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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:6/4/2015
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: 5/2/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 5/2/2016
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.

 
6/4/2015
Home School Liaison Network_2015-2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Metro ECSU
Building/Organization:Fairview Community Center
Room:Great Room
Address:1910 W. County Road B
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:9/16/2015
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 4/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 9/14/2015 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $60.00 Metro ECSU member; $110.00 non-member
Description:
School district liaisons to families who are home schooling are invited to join in the collegial sharing of ideas, resources and concerns through the Metro ECSU Home School Liaison Network. We meet four times/year, with presentations to address a variety of issues, plus open discussion time.

 
9/16/2015
Friday Forum Network_2015-2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Metro ECSU
Participants:Gifted & Talented Coordinators
Building/Organization:Various
Room:
Address:See Additional Information
City:Various


Start Date:9/18/2015
Time(s):1pm to 3pm
Additional Information:Meeting Sites: September 18, 2015 at Bloomington Educational Services Center (directions in red text); November 20, 2015 at Metro ECSU (map link on this page); January/February 2016 - Date To Be Determined at Bloomington Educational Services Center; April 15, 2016 at Metro ECSU (map link on this page).
First meeting on 9/18/2015 will be in Bloomington Educational Services Center, Room 106A. Directions: Exit 35W onto 106th Street and go west. Oak Grove Middle School is on the north side. Drive to back of building and enter thru Door 5. Room 106A is straight ahead.
Registration Deadline: 3/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/1/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Fee: $90.00 for non-members, $60.00 for members - Fees listed are for all four meeting dates.
Description:
Participants meet four times during the school 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

 
9/18/2015
Unlicensed Electrical Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/8/2016
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: 2/3/2016 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 2/3/2016 (Has passed)
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.

 
2/8/2016
PBIS Regional District Leadership Network -February 2016 Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Emily Robb
Participants:Members of district-wide PBIS leadership teams
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Oakroom
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/11/2016
Time(s):8:30-11:00
Registration Deadline: 2/9/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/10/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
pbis.emily@gmail.com
Description:
This is a networking group to support members of PBIS district leadership teams, including district coaches.
This group was formed to share implementation ideas and strategies at the district level. There will be updates from MDE and the metro region. Information will be shared by a metro school district about implementation at the district level.
Come for ideas, ask questions, give input about future meetings, and network with other district PBIS coaches and leaders.

 
2/11/2016
Region 11 PI/OHD/TBI Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Rich Burke
Participants:Region 11 PI/OHD/TBI Community of Practice members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:2/12/2016
Time(s):12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 2/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/10/2016
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) The Pines Café has closed.

1:00-2:00 Rich Burke, DAPE Specialist for MN
Rich will address the link between physical Activity and overall school achievement. Rich will also open the discussion regarding the collaboration between DAPE and the P/HD teacher, answer questions from the group about eligibility, services, etc. Please be prompt and ready with questions. He can only stay one hour.

2:00 Check in on last sections of Postsecondary Resource Guide: Transition to Employment and Resources. Bring a Resource if you have one. Review research by John Ratey, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Mass. “Exercise Regulates Emotions”. If time, discuss Joan Bohmert’s (Anoka-Hennepin) doctorate work/resources on the value of movement for students’ academic studies and health. Materials gathered by Kathy Pittelko.

 
2/12/2016
Cue Reading Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Mayes
Participants:Cued Speech Transliterators
Building/Organization:New Brighton Community Center
Room:
Address:400 10th St. NW
City:New Brighton MN 55112

Start Date:2/13/2016
Time(s):9:30 a.m. - 11:30 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.
Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 2/11/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
This workshop will focus on developing receptive cue reading skills of Cued American English. Participants will be cueing with the instructor and fellow participants to practice cue reading conversational information. Items covered within the workshop will be cue reading with facial inflections, cue reading at a slowed pace, cue reading at a conversational pace, cue reading when information is missing, and developing strategies to understand the cued message.

