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Friday Forum Network_2016-2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Sue Feigal-Hitch/Julie Schaal
Building/Organization:Bloomington Ed Ctr/Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:Varies
City:Varies


Start Date:9/16/2016
Time(s):1:00 to 3:00pm
Additional Information:About Friday Forum: Participants meet four times per year to discuss current issues in gifted education: Critical topics identified by network members such as acceleration, identification, response to intervention, and affective needs Gifted program evaluation State funding and legislation for identification, staff development, program design Minnesota Department of Education’s vision and direction
Meeting dates and sites for 2016-2017: The September 16, 2016 meeting & the January 6, 2017 meeting will be held in Room 106A of the Bloomington Education Center; The November 18, 2016 meeting and an April 2017 meeting with date yet to be determined will be held at Metro ECSU
Registration Deadline: 1/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 11/1/2016 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: Metro ECSU Members: $60/for 4 meetings; Metro ECSU Nonmembers: $90/for 4 meetings
Description:
About Friday Forum:
Participants meet four times per year to discuss current issues in gifted education:
- Critical topics identified by network members such as acceleration, identification, response to intervention, and affective needs
- Gifted program evaluation
- State funding and legislation for identification, staff development, program design
- Minnesota Department of Education’s vision and direction

 
9/16/2016
Homeschool Liaison Network_2016-2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Susan Frame
Building/Organization:Fairview Community Center
Room:Great Room
Address:1910 W. County Road B
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:9/21/2016
Time(s):1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 1/1/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 9/19/2016 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $60 Metro ECSU member; $110 Non-Member
Description:
This network meets four times/year: Sept 21, 2016; Nov 9, 2016; Jan 18, 2017; April 5, 2017. School district liaisons to families who are homschooling are invited to join in the collegial sharing of ideas, resources and concerns through the Metro ECSU Homeschool Liaison Network.

 
9/21/2016
PBIS Regional District Leadership Network -December 2016 Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:Jo Jo's Rise & Wine
Room:
Address:TBD
City:Burnsville, MN 55337

Start Date:12/8/2016
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Coffee and light snacks provided, depending on the venue you may want to order additional items at a cost.
Registration Deadline: 12/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/13/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
pbis.emily@gmail.com
Description:
This group meets every other month to discuss PBIS implementation at the district level. Any district with more than two schools that are in or who have completed PBIS cohort training should have a district leadership team for PBIS. At each meeting we problem solve, share ideas, and engage in structured networking. This year we will be meeting over coffee and discussing topics that participants bring to each meeting.
Coffee and light snacks provided, depending on the venue you may want to order additional items at a cost.

 
12/8/2016
Region 11 DHH Community of Practice Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Taylor Thomas and Emily Manson
Participants:Members of Region 11 Deaf/HH Community of Practice
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:12/8/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This initiative does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 12/7/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/7/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
8:30-8:45 House-Keeping with Kathy and Status of Wiki v.s. Google

8:45- 11:30 Making Educational Materials Accessible- How to Close Caption Videos Using Camtasia and YouTube

▪ Bring a laptop that you are allowed to download software on or prior to attending have your IT Department download the free 30 day Trial of Camtasia here.

▪ Time to Practice using Camtasia and YouTube

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-3:00 Continue work on the “IEP Toolbox for D/HH” to include:

▪ Finish IEP Accommodations Checklists

▪ Create a list of impact statements for IEP Present Levels


 
12/8/2016
Region 11 South ASD CoP Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Sarah Anderson, Nikki Reinardy & DiAnn Rundquist
Participants:Region 11 South ASD members only
Building/Organization:ISD 196 District Service Center
Room:
Address:14445 Diamond Path West
City:Rosemont, MN 55068

Start Date:12/8/2016
Time(s):12:30-3:30 pm
Additional Information:This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 12/8/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/8/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Nikki Reinardy
nichole.reinardy@district196.org
Description:
12:30-1:00 Networking Lunch (organized by Tanni Hummel-Farmington)
- Log into network, access Google drive
1:00-1:15 Whip Share- share an idea, resource or problem-solve a situation with the group
- Share how information was brought back to individual districts
1:15-1:45 Presentation on Tony Attwood’s workshop information/resources- Di Ann
1:45-2:45 Book Club Discussion “Uniquely Human A different Way of Seeing Autism” by Barry Prizant
Chapter 1: Ask Why (Nikki Reinardy- ISD 196)
Chapter 2: Listen (Nikki Reinardy- ISD 196)
Chapter 3: Enthusiasms- (Lyn Malone- ISD 197)
Chapter 4: Trust, Fear and Control- (Jill Kuzma- ISD 196)
2:45-3:15 Review MN Manual of Accommodations
Discuss and plan an evening presentation based on this material
3:15-3:30 Review & Tweak Agenda for January 3rd

 
12/8/2016
North Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide E
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Presenter/Facilitator:Anne Marsnik and Becky Crane
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention (FGRBI) Model through the MnCoE or who participated in RP2 home visiting training through MDE.
Building/Organization:Grand Rapids YMCA
Room:.
Address:400 River Road
City:Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Start Date:12/9/2016
Time(s):11:30am-3:30 pm
Additional Information:Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGBRI) is an approach to early intervention which incorporates developmentally appropriate skill building into daily routines in the child’s natural environment. FGRBI focuses on supporting and coaching the child’s caregivers, building their confidence and competence. Based on the DEC Recommended Practices (2014), this innovation supports the
What to bring: Participants need to bring video of themselves within a home visiting session for self-review and reflection, as well as the technology needed to view the video. Headphones are encouraged.
Registration Deadline: 12/5/2016 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 12/6/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
Guide E is the fifth and final training for FGRBI Innovation series. This session support the interventionist to focus on family strengths and how the family is able to embed intervention. This session will focus on “Problem Solving and Planning” in the learning cycle and the coaching strategy of Problem Solving.


