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March 2017
3/6/2017
Preparing for Success on the ACT
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $135.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/1/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: College becomes more competitive and costly each year, making a high score on the ACT essential. A high ACT score sets students and schools apart from the competition and opens up scholarship opportunities. Administrators and teachers are anxious to help their students get into their top­-choice school, and we want to help you! This day long conference for educators will provide comprehensive, proven test-taking strategies, access to realistic practice tests, guidance for in-depth guided practice, and video tutorials.
3/7/2017
STUDENT Young Writers & Artists - March 7 - FULL
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Event Fee $27.00
Registration
Deadline:
2/15/2017
Location 1: Bethany Lutheran College
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Students in grades 3-6: Welcome to the 2017 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We know you will enjoy this day of hands-on learning and your creative skills will be improved.

Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and a beverage! There will not be food or beverages available for purchase.

Don't forget: Book/Art Fair and Author Signing!
There will be a book/art fair on-site selling books and other items from many of the presenters you will meet during the day. Please consider purchasing their items at the conference since you will have the opportunity to have them personally autograph your copy!

You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.
Comment: The check in desk is located in the Sports & Fitness Center. You will receive a folder at check-in with your schedule, room numbers and a map of campus. We look forward to seeing you!

By registering, you release, absolve, and hold harmless South Central Service Cooperative, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred while participating in the Young Writers & Artists Conference. You understand South Central Service Cooperative assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program.
3/7/2017
CHAPERONE Young Writers & Artists - March 7 - FULL
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/16/2017
Location 1: Bethany Lutheran College
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Welcome to the 2017 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We are pleased you will be attending with students and providing them with essential adult supervision. All adults MUST register online even though you attend FREE of charge. Please be careful to use the “Chaperone Registration” and not the “Student Registration”.

We hope you will enjoy this special hands-on academic enrichment conference designed with your students in mind! Many of the presenters welcome your assistance with the activities they have planned and may even invite you to help them. Feel free to contribute! Classes are handicap accessible.

You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.

Please contact the conference coordinator to request any special needs.
Comment: Parking is available in the lot across Division Street from the Sports & Fitness Center. Buses may park in the lot off of Marsh Street. There is a map of campus on the YWAC page of the SCSC website (www.mnscsc.org/ywac).

Check-in is located in the Sports & Fitness Center.

Lunch will not be available for purchase, please provide your own lunch and beverage.

A book/art fair will be held in the Sports & Fitness center. Payment is available by cash or check.

Please allow students priority seating in sessions. Materials in sessions are limited to students unless otherwise noted by the presenter.

Please keep in mind that SCSC reserves the right to add/change classes, or substitute presenters as necessary due to cancellations or small registration numbers. By registering, you release, absolve, and hold harmless South Central Service Cooperative, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred while participating in the Young Writers & Artists Conference. You understand South Central Service Cooperative assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program.
3/7/2017
Introduction to Nepris
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 2:30 PM
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/6/2017
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kelsey Rose Telephone: 507-389-6999 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Teachers often dread the question: “Why should I learn this?” With Nepris, teachers can invite industry experts live into the classroom, to show and tell how specific topics can be applied in practice, in the workforce. Industry experts can help students with their projects and provide timely feedback. And teachers can increase the stakes and have students present their capstone projects to a panel of industry experts, virtually.

• Nepris connects teachers and students with the right industry experts, virtually without having to spend much planning time or leaving the classroom.

• Nepris helps teachers to expose students to careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Over 26 million jobs in the US require a high level of knowledge in at least one STEAM field! Provide students an opportunity to interview and interact with professionals with specific job skills, to help them make the right choices when it comes to college and career.
3/8/2017
STUDENT Young Writers & Artists - March 8
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Event Fee $37.00
Registration
Deadline:
2/28/2017
Location 1: Bethany Lutheran College
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Students in grades 3-9: Welcome to the 2017 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We know you will enjoy this day of hands-on learning and your creative skills will be improved.

Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and a beverage! There will not be food or beverages available for purchase.

Don't forget: Book/Art Fair and Author Signing!
There will be a book/art fair on-site selling books and other items from many of the presenters you will meet during the day. Please consider purchasing their items at the conference since you will have the opportunity to have them personally autograph your copy!

You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.
Comment: The check in desk is located in the Sports & Fitness Center. You will receive a folder at check-in with your schedule, room numbers and a map of campus. We look forward to seeing you!

By registering, you release, absolve, and hold harmless South Central Service Cooperative, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred while participating in the Young Writers & Artists Conference. You understand South Central Service Cooperative assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program.
3/8/2017
CHAPERONE Young Writers & Artists - March 8
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/28/2017
Location 1: Bethany Lutheran College
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Welcome to the 2017 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We are pleased you will be attending with students and providing them with essential adult supervision. All adults MUST register online even though you attend FREE of charge. Please be careful to use the “Chaperone Registration” and not the “Student Registration”.

We hope you will enjoy this special hands-on academic enrichment conference designed with your students in mind! Many of the presenters welcome your assistance with the activities they have planned and may even invite you to help them. Feel free to contribute! Classes are handicap accessible.

You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.

Please contact the conference coordinator to request any special needs.
Comment: Parking is available in the lot across Division Street from the Sports & Fitness Center. Buses may park in the lot off of Marsh Street. There is a map of campus on the YWAC page of the SCSC website (www.mnscsc.org/ywac).

Check-in is located in the Sports & Fitness Center.

Lunch will not be available for purchase, please provide your own lunch and beverage.

A book/ art fair will be held in the Sports & Fitness center. Payment is available by cash or check.

Please allow students priority seating in sessions. Materials in sessions are limited to students unless otherwise noted by the presenter.

Please keep in mind that SCSC reserves the right to add/change classes, or substitute presenters as necessary due to cancellations or small registration numbers. By registering, you release, absolve, and hold harmless South Central Service Cooperative, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred while participating in the Young Writers & Artists Conference. You understand South Central Service Cooperative assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program.
3/10/2017
SCSC Infinite Campus Users Group
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Registration
Deadline:
3/9/2017
Location 1: Sout Central Service Cooperative - Room: Staff Conf
Location Map
N. Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
3/15/2017
Facility Director Community of Practice
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Registration
Deadline:
3/14/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Our group will exchange management tips and techniques for optimal management of your facility. We will set a schedule for future meetings and topics that will be covered.

Agenda topics may include some of the following (based on the interest of participants):
ADA Self Check and Compliance
Long Term Facility Management LTFM-implementation
OSHA compliance visit results
Health & Safety Monthly Planner tool development

Attendance is free and will include lunch of soup and sandwiches- compliments of SCSC.
Link: https://goo.gl/eq1DTF
3/22/2017
DELTA/Moodle
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/21/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Dave Paschke Telephone: 5073895123
3/22/2017
SCSC School Pool HITA & Renewal Updates
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 9:30 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/21/2017
Location 1: Country Inn & Suites - Room: Mississippi & Mankato
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Kelsey Rose Telephone: 507-389-6999 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: SCSC will be holding an informational meeting at the Mankato Country Inn & Suites regarding renewals and HITA RFP processing. The agenda, which will be available later, will include topics such as: bid opening rules, process timelines, bid response comparison tools, selection criteria, as well as updates from Coop pooling and Blue Cross.
3/23/2017 to
3/24/2017
Treatment of the Child with Hypotonia in the School Setting: An NDT Approach
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:00 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Fee $175.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/22/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: This two day course is designed for physical and occupational therapists working with children who have neurological or developmental disorders where hypotonia is a significant component, such as Down Syndrome, DCD, genetic disorders and some forms of Cerebral Palsy. Using the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health- Children and Youth Version ( ICF-CY) the motor and sensory impairments associated with hypotonia will be defined and described, along with the effect hypotonia has on function and participation in a school environment. Lab and problem solving experiences will include NDT facilitation, as well as combining NDT with sensory strategies to improve postural control, stability strength and motor learning related to specific functional and participation outcomes. Strategies for use in the classroom will be covered including equipment and adjuncts such as compression garments.
Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jzs-K2qi_KJ-WWOeuhu0Ee_qYUVwbDh4FNt0EMRh5V0/edit?usp=sharing
3/28/2017
Pressing the Restart Button on Professional Learning Teams
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/27/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This workshop will enable teams to identify the critical features that create a results-based focus by using data to improve student learning. Participants will practice protocols used to examine student data and reflect on classroom work. Through practice and discussion, teams will inquire into and discuss changes in instructional practices that lead to increased student achievement. Participants will identify the critical learning team features, apply and discuss protocols for adult work to set goals and plan instruction, and apply and analyze protocols for examining student work.

