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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
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
NEW DATE! Community Conversation: Inclusion Part III (rescheduled)
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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:9/28/2016
Time(s):8:30am-noon
Registration Deadline: 9/27/2016 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 9/26/2016 (Has passed)
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 third Community Conversation focused on Inclusion. To improve Early Childhood experiences for all children, Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education must work together to develop and implement practices that make a difference. This conversation will provide an opportunity for teams to reflect about their current practices and learn how to strengthen their programs from others who are also engaged in this work. The morning will consist of large and small group discussions, time for reflection and action planning. Please join the conversation by sharing successes and challenges as we work together to help young children grow.

***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

 
9/28/2016
Assistive Technology Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Linda Potts and Jenn Veenendall
Participants:Region 11 AT CoP Representatives and guests
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:9/29/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Tech Talk Committee: 11:00 - 12:30
Registration Deadline: 9/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/28/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
11:00 Tech Talk Committee

12:30 Bring lunch and network – optional

1:00-3:00 Introductions
Co-Coaches - Linda Potts and Jenn Veenendall
Discuss AT Lending Library
Changes to AT and Para Sub Awards – due by May 1st
Charting the Cs – attendance at 2 meetings to get lodging support
Brainstorm methods to document impact of Tech Talk Newsletter
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Carolyn Ellstra, Section 504/Methods of Assurance Coordinator/Compliant Investigator

As a follow up to Carolyn’s information, a subcommittee will be formed to create a brochure of facts to guide AT specialists as they are asked to consult on students with a 504 Plan.


 
9/29/2016
Echoes and Reflections: Elie Wiesel's Night
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jill Rembrandt
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:9/29/2016
Time(s):8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:How do we prepare students to read and understand Elie Wiesel's "Night" within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust? What are some of the moral/ethical questions the memoir helps students examine? WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Middle and High School Teachers, ELA Teachers, Administrators, and all others interested.
This workshop is cancelled due to low numbers. The workshop is also offered by two other MN Service Cooperative locations: 1) No. Mankato, 10/11/2016, Contact Mary Hillman, mhillmann@mnscsc.org, 507-389-2509 2) Rochester, 10/27/2016, Contact Amy Grover, agrover@ssc.coop, 507-281-6693
Registration Deadline: 9/29/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/27/2016 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $95.00 Metro ECSU member; $150 Non-Member. Lunch included.
Description:
This program will focus on the materials and strategies available in Echoes and Reflections and IWitness to effectively teach "Night," as well as additional background on the memoir that can be integrated into instruction across a variety of disciplines.
Participants will:
Explore the history of antisemitism and ghettos for context prior to teaching "Night."
Examine significant themes of the memoir and resources to support the teaching of the text.
Learn effective teaching strategies to help students understand what happened, why it happened, and how it relates to difficult issues they face today.
Enhance your repertoire of interdisciplinary materials, including artwork, photos, poetry and first-person narratives for teaching about the "Final Solution."
Learn about IWitness, an online complement to Echoes and Reflections that includes interactive student-centered activities.
"Possibly one of the best learning experiences I have ever been a part of." Reading Coach, Brevard Public Schools, Brevard, FL.

 
9/29/2016
North Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 2
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams & Darla Beaver
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through MnCoE or who participated in RP2 training through MDE. Participants must complete CEM Module 1 prior to attending this training
Building/Organization:NW MN Foundation
Room:.
Address:201 3rd St NW
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:9/30/2016
Time(s):8:30am - 12:30pm
Registration Deadline: 9/29/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/28/2016
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 2, participants will focus on instructional and interactional practices that promote engagement and social relationships. Participants will practice embedding functional goals, create zoning plans and learn about peer mediated strategies.


***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.

 
9/30/2016
OT Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jennifer Rice and Hayley DeMers
Participants:Region 11 OT CoP Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:9/30/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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.
12:30 - 1:00 Bring lunch and network – optional
Registration Deadline: 9/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/28/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Theme of the Year: Collaboration

Facilitators: Jennifer Rice and Hayley DeMers
Note Taker: Needed

1:00 – 3:00
• Introductions
• Update Report from Subcommittee on Role of the Related Service
• Update from Kathy Pittelko on OT and PT workshop. (Yes, need a subcommittee to work on this.)
• Discuss equipment resources OTs use often. Where are people getting things for free or cheap? How/what are people making and using rather than buying?
• Discuss indirect time. Bring positive examples of indirect time/push-in style services with concrete evidence of benefit.

