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  • 2017-2018 MASA Standing Committees
    An email-ready and copy-ready communication to be shared with the parents and leaders in your communities. It is intended to limit summer learning loss for students and to spur mid-summer learning in preparation for a successful 2017-2018 academic year. 

    In Minnesota, summer is the growing season

     InvestMN Bits 'n Pieces

    Do you know?
    • Mental Health Red Flags (for staff and students)
    • Gen What?!
    • Minnesota Public Schools include the following according to the Minnesota Department of Education Analytics
    • Teacher Supply
    • Values and Variables
    • Information to share with parents

    ► Registration and hotel deadlines are approaching for the Annual MDE Back-to-School Conference

    Standard Registration Fee $149.00 (through July 25, after which it will be $199.00)

    MASA Retiree Registration Fee $ 99.00 (through July 25, after which it will be $149.00)

    Last Day to Book Lodging: 7/20/2017 Click Here Lodging Reservation 

    The Minnesota Department of Education
    in partnership
    with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators

    invites you to plan to attend the annual 

    Back to School Professional Learning Event: 
    ESSA Implementation Conference
    August 8-9, 2017
    Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
    Our keynote speakers will address leading excellent systems supporting success for all students. Dr. Sharon Griffin will share her story of innovative school turnaround in the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. David and Jonah Stillman, a father and son team, will present their research on Gen Z, and each participant will receive a copy of their new book, Gen Z @ Work. We will also hear from our leaders in a variety of sessions that will inform and inspire your leadership in the context of Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, as you prepare for the upcoming year. 

    ESSA, signed into law in December 2015, is the newest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. Minnesota’s State Plan for Implementing ESSA will be finalized this summer and will be available for public comment during August 2017. The Plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education this coming September, so our August conference dates will be well-timed for a rich discussion on implementation.

    Bring a team and benefit from the chance to discuss how what you are learning impacts your district. The conference follows the MSBA Summer Seminar, and our new superintendents will want to stay on Wednesday afternoon for our first session of the Great Start Cohort.

    To find more information and to register click here 

    MASA Call for Presentations!
    Due Monday, July 24, 2017
    MASA Fall Conference 2017
    October 2-3 • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

    2017 Superintendent Vacancies

    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. The recipient of this prestigious award will be a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year. The 2018 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, February 15-17, 2018.

    The program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our state’s public schools. Any superintendent, chancellor or top leader of a school system in Minnesota who plans to continue in the profession may be nominated. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents.

    Each candidate is assessed on the following criteria:

    ·       Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
    ·       Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
    ·       Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
    ·       Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.

    The nomination deadline is Aug. 1, 2017.
    Please nominate your superintendent at
    Questions? Please contact Jeanna Vohnoutka @ 651-789-4062
     New videos in the ExpertEase Video Library!

    New titles include videos on passing referenda, community education, teen sleep research, social media, and the intriguing subject of “The Subversive Educator’s Guide to Creativity” Click here for more information.

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    MASA Fall Conference 2017
    October 1-3  •  Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

    What is your “leadership story?” Whatever leadership path you have followed, it has not been the same experience as that of your friends and colleagues. Just as we no longer understand our students’ learning environments as classrooms with rows of desks facing a lecturing teacher, we no longer understand professional learning as one size fits all workshop and conference sessions. Our professional learning resources have grown through the use of technology and expanded networks to present a myriad of philosophies and approaches, providing an improved learning system to meet the diverse needs of our leaders. Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of personalized leadership learning is that we must build the infrastructure ourselves, based on our own needs and vision, and implementing the collegial resources among the members of our learning networks. If we want to build a system that meets the individual needs of our students, we must address the individual learning needs of the adults who serve them. Join your colleagues—members of your own professional learning network—this fall and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!