This program is offered for 2.0 TECUnit CEHs (pending approval)

 
2/13/2016
Deaf/HH Community of Practice Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Tifany Dreher
Participants:Region 11 Deaf/HH Community of Practice members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112

Start Date:2/16/2016
Time(s):8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Additional Information: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: 2/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/12/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
Standards-based IEP Writing for DHH Students. Looking at the ELA Standards through the lends of Academics and Advocacy for our Students – Tifany Dreher

This presentation continues our discussion from our DHH case study last spring by further exploring tools for DHH evaluations and IEP goal writing scope and sequencing for students before experiencing modeled vocabulary and advocacy instruction and lesson ideas related to Language and Speaking, Viewing, Listening, and Media Literacy standards. Participants will also have the opportunity to consider content for a student from their current caseload.
The outcomes of this presentation are for DHH educators to identify and expand their knowledge base regarding formal and informal evaluation tools, reflect on IEP goal and objective writing for their students, and gain and share ideas for vocabulary and advocacy instruction. This presentation again will be a hands-on, interactive session with case study work and discussion and feedback activities.

 
2/16/2016
ASL for Abuse, Bullying and Advocacy
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jessalyn Akerman Frank
Participants:K-12 ASL Educational Sign Language Interpreters
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/17/2016
Time(s):5:00 – 7:00 PM/Registration check-in: 4:15
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: 2/12/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/12/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15 (includes light supper)
Description:
Advocacy, Bullying Prevention and Trauma are important topics often not discussed in the educational setting. We will discuss terminology, how to sign certain terms with different age groups, discuss possible scenarios, services that are out there and what you can do as an educational interpreter if any of these situations cross your path.

1) Participants will identify English terminology in the areas of Abuse, Bullying, and Advocacy.
2) Participants will discuss for understanding what those terms mean and how they are used in schools and in the legal system.
3) Participants will demonstrate and practice the use of abuse, bullying, and advocacy terminology in ASL by analyzing and doing role play scenarios.

 
2/17/2016
Chemical Hygiene Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:David Slomkoski, Meridian Consulting Group
Participants:Chemical Hygiene Officers, science & lab instructors, custodians
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Dive
City:Arden Hills MN, 55112


Start Date:2/17/2016
Time(s):8:00 - 12:00
Additional Information:Check in starts at 7:30, 4 participation hours. $10 invoicing fee added to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 2/11/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Fee: $100
Description:
Training will include: About the law and how it relates to ERK; written program; CHO responsibilities; chemical inventory; labeling GHS's; chemical storage; PPE; fume hood; chemical spills/disposal; biologicals; inspections; emergency procedures; OSHA physical hazards.

 
2/17/2016
DeafBlind Community of Practice February Meeting
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Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Julie Durando & Nancy Steele, MA Ed.
Participants:Teachers
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:2/18/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Additional Information:All Children Can Read: Literacy for Students with Multiple Impairments and Sensory Disability During this workshop we will answer four key questions for students who are DeafBlind. Where do I start? What's next? Why should I entrench it in daily routines? How do I make literacy instruction meaningful?
Funding for this initiative 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 and Special Education – Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Service and Results for Children with Disabilities, CFDA 84.326.
Registration Deadline: 1/27/2016 (Has passed)
Cancellation Deadline: 1/27/2016 (Has passed)
Contact - Registration Questions: Deanna Rothbauer
deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Cathy Lyle
cathy.lyle@metroecsu.org
Fee: $30 ($15 per day)
Description:
Presenter Bios:
Dr. Julie Durando directs the Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served children with multiple disabilities and sensory impairments including deaf-blindness for eight years as both a classroom and itinerant teacher in central Florida. She completed her Doctorate in Education from the University of Northern Colorado as a National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment Fellow.
Nancy Steele, MA Ed serves as a Project Specialist for the National Center on Deaf-Blindness. She has over 13 years of experience providing technical assistance to state Deaf-Blind Projects and joining them in their efforts to provide technical assistance to teachers and families through training and in classrooms. She serves as team lead on national literacy initiative designed for state deaf-blind projects. She was a classroom and itinerant teacher of the deaf hard of hearing for 17 years.

 
2/18/2016
Mechanics I
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Presenter/Facilitator:Thomas Shull
Participants:Cued Speech Transliterators
Building/Organization:Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
Room:
Address:2540 North Cleveland Ave.
City:Roseville MN 55113

Start Date:2/20/2016
Time(s):9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with 12-1 lunch provided
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 is a two day event: February 20 & 21, 2016. | Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 2/18/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/18/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $60
Description:
An overview of the essential elements of clear and accurate cued English. Topics include: form, consonant and vowel accuracy, connected discourse, flicks, and prosody. Students learn to prioritize errors based on: impact to meaning, clarity, and standardized test measures.

