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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
Friday Forum Network 2014-2015
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Presenter/Facilitator:Varies per meeting topic
Participants:Regional Gifted Coordinators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:TBD
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:9/19/2014
Time(s):1:00pm - 3:00pm
Additional Information:This group will explore the best practices in gifted education. Meeting dates are: September 19, 2014; November 21, 2014; January 9, 2015; February 27, 2015; May 1, 2015
Registration Deadline: 3/15/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 12/31/2014 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Fee: $90/year; $60 for Metro ECSU members
Description:
We will explore:
* Critical topics identified by network members such as acceleration, identification, reponse to intervention and affective needs.
* Gifted program evaluation
* State funding and legislation for identification, staff development and program design.
* Minnesota Department of Education's vision and direction.

 
9/19/2014
Communities of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Metro ECSU Staff
Participants:Leadership Teams of 2-4 teachers and administrators who implement and/or monitor teacher evaluation plans.
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:9/24/2014
Time(s):8:30am-3:30pm
Additional Information:Check-in 8:00am.
Event Flyer | FOUR days of training: September 24 and December 9, 2014 and February 24 and April 22, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:30pm Leadership teams should commit to attending all four training days.
Registration Deadline: 3/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/5/2015 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $560/team; $160 additional team member
Description:
Note: Communities of Practice will meet on four separate training days: September 24 and December 9, 2014 and February 24 and April 22, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Team members should be committed to attending all four training days when registering for Communities of Practice.

What are Communities of Practice?
A Community of Practice will: 1)Examine the implementation of their teacher development and evaluation plans; 2) Engage in collaborative activities and discussions; 3)Help each other in problem solving and posing solutions; 4) Share information and practices; and 5) Conduct continuous improvement cycles (Plan-Do-Study-Act) on their own teacher development and evaluation plans throughout the school year.

Who should attend?
Leadership teams composed of 2-4 teachers and administrators who have responsibility in implementing and/or monitoring their locally developed teacher development and evaluation plans.  Topics may include: Peer Review, Monitoring the Plan, Supporting Teacher Growth, and Using Data to Improve Implementation

Presenters:
MDE and Metro ECSU staff.

 
9/24/2014
ELL Advocate Leadership Series
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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
DCD Community of Practice
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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 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 2/27/2015 (Has passed)
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 Cohort 11 Schools Administrator Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Training Staff
Participants:Administrators, Building PBIS Coaches and District PBIS Coaches are welcome to attend this meeting.
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/5/2015
Time(s):1:00-3:30
Additional Information:An optional information session on SWIS (School-wide Information System) will be available for those interested after the Administrator Meeting.
This is a MANDATORY meeting for Administrators of accepted Cohort 11 PBIS schools.
Registration Deadline: 3/3/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/4/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: 0
Description:
Come to the half-day information session at Metro ECSU to learn more about SW-PBIS and how to begin the process of implementation, in preparation for the 2015-2016 school year.


AGENDA

Welcome

Overview of PBIS

Nuts and Bolts of PBIS Implementation

MN Department of Education Update

Q & A

Next Steps and Wrap Up

 
3/5/2015
PBIS Data Dump Day
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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
Personalizing Learning: How One Team Really Makes It Work
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Presenter/Facilitator:Personalizing Learning Team
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:3/12/2015
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Designed for K-12 Teachers and Administrators. Bring a team to start the transition and learn from a team that has walked the talk.
This is a unique opportunity for teachers who want to start the work of personalized learning in their classroom and more fully incorporate the best use of 1:1 devices.
Registration Deadline: 3/12/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/11/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $135.00 Metro ECSU member, $250 Non Member. Lunch included.
Description:
During the past 3 years a team of middle school teachers from southeastern WI has worked to personalize learning so that every student has a voice and choice in the pace of their learning and how they demonstrate proficiency.

Join us to learn about their comprehensive delivery model and how 1:1 technology became an essential component for making Personalized Learning (PL) really work. Learn about how their initial design problems were solved. Be inspired by how personalized learning is helping these students become creative and critical thinkers, and independent learners.

Discover how they:
Transformed the daily schedule
Redesigned the learning space to allow for multiple functions
Created clear progressions for learning that enable self-paced learning and self- monitoring of proficiency-based progress
Provided for multiple delivery methods/modes and on-demand grouping
Facilitated project-based learning that incorporates student voice and choice
Created the conditions that foster student motivation, engagement and independent learning
Interacted/communicated with stakeholders
Incorporated continuous improvement practices
Opportunities for

 
3/12/2015
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
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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
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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
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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
0-3 ASD Focus Group
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Presenter/Facilitator:Joyce Santo and Donna Miller
Participants:0-3 ASD Focus Group network
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:4/8/2015
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.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.
Registration Deadline: 4/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/6/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Joyce Santo
joyce.santo@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
The 0-3 ASD Focus Group will continue discussing service to young children with ASD and their families and resource sharing.

