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

    When: Thursday-Friday, March 7-8

    Participant Registration:

    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