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2022-2023 New Teacher Academy

Partner with Sourcewell to provide essential support for teachers just starting out or returning to the classroom after a break. New Teachers Academy is designed to increase confidence and capacity in novice educators by combining relevant training with growth-focused coaching support. Support throughout the year includes:


Beginning Aug. 18

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

AVID for District Leadership

AVID for District Leadership is designed for district leaders enhancing their AVID College and Career Readiness System for all students districtwide. Participants will network with other district leaders through professional learning and collaboration opportunities. This professional learning will focus on the direct impact of district leadership on high-quality AVID implementation.

Aug. 16-17, 2022

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8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learns for Nonprofits - Dec. 2022

Topics to be determined.


For optimal virtual experience you will need:



  • Two-way audio/video capabilities and to have your camera on




  • Individual registration and your own PC/device to participate and engage with the course




  • Dependable wi-fi connection to stream audio/video for the duration of the course/event



Varies

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Noon-1:15 p.m.

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Online

Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learns for Nonprofits - Sept. 2022

Join us to learn about creative gift options for your nonprofit (stocks, real estate, etc.) Is your nonprofit missing out on a potential opportunity? Zach Tabatt, Nonprofit Development Officer from the Initiative Foundation and Terri Foster, Director of Donor Relation for the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation will lead a presentation and discussion about options that may be available to your nonprofit.

Sept. 6, 2022

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Noon-1:15 p.m.

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Online

Catalyst - Whole Group Classroom Leadership Beyond the Foundations (optional day 2)

Dig deeper into the Catalyst Whole Group Leadership foundation skills as well as additional strategies and refinements to impact the learning in your classroom even more. Collaborate and practice with other educators who are committed to preserving relationships, increasing engagement, and have more curriculum time for their students.

Aug. 3, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Catalyst - Whole Group Classroom Leadership: Foundational Skills (Day 1)

At the core of strong classroom management is how we, as educators, manage ourselves. In this class, participants learn strategies, based on observations and field-testing in more than 50,000 classrooms, that allow them to strengthen relationships, increase equity, reduce frustration, and foster independence in the classroom.

Aug. 2, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Catalyst: Keeping Them in the Room

Learn key strategies for keeping more students in the room more of the time. There are times when students have needs or behaviors that make it tricky to keep them in the general education setting, while keeping them and the rest of the class focused on learning.

Aug. 2-3, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Creating High-Quality Assessments Workshop

This workshop will guide you through the characteristics of high-quality assessments, the process of aligning assessments to learning targets and/or standards and how to score targets against proficiency scales. Apply what you learn and create your own high-quality assessment(s) on the spot with instructor guidance.

Aug. 16, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Critical Incident Stress Management

Helpers are often deeply affected by their work, especially critical incidents that can cause unusually strong emotional reactions. It is very common for staff to experience emotional aftershocks (or stress reactions) when they have experienced a difficult event — immediately after the traumatic event, or hours or days later. The signs and symptoms may last a few days to several months or more. This training focuses on normalizing and understanding such reactions to improve the ability to manage them and know if/when to reach out for more help. This course will walk through the steps of a Critical Incident Debriefing as endorsed by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

July 27, 2022

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1-4 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Early Childhood Fall Conference

This day of professional development, including a keynote presentation, breakouts, and panel messages is dedicated to current topics in the field of early childhood education. This year’s theme focuses on what matters most now in the day of a small child and those who support childhood development


 


About the keynote:


The conference will feature a keynote from Beka Swisher, a licensed parent educator with 15+ years of experience working with parents and families as a parent educator, child educator, and early childhood program director. Beka is co-founder of Connecting to Learn LLC, a curriculum and training company designed to support ECFE programs, and is also the founder of Practical Parenting LLC. She is passionate about empowering parents and teachers to understand how their child(ren)’s developing brain affects everything.

Oct. 7, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort

The Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort helps educators address biases and inequities at their roots. The cohort will provide content learning for examining and responding to inequitable systems, collaboration with others in the region working on similar goals, and care and support to sustain you along the journey.