This program is offered for 12.0 TECUnit CEHs, 1.2 RID CEUs (pending approval)

 
2/20/2016
Blind/VI Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 BVI Community of Practice members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:2/23/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 2/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
12:00 Bring lunch and network – optional
Note: The Pines Café has closed

1:00 – 3:00

• With curriculum for the Language of Baseball to be provided by the Twins, finalize plans including studying the curriculum, planning a pre-test and post-test, and plan possible need for brailling/large print.

• Plan guidelines for teaching students to socialize with other students

 
2/23/2016
SLD Training Day 1: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Integrating Data
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jan Parkman
Participants:Special Education teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Administrators, Intervention Specialists, etc.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/23/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30 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.
Presenters Bio | Lunch will be provided at about 11:45.
Registration Deadline: 2/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
jan.parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40- Includes lunch
Description:
Day 1: This day’s presentation covers content from the SLD Technical Manual and will be a combination of material formerly presented in two separate presentations:
Day 1-Consumer Guide to Systems of Assessment, Scientific Research-based Interventions and Response to Intervention
Day 3-Integrating Multiple Sources of Data

Areas that will be covered in this workshop:
Participants will be introduced to critical features of Multi-tiered Systems of Support and how this system provides for access & progress in general education curriculum for all students by:
• Evaluating effectiveness of core instruction and instructional practices
• Matching student needs with research-based instructional practices
• Using screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring and eligibility assessments to make data driven decisions
• Considering and integrating multiple sources of data when making eligibility decisions and planning instruction.

 
2/23/2016
SLD Training Day 2: SLD Rule
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jan Parkman
Participants:Special Education teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Administrators, Intervention Specialists, etc.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/24/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30 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.
Presenters Bio | Lunch will be provided at about 11:45.
Registration Deadline: 2/19/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/19/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
jan.parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40- Includes lunch
Description:
This presentation is designed to help participants develop a deeper
understanding of the different components of the MN SLD criteria.
Participants will also:
• Compare and contrast the criteria choices available,
• Understand decisions to be made at the district, school and individual level when selecting criteria, as well as determine readiness to use the new “ABD” component of SLD criteria
• Discuss Standards-Based PLAAFP components that lead to increased achievement for a student with SLD
• Discuss other issues in addressing eligibility questions such as Exclusionary factors, student transfers, etc.
*It is recommended that registrants attend Day 1 (Feb. 23, 2016) of the SLD Training series, as well.


 
2/24/2016
Metro West Pyramid Model Training Series: Preschool Tier 3b Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Emily Story
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Educational Service Center
Room:ESC Community Room
Address:5901 Sunnyfield Road East
City: Minnetrista, MN 55364

Start Date:2/26/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 2:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 2/23/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/24/2016
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 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

 
2/26/2016
Staff Development on Evidence Based Practices
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Presenter/Facilitator:Nikki Reinardy & Sarah Anderson
Participants:South Sub-regional Autism Community of Practice members only
Building/Organization:#196 District Service Center
Room:
Address:3455 153rd St. W.
City:Rosemount MN 55068

Start Date:2/26/2016
Time(s):12:30-3:30 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 2/26/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/26/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Nikki Reinardy
nichole.reinardy@district196.org
Description:
Goal # 1-3 of the 2015-16 sub-regional CoP plan

 
2/26/2016
Going Deeper: How A High School Teacher Really Makes It Work_Feb29_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Brian Durst, Grafton HS, WI
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/29/2016
Time(s):9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (8:30 check-in)
Additional Information:Come as a team and stay for Team Planning Time after 12:00 Noon. Consultation with the presenter will be available. Lunch is not provided, so bring your lunch if you plan to stay.
Who should attend: Building administrators, district leaders, teaching and learning specialists, technology integration facilitators, Gr. 7-12 teachers
Registration Deadline: 2/29/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/27/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $80 Metro ECSU Member, $160 Non-Member
Description:
Leaders: As you support your teachers are you able to justify their innovative teaching methods to stakeholders other than staff? Are you searching for strategies to provide students & teachers with the autonomy, space and time to produce enduring learning experiences?

