* MDE Professional Development Workshops

    Intermediate Peer Review and Feedback: A Review for Refinement of Practice – August 22 and September 25

    This workshop will help intermediate peer reviewers increase their skills by refining current practices, tools and strategies to increase teacher growth and student learning. Participants will learn how to: maximize individual teacher strengths; scaffold post-observation conferences based on evidence; and, align individual growth and development plans to school goals. Participants will also learn techniques to help them with difficult conversations.

    Professional Learning Community (PLC): Building a Collaborative Culture – Fall Workshops 

    This session will focus on building trust and accountability among team members to support high-functioning learning teams. Participants will work together to explore practices, scenarios, and tools to address challenges that prevent teams from functioning collaboratively.

    Audience: PLC facilitators, Q Comp coordinators and administrators (highly recommended that the full team of PLC facilitators attend).

    Please bring: materials related to current norms, protocols and work plans for the PLCs.

    MnEEP Invitation to MN Superintendents

    “Advancing Race Equity in Education: A Superintendent Symposium”

    Presented by Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and Minnesota State Mankato University and Generation Next

    We invite you to participate in an important session designed to assist E-12 Superintendents manage and guide their school districts with racial equity. The session will feature national and local thought leaders and research-based consultants engaged with local government in developing and sharing practices for governing with race equity.

    The day-long session is scheduled for:

    Friday September 21 and 28, 2018

    Minnesota State Mankato – Edina Campus

    7700 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435

    Click Here for more Information and to Register


    Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar
    Sessions run August 8, 2018-February 7, 2019
    More information contact norgon@charter.net

    Research clearly indicates that it’s not evaluation that improves performance; it’s the conversations about evaluation. Cognitive Coaching is a powerful approach used by administrators to enhance those conversations. This coaching model focuses on thinking, the core of what actually impacts professional learning and growth. By using Cognitive Coaching along with evaluation, administrators support and enhance long-term sustainable growth for teachers, and ultimately for their students. The eight-day Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar will be offered during School Year 2018-19, in Plymouth, MN, beginning August 8, 2018, with the final session on February 7, 2019. 

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