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    The Minnesota Department of Education
    in partnership with
    the Minnesota Association of School Administrators

    2019 MDE Back to School Professional Learning Conference

    The Minnesota Department of Education
    in partnership with
    the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
    invites you to attend the annual

    MDE Back to School Conference:
    Servant Leaders ~ Each Student, Every Day

    Lead through service and serve through leadership.

    August 6-7, 2019  •  Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

    Plan to bring your leadership team!

    The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership says, “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.  While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different.  The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”  Make plans to join us for the 2019 MDE/MASA Back to School Conference, August 6-7 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest and start the new school year with exploration and reflection on how we all can share the responsibility of delivering excellence in our education systems for each student, every day.  Bring a team and benefit from the chance to discuss how what you are learning impacts your own district.  The conference follows the MSBA Summer Seminar, and our new superintendents will want to stay on Wednesday afternoon for our first session of the Great Start Cohort.

     

     
    2019 Available Handouts
     

    General Sessions:

    School Finance Update
    presented by Tom Melcher, School Finance Director
    PPT: School Finance

    EDIAM Security Introduction
    presented by David Reeg, Software Development Supervisor, MNIT
    PPT: Education Identity & Access Management (EDIAM)Security Introduction


    Breakout Sessions Round I

    Leveraging Federal Title Funds to Support Equity and Student Achievement
    presented by Barbara Al Nouri, ESEA Program Specialist; Renee Ringold, ESEA Program Specialist
    PPT: Leveraging Federal Title Funds to Support Equity and Student Achievement


    Leadership and Sustainability

    presented by Bobbie Burnham, Early Learning Director; Mike Brown, Early Childhood Specialist
    PPT: Leadership and Sustainability


    Improving Climate on School Buses

    presented by Patty Mattern, Communications Specialist; Tim Lutz, Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent
    PPT: Improving Climate on School Buses


    Overview of the Minnesota Career and College Readiness Resource Guide

    presented by Paula Palmer, Career and College Success Director; Dean Breuer, Business, Marketing and Information Technology Specialist; Jeff Plaman, Digital and Online Learning Specialist; Sally Reynolds, Alternative and Extended Learning Specialist

    PPT: Overview of the MN Career and College Readiness Resource Guide

    PPT: Program Resource Guide Career and College Readiness Resource Introductory

    One Page Handout: Program Resource Guide Career and College Readiness Resource Guide

    Handout: Domains and Competencies

    Introduction to the New K-12 Academic Standards in Science and Art
    presented by Doug Paulson, Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness Director; John Olson, Science Specialist; Alina Campana, Arts Specialist
    PPT: Intro to the New K-12 Academic Standards in Science and Art

    Getting Better, Looking Good!
    presented by Anita Larson, Data Analytics Supervisor
    Handout not available

    Breakout Sessions Round II

    Tribal Consultation 2019-2020
    presented by Jane Harstad, Indian Education Director
    Guide: Minnesota Tribal Consultation


    Care and Education Programs

    presented by June Reineke, Early Childhood Collaboration Specialist; Karen Satre, Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
    PPT: Essential Elements of HighQuality Early Care and Education Programs


    Aligning PBIS Efforts with School-Linked Mental Grant Support

    presented by Eric Kloos, Special Education Assistant Director; Kris Lofgren, Mental Health Consultant, Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Division
    PPT: Aligning PBIS Efforts with School-Linked Mental Grants


    Career and College Ready Domains and Competencies Alignment and Programming

    presented by Paula Palmer, Career and College Success Director; Dean Breuer, Business, Marketing and Information Technology Specialist

    PPT: Overview of the MN Career and College Readiness Resource Guide

    PPT: Program Resource Guide Career and College Readiness Resource Introductory

    One Page Handout: Program Resource Guide Career and College Readiness Resource Guide