Teachers: Take this opportunity to learn from a practitioner how you can really make it work in your classroom.

Learn from a teacher who transformed his teaching role, methods and classroom space. Focus points include:
- crafting authentic outcomes as evidence of learning
- understanding how to assess authentic performance against course standards
- understanding how this work will translate into the traditional system of scoring, grading and reporting

 
2/29/2016
SLD Training Day 3: Linking Achievement to Basic Psychological Processing
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Presenter/Facilitator:Jan Parkman, Peter Schnaidt and Gayle Tenold
Participants:Special Education teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Administrators, Intervention Specialists, etc.
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:2/29/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30 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.
Presenters Bio | Lunch will be provided at about 11/45.
Registration Deadline: 2/25/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Jan Parkman
jan.parkman@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40- Includes lunch
Description:
Description of the presentation:
This presentation will discuss and compare the terminology around basic psychological processing used in the SLD Rule with the terms used in research and how teams can use data to target the design of evaluations and information gathering to make eligibility determinations and design specialized instruction, accommodations, and modifications.
Participants will receive information, resource materials and job aides to assist in making the link between basic psychological processes and academic achievement both for report writing and designing instruction.
* It is recommended that registrants attend the first two parts of this series on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2016, as well.


 
2/29/2016
DCD Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Deb West & Kayna Plaisted
Participants:Region 11 DCD CoP members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:3/1/2016
Time(s):8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 2/26/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/26/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
8:00 - 8:30 Guided Reading and Nurtured Heart Book Exchange

8:30 – 11:30 Deb West

Nurtured Heart Approach: Making it Work in My Classroom: Implementation Ideas, Networking and Lesson Planning

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch provided on site

12:30 – 2:30 Kayna Plaisted

A brief review of the literacy assessments covered at the last training along with practice giving parts of each assessment. We will break into small groups to do exercises on making a choice of area(s) of greatest need based off of given testing results. With any extra time we will dive into the myths of teaching literacy, scheduling of the four blocks within the school day and a brief look at beginning to end of the year data from students exposed to four blocks.

 
3/1/2016
Standards Based Grading - Going Building Wide
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Presenter/Facilitator:David Brecht
Participants:District/Bldg Leaders, Dir. Teaching & Lrng, Principals, Asst. Principals, C&I Specialists
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/2/2016
Time(s):8:30am to 12Noon (8am check-in)
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of models or current work in their school or district to add to the discussion.
Registration Deadline: 2/29/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/29/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sandy Giancola
sandy.giancola@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $80 Member School or District: $160 Non-member School or District
Description:
You have been (or are) working on personalized assessment, instruction, time, and environment.
Students are learning and producing quality work against rigorous standards. That next step involves addressing:
How are teachers currently providing feedback, report learning, and determining grades? 
How are we doing this for whole buildings?
What steps do we need to take to change a system that has been in place so many years?
How do we move beyond barriers?

This workshop will not be an introduction to standards based grading. We will focus on the how, rather than the what or the why. Grounding background information will be shared by the presenter as well as examples of current practices, models and challenge areas. Join us as we go beyond theory and into practice!

 
3/2/2016
North Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Preschool Tier 3a Training
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Presenter/Facilitator:Janice Hofschulte
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Historical Old Central High School
Room:Room 302, 3rd floor Lake Avenue side of the building
Address:215 North 1st Avenue East
City:Duluth, MN 55802

Start Date:3/4/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 2:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 3/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 12/1/2015 (Has passed)
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 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.

Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
3/4/2016
Speech/Language Community of Practice
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Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 Speech/Language CoP members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:3/4/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 3/2/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/2/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
12:30 Bring lunch and network – optional The Pines Café has CLOSED.