Loraine Jensen will be there to give an update on Autism Navigator.

 
4/8/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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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
April 2015 PBIS Coach Meeting- OPTION One
6410-April_15_2015_Coach_Meeting
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Coaches
Building/Organization:Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/15/2015
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
**This is the same as the April 17th meeting. Please attend at the location most convenient for you.
Registration Deadline: 4/13/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/14/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Hot Topic for this session is Tier II/Tier III Interventions. This session will be from 9am-11am. Please come prepared to share 2-3 interventions you are using at your school. A template to fill out for sharing your interventions will be emailed out to those who register.
Stay for a networking lunch (provided) and continue the conversations you started during the morning session, from 11am-12pm.
Cohort 10 Coach Meeting from 12pm-3pm.

 
4/15/2015
A Collaborative Experience for Professionals_Breezy Point
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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
Minnesota Regional EHDI Teams’ 2015 Annual Training Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Anderson and Mary Cashman-Bakken
Participants:Current members of the MN Regional EHDI Teams
Room:Breezy Point Resort-Pelican Room
Address:9252 Breezy Point Dr.
City:Breezy Point, MN 56472

Start Date:4/16/2015
Time(s):12:30—6:00 p.m.(Working Dinner 5:15-6:00)
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.
ASL Interpreting Service will be provided.
Registration Deadline: 3/31/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 3/31/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
kathy.anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This is the annual training meeting for members of the MN Regional EHDI Teams. This training will be held immediately prior to the 2015 MN Collaborative for DHH Symposium.

Agenda includes:
Time for Networking; Introduction of new EHDI Team Members

Sharing Regional EHDI Teams’ Efforts; 2014 Regional goals and completed activities

MDE Early Learning Services Updates and MDE Report of Learning Outcomes Data for Young Children Who Are DHH, presented by Kara Tempel, MN Part C Coordinator

Review of 2014-2015 Statewide EHDI Activities; Discussion of Statewide Focus for 2015-2016:
Suggested Assessment List; Service Coordinators’/Providers Checklist; Hearing Screening/Documenting Hearing Status; Highlights from ASHA Genetics and Hearing Loss Conference; Online DHH Teacher Resources Project

A Process Framework for MN: A Videoconference Introduction to Boys Town ACRN Learning Module Series being created for MN. Presented by Katie Brennan, SLP and Auditory Consultant at Boys Town National Research Hospital

What’s Next? Overview of EHDI Team Roles and Responsibilities; Developing 2015-2016 Plans

 
4/16/2015
A Collaborative Experience for Parents_Breezy Point
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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
April 2015 PBIS Coach Meeting- OPTION Two
6410-April_17_2015_Coach_Meeting
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Coaches
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:Eagan Community Center
Address:1501 Central Parkway
City:Eagan, MN 55121

Start Date:4/17/2015
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
**This is the same as the April 15th meeting. Please attend at the location most convenient for you.
Registration Deadline: 4/14/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/16/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Hot Topic for this session is Tier II/Tier III Interventions. This session will be from 9am-11am. Please come prepared to share 2-3 interventions you are using at your school. A template to fill out for sharing your interventions will be emailed out to those who register.
Stay for a networking lunch (provided) and continue the conversations you started during the morning session, from 11am-12pm.
Cohort 10 Coach Meeting from 12pm-3pm.

 
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
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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
Interpreting for the Deaf with Co-Occurring Disabilities: What do I need to know?
4210-SpEd_Deaf_InterpApr21_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Greta Palmberg and Kathy Manlapas
Participants:MN ASL Educational Interpreters and Educators
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/21/2015
Time(s):5:00-7:00 p.m. (4:15 registration check-in/supper)
Additional Information:St. Catherine University is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
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.
Registration Deadline: 4/16/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/16/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15
Description:
This workshop will describe how language is affected for deaf students with a variety of co-occurring disabilities. An overview of the most prevalent co-occurring disabilities and possible accommodations will be discussed. Finally, interpreter strategies and role-playing scenarios will be used to help illustrate the challenges of effective communication.

