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    The MASA Fall Conference
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    MASA Fall Conference 2017
    October 1-3  •  Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

    What is your “leadership story?”  Whatever leadership path you have followed, it has not been the same experience as that of your friends and colleagues.  Just as we no longer understand our students’ learning environments as classrooms with rows of desks facing a lecturing teacher, we no longer understand professional learning as one size fits all workshop and conference sessions.  Our professional learning resources have grown through the use of technology and expanded networks to present a myriad of philosophies and approaches, providing an improved learning system to meet the diverse needs of our leaders.  Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of personalized leadership learning is that we must build the infrastructure ourselves, based on our own needs and vision, and implementing the collegial resources among the members of our learning networks.  If we want to build a system that meets the individual needs of our students, we must address the individual learning needs of the adults who serve them.  Join your colleagues—members of your own professional learning network—this fall and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!

    Registration: Click Here
    Lodging:  • Pier B Resort (MASA Headquarters) • (218) 481-8888
    • Canal Park Lodge • (218) 279-6000
    • The Inn on Lake Superior • (888) 668-4352
    • Hampton Inn • (218) 720-3000

    Available 2016 MASA Fall Conference Handouts
    Keynote Speakers
    Keynote Dave Weber  Sticks & Stones EXPOSED
    Richard Green Scholar Keynote Jim Johnson
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    Monday Breakout Sessions

    MASA Mentoring Program: What You Should Know  Click Here for PPT
    David Thompson, Superintendent, Stewartville Public Schools
    Scott Staska, Superintendent, ROCORI School District


    So You Want to Do a Community Survey? Navigation Guide to Options, Methodologies, Features, and Reliability Click Here for PPT
    Don Lifto, Consultant, Springsted, Inc.
    Kelly Smith, Vice President, Springsted, Inc.


    School Start Time Change: Experience and Recommendations Click Here for PPT
    Ken Dragseth, Retired Superintendent and Executive Search Consultant, School Exec Connect
    Chace Anderson, Superintendent, Wayzata Public Schools
    Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover- Montrose Public Schools
    Keith Jacobus, Superintendent, South Washington County Public Schools


    New State Funding for Site-Governed, Teacher-Powered Schools Site-Governed District Schools, Teacher-Governed School Grants, TeacherPowered Schools FAQ

    Lars Esdal, Executive Director Education Evolving
    Lisa Snyder, Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools
    Tuesday Breakout Sessions

    Interagency Cooperation Enhances School Safety: Mobile Emergency Operations Center Click Here for PPT
    Jim Hess, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
    Greg Liedl, Transportation Coordinator, Bemidji Area Schools


    Listening to Student Voices Video Link, Click Here for PPT
    Michael Lovett, Superintendent, White Bear Lake Area Schools


    Engaging All Students: The Academies of Alexandria Click Here for PPT
    Chad Duwenhoegger, Principal, Alexandria School District
    Claire Anderson, Academy Coach, Alexandria School District


    The Importance of Leadership in Digital Initiatives Click Here for PPT
    Joshua Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools
    Joel VerDuin, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin Schools


    Improving the Success in Searches, Interviews, Selection & Onboarding of Principals & Other District-Level Leaders Click Here for PPT, Employee Feedback Form, My Job, Your Job Worksheet
    Bruce Miles, Trainer, Big River Group
    Scott Hare, Human Resources Director, Shakopee Public Schools