    Handout: Domains and Competencies


    Navigating Literacy Leadership

    presented by Doug Paulson, Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness Director; Jenny Wazlawik, Literacy Specialist
    PPT: Navigating Literacy Leadership


    Data, Data, Data, Can I Help You, Help You, Help You?

    presented by Kirsten Rewey, Quantitative Analyst
    Handout not available

    Breakout Sessions Round III

    Indian Education Updates
    presented by Jane Harstad, Indian Education Director; Guthrie Capossela, Education Program Specialist
    Guide: Minnesota Tribal Consultation

    Ensuring Your WBWF Goal for School Readiness is SMART and Produces Results!
    presented by Lisa Backer, Early Learning Supervisor; Jon Vaupel, Early Childhood Assessment Specialist
    PPT: Ensuring your WBWF Goal for School Readiness is SMART and Produces Results

    Using Evidence to Drive School Improvement
    presented by Greg Keith, School Support Director; Dennis Duffy, School Improvement Program Manager; David English, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research
    PPT: Integrating Evidence

    Environmental Scan of Minnesota Credit Recovery Practices
    presented by Jeff Plaman, Digital and Online Learning Specialist; Sally Reynolds, Alternative and Extended Learning Specialist
    PPT: Credit Recovery Practices

    Developing Academic Acceleration Policies for Worlds Best Workforce (WBWF) Plans
    presented by Doug Paulson, Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness Director; Wendy Behrens, Gifted and Talented Specialist
    PPT: Developing Academic Acceleration_Policies for WBWF

    Data Disaggregation and Ed-Fi Implementation
    presented by Gayra Ostgaard, Project Manager; Tara Chapa, Ed-FI Technical Specialist
    PPT:Data Disaggregation and Ed-Fi Implementation

    Breakout Sessions Round IV

    Five Things Superintendents Can Do to Support Multilingual Learners
    presented by Leigh Schleicher, Equity and Opportunity Supervisor; Michael Bowlus, Multilingual Learner Education Specialist; Amy Young, Multilingual Learner Support Specialist
    PPT: Five Things Superintendents Need to Know About Multilingual Learners

    Testing 1, 2, 3
    presented by Kendra Olsen, Outreach Specialist
    PPT: Testing 1 2 3

    Schoolwide Restorative Practices
    presented by Nancy Riestenberg, Restorative Practices Specialist; Becky McCammon, St. Paul Public Schools Program Coordinator
    Handout not available

    Supporting Principals: How might restructuring district leadership strengthen leadership practice?
    presented by Ann Mitchell, Principal Leadership Specialist; Peter Olson-Skog, Superintendent, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools; Renee Corneille, Superintendent, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District
    PPT: Supporting Principals

    Serving Families through the Community Schools Model
    presented by Dennis Duffy, School Improvement Program Manager; Jackie Blagsvedt, School Improvement Program Specialist
    PPT: Serving Families through the Community Schools Model

    Breakout Sessions Round V

    Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Local strategies and impacts on kids and community
    presented by Tyler Livingston, School Support Supervisor; Angela Mansfield, School Support Specialist; Anne Parks, Equity and Opportunity Supervisor
    PPT: Diversifying the Teacher Workforce

    Magnify Your Commitment to Equity
    presented by Pamela Booker, Achievement and Integration Specialist; Macarre Traynham, Educational Equity Specialist
    PPT: Magnify Your Commitment to Equity

    Implementing Schoolwide Social Emotional Learning
    presented by Heather Hirsch, School Climate Specialist
    PPT: Implementing Schoolwide Social Emotional Learning

    Breaking Away: Leading cultural change
    presented by Ann Mitchell, Principal Leadership Specialist; Liz Vaught, Principal Development and Evaluation Specialist
    PPT: Breaking Away Leading Cultural Change

    District Communications Show and Tell: What’s working and how you can do it too
    presented by Luchelle Stevens, Chief of Staff; Emily Bisek, Communications Assistant Director
    PPT: District Communications Show and Tell