SWSC Summer Opportunities 



Target Audience





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. 





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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.





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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.  






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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.




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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!







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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.




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Posted by draddatz On 05 May, 2016 at 7:47 AM