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Recognizing and Addressing Harmful Language

Language is ever evolving and changing. Sometimes knowing which terms or descriptions to use can be difficult and sometimes we don’t even know we are using outdated or harmful language. This webinar is focused on promoting positive language around topics such as race, gender, and common school-based labels and language.

On demand

School Communications

Superintendents, school leaders, and all staff members engaged in communications work in central Minnesota schools are cordially invited to join in a series of school communications professional development sessions specifically tailored for schools in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties. Sourcewell is committed to bringing you best practices in and practical application of school communications. 

Beginning Oct. 24, 2023


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



Shifting the Balance Literacy Cohort

The state of Minnesota is committed to using structured literacy as its primary focus for teaching reading. There is a tremendous amount of information available to teachers; so much, that it can be very difficult to know where to start. For some, LETRS training has been an entrance point for their learning about the science of reading. However, the expense, intensity, and time commitment, may not be a good match for some educators. Shifting the Balance, 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balance Literacy Classroom: The Online Course, is an excellent resource that serves a similar purpose as LETRS, but in a more manageable and practical way.

In partnership with authors Kari Yates and Jan Burkins, Sourcewell has customized the course for regional educators. Participants will not only engage in the content but will also network with other regional participants to consider practical application and systems implementation.

Dec. 7, 2023 - kick-off


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - February 2024

Identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among young people. You will build the skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people. You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

Feb. 1, 2024


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