► 2018 MASA Legislative Session 4/19 Update
► MDE: SEL Implementation Guidance
► Kim Gibbons Named MASA Richard Green Scholar
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Kim Gibbons, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota, the 2018 Richard Green Scholar. Dr. Gibbons will present a paper, “Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1” at the MASA Fall Conference, October 1-2, in Brainerd, Minnesota. For Press Release Click Here
MASA is grateful to Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. for their
ongoing support of the Richard Green Scholars Program.
► MASA Member Dr. Paul M. Fochtman named 2018 International Superintendent of the Year
Dr. Paul Fochtman, now Head of School (Superintendent) at Frankfurt International School in Germany, has recently received the highly esteemed 2018 International Superintendent Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of International Education. This is the premier organization for international school leadership. The award is given annually to a single Head of School who has exemplified outstanding leadership and service among international schools worldwide. For Press Release Click Here
► The idea for this podcast originated with the MASA Professional Development Committee and the Board of Directors, who indicated a desire to “hear from our members.” The podcast format was chosen specifically to be presented in manageable time increments, available on-demand, and would represent all members throughout the state (including all regions and component groups). The podcast is an audio platform, giving you flexibility in how and when you would like to listen. The episodes will be no longer than fifteen minutes. We will engage the region leaders in identifying topics and thought leaders to insure statewide representation.
MASA is grateful to our online convener and podcaster, Dr. Jane Sigford, who has volunteered her services for this initiative. Jane is an MASA retiree and loves nothing more than challenging us (and herself) to think, create, and share ideas. To view Episodes Click Here
► Spring Conference Handouts
► Sample Some of the MASA ExpertEase Videos!
As part of our strategic plan to deliver a multi-tiered system of professional development that meets the individualized learning goals of all members, MASA has partnered with Infinitec to create a library of professional development videos that are available to MASA members 24/7. Members can view these videos for their personal professional development and also to engage their teams in discussions surrounding critical topics. We now have forty-five videos online and we feature a wide variety of topics. MASA members can complete their PD requirements for teacher relicensure at no cost, and we have a good start on the required EL topics for administrative licensure renewal. Starting this month, we will be offering several sample videos that will be directly linked from the MASA web site (no sign-in required). See below for the videos that will are available until May. We hope you enjoy these videos; please let us know what you think! Click here for the entire library!
MASA Presents: Personalized Learning
Presented by Michelle Ament, Senior Director of Personalized Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
MASA Presents: Property Taxes from Levy Certification to Individual Tax Statement
Presented by Shelby McQuay, Municipal Advisor, Ehlers and Andrea Uhl, Financial Specialists, Ehlers
► Superintendent Job Changes/Openings [pdf]