UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Important Resources: Cleaning, Disinfection and Ventilation in Schools US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), December 2020 View Here
REVISED January 15: Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County This information is updated each Thursday, January 14, 2021 View Here
NEW:2021 Legislative Session Begins Valerie Dosland, MASA LobbyistView Here
NEW:January, 2021 MASA Master Classes This month, we are offering two Master Classes ... View Here
NEW: MASA Views to Voice Podcast Episode #39 Zoom, Masks, JANUS by Jane Sigford | Published: January 2021 Click Here to Listen For the past year my life, like yours, has been dramatically different. We have all been inundated with uncertainty, changes, fear, scarcity, (such as toilet paper and Lysol wipes). Routines and practices we expected as givens, were no longer there. Nothing was quite the same. One just couldn’t pick up and go to a movie or go out to lunch or pop into the grocery store without wearing a mask or maintain a social distance. However, even with the promise of vaccines on the horizon, it’s doubtful that society will return to exactly what was in place before. The uncertainty isn’t over and we can use this time to reflect and create our own better future. CC - Closed captioning is available for this episode
NEW: MASA Member Directories are now updated View Here
NEW: 2020 Richard Green Scholar Recipient, Dr. Kim Hiel, Superintendent for the Fridley Public School District
The Influence of Society’s Perceptions and Stereotypes on African American Women Administrators’ Leadership Practices Dr. Hiels's Press Release View Here Dr. Hiels's Presentation PPT View Here Dr. Hiels's Presentation Paper View Here
The Safe Learning Plan has been updated to reflect new changes in the Minnesota Department of Health’s 2020 - 2021 Planning Guide for Schools. School districts and charter schools are strongly encouraged to require staff operating in-person or hybrid learning to wear face masks and face shields together whenever possible during the school day as an important additional health and safety precaution to prevent against the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities. Districts and charter schools will receive additional masks and shields from the state and school leaders must provide them to staff. The face covering requirements under Executive Order 20-81 remain in effect.
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Management Concerned for Public Education (MCPE) During the legislative session, MASA will once again be at the capitol representing YOU! MASA is committed to providing an excellent effort of influencing lawmakers in the support of educational leaders. "It Takes All of Us” to do this, and we need your support. Join MCPE today!
The MASA winter newsletter has been published online! View Here
Award Nominations Now Open! Each year, MASA provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding members who are dedicated leaders and advocates for children and Minnesota education. We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for recognition. Nominate someone who you feel reflects the qualities of a leader, who is committed to education and who is an exemplary representative of MASA.
Call for Proposals MASA is inviting proposals for future Master Classes.
We know our members are busier than ever. We also know that our members are learners, and value the opportunity to enhance personal and professional skills. MASA is offering a number of shorter workshops that we are calling our Master Classes. A master class is an opportunity offered by an expert presenter to learners of advanced skill in a particular profession or discipline. MASA’s master classes will be held virtually every few weeks or so and will feature presentations that address the expressed needs and interests of our members.
Anyone who is interested in presenting a master class is invited to submit a proposal by clicking here. This brief proposal form takes only a few minutes to complete. This is an ongoing invitation, so there is no deadline for submissions, but please send an email to Jeanna Vohnoutka (email@example.com) so our staff will know you have submitted your proposal.
Some things to note: Topics can be any subject that would interest educational leaders. Sessions are short, 90 minutes at most. Because we offer the sessions at no charge to our members, presenters are not compensated. Sessions are presented virtually using Zoom.
Thank you for considering a presentation. Your willingness to share your work is a great gift to your colleagues!
Professional Learning: click on a box below for more information or visit our professional learning page HERE more opportunities