As a follow up to Carolyn’s information, a subcommittee will be formed to create a brochure of facts to guide AT specialists as they are asked to consult on students with a 504 Plan.


 
9/30/2016
PT Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator: Michelle Scott and Erin Michael
Participants:Region 11 PT CoP Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:9/30/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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: 9/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/28/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
12:30 - 1:00 Bring lunch and network – optional

Theme of the Year: Collaboration

Co-Coaches: Michelle Scott and Erin Michael Note Taker: TBD

1:00 – 3:00

- Introductions
- Update from Kathy Pittelko on OT and PT workshop. (Yes, so we need a subcommittee to work on this.)

Durable medical equipment for Mobility and Positioning
- Who should use it? What do you use (stander, gait trainer, etc.)? How much do you use it (dosage)? What positions are they in (prone, supine, hip abduction)?
- How is it functional in the school environment? Where do you borrow equipment from for a trial? Who writes the LMN? Creative funding options….


 
9/30/2016
Metro Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training -2 Days
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Presenter/Facilitator:Deb Utsch and Tiffany Grams
Participants:Internal Coaches, External Coaches, Behavior Coaches from Pyramid Model Implementation Teams
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:10/3/2016
Time(s):8:00am-4:30pm
Additional Information:Day 2 October 4, 8:00am to 1:00pm. Register once for both days.
Prerequisite: Must have completed Pyramid Model Tier 1 & Tier 2 Module Trainings
Registration Deadline: 9/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/30/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Prerequisite: Must have completed Pyramid Model Tier 1 & Tier 2 Module Trainings

Day 1 Monday 10-3 8:00am-4:30pm
Day 2 Tuesday 10-4 8:00am-1:00pm

A comprehensive review of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool(TPOT) Research Edition, learn how to score and interpret the TPOT, and complete a full TPOT at 80% reliability, based on videotape review and observation from an early childhood classroom. Participants are responsible for bringing a copy of the TPOT Manual and Tool (scoring booklet) with them to training. Please check with your program to see if you already have this available, otherwise, you can purchase from Brookes Publishing at: http://www.brookespublishing.com/resource-center/screening-and-assessment/tpot/



***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

 
10/3/2016
Closing the Attitude Gap: Fire Up Students to Strive for Success_Oct 5_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Baruti Kafele
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:10/5/2016
Time(s):8:30-11:30 AM and 12:30-3:30PM
Additional Information:Two half-day sessions are offered - morning or afternoon.
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Event Flyer
Registration Deadline: 10/5/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/3/2016
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:
This workshop is a powerful examination of 50 critical leadership questions for inspiring school-wide excellence. Explore what it takes to make a school community achieve great success in the classroom and beyond. Learn how to inspire and motivate students, teachers and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose.

 
10/5/2016
Share Shop
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:ASL Educational Interpreter Mentors
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:10/5/2016
Time(s):4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Light supper provided
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education 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: 10/3/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/3/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Educational Objectives:
Participants will:
• identify the vital comments from the EIPA test results of their mentees
• develop strategies to best mentor to those identified areas of concern

 
10/5/2016
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:10/7/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 10/5/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/5/2016
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 – 3:00 Introductions

Update from Kathy on Speech Workshop (Yes. We need a committee to plan topic and presenter)

Discuss Manual of Accommodations


 
10/7/2016
DCD 101: Four Block Literacy Model and Nurtured Heart Approach
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Presenter/Facilitator: Deb West
Participants:Incoming DCD District Reps in Region 11 and district administrators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:10/11/2016
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 registration check-in
Additional Information:Deb West, BS, MS, of WestEdConsulting: Deb is experienced in supporting students and their teachers with significant developmental and multiple impairments. She has a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer.
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: 10/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/6/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Over the past four years the Region 11 DCD Community of Practice has been studying two instructional methods, the Four Block Literacy Model and the Nurtured Heart Approach. Four Block is based on the National Reading Panel report and is an evidence based practice for teaching reading to children. This approach has been shown to increase the literacy skills of children with emerging skills at all ranges of ability. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a best practice approach to proactive behavior management, character education and creating a positive classroom culture. DCD 101 is being offered to provide new members of the Community of Practice an opportunity to become familiar with both methods as we continue to develop our knowledge and skills in the coming school year.