 
4/21/2015
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
Pyramid Model Implementation Retreat
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Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Beissel
Participants:Internal coaches, External coaches, Behavior Specialists, Program Administrators, Data Managers, Professional Development Facilitators, classroom teachers of Pyramid Model classrooms, and others involved in Pyramid Model Leadership Teams
Building/Organization:Community Room
Room:Shoreview Community Center
Address:4580 Victoria Steet North
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:4/29/2015
Time(s):8:30am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 4/22/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/27/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Fee: This training is provided with no fee to the participant
Description:
Come participate in a day of networking, collaborating, and learning around the use of data in Pyramid Model Implementation. Pyramid Model implementation teams from Region 7 & 11 will be gathering for a day to explore data collection, data use in coaching, how data impacts children with challenging behavior and their families, and data use with Site Leadership/Facilitation Teams. State updates around scale up and implementation will be shared, highlights of programs who are implementing the Pyramid Model to fidelity will be reviewed, and networking/sharing with other sites around Pyramid Model implementation will take place through a World Café format. Teams will also have the opportunity to share program highlights and successes through a Poster Session.

*** This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education –Preschool Grants and CFDA #84.181 Special Education –Grants for Infants & Families

 
4/29/2015
Hearing Loss and Mental Health in the Schools
4210-SpEd_InterpMentalMay4_15
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Rebecca Goffman
Participants:MN ASL Educational Interpreters and Educators
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/4/2015
Time(s):5:00-7:00 p.m. - 4:15 Registration/light supper
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.
Presenter Bio | St. Catherine University is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program offers .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Registration Deadline: 4/29/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 4/29/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15
Description:
Early intervention is the key to managing most problems, but when it comes to mental health, this can be tricky. This is especially true for children, but becomes even more challenging when the child is deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of how they can help with this early identification process. In addition to learning about the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, there will be a discussion of how school staff can promote positive mental health for students.

 
5/4/2015
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
Administration of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Test of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language
4210-SpEd_WJMay6_2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP
Participants:Region 11 Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Special Education Administrators
Building/Organization:Conference Center A, Room 13
Room:MN Dept. of Education
Address:1500 Hwy 36W
City:Roseville MN 55113

Start Date:5/6/2015
Time(s):8: 30 - 3:30 (Lunch 12:00)
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.
Participant materials will include the test protocols for the WJ-IV Tests of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tests kits if they have them available, but they are not necessary to participate in the training.
Registration Deadline: 5/4/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 5/4/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
Jan.Parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $75
Description:
This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of all of the tests of achievement, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WJ III. All administration and scoring details will be reviewed, followed by modeling of the procedures on video, and an opportunity for participants to practice scoring. There will also be an emphasis on interpretation of the test results. Tests from the WJ IV Oral Language battery will also be reviewed, with emphasis on the tests most applicable to a learning disability assessment.

Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP, is a nationally recognized expert on psychoeducational assessment and children’s memory problems. A former school psychology professor, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services. He has authored books on cognitive and memory assessment, and is the author of a psychological test and test-scoring software.

 
5/6/2015
Administration of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Test of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language
4210-SpEd_WJMay7_2015
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP
Participants:Region 11 Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Special Education Administrators
Building/Organization:Conference Center A, Room 13
Room:MN Dept. of Education
Address:1500 Hwy 36W
City:Roseville MN 55113

Start Date:5/7/2015
Time(s):8: 30 - 3:30 (Lunch 12:00)
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.
Participant materials will include the test protocols for the WJ-IV Tests of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tests kits if they have them available, but they are not necessary to participate in the training.
Registration Deadline: 5/5/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 5/5/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
Jan.Parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $75
Description:
This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of all of the tests of achievement, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WJ III. All administration and scoring details will be reviewed, followed by modeling of the procedures on video, and an opportunity for participants to practice scoring. There will also be an emphasis on interpretation of the test results. Tests from the WJ IV Oral Language battery will also be reviewed, with emphasis on the tests most applicable to a learning disability assessment.

Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP, is a nationally recognized expert on psychoeducational assessment and children’s memory problems. A former school psychology professor, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services. He has authored books on cognitive and memory assessment, and is the author of a psychological test and test-scoring software.

 
5/7/2015
Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training -2 Days
4140-TPOT_9-10/11-15
Presenter/Facilitator:Sally Hansen and Hope Beissel
Participants:Internal Coaches, External Coaches, Behavior Specialists from Pyramid Model Implementation Teams
Building/Organization:CC18
Room:Minnesota Department Education Conference Center B
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:9/10/2015
Time(s):9:30am -4:00pm
Additional Information:9-11-15 time 8:30am -3:00pm Must attend both days!
Registration Deadline: 9/1/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 9/8/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Fee: This training is provided at no cost to the participant.
Description:
A comprehensive review of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Research Edition, learn how to score and interpret the TPOT, and complete a full TPOT at 80% reliability, based on videotape review and observation from an early childhood classroom.

Lunch will NOT be provided. Boxed lunches will be available for purchase from a vendor.

**This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants.

 
9/10/2015