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1.      Conquering Reading Challenges—This workshop explains the 3 causes of reading difficulties and the multi-sensory strategies that intervene. See dates and information on the flier below and  Click here to find out more and register   2.      Conquering Reading Challenges Part 2 This is for those of you who attended part 1 and gets into deeper comprehension and spelling strategies. See dates  and information on the flier below and Click here to find out more and register   3.     STEM in Every Classroom – March 8 Click here to find out more and register
Posted by draddatz  On Feb 21, 2017 at 10:06 PM
  
Save Your LicenseSaturday March 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. SWWC Service Cooperative Marshall, MN The Minnesota Department of Education requires specific professional development activities for renewal of a teacher license. Participants can attend one or more sessions to meet their needs for teacher license renewal Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies Accommodations, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents Reading Preparation Technology and knowledge of Best Practices for English Language Learners Please consult with your local district CEU approval committee for pre approval of the credits. Cost: SC Members - $75.00 for 2 or less sessions - $125.00 for 3 or more sessions Non-Members - $100.00 for 2 or less sessions - $150.00 for 3 or more sessions Registration Deadline:March 4, 2017 Our Mission We support and enhance the work of our members by providing programs and services that meet their needs. Visit Our Website SWWC Service Cooperative|1420 East College Drive,Marshall, MN 56258 Unsubscribe rtostenson@lqpv.org Update Profile|About our service provider Sent bydawn.christensen@swsc.orgin collaboration with Try it free today
Posted by draddatz  On Jan 17, 2017 at 8:11 AM
  
PD Time/Location/Presenter Target Audience Information Registration info     Developing Leadership Skills through the Adaptive Schools Seminar     June 7 & 8(Days 1 & 2) - MN West Campus, Worthington Jim Roussin 9:00 – 3:00     PLC Leaders, Mentors, Department Chairs, Aspiring Administrators, Committee Leaders, Teacher Leaders, QComp Leaders, Current Administrators, Leadership teams   The adaptive schools approach to leadership is geared towards building collaborative capacity in systems. Leaders will engage in the tools, lenses, and organizing ideas that provide for "structured, sustained, and supported instructional discussions" to generate improvement in student learning. Topics to be addressed and covered to develop and enhance leadership skills will include the following:Adaptivity, Two Ways of Talking; Dialogue and Discussion, Norms of Collaboration, Two Types of Conflict and Effective Meetings and Four Hats of Shared Leadership.             Click Here     Developing Digital Content     June 6 & 9,July 25– SWWC, Marshall 9:00 – 3:00 Multiple presenters     Digital Leadership Teams & staff interested in developing digital content This opportunity will made available for up to 10 District Digital Leadership Teams to participate in training and support, using Google Drive as the framework, in developing a hybrid course to be implemented at their schools during the 2016-17 school year. Contact Lisa Gregoire byMay 23.   Lisa.gregoire@swsc.org 507-537-2294     Decoding and the Struggling Reader     June 13, SWWC – Marshall Nancy Gould, Reading Consultant 9:00 – 3:00     K– 12 classroom teachers, Title I instructors, RtI and Reading Specialists Join learning consultant, Nancy Gould, for an activity driven, fact filled workshop. Strategies will be appropriate for K-12. Participants will learn to quickly and accurately identify, group and teach students with weakness in their foundational reading skills. Leave with immediate strategies to help struggling students practice what good readers do naturally.       Click Here     Pressing the Restart Button on Your PLCs   June 14– Kandiyohi Health & Human Services Building, Willmar 9:00 – 3:00 Renee Ringold, School Support Specialist, MDE     PLC leaders, teacher leaders, administrators This day will enable teams to identify the critical features that create a results-based focus by using data to improve student learning. Practice protocols used to examine student data and reflect on classroom work. Teams will inquire into and discuss changes in instructional practices that lead to increased student achievement. Apply and discuss protocols for adult work to set goals and plan instruction, and apply and analyze protocols for examining student work.       Click Here Standards-Based Grading – Track 2 – Day 2 June 15, Redwood Falls Community Center 9:00 – 3:00 School/District teams leading Standards-Based Grading This will be a continuation to Day 1 and developed to try to meet your districts needs in implementing SBG.   Click Here Summer Teacher Academy July 28– SWWC, Marshall 8:30 – 3:30 Variety of breakout sessions & presenters K – 12 educators Back by popular demand! A flexible day of learning, sharing & networking on a variety of topics. Come for one session or the entire day – it’s your choice. Walk away with ready to use ideas and strategies to start your school year.     Click Here School Nurse Workshop August 16– SWWC, Marshall 8:30 – 4:00 Rebecca Hudlow, Licensed School Nurse Consultant School Nurses Topics to be covered include: IHP, IEP, Cultural Competency, Documentation & communication, Zika virus, and more… Click Here SAVE THE DATE!! ·504 Plan workshop –October 4– SWWC, Marshall ·SBG Track 1 –October 11&February 7, Maynard Event Center ·SBG Track 2 –October 12&February 8, Redwood Falls Community Center ·ACT workshop –October 12, SWWC, Marshall  
Posted by draddatz  On May 18, 2016 at 1:24 PM
  
