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Home School Liaison Network
6400-Home_School_Network_2014-15
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
6400-Friday_Forum_2014_2015
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
6400-CoP
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: 11/30/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/30/2014
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
Total School Cluster Grouping Workshop: Features, Goals, and the Realities of Implementation
6400-TS_MDE_Oct._20/14
Presenter/Facilitator:Wendy Behrens and Dr. C Matthew/Fugate
Participants:District or school leadership, gifted and talented coordinators and teachers
Building/Organization:Conference Center B, Room CC 15
Room:Minnesota Department of Education: Conference Center B
Address:1500 Hwy 36 W
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:10/20/2014
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:Attendees will receive the Total School Cluster Grouping and Differentiation: A Comprehensive, Research-based Plan for Raising Student Achievement and Improving Teacher Practice book by Marcia Gentry, Ph.D. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Book for each attendee. CEU's will be available.
Registration Deadline: 10/31/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 10/15/2014 (Has passed)
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:

Presenter: Dr. C. Matthew Fugate, Purdue University
Total School Cluster Grouping (TSCG) is an effective, research‐based-programming model focused on differentiation and flexible grouping to provide full-time services for gifted students while benefiting all students and teachers in the school. In addition to providing a firm foundation in the tenants and practices of the TSCG framework, participants will have the opportunity to interact with others who are in various stages of implementation. Learn from the experiences of schools in Minnesota and discuss the unique solutions these districts came up with to address any implementation challenges and the benefits they have realized from TSCG. Attendees will receive the Total School Cluster Grouping and Differentiation: A Comprehensive, Research-based Plan for Raising Student Achievement and Improving Teacher Practice book by Marcia Gentry, Ph.D.

C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D.
Matthew received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University.

 
10/20/2014
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; 3/16/15
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
ELL Leadership Network
6400-ELL_Network_2014-15
Presenter/Facilitator:Julie Krohn
Participants:District/school ELL/ESL specialists/coaches, ESL coordinators
Building/Organization:training room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:10/30/2014
Time(s):1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This network will meet four times: 10/30/14; 12/11/14; 1/15/15; 3/16/15
Event flyer | There is also an EL advocate leadership series from 9 am -12 pm on the same dates. Consider registering for both.
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 Network is a chance for coordinators & teachers to network with other schools in the metro and learn about state level requirements for EL programming.

Would you like to share your experience with other ELL leaders? Are you interested in learning about how other schools and districts make decisions about curriculum, program models and instruction for ELL students?

Join our new network and identify and discuss the hot topics around ELL student achievement.

 
10/30/2014
Fall Statewide TBI Educational Network/Community of Practice Meeting
4920-FallTBIStatewideNet/CoPMtg_Nov3_2014
Presenter/Facilitator:Robert L. Karol, PH.D., L.P., ABPP, CBIST; & Erika Kluge, Agency Director, Educator & AT Specialist
Participants:Network members and guests
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr., First floor - Training Room
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:11/3/2014
Time(s):9:30am-3:30pm. 8:45-9:30am check-in & networking.
Additional Information:Important: Meals are NO longer provided onsite; please bring own lunch, or purchase lunch @ building cafeteria or local restaurant. You MUST register to participate.
Agenda/Info | REMOTE PARTICIPANTS will receive information to join meeting (meeting link, phone number) on 10/30. Acano will be used for remote connections. ALL REGISTRANTS will receive handouts link on 10/30. Plan on using your own handout copies at the meeting as we no longer provide printed copies.
Registration Deadline: 10/29/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 10/29/2014 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Deb Williamson
deb.williamson@metroecsu.org
Fee: No fee
Description:
Statewide TBI Network/Community of Practice meeting

Keynote: Understanding & Using Neuropsychological Evaluations In Educational Settings by Robert L. Karol, PH.D., L.P., ABPP, CBIST

This presentation will address the nature of neuropsychological evaluations. It will cover the components one should expect during evaluation, the uses of the evaluation, and the timing of when to consider an evaluation. The presentation will highlight applications in educational settings for students with TBI including teaching and testing, and will reference behavioral implications.

