• expertease         As part of our strategic plan to deliver a multi-tiered system of professional development that meets the individualized learning goals of all members, we have partnered with Infinitec. Many districts have elected district-wide membership with Infinitec. This site provides MASA members access to select ExpertEase video presentations addressing administrative leadership topics by known educators, administrators, and leadership experts. Watch these videos for your personal professional development and engage your staff in discussions surrounding critical topics.

    We’re also pleased to provide five videos which specifically target areas of teacher licensure.

    • Go to www.myinfinitec.org
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    After completing registration, locate videos in the Online Classroom, under MASA Leadership.


    Sample Some of the MASA ExpertEase Videos!

    As part of our strategic plan to deliver a multi-tiered system of professional development that meets the individualized learning goals of all members, MASA has partnered with Infinitec to create a library of professional development videos that are available to MASA members 24/7. Members can view these videos for their personal professional development and also to engage their teams in discussions surrounding critical topics. We now have forty-five videos online and we feature a wide variety of topics. MASA members can complete their PD requirements for teacher relicensure at no cost, and we have a good start on the required EL topics for administrative licensure renewal. Starting this month, we will be offering several sample videos that will be directly linked from the MASA web site (no sign-in required). See below for the videos that will are available until May. We hope you enjoy these videos; please let us know what you think!  Click here for the entire library!


    Current Titles:


    MASA Presents: School Crisis Communication
    Presented by Nancy Lageson, Gina Wieler and Randy Johnson, Minnesota School Safety Center

    Good communication plans are imperative in a crisis. This video provides communication strategies & techniques as they relate to response in school emergencies.

    MASA Presents: Communicating with Diverse Audiences
    by Jackie Johnston, S.Ed., Director of Community Education and Extended Learning for Eastern Carver County

    Our schools are becoming increasingly diverse. This presentation addresses why it matters what district leaders say and do when communicating across cultures. It identifies cultural differences of styles in expression and communication and ways to increase success in communicating with students & families who use different languages & communication idioms than you.

    MASA Presents: Communicating with Your School Boards
    Presented by Nan Records, Special Education Director, Sherburne Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative, MN

    Nan advocates for the role school leaders should take in communicating with their school boards and/or governing boards as part of their jobs. She presents why this is important, hot topics to address and offers suggestions for ways to promote good communicating relationships.

    MASA Presents: A Question of Balance... The Art of Contract Negotiations
    Presented by Greg Vandal, Retired Superintendent Sauk Rapids Rice School District

    Greg Vandal provides a primer on the Public Employee Labor Relations Act (PERLA), presents contract negotiations from the perspective of courtship or relationship based experiences and discusses two common approaches, traditional bargaining and interest based bargaining.



    • MASA Presents: Design Thinking for Innovation
      presented by Judy Hoskens, Principal, Cuningham Group Architects

    • MASA Presents: Winning with Social Media – Proven Strategies for Schools
      presented by Andrea Gribble, Owner, #SocialSchool4EDU

    • MASA Presents: SAMR and the 4 C’s
      presented by Ryan Cox, Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools

    • MASA Presents: Moisture Issues and Other Common Causes of Flooring Failures
      presented by Michael Eckert, Director of Strategic Marketing, Milliken

    • MASA Presents: Suicide Prevention: QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer
      presented by Kara Bennett
, Coordinator of Suicide Prevention Programs, NAMI Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Our Journey to Personalized Learning
      presented by Michelle Ament, Senior Director of Personalized Learning, Department of Personalized Learning and Instruction, Eden Prairie Schools

    • MASA Presents: What We Learned from Our EL Survey
      presented by Cory McIntyre, Executive Director of Student Services, Anoka-Hennepin Schools

    • MASA Presents: Property Taxes 101: From Levy Certification to Individual Tax Statement
      presented by Shelby McQuay, Municipal Advisor, Ehlers and Andrea Uhl, Financial Specialist, Ehlers



    • MASA Presents: The One Right Answer Mentality: The Subversive Educator's Guide to Creativity
      presented by Doug Johnson, Director of Technology, Burnsville Eagan Savage School District

    • MASA Presents: Passing School Referenda in the “New Normal”
      presented by Don E. Lifto, Ph.D., Consultant, Springsted Incorporated

    • MASA Presents: Why Good Referendums Fail
      presented by Arif Quraishi, President and Managing Partner, FJJ/ONE

    • MASA Presents: Community Education in Minnesota
      presented by Wendy Webster, Director of Community Services, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District

