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


Start Date:10/4/2013
Time(s):1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This group will explore the best practices in gifted education. The meeting dates are: 10/4/13; 12/13/13; 2/7/14; 4/4/14; 6/6/14
Registration Deadline: 6/6/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 10/2/2013 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@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.

 
10/4/2013
ELL Leadership Network = first meeting 11/13/13
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Presenter/Facilitator:Julie Krohn
Participants:District/school ELL/ESL specialists/coaches, ESL coordinators
Building/Organization:meeting room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:11/13/2013
Time(s):1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:Dates for meetings are: 11/13/13; 1/8/14; 3/12/14; 4/9/14; 5/7/14.
Registration Deadline: 5/7/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 11/11/2013 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner: 612-638-1543
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Krohn: 612-638-1522
julie.krohn@metroecsu.org
Fee: $150/person; $80/person for Metro ECSU members
Description:
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.

 
11/13/2013
Toil and Trouble: Strategies for Interpreting Shakespeare
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Presenter/Facilitator:Patty Gordon
Participants:Region 11 K-12 Educational ASL Interpreters
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:4/15/2014
Time(s):5:00 - 7:00 PM 4:15 registration check in
Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.
Registration Deadline: 4/17/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/11/2014 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
Dolly.Carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
Kathy.Pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15 (includes light supper)
Description:
Most interpreters find interpreting Shakespeare in the classroom to be tedious, traumatic or tension-filled. This workshop will focus on resources that make the language of Shakespeare more accessible for both the interpreter and the students and ideas for how to decipher the meaning from the text while interpreting. Focus will be mainly on understanding Shakespearian text and not on creating equally poetic forms in a translation.

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.

 
4/15/2014
Region 11 TACSEI Internal/External Coaching Network: Modeling and Demonstrating Tools
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Presenter/Facilitator:Donna Miller
Participants:Internal coaches, External coaches (master cadre), Behavior Specialists, Data Specialists
Building/Organization:Meeting Room
Room:Ridgedale Public Library
Address:12601 Ridgedale Drive
City:Minnetonka, MN 55305

Start Date:4/18/2014
Time(s):1:00-3:00pm
Additional Information:Note: This is Good Friday
Registration Deadline: 4/16/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 4/16/2014 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Modeling and demonstrating use of Puppets, Tool Kits, etc

Connect, learn, and network with other TACSEI Pyramid Coaches in Region 11.

Objectives:
Increase TACSEI coaching understanding, comfort, and confidence
Increase and build on coaching strategies to support teachers being coached
Increase resources and supports through a networking opportunity

This is a facilitated network opportunity, please come prepared with questions for the group as well as related materials and experiences to share with others!

 
4/18/2014
Community of Practice Program -Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom SMART Board and Books- Arden Hills
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Presenter/Facilitator:Lina Mraz
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members
Building/Organization:Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive -Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/22/2014
Time(s):1:30 -3 pm
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/18/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom When Working With CLD Children:

How to develop activities on a SMART Board to accompany a book for Dual Language Learners

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

 
4/22/2014
Community of Practice Program -Panel of Representatives from the Latino and Karen Cultures -Arden Hills
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Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Brandt
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members
Building/Organization:Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pint Tree Drive Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/22/2014
Time(s):9 -11 am
The date for this panel is TUESDAY APRIL 22, 2014, sorry for the confusion!
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/18/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
There will be a panel of representatives from the Latino and Karen cultures who will be sharing perspectives of early childhood services and programs from their cultural lens.

A question/answer session will be incorporated, giving you an opportunity to ask specific questions you may have.
Further details & panel guests to be announced in the future.


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

 
4/22/2014
Intro to revised Social Studies Standards
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jessica Winkelaar and Kate Stower
Participants:Individuals and teams of educators are encouraged to attend
Building/Organization:Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/23/2014
Time(s):9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:Check in time is 9:00 - 9:30 am.
This workshop has been cancelled.
Registration Deadline: 4/14/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 4/20/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jessica Winkelaar
jessica.winkelaar@mnhs.org
Fee: 45.00
Description:
The day will include time to explore your grade level(s) with other teachers and share ideas about how to address some of the newly revised social studies standards requirements.

