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Minnesota Framework for Early Childhood Assessment for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: From Planning Through Intervention - Pre-registration
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Presenter/Facilitator: Katie Brennan, Boys Town ACRN / Kathy Anderson, MN Low Incidence Projects
Participants:Minnesota public school district professionals ONLY
Building/Organization:Online learning series
Room:n/a
Address:Online learning series
City:n/a

Start Date:11/4/2015
Time(s):n/a
Additional Information:Important: This professional development series is limited to "Minnesota public school district professionals" ONLY. You must pre-register at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/boys-town-ehdi-modules-pre-registration-2015-16 in order to receive registration information. A 2nd registration is required at Boys Town web site in order to receive log-in information & access this online series.
An e-learning series event consists of three 2-hour recorded online learning modules, live chats, moderated professional discussion board. It will be open to participants through May 2016. Clock hours: 6 hours for completion of all 3 online modules; 2 clock hours per module.
Registration Deadline: 9/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/1/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Anderson
kathy.anderson@metroecsu.org
Fee: none
Description:
A Framework for Early Childhood Assessment for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: From Planning Through Intervention
This e-learning series, which will be open to participants through May 2015, is created and presented in collaboration with Boys Town National Research Hospital-Auditory Consultant Resource Network (ACRN) staff and the MN Low Incidence Projects/EHDI. It includes a series of three 2-hour recorded online learning modules, live chats, moderated professional discussion board, connection to MN resources, and follow-up support for staff to implement evidence-based practices in assessment and early intervention services for young children who have hearing loss.

This MN Low Incidence Projects initiative is made possible (or is funded in part) with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA # 84.027A Special Education - Grant to States.

 
11/4/2015
Number Sense, June 13 - 17_2016, at Normandale
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Presenter/Facilitator:Terry Wyberg
Building/Organization:Normandale Community College
Room:P 1838
Address:9700 France Ave S.
City:Bloomington, MN 55431

Start Date:6/13/2016
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:If you are unable to register because capacity has been reached, please send us an email asking to join the waiting list.
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR EDUCATORS FROM ROSEVILLE, EDEN PRAIRIE, AND OSSEO DISTRICTS ONLY. If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can notify someone on the waiting list.
Registration Deadline: 5/27/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/8/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
612-638-1543
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
612-638-1543
Fee: No fee. Lunch not provided.
Description:
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR EDUCATORS FROM ROSEVILLE, EDEN PRAIRIE, AND OSSEO DISTRICTS ONLY. The goal of this grant-funded project is to increase the math achievement of all students by helping teachers become more adept at teaching number sense. This portion of the project includes a five-day face-to-face training session for K-2 teachers and representatives from grades 3-12.

 
6/13/2016
Assistive Technolody for Teachers of the DHH
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Presenter/Facilitator:Taylor Thomas & Erik Queen
Participants:Minnesota Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Building/Organization:Metro Deaf School
Room:
Address:1471 Brewster Street
City:St. Paul MN 55108-2612

Start Date:6/15/2016
Time(s):8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Additional Information:Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education.
Educators participating in this workshop are encouraged to bring their iPad to follow along as well as download any free apps that will be demonstrated during the presentation. Presenters Bios
Registration Deadline: 6/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/10/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Mary Cashman-Bakken
mary.cashman-bakken@state.mn.us
Description:
In the morning, educators will be exposed to a variety of effective iPad apps for supporting and maximizing the literacy development of their diverse learners. The presenter will demonstrate ways to use the iPad to enhance instruction of phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Educators will learn how to evaluate an apps effectiveness and purpose as well as functional ways to monitor their students’ progress using data from the app.

In the afternoon, Erik will demonstrate how Google provides a variety of apps that schools have used to enhance their education. These web based services certainly assist in student learning, but it also helps educators in documenting their students’ progress. Participants will also have opportunity to practice using Google Sites and Google Forms and consider how these two resources can enable better, more organized documentation. A google account, school or personal, is required for this part of the workshop.

 
6/15/2016
Number Sense, June 20-24_2016, at Metro ECSU
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Presenter/Facilitator:Terry Wyberg
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:6/20/2016
Time(s):8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:If you are unable to register because capacity has been reached, please send us an email asking to join the waiting list.
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR EDUCATORS FROM ROSEVILLE, EDEN PRAIRIE, AND OSSEO DISTRICTS ONLY. If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can notify someone on the waiting list.
Registration Deadline: 5/27/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/8/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
612-638-1543
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
612-638-1543
Fee: No fee. Lunch not provided.
Description:
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR EDUCATORS FROM ROSEVILLE, EDEN PRAIRIE, AND OSSEO DISTRICTS ONLY. The goal of this grant-funded project is to increase the math achievement of all students by helping teachers become more adept at teaching number sense. This portion of the project includes a five-day face-to-face training session for K-2 teachers and representatives from grades 3-12.

 
6/20/2016
Journey to Culturally Responsive Classrooms
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Sharrocky Hollie
Participants:All Educators, School Teams Recommended
Building/Organization:TIES Conference Center
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1644 Larpenteur Avenue W
City:Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Start Date:6/28/2016
Time(s):8:30am to 3:00pm (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Two day workshop for all educators (school teams recommended): June 28 & 29, 2016
Early bird reduced fee for registrations on or before May 1: MPA members $320, Non MPA members $525. Fees will increase after May 1 to: MPA members $345, Non MPA members $550. When registering, each registration must be entered under a separate email address and password.
Registration Deadline: 6/27/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/27/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: Early Bird before May 1: MPA Members $320, Non MPA Members $525; After May 1: MPA Members $345, Non MPA Members $550
Description:
DURING THIS TWO-DAY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS WILL:

- Understand the concrete definition for culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and why it is necessary in our schools today.

- Build knowledge and context for addressing the needs of underserved students in terms of their sociopolitical and sociolinguistic relativity in the American educational system.

- Understand the use of effective instructional strategies that validate and affirm underserved students across the content areas and grade levels.

- Understand the difference between cultural behaviors and disruptive behaviors.

- Explore strategies that build on cultural behaviors.

- Learn how to build responsive academic vocabulary while validating and affirming the cultural vocabularies that the students bring.

- Explore strategies in the areas of synonym development, context clues, the purpose of slang, and written development.




 
6/28/2016
Personalizing Learning with Bray and McClaskey_July28_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:Shoreview Community Center
Room:Shoreview Room
Address:4580 Victoria St N
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:7/28/2016
Time(s):8:30 am to 3:30 pm (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:One full day session is offered.
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Event Flyer
Registration Deadline: 7/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 7/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $125 MPA members over Tier/ $200 non MPA member
Description:
Can you or your teachers clearly articulate what personalized learning looks like? Can you identify differences between personalization, differentiation, and individualization? The concept of personalizing learning can bring to mind many different modules of instructions. Using Universal Design for Learning as a framework that is pedagogically appropriate and research-based, Bray and McClaskey will explore stages of a personalized learning environment and the use of learner profiles. The presenters will provide strategies for the cultural change necessary to transform both teachers and students to become co-learners. Clear distinctions will be made between personalization, differentiation and individualization.

 
7/28/2016
Personalized Learning Summit Aug 1-2_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:George Couros on Aug 1; Student Panel on Aug 2.
Building/Organization:Chanhassen High School
Room:
Address:2200 Lyman Blvd
City:Chanhassen, MN 55317

Start Date:8/1/2016
Time(s):8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (7:15 check-in)
Additional Information:Food trucks will be on site for lunch.
When registering, each registration must be entered under a separate email address and password.
Registration Deadline: 7/25/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 7/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Brenda Vogds
vogdsB@district112.org
Fee: $30.00 for two day training. No cost to District 112 employees.
Description:
Join colleagues across the country engaging in learning and understanding for how to bring personalized learning into your classroom or schools.
You will have the option to work in teams, select sessions relevant to your needs, or to be part of an unconference.
Monday features Keynote Speaker George Couros and Tuesday features a student panel keynote.
Both days consist of workshops, lectures and unconference sessions.

 
8/1/2016
Understanding the Culture of Poverty_Aug 3_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Pat Anderson
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:8/3/2016
Time(s):9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (8:30 check-in)
$10 processing fee applies to all invoices. Event Flyer.
Registration Deadline: 8/3/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 8/1/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $95.00 Metro ECSU member; $160 Non-Member. Lunch included.
Description:
This workshop is about working with and building relationships with students and their parents/guardians who live in a daily survival mode. Children raised in generational poverty often don’t have the same chance for success as other children because they don’t understand middle class norms. Our schools and jobs are built on middle-class values and norms.

Participants will examine and discuss:
Situational and generational poverty
Hidden rules of class
Registers of language
How family structure can affect competition and cooperation
Resources that support training

Presenter: Pat Anderson has been providing classes in understanding generational poverty since 2001. She has served as the Region IV Director of Basic Skills for MDE and was the Manager of Education Services for Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls until her retirement in 2008. Pat has taught elementary students in Minnesota and North Dakota and was the Director of the Simley High School Learning Center in the Inver Grove Heights School District. She has served as an adjunct faculty member for NDSU since 1996. Pat continues to provide training for educators and other service providers as an independent consultant. In addition, she provides grant evaluations for various agencies and funding sources.

 
8/3/2016
Practicing Mindfulness & Stress Reduction for Educators
6400-Mindfulness
Presenter/Facilitator:Sara Rudell Beach
Participants:All Educators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:8/4/2016
Time(s):8:30am to 3:30pm (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Register on or before May 20 to receive Early Bird discount! Mindfulness training can enhance a teacher's sense of well-being. It can also increase responsiveness to students needs and enhance classroom climate.
Since this program begins on August 4 and you may not be checking work email, please provide your personal phone number so that we can reach you in the event of cancellation. Only one registration needed for this two-day event scheduled for August 4 & September 28.
Registration Deadline: 6/30/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/30/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: EARLY BIRD ON/BEFORE May 20: Metro ECSU member: $175; Non member: $300. AFTER May 15: Metro ECSU member: $200; Non member: $350
Description:
Mindfulness is a life skill that supports well-being, resilience, concentration and empathy. It is our ability to attend to the present movement, with curiosity and without judgement. Studies show that practicing mindfulness can reduce stress and change our brains to affect focus, memory and regulation of emotion.

Participants will:
- Learn strategies for establishing a personal mindfulness practice
- Learn self care practices for managing stress, avoiding burnout, and having self-compassion
- Explore how mindfulness practices can enhance your work in the classroom
- Enhance your repertoire of strategies to building meaningful relationships with students.

Presenter Sara Rudell Beach is founder and Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC. She is trained in the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. A teacher with 17 years of classroom experience, she has taught mindfulness to children, teachers and administrators.

 
8/4/2016
Strategic Instruction Model: Fundamentals in Sentence Writing
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Presenter/Facilitator:Certified SIM Professional Developers
Participants:Gen Ed Teachers, literacy specialists, special educators, administrators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room, Level 1
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:8/10/2016
Time(s):8:30 am -3:30 pm
Additional Information:Check-in and continental breakfast at 8:00 am. Lunch provided.
Option for Online Coaching: In 2015-16, we successfully piloted the use of SIM online coaches to support participants’ implementation of strategies with their own students. Learn more about this option when you attend on August 10 and/or August 11.
Registration Deadline: 6/30/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/30/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Fee: $160
Description:
Teaches developmental writing skills to students who have difficulty writing complete simple sentences. Concepts covered in the strategy include a system for checking the accuracy of sentences, four types of simple sentences, and the following parts of speech: nouns, verbs, infinitives, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, and helping verbs.

Participants receive valuable materials: an instructor’s manual, which features a systematic sequence of instructional procedures, and a student lessons manual, which features exercises that correspond to the instructional procedures.

 
8/10/2016
Strategic Instruction Model: Proficiency in Sentence Writing
6400-SIM_PSW_8/11/16
Presenter/Facilitator:Certified SIM Professional Developers
Participants:Gen Ed Teachers, literacy specialists, special educators, administrators
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room, Level 1
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:8/11/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Check-in and continental breakfast at 8:00 am. Lunch provided.
Option for Online Coaching: In 2015-16, we successfully piloted the use of SIM online coaches to support participants’ implementation of strategies with their own students. Learn more about this option when you attend on August 10 and/or August 11.
Registration Deadline: 6/30/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 6/30/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Macdonald
cathy.macdonald@metroecsu.org
Fee: $160
Description:
This strategy helps students learn to write accurately and with correct punctuation for four sentence types: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. Students learn 14 sentence patterns within these four types of sentences.

This strategy is aimed at students in grades 5-12 and is perfect for developing both fiction and non-fiction writing skills. Participants receive valuable materials: an instructor’s manual, which features a systematic sequence of instructional procedures, and a student lessons manual, which features exercises that correspond to the instructional procedures.