Funding for this event is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Program to States, CFDA 84.027A

 
11/3/2014
Region 11 DCD Network Meeting
4210-SpEd_DCDNov4_2014
Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 DCD Network members
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/4/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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.
Registration Deadline: 10/30/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 10/30/2014 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
8-8:30 Welcome, Updates

8:30 – 11:30 Four Blocks/Comprehensive Literacy by Kayleen Taffe

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

12:30 – 2:20 Four Blocks continued

2:30 - 3:30 Plan the follow up: Wiki Site to post lesson
plans, Guided Reading in Special Education library,Data Data Data

 
11/4/2014
3 Day - Renewal Training through Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: A Practical Approach for Managing Violent Behavior
4210-SpEd_CPI3dayNov2014
Presenter/Facilitator:National Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor
Participants:Current Instructors seeking Renewal Crisis Prevention
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/11/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 Registration check-in
Additional Information:This is a 3 day training: November 11-13, 2014
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: 11/5/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/5/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $950 (includes materials and lunch)
Description:
Renewal is the first three days of the four-day Instructor Certification Program presented by the National Crisis Prevention Institute and teaches participants the following:
Effective strategies for facilitating a group and methods to enhance adult learning
The benefits, standards, policies and procedures governing certification
How to use the Workbook as a valuable teaching tool and the Instructor’s Manual as a reference tool
To understand training as an ongoing process
How to handle difficult questions and manage disruptive participants
To develop proficiencies in teaching personal safety and physical intervention techniques

Participants in the Renewal Program must be in attendance the first three days.

 
11/11/2014
4 Day - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training: A Practical Approach for Managing Violent Behavior
4210-SpEd_CPI4dayNov2014
Presenter/Facilitator:National Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor
Participants:Region 11 staff interested in becoming instructors in crisis prevention.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/11/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 Registration check-in
Additional Information:This is a four day training: November 11-14, 2014.
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: 11/5/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/5/2014
Sorry, this event is full
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $1,200
Description:
This four-day Instructor Certification Program presented by the National Crisis Prevention Institute teaches participants the following:

Effective strategies for facilitating a group and methods to enhance adult learning
The benefits, standards, policies and procedures governing certification
How to use the Workbook as a valuable teaching tool and the Instructor’s Manual as a reference tool
To understand training as an ongoing process
How to handle difficult questions and manage disruptive participants
To develop proficiencies in teaching personal safety and physical intervention techniques

 
11/11/2014
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Refresher - 2 Day
4210-SpEd_CPI_RefresherNov2014
Presenter/Facilitator:An instructor from the National Crisis Prevention Institute
Participants:Region 11 staff interested in becoming instructors in crisis prevention.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/11/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 Registration check in
Additional Information:This is a two-day training: November 11 & 12, 2014.
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: 11/5/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/5/2014
Sorry, this event is full
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
The Refresher training is two days and includes Units 1-10 of the 4 day Instructor course.

The four-day Instructor Certification Program presented by the National Crisis Prevention Institute teaches participants the following:

Effective strategies for facilitating a group and methods to enhance adult learning
The benefits, standards, policies and procedures governing certification
How to use the Workbook as a valuable teaching tool and the Instructor’s Manual as a reference tool
To understand training as an ongoing process
How to handle difficult questions and manage disruptive participants
To develop proficiencies in teaching personal safety and physical intervention techniques

 
11/11/2014
Recertification Through the 4 day Instructor Program of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training: A Practical Approach for Managing Violent Behavior
4210-SpEd_CPIRecertNov2014
Presenter/Facilitator:National Crisis Prevention Institute Instructor
Participants:Staff not current in their CPI Instructor status.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/11/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 Registration check-in
Additional Information:This is a three day training: November 11-13, 2014. Participants in the Instructor Recertification Program must be in attendance for a varied number of days according to the years lapsed since being current. For details regarding time commitment, contact Jeff Sorce at JASorce@CrisisPrevention.Com
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: 11/5/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/5/2014
Sorry, this event is full
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $1,299 (includes materials and lunch)
Description:
This Recertification part of the four-day Instructor Certification Program is presented by the National Crisis Prevention Institute and teaches participants the following:

