* 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.
- Audience: Peer reviewers with 2-5 years of experience.
- Please bring the current district teacher observation rubric.
- Register for the August 22, 2018, Workshop, Roseville, Minnesota
- Register for the September 25, 2018, Workshop, Sartell, Minnesota
Setting Q Comp Site Goals WebEx Sessions
Welcome back to a new school year! It’s time to develop your Q Comp site goal(s) for 2018-19. The updated Site Goal Update Form is available on the MDE website. To assist with this process, the Minnesota Department of Education has planned three WebEx sessions around goal setting. While districts and charter schools are not required to attend a session, many have found prior years’ sessions helpful in developing their annual goal(s).
Participants need to attend only one of the following WebEx sessions:
- Register for the September 17, 2018, Webinar, 3-4 p.m.
- Register for the September 19, 2018, Webinar, 9-10 a.m.
- Register for the September 19, 201,8 Webinar, 12-1 p.m.
Note: Registration will close at noon on September 14.
No registration confirmation will be sent in advance. Instructions for joining the online meeting and supporting documents will be emailed to participants one day before each webinar session.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
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.
- Register for the November 2, 2018, Workshop, Marshall, Minnesota
- Register for the November 9, 2018, Workshop, Rochester, Minnesota
- Register for the November 13, 2018, Workshop, Roseville, Minnesota
- Register for the November 27, 2018, Workshop, Mountain Iron, Minnesota
- Register for the November 28, 2018, Workshop, Sartell, Minnesota
Professional Learning Community (PLC): Sustaining a Collaborative Culture – Spring 2019 Workshops
This session will focus on analyzing program data around collaborative teams to assess future needs and celebrate successes. Participants will learn a variety of data tools and analysis techniques and collaborate on how to use data for making adjustments for improved team implementation.
Audience: PLC Facilitators, Q Comp Coordinators and Administrators (highly recommended the full team of PLC facilitators attend).
Please bring: Program review data related to PLC implementation including: agendas, evidence of student learning, instructional strategy data, and evidence related to norms.
- Register for the April 3, 2019 Workshop, Roseville, Minnesota
- Register for the April 8, 2019 Workshop, Rochester, Minnesota
- Register for the April 9, 2019 Workshop, Marshall, Minnesota
- Register for the April 16, 2019 Workshop, Sartell, Minnesota
- Register for the April 24, 2019 Workshop, Mountain Iron, Minnesota
If you have questions regarding this training series, please contact Anne Danielson(651-582-8484).
✱ 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
✱ Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar
Sessions run August 8, 2018-February 7, 2019
More information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
✱ Looking for a book study for your leadership team?
MASA's "What We Are Reading" Blog is a great resource.