PD Time/Location/Presenter Target Audience Information Registration info   Developing Leadership Skills through the Adaptive Schools Seminar June 6  & 7 (Days 1 & 2) Jim Roussin, Change Consultant, Generative Learning 9:00 – 3:00 MN West Campus - Worthington Mentors, PLC leaders, QComp leaders, SpEd leaders, teacher leaders, committee chairs, department chairs, current and aspiring administrators Leaders will engage in the tools, lenses, and organizing ideas that provide for "structured, sustained, and supported instructional discussions" that generate improvement in student learning.          Click Here Decoding and the Struggling Reader June 13 Nancy Gould, Reading Consultant 9:00 – 3:00 SWWC – Marshall K – 12 classroom teachers, Title I instructors, RtI and Reading Specialists Participants will learn to quickly and accurately identify, group and teach students with weakness in their foundational reading skills.  Leave with immediate strategies to help struggling students practice what good readers do naturally.         Click Here Pressing the Restart Button on Professional Learning Teams June 14 Renee Ringold, School Improvement, MDE 9:00 – 3:00 Kandiyohi Health & Human Services Building, Willmar   PLC leaders and teams, administrators Participants will identify the critical features that create a results-based focus by using data to improve student learning and 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.             Click Here           Standards-Based Grading – Track 2 – Day 2 June 15 Matt Townsley & Nathan Wear, Solon Community School District 9:00 – 3:00 Redwood Falls Community Center     School/District teams leading Standards-Based Grading   This will be a continuation to Day 1.       Click Here Immediate Immersion & Power Grading for World Language & EL Educators June 27, 28 & 29 Scott Benedict, Teach for June 9:00 – 3:00 Worthington High School World Language and EL Educators This is a rare opportunity for World Language and EL staff. Teachers will learn how to maximize comprehensible input so your students are able to acquire language in a stress-free and natural way. Followed by two days of Power Grading, where educators will learn how to set up their grade book to align with standards, create accurate and effective assessments that measure what your students can DO!             Click Here           Summer Teacher Academy July 28 Various presenters 8:30 – 3:30 SWWC, Marshall K – 12 educators Back by popular demand, a day of flexible scheduling and learning around a variety of topics. Sessions to be included are intro to project based learning, EL strategies, Guided Reading, App Swap, activities for early finishers, and more. Multiple areas for CEUs in required re-licensure areas available.       Registration opening soon!          
Posted by draddatz  On May 05, 2016 at 7:47 AM
  