 
4/23/2014
Sustaining PBIS
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Presenter/Facilitator:Cheryl Glad and Curt Slater
Participants:Team Members from past PBIS Cohort Teams
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/23/2014
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Registration Deadline: 4/16/2014 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 4/18/2014
Sorry, this event is full
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00 per person
Description:
Need a Booster Training?
Join us on Wednesday, April 23rd at Metro ECSU
This Training Includes:
• Overview of PBIS
• Revisit the 8 Steps of Implementation
• Explore the Steps of Sustainability
• Built in time for Action Planning

 
4/23/2014
Cue Reading
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Mayes
Participants:Cued Language Transliterators
Building/Organization:New Brighton Community Center
Address:400 10th St. NW
City:New Brighton MN 55112

Start Date:4/26/2014
Time(s):9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This initiative is made possible (or is funded in part) with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA # 84.027A Special Education - Grant to States
Registration Deadline: 4/24/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/24/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
Dolly.Carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
Kathy.Pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This workshop will focus on developing receptive cue reading skills of Cued American English. Participants will be cueing with the instructor and fellow participants to practice cue reading conversational information. Items covered within the workshop will be cue reading with facial inflections, cue reading at a slowed pace, cue reading at a conversational pace, cue reading when information is missing, and developing strategies to understand the cued message.


 
4/26/2014
April MN State SLD Trainers Workday
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Presenter/Facilitator:Vicki Weinberg
Participants:MN State SLD Trainers
Building/Organization:Conference Center A- Room 14
Room:MN Dept. of Education
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:4/28/2014
Time(s):9:00-4:00
Lunch may be ordered for $10.00, which may be paid that day. Please indicate if you want to order a lunch and if you have special dietary requests. Lunch on the 28th will be baked chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable and salad (plus dessert and drink). Vegetarian option will be offered ( rice pilaf and vegetable dish).
Registration Deadline: 4/23/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
jan.parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: 0
Description:
This is a day for MN State Regional SLD Trainers to come together to meet, work on SLD training materials, and to develop our ideas and plans to support student progress.

 
4/28/2014
Going Deeper into Independent Learner Behavior
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Presenter/Facilitator:Personalized Learning Team
Participants:District teams made up of a core group of the Superintendent, 1 or 2 key district office administrators, 1 or 2 key principals or teacher leaders.
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/28/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Check in begins at 8:00. Fee includes light breakfast and lunch.
Registration Deadline: 4/24/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/24/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $130 members; $200 non -members
Description:
A.M.
* Briefly review the Independent Learner Continuum
* Focus more deeply on the characteristics of “independence”
* Cross district conversations – implications and applications, possibilities and new perspectives
* Begin your district’s plan for developing independence in every learner

P.M.
* Share your district’s emerging plan for independent learning
with the ACTION Network
* Engage the ACTION Network to share solutions, solve problems and invent new ideas
* Identify how the ACTION Network can help districts foster the independent learner
* Supported team planning time

 
4/28/2014
Personalized Learning in the High School
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jim Rickabaugh
Participants:Personalized Learning Teams
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/28/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:check in begins at 8:00; fee includes light breakfast and lunch
Registration Deadline: 4/24/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/24/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $130 members; $200 non-members
Description:
Our day will include:
* Five core shifts in thinking and practice
* Examples how high schools have tackled personalized learning
* Top 10 perceived barriers and solutions when moving to personalized learning
* How we the effectiveness of this change
* Team planning time – leave with action steps

Participants will engage in cross district dialogue about barriers, solutions and innovations.

Teams will leave with strategies and plans to move forward from wherever they are in the process.

 
4/28/2014
Statewide TACSEI Showcase and Networking
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Presenter/Facilitator:Carol Maliszewski
Participants:Programs implementing TACSEI. Coaches, Behavior Specialist, Program Administrators, Data Managers, classroom teachers, PDf’s, and other involved in TACSEI Site Leadership Teams
Building/Organization:Conference Center B, CC15 & CC16
Room:Minnesota Department of Education
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:4/28/2014
Time(s):9:00am-3:30pm
Please let us know if you need any special accommodations
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/23/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Carol Maliszewski
carol.maliszewski@state.mn.us
Fee: none
Description:
Agenda

9:00-9:15 Welcome and State updates by Carol Maliszewski
9:15-10 Site recognitions

10:15-11:15 LeAnne Johnson, UofM -Statewide TACSEI data collection and the roll out of a new data report.

11:15-12 Site Presentations on the Critical Elements of the Benchmarks of Quality.

12–12:30 Lunch: Available for purchase from Honey Baked Ham. Salads and sandwiches for $10 (Cash only) or you are welcome to bring your own.

12:30-2 Site Presentations continued

2-3 Small group facilitated discussions/sharing: Participants will break out based on their roles.(Coaches, Behavior Specialist, Administrators, Data Managers,etc.)

3-3:30 Site Planning time: – What are your take aways

Because of limited space, a maximum number of 6 participants per TACSEI site are welcome to attend.

