MASA posts, as a courtesy, notices from our collegial community about events such as professional development opportunities. Please note these postings are not vetted by MASA. If you are interested in any of these non-MASA events or resources, we encourage you to examine the details. An example of this would be the availability of CEU’s, which must be approved by BOSA for MN Administrators.
Due to the challenges of COVID-19, please follow-up with the organization before attending.
School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) and Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors present... School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal Please register by Wednesday, September 10, 2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER VISIT: https://events.resultsathand.com/maseapp/1397/ TIME: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:00 - 8:20 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:20 am - 3:30 pm – Workshop
Planning and executing successful school tax elections is one of the most complex and consequential leadership challenges facing school administrators. Harnessing the power of research and best practices is critically important to improve your odds of success. The content of this workshop is based on the book, School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal, coauthored by Don Lifto and Barbara Nicol. AASA’s president, Daniel Domenech, states “Today, school tax referenda are often won or lost by small margins. With such little room for error, anyone involved in leading, planning and executing such an initiative should read this book carefully.” In addition to the content presented in the workshop, each school district, organization or business will receive one copy of this book as part of their registration. Watch for registration materials coming this summer.
MDE: Get Involved with MDE’s Public Engagement Division Enter your school’s information to stay connected The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has a created a new Bilingual Family Engagement Liaison Contact on MDE-ORG. Contacts will receive important updates from MDE’s Public Engagement team about stories from the field, issues and concerns that families and communities are raising, and information pertinent to our shared work in stakeholder engagement.
Please update this site level contact for your elementary, middle, high school, alternative learning center and preschool sites. Please include any nonpublic schools if you are a school district. More information about how to access and enter this new data can be found at this link. Contact MDE-ORG Administrator, Michelle Carey, for questions regarding data entry at Michelle.Carey@state.mn.us. Contact Community Engagement Specialist, Lee Her, for questions about MDE’s public engagement initiative at Lee.Her@state.mn.us. Contact EL Specialist, Amy Young, for questions, guidance or assistance related to the “bilingual family engagement liaison” role at Amy.email@example.com.
Women on Wednesday - St. Cloud State University About the ProgramThirty years ago, the first Women on Wednesday session was held in the basement of the former Women’s Center (which was north of Mitchell Hall). This launched a now 30-year history of introducing new generations of students to one model of exploring and educating about women’s and gender issues—and considering the impact of gender on women’s lives in particular. The series “took.” In other words, it paved the way for WoW’s "signature series" status. By organizing presentations on a vast array of feminist issues and highlighting diverse women’s perspectives, the Women’s Center has offered amazing opportunities to learn from women’s lived experiences, as experts in their fields, and about feminist social, political, economic, and legal efforts towards social justice and change. For more episodes, visit theWomen on Wednesday Archive
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 sampletoday.
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