Multiple dates

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Varies

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Sourcewell

Finding Time for Fitness

One of the most common barriers to developing the habit of regular physical activity is time - it's just one more thing to add to an already jam-packed schedule. But who says physical activity must happen at the gym? Learn how to easily fit more fitness into your day to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Earn 10 WellRight wellness points for watching.


Recorded live on April 20, 2022. Watch it on-demand now through Dec. 31, 2022.

On-demand

Formative Assessment Quick Wins

This on-demand course will define formative assessment and explore the benefits of utilization. Participants will learn about various formative assessment techniques for both virtual and in-person learning, and will leave the session ready to implement and achieve some formative assessment quick wins.

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On demand

Foundational Policing and Wellness: Becoming the Best You

The first part of this course is designed for newer officers wanting to learn about foundational policing as well as experienced officers wanting to hone their skills. Participants will examine the criminal court process including sentencing, police report writing skills, and keys to successful courtroom testimony. The second part of the course is all about you. Heath and wellness is important to your work and home life. Participants will learn how burnout and trauma can lead to a host of serious issues and learn tools you can use to help you.

Aug. 24, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Interview and Interrogation

This course will examine the different types of interviews and how officers should approach each unique situation with a plan. Participants will hone their interview and interrogation skills and learn new approaches that will lead to more confessions. This course will provide real examples of successful interviews and interrogations. Participants will engage with each other while interviewing victims and interrogating suspects.

March 1, 2023

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8:30 a.m.

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Sourcewell

K-12 Educational Technology

In this professional development session, educators will explore educational technology through hands-on learning specific to the grade level of students they serve. . Educators will have opportunity to discuss and design learning opportunities that leverage educational technology available through the Tech Mobile program and replace programming requests for the 2022-23 school year.

Aug. 3 or 4, 2022

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Varies

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Sourcewell

License Renewal: Differentiation Strategies

This webinar identifies elements of differentiation and explores differentiation strategies such as questioning, grouping, and choice. Use these strategies to meet both support and challenge needs of your diverse students.

On demand

License Renewal: Mental Health- Early Warning Signs & Suicide Prevention

Led by a mental health professional and educator, this webinar covers key facts about children's mental health, early warning signs of mental health disorders, and signs and symptoms of childhood suicide. Discussion includes strategies for how to respond and how to access help for students.

On demand

License Renewal: Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners

Multilingual learners in our classrooms are a huge asset; not every educator may feel confident in how to best support and include these students. This webinar offers insights to support educators in creating optimal learning environments and instructional strategies for each learner.

On demand

License Renewal: Teaching Reading

Explore components of effective reading instruction, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation and engagement. Within each component, participants will learn what it is, why we teach it, and how we teach it.

On demand

LSCI 401: LSCI Certification Training

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a brain-based, trauma-informed, relationship-building verbal strategy that turns crisis situations into learning opportunities for young people. In this workshop, participants will learn about specific stages and interventions with real tools to effectively intervene with children who have experienced trauma and those experiencing crisis.


Recommended for special education teachers, social workers, and counselors.

Aug. 15-19, 2022

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Starting at 8 a.m. daily

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Sourcewell

Mental Fitness: Resources for a Healthier You

Discover programs and resources available through your health insurance plan intended to help you strengthen your mental health, and ultimately, overall well-being. Earn 10 WellRight points just for watching! 


Recorded live on Jan. 19, 2022. Watch it on-demand now through Dec. 31, 2022.

On-demand

Minnesota Summit for Leading and Learning 2022

The Minnesota Summit for Learning and Leading is an excellent opportunity to engage with leading education experts as you continue the work of creating a culture of learning for all students. During this two-day event, participants will learn about:



  • Equity in our schools




  • High Reliability Schools




  • Grading and assessment




  • Classroom management




  • Social-emotional learning



This must-attend event features keynotes from Michael McDowell and Lavonna Roth, plus breakout sessions with Dr. Phil Warrick, Kristin Souers, Marceline DuBose, Nicole Dimich, Dennis Griffin, Anton Treuer, Jacki Brickman, and Jan Hoegh.


Learn more about the speakers >

Aug. 9-10, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Cragun's Resort