):12:00 - 1:00 pm
Additional Information:Only offered after AM
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 4/10/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/14/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $30
Description:
Implication & application: Take this opportunity to process the workshop content & think through implications & applications for your district.




 
4/17/2015
Check In Check Out (CICO) Training
6410-CICO_Training_4_29_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Kevin Filter
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/29/2015
Time(s):12:30-4:00
Registration Deadline: 4/24/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/28/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: NO FEE for this workshop
Description:
The METRO RIP is providing a half-day workshop for Metro Cohort Schools on Check-In Check-out. The workshop provides information on what this intervention is, the research and the steps to installing it within your School-wide PBIS framework. As a Secondary Intervention, CICO is most successfully and efficiently used when Tier 1 systems are fully in place. Participation is based on documented achievement of Tier 1 Universal Interventions (SET, TIC, SAS)
Dr. Kevin Filter has worked as a trainer, data consultant, and leadership team member for the Minnesota Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Initiative since 2005. He has published several studies on FBA, Check in/ Check out (CICO), and PBIS as a professor in the school psychology program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Filter worked with the authors of the CICO program in Oregon and has trained several schools and districts in Minnesota to implement it.

 
4/29/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_5/4/15
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:.
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/4/2015
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am
$10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 4/30/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/30/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $50
Description:
The state requires that anyone doing electrical work of any kind must be licensed. Anyone can apply and be registered as an “unlicensed electrician.” However, there are restrictions as to what they are allowed to do. The one that is attractive to schools is using the “unlicensed” person to do repair work only. They can do repairs or replacement of existing equipment as long as they do it under a contractor’s license. There is no limit to the number of people who can take the required 2 hour training.

Please make sure that you fill out the Unlicensed Electrician Application on the Department of Labor & Industry website at this link https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx . You will need your license number when you take the class.

 
5/4/2015