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Health & Safety 
Threat Assessment in Schools  Nov. 4
This half-day course provides guidance to schools on how to develop a threat assessment program, which includes developing the school threat assessment team and guidance (key questions to answer) when conducting a threat assessment and making a determination. More information.

Professional Development Opportunities
Complete listings are available on the Professional Development page. To register, click on "Events & Registration."
Best Teaching and Learning Strategies to Create an Effective Classroom – Oct. 24
Spend the day learning the best practices found in the research on effective classrooms. Teachers will gain knowledge and skills in the most recent work of John Hattie, Robert Marzano, Mike Schmoker, Robert Pianta and Doug Reeves. Register.
The Leadership Cohort - Communities of Practice – Oct. 30
Day one of a three-part series. Attendees will address principles and strategies to build collaborative practices for providing feedback, instructional rounds, and authentic assessment of coaching skills and dispositions, as well as application of leadership skills. Register.
Peer Coaching Cohort – Nov. 6
This three-part cohort is designed for the participants to learn coaching skills. Participants will learn peer coaching norms and principles, strategies to build collaborative practices, and implementation requirements for instructional rounds. Register.

Leading Edge National Certification for Online & Blended Teaching – Nov. 3Jan. 21
This national online teacher certification guides educators through rigorous and engaging curriculum based on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) National Standards for Online Teaching. More information.

Special Education
Jennifer O’Toole: “Building Extraordinary People through Ordinary Stuff” & “Relentless Positivity (And a Little