***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.181 Special Education – Grants for Infants & Families. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
12/9/2016
PT and OT Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jennifer Rice, Hayley DeMers and Michelle Scott
Participants:Region 11 PT and OT CoP Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:12/9/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 12:30 opt. bring lunch/network
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 12/8/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/8/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
12:30 - 1:00 Bring/buy lunch and network – optional
Theme of the Year: Collaboration

1:00 – 3:00
• Introductions
• Update Report from Subcommittee on Role of the Related Service
• Discussion of the MN Manual of Accommodations

Of note: the MN Manual of Accommodations is being revised and every CoP is being asked to review the material and give suggestions. OTs and PTs will have a combined meeting to hear about this and then discuss. This is a great opportunity to give your input as an advocate for your students and their needs.



 
12/9/2016
Southwest Regional ASD Community of Practice Fall Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Laurie Schmidt and Cortney Olson
Participants:Region 11 Southwest ASD members only
Building/Organization:STAR Building
Room:
Address:309 Lake Hazeltine Dr.
City:Chaska, MN 55318

Start Date:12/9/2016
Time(s):9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional Information:This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 12/9/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/9/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cortney Olson
colson@shakopee.k12.mn.us
Description:
Introductions and ice breaker

Review group goals

o Increase awareness of the MN Manual of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in Instruction and Assessment

o Through professional development, ensure staff and parents have access to effective implementation for Evidence Based Practices.

Introduction to the Manual of Accommodations

Review and explore resources for Evidence Based Practices

Brainstorm session - Think/Pair/Share

Group discussion regarding action steps for this year

Implementation planning for action plan

Plan for upcoming meetings

Case consult time and questions


 
12/9/2016
Metro Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide E
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Maczuga, Sonja Griebel, Rebecca Sutera, Jessica Hoffman
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention (FGRBI) Model through the MnCoE or who participated in RP2 home visiting training through MDE.
Building/Organization:Mankato State University -Edina
Room:Room 340
Address:7700 France Avenue South
City:Edina, MN 55435

Start Date:12/12/2016
Time(s):8:00am-noon
Additional Information:Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGBRI) is an approach to early intervention which incorporates developmentally appropriate skill building into daily routines in the child’s natural environment. FGRBI focuses on supporting and coaching the child’s caregivers, building their confidence and competence. Based on the DEC Recommended Practices (2014), this innovation supports the
What to bring: Participants need to bring video of themselves within a home visiting session for self-review and reflection, as well as the technology needed to view the video. Headphones are encouraged.
Registration Deadline: 12/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/7/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
Guide E is the fifth and final training for FGRBI Innovation series. This session support the interventionist to focus on family strengths and how the family is able to embed intervention. This session will focus on “Problem Solving and Planning” in the learning cycle and the
coaching strategy of Problem Solving.


***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.181 Special Education – Grants for Infants & Families. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
12/12/2016
Region 11 DCD Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Enselein and Brandi Nelson
Participants:Region 11 DCD District Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:12/13/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:00 pm Networking: 8:00
Additional Information:This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 12/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/12/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
8:00 – 8:30 Library returns and check outs, networking

8:30 Plan for the Day, Kathy Enselein and Brandi Nelson, DCD Co-Coaches; Results of Assessment

9:00 – 12:00 Core Word Vocabulary related to Four Blocks presented by Beth Johnson, Kelly Carlson and Kris Dooley from Osseo School District

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, provided

1:00 – 3:00 Discuss the MN Manual of Accommodations that is being revised. Participant information will be submitted to the authors at MDE who are revising this. This is a chance to give your input on a crucial document as it pertains to your students who are DCD.

 
12/13/2016
Community Conversation: Using Evidence Based Practices
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Presenter/Facilitator:Beth Dorsey
Participants:Region 11 ECSE Leaders
Building/Organization:MN State University Mankato at Edina
Room:Room 340
Address:7700 France Avenue South
City:Minneapolis, MN 55435

Start Date:12/15/2016
Time(s):8:30am - 12:00pm
Registration Deadline: 12/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/13/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Beth Dorsey
beth.dorsey@metroecsu.org
Description:
Join us for the Community Conversation on DEC Recommended Practices. This conversation will provide an opportunity for leaders and teams to unpack the DEC Recommended Practices and learn about the plethora of resources developed to facilitate their use.
The DEC Recommended Practices supports children’s access and participation in inclusive settings and natural environments, and address cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. They also identify key leadership responsibilities associated with the implementation of these practices.
The morning will consist of a series of round table discussions focusing on the strands of practices.
You will have opportunities to reflect and talk with your colleagues on how these practices could support program enhancement, student growth, and guide professional development.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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.

 
12/15/2016
PBIS Cohort 13 Info Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:12/15/2016
Time(s):12:30-2:30
Registration Deadline: 12/13/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/14/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
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 2017-2018 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


 
12/15/2016
CICO- Check In/Check Out
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Kevin Filter
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:1/5/2017
Time(s):12:30-4:00
Registration Deadline: 1/2/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/3/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Description:
The METRO RIP is providing a half-day workshop for Metro Cohort Schools on Check-In/Check Out. The workshop provides information on what this intervention is, the research and the steps to installing it within your School-wide PBIS framework. As a Secondary Intervention, CICO is most successfully and efficiently used when Tier 1 systems are fully in place. Participation is based on documented achievement of Tier 1 Universal Interventions (SET, TIC, SAS)

Dr. Kevin Filter has worked as a trainer, data consultant, and leadership team member for the Minnesota Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Initiative since 2005. He has published several studies on FBA, Check-In/ Check Out (CICO), and PBIS as a professor in the school psychology program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Filter worked with the authors of the CICO program in Oregon and has trained several schools and districts in Minnesota to implement it.

