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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

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: 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

Nonprofit Board Basics Workshop

This online training will provide foundational information about board governance and leadership. If you are new to a nonprofit board or need to brush up your knowledge about nonprofit board roles and responsibilities - this training is for you. This training will be interactive with an opportunity to connect with other board members and/or staff.


Though covering a variety of topics, this training will not address diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), board assessment strategies, advanced financial oversight or analysis, interpersonal topics – relationships between board members, board chair and CEO relationship, or board recruitment.

July 20, 2022

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11  a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Summer Data Session with Follow Up

Put data to work. Receive valuable information on assessment and data literacy in the morning and put what you learn to work in the afternoon. Choose a topic of importance to your district and strive to make action plans meaningful and relevant. This training includes two follow-up data sessions during the 2022-2023 school year. 

July 27, 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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRESS Implementation for Leadership Teams

This workshop will provide support to administrators and educators who want to refine and evaluate their implementation of PRESS. This training is uniquely designed to support school teams in evaluating, tweaking, and moving forward with PRESS implementation. PRESS instructors will facilitate discussions and provide time for your school teams to collaborate.

Aug. 17, 2022

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12-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

PRESS Classwide (Tier 1) Interventions

Learn an efficient process to analyze screening data and plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole-class implementation. We introduce a process for examining student data and using a protocol to guide instructional decisions.


Specifically, we demonstrate a class-wide intervention framework for classrooms where over half of students have been identified as below grade level on a universal screening measure.


Recommended for elementary teachers and administrators.

Aug. 17, 2022

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8:30-11:30 a.m.

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Sourcewell

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

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

Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma 101

Trauma inhibits a person’s ability to learn, build relationships, and function in a classroom. To support students affected by trauma, educators must first understand the types of traumas (beyond ACES) and how trauma impacts the brain and behavior in both students and adults. This equity infused training will conclude with an introduction to trauma informed practices.

Aug. 24, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Paraprofessional Professional Development Day

This event will bring novice and seasoned paraprofessionals together for a day of learning and collaborating around academic, social, and behavioral supports.

Aug. 31, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

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