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MDE Back to School Professional Learning Event:
ESSA Implementation Conference

2017 Date: August 8-9, 2017
Location: Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN 
Registration: TBD
Lodging:  TBD


2016 Available Handouts/Links


“Coherence - The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems”

presented by Joanne Quinn, Director of Whole System Change and Capacity Building, Michael Fullan Enterprises

THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership
THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership, a major event during IBM's centennial year, brought together innovative leaders from across the globe to deepen our collective understanding of the keys to success on a smarter planet.
Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered
Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey to change the world. We salute Ernő Rubik and everyone helping young minds find the questions that challenge, excite, and let them see the world in a new way.
Be the Change that You Want to See in this World
There's a quotation which BEST suits to this video,"Be the change that you want to see in this world."
Must watch video and it teaches us that we should not always have to wait for others or things to happen of their own . Com'on get up and get going, and rock this world.
"Letting Go" - Peel District School Board
Michael Fullan OC, with the support of Pearson, films Peel District School Board's Director of Education Tony Pontes, with administrators and teachers, to capture the results of Peel District School Board. This video is part of the publication, "A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning" (Pearson, 2014), and what Fullan calls Motion Leadership in Action.
General Session with Joanne Quinn


Research, Assessment, and Evaluation to Guide Decision-Making and Educational Practice

presented by Ted Christ, Director, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), University of Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Education

Homework without a Home: The Impact of Homelessness on Minnesota's Students

presented by Cathy ten Broeke, State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness

Aligning Curriculum to Math Standards: An Overview of the New Mathematics Benchmark Toolkit
presented by
Beth Aune, Director, Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness, MDE and Sue Wygant, Mathematics Education, MDE


The Escalation of Kindness: Strategies for Starting the School Year

presented by Assistant Commissioner Kevin McHenry, MDE and Nancy Riestenberg, Restorative Practices Specialist, MDE

Finance Update
presented by Tom Melcher, School Finance Director and Jon VanOeveren, General Education Funding Supervisor, MDE

Dialogue Table:

Learning English for Academic Proficiency and Success Act (LEAPS)
with Ursula Lentz, World Language and English Learner Specialist, MDE, Dennis Duffy, English Learner Education Specialist, MDE and Michelle Niska, English Learner Education Specialist, MDE
English Learner Education in Minnesota