1:00 Education Camps – Pick a topic upon arrival:

Factors to consider when determining Related vs Secondary Speech/Language services

ICD 10 Codes

Embedding SL services in the classroom

Class Management

May 20 Review 2015-2016, Grant Writing for 2016-2017

 
3/4/2016
Winter Metro Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Preschool Tier 3a Training
4140-Pyramid_Tier_3a_3-4-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Sue Starks
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Bethel Oak Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:3/4/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 2:00pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 3/1/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/1/2016
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 & 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

 
3/4/2016
Winning Strategies Conference for Paraprofessionals and Future Teachers
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Presenter/Facilitator:Keynote: “Igniting Greatness" by Deb West. AM & PM: Multiple presenters
Participants:Paraprofessionals and future teachers
Building/Organization:Normandale Community College
Room:Enter through Kopp Student Center. Park in Lot 3 or the parking ramp.
Address:9700 France Ave. South
City:Bloomington, MN 55431

Start Date:3/5/2016
Time(s):8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information:Registration & breakfast begins at 8:00a.m. @ Kopp Student Center. Park in Lot 3 or the Parking Ramp. Enter Normandale through Kopp Student Center. Keynote begins at 9:00 a.m. A light breakfast & lunch are provided.
Registration is required, walk-ins are NOT accepted. Participants will attend 3 breakout sessions. Sessions will be posted at a later date & will be selected at the event. Para Conference flyer | Directions to Campus | Campus Map
Registration Deadline: 2/26/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 2/26/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Shuyin Maciel
shuyin.maciel@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Colleen Feller
Colleen.Feller@metroecsu.org
Fee: $15.00
Description:
11th Annual Winning Strategies Conference: This year’s keynote speaker, Deb West, Autism Resource Specialist at Wayzata Public Schools, will present on Igniting Greatness, focusing on how we all have the power to ignite our own greatness and the greatness of our co-workers and students.

Breakout session topics will include: behavior strategies, social skills/cooperation, independence, mental health, conflict mediation, topics specific to categorical disabilities, as well as literacy, math, and technology strategies to support teacher instruction.

This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using Federal funding CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This conference does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education; endorsement by the federal or state government should not be assumed.

 
3/5/2016
PBIS Classroom Management
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Presenter/Facilitator:MN PBIS Training Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/9/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Additional Information:Cost: $40.00 per person. Includes lunch and materials.
*This workshop was previously offered at Metro ECSU on March 20th, 2015. Content covered will be the same.
Registration Deadline: 3/2/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/7/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00
Description:
This session will focus on how to prevent problem behavior and respond more effectively to behavioral errors. Attendees will have time to create products to take back to their classrooms to strengthen positive behavior support in the classroom, and ask questions of presenters and other participants.

Classroom Topics Covered:
Practicing Self Reflection Procedure Matrices
Preventing Problem Behavior
Strategies for responding to problem behavior

 
3/9/2016
Cue Reading Practice
4210-SpEd_CueMarch2016
Presenter/Facilitator:Ann Mayes
Participants:Cued Speech Transliterators
Building/Organization:New Brighton Community Center
Room:
Address:400 10th St. NW
City:New Brighton MN 55112

Start Date:3/12/2016
Time(s):9:30 a.m. - 11:30 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.
Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 3/10/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/10/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Description:
This workshop will focus on developing receptive cue reading skills of Cued American English. Participants will be cueing with the instructor and fellow participants to practice cue reading conversational information. Items covered within the workshop will be cue reading with facial inflections, cue reading at a slowed pace, cue reading at a conversational pace, cue reading when information is missing, and developing strategies to understand the cued message.

This program is offered for 2.0 TECUnit CEHs (pending approval)

 
3/12/2016
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElect_3/14/16
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/14/2016
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: 3/9/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/9/2016
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.

 
3/14/2016
AT Community of Practice
4210-SpEd_ATMarch15_2016
Presenter/Facilitator:Kathy Pittelko
Participants:Region 11 AT Community of Practice members only
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills MN 55112


Start Date:3/15/2016
Time(s):1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Additional Information: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: 3/11/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/11/2016
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
NOTE: The Pines Café has closed.

1:00-3:00 Education Camp Topics
A Facilitator and Note Taker are needed for each of the following sessions. You do NOT need to have expert knowledge, just be able to keep the conversation moving and ensure options are heard.
To volunteer send an email to Kathy.Pittelko@metroecsu.org

• AT for Home Use: Who Pays? What is the legal responsibility?
• AT and 504 student needs
• Bring video clips on AT tools in use to share we can put together a collection as a group

 
3/15/2016
PBIS Data Dump Day
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Presenter/Facilitator:MN PBIS Training Staff
Building/Organization:MN Department of Education
Room:Conference Center A, Room 14
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:3/15/2016
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Additional Information:Lunch is provided. Free onsite parking.
Registration Deadline: 3/9/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Megan Gruis
pbis.megan@gmail.com
Description:
Are you unable to find time to dig deep into your PBIS data? Always have plans to work on reporting it out to staff but just don’t have the time? We are giving you the time!!! PBIS Coaches, Data Analysts and/or Administrators, please join us on December 2nd for a Data Dump Day! Bring your laptops and PBIS fidelity data and outcome data. Local coaches, evaluation coordinators, and data experts will be available to help walk you through your data and give ideas for moving forward. The day will be a structured work session, with mini-breakouts (30-45min) throughout the day. Break-outs will review using fidelity data, training on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory, Data-Driven Decision Making and presenting data to staff.