Effective strategies for facilitating a group and methods to enhance adult learning
The benefits, standards, policies and procedures governing certification
How to use the Workbook as a valuable teaching tool and the Instructor’s Manual as a reference tool
To understand training as an ongoing process
How to handle difficult questions and manage disruptive participants
To develop proficiencies in teaching personal safety and physical intervention techniques


 
11/11/2014
Books that Make a Positive Difference - Bibliotherapy in Action
4200-SpEd_Books11_12_14
Presenter/Facilitator:Julia Cook, M.S.
Participants:General and Special Educators, Librarians, School Counselors, Social Workers, Speech and Language Clinicians, Psychologists, Parents
Building/Organization:Shoreview Community Center
Room:Wedell Community Room
Address:4580 Victoria St N
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:11/12/2014
Time(s):5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration check-in: 4:30
Presenter Bio | 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: 11/7/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/7/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Joyce Santo
joyce.santo@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15
Description:
Julia Cook leads an entertaining discussion on the use of storybooks to offer children and adults a fun way to learn important people skills. Teach your students to become life-long problem solvers! Julia will demonstrate humorous and effective ways to use books on such subjects as anger control, grief, following instructions, tattling, gaming addiction, bullying, personal space, interrupting, and personal safety. The writing and publishing process will also be explained - learn to become a published author!
Understand the power and effectiveness of using children's literature to teach important people skills. Walk away with ideas that you can really use!
Tackle topics such as tattling, bullying, interrupting, anxiety, depression, anger, oral health, personal safety, personal space, paying attention, risk taking, and even nose picking through active learning. Explore the writing and publishing process including a discussion on how to get your own ideas published - (Tips for Publishing Your Good Stuff sheet provided!)

 
11/12/2014
Echoes and Reflections: Strategies for Comprehensive Holocaust Education
6400-MetroECSU_Holocaust_11_12_2014
Presenter/Facilitator:Jill Rembrandt
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:11/12/2014
Time(s):8:00 am -2:30 pm (8:00 AM check in)
Additional Information:.
Event Brochure & Info | Jill is the Associate Project Director with the Anti-Defamation League in Cleveland, OH. The workshop combines the experience and resources of three world leaders in education: the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem.
Registration Deadline: 11/7/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/7/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $105 Members, $150 Non-Members, includes lunch, materials and CEU's
Description:
Echoes and Reflections equips teachers with the tools they need to help today's students study the Holocaust as a significant event in human history, recognize the complexity of individual choices, and to define the role and responsibility of the individual to uphold the principles of a democracy.

The workshop includes class-ready materials including photographs, artwork, diary entries, government documents and other primary source materials to help high school and middle school students build an authentic and complete portrait of the past. Included is a DVD of Visual History Testimony with experiences of survivors, rescuers, liberators and other witnesses, that helps individualize the history of the Holocaust while challenging students to examine their own personal narratives.

Participants will also gain access to a comprehensive website that provides additional resources and will receive a copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide.

 
11/12/2014
ECHO OAE Train-the-Trainer Event, Nov 13
4920-EHDI_ECHOTraining_Nov13_2014
Presenter/Facilitator: NCHAM--ECHO Initiative Staff: W. Eiserman, J. Hoffman, T. Foust
Participants:Invited MN regional teams only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:11/13/2014
Time(s):9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration,Check-in 8:30 AM
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.
Participants: (1) By November 7, email Kathy Anderson with the type of OAE screening technology your school district or Head Start program staff have/use. (2) Please bring an OAE screener and probe tips to the training if possible. We would like to have 1 OAE screener available for every two participants.
Registration Deadline: 11/7/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/7/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Kathy Anderson
Kathy.Anderson@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
Kathy.Anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
This activity is a Train-the-Trainer event for 20 previously-selected professionals, divided into regional teams, who together will be trained to provide information, follow-up training and support to local MN school districts’ Early Intervention staff, Preschool Special Education staff and/or Early Head Start programs on hearing screening in early childhood using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) technology, and follow-up reporting and referral practices. This Train-the-Trainer event will be based on the ECHO Initiative training practices and web-based resources. An overview of the ECHO Initiative can be found at: http://www.infanthearing.org/earlychildhood/docs/pr-resources/ECHO-Overview-and-Webpage.pdf

