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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: 12/31/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 12/31/2014
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 9 and April 22, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:30pm Leadership teams should commit to attending all four training days.
Registration Deadline: 1/5/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/5/2015
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 9 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
Personalized Learning_Moving the Needle for Student Learning
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jim Rickabaugh
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/6/2015
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM_8:00 check in
Additional Information:Jim is a nationally recognized consultant and has worked with numerous sites and districts to assist them in moving forward. He is the author of the bestseller "Five Levers to Improve Learning_How to Prioritze for Powerful Results in Your School."
Event flyer |
Registration Deadline: 1/2/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/2/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $150 Metro ECSU member, $225 non-member. Lunch is included.
Description:
Join Jim Rickabaugh and Metro ECSU as we focus on how to prioritize results in your school. There are many logical steps to student improvement. Ipads and other technology, block scheduling, school choice, after school activities, and summer school are all options. However, these options often fail to produce significant improvement in achievement.

Join us as we examine a different approach to Moving the Needle for Student Learning. The key to success is doing the right work and making the right changes, not doing more work and making more changes. This workshop will address what the right work is, what moves the needle, understanding the framework to maximize effectiveness, identifying initatives likely to improve student learning. Workshop includes content presentation, team work time and coaching. Teams will leave with strategies and plans to move forward.

District and Building Leadership Teams should attend.

 
1/6/2015
Check In Check Out (CICO) Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Kevin Filter
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/7/2015
Time(s):12:30-4:00
Schools are encouraged to send teams of 2 or 3. Pre-registration is required.
Registration Deadline: 1/2/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/5/2015
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.

 
1/7/2015
PBIS January Coach Meeting: High School and Alternative School
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Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Coaches
Participants:PBIS Coaches
Building/Organization:Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:1/8/2015
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Additional Information:9:00 - 12:00 Presentations Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 Free lunch for all attendees 1:00 - 3:00 - Networking time
Registration Deadline: 1/6/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/7/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Ann Osterhus
pbis.ann@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
Three SW-PBIS coaches will present on what works in their settings. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers as well as networking time during and after lunch. Come and join the crowd, bring something to share with others (what works at your school), and get ready for some great discussions.

 
1/8/2015
January 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:.TBD
Room:Eagan Community Center
Address:1501 Central Parkway Eagan
City:Eagan, MN 55121

Start Date:1/12/2015
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Additional Information:The Hot Topic(s) for this session are classroom management and managing disruptive behavior. What are some ideas for teaching staff about classroom management? Disruptive behavior is the number one issue for staff. Learn some easy and key Stay for a networking lunch to continue the conversations you started during the morning session. Cohort 10 Coaches, bring your laptops and your PBISApps id number. We will have time to look at the reports that can be generated from your base-line SET and SAS and how to use those reports to generate action planning. We will also have a discussion on the problem solving process using data.
Registration Deadline: 1/8/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/8/2015
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 -Classroom Management & Managing Disruptive Behavior

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
Please bring your laptop and PBIS Apps log-in information.

 
1/12/2015
Marian Meets “Betty”: A Personal Story of a Cochlear Device User
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Presenter/Facilitator:Marian Hausladen
Participants:Minnesota Educational ASL Interpreters and educators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/12/2015
Time(s):5:00 – 7:00 PM - 4:15 Registration check-in
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. This workshop is presented in both ASL and speech.
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: 1/7/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/7/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15 (includes light supper)
Description:
“Marian meets Betty” is an overview of Marian’s hearing loss history and etiology of Enlarged Vestibular Syndrome, and personal experiences of Cochlear Implant surgery and post-surgery experiences since October of 2004. The presentation will include strategies and ideas to utilize when working with students using a cochlear implant. Marian will include time for audience questions.

Presenter: Marian Hausladen has an undergraduate degree from the College of St. Benedict in Home and Community Service. She received her Master’s Degree from University of River Falls, WI in education/counseling with an emphasis on working with students with hearing loss and related disabilities. She retired in January, 2011 from St. Paul Public Schools as a School Social Worker serving D/HH K-12 students and families. Prior to working in St. Paul she worked with the State of MN as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor serving DHH clients.