 
1/5/2017
Sheltered Instruction 3 Day, Martina Wagner, Jan 9-Feb 1-Mar 21_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Martina Wagner
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/9/2017
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Dr. Martina Wagner has served English Language learners for over 20 years in grades pre-K through adult education. Her professional passions and expertise include best practice and programming for ELs, Sheltered Instruction (SIOP), Co-teaching, Special Education Identifications of ELs, WIDA assessments, and English Language Learning assessments and data. Flyer
$10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Responses to Martina's Sheltered Instruction workshops include "With this training I didn't have to change how I taught ... I just had to rethink it for the ELL and Academic Language learners in my class. Thank you for an engaging, resourceful, and informational three days!"
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/5/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Martina Wagner
martina.wagner@metroecsu.org
Fee: $360 Metro ECSU member; $675 Non-member. Includes 3 days, notebook, and lunch.
Description:
Who should attend: District & building administrators, curriculum leaders, teachers pre-K through secondary including early childhood, mainstream and specialist teachers (special education, EL, art, music, physical education), and anyone who works with English Language learners.

Do you work with English Language, diverse or varied ability learners? Find out how to address the needs of each and every learner in your content area! Learn about how to SIOP-ize your lessons with Sheltered Instruction.

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is a research-based and validated instructional model for lesson design and delivery that has proven effective in addresssing the academic needs of English learners throughout the U.S.

The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components:
1. Lesson preparation
2. Building background
3. Comprehensible input
4. Strategies
5. Interaction
6. Practice/application
7. Lesson delivery
8. Review/assessment

Using instructional strategies connected to each of these components, teachers are able to design and deliver lessons that address the academic and linguistic needs of English Learners.


 
1/9/2017
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Educational Associates Inc
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:1/9/2017
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: 1/9/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $55
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.

 
1/9/2017
Mathematics Series Day 1_What's Taught and Who's Learning It? Jan 10_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Barb Everhart, Deb Rykken
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/10/2017
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Barb Everhart and Deb Rykken are Mathematics Specialists with over 45 combined years in elementary, middle and secondary math education. They provide rigorous math curriculum and instructional coaching, mentoring and workshops in districts and schools. Flyer
You are registering for Day 1 (Jan 10) of the math series. Come for one, two or all three days. Register separately for each day: Day 1-Jan 10, Day 2-Feb 6, Day 3-March 23, 2017. Invoices are sent 30 days after each workshop date. $10 process fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 1/10/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/5/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $95/day Metro ECSU Member; $190/day Non-Metro ECSU Member. Lunch included.
Description:
Three Day Mathematics Series: Come for one, two, or three days. Jan 10, Feb 6, Mar 23, 2017.

Many districts are engaged in work to address racially conscious, socially just systems. This series of workshops will build on this culturally responsive work, drilling deeper to apply the concepts specifically to Math. Attendees will delve into effective teaching practices of mathematics to empower educators and ensure mathematical success for each and every learner, as described in "Principles to Action" by NCTM.

Day 1-Jan 10 Mathematical Mindsets/Teaching and Learning
A. Review NCTM's "Guiding Principles for School Mathematics".
B. Discuss key practices and productive beliefs needed to ensure the mathematical success for learners.
C. Explore strategies that promote a growth mathematical mindset.

Day 2-Feb 6 The Impact of Identity/Access and Equity
Day 3-Mar 23 The Danger of the Single Story/Curriculum and Assessment
Please refer to Flyer for outline of Day 2 and Day 3.

 
1/10/2017
SIM Fundamentals of Paraphrasing & Summarizing
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Presenter/Facilitator:Certified SIM Professional Developer
Building/Organization:N/A Virtual
Room:
Address:N/A Virtual
City:N/A Virtual

Start Date:1/10/2017
Time(s):3:30-5:30PM
Additional Information:This cohort will meet virtually 4 times on Tuesdays at 3:30 -5:30 p.m. If a session is missed, teachers can access a captioned recording. “Live” dates are: Jan 10, Jan 31, Feb 21, & Mar 7
SIM DHH 2017 Flyer THIS SERIES IS LIMITED TO MN DHH EDUCATORS.
Registration Deadline: 12/21/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 1/3/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Julie Schaal
julie.schaal@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Description:
A reading comprehension SIM strategy—Fundamentals of Paraphrasing & Summarizing—will begin on January 10, 2017. This strategy •helps students (at grades 3 and above reading levels) to read a paragraph or longer passage, identify the main idea and key details, and then rephrase the content in their own words. The strategy improves student comprehension and helps students write summaries of passages read. Students begin by paraphrasing words, move on to paragraphs, and finally passages of text.