Additional information can be found here: http://mnscsc.org/getmedia/703a04a5-61dc-447e-b676-fbc10d4b57c3/professional-learning-teams
Comment: This workshop is designed for learning team facilitators, teacher leaders, and administrators.

Presenter information: Renee Ringold is an Education Specialist in the Division of School Support at the Minnesota Department of Education. She provides professional development support to schools in the areas of teacher development and evaluation, professional learning communities, teacher leadership, teacher observation, coaching, and Quality Compensation(Q Comp).
3/30/2017
Counselors Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/29/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Dave Paschke Telephone: 5073895123
3/31/2017
Math Mania Tournament Individual Student Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Fee $15.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/30/2017
Location 1: Dakota Meadows Middle School
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Teams of five students will participate in individual, team and playoff rounds of competition surrounding mathematical thinking and problem solving.
Comment: Individual students will be placed on a team with others for that portion of the competition.
3/31/2017
Math Mania Tournament Team Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
First team - enter a 1 in the box $75.00
Additional teams - enter the number of additional teams $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/30/2017
Location 1: Dakota Meadows Middle School
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Teams of five students will participate in individual, team and playoff rounds of competition surrounding mathematical thinking and problem solving.
Comment: Please enter 5 for the number of attendees and the coach's information on the first page. Student's names, grade level and school should be entered on the second page for each team member. Other contact information for students is not necessary to complete. If you do not yet have your team names determined, please enter TBD.
April 2017
4/7/2017
Spring Reading Academy
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $150.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/6/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This conference is a celebration of the Reading Academy readings and assignments. Participants will be treated to a keynote speaker and sessions on best practices and strategies in literacy as well as time to review the readings.
Comment: The reading lists and link to online review form can be found here:http://mnscsc.org/teaching-learning/reading-academy
4/10/2017
Every Move Counts: Day 1
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Fee $60.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/29/2017
Location 1: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Day 1 Registration is at 7:30 am.

Information is relevant to the needs of those individuals who are currently unable to communicate their wants and needs spontaneously in their environment, regardless of age or severity of physical and/or cognitive differences. Techniques incorporate current research in the areas of communication, education and sensory integration.
Relevant research on which Every Move Counts, Clicks, and Chats is based on will be reviewed and interest and ability based assessment strategies will be presented. There will be both large group and small group discussion and sharing.
Comment: Fee includes lunch and materials

***You will need to register for Day 2 (May 15th) separately***
4/11/2017
Tech Coordinators
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/10/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: David Paschke Telephone: 507-235-4002
4/12/2017
Title I, II, III Overview
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $45.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/11/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This workshop will highlight the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements for Federal Title Programs I, II and III. Participants will also be provided with an overview of how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements are addressed in the updated 2016-2017 SERVS application. Resources and practical examples will be shared. Title program providers and administrators should attend.
4/17/2017
Dyslexia Signs and Solutions
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Event Fee $95.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/3/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Lori Langerud from Reading Resources will present on the following topics related to Dyslexia:

Overview of Dyslexia
Warning signs
Where to find additional research and resources
Where can parents go?
Screening tools
Interventions available
Now what?
Comment: This seminar is designed to be interactive, if you have a laptop chrome book or iPad, please bring it with you.