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

 
4/28/2014
Minnevate
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Presenter/Facilitator:MASA Speakers
Participants:School & Community
Building/Organization:Grand Hall
Room:TIES Training Center
Address:1667 Snelling Avenue N
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:4/29/2014
Time(s):10am - 3pm
Additional Information:Check-in at 9:30am
Registration Deadline: 4/28/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $0
Description:
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has begun an initiative to bridge the space between our visions for the future of Minnesota's schools and the realities of today. "Minnevate!" is a dialogue process to build an action agenda. We began in December with a statewide kick-off, and will now convene regional groups to localize the conversation. Minnesotans co-creating innovation for schools, an agenda for our future. We live in times of change―not just in technology, but in the fabric of our communities, the expectations of public organizations, the impacts of economic shift, and the interaction of diverse communities locally and globally. We must prepare young people for futures we cannot yet imagine, and we believe Minnesota can lead the way. We invite your participation! Everyone is welcome to hear about the statewide process and participate in a facilitated conversation. See our event flyer for more information at http://www.metroecsu.org.

 
4/29/2014
Building Alliances -Arden Hills
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Anderson & Ong Vang
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members, Other (PH Home Visiting, Child Protection, etc.)
Building/Organization:Conference Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:4/30/2014
Time(s):9 -11 am
Registration Deadline: 4/25/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Discussion will include:

This module will consider what culture, cultural competence, and culturally responsive practice are. Strategies for cross-cultural communication, working with cultural liaisons and interpreters, and understanding the critical dimensions of culture will be explored.

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

 
4/30/2014
State Autism Network Meeting & Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Tami Childs
Participants:ASD Network Members ONLY
Building/Organization:Doubletree Hotel
Room:tbd
Address:500 Park Place Blvd
City:St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Start Date:4/30/2014
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:9:00 Check in, Regional Highlights, Breakfast, & Coffee. This is the registration for the April 30th State Network Meeting ONLY.
The AuSM Conference registration is available at: https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1500839 | ASD Network Meeting Agenda
Registration Deadline: 4/23/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/23/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Tami Childs
tami@thechildsgroup.com
Fee: none
Description:
State Autism Network Meeting & Training

Kari Dunn-Baron: Oh The Thinks You Can Think!
Using your creative brain to evaluate science and autism.

Webinar on Consultation, Coaching, and Collaboration with Gayl Bowser.

And updates and Regional Highlights

 
4/30/2014
Community of Practice Program - Facilitating Communication Development for Young Children with Hearing Loss- Bloomington
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Anderson
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members
Building/Organization:Room 105
Room:Creekside Community Center
Address:9801 Penn Avenue South
City:Bloomington, MN 55431

Start Date:5/2/2014
Time(s):8:30 -10 am
Registration Deadline: 4/25/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Facilitating Communication Development for Young Children with Hearing Loss

Participants will discuss choices, communication opportunities, “Bilingual/Bi-Cultural,” Implications for services and providers, and CLD Consideration for communication development.


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

 
5/2/2014
Early Interventions for the CLD Learner -Woodbury
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Presenter/Facilitator:Cathy Miller & Lina Mraz
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members, Other (PH Home Visiting, Child Protection, etc.)
Building/Organization:Valley Creek A Room
Room:Central Park Place
Address:8595 Central Park Place
City:Woodbury, MN 55125

Start Date:5/2/2014
Time(s):9 -11 am
Registration Deadline: 4/25/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Discussion will include:

This module will consider how to best teach young English Language Learners English, how to support and help children maintain their native language, and how to produce the best long term academic outcomes. Specific strategies will be discussed around deciding language of instruction, IFSP/IEP considerations, how to support language and cognitive development, intervention strategies for the home visitor, strategies on family involvement, and how to support classroom cultural competence.

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

 
5/2/2014
Balanced Leadership Consortium
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Presenter/Facilitator:Joy Blanchard and Chris Correa
Participants:Principals, central office, administrators and teacher leaders
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Oakroom
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/5/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:This 8 day consortium begins May 5, 2014. The remaining days are: May 6; June 25; June 26; July 30; July 31; August 4; August 5, 2014
* Fully aligned to any principal evaluation growth model, including McREL Principal Evaluation
Registration Deadline: 4/29/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 4/29/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Joy Blanchard
joy.blanchard@metroecsu.org
Fee: $2000.00
Description:
Proven, research-based professional development Practical Guidance from Rigorous Research McREL’s Balanced Leadership is based on the
largest-ever analysis of research on effective school leaders, as reported in School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results.

Professional Development Proven to Work Balanced Leadership is one of the only leadership development programs that has a solid research base and demonstrated effects on leaders. Recent findings from a federally funded, scientific study found that Balanced
Leadership has a causal effect on principals’ job performance, school climate, teacher practice, and student learning.
Solutions that meet your needs.

