Summer Professional Development 



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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.







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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.




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.




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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.




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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.


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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.



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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…

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·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 18 May, 2016 at 1:24 PM  

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