 
8/11/2016
Passing It On: Strategies and Resources for Mentoring Interpreters in the Classroom
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Presenter/Facilitator:Melissa Barg, Patty Gordon and Doug Bowen
Participants:K-12 ASL Educational Sign Language Interpreters interested in mentoring
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:8/17/2016
Time(s):9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
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.
Presenters Bio | This all-day training will include: Mentoring requirements in MN Finding resources and support within the educational system Classroom-based mentoring strategies including: Understanding Educational Discourse Observation Strategies/notetaking Feedback and Debrief strategies This program is offered for .6 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Registration Deadline: 7/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 7/1/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $25
Description:
This workshop is designed for the Sign Language Interpreter who is already mentoring or interested in becoming a mentor in the K-12 setting. Participants will review the Minnesota educational interpreter law and the mentoring requirements. They will engage in activities and interactive discussion on the topics of resources and support in the educational setting as well as classroom based mentoring strategies. Participants will leave not only with the knowledge of what is needed to mentor successfully in the classroom but will have tools and materials at their fingertips.

Requirement for K-12 Mentors:
Certification: NIC, CI/CT, NAD IV or V
Minimum of 3 years of experience interpreting in any educational setting (including post-secondary settings)


 
8/17/2016
Understanding Deafblindness and the Intervener
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Jerry Petroff
Participants:Administrators, Teachers of Deaf/HH and Blind/Visually Impaired, Principals, O&M, OT, PT, DAPE, Speech & Language, Interpreters, Parents
Building/Organization:Holiday Inn & Suites
Room:Pavilion
Address:8511 Hudson Blvd.
City:Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Start Date:8/17/2016
Time(s):9:00-3:30
Additional Information:Registration begins at 8:30 and a light continental breakfast will be available. American Sign Language interpreters will be provided. RID and Administrative CEUs available. Lunch provided from 11:30-12:30. This event is co-sponsored by Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District and the Minnesota DeafBlind Project.
Funding for this activity is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is from federal award - Project Title: State technical assistance Projects to Improve Services for Children who are DeafBlind, CFDA 84.326T of PL 105-17 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Registration Deadline: 8/3/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 8/3/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Deanna Rothbauer
deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Lyle
cathy.lyle@metroecsu.org
Description:
Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District and the Minnesota DeafBlind Project are co-sponsoring a workshop designed to provide participants with information about deafblindness and the role of the intervener. This interactive workshop will explain the impact of deafblindness on communication, cognition, learning and social/emotional development. The role of the intervener in educational settings will be outlined and the importance of collaboration with team members will be discussed.

American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided.

 
8/17/2016
Rev Your Engine: ASL Tune-UP AND Interpreting in Today’s Society
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Presenter/Facilitator:Erica Alley, Nic Zapko and Tarra Grammenos
Participants:Educational Sign Language Interpreters
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:8/31/2016
Time(s):8:00-3:00 Registration check-in: 7:30
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.
Presenters Bio | This program is offered for .6 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Registration Deadline: 8/25/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 8/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $30 includes lunch
Description:
Rev Your Engine: ASL Tune-Up
This presentation aims to support educational interpreters’ ability to effectively use depiction. Topics addressed include visualization, spatial organization, mapping, and processing time. Opportunities to play with language in a variety of hands-on activities.
Objectives:
1. Review ASL visualization skills and how to apply them to classroom work.

2. Discuss and define spatial organization and mapping skills and how to incorporate them into the interpreted message.

3. Identify opportunities to use depiction in the classroom lecture.

4. Demonstrate the ability to break away from the English grammar and appropriately apply depiction and spatial mapping to their work.

Interpreting in Today’s Society
Objectives:
1. Discuss social media postings and identify tenets in the code of professional conduct that might be violated.

2. Learn and practice using/interpreting 10 slang words in ASL and English.

3. Learn to identify smart phone apps, what they do, what the sign is,and how deaf students use them.

 
8/31/2016
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):8:30am to 3:30pm (8:00 check-in)
Additional Information:Two half-day sessions are offered - morning or afternoon.
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
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: $125 MPA members 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
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: 5/31/2016
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
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.
This program is offered for .2 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic. Presenter Bio
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
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):8:30am to 3:30pm (8:00 check-in)
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
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
Dealing with Difficult Teachers_Feb 22_2017
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Presenter/Facilitator:Todd Whittaker
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):8:30am to 3:30pm (8:00 check-in)
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: $125 MPA members 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
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