✱ 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 "The Little Big Things"



    Save the Date!
    MDE Back to School Conference
    August 7-8, 2018 • Minneapolis Marriott NW • Brooklyn Park, MN


    ✱ Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers
    March 13, 2018
    7:30 am-12:00 pm
    Intermediate District 287 | 1820 Xenium Ln. N., Plymouth, MN, 55441
    Fee: $25
    Click Here to Register

    In this presentation Dr. Rasinski, director of the award-winning Kent State University reading clinic and a former reading intervention teacher, will present engaging and effective methods for working with students who find learning to read difficult. Dr. Rasinski will focus on and share strategies for dealing with difficulties in the critical areas of word recognition, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. The strategies presented can easily be implemented in regular classroom and intervention settings.



    ✱ PreK-3 Principal Leadership Series - Twin Cities Cohort
    December 5, 2017
    January 22, 2018
    March 12, 2018
    April 10, 2018
    All sessions 9 am – 3 pm
    Click Here to Register

    This comprehensive, 5-day series supports elementary level principals in improving their school's readiness and the alignment of policies and practices across the birth-to-age-eight learning continuum. Developed in partnership between the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association and the Minnesota Department of Education, this series will cover a range of topics to help principals and their team members prepare strong PreK-3 programs in their schools. Plus, you earn 30 CEUs for attending the full series!


    ✱ Digital Education Discussion
    March 22, 2018
    8 am-2 pm
    TIES Center | Hamline Room
    1644 Larpenteur Ave W., St. Paul, MN 55108
    Click Here to Register!

    Come to discuss the natural next stages of school transformation:

    • Basic training on digital analytics, new leadership for schools, and defining the "coding universe"
    • Free print copy of the latest Special Report on "Systems Leadership versus the Classroom

    Come to discuss how changing technologies are bringing interesting new possibilities for teachers:

    • Digital Learning Travel Planner
    • Data Analyst
    • Social-Emotional Leader
    • Experience Manager
    • Activity Learning Specialist and More

    ✱ NSPRA Seminar Scholarships for Superintendents
    NSPRA is offering a limited number of registration scholarships (a value of nearly $700) for superintendents to attend the 2018 National Seminar in Anaheim, California from July 15–18, 2018. Full eligibility criteria and application information are available on the application form. Application materials must be received no later than Friday, April 13, 2018. Recipients will be selected by April 30.

    If you have any questions, please contact Beth Pernerewski, CMP, at bpernerewski@nspra.org.


    * Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
    April 24, 2018
    9 am - 2:30 pm
    TIES Building
    1667 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul

    Keynote speaker: Tracy Knolfa
    Tracy is the Author of: Thriving in Chaos: Reclaim the Joy in Your Life. She will cover topics on dealing with change and finding the meaning in your work.

    This event is designed to connect women educational leaders with one another. Whether you are a current educational leader or an aspiring educational leader, please consider attending.
    Click Here to Register!

    Save the Date!
    "Opening Day"
    at the Annual Ehlers School Finance Seminar

    April 6, 2018
    9 am-2:30 pm
    Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
    12201 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305

    Pre-game warm-up will be a presentation by Commissioner Myron Frans from Minnesota's Department of Management and Budget

    On deck for the day are a variety of breakout sessions, including:

    • School District Communication Strategies
    • Tools for Financing Capital Projects
    • Using Survey Tools to Know Your Community
    • Benchmarking and Best Practices for Success
    • Sustainable Finance-Audit Trends and Changes
    • Case Studies in Creative Solutions to Solve Capital Needs

    The closer for the day will be Roger Aronson, Lobbyist and Legal Counsel, known for his hard-hitting commentary on Legislative Affairs and School District Challenges.

    Brochures will be e-mailed by early March 2018. Registration will begin at that time. If you have any questions, please call Roxy at 651-697-8584.