 
1/10/2017
Couros_What Does It Mean to be a Building Leader in a Digital Age_Jan11_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:George Couros
Participants:Building and District leaders and others interested
Building/Organization:TIES Conference Center
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1644 Larpenteur Ave W
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:1/11/2017
Time(s):8:30-11:30 AM or 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Additional Information:"The best speaker I have ever seen. Inspirational, vulnerable, hilarious, AMAZING", @christiearcher1, Administrator, Sept 2, 2016. Ted Talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZQKD83rsPw Reviews: www.georgecouros.ca/blog/what-they-say Follow George on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gcouros (@gcouros) Website: www.geourgecouros.ca/
Two half-day sessions are offered - morning and afternoon. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices. | Event Flyer
Registration Deadline: 1/11/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: MPA Members no fee, $125 MPA over Tier; $175 non-MPA Members
Description:
Although schools are moving forward, change is always a struggle.  Focusing on an innovator’s mindset and “why”, this workshop is meant for building and district leaders to help others within their organization not only accept change, but embrace it to create better powerful learning opportunities for our learners.  It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey.

George Couros, the "Principal of Change", is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching and learning. His focus is always the development of leadership and what is best for kids. His mix of research, stories, and practical ways to implement new learning helps others feel comfortable taking risks in their own learning.



 
1/11/2017
Share Shop
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Presenter/Facilitator:Patty Gordon and Melissa Barg
Participants:Certified K-12 Educational Interpreter Mentors
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:1/11/2017
Time(s):4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Light supper provided
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
This program is offered for .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. Presenters Bios
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Participants will build on the information presented in past mentoring workshops and shareshops. We will address specific weaknesses often found in EIPA results and will identify mentoring tools, and resources best suited to skill enhancement in those specific areas of concern. We will access not only the Metro ECSU/Judy Wolff Lending Library but online resources as well as work with the actual EIPA test prep DVD series.


 
1/11/2017
Winter Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Tier 1 Preschool Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jane Scully
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Minnesota Department Education
Room:Conference Center 16
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:1/12/2017
Time(s):8:30am-4:00pm
Registration Deadline: 1/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Discuss the following as they relate to Pyramid Model implementation: building relationships with children, building relationships with families, classroom team relationships, creating engaging environments, schedules/routines/transitions, teaching classroom rules, and ongoing monitoring and positive encouragement.

*** This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/12/2017
Regional PI/OHD/TBI Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Karen Talbert
Participants:Region 11 PI/OHD/TBI Community of Practice
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:TBD
Address:TBD
City:TBD

Start Date:1/13/2017
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 pm Optional 12:30 lunch/networking
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 1/12/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/12/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
1:00-3:00 Coach: Karen Talbert

As a follow up to the discussion of the DRAFT sections MN Manual of Accommodations on Sept. 19th, send a sample of an accommodation that you use early to Kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org

View Practice MCA test

 
1/13/2017
Winter Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Tier 2 Preschool Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jane Scully
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Minnesota Department Education
Room:Conference Center 16
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:1/13/2017
Time(s):8:30am-4:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 Training
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 Training
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: identifying the importance of teaching social emotional skills: why, when, what and how, developing friendship skills, enhancing emotional literacy skills, controlling anger and impulse, problem solving, and providing individualized instruction.

*** This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/13/2017
Co-Teaching Basics with Martina Wagner_Jan 18_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Martina Wagner
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:1/18/2017
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Martina Wagner has served EL learners pre-K through adult for over 20 years. Her expertise includes EL best practice/programming, WIDA standards, and ELL assessments/data. Martina's co-teaching background spans classroom-district implementation, professional developer and instructional coach. She has researched extensively throughout the U.S. and currently serves schools as PD consultant.
Invoices will be sent 30 days after workshop. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Workshop participant: "This session is spot on...We didn't realize there are so many ways to develop a strong co-teaching classroom, partnership, and identify ways to reach each learner in our co-taught class." Flyer
Registration Deadline: 1/18/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/16/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Martina Wagner
martina.wagner@metroecsu.org
Fee: $115 Metro ECSU member; $225 Non-Member. Includes lunch.
Description:
Are you excited to start co-teaching? Or hesitant because you just don't know where to start? Join this session to get all your co-teaaching needs met! This workshop will provide participants with detailed information about creating and maintaining co-teaching partnerships in elementary and secondary schools as a framework for fostering inclusive practices, providing access to the general curriculum, and assisting all students to achieve outcomes based on today's high standards.

This session is deal for those co-teachers who are new to co-teaching, beginning a new co-teaching partnership, or have not yet had formal professional development on co-teaching. Co-teacher teams are strongly encouraged to attend together.

Participants will be introduced to co-teaching trends and will:
1. Learn the prerequisite co-teaching skills.
2. Develop critical skills necessary for successful, sustainable co-teaching partnerships.
3. Investigate tools to begin setting the stage for co-teaching roles and responsibilities.
4. Develop a foundational understanding of co-teaching models for use in the classroom.



 
1/18/2017
North Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 4
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams & Darla Beaver
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2 and 3 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:Calvary Church
Room:.
Address:2508 Washington Ave SE
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:1/20/2017
Time(s):8:30am - 12:30pm
*Snow date 1-27-17
Registration Deadline: 1/16/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/17/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 4, participants will focus on family engagement. Participants will reflect on current practices and plan to increase collaboration with families.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/20/2017
South Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3a Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Stacey York
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Brookside Education Center
Room:Room 109
Address:211 W. Richway Drive
City:Albert Lea, MN

Start Date:1/20/2017
Time(s):8:30am-4:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 1/16/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/17/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: case study illustrations, understanding form and function of challenging behavior, and learning the process to develop and implement a behavior support plan.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/20/2017
East Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3a Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jenni Harves
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Maplewood Community Center
Room:.
Address:2100 White Bear Avenue
City:Maplewood, MN 55109

Start Date:1/23/2017
Time(s):8:30am-4:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 1/17/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/18/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: case study illustrations, understanding form and function of challenging behavior, and learning the process to develop and implement a behavior support plan.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/23/2017
West Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3a Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Sue Starks
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:TBA Shakopee
Room:TBA
Address:TBA
City:Shakopee

Start Date:1/23/2017
Time(s):8:00am - 3:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 1/17/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/18/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: case study illustrations, understanding form and function of challenging behavior, and learning the process to develop and implement a behavior support plan.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/23/2017
East Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3b Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jenni Harves
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Maplewood Community Center
Room:.
Address:2100 White Bear Avenue
City:Maplewood, MN 55109

Start Date:1/25/2017
Time(s):8:30am-3:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 1/19/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/20/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: components of a Behavior Support plan, prevention strategies and teaching new skills as part of the Behavior Support Plan, skill instruction throughout the day, responding to challenging behavior, developing a Behavior Support Plan as a team, and monitoring outcomes.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/25/2017
North Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3a Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Room:Conference Room
Address:4111 Technology Dr. NW
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:1/26/2017
Time(s):8:30am-4:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 1/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/23/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: case study illustrations, understanding form & function of challenging behavior, and learning the process to develop and implement a behavior support plan.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/26/2017
PBIS Classroom Management
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:1/27/2017
Time(s):9:00-3:30
Registration Deadline: 1/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/24/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00
Description:
This session will focus on how to prevent problem behavior and respond more effectively to behavioral errors. Attendees will have time to create products to take back to their classrooms to strengthen positive behavior support in the classroom, and ask questions of presenters and other participants.

Classroom Topics Covered:
Practicing Self Reflection Procedure Matrices
Acknowledgement Systems
Strategies for responding to problem behavior

 
1/27/2017
South Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 3
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Presenter/Facilitator:Audra Buessman & Annie Olson
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1 and 2 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:South Central Service Coop
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:North Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:1/27/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 1:00pm
Additional Information:changed to CEM 3 for snow day make-up
Registration Deadline: 1/23/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 1/24/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 4, participants will focus on family engagement. Participants will reflect on current practices and plan to increase collaboration with families.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
1/27/2017
Mathematics Series Day 2_What's Taught and Who's Learning It? Feb 6_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Barb Everhart, Deb Rykken
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/6/2017
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Barb Everhart and Deb Rykken are Mathematics Specialists with over 45 combined years in elementary, middle and secondary math education. They provide rigorous math curriculum and instructional coaching, mentoring and workshops in districts and schools. Flyer
You are registering for Day 2 (Feb 6) of the math workshop series. Come for one, two or all three days. Register separately for each day: Day 1-Jan 10, Day 2-Feb 6, Day 3-March 23, 2017. Invoices are sent 30 days after each workshop date. $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/2/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $95/day Metro ECSU Member; $190/day Non-Metro ECSU Member. Lunch included.
Description:
Three Day Mathematics Series: Come for one, two, or three days. Jan 10, Feb 6, Mar 23, 2017.

Many districts are engaged in work to address racially conscious, socially just systems. This series of workshops will build on this culturally responsive work, drilling deeper to apply the concepts specifically to Math. Attendees will delve into effective teaching practices of mathematics to empower educators and ensure mathematical success for each and every learner, as described in "Principles to Action" by NCTM.

Day 2-Feb 6 The Impact of Identity/Access and Equity
A. Consider the impact of identity on mathematical success.
B. Explore rich mathematical tasks to engage students in cognitively demanding mathematics.
C. Identify practices that support socially marginalized and emerging bilingual students.

Day 1-Jan 10 Mathematical Mindsets/Teaching and Learning
Day 3-Mar 23 The Danger of the Single Story/Curriculum and Assessment
Please refer to Flyer for outline of Day 1 and Day 3.

 
2/6/2017
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Educational Associates Inc.
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Oak Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/6/2017
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: 2/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/6/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $55
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.

 
2/6/2017
Advanced Co-Teaching: Beyond the Basics_Feb 8_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Martina Wagner
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/8/2017
Time(s):8:30am to 3:30pm (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Who should attend: Co-teacher teams, administrators, specialists, instructional coaches, para educators, any combination of teacher teams. Co-teacher teams are strongly encouraged to attend together. Martina Wagner has over twenty years ELL pre-K through adult education. Her background spans classroom to district implementation, PD, coaching, strategic district planning, extensive national co-teaching research.
Flyer. A $10 fee applies to all invoices. Invoices will be sent 30 days after the workshop. To avoid an invoice fee, send your check in advance with a copy of the confirmation letter: Metro ECSU, 2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101, Arden Hills, MN 55112, Attn: Susan Frame.
Registration Deadline: 2/8/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/6/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Martina Wagner
martina.wagner@metroecsu.org
Fee: $140 Metro ECSU member; $250 Non-member. Lunch included.
Description:
Participants will dive deeper into the models of co-teaching, critical setup and maintenance of their co-teaching partnerships, and will analyze the makeup of the students in their co-taught class. This session explores strategies on differentiating instruction and modifying co-taught lesson plans. You will not be disappointed with this session. You will learn to how to find and create effective and efficient planning time, as well as technology tools that enhance any co-teaching partnership.

This session is ideal for co-teachers who have had the co-teaching Basics training and have experience co-teaching. Co-teacher teams are strongly encouraged to attend together.

Participants will: Build on co-teaching practices to extend your instructional effectiveness; Design lessons to maximize teacher time with students and improve time-on-task; Learn practical methods for building co-planning time into schedules; Develop methods for small group instruction and flexible grouping; Implement scaffolding and differentiating instruction strategies to better meet student needs.

 
2/8/2017
Metro Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 4
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ruth Paisely & Michele Bedor
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2 and 3 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:Eisenhower Community Center
Room:.
Address:1001 MN-7
City:Hopkins, MN 55305

Start Date:2/9/2017
Time(s):8:00am-noon
Registration Deadline: 2/3/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/6/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 4, participants will focus on family engagement. Participants will reflect on current practices and plan to increase collaboration with families.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
2/9/2017
PBIS Regional District Leadership Network -February 2017 Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:TBD
Address:TBD
City:TBD

Start Date:2/9/2017
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Registration Deadline: 2/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/7/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
pbis.emily@gmail.com
Description:
This group meets every other month to discuss PBIS implementation at the district level. Any district with more than two schools that are in or who have completed PBIS cohort training should have a district leadership team for PBIS. At each meeting we problem solve, share ideas, and engage in structured networking. This year we will be meeting over coffee and discussing topics that participants bring to each meeting.
Coffee and light snacks provided, depending on the venue you may want to order additional items at a cost.

 
2/9/2017
North Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3b Training **DATE and LOCATION CHANGE!!**
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Room:Conference Room
Address:4111 Technology Dr. NW
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:2/17/2017
Time(s):8:30am-3:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings. This training was scheduled for March 3, now will be held on February 17.
Registration Deadline: 2/27/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/28/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: components of a Behavior Support plan, prevention strategies and teaching new skills as part of the Behavior Support Plan, skill instruction throughout the day, responding to challenging behavior, developing a Behavior Support Plan as a team, and monitoring outcomes.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
2/17/2017
West Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3b Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Sue Starks
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:TBA Shakopee
Room:TBA
Address:TBA
City:Shakopee

Start Date:2/20/2017
Time(s):8:00am - 2:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 2/14/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/15/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: components of a Behavior Support plan, prevention strategies and teaching new skills as part of the Behavior Support Plan, skill instruction throughout the day, responding to challenging behavior, developing a Behavior Support Plan as a team, and monitoring outcomes.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
2/20/2017
Blind/VI Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kelly Ward and Kim Simshauser
Participants:Region 11 Blind/VI Community of Practice
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:2/21/2017
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 pm Optional 12:30 lunch/networking
Additional Information:This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/20/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Kristin Oien will attend to discuss and clarify issues on qualifying students with CVI (Cerebral Visual Impairment)

Discuss Chapter 3 : Vision and the Brain; Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children Discussion will be led by Sue Heuston (pp 39-60) and Dag (pp 61-74)

Update from Kathy Pittelko on Field Trip Planning for Fire Station AND
May 11 and 18 Minneapolis Inst of Arts White Glove Tour
PowerPoint review/implementation

 
2/21/2017
Chemical Hygiene Training
8600-HSCHT_2/21/2017
Presenter/Facilitator:David Slomkowski
Participants:Shop instructors, Chemical Hygiene Officers, maintenance & custodial staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/21/2017
Time(s):8:00 am - 12:00
Meeting starts at 8:00 am $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 2/16/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/16/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metro.ecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metro.ecsu.org
Fee: $100 $175 non health & safety members
Description:
training will include: about the law and how it relates to ER; written program; Chemical Hygiene Officers responsibilities; chemical inventory; labeling GHS's; chemical storage; PPE types, use, care, storage); fume hoods(how to test them & other requirements/recommendations); chemical spills/disposal;biologicals (agar plates, specimens, dissection tools, etc.); inspections; emergency procedures, fires, spills etc.; OSHA physical hazards; 4 participation hours

 
2/21/2017
Dealing with Difficult Teachers_Shifting the Monkey_Whitaker_Feb 22_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Todd Whitaker
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES Conference Center
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1644 Larpenteur Ave W
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:2/22/2017
Time(s):8:30-11:30 AM or 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Additional Information:Two half-day sessions are offered - morning and afternoon.
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/22/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/20/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: MPA Members no fee, $125 MPA over Tier; $175 non-MPA Members
Description:
Call them resistant, negative, or mediocre. Whatever we call them, they are still our most difficult staff members to work with. How do we motivate, regulate, or eliminate these troubled teachers? This program will provide specific tools which allow you, in a non-confrontational manner, to reduce the influence of your negative leaders, motivate your less effective teachers and eliminate non-productive staff members while keeping the respect of your faculty.

 
2/22/2017
North Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 5
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams & Darla Beaver
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:Calvary Church
Room:.
Address:2508 Washington Ave SE
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:2/24/2017
Time(s):8:30am - 12:30pm
*Snow date 3-10-17 This training is for participants who are actively installing the Classroom Engagement Model with support from MnCoE in their Early Childhood Education Programs, or who participated in RP2 training through MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 prior to attending this training.
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/21/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 5, participants will participate in a showcase, demonstrating how they are implementing CEM. Participants will learn from each other and action plan their next goals for implementing with fidelity.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
2/24/2017
South Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 4 & 5
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Presenter/Facilitator:Audra Buessman & Annie Olson
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2 and 3 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:South Central Service Coop
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:North Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:2/24/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 4:30pm
Additional Information:Changed to CEM 4 & 5 to make-up CEM 3 snow day
This training is for participants who are actively installing the Classroom Engagement Model with support from MnCoE in their Early Childhood Education Programs, or who participated in RP2 training through MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2, and 3 prior to attending this training.
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/21/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 4 & 5, participants will participate in a showcase, demonstrating how they are implementing CEM. Participants will learn from each other and action plan their next goals for implementing with fidelity.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state

 
2/24/2017
South Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3b Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Stacey York
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN.
Building/Organization:Brookside Education Center
Room:Room 109
Address:211 W. Richway Drive
City:Albert Lea, MN

Start Date:2/24/2017
Time(s):8:30am-3:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/21/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
Discuss the following as it relates to Pyramid Model implementation: components of a Behavior Support plan, prevention strategies and teaching new skills as part of the Behavior Support Plan, skill instruction throughout the day, responding to challenging behavior, developing a Behavior Support Plan as a team, and monitoring outcomes.