 
10/11/2016
DCD 101: Four Block Literacy Model and Nurtured Heart Approach for Interested Others
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Presenter/Facilitator:Deb West
Participants:Region 11 administrators and staff in Special Education
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:10/11/2016
Time(s):8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 registration check-in
Additional Information:Deb West, BS, MS, of WestEdConsulting: Deb is experienced in supporting students and their teachers with significant developmental and multiple impairments. She has a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer.
This training is partially 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: 10/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/6/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $60 (includes two books & lunch)
Description:
Over the past four years the Region 11 DCD Community of Practice has been studying two instructional methods, the Four Block Literacy Model and the Nurtured Heart Approach. Four Block is based on the National Reading Panel report and is an evidence based practice for teaching reading to children. This approach has been shown to increase the literacy skills of children with emerging skills at all ranges of ability. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a best practice approach to proactive behavior management, character education and creating a positive classroom culture. DCD 101 is being offered to provide new members of the Community of Practice an opportunity to become familiar with both methods as we continue to develop our knowledge and skills in the coming school year.

 
10/11/2016
SIM Online: Self-Questioning Strategy 001_16
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Presenter/Facilitator:Certified SIM Professional Developer
Participants:Minnesota special education teachers, general education teachers, literacy specialists, and instructional coaches
Building/Organization:online/your choice
Room:
Address:na
City:na

Start Date:10/11/2016
Time(s):3:30-5:30 pm
This online class meets 4 times via personal computer internet connection. Live dates are Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, and Dec 6. (recorded sessions will also be available)| Event Flyer
Registration Deadline: 9/30/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/7/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Fee: $350 includes training, manuals, & online coaching
Description:
Self-Questioning helps students understand any type of reading passage through a questioning process. This motivating strategy helps students create questions about reading passages, predict the answers, and search for the answers as they read. Students’ reading comprehension improves as they learn to actively engage with the text. A manual to guide teachers using the strategy will be provided along with many practical examples and materials. All materials are posted to the web for easy access. Students grades 3-12 can benefit from this reading comprehension strategy and materials will be shared for a wide variety of grade levels.

Special Features:
INTERACTIVE: This is not a webinar, but an interactive learning community. Participants can ask questions and share insights “live.” Modeling via document camera is an integral part of each presentation.

COACHING SUPPORT: Online coaches offer feedback, encouragement, and clarification. Coaches are all certified SIM professional developers.

More details in attached flyer.

 
10/11/2016
PBIS Regional District Leadership Network -October 2016 Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Building/Organization:Jo Jo's Rise & Wine
Room:TBD
Address:12501 Nicollet Ave
City:Burnsville, MN 55337

Start Date:10/13/2016
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Additional Information:Additional dates: Dec. 15, 2016 Feb. 9, 2017 Apr. 27, 2017 June 8, 2017
Coffee and light snacks provided, depending on the venue you may want to order additional items at a cost.
Registration Deadline: 10/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/11/2016
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.

 
10/13/2016
North Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide C
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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:10/14/2016
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. The innovation embeds different coaching techniques and how to vary them to meet the individual needs of each family.
Registration Deadline: 10/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/12/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
Guide C is the third in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. This session support the interventionist to focus on family strengths and how the family is able to embed intervention. This session will continue skill building in “Observation and Opportunities for Practice” and bring in the coaching strategies of Direct Teaching and Joint Interaction.


***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.

 
10/14/2016
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:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:10/14/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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: 10/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/12/2016
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

1:00-3:00 Coach: Karen Talbert

Discuss the MN Manual of Accommodations as a follow up to the presentation from the Sept. 19th P/HD statewide meeting

 
10/14/2016
Statewide ASD Community of Practice Fall Meeting & Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Day 1: to be determined, Day 2: Conference @ St. Thomas with Tony Atwood
Participants:This event it is ONLY for ASD State Reps
Building/Organization:Day 1: Metro ECSU, Day 2: St. Thomas University
Room:
Address:See site info
City:See site info


Start Date:10/18/2016
Time(s):9am - 4pm
Additional Information:This is a 2-day meeting & training for members of the Statewide ASD CoP. Day 1: meeting with representation from all regions in MN | Day 2: attending a conference by Tony Atwood at St. Thomas (sponsored by AuSM), select "both options" when registering here if also attending the conference.
Locations info: Day 1, Tue Oct 18th @ Metro ECSU, 2 Pine Tree Drive, Training Room, 1st floor, Arden Hills, MN, 55112 | Day 2, Wed Oct 19th @ Schulze Grand Atrium, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 1000 Lasalle Ave, Mpls, MN 55403.Email shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org if event is full
Registration Deadline: 10/11/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Tami Childs
Tami tami@thechildsgroup.com
Description:
ASD Statewide Community of Practice Fall Meeting & Training

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided for both days.
Agenda with more information coming soon!

Important: You DO NOT need to register on the AuSM website for the Tony Atwood Conference at St Thomas. Just check both boxes at the top on the registration form, you will be automatically registered for the conference and the billing will go through Metro ECSU and not yourself.

{The contents of this meeting do not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government. Funding for this event is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Grants to States,CFDA 84.027A.}

 
10/18/2016
Machine Guarding Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Todd Farris
Participants:Shop instructors, maintenance staff & teaching staff
Building/Organization:St Cloud Convention Center
Room:Wilson Suite
Address:10 South Fourth Avenue
City:St. Cloud, MN 56301

Start Date:10/19/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check in starting at 8:00 $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 10/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/14/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metro.ecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metro.ecsu.org
Fee: $175
Description:
Training will include:
Proper machine guarding on shop equipment, preventive maintenance, safe environment in shop classes, session can be charge to 352 Health & Safety, identification of safety deficiencies on powered equipment, electrical hazards requirements, identify and chose the proper types of guards and control devices, understand and apply basic machine safety criteria when purchasing new equipment, OSHA regulations and other standards that pertain to commonly found equipment.

 
10/19/2016
West Metro Pyramid Model Training Series: Tier 2 Preschool 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:Shakopee Police Department
Room:.
Address:475 Gorman Street
City:Shakopee, MN 55379

Start Date:10/19/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 3:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 Training
Registration Deadline: 10/13/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/17/2016
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

Summary: 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.

 
10/19/2016
Metro Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide C
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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:10/24/2016
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. The innovation embeds different coaching techniques and how to vary them to meet the individual needs of each family.
Registration Deadline: 10/18/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/20/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
Guide C is the third in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. This session support the interventionist to focus on family strengths and how the family is able to embed intervention. This session will continue skill building in “Observation and Opportunities for Practice” and bring in the coaching strategies of Direct Teaching and Joint Interaction.


***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.

 
10/24/2016
DCD Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Enselein and Brandi Nelson
Participants:Region 11 DCD CoP Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:10/25/2016
Time(s):8:00 - 12:00
Additional Information:This initiative is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education 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: 10/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
8:00 – 12:00

Welcome and announcements, Kathy Pittelko

Introductions and Plan for the Year, Kathy Enselein and Brandi Nelson, DCD Co-Coaches

Results of Assessment

Emergent Readers library update

Reading A-Z Introduction and Practice, Kayna Plaisted


 
10/25/2016
Theater and Music Interpreting 101
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Presenter/Facilitator:Shelly Lehner
Participants:K-12 ASL Educational Interpreters and Pre-Certified
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:10/25/2016
Time(s):5:00 – 7:00 PM 4:15 check-in with light supper
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.
Presenter Bio This program is offered for .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Registration Deadline: 10/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15
Description:
This workshop provides a basic understanding of theater and musical interpreting with an overview of theater vocabulary, “how-to” tips and tools to interpret songs, theater, and musicals.
Participants will learn how to prepare for a theatrical production, use characterization, effectively team interpret when interpreting theater, “rhyme” in ASL, learn tips for interpreting children’s songs, use storytelling through music. Discussion on how theatrical and musical interpreting differs from everyday interpreting, and what Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members are typically looking for when watching songs, concerts, and live theater.

Objectives:
1) Identify the parts of a theater an define basic theater terms

2) Review effective steps/tools for preparing for an interpreted music and/or theater production.

3) Review and discuss best practice for teaming in theater/concert situations.

4) Demonstrate the ability to apply presented material to interpreted plays and skits in a K-12 setting.

5) Review characterization, rhyming, and storytelling techniques in ASL form

 
10/25/2016
MDE Gifted and Talented Coordinator Workshop_Oct 26 & Dec 5, 2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:MN Dept of Education, MN Council for Gifted and Talented
Building/Organization:MN Department of Education
Room:Conference Center B, Room 16
Address:1500 Hwy 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:10/26/2016
Time(s):9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (8:30 AM check-in each day)
Additional Information:You are registering for a two-day workshop, 10/26 and 12/05/2016. Invoices will be sent 30 days after the first day of the workshop. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
WHEN REGISTERING, each registration must use a separate, unique email address. If you are registering for more than one person, do not use the same email address for multiple people. Our system automatically deletes multiple registrations with the same email address, without notification.
Registration Deadline: 10/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Wendy Behrens
wendy.behrens@state.mn.us
Fee: $120.00 includes morning beverages, lunch and materials for both days
Description:
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce a two-day training workshop for Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists on Oct 26 and Dec 5, 2016. The workshop is a collaboration between MDE, The MN Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the MN Educators of the Gifted (MEGT). The workshop provides an overview of legislation, reporting requirements, funding, the identification of students for services, and models of service. Speakers will include presenters from all three organizations plus panels representing districts of all sizes and models of service.

Who should attend: Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists, Administrators, and others with interest.


 
10/26/2016
PBIS Coaches Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:MRIP Training Staff
Participants:PBIS coaches, administrators
Building/Organization:TBD
Room:TBD
Address:TBD
City:TBD

Start Date:10/27/2016
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Additional Information:(Topical meeting 9-11:30, networking lunch 11:30-12:30, New-to-PBIS-Coaching meeting 12:30-3)
Lunch is provided
Registration Deadline: 10/24/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
pbis.emily@gmail.com
Description:
Morning session will be around a topic of high demand or selected via data gathered from teams. Networking lunch. Afternoon is specifically for coaches who are new to PBIS (in training OR new to a team). All are invited to attend all one, two, or three sessions in any combination.

 
10/27/2016
Metro Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 2 **DATE Changed!!
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Presenter/Facilitator:Michele Bedor & Jessica Backlin
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through MnCoE or who participated in RP2 training through MDE. Participants must complete CEM Module 1 prior to attending this training
Building/Organization:Eisenhower Community Center
Room:.
Address:1001 MN-7
City:Hopkins, MN 55305

Start Date:10/31/2016
Time(s):8:00am-noon
**DATE Changed!! from 9-23-16 to 10-31-16
Registration Deadline: 10/26/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 10/26/2016
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 2, participants will focus on instructional and interactional practices that promote engagement and social relationships. Participants will practice embedding functional goals, create zoning plans and learn about peer mediated strategies.


***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.

 
10/31/2016
North Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 3
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kim Williams & Darla Beaver
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through MnCoE or who participated in RP2 training through MDE.Participants must complete CEM Modules 1 and 2 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:NW MN Foundation
Room:.
Address:201 3rd St NW
City:Bemidji, MN 56601

Start Date:11/4/2016
Time(s):8:30am - 12:30pm
Registration Deadline: 10/31/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/2/2016
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 3, participants will focus on individualizing strategies to increase child engagement and independence. Additionally, participants will learn to use data to monitor child progress.



***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.

 
11/4/2016
South Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide C
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Presenter/Facilitator:Chastity Lewis and Jennifer Dodson
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:South Central Service Coop. Mankato
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:North Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:11/4/2016
Time(s):11:00am-3:00pm
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. The innovation embeds different coaching techniques and how to vary them to meet the individual needs of each family.
Registration Deadline: 10/31/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/2/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
Guide C is the third in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. This session support the interventionist to focus on family strengths and how the family is able to embed intervention. This session will continue skill building in “Observation and Opportunities for Practice” and bring in the coaching strategies of Direct Teaching and Joint Interaction.


***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.

 
11/4/2016
Metro Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide D
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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:11/7/2016
Time(s):8:00am-noon
Registration Deadline: 11/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/4/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
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.
Guide D is the fourth in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. 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.