 
3/15/2016
South Pyramid Model Training Series: Preschool Tier 3a Training
4140-South_Pyramid_Tier_3a_3-17-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Lori Coughlin & Jenni Harves
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Zumbro Education District
Room:.
Address:801 Frontage Road NW
City:Byron, MN 55920

Start Date:3/17/2016
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
This training is provided with no fee to the participant. Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings
Registration Deadline: 3/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/14/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Naomi Olson
nljulsrud@yahoo.com
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
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.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch. There is a refrigerator available. If you would like to purchase lunch, please bring cash along and lunch orders will be taken in the morning when you arrive.

Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1 & 2 Trainings

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
3/17/2016
Winter Metro Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Preschool Tier 3b Training
4140-Pyramid_Tier_3b_3-18-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Sue Starks
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112

Start Date:3/18/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 2:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 3/15/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/15/2016
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, 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

 
3/18/2016
Region 11 Pyramid Model Behavior Coaches Network
4150-PyramidNet_3-21-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Beissel
Participants:Behavior Coaches from Pyramid Model Implementation Sites in Region 11
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Bethel Oak Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:3/21/2016
Time(s):9:30am-11:30am
Additional Information:Additional Network Date, please register for it separately. • May 2, 2016 from 1pm-3pm in Eden Prairie Community Center
Participants are requested to indicate a current scenario or discussion topic for the group to discuss. Please click here to enter your discussion topic.
Registration Deadline: 3/17/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/18/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Come network with other Behavior Coaches from Region 11 Pyramid Model implementation sites around topics and scenarios specific to your role as a Behavior Coach.

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
3/21/2016
Collaborative Experience Conference At Breezy Point_2016
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Presenter/Facilitator:Marc Marschark, Mark Rosica, Susan Easterbrooks, Linda Lytle
Building/Organization:Breezy Point Resort
Room:
Address:9252 Breezy Point Drive
City:Breezy Point, MN 56472

Start Date:3/31/2016
Time(s):6:00 PM dessert reception
Additional Information:Payments must be received by March 31, 2016. Registration fee includes March 31 & April 1 lodging, keynote and breakout sessions. Included meals: March 31-Dessert Reception, April 1-Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, and April 2-Breakfast & Lunch. CEUs: .625 RID; 14 Clock Hours teacher/administrator (8 fulfill the ASL requirement of the law)
Room reservations MUST be made directly with hotel. Please reserve room using this downloadable form before registering for the symposium. Limited availability, additional cost for private room. Hotel reservation is for March 31 and April 1 only. Additional nights at own expense with approval from Liza Lampi, liza@eventivemeetings.com.
Registration Deadline: 3/30/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/1/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Susan Frame
susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Liza Lampi
liza@eventivemeetings.com
Fee: $150 for Sharing Plan (must share sleeping room.) $225 for Private Room, limited availability.
Description:
The 2016 Collaborative Experience Conference is for Professionals who serve students who are deaf/hard of hearing. The stakeholders of the Collaborative Plan Summit of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans identified a need for professionals to have an opportunity to obtain information about the most recent research and practice in Deaf/DeafBlind/Hard of Hearing (D/DB/HH) education. The Collaborative Experience attracts all professionals working in D/DB/HH. These individuals are key leaders with direct exposure to parents, schools and medical community.

We are expecting over 300 professionals ranging from teachers to vocational rehabilitation counselors to educational audiologists and interpreters to parent guides.

Keynote speakers include Marc Marschark, Mark Rosica, Susan Easterbrooks and Linda Lytle.

All payments must be received by March 31, 2016.