 
11/13/2014
ECHO OAE Train-the-Trainer Event, Nov 14
4920-EHDI_ECHOTraining_Nov14_2014
Presenter/Facilitator:NCHAM-ECHO staff: W. Eiserman, J. Hoffman, T. Foust
Participants:Invited MN regional teams only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:11/14/2014
Time(s):9:00 AM-4:00 PM Registration Check-in 8:30 AM
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.
Participants: (1) By November 7, please email Kathy Anderson with the type of OAE screening technology your school district or Head Start program staff have/use. (2) Please bring an OAE screener and probe tips to the training if possible. We would like to have 1 OAE screener available for every two participants.
Registration Deadline: 11/7/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/7/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Kathy Anderson
Kathy.Anderson@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
Kathy.Anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
This activity is a Train-the-Trainer event for 20 selected professionals, divided into regional teams, who together will be trained to provide information, follow-up training and support to local MN school districts’ Early Intervention staff, Preschool Special Education staff and/or Early Head Start programs on hearing screening in early childhood using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) technology, and follow-up reporting and referral practices. This Train-the-Trainer event will be based on the ECHO Initiative training practices and web-based resources. An overview of the ECHO Initiative can be found at: http://www.infanthearing.org/earlychildhood/docs/pr-resources/ECHO-Overview-and-Webpage.pdf

 
11/14/2014
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_11/17/14
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:11/17/2014
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 before the workshop. $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 11/14/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/14/2014
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.

 
11/17/2014
Metro SLD Leadership Work Day
4210-SpEd_MetroSLDNov21_14
Presenter/Facilitator:Jan Parkman
Participants:Members of the Metro SLD Training/Leadership Networking Group
Building/Organization:MDE
Room:CC - 14
Address:1500 Hwy 36W
City:Roseville MN 55113

Start Date:11/21/2014
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
Lunch included.
Registration Deadline: 11/18/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/18/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
Jan.parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This is the fall meeting for members of the Metro SLD Leadership Network to come together to meet and network. We will share news from our districts and talk about our training initiatives, specific interests, needs, etc., and look for the commonalities where we can support each other. We will also work on issues relating to SLD and supporting students with mild disabilities.

 
11/21/2014
PBIS Cohort 11 Information Meeting
6410-Cohort_11_Info_Meeting
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Training Staff
Participants:Administrators and building staff interested in applying for the 2015-2017 Cohort 11 SW-PBIS
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:12/3/2014
Time(s):8:30-11:30
Registration Deadline: 12/1/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 12/2/2014
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.


Topics covered at this Meeting include:


Getting Excited for PBIS (Why implement and what to expect)

Ready-SET-Go! (Data sources and using data)

Steps to Readiness

 
12/3/2014
PBIS Data Dump Day
6410-DataDumpDay_12_10_14
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Coaches
Participants:PBIS Coaches, Data Analysts and/or Administrators
Building/Organization:Terrace Room
Room:St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center
Address:3450 Irving Avenue South
City:Minneapolis, MN

Start Date:12/10/2014
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Lunch is provided. FREE onsite parking.
Registration Deadline: 12/8/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 12/9/2014
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 December 10th 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.

 
12/10/2014
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_1/12/15
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: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
Four Critical Behaviors of Transformational Leader
6970-MPAMuhammad_1/14/2015
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
6970-MPAMuhammad_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: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
Don’t Look Now, YOUR Behavior is Showing! What ALL Adult Brains Should Know about ALL Children’s Brains
4210-SpEd_DontLookJan26_15
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):8:30 – 3:00 Registration begins at 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.
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: $40 for MDE site registrants only
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
4210-SpEd_CPI_MAPAJan2015
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
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
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
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
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_5/18/15
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:5/18/2015
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: 5/15/2015
Cancellation Deadline: 5/15/2015
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.

 
5/18/2015