2019 MASA/MASE Spring Conference
    Location: Marriott NW, Brooklyn Park

    When: Thursday-Friday, March 7-8
    Exhibitor Registration: MASA Business Partners will get priority registration beginning January 7, 2019

    Start date: 3/3/19
    End date: 3/10/19
    Last day to book: 2/15/19

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest  for $145.00 per night

    Book your group rate for 2019 MASA MASE Spring Conference



    2018 Available Handouts

    Learning to Improve: Tips for Getting Better at Getting Better!
    Kim Gibbons, Director, Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement
    Katie Pekel, Coordinator, Organization, Leadership, Policy & Development, UMN


    Handout: Getting Better


    Creating and Sustaining Innovative School Leaders
    Tracy Reimer, Program Director, Associate Professor, Bethel University
    Michelle Wang, Education Program Coordinator, Resource Training & Solutions


    Handout: Tool for Reflection


    Measuring and Improving Climate and Culture in Schools and Districts
    Gregg Allen, Superintendent, Mesabi East School District
    Bruce Miles, Trainer, Big River Group
    Bob Tews, Superintendent, Cedar Mountain Schools


    Handout: Measuring & Improving Climate & Culture - Schools & Districts


    A Commitment to Leadership Development: Supporting School and District Leaders
    Kimberly Belcastro, Principal Leadership Support Specialist, Northern Pines Regional Center of Excellence
    Michael Coty, Education Specialist, MDE
    Ann Mitchell, Principal Leadership Support Specialist, MDE
    Eileen Weber, Principal Leadership Support Specialist, Western Lakes Regional Center of Excellence


    PPT: A Committment to Leadership


    Breaking News: They Don't Care! Strategies to Engage Your Community in Public Education
    Carissa Keister, Community Engagement Manager, Stillwater Area Public Schools
    Denise Pontrelli, Superintendent, Stillwater Area Public Schools


    PPT: Breaking News


    Targeting Voters: Strategies and Resources for Successful Referenda
    Dave Bernhardson, Superintendent, Inver Grove Heights Public Schools
    Carey Charboneau, Regional Sales Manager, Guide K12
    Don Lifto, Consultant, Springsted, Inc.
    Kelly Smith, Vice President, Springsted, Inc.


    PPT: Targeting Voters


    Finding Deeper Wisdom in Your MCA Results
    Robert Porter, Independent Researcher
    James Sheehan, Independent Researcher


    Handout: MCA Score Analysis

    Handout: MCA Regression

    Handout: MCA Cohort Analysis

    Handout: MCA Regression Scatter


    Solving Complex Problems with Human Centered Design Thinking
    Michelle Ament, Senior Director of Personalized Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
    Christina Bemboom, Senior Director of Student Support Services, Eden Prairie Schools
    Josh Swanson, Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools


    PPT: Solving Complex Problems with Human Centered Design Thinking


    Ethical Issues in the Workplace
    Jennifer Earley, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.


    PPT: Ethical Issues in the Workplace

    Handout: Ethical Issues in the Workplace


    Parental Input: Best Practices for Promoting Progress and Avoiding Pitfalls
    Elizabeth Meske, Associate Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.
    Christian Shafer, Shareholder, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.


    Handout: Parental Input: Best Practices for Promoting Progress and Avoiding Pitfalls


    How Do You Migrate An Entire School Towards Personalized Learning and Not Leave Any Staff Behind?
    Shawn Dudley, Principal, Edina Public Schools
    Katie Higgins, Personalized Learning Coach and 6th Grade Reading Teacher, Edina Public Schools
    Melisa Zenner, Personalized Learning and Data Coach,
    Edina Public Schools


    Link: How do You Migrate an Entire School


    Tools for Financing Capital Projects
    Shelby McQuay, Municipal Advisor, Ehlers
    Joel Sutter, Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal, Ehlers


    PPT: Tools for Financing Capital Projects


    The Journey to Full District Personalized Learning
    Brian Beresford, Leader of Personalized Learning and Innovation-Elementary Schools, Eastern Carver County Schools
    Brenda Vogds, Leader of Personalized Learning and Innovation, Eastern Carver County Schools


    Handout: Action Planning Template

    Link: Toolkit

    Link: Video