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February 2017
2/2/2017
Power Limited Technician CEU Class
Status: Expired
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: State CEU Certified Classes For the Power Limited Technician

SCSC welcomes back Dick Johnson of PLT Services for this state CEU certified course. We offer an 8 hour course each year in February that will count toward the Power Limited Technician certification or the 2 hour Registered Unlicenced Technician. If you need 16 hours of CEUs, please contact Karen Olson at 507-327-6191.

The Cost for 8 CEU Hours(Full day registration) is $210.00 per student, and $75.00 per student for 2 CEU Hours (2 hours of class). Members of SCSC receive a $25.00 discount when you register for all-day, $10 discount when you register for a 2 hour class, please call for information and registration details, we will help you process your payment.

Registation is open http://www.pltservices.net/register?task=view_category&category_id=14#e777
Or by calling the PLT Services office: 763.413.8217 or email: plt@ssincmpls.com

4 CEU Hours 20160253 NEC and the PLT Part II 2016 Highlighting additional parts of the code that concern the installation of Technology Systems. This class meets the State requirement for Code hours.

2 CEU Hours 20150380 Advanced Burglar Alarm 2015 A sequel to Basic Burglar Alarm Detection and Operation. This class for the individual that has taken the Basic introduction class, or has at least 3 years’ experience in the field. Subjects include Device selection, Design and layout, Partitions and zones. This class meets the State requirement for technical hours.

2 CEU Hours 20140661 MN Rules 2014 An updated review of the Rules for Licensing and Inspection in Minnesota. Provides updated information on on-line renewal, CE requirements, and filing, deadline review and new fee schedules. This class meets the State requirement for Rules hours.

Class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Due to MN State Regulations anyone 15 minutes late will not get credit for class.
2/6/2017
Using Minnesota Student Survey Data to Inform Improvement Planning
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
2/4/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: SCSC and the Minnesota Department of Education School Safety Technical Assistance Center are offering a one-day workshop on how to use student data in district improvement planning, focusing on improving school climate. This workshop will explore the link between chronic absenteeism and school climate, as they relate to academic achievement. Participants will be given the opportunity to use your district’s attendance and Minnesota Student Survey data to better understand issues that may be effecting student achievement. Those attending will leave the workshop with concrete tools for implementing their own improvement process that incorporates school climate data into academic goal-setting.

More information can be found here: http://mnscsc.org/getmedia/c91af8d5-320b-46ab-abf2-130d83d07052/mulitple-measures
Comment: This workshop is intended for district leadership teams responsible for strategic planning, research and innovation, or using data in school improvement planning. Participants MUST attend as a team of at least 3 participants and the school or district must have participated in the most recent Minnesota Student Survey.

Lunch included in registration costs.
2/14/2017
Tech Coordinators
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/13/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: David Paschke Telephone: 507-235-4002
2/21/2017
Introduction to Nepris
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 2:30 PM
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/20/2017
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.
2/21/2017
SCSC Regional Spelling Bee Registration
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/10/2017
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: SCSC Regional Spelling Bee is for students from pre-registered schools that have won first place in their local Spelling Bees. The school spelling bee coordinator should register one student for the regional bee after the local bee is completed. Please use as much of the student's information as known. Registration should include at least a phone number or email address to contact the student's home directly in case of a weather related postponement.
2/22/2017
Curriculum Leaders
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/21/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Dave Paschke Telephone: 5073895123
2/27/2017
Test Development Life Cycle Explained
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/24/2017
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Minnesota Department of Education Outreach and Training Specialist Holly Brunson will be at the SCSC Conference Center on Feb. 27 to present on the intricate details and planning processes that go into the development and implementation of Minnesota assessments. This workshop will be offered free to participants and has been approved for six educator CEUs and two administrative CEUs.

For more information, view the flier at: http://mnscsc.org/getmedia/0e060fc1-9ded-483f-8ec6-f9c9878e13ba/test-dev-cycle
Comment: This workshop was developed through a collaborative effort of assessment and content experts from both MDE and Pearson, Minnesota’s testing service provider. The intent is to reinforce the value of Minnesota’s assessments as a way to measure student success in comprehending concepts presented to them. Educators can understand how assessments are created and how they assess specific standards of learning comprehension. The presentation will conclude with educators providing input and feedback, which will be used to influence the decisions made on the new teacher-friendly interface on MDE’s website, which will be available districts in the near future. 
2/28/2017
SETT Framework
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $10.00
Registration
Deadline:
2/21/2017
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Rhonda Jensen Telephone: 507-389-1425
Description: Assistive technology must be considered at least annually for every student on an IEP.
The best people to do A.T. consideration are the IEP Team Members. Come learn how
to use the SETT Framework for your A.T. consideration! Kursten Dubbels, Minnesota
Department of Education A.T. Specialist, will be walking us through the SETT
Framework step-by-step. Be prepared to complete the consideration process by coming
with a student in mind. Bringing the student’s IEP and evaluation report will be beneficial
as you consider assistive technology. Please consider attending as a team because
A.T. consideration is a TEAM process!
2/28/2017
Introduction to Nepris
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 2:30 PM
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/27/2017
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.
March 2017
3/6/2017
Preparing for Success on the ACT
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $135.00
Registration
Deadline:
3/3/2017
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: Open
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: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Event Fee $27.00
Registration
Deadline:
2/24/2017
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: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/24/2017
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.
3/22/2017
DELTA/Moodle
Status: Open
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
3/23/2017 to
3/24/2017
Treatment of the Child with Hypotonia in the School Setting: An NDT Approach
Status: Open
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: Open
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
SOCRATES Online 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:
3/27/2017
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).
4/21/2017
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
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
May 2017
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
8/31/2017
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!
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