 
5/5/2014
Community of Practice Program -Screening & Assessing Dual Language Learners who are also Deaf or Hard of Hearing -Plymouth
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Presenter/Facilitator:Molly Ericksen
Participants:Teachers (ECFE/ECSE/SR), Head Start staff, Child Care staff, Direct Service Providers, Master Cadre Members
Building/Organization:Room 314
Room:287 District Service Center
Address:1820 Xenium Lane North
City:Plymouth, MN 55441

Start Date:5/5/2014
Time(s):1 - 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline: 5/2/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/2/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Screening & Assessing Dual Language Learners who are also Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Come explore strategies to use when evaluating or screening dual language learners who are also Deaf or Hard of Hearing.


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


 
5/5/2014
Region 11 DCD Network Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 DCD Network Members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:1st Floor Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:5/6/2014
Time(s):9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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: 5/2/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/2/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
9:30 – 12:00 Discussion and SHARE
ALL members need to bring things or experiences to share regarding at least one of the following topics
•Four Blocks Classroom tours/Classroom ideas, etc.
•Nurtured Heart
•Charting the Cs

Noon – Lunch provided

1:00-3:00 p.m. Grant Writing
Review agendas/goals met 2013-2014 , which were identified as
•Follow up of implementation of Four Block Model, Coaching/Collaboration/Consultation, Nurtured Heart
•Create a newsletter/template to disseminate notes to district colleagues re DCD
•Bring iPads and iPad app suggestions for DCD
•Safety and Sanity; how to reduce job stress
•Discussion regarding restrictive procedures, what does the future hold? Suggestion: Laura Tubbs Booth?
•Staff Injuries: when a hostile environment? Worker compensation? Suggestions: Char Mykelbust and Paul Sterlowski
•Staff needing a mental health day and being supported for that

Bring input from Directors of Special Education regarding needs of students with DCD in your district.
Write goals to fit those needs.

 
5/6/2014
Accelerating Achievement: The Promise of Standards-Based IEPs
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Presenter/Facilitator:Billie A. McQuillan and Jan Parkman
Participants:Region 11 Special Education Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Conference Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:5/7/2014
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration check-in: 8:00
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: 5/5/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/5/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
Jan.Parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40
Description:
This presentation will include an opportunity to explore Minnesota’s State Standards for English-Language Arts as well as a discussion of how these standards can be used as a framework for developing IEP goals and planning instruction to accelerate student learning.

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of:

The underlying intent of the ELA standards, grade level expectations, how they can accelerate learning for all students, and how learning progresses across grades

Prioritizing standards based upon the needs of individual students, developing a comprehensive Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP), and developing goals and objectives that link to the standards and the instructional needs of the student that will accelerate the achievement of special education students


 
5/7/2014
Student Voice Summit
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Presenter/Facilitator:Metro ECSU Staff
Participants:Adults and students, grades 9-11
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/8/2014
Time(s):9am to 1pm
Districts should send a cross-section of 5 students from grades 9-11, along with up to 2 adults. Districts/schools need to provide their own transportation.
Registration Deadline: 5/6/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/6/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: Members:$40/per person; Non-members $65/per person
Description:
Let’s get the students together to share the things already happening in their schools. Then, let’s empower them to imagine a feasible, productive, yet more personalized learning environment for next generation learning. Let’s see how they visualize a 2.0 version of their school! The student voice can help ensure that our school change efforts for next generation learning really work for the tech-savvy students of today.

Districts should send a cross-section of 5 students from grade 9-11, along with up to 2 adults. High interest activities will include a student panel, videos, brainstorming, gallery walk, student survey and more. Adults will participate right along with their students. They will also hear a separate panel discussion by two metro school districts intent on creating more personalized learning environments for 21st Century Learning.

Participants: A cross-section of 5 students from grades 9-11, along with up to 2 adults. Districts/schools need to provide transportation.

 
5/8/2014
“EHDI 101” Introduction to Minnesota’s EHDI System and the Regional EHDI Teams
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Presenter/Facilitator:Mary Cashman-Bakken and Kathy Anderson
Participants:Current and potential new members of the MN Regional EHDI Teams – (Public School Teachers DHH, Educational Audiologists, ECSE Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists)
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:1st Floor Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:5/9/2014
Time(s):9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Check-In 8:30 a.m.
Additional Information:Lunch may be purchased onsite in the cafeteria, or you may bring your own lunch and stay for additional discussion after the training.
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: 5/2/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/7/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
kathy.anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
“EHDI 101” will provide participants with a review of the historical foundations of EHDI efforts, an overview of Minnesota’s current interagency EHDI system and goals, and information about the roles of the MN Regional EHDI Teams. This presentation is specifically planned for (1) Education professionals who have recently been assigned to serve on MN Regional EHDI Teams, and (2) Other Educational Audiologists, Teachers DHH and ECSE, and SLPs who are interested in learning more about EHDI and are considering submitting an application this spring to serve on a Regional EHDI Team. Experienced Regional EHDI Team members may also participate and share their wisdom!