 
1/12/2015
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:1/12/2015
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: 1/9/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2015
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.

 
1/12/2015
Region 11 DCD Network Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Deb West
Participants:Region 11 DCD Network members
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:1/13/2015
Time(s):8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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: 1/8/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/8/2015
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 Book Exchange, New books available from Rigby STARS!!!!

8:30 – 11:30 Nurtured Heart by Deb West

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch provided on site. Walking outside encouraged.

12:30 – 2:20 Nurtured Heart, continued

2:30-3:30 Plan the follow up

 
1/13/2015
Strategies for Literacy
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Presenter/Facilitator:Certified SIM Professional Developers
Participants:Teachers of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Room:multiple locations -- see list attached
Address:NA
City:NA

Start Date:1/13/2015
Time(s):3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Additional Information:Please arrive a little before 3:30 for a prompt start. "This event is FULL", please contact julie.schaal@metroecsu.org if you want to be on a waiting list.

Flyer & Location Info Registration for this event is restricted to Teachers of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. A password is needed to register and can be obtained from your RLIF or the registration contact listed below. Also, be sure to select a LOCATION OPTION while registering.
Registration Deadline: 12/16/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 1/6/2015
Sorry, this event is full
Contact - Registration Questions: Julie Schaal
julie.schaal@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Fee: no fee, invited participants only
Description:
This series offers 3 reading strategies (for comprehension & vocabulary) and 2 writing strategies (for beginning and intermediate sentence writing) over twelve 2-hour sessions from 1/13/15-6/16/15.

This event will be in webinar format. Registrants will receive a link by email to connect.

Please view the attached brochure for more information and a list of regional locations or plan to view from your own PC location.

SIM Strategies are part of a research-based model (SIM) developed at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. The model applies to a wide range of diverse learners including struggling readers and more typical students meeting the challenge of state and national standards.

This series is supported by a grant from MDE. The funding source is federal award Special Education – Program to States, CFDA 84.027A.

 
1/13/2015
Four Critical Behaviors of Transformational Leader
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Presenter/Facilitator:Anthony Muhammad
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1667 Snelling Ave. N.
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:1/14/2015
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: 1/9/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2015
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:
Gain insight on the age-old battle of getting staff buy-in on school improvement initiatives. Understand the root causes of staff resistance to change. Acquire a clear understanding of the problem and concrete strategies that will improve your school culture. Understand the factors that lead to the formation of healthy and toxic cultures. Focus on the leader’s role in shaping school culture through emphasis on communication, trust building, capacity and competency building, and fair, universal accountability. Presentation based on a new book coming in 2015, Four Critical Behaviors of a Transformational School Leader.




 
1/14/2015
Four Critical Behaviors of Transformational Leader - 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:1/14/2015
Time(s):12:00 - 1:00 pm
Additional Information:Only offered after AM
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2015
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.




 
1/14/2015
Speech Language Network
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Speech/Language school district representatives and SLP colleague
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:1/23/2015
Time(s):1:00 – 3:00
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.
BE SURE TO CHOOSE AN OPTION FOR THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF YOUR WORK WHEN REGISTERING.
Registration Deadline: 1/21/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/21/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
General update on Modes of Grouping Service Delivery including 3-1 Model, Burst of Service, Wrap Around, etc.

 
1/23/2015
Don’t Look Now, YOUR Behavior is Showing! What ALL Adult Brains Should Know about ALL Children’s Brains - REMOTE LOCATIONS ONLY
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jo Mascorro, M.Ed.
Participants:Administrators, Special Educators and General Educators, paraprofessionals, parents and interested others
Location: Dependent on selection
Start Date:1/26/2015
Time(s):Registration check-in: 8:00
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.
Remote Sites Info | Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 1/21/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/21/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly,carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Presentation Description:
Frustrated? You feel you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING seems to work? This presentation will provide specific strategies to assist you in responding to challenging behavior demonstrations that interfere with the learning/teaching process while keeping in MIND how the child brain learns. Techniques will emphasize taking a closer look at how to enrich all your present intervention strategies.