Sponsored by MNCDHH. Find out more information on speakers and agenda: www.mncdhh.org/symposium

 
3/31/2016
North Pyramid Model Training Series: Module Preschool Tier 3b Training
4140-North_Pyramid_Tier_3b_4-1-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Janice Hofschulte
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Historical Old Central High School
Room:Room 302, 3rd floor Lake Avenue side of the building
Address:215 North 1st Avenue East
City:Duluth, MN 55802

Start Date:4/1/2016
Time(s):8:00am - 2:30pm
Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings
Registration Deadline: 3/29/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 3/29/2016
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 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.

Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
4/1/2016
Unlicensed Electrical Training
8600-HSElec_4/11/16
Presenter/Facilitator:Eric Olson Ryan Electric
Participants:custodians, maintenance staff, boiler operators any staff that would do repair
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:conference room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/11/2016
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: 4/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/6/2016
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.

 
4/11/2016
April PBIS Coaches Meeting
6410-PBIS_Coach_Meeting_4-13-16
Presenter/Facilitator:MN PBIS Training Staff
Participants:Metro PBIS Coaches
Building/Organization:MN Department of Education
Room:TBD
Address:1500 Highway 36 West
City:Roseville, MN 55113

Start Date:4/13/2016
Time(s):9:00-3:00
Registration Deadline: 4/8/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Emily Robb
pbis.emily@gmail.com
Description:
9 -11:30 Hot Topic
11:30 - 12 Networking Lunch
12 - 3 Coaches Meeting

 
4/13/2016
The NEW Instructional Coaching Cycle: What We Have Learned About Effective Coaching
6970-MPA_Knight_4/13/2016
Presenter/Facilitator:Jim Knight
Participants:Principals and other educators
Building/Organization:TIES
Room:Grand Hall
Address:1667 Snelling Ave. N.
City:St. Paul, MN 55108

Start Date:4/13/2016
Time(s):8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information:Two half-day sessions are offered - morning or afternoon.
A $10 processing fee applies to all invoices.
Registration Deadline: 4/6/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/11/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Cindy Bernier
cindy.bernier@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Julie Frame
julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Fee: $125 MPA members over Tier/$175 non MPA members
Description:
Explore a new simpler coaching cycle built around three components of coaching.  Learn about a variety of specific practices within those components including asking effective questions for setting goals, using video to set goals and monitor progress, developing and using checklists to explain teaching practices, modeling teaching practices in one of six different ways, and asking effective questions to refine practices and hit goals.

 
4/13/2016
Mechanics II
4210-SpEd_MechanicsIIApril2016
Presenter/Facilitator:Thomas Shull
Participants:Cued Speech Transliterators
Building/Organization:Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
Room:
Address:2540 North Cleveland Ave.
City:Roseville MN 55113

Start Date:4/16/2016
Time(s):9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with 12-1 lunch provided
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 is a two day event: April 16 and 17, 2016. | Presenter Bio
Registration Deadline: 4/14/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/14/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Dolly Carr
dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Kathy Pittelko
kathy.pittelko@metroecsu.org
Fee: $60
Description:
In this course, students work on applying the concepts covered in Mech. I. Practice activities are structured to encompass a broad range of topics while allowing individuals to emphasize specific skills. Prosodic features of cued English are explored in detail.

This program is offered for 12.0 TECUnit CEHs, 1.2 RID CEUs (pending approval)

 
4/16/2016
Check In Check Out (CICO) Training- April 2016
6410-PBIS_CICO__April_2016
Presenter/Facilitator:Dr. Kevin Filter
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:4/27/2016
Time(s):12:30-4:00
Registration Deadline: 4/22/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/25/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Description:
The METRO RIP is providing a half-day workshop for Metro Cohort Schools on Check-In Check-out. The workshop provides information on what this intervention is, the research and the steps to installing it within your School-wide PBIS framework. As a Secondary Intervention, CICO is most successfully and efficiently used when Tier 1 systems are fully in place. Participation is based on documented achievement of Tier 1 Universal Interventions (SET, TIC, SAS)
Dr. Kevin Filter has worked as a trainer, data consultant, and leadership team member for the Minnesota Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Initiative since 2005. He has published several studies on FBA, Check in/ Check out (CICO), and PBIS as a professor in the school psychology program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Filter worked with the authors of the CICO program in Oregon and has trained several schools and districts in Minnesota to implement it.