As a result of this training, participants will have an increased understanding of:
The History of EHDI in Minnesota

MN EHDI Partner Agencies and Organizations

MN Regional EHDI Team Roles and Responsibilities

MN Dept of Education and Statewide Low Incidence Projects EHDI Focus and Activities

Regional EHDI Team Annual Plans

 
5/9/2014
Kindergarten Transition -Chaska
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Presenter/Facilitator:Molly Ericksen and Chris Hansen
Participants:Kindergarten Teachers
Building/Organization:Community Education--Eastern Carver Co Schools
Room:G255 Parent Ed Classroom
Address:545 Pioneer Trail
City:Chaska, MN 55318

Start Date:5/12/2014
Time(s):4:00 - 6:00pm
Additional Information:Pizza will be provided!
Registration Deadline: 5/8/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/8/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Brandt
hope.brandt@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This module is designed for Kindergarten Teachers to attend with their Early Childhood colleagues.

Discussion will include:

Kindergarten transition is an important time when families are introduced to schools and relationships between schools and families are established. This module will provide practical strategies for facilitating a successful transition for culturally and linguistically diverse families and their children into kindergarten including the effective use of interpreters, maintaining regular contact with families, preparing them for kindergarten expectations, facilitating family involvement, and providing support for families to assist their children with schoolwork.

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

 
5/12/2014
May 2014 PBIS District Coaches Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Osterhus
Participants:ANY District Coach
Building/Organization:The Oaks Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/12/2014
Time(s):12:00-3:00
Registration Deadline: 5/8/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/12/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Ann Osterhus
pbis.ann@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
Network with fellow District Coaches in the M-RIP.

 
5/12/2014
Videoconference: Diagnosis and Management of Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jeff Simmons, Katie Brennan & Catherine Carotta
Participants:Audiologists, Teachers for Deaf Hard of Hearing, Speech Language Pathologists
Location: Dependent on selection
Start Date:5/12/2014
Time(s):9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration Check-in: 8:30
Additional Information:*ASL Interpreters will be available at Metro ECSU. At Metro ECSU, lunch may be purchased on-site in the cafeteria, or you may bring your own. If you choose to participate in the videoconference at a Greater MN location, additional information will be provided by the Regional Low Incidence Facilitator.
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. ASHA CEUs are available.
Registration Deadline: 5/2/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/2/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
kathy.anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
This videoconference workshop will include an overview of the evidence-based protocol for assessment of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders (ANSD), information about prevalence, and possible etiologies. Case studies of children diagnosed with ANSD will be presented to illustrate the range of possible audiological and communication outcomes and the variety of intervention strategies that have been successful with children who have ANSD. For more information, go to: http://www.boystownhospital.org/hearingservices/EducationalOutreach/Pages/Diagnosis-and-Management-of-Children-with-Auditory-Neuropathy-Spectrum-Disorder

 
5/12/2014
Learn about "Girls in Action"
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Verna Price
Participants:Superintendents, principals, counselors, curriculum leaders
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:5/13/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 11:30 am
Additional Information:This is an informational overview. There is no charge to attend; however, we would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend.
Please register below.
Registration Deadline: 5/11/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/11/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Fee: No fee
Description:
Founded by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price:
Girls in Action motivates, mentors, empowers, engages and educates girls on strategies for success in school and life. While working with Public Schools in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, Eastern Carver County and St. Paul for the last 10 years, Girls in Action has experienced amazing positive results in the areas of academic, social and emotional well being. Learn how 2,500 girls have been impacted and how this program really works.  


 
5/13/2014
PBIS Coaches Structured Networking, Cohorts 2-8
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Osterhus
Participants:Coaches from Cohorts 2-8
Building/Organization:Training Room
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/14/2014
Time(s):9:30-2:30
Registration Deadline: 5/9/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/13/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Ann Osterhus
pbis.ann@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
Short presentations on various topics, including Tier II interventions, data and problem solving, increasing buy-in, using social media and others. There will also be a chance to sign up for a PLC or a Community of Learning group as well as lots of time to network with others in the metro area. Bring a poster to share what works for you if you wish, or contact Ann with if you would like to present on a topic or share a video.

 
5/14/2014
Region 11 TACSEI Internal/External Coaching Network: Wrapping Up -End of School Year
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Presenter/Facilitator:Donna Miller
Participants:Internal coaches, External coaches (master cadre), Behavior Specialists, Data Specialists
Building/Organization:Meeting Room
Room:Ridgedale Public Library
Address:12601 Ridgedale Drive
City:Minnetonka, MN 55305

Start Date:5/16/2014
Time(s):1:30-3:30pm
Registration Deadline: 5/14/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/14/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
Wrapping up the End of the School Year

Connect, learn, and network with other TACSEI Pyramid Coaches in Region 11.

