Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) 651•645•6272

The MASA Fall Conference

Future Date:    October 2-4, 2016
Location:         Madden's Conference Center, Brainerd, MN
2015 MASA Fall Conference Handouts


Updated: 10/28/2015 12:42 pm


General Session with Gary Marx

a- Trends Book Notes

b- Tools

c- Trend Spotting

d- Notes Trend Analysis

e- Gap Analysis

Richard Green Scholar Award: Dr. Curt Tryggestad
The Role of the Minnesota School Superintendent as a Technology Leader
Amoroso:  The Social Media Revolution 2015

Early Planning for Early Childhood Program: presented by Bruce Klaehn, Retired Superintendent, Dover-Eyota Schools; and Jolene Santema, Education Facility Planning and Design, TSP Architects and Engineers

Handout: Early Childhood Research and Planning

Teacher Powered Schools: presented by Robert Wedl, former Superintendent; Mark Schmitz, CEO, Resource Training & Solutions; Lisa Snyder, Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools; and Lars Johnson, Associate, Education Evolving 


The Data Theft Crime Wave:  A Threat You Can't Afford to Ignore: presented by Dan Hanson, Director, Management Liability Group, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Changing the One-Right-Answer Mentality: The Subversive Educator's Guide to Creativit: presented by Doug Johnson, Director of Technology, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District

Encouraging Innovation and Managing Innovative Projects Across the District: presented by Barbara R. Wilson, Education Consultant; and Deidre Wells, Superintendent, Marshfield Unified School District

How to Conduct Good (and Painless) School Board Meetings: presented by Jay Squires, Shareholder, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, PA


If We Can Do It, You Can Too! As Small Rural Communities Approach to Comprehensive Early Childhood Programming Including All-Day, Everyday 4-Year Old School Programmin: presented by Lisa Weber, Superintendent; Laurie Johnson, PK-4 Principal; Suzy Olson, ECFE/SR Coordinator and Teacher; Mary Otto, Assistant Director of Education; and Terri Darco, WCI Coordinator; Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools


A Vision for Student Data Portability: What's in the Backpack: presented by Chad Maxa, Executive Director of Technology & Innovation, Intermediate District 287; and Joel Verduin, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Minnesota: Past, Present, and Futur: presented by Kim Gibbons, Associate Director for Outreach and Innovation, UMN: Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement; Julia Espe, Superintendent, Princeton Public Schools; and Kristen McMaster, Professor, University of Minnesota


When Johnny Won’t Work: Effectively Addressing the Problem of Student Work Refusal in the Regular and Special Education Setting: presented by Nancy Blumstein, Shareholder, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA


Leadership Support to Improve School Climate and Student Achievement: presented by Barbara R. Wilson, Educational Consultant; and Craig Menozzi, Recently Retired Superintendent of Southeast Polk Community Schools, Iowa


Unleash the Power of Twitter through Twitter Chats!


MASA Mentor Training: presented by Bruce Miles, CEO and Owner, Big River Group