Lunch is included.
4/18/2017
Thriving as a New Teacher: Tools and Strategies for the First Three Years
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
First time participants (includes book) - put the number of attendees in the box $175.00
Returning participants - put the number of attendees in the box $145.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/17/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Teachers in their first three years will enjoy joining us for this second session in a series for new teachers. Participants are not required to have attended the first workshop. Presenters Jane Schuck and Sue Rosenow will present "use-it-tomorrow" strategies to build relationships, enhance classroom management, and achieve personal and professional goals. Participants will receive resources including a copy of John Eller's book "Thriving as a New Teacher: Tools and Strategies for Your First Year" (a $30 value).
4/20/2017
Teaching Children to Know Their Own Engine: A Look at Your Enviroment
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/13/2017
Location 1: Waseca Central Building - Room: Auditorium
Location Map
Waseca, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Do you see children who struggle with their emotions? This workshop examines specific strategies for promoting self-regulation skills in young children through environmental supports in the early childhood setting and how impulse-control relates to their positive mental health. Participates will have the opportunity to explore key characteristics of the physical and emotional environment that can encourage children to learn to identify and express their feelings through everyday activities.
4/21/2017
Relicensure in a Day
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 1:00 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
All 6 sessions (please put a 1 in the box to the left) $350.00
If you are attending less than 6 sessions, enter the number of sessions in the box to the left $60.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/20/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: As part of the 125 clock hour requirement for license renewal, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, requires ALL teachers to show evidence in the following six areas to renew a license.

These sessions are offered in one day and the times and areas are:
1)Technology 8-9 a.m.
2)Scientifically Based Reading 9-10 a.m.
3)Accommodations and Modifications 10-11 a.m.
4)Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
5)Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports 1-2 p.m.
6)Reflection and ELL Statement 2-3 p.m.

Participants may register for all six areas for $350 choose individual sessions for $60. Each session will have a set of materials for further study.

Lunch is on your own.
4/24/2017
Rethinking Discipline Strategies to Improve Climate and Foundations of Restorative Practices
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/21/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Rethinking Discipline Strategies to Improve Climate (9 a.m.-12 p.m.): Behavior problems clearly disrupt teaching and learning. Because of this, discipline and classroom management are daily topics at every school. Increasingly, however, concerns have been raised about inequities in applying consequences for misbehavior, and there is a growing appreciation of how traditional approaches to discipline can have a negative impact on school climate. During the session, participants will gain a better understanding of how discipline policies and practices impact school climate and be provided tools that can be used to enhance discipline policies to improve school climate. Appropriate audience includes district and building leadership, school board members and/or school administrators.

Foundations of Restorative Practices (12:30 p.m.-3:30p.m.): This session will provide an overview of restorative justice principles and theory, restorative practices in schools, implementation guidance and a review of resources. Appropriate audience includes district and building leadership, lead teachers, school support staff and/or school administrators.

Additional information can be found here: http://mnscsc.org/getmedia/65b128fd-e99b-4759-9fcf-f389613800de/restorative-practices
Comment: Attend either or both sessions for $25 which includes lunch and materials.
4/25/2017
Infinite Campus Multi-Year Academic Planner - System Setup and Use
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Infinite Campus Support Member $20.00
Non-Support Member $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/24/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This workshop will cover the theory behind and design of a Multi-Year Academic Plan. Attendees will learn how to think about, plan for, and implement academic plans as well as how to configure the components necessary to enable the Multi-Year Academic Planner (MYAP).

