• 🕳 The 2020 MASA/MASE Spring Conference
    Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE) and
    Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present...
    MN Grown, MN Strong
    March 12-13 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN

    One great challenge for our members at MASA and MASE is to bridge the space between our visions for the future of Minnesota's schools and the realities of today. We live in times of rapid, pervasive change—not just in the technology that affects every part of our lives, but in the fabric of our communities, the expectations of public organizations, the impacts of economic shift, and the interaction of diverse communities locally and globally. As school leaders, we are tasked with preparing students for futures of which we cannot dream. But leaders are learners, and we learn best from one another. It is that collegial support that provides a framework of best practice, demonstrating that “Minnesota Grown means Minnesota Strong.” Join your colleagues this spring and explore the best of leadership practice here in Minnesota!

    Find Participant Registration Here: https://events.resultsathand.com/20spring/1123

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

    Please register by Monday, March 23, 2020

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020
    8:00 - 8:40 am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Introductions
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop

    Registration Fees:
    MASA members: $89
    Non-members attending in a team (same school district) with a MASA member: $109
    Non-members NOT attending with a MASA member: $139

    For more information and to register, please visit https://events.resultsathand.com/finance/1129

    🕳 Ehlers:  MN School Finance Seminar! 
    Friday, April 3, 2020
    Double Tree by Hilton Minneapolis-University Area
    511 Huron Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Full details are coming soon!

    🕳  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