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Career Pathways Cohort

This program cohort is for districts who are participating in the Career Consultant Program. District identified career committees will attend to engage in professional learning, collaboration, and program planning. Cohort sessions may take place at Sourcewell or another Region 5 location depending on the content of the sessions. Program development is based in the Redefining Ready metrics and professional learning will include outside expertise and exemplars to support program development.

Beginning Aug. 16, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Catalyst - Short Call Substitute Teacher

This online course is focused on building an understanding of the role of a short-call sub in the classroom and school district, as well as the process for applying for the two-year short call sub license through the Minnesota Department of Education. Participants will also learn the basics of classroom management via the Catalyst learning approach. 

On demand

Catalyst Live

Catalyst Live provides one of the most powerful activities an educator can participate in: observing their colleagues in action.

Various dates

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

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Pillager Elementary School

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.

Nov. 8-9, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 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 the adults manage themselves. 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.

Nov. 10, 2022

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 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


Get the printable flyer (PDF) >


 


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

Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning

Each session in this series will build to develop an in-depth understanding of SEL competencies as well as the foundational conditions conducive to successful, equitable SEL application. Session topics include, but are not limited to, relationships, regulation, equity, resiliency, student voice, adult SEL, learning (and teaching) environments, and trauma. All educators and leaders are welcome; teams are encouraged.

Beginning Nov. 17, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Impact Education One-Day Conference

Get ready to connect, ideate, and elevate best practices in modern teaching at the 2023 Impact Education Conference! This year's event is on a Saturday - yes, a Saturday. We hope shifting to a weekend alleviates some of the challenges with finding substitutes and being away from your classroom. Our theme is Making Connections in a Digital World. 


You'll hear from Tara Brown, the Connection Coach, plus attend sessions led by fellow Minnesota educators. Discover resources, tools, and techniques that you can implement into your teaching practice right away for even greater student impact. Expect the same energizing and engaging community atmosphere of previous Impact Education Conferences condensed into a single day.


High-level agenda: Coming soon!


 


Conference address: 


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest


7025 Northland Drive North


Brooklyn Park, MN

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

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

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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Investigating Racialized Trauma and Healing

This new SEED course focused on racialized trauma will use Resmaa Menakem’s text, “My Grandmother’s Hands” to explore the intersections of trauma, race, racism, history, and the body. The text and course are about awareness as well as learning the pathways to mending our hearts and bodies.

Multiple dates

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12-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

K-12 Edtech Series

Gain a deeper understanding of educational technology in this training series. Content will focus on best-practices in instruction, content, and integration with educational technology. Each session will be accessible to all levels of knowledge and skill with elements of hands-on tech learning and time for team or individual lesson planning. The three sessions will provisionally focus on computational/design thinking as a framework, coding in the classroom, and integrating STEM learning and activities into content. The sessions can be taken as a series or individually based on your interest.

Oct. 14, 2022; Dec. 6, 2022; April 11, 2023

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

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Sourcewell

Paraeducator Online Training - With Proctored Assessments

Join this on-demand training opportunity to access a wide variety of online courses designed to provide paraprofessionals the targeted training needed to succeed as a Title I paraprofessional, including strategies that can be applied immediately.


For additional information view the Course List (includes course objectives)


The Minnesota Department of Education has partnered with Sourcewell to provide a limited number of seats available on a first-come first-serve basis. To be eligible, a proctored assessment must be completed within 90-days of system access. If the proctored assessment has not been completed within 90-days, you will be invoiced $59.


Please be aware that this is an on-demand training and any preparations for the assessments are up to the individual to complete online.


To access the Paraeducator Online Training for professional development without the assessments, register here.

On demand

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Sourcewell

Strategic Staff: Managing Constant Change

Change is emotional. Change is a process. Change is personal. Staff are usually the first contact that someone has with your organization. Not only does this mean that they need to manage changes from your organization to get work completed, but they also need to handle questions that others have on these changes both from those who work in the organization and from those the organization serves.

Nov. 9, 2022

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

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Sourcewell