Attendees will learn how to:
Setup credit groups
Configure credit overflows
Properly set-up courses for interaction with a MYAP plan.
Credit requirements
Course requirements
Course planning rules to design academic plans that will guide students towards graduation.

Attendees will also learn how to link academic plans to district, state and national assessments and to configure GPA requirements.

Once plan is created, attendees will explore how counselors, students and teachers interact with the plan. Attendees will also explore how to utilize the Course Plan Admin tool to:
Turn Course Plans into Course Requests
Graduate seniors
Pull reports on the on-track/off/track plan status of students.
4/25/2017
Fostering Students' Self-Motivation
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/24/2017
Location 1: Minnesota Department of Education CC B - Room: Room 15
Location Map
Roseville, MN
Contact: Synergy - Barbara Bergseth Telephone: 612-419-3619 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Doing the right thing and our best work is at the heart of developing self-motivation. We want students to do the right thing for the right reasons, not for fear of punishment or desire for reward. Speaker Tamra Nast will explore ways to foster students' self-motivation. Participants will leave the workshop with practical steps and strategies to use in the classroom and school.
Comment: To download the event flier go to http://synergyexchange.org/Synergy/media/Character/2017/self-motivation-flier.pdf
Link: Download flier
4/27/2017
Carl Perkins Data Retreat
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/26/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Principals and Perkins Contacts are invited to a Career and Technical Education Data Retreat on Thursday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., to be held at the South Central Service Cooperative in North Mankato.

Facilitating the meeting will be Kari-Ann Ediger, responsible for Data and Accountability for the Office of Career & College Success at the Minnesota Department of Education.

Kari-Ann will provide an opportunity to understand consortia-level and local data in consideration for the role and value of Career and Technical Education’s impact on:
• College and Career Readiness
• World’s Best Workforce
• Assurance for Students’ Success after Graduation

Lunch will be provided, after which principals will have an opportunity to work with their own data to develop local goals and strategies.
May 2017
5/2/2017
Teaching Children to Know Their Own Engine: A Look at Your Enviroment
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/25/2017
Location 1: New Ulm Middle School - Room: 228E
Location Map
New Ulm, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Do you see children who struggle with their emotions? This workshop examines specific strategies for promoting self-regulation skills in young children through environmental supports in the early childhood setting and how impulse-control relates to their positive mental health. Participates will have the opportunity to explore key characteristics of the physical and emotional environment that can encourage children to learn to identify and express their feelings through everyday activities.
Comment: Directions for parking and locating the classroom:
Enter the parking lot from Garden Street
Enter the building using door #3
First room when you go up the steps.
5/3/2017
Work-Based Learning Coordinators
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:30 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
5/2/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: We would like to invite work-based learning coordinators together for sharing and discussion of effective practices. Discussions may include: labor laws, time allocation per student, youth apprenticeship models, WBL licensure, starting/maintaining a program, best practice, among others.
5/4/2017
Inside the Child: Social and Emotional Development
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/27/2017
Location 1: St. Peter Highschool - Room: Media Center
Location Map
St. Peter, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Ever wonder why children do what they do? This interactive training will give participants a chance to look at a child’s behavior from the “inside-out.” Participants will examine children’s temperament and development in relation to children’s behavior.
Comment: Directions for parking and locating the media center:
Enter Main Office Door A on Capitol Dr. (South side of the building)
The Media Center is through this entrance, down the hall on the left.
5/11/2017
DCD: Community of Practice Networking Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/24/2017
Location 1: Mankato Special Education - Room: Large Conference Room
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Agenda
12:00-12:15 PM Introductions
12:15-12:45 pM Vocational Rehabilitation Speaker
12:45-1:15 PM Attainment Curriculum
1:15-1:30 PM Break
1:30-3:15 PM Networking resources, EdCamp Model
Comment: Everyone should bring a resource or curriculum that you are using in your classroom as well as a device to access online resources.
5/15/2017
Every Move Counts: Day 2
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Fee $60.00
Registration
Deadline:
5/1/2017
Location 1: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Day 2 Registration is at 7:30 am.