 
4/27/2016
South Pyramid Model Training Series: Preschool Tier 3b Training DATE CHANGED !!
4140-South_Pyramid_Tier_3b_4-19-16
Presenter/Facilitator:Lori Coughlin & Jenni Harves
Participants:Teachers, Paras, Coaches, Administrators, Behavior Coaches, Data Managers, etc. from Pyramid Model sites throughout MN
Building/Organization:Zumbro Education District
Room:.
Address:801 Frontage Road NW
City:Byron, MN 55920

Start Date:4/28/2016
Time(s):8:30am - 3:00pm
Additional Information:This training is provided with no fee to the participant. Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings
DATE CHANGED !! The training will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016, this is a change from Tuesday, April 19.
Registration Deadline: 4/25/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/26/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Naomi Olson
nljulsrud@yahoo.com
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
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.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch. There is a refrigerator available. If you would like to purchase lunch, please bring cash along and lunch orders will be taken in the morning when you arrive.

Prerequisite: Pyramid Model Preschool Tier 1, 2, 3a Trainings

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
4/28/2016
Metro Area Centers of Excellence Innovation Implementation Retreat
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Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Beissel
Participants:Implementation Team members and other staff implementing a Centers of Excellence innovation such as teachers, home visitors, assistants, etc.
Building/Organization:Shoreview Community Center
Room:.
Address:580 Victoria Street North
City:Shoreview, MN 55126

Start Date:4/29/2016
Time(s):9:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Deadline: 4/27/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/27/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Teaming and Collaboration
Implementation Team - Coaches - Teachers - Families

• Classroom Engagement Model (CEM)
• Pyramid Model
• Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI)
• Recommended Practices Home Visiting(RP2 Home Visiting)
• Recommended Practices Classroom(RP2 Classroom)

Morning Session:  Expanding teaming and collaboration skills
Afternoon Session:  Innovation specific networking with poster sessions and site presentations

Please feel free to bring your own lunch.
If you would like to purchase a lunch from Damico and Son’s bring cash, orders will be taken in the morning when you arrive.

*** 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 ***

 
4/29/2016
Region 11 Pyramid Model Behavior Coaches Network
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Presenter/Facilitator:Hope Beissel
Participants:Behavior Coaches from Pyramid Model Implementation Sites in Region 11
Building/Organization:Eden Prairie Community Center
Room:Boardroom 203
Address:6700 Valley View Road
City:Eden Prairie MN 55344

Start Date:5/2/2016
Time(s):1:00pm - 3:00pm
Participants are requested to indicate a current scenario or discussion topic for the group to discuss. Please click here to enter your discussion topic.
Registration Deadline: 4/28/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/29/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Sarah Ryan-Wood
sarah.ryan-wood@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Hope Beissel
hope.beissel@metroecsu.org
Description:
Come network with other Behavior Coaches from Region 11 Pyramid Model implementation sites around topics and scenarios specific to your role as a Behavior Coach.

*** This initiative is made possible with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA #84.173
special Education – Preschool Grants

 
5/2/2016
PBIS Sustainability
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Presenter/Facilitator:MN PBIS Training Staff
Building/Organization:Metro ECSU
Room:Training Room
Address:2 Pine Tree Drive
City:Arden Hills, MN 55112


Start Date:5/3/2016
Time(s):8:30-3:30
Additional Information:Cost: $40.00 per person. Includes lunch and materials.
Registration Deadline: 4/26/2016
Cancellation Deadline: 4/29/2016
Contact - Registration Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Contact - Program Questions: Lauren Sparr
lauren.sparr@metroecsu.org
Fee: $40.00
Description:
Have a new administrator?
Have new team members?
Not sure how to revive PBIS?
Stuck and not sure what to do next?
Want to deepen your PBIS knowledge and practice?

HELPING YOU SUSTAIN:
Brief Overview of PBIS
Reconnect with data
Learn about building capacity for Tier ll Supports
Assess your current status and plan your next steps

Presented by:
Cheryl Glad (Elementary Teacher, PBIS Coordinator & MN PBIS Trainer)
Curt Slater (Elementary Principal & MN PBIS Trainer)
Emily Robb (Secondary Teacher, Metro Regional PBIS Coach & MN PBIS Trainer)

 
5/3/2016