Objectives:
Increase TACSEI coaching understanding, comfort, and confidence
Increase and build on coaching strategies to support teachers being coached
Increase resources and supports through a networking opportunity

This is a facilitated network opportunity, please come prepared with questions for the group as well as related materials and experiences to share with others!

 
5/16/2014
Cohort 10 PBIS Coaches Orientation
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Presenter/Facilitator: Ann Osterhus
Participants:Cohort 10 PBIS Coaches
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:Eagan Community Center
Address:1501 Central Parkway
City:Eagan, MN 55121

Start Date:5/19/2014
Time(s):1:00-3:00
Registration Deadline: 5/15/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/19/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Ann Osterhus
pbis.ann@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
This workshop is designed for prospective PBIS Coaches who will be starting in Cohort 10 training in August 2014. The purpose is to prepare participants for their role and the upcoming SW-PBIS Team training beginning in August. Topics will include an overview of SW-PBIS, description of PBIS coaching including the role and responsibilities of coaches, the data systems for SW-PBIS with emphasis on specific tasks for the August training, overview of training content and opportunities for getting connected and networking.

 
5/19/2014
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:5/19/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am 4:30pm -7:00 pm
Additional Information: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. Morning and evening session
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 5/15/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/15/2014
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.

 
5/19/2014
More than Hours: Creating Differentiated Kindergarten Environments
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Sharon Ritchie; Juliana Harris
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:5/20/2014
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. CEU's will be available.
Registration Deadline: 5/13/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/13/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Debbykay Peterson; 651.582.8426
Debbykay.peterson@state.mn.us
Fee: $25.00
Description:
The Minnesota Department of Education is hosting a seminar to assist school districts and charter schools on effective practices for full-day kindergarten implementation, with a special emphasis on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and students in poverty. This seminar will focus on research-based practices for scheduling and designing an optimum learning environment for full-day kindergarten. Key strategies for maximizing effective learning, including using a blend of teacher facilitated, child initiated, and peer-to-peer learning across content areas will be presented.

 
5/20/2014
Region 11 DHH Network Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 DHH Network Members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:1st Floor Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:5/21/2014
Time(s):9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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: 5/19/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/19/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
•Review agendas/needs/goals met for 2013-2014
•To support and improve transition options that will reasonably allow students to reach post high school goals.

A workshop was arranged with a morning topic of Understanding the 2010 MN K-12 English Language Arts Standards. The afternoon was Science for Deaf/HH Teachers, presented in ASL, October 8, 2014

A presentation on Minnesota Transition Guide for Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing,(Jay Fehrman), and MN Vocational Rehabilitation (Elise Knopf), on October 22, 2014

IPad and IPad apps for students who are Deaf/HH, cancelled due to weather, January 28

Tour, sit in class, ASL workshop and Technology workshop at Metro Deaf School, April 8, 2014

IPad and IPad apps, rescheduled to morning of May 21

•Bring input from Directors of Special Education regarding the needs of students who are Deaf/HH in your district
•Write goals to meet those needs


 
5/21/2014
Transition Focus Group
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Presenter/Facilitator:Joyce Santo
Participants:Transition Focus Group members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:1st floor Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:5/22/2014
Time(s):12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
This initiative is made possible (or is funded in part) with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA # 84.027A Special Education - Grant to States
Registration Deadline: 5/20/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/20/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Joyce Santo
joyce.santo@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
1.How do IEP teams determine credits required for graduation: Credit substitution, Meeting requirements as determined by IEP Team? Where is this documented on IEP: plaafp, accommodations, and course of study?

2.Continued discussion on addressing Social skills, Executive Functioning, functional skills.

3.Peer Mediated Interventions

4.Preview Transition Video



 
5/22/2014
Minnesota Regional EHDI Teams’ 2014 Annual Training Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Mary Cashman-Bakken and Kathy Anderson
Participants:Current members of the MN Regional EHDI Teams – (Teachers DHH, Educational Audiologists, ECSE Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists)
Building/Organization:St John’s University
Room:Conference room, Quadrangle Building 264
Address:31802 County Road 159
City:Collegeville, MN 55321

Start Date:6/11/2014
Time(s):1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Additional Information:This is the annual training meeting for the Regional EHDI Teams. If you are also attending the EI Summer Institute, lodging (June 11,12) is reserved through the Summer Institute registration. If you are NOT attending the Institute but you need lodging for June 11, contact Kathy Anderson by May 1.
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: 5/30/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/30/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
kathy.anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: None
Description:
This is the annual training meeting of the MN Regional EHDI Teams. It will be held immediately prior to the 2014 CEED MN Early Intervention Summer Institute.