Implementation and intervention strategies appropriate for the development of communication in individuals having severe multiple differences, developmental differences, and/or autism will be presented. People who attended training on September 29th& 30th, 2015 and April 10th, 2017 should attend.
Comment: Fee includes lunch and materials
***Please bring any implementation and intervention strategies you have put into practice since initial training***

***You must have attended April 10, 2017 or Sept 29 and 30, 2015***
June 2017
6/6/2017
Leading Edge National Certification for Online & Blended Teaching: Cohort 7 Winter 2017
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/5/2017
Location 1: SCSC Staff Conference Room 119
Location Map
N. Mankato, MN
Contact: Dave Paschke Telephone: 5073895123
Description: This 10 week online course and National Certification is for teachers and education leaders who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person on or participate in a video conference on June 6 starting at 9:00 AM at the South Central Service Coop. Additional information will be sent directly to participants.

SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge partner.
Link: Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Teaching
6/30/2017
Synergy & Leadership Exchange School District Membership 2016-2017
Status: Open
1- School/District Membership (Enrollment 1-99) $100.00
2- School/District Membership (Enrollment 100-499) $175.00
3- School/District Membership (Enrollment 500-999) $250.00
4- School/District Membership (Enrollment 1,000-1,999) $350.00
5- School/District Membership (Enrollment 2,000+) $500.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/30/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Cassi Wanous Telephone: (507)382-3496
Description: Your membership supports the Gathering of Champions, WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program, Minnesota Schools of Character program, and
Reach for the Stars catalogue.

School/District Members receive discounts on professional development opportunities,
"The Exchange" quarterly newsletter, copies of the "Reach for the Stars" catalogue, email broadcasts of upcoming events, contests and workshops, and a
membership certificate.
July 2017
7/12/2017
Golf Tournament Benefiting the Gathering of Champions
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
(a) Lunch Sponsor - put a 1 in the box $2,000.00
(b) Cart Sponsor - put a 1 in the box $2,000.00
(c) Contest Sponsor - put a 1 in the box $500.00
(d) Tee Sponsor - put the number of tees you would like to sponsor in the box $100.00
(e) Early Bird Tournament fee per player - put number of players in the box $75.00
(f) Tournament fee per player after June 1 - put the number of players in the box $100.00
(g) Lunch and socializing in the clubhouse only - enter the number of guests $25.00
I can not participate but would like to donate to the event - put donation amount in box $1.00
Registration
Deadline:
7/11/2017
Location 1: Breezy Point Resort
Location Map
Breezy Point, MN
Contact: Cassi Wanous Telephone: (507)382-3496
Description: Tournament includes driving range prior to golf, 18 holes w/cart, boxed lunch on course, 2 extra drink tickets (non-alcohol) and cash prizes for individual contests and overall tournament winners!
August 2017
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 10 a.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 10 a.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 9 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 11 a.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 10:00 AM
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:45 AM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 11 a.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 10 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 11 a.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 12 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 12:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 12 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 11 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 12 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 1 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:00 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 1:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 1 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 12 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 1 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 2 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 1:00 PM
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 2 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 1 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 3 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 3:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 3 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 2 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 4 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 4:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 4 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 3 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 4 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 5 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 5:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 5 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 4 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 6 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 6:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 6 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 5 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 6 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/4/2017
2017 Gathering of Champions - 7 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/28/2017
Location 1: Mall of America (MOA) Parkview - Room: Parkview
Location Map
Bloomingtom, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 7 p.m. recognition ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 6 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 7 p.m. ceremony.

Please report to the designated waiting area outside of Parkview 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available.


There is no cost for 2017 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 28 to be included.