Objectives:
The participants will be able to:
• identify “fueling agents” that may contribute to escalating behavior demonstrations
• identify strategies that enhance instructional planning/implementation
• better understand how the frontal lobe, amygdala and the myelination affect human behavior
• demonstrate knowledge of specific strategies that work WITH and not AGAINST how the brain learns

 
1/26/2015
Don’t Look Now, YOUR Behavior is Showing! What ALL Adult Brains Should Know about ALL Children’s Brains-HOST SITE
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jo Mascorro, M.Ed.
Participants:Administrators, Special Educators and General Educators, paraprofessionals, parents and interested others
Building/Organization:Minnesota Department of Education
Room:Conference Center B - Rooms 15-16
Address:1500 West Highway 36
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:1/26/2015
Time(s):8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration Check-in 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.

Registration Deadline: 1/21/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/21/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly,carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40
Description:
Presentation Description:
Frustrated? You feel you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING seems to work? This presentation will provide specific strategies to assist you in responding to challenging behavior demonstrations that interfere with the learning/teaching process while keeping in MIND how the child brain learns. Techniques will emphasize taking a closer look at how to enrich all your present intervention strategies.

Objectives:
The participants will be able to:
• identify “fueling agents” that may contribute to escalating behavior demonstrations
• identify strategies that enhance instructional planning/implementation
• better understand how the frontal lobe, amygdala and the myelination affect human behavior
• demonstrate knowledge of specific strategies that work WITH and not AGAINST how the brain learns

 
1/26/2015
Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:National Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor
Participants:Current CPI instructors in school districts
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:1/27/2015
Time(s):8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 Registration check-in
Additional Information:This is a four day training: January 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2015.
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: 1/20/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/20/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $1,200
Description:
Whether staff are supporting anxious individuals, defusing irrational outbursts, or responding to physical risks, some organizations need to creatively consider the “grey areas” that require staff attention. Do you need a structure to view these complexities? Are there instances in which risks are present, but the physical interventions you taught staff seem more restrictive than necessary?
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® – MAPA® Edition introduces Certified Instructors to some of the MAPA® (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) physical intervention skills and a behavioral risk assessment protocol that will expand perspectives around these circumstances.
This unique four-day advanced course:
• Expands the applicability of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training.
• Offers alternative training content and facilitation techniques.
• Increases organizational resources for all parts of an ongoing Training Process.
• Unlocks the potential to include staff not previously trained by adding flexibility and expanding curriculum options.
• Offers new ways to teach Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training and increase the program’s relevance.

 
1/27/2015
Personalized Learning: The Activated Teacher
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jim Rickabaugh
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/28/2015
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:This workshop includes five sessions in 2015: January 28, February 18, March 24, August TBD, and November TBD.
Event flyer |
Registration Deadline: 1/23/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 1/23/2015
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $650 Metro ECSU member, $1100 non-member. Includes lunch, beverages, etc.
Description:
This series of workshops is intended for individuals or teams that would like to create a personalized learning unit or project to implement in fall of 2015. This is an extended learning time inclusive of site visits, facilitated learning, and coaching. When planning their unit/project, participants will address what teaching and learning looks like in personalized learning, how to identify student needs, how students can participate in their learning, and ways to assess that learning. Sessions will include small and large group discussion, visits to classrooms engaged in personalized learning, coaching by Jim Rickabugh and Gayle Walkowiak, and collaboration with other members of the group.

For K - 12 teachers.

Jim is a nationally recognized consultant who has worked with sites and districts across the country to assist them in moving forward in personalizing learning. He is the author of the bestseller "Five Levers to Improve Learning."

 
1/28/2015
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: 1/29/2015
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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