Our training meeting will include:

Time for Networking and Sharing

Overview of EHDI Team Roles, Responsibilities (Reorganization, Applications, New Members)

Sharing Regional EHDI Team Efforts (Local activities, Annual work plans)

Sharing Statewide EHDI Goals and Activities (Resource development, Determining 2014-2015 focus, goals)

Small Group Work to Complete Resources (Suggested assessment list for Early Childhood DHH, Information for Service Coordinators, Hearing Screening and documenting hearing status, Connecting JCIH Recomendations to MDE's INSPIRE ACTION)


 
6/11/2014
PBIS Regional District Leadership Team -June 2014 Meeting
4210-PBIS_June_12_PLC
Presenter/Facilitator:M-RIP Staff
Building/Organization:1st Floor Oakroom
Room:Metro ECSU
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:6/12/2014
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Registration Deadline: 6/11/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 6/11/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Char Ryan
pbis.char@gmail.com
Fee: 0
Description:
The PBIS Regional District Leadership Team will be meeting on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at Metro ECSU.

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

 
6/12/2014
Purposeful Collaboration through Co-Teaching
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Presenter/Facilitator:Julie Krohn
Participants:Classroom Teachers and SPED and ESL Specialists
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:6/16/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Check in begins at 8:00 am. Fee includes materials, text and lunch.
This is a two day workshop series. June 16 and June 17.
Registration Deadline: 6/11/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 6/11/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner 612-638-1543
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Krohn 612-638-1522
julie.krohn@metroecsu.org
Fee: $540, $290 for Metro ECSU members
Description:
The purpose of this 2-day Co-teaching workshop is to provide participants with detailed information about creating and maintaining co-teaching programs in elementary and secondary schools as a strategy for fostering inclusive practices, providing access to the general curriculum, and assisting all students to achieve outcomes based on today's high standards.

In addition to an introduction that defines and overviews co-teaching, the workshop is structured around these essential components:
* Co-Teaching system of beliefs,
* Prerequisites of co-teachers,
* Classroom practice,
* Collaboration including co-teaching approaches and 7 models.

 
6/16/2014
Minnesota Autism Symposium for Educators - Peer Mediated Intervention: Creating Social Competence Across the Life Span
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ami Klin, Katie Engelhardt Wells, Pamela Wolfberg, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Larry Moody & Tami Childs
Participants:Special education teachers and related service staff who teach students with ASD of all ages in the state of MN.
Building/Organization:College of Saint Benedict
Room:Gorecki Center
Address:37 College Ave S
City:St. Joseph, MN 56374

Start Date:6/18/2014
Time(s):8:30am - 4:45pm | 7:30 - 8:30 check in & breakfast
Additional Information:This is a 3-DAY event: June 18, 19 & 20, 2014. All participants must have a baccalaureate degree to attend. Registration Fee payment is expected 'prior' to the event unless you made arrangements with your district/school. University credit is a separate payment. Find lodging info below.
Symposium Brochure & Additional Info about the event | Universities Info | St. Bens Lodging Info | Presenters Bio
Registration Deadline: 5/23/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 5/23/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $170 paid to Metro ECSU for attending the Autism Symposium. The university credit fee is separate. Must be paid to the university of your choice if taking it for credit (see university info document above)
Description:
Autism Symposium for Educators - 2014
The focus of the 16th Annual Minnesota Autism Symposium for Educators is on using Peer mediated intervention to develop social competence in students with ASD of all ages. This is a two and a half-day graduate course designed for regular and special educators, speech/language therapists, O.T.s, psychologists, social workers and others who teach individuals with ASD. A variety of instructional methods are used. Space is limited, registrations accepted on a first come basis. All participants must have a baccalaureate degree to attend.

Funding for this Symposium is made possible with a grant from MDE. The source of funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A and Special Education – Preschool Grants, CFDA 84.173A, IDEA, Part B, Section 619.

 
6/18/2014
June Sharing Summit at TIES
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jim Rickabaugh and breakout presenters from MN and WI
Participants:teachers, curriculum leaders, principals, superintendents
Building/Organization:TIES
Address:1667 Snelling Ave No
City:St Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:6/19/2014
Time(s):8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This is a two day sharing summit. 8:00 am-3:00 pm on June 19th. 8:30 am-11:30 am on June 20th with the option of staying for lunch and planning time with your team. Check in 7:30 am on Thursday in the Grand Hall at TIES. Lunch and materials are included.
Keynote speaker: Jim Rickabaugh
Registration Deadline: 6/15/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 6/12/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $260/non-member; $195 ECSU member
Description:
Institute for Shared Learning on 21st Century Learning..Personalized Learning..Customized Learning. Whatever the moniker they are share similar core components. Practicing teachers and other educational leaders will share what they have done, where they have found success and the lessons they have learned. Break out sessions will address all areas of personalized learning and answer your questions about strategies that will give you ideas to start your efforts or fine tune where your team is at.

 
6/19/2014
Best Practices for English Learners Summer Workshop Series
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Presenter/Facilitator:Julie Krohn
Participants:Classroom Teachers and ESL Teachers
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:6/24/2014
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Check in begins at 8:00 am; light breakfast, lunch and materials are included.
This is three day workshop series: June 24, 25, 26
Registration Deadline: 6/22/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 6/20/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Barb Groebner 612-638-1543
barb.groebner@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Krohn 612-638-1522
julie.krohn@metroecsu.org
Fee: $815, $440 for Metro ECSU members
Description:
Sheltered instruction is a scientifically research based approach for teaching content to English Learners. This model consists of 8 components for lesson planning and instruction that teach content while developing academic English for English language learners.
Teaching teams are encouraged to participate as a group.
Participants will engage in a study of the 8 components of sheltered instruction. We will develop a modified lesson plan, and
create a sheltered instruction implementation plan.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of “Making
Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model” and a notebook with related materials.


 
6/24/2014
Building the Capacity to Meet Student Needs and Close the Learning Gap for ALL
6970-MPA_Noguera_7/31/14
Presenter/Facilitator:Pedro Noguera
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:Shoreview Community Center
Room:Ball Room
Address:4580 Vicroria Street North
City:Shoreview MN 55126

Start Date:7/31/2014
Time(s):8:30am 3:00pm
$10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices. All day workshop.
Registration Deadline: 7/28/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 7/28/2014
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:
MN has one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation between white students and all other students groups.
This workshop will explore the barriers to development of equitable and inclusive schools. You will learn about the barriers that incorporate a complex set of factors involving social, economic and political systems, and the way in which schools engage with children, parents,and the community.
Learn why schools have functioned in ways that reinforce and reproduce patterns of inequality;
Use five essential ingredients as a framework to dismantle barriers and develop new patterns;
Identify specific action strategies that leaders can utilize to get different results and close the learning gap.




 
7/31/2014
Sustaining PBIS
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Presenter/Facilitator:Cheryl Glad
Participants:Team Members from past PBIS Cohort Teams
Building/Organization:Shoreview Room
Room:Shoreview Community Center
Address:4580 Victoria Street
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:8/8/2014
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Registration Deadline: 8/1/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 8/5/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00 per person
Description:
Need a Booster Training?
Join us on Friday, August 8th at Metro ECSU
This Training Includes:
• Overview of PBIS
• Revisit the 8 Steps of Implementation
• Explore the Steps of Sustainability
• Built in time for Action Planning

 
8/8/2014
Adolescent Literacy Summit - August 12 & 13, 2014
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Presenter/Facilitator:Multiple presenters
Participants:all secondary educators
Building/Organization:Grand Hall
Room:TIES Training Center
Address:1667 Snelling Ave N
City:Falcon Heights, MN 55108

Start Date:8/12/2014
Time(s):9:00 am - 2:55 pm
This is a 2-day event. Attend both days--Aug. 12 & 13.
Registration Deadline: 8/4/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 8/8/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Kelly Ascheman
kelly.ascheman@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Fee: $250 ECSU members, $500 non-ECSU members
Description:
The Metro ECSU second annual Adolescent Literacy Summit will provide a context for sharing specific literacy practices for academically and culturally diverse adolescents and address the special challenges teachers face as they integrate literacy practices into content area classrooms. Participants will explore the delivery of high quality literacy instruction at the secondary level and supported by research to be effective in secondary classrooms.

Keynote address and breakout format. Topics include: motivation & engagement, literacy practices for ELs, CCSS & disciplinary literacy, vocabulary strategies, classroom strategies for accessing content, formative assessment, literacy coaching,struggling readers, and more.


 
8/12/2014
Teaching and Engaging With the Brain in Mind
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Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Jensen
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1667 Snelling Ave N
City:St Paul, Mn 55108

Start Date:10/28/2014
Time(s):8:30 am 3:00 pm
Additional Information:All day session
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Each group member should enter ind. registration and place "Team Leader Name" in the PO Number: box, last name first.
Registration Deadline: 10/20/2014
Cancellation Deadline: 10/20/2014
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: MPA members $150 ea. or team of 5 $650 non MPA members $220 ea. or team of 5 $1000
Description:
This session is intended for leaders and teacher teams. Jensen will present connections between recent brain research and student motivation. He will suggest effective strategies and ways to replicate those best practices in your school.

Brains can and do change for the better or worse, strong teaching trumps home life, mindsets for better teaching and learning, school climate and instructional climate matter more than you though and cognitive capacity can be built.

Team planning will be provided to work through implications and applications.


 
10/28/2014