• New! MASA Online Classroom Videos
    Available through August 31

    MASA Presents: Passing School Referenda in the "New Normal" presented by Don Lifto, Consultant, Springsted

    MASA Presents: Social Media for School Leaders presented by Bill Adams, Superintendent, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton School District

    Leading School Finance Elections: U of M Summer Graduate Class
    July 31
    August 2
    August 17
    9:30 am-1:10 pm
    University of Minnesota - East Bank
    Course Number: Summer 2018 - OLPD 5393

    Don Lifto of Springsted, Inc. will be leading a three session summer course for the University of Minnesota. The course will provide a comprehensive planning model for conducting school finance elections. Don will emphasize systems, strategies, and campaign tactics.

    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. 

     Views and Voice: Episodes 2 - 5 Online!

    Check out the latest episodes online now!
    Episode 2: Message about Public Education
    Episode 3: Possible Vision of an Innovative High School
    Episode 4: High School Proposal
    Episode 5: School Shootings

    MASA is grateful to our online convener and podcaster, Dr. Jane Sigford, who has volunteered her services for this initiative. Jane is an MASA retiree and loves nothing more than challenging us (and herself) to think, create, and share ideas.

     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.

    Be sure to check out the newest post from Superintendent Malone on Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail