• 🕳 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

    🕳  Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives: A Workshop designed for educations
    February 1, 2020
    8 am-4 pm
    Minnesota Humanities Center | 987 Ivy Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106
    Fee: $100

    More information online

    Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an all-day workshop designed for educators, school administrators, and business, community, and organizational leaders who want to build better relationships with their students, colleagues, clients and/or partners.

    Workshop participants will use personal stories, conversations, and guided reflections to practice strategies that help engage others with respect and empathy, while also exploring four key concepts: Building and Strengthening Relationships, Recognizing the Power of Story and the Danger of Absence, Introduction to Epistemology, and Community Solutions.

    🕳  MDE: Assessing Q Comp Impact Through Program Review/Evaluation

    Q Comp coordinators, oversight teams and other program managers are invited to a one-day workshop on Q Comp program review. This session will provide a background to help teams understand what program review is and why it is important to program success. Teams will also have time to explore the design and goals of their program and to use this information to design an effective program review process that will provide data that can be used for program improvement. Participants will also begin to examine ways to analyze the data collected to be used in designing program improvements that will make implementation more effective.

    We highly encourage teams to attend together to make the most use of the work and networking times provided during the session.

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

    🕳 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

    🕳 AASA National Conference

    The Personalization of Education  | February 13‑15, 2020  | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA  |  https://reg.cmrus.com/aasa2020/

    2020 AASA MN State Breakfast
    Be sure to mark your calendar for the Minnesota State Breakfast honoring David Law, 2020 MN Superintendent of the Year, during the 2020 AASA National Convention in San Diego, CA.

    Our breakfast program is a great opportunity for you to gather with your colleagues during the AASA conference, as well as hear a presentation from Superintendent Law!

    Event Details
    Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
    Time: 7:30-8:30 am
    Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina | 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    Room: Catalina

    An RSVP form will be sent to members in the coming weeks!

    If you have not already registered for the AASA conference, you can find registration materials and information on the AASA website: http://nce.aasa.org/

    🕳 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.

    🕳 Racial Equity Leadership Institute
    January 30, 2020
    8 am-5 pm
    Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville, MN
    More information online

    The institute is designed to empower leadership teams to sharpen their critical consciousness and their ability to drive real, sustainable, systemic change in their organizations.

    🕳  2019-20 MASSP School Law Seminars
    MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist Roger Aronson is conducting one-day seminars throughout the state presenting the most up to date information on school law. Roger is one of the most highly regarded experts in school law in the State of Minnesota. Find out what is new in school law, have your legal questions answered and gain valuable insight.

    January 29, 2020
    Minneapolis - Minneapolis Marriott City Center
    Registration Form!

    🕳  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