As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 28.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/15/2017
Infinite Campus 101
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Infinite Campus Support Member $20.00
Non-Support Member $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/14/2017
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Do you have a new staff member? Or someone who recently has switched positions and now needs an introduction or refresher to Infinite Campus? This course will introduce participants to the Infinite Campus. Attendees will learn how navigate and search throughout the product. Helpful hints will be used. Attendees will learn how to:
Basic Campus Navigation
Searching versus Advanced Search
Canned Reports
Census: How to modify and add people, staff and students with enrollments and households.
End Dating versus Deleting
Attendance: Introduction on how use Classroom monitor, Daily Attendance and the Attendance Wizard
User Communication
8/16/2017
Infinite Campus Ad hoc Basics
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Infinite Campus Support Member $20.00
Non-Support Member $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/15/2017
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This workshop is for the beginner or basic Infinite Campus user who would like to explore the many capabilities that Ad Hoc Reporting has to offer. Ad hoc Reporting may be used to find data relating to students, staff, all people as well as courses. Topics covered will include the Query Wizard, Ad Hoc Selection Editor and creating Ad Hoc Filters. The Ad Hoc Report Designer and Report Builder will also be discussed. Users will be encouraged to share Ad Hoc tips & tricks they have found useful when creating and using AdHoc Filters and Reports in their district.
8/17/2017
Infinite Campus - Campus Instruction
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Infinite Campus Support Member $20.00
Non-Support Member $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/16/2017
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Discover the campus instruction module, with emphasis on creating, organizing and scoring assignments, taking attendance, using reports and tools and posting student grades.

Attendees will learn how to:
Use the Message Center
Set-up Campus Instruction Account Settings
View/Print Roster
Create Seating Charts
Take Attendance for each section you teach
Create Student Groups
Setup and use the Gradebook
Use the Planner
Posting Grades
Use the Messenger tool to communicate with students/parents
Run Instruction Reports
Understand the Campus Portal
Utilize Standardized Test Option
8/31/2017
2017-2018 Reach for the Stars Affiliate Fee
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 4:30 PM
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 5:05 PM
Affiliate Status for 1 Program (Enter a 1 in the box to the left) $50.00
Affiliate Status for 2 Programs (Enter a 2 in the box to the left) $100.00
Affiliate Status for 3 Programs (Enter a 3 in the box to the left) $150.00
Affiliate Status for 4 Programs (Enter a 4 in the box to the left) $200.00
Affiliate Status for 5 Programs (Enter a 5 in the box to the left) $250.00
Affiliate Status for 6 Programs (Enter a 6 in the box to the left) $300.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/30/2017
Location 1: None
Location Map
None, MN
Contact: Synergy - Barbara Bergseth Telephone: 612-419-3619 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Although Lifetouch provides generous support in printing and distributing Reach for the Stars, affiliate fees help support the costs of producing and administering the catalogue. Programs that submit a $50 fee will be considered a Reach for the Stars Affiliate.

If you choose to be a Reach for the Stars Affiliate, please send a current logo and two to three event photos to reach@synergyexchange.org. Only programs designated as Affiliates will have their logo and photos included in the catalogue.
Comment: The cost to be a Reach for the Stars Affiliate is $50 per program. On the payment page, it is very important to enter the total number of programs in the Quantity field, not the cost.

If you have questions regarding your Affiliate membership, please contact Barb Bergseth at bbergseth@synergyexchange.org or 507-389-5112.

Thank you!
September 2017
9/19/2017
Infinite Campus for School Administrators
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Infinite Campus Support Member $20.00
Non-Support Member $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/18/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jason Borglum Telephone: (507)389-5126 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Are you a new principal in a school that uses Infinite Campus? Or just someone who needs a refresher on Infinite Campus. This workshop is for school administrators who use Infinite Campus to manage day to day school activities.

Attendees will learn how to:
Create Announcements
Locate Student Information
Administer Behavior
Utilize Email Messenger
Understand Attendance
Understand Course Setup and Grading Processes
View Portal/Mobile App
Run Reports
Create Queries for Data Analysis
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