***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
2/24/2017
Speech Language Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Nancy Terry and Rozanne Crowley
Participants:Region 11 Speech Language CoP Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:2/24/2017
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Optional 12:30 network/lunch
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
Registration Deadline: 2/23/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/23/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
12:30 Bring/buy lunch and network – optional
Co-Coaches Nancy Terry and Rozanne Crowley

1:00 – 2:30 Workload vs. Caseload
Whipshare ideas for managing workload and caseload-Please come prepared to share one idea on how you manage your caseload or your workload. Some examples:

Schedule monthly instead of weekly session numbers

Ten minute therapy sessions

Data tracking forms to assist in 3rd party billing

Statements for missing sessions?

2:30-3:00 Fall 2017 Workshop

Please survey your districts’ SLPs for possible workshop topics for a Fall workshop. We will discuss ideas and form a committee to work on this area.



 
2/24/2017
EIPA Nuts and Bolts
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Presenter/Facilitator:Patty Gordon
Participants:Educational Sign Language Interpreters interested in mentoring
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:2/25/2017
Time(s):9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Check-in: 8:30
Additional Information:This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
This program is offered for .5 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 2/22/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/22/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $25 includes lunch
Description:
This workshop focuses on the structure and goals of the EIPA assessment. Strategies for preparation, testing and use of the EIPA for skill development will be discussed. A combination of lecture, group discussion, modeling, and open Q&A of the presenter as well as others who have taken the EIPA will be incorporated.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
• Clarify the elements of the EIPA performance assessment
• Describe the testing options and process
• Explore strategies for preparation and testing
• Discuss incorporating EIPA elements into regular classroom work

Workshop Activities:
Initial lecture on EIPA structure and testing process
Group sharing of strategies and knowledge related to preparation and testing
Individual practice with texts representative of the EIPA stimulus
Demonstration of key elements of tests including sample interpretations of EIPA qualified interpreting
Q & A forum for remaining questions about the test or preparation strategies


 
2/25/2017
Metro Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 5
4140-Metro_CEM_5_3-3-17
Presenter/Facilitator:Ruth Paisely & Michele Bedor
Participants:Staff from sites that are currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through the MNCoE or who attended RP2 training at MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:Eisenhower Community Center
Room:.
Address:1001 MN-7
City:Hopkins, MN 55305

Start Date:3/3/2017
Time(s):8:00am-noon
This training is for participants who are actively installing the Classroom Engagement Model with support from MnCoE in their Early Childhood Education Programs, or who participated in RP2 training through MDE. Participants must complete CEM Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 prior to attending this training.
Registration Deadline: 2/27/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/28/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
The Classroom Engagement Model is a framework for improving engagement, independence and social relationship by promoting full participation of every child in a classroom setting. The model emphasizes teaming and collaboration to embed opportunities to learn and practice functional goals into daily routines. Classroom Engagement Model benefits children with disabilities as well as typically developing children.
In module 5, participants will participate in a showcase, demonstrating how they are implementing CEM. Participants will learn from each other and action plan their next goals for implementing with fidelity.

***This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173 Special Education – Preschool Grants. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
3/3/2017
Winning Strategies Conference for Paraprofessionals and Future Teachers - SAVE THE DATE!
4210-ParaConference_March4_2017
Presenter/Facilitator:Keynote: “Thoughts and Intentions Matter" by Deb West. AM & PM: Multiple presenters
Participants:Paraprofessionals and future teachers
Building/Organization:Normandale Community College
Room:To be determined
Address:9700 France Ave. South
City:Bloomington, MN 55431

Start Date:3/4/2017
Time(s):8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the Winning Strategies Conference for Paraprofessionals and Future Teachers on March 4, 2017 @ Normandale Community College. More information and registration opening date coming soon! | Flyer: Save the date!
Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 2/20/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $25
Description:
Metro ECSU and Normandale Community College are proud to present the 12th Annual Winning Strategies Conference. This year’s keynote speaker, Deb West, Wested Consulting, will present on Mindfulness, and a follow up to the Nurtured Heart Approach.

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. This conference does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education; endorsement by the federal or state government should not be assumed.

 
3/4/2017
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_3/6/17
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Education Associates, Inc.
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Oak Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/6/2017
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: 3/6/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 3/6/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $55
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.

 
3/6/2017
Mathematics Series Day 3_What's Taught and Who's Learning It? Mar 23_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Barb Everhart, Deb Rykken
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:3/23/2017
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Barb Everhart and Deb Rykken are Mathematics Specialists with over 45 combined years in elementary, middle and secondary math education. They provide rigorous math curriculum and instructional coaching, mentoring and workshops in districts and schools. Flyer
You are registering for Day 3 (Mar 23) of the math series. Come for one, two or all three days. Register separately for each day: Day 1-Jan 10, Day 2-Feb 6, Day 3-March 23, 2017. Invoices are sent 30 days after each workshop date. $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 3/23/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 3/21/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $95/day Metro ECSU Member; $190/day Non-Metro ECSU Member. Lunch included.
Description:
Three Day Mathematics Series: Come for one, two, or three days. Jan 10, Feb 6, Mar 23, 2017.