    • MASA Presents: Social Media for School Leaders
      presented by Bill Adams. Superintendent, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public Schools

    • MASA Presents: Exploring the Link Between the Amount of Sleep Teens Get and Their School Performance, Emotions, and At-Risk Behaviors
      presented by Kyla Wahlstrom, Ph.D., Education Consultant



    • MASA Presents: Shared Accountability for the Success of All English Learners
      presented by Michelle Benegas, Ph.D. Asst. Professor Hamline University & President MinneTESOL, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Understanding and Meeting the Learning Needs of EL Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
      presented by Jill A. Watson, Ph.D., Principal, Watson Educational Consulting and Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Hamline University

    • MASA Presents: Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates
      presented by Ursula Lentz, MDE World Language and English Learner Specialist

    • MASA Presents: Using Data and Implementation Frameworks to Improve Instruction and Instructional Systems to Better Support the English Language Development and Academic Success of English Learners
      presented by Michael Bowlus, MDE English Learner and Refugee Education Specialist, MDE

    • MASA Presents: English Learners and Special Education
      Renae Ouillette, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools

    • MASA Presents: What MN Administrators Should Know about English Learners (ELs) and EL Program Requirements
      presented by Michael Bowlus, MDE EL Education Specialist and Area Director, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Understanding & Implementing the MN English Language Development (WIDA ELD) Standards Framework
      presented by Michael Bowlus, MDE EL Education Specialist and Area Director, Minnesota


    • MASA Presents: School Crisis Communication
      presented by Nancy Lageson, Gina Wieler & Randy Johnson, Minnesota School Safety Center

    • MASA Presents: Creating New Education Futures in the Knowmad Society
      presented by John Moravec, Ph.D. Theorist and practitioner on the future of learning and the future of work Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Branding Your Organization - How Do Your Internal & External Audiences Perceive You?
      presented by Kathy Guthrie, Ties Marketing Director, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Communicating with Your School Boards
      presented by Nan Records, Special Education Director, Sherburne Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Communication for Education Leaders
      presented by Olivia Gault, Communications Consultant, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Communication with Diverse Audiences
      presented by Jackie Johnston, S.ED., Director of Community Education & Extended Learning for Eastern Carver County, Minnesota


    • MASA Presents: Educational Adequacy: Leading the Dialogue About Educational Process and Outcomes
      presented by Aaron Ruhland, Director of Learning and Accountability, Orono Public Schools, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: A Question of Balance... The Art of Contract Negotiations
      presented by Greg Vandal, Retired Superintendent Sauk Rapids Rice School District, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Change: The Performance Gap and Developing Effective Theories of Action
      presented by Dr. Mark Wolak, President, Board of School Superintendents, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Student Mental Health: An Essential Guide for School Administrators
      presented by William Dikel, M.D., Independent Consulting Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Research-Based Instructional Strategies in Every Lesson
      presented by Diane Jensen, Instructional Facilitator with Midwest Instructional Leadership Council, Wisconsin

    • MASA Presents: Effective Educational Leadership is Not About Power: The Art of Influence
      presented by Bruce Miles, Ed.D., Educational Consultant, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent: Leadership Matters
      presented by Betty Schweizer, Retired Executive Director, TIES, Minnesota


    • MASA Presents: The 95/5 Dilemma (Helping communities understand how ALL schools are doing!)
      presented by Gary Amoroso, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators

    • MASA Presents: Concerns and Challenges of Mental Health in Education
      presented by Jan Ostrom and Wendy Selnes, Brih Design, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Building a Culture of Instructional Leadership
      presented by Jane Sigford, Education Consultant, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: iPad Pedagogy: Using iPads as the Ultimate Tool of Formative Assessment
      presented by Robert Reetz

    • MASA Presents: It's 25% What You Say and 75% How You Say It: How Your Communication Skills Impact Your Success as a Leader
      presented by Renae Ouillette, Lakeville Area Schools, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Retirement Straight Talk
      presented by Dr. Don Draayer, Retired Superintendent, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: RtI - Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports
      presented by Kim Gibbons, St. Croix River Education District, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: The Bird’s Eye View of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
      presented by Christina Bemboom, Little Falls Schools, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Using Data for Decision-Making and Continuous School Improvement - What Every School Leader Should Know
      presented by Amy LaBarre, Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative, Minnesota

    • MASA Presents: Current Reading Research: What do School Leaders need to Know?
      presented by Deb Lyons, Monona Grove School District, Monona, Wisconsin