 
11/7/2016
Region 11 DHH Community of Practice
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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:11/9/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:00 pm Registration Check-In 8:00
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: 11/4/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/4/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
8:30 – 3:00
o Introductions, Co-Coaches Taylor Thomas and Emily Manson
o Discuss the general applications of the MN Accommodations Manual as they pertain to students who are Deaf/HH
▪ Show and Tell- Accommodations and Inservices
• Please bring materials you use to inservice teachers to share with the group
o Create an “IEP Toolbox for D/HH” to include:
▪ Create an observation form for various age groups
▪ Discussion about creating a checklist of things to consider when writing an IEP for a DHH student


 
11/9/2016
North Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide D
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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:11/11/2016
Time(s):11:30am-3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: 11/7/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/8/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
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.
Guide D is the fourth in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. 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.

 
11/11/2016
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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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:11/14/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 10:30 am
You will have to register on the Department of Labor website https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/license/initialapp.aspx if you do not have a license number before the workshop. $10 invoicing fee applies to all invoices
Registration Deadline: 11/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/14/2016
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.

 
11/14/2016
Interpreting in Today’s Society – Part 2!
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Presenter/Facilitator:Tarra Grammenos
Participants:Educational Sign Language Interpreters
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/15/2016
Time(s):5:00 to 7:00 pm - Check-in: 4:15
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.
Educational goals: Identify 10 apps that the deaf and interpreter community use and what they do. Show ability to navigate 3 different forms of technology to improve receptive and expressive skills. This program is offered for .2 CEUs. Identify 3 resources to help you prep for upcoming work. Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 11/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/10/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15
Description:
Technology, whether we like it or not, is an interpreter's best friend. One thing is for sure, we don't use it to its maximum capacity as ASL interpreters. Technology has become a tool that we can use to improve our skills in a variety of ways: watching TedTalks or Deaf vlogs to learn specialized vocabulary about a certain topic, listen to NPR or follow a Deaf Facebook page to familiarize yourself with current events, or learn about apps that students you work with use as well as ones that would help you as an interpreter. Technology is everywhere and regardless of how many years you've been an interpreter, we can use it on a daily basis to improve our work.


 
11/15/2016
Region 11 DCD Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jerry Petroff
Participants:Region 11 DCD District Representatives
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:11/17/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:00 pm Registration Check-In 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.
Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 11/15/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/15/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Building Capacity for Successful Transition to Adult Life for Youth with Disabilities

This workshop is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of person-centered planning systems for students with disabilities (emphasis on low-incidence). The term person-centered refers to an approach to assessment, goal setting and support that is designed from the student’s point-of-view. A team of people who know and respect the student is gathered and engages in a facilitated group process that results in a plan for the future. The student and his team participate in a systematic problem-solving process that is documented. Regardless of the type of transition, person-centered planning can be utilized to assure a meaningful and successful future. Person-centered planning can be used to plan a variety of transitions including post-school life, entry to a new school or grade, or any other next step target.

 
11/17/2016
South Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 3
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Presenter/Facilitator:Audra Buessman & Annie Olson
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through MnCoE or who participated in RP2 training through 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:11/18/2016
Time(s):9:00am-1:00pm
The time for this training has changed from 8am-12noon to 9:00am to 1:00pm
Registration Deadline: 11/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/15/2016
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 3, participants will focus on individualizing strategies to increase child engagement and independence. Additionally, participants will learn to use data to monitor child progress.



***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.

 
11/18/2016
South Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide D
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Presenter/Facilitator:Chastity Lewis and Jennifer Dodson
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:South Central Service Coop. Mankato
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:North Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:11/18/2016
Time(s):11:00am-3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 11/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/15/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Donna Miller
donna.miller@metroecsu.org
Description:
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.
Guide D is the fourth in the five part series for FGRBI Innovation Sites. 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.

 
11/18/2016
Metro Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 3
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ruth Paisley & Jessica Backlin
Participants:Staff from sites currently installing Classroom Engagement Model through MnCoE or who participated in RP2 training through MDE.Participants must complete CEM Modules 1 and 2 prior to attending this training.
Building/Organization:Eisenhower Community Center
Room:.
Address:1001 MN-7
City:Hopkins, MN 55305

Start Date:11/28/2016
Time(s):8:00am-noon
Registration Deadline: 11/22/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/21/2016
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 3, participants will focus on individualizing strategies to increase child engagement and independence. Additionally, participants will learn to use data to monitor child progress.



***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.

 
11/28/2016
Metro Practice-Based Coaching
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Presenter/Facilitator:Meredith Braget & Sue Forester
Participants:Internal Coaches for sites currently installing a MnCoE innovation (FGRBI, Pyramid Model, Classroom Engagement Model) Behavior Coaches for sites currently installing Pyramid Model may also find this training beneficial.
Building/Organization:Minnesota Department Education
Room:Conference Center -13
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:12/2/2016
Time(s):8:30am-3:30pm
Registration Deadline: 11/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 11/29/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sally Hansen
sally.hansen@metroecsu.org
Description:
Practiced Based Coaching is a cyclical process for supporting teacher’s use of effective teaching practices that lead to positive outcomes for children. Effective coaching is the critical component of all Early Childhood innovations, it is the bridge to assist teachers in expanding instruction practices which result in positive student outcomes.


***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.

 
12/2/2016
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
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
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
MDE Finding Underserved Learners for Gifted and Talented Programs_Dec 14_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Scott J. Peters, PhD
Building/Organization:MN Department of Education
Room:Conference Center B, Room 15
Address:1500 Hwy 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:12/14/2016
Time(s):9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (8:30 AM check-in)
Additional Information:Invoices will be sent 30 days after the workshop. A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
When registering, each registration must use a separate, unique email address. If you are registering for more than one person, do not use the same email for multiple people. Our system automatically deletes multiple registrations with the same email address, without notification
Registration Deadline: 12/2/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/2/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Wendy Behrens
wendy.behrens@state.mn.us
Fee: $100.00, includes morning refreshments, lunch and a copy of "Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs" by Scott J. Peters, PhD; Michael S. Matthews, PhD; Matthew T. McBee, PhD; and D. Betsy McCoach, PhD.
Description:
In this workshop, attendees will explore various options for locating larger numbers of students from traditionally underrepresented populations for gifted and talented programs. These options will include how using different tests (such as nonverbal ability and performance assessments) and using common assessments differently (such as through local and group-specific norms) can result in greater numbers of low-income, ELL, and racial/ethnic minority students being identified for advanced academic interventions. Size, racial/ethnic/economic diversity, and diversity of educational need of the identified populations will also be considered as this session focuses on how to best locate all learners who have unmet needs.

Scott J. Peters, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His research focuses on educational assessment, identification of student exceptionalities and gifted and talented programming outcomes.

Who should attend: Gifted education coordinators and specialists, K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, social workers, counselors, and psychologists.

 
12/14/2016
South Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Implementation Training: Guide E
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Presenter/Facilitator:Chastity Lewis and Jennifer Dodson
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:South Central Service Coop. Mankato
Room:.
Address:2075 Lookout Drive
City:North Mankato, MN 56003

Start Date:12/16/2016
Time(s):11:00am-3:00pm
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: 12/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/13/2016
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.

 
12/16/2016
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_1/9/17
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
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
Leading in a Digital Age: Not How, Why_Jan 11_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:George Couros
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:1/11/2017
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: 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 something that many struggle with.  Focusing on an innovator’s mindset and our “why”, this workshop is meant for leaders who are advanced in their own technology 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.

 
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
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
North Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 4
4140-North_CEM_4_1-20-17
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
4140-East_Pyramid_Tier_3a_1-23-17
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
4140-West_Pyramid_Tier_3a_1-23-17
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
4150-East_Pyramid_Tier_3b_1-25-17
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:TBA Bemidji
Room:.
Address:TBA
City:Bemidji

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
South Classroom Engagement Model Training Series -Module 4
4140-South_CEM_4_1-27-17
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:1/27/2017
Time(s):9:00am - 1:00pm
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
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_2/6/17
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
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
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
Chemical Hygiene Training
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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_Todd 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 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, 3 and 4 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 - 1:00pm
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 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
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
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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, 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
North Pyramid Model Training Series: Infant/Toddler & Preschool Tier 3b 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:TBA Bemidji
Room:.
Address:TBA
City:Bemidji

Start Date:3/3/2017
Time(s):8:30am-3:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Infant/Toddler or Preschool Tier 1 & 2 & 3a Trainings
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.

 
3/3/2017
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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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
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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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
Metro 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: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
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