Due to the challenges of COVID-19, please follow-up with the organization before attending.


    🕳 School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal

    Due to the challenges of COVID-19, the workshop, “School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal” is canceled. We will try to reschedule at a later date.

    🕳 Ehlers:  MN School Finance Seminar! 
    Due to the challenges of COVID-19, the April 3 Ehlers Public Finance Seminar is canceled.

    🕳  MDE: Professional Learning Community (PLC) – Spring 2020 Workshops

    Are you looking to narrow the focus and determine what matters most? This session will focus on learning and results. During the session, teams will explore three big ideas and four critical questions that guide the work of highly effective learning teams. Participants will learn about a guaranteed and viable curriculum and begin identifying learning targets for use in assessment. Participants will also examine ways to use data to focus on learning outcomes.

    Audience: It is highly recommended that the districts/charters send a team of PLC facilitators, Q Comp coordinators, and administrators (we highly recommend that your full team of PLC facilitators attend.)

    If you have any questions, please contact mde.q-comp@state.mn.us.

    🕳 Leadership from the Inside Out
    Denny Smith has launched his new weekly video series "Leadership from the Inside Out."

    "Leadership from the Inside Out" is a web series of motivational and personal development videos for teachers and educators for fall. Each week, the school or district would receive a one to three-minute video that they could forward to staff. There is no cost for the program.

    Check out one of his videos: Be Your Own Best Coach

    Subscribe the video series at www.dennysmith.com

    🕳 Women on Wednesday - St. Cloud State University
    Click here for more information

    🕳 Looking for a book study for your leadership team?
    MASA's "What We Are Reading" Blog is a great resource. Thanks to our book blogger, Steve Malone, Superintendent of Becker Public Schools for being our Reader Leader! Check out a sample today.

    🕳  Annual National Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Institute
    Part I and Part II: Advancing Equity For All

    ICS for Equity Institute Part I
    3-Day Institute from July 28 - 30, 2020
    8 am - 4 pm each day
    Intended for New Teams (teams who have not yet completed an Institute)
    Click here for the full informational flyer

    ICS for Equity Institute Part II - Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn 
    2-Day Institute from June 23 - 24, 2020
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day
    Intended for Returning Teams* (all team members have completed Part I, if team members have not previously completed Part I, they should attend Part I