Many districts are engaged in work addressing racially conscious, socially just systems. This series will build on this culturally responsive work, drilling deeper to apply the concepts specifically to Math. Attendees will delve into effective teaching practices of mathematics to empower educators and ensure mathematical success for each and every learner, as described in "Principles to Action" by NCTM.

Day 3-Mar 23 The Danger of the Single Story/Curriculum and Assessment
A. Explore technical and cultural challenges in mathematics education.
B. Examine strategies to overcome challenges and ensure the mathematical success of each and every learner.
C. Discuss next steps to providing high quality education in your specific setting.

Day 1-Jan 10 Mathematical Mindsets/Teaching and Learning
Day 2-Feb 6 The Impact of Identity/Access and Equity
Please refer to Flyer for outline of Day 1 and Day 3.

 
3/23/2017
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_4/10/17
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Educational Associates, Inc.
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/10/2017
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: 4/10/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 4/10/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mike Weigel
mjweigel@aol.ocm
Fee: $55
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.

 
4/10/2017
CICO- Check In/Check Out
6410-PBIS__CICO_4-12-17
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Kevin Filter
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/12/2017
Time(s):12:30-4:00
Registration Deadline: 4/7/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 4/10/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Description:
The METRO RIP is providing a half-day workshop for Metro Cohort Schools on Check-In/Check Out. The workshop provides information on what this intervention is, the research and the steps to installing it within your School-wide PBIS framework. As a Secondary Intervention, CICO is most successfully and efficiently used when Tier 1 systems are fully in place. Participation is based on documented achievement of Tier 1 Universal Interventions (SET, TIC, SAS)

Dr. Kevin Filter has worked as a trainer, data consultant, and leadership team member for the Minnesota Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Initiative since 2005. He has published several studies on FBA, Check-In/ Check Out (CICO), and PBIS as a professor in the school psychology program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Filter worked with the authors of the CICO program in Oregon and has trained several schools and districts in Minnesota to implement it.

 
4/12/2017
Share Shop
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Presenter/Facilitator:Patty Gordon and Melissa Barg
Participants:Certified K-12 Educational Interpreter Mentors
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:4/19/2017
Time(s):4:00 - 6:00 pm light supper provided
Additional Information:This initiative is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.
This program is offered for .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. Presenters Bios
Registration Deadline: 4/17/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 4/17/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
This workshop is meant to be interactive and informative in assisting the mentors on what the requirements are for interpreter extensions and end of year documentation as required by the Minnesota Dept. of Education. Facilitator will have accessible to the participants some successfully completed extension documents for participants to review and use for a guide in assisting their mentees in filing for extensions. The MDE website will be utilized and mentors will be given the tools to properly assist mentees in proper and timely filing of extension requests. A brief discussion of “where are we at with the RID moratorium” will be discussed for further understanding of any additional documentation the mentors will need to be aware of to start the 2017-18 school year off in compliance.


 
4/19/2017
Metro Area Centers of Excellence Implementation Retreat
4140-Metro_Implementation_Retreat_4-24-17
Presenter/Facilitator:Regional Professional Development Facilitators
Participants:Implementation Team members and other staff implementing a Centers of Excellence innovation such as teachers, home visitors, assistants, etc.
Building/Organization:TBA Metro
Room:.
Address:TBA
City:TBA

Start Date:4/24/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 4/19/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Come together for a day of networking and collaborating with other programs implementing innovations supported through the MNCoE.
Additional details provided in upcoming months.

*** This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
4/24/2017
South Area Centers of Excellence Implementation Retreat
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Presenter/Facilitator:Regional Professional Development Facilitators
Participants:Implementation Team members and other staff implementing a Centers of Excellence innovation such as teachers, home visitors, assistants, etc.
Building/Organization:South Central Service Coop
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:4/28/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 4/24/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Come together for a day of networking and collaborating with other programs implementing innovations supported through the MNCoE.
Additional details provided in upcoming months.

*** This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
4/28/2017
North Area Centers of Excellence Implementation Retreat
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Presenter/Facilitator:Regional Professional Development Facilitators
Participants:Implementation Team members and other staff implementing a Centers of Excellence innovation such as teachers, home visitors, assistants, etc.
Building/Organization:National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)
Room:.
Address:202 12th Steet NE
City:Staples, MN 56479

Start Date:5/5/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 5/1/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 5/2/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Come together for a day of networking and collaborating with other programs implementing innovations supported through the MNCoE.
Additional details provided in upcoming months.

*** This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
5/5/2017
PBIS Sustainability
6410-PBIS__SUSTAIN_5-27-17
Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/12/2017
Time(s):9:00-3:30
Registration Deadline: 5/5/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 5/9/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00
Description:
Have a new administrator?
Have new team members?
Not sure how to revive PBIS?
Stuck and not sure what to do next?
Want to deepen your PBIS knowledge and practice?
HELPING YOU SUSTAIN:
Brief Overview of PBIS
Reconnect with data
Learn about building capacity for Tier ll Supports
Assess your current status and plan your next steps


 
5/12/2017
Innovation Trainer Day
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Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Beissel, Donna Miller, Sally Hansen
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:.
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:6/21/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 6/15/2017
Cancellation Deadline: 6/16/2017
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Training



***This initiative is made possible with grants 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. Unless otherwise specified, this activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the MN Centers of Excellence, Metro ECSU, federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

 
6/21/2017