Professional Development for Educators These professional development opportunities encourage educators to explore current issues in international studies through conferences, seminars, short courses and faculty presentationsand learn strategies for integrating global topics into existing curriculum. As always, preservice educators can attend any of our professional development for educators institutes and workshops free of cost. Questions? Contact Deborah Jane atoutreach@umn.edu612-624-7346. Spring 2016 Teaching the History of the African Gold Coastthrough a Graphic NovelMay 17, 2016 The Zika Virus: What Is It and How Do We Teach It?,May 31, 2016(FREE) Summer 2016 Minnesota's Migration and Digital Storytelling,June 13-16, 2016LODGING STIPENDS AVAILABLE for OUTSIDE THE METRO AREA EDUCATORS Teaching About Genocides in Africa: Rwanda and Darfur,June 20-23, 2016 Africa in the Classroom,June 27-30, 2016 Register HERE for all workshops and institutes Teaching the History of the African Gold Coast through a Graphic Novel Date: May 17, 2016 Time:6:00-8:00 pm Place:355 Peik, East Bank UMN CEUs: 2 Cost:$25 for beginning educators. Includes copy ofAbina and the Important Men(Free for pre service educators.Pre service educators can attend free of cost but still must register) Registration deadline:May 1, 2016 Register here During this short workshop, educators will learn about using graphic novels as a way to introduce the history of the Gold Coast into the classroom. We will be focusing onAbina and the Important Men, a graphic novel which has won the American Historical Association's James Harvey Robinson award.The purpose of this workshop is to give educators knowledge and resources through interdisciplinary studies about African issues to bring back to their classrooms so their students can become globally competent as defined by the US Department of Education. Experienced high school teachers will be facilitating this workshop. Follow this discussion on Facebook The Zika Virus: What is It and How Do We Teach About it? Date:May 31, 2016 Time:5:30-7:00 pm Place:1210 Heller Hall CEUs: 1 Cost: Free but registration required (Parking vouchers will only be given to registered participants) Registration deadline:May 16, 2016 Register here Educators and community members are invited to comelearn about the Zika virus. Zika virus infections represent a new and emerging global health crisis. Zika virus, first discovered in 1947 in Uganda, has undergone a dramatic geographic shift in distribution, and now - for the first time - is in the Western Hemisphere. The infection can be transmitted by mosquito bites, and person-to-person, making infection control measure complicated. Most significantly, Zika can infect the developing fetus, leading to severe birth defects including microcephaly and permanent neurological disability. The current epidemiology and disease manifestations of Zika will be reviewed, along with a discussion of the prospects for transmission and attendant disease in North America. Faciliated byDr. Mark Schleiss, Division Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Co-Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR),University of Minnesota. Minnesota's Migration and Digital Storytelling an Institute for Teachers Date:June 13-16, 2016 Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm Place: 614 Social Sciences, West Bank UMN CEUs: 30 Cost: $100 (includes parking, resources, and lunches during institute) Registration deadline: June 1, 2016 Register here In this four-day institute, 9th-12th grade and community college educators will learn about Minnesota's migration history in the context of major global migrations. Educators will develop the technical skills necessary to create a digital story and instruct their students in creatingshort personal videos with images, text, music, and audio. Global Minnesota will provide funding to support five nights of lodging for up to five 9th-12th grade educators traveling to the workshop from communities more than 45 miles away fromTwin Cities Metro Area. If you are an educator from more than 45 miles away from the Twin Cities Metro Area, and wish to apply for the lodging stipend, please also fill out this formhere Facilitated by staff from the Immigration History Research Center Follow this discussion on Facebook Teaching about Genocide in Africa: Rwanda and Darfur Date:June 20-23, 2016 Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm Place:609 Social Sciences, West Bank UMN CEUs: 30 Cost:$100 (includes parking vouchers and resources).Pre service educators can attend free of cost but still must register Registration deadline:June 13, 2016 Register here This week seminar, sponsored by the African Studies Initiative Title VI grant, will take a comparative approach to the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur. Participants will gain contentknowledge about the origin and legal ramifications of the term genocide, and how various groups, such as the United Nations and the Media, addressed thetwo genocides. Each session will includeengaging activities that can be used insecondary and post-secondary classrooms. By the end of thesemester, participants will have a collection of materialsfor their classrooms, including resources, teaching methods, and teaching units. Institute leads: James Wahutu, PhD Candidate in Sociology UMN and Nancy Ziemer, high school teacher Follow this discussion on Facebook Africa in the Classroom A Summer Institute for Educators Date:June 27-30, 2016 Time:9:00-4:00 pm Place:609 Social Sciences, West Bank UMN CEUs: 30 Cost:$100 (includes lunch, parking vouchers, field trip, and resources).Pre service educators can attend free of cost but still must register Registration deadline:June 6, 2016 Register here Disparities in water, food, health and migration: all of these play a very important role in Africa historically and today. But how do we teach these sensitive global issues? And what about all the rich cultural heritages in Africa? This institute is designed to help educators better integrate Africa into their curriculum in culturally appropriate ways and to give current educators an opportunity to share and learn from each other how to 'teach Africa.' Some of the presentations and discussions include How Worldview Influences our Teaching How to Help African Immigrant Students Be Successful in the Classrooms US Policy towards Africa Are We There Yet? A Focus on Tanzania and Zanzibar Exposing Slum Reality Through GIS: Kibera Slum Why did so many people migrate from Somalia to Minnesota? A mapping migration Model Use and Africa Being the Change(youthrive's approach to supporting young leaders)Leymah Gbowee: Brokering Peace in Liberia Integrating Art: A visit to the MIA'sArt of Africa The Choices Program (Brown University)Colonization and Independence in Africa Teaching about Regions of Africa through Film Experienced high school teachers will be facilitating this institute along with expert UMN faculty and staff from the African Studies Title VI Resource Center. Area K-12 and community college educators from ANY discipline who have taught lessons plans related to Africa are invited to submit a proposal for a 1 hour lesson plan (s) presentation to share during this institute. If the proposal is accepted, those educators presenting will attend the institute free of cost AND be paid a modest $100 for their time.Please submit proposalhere. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH AFRICA IN THE CLASSROOM Area high school teachers have a paid opportunity to developresources and lesson plans around African content for two weeks following the summer institute. Participants will be working with other educators to complete this task. Participants will be given a $1000 stipend. Position Requirements Must be a licensed K-12 or community college educator Must be eligible for employment Must be available fromJune 27-June 30(Africa in the Classroom institute),July 5-8, and July 11-14. If possible, be available during Saturday in October or November to share your developed resources with other local educators.Apply here. Follow this discussion on Facebook
Posted by draddatz  On Apr 25, 2016 at 12:22 PM
  
Applications are now being accepted from K-12 Minnesota teachers to participate in the Minnesota-China Teacher Exchange Program.  Minnesota and the Hangzhou Foreign Language School, a select high school located outside the city of Hangzhou, have had a teacher exchange program since 1986. Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capitals of China and approximately three hours south of Shanghai. Licensed Minnesota teachers from any subject area are eligible to participate in either a semester or full-year program to teach conversational English and American culture to students in grades 7-12. Teachers from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School teach Chinese language and culture in Minnesota schools. Teachers from both countries receive compensation and accommodations and are asked to share their experiences and cultural learning with colleagues upon their return. Read more information about the program on the Department of Education website.Application deadline is February 10, 2016. If you have any questions or want to request an application, contact Ursula Lentz, 651-582-8664.
Posted by david.raddatz  On Dec 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM
  
Read more and register on the CEED website.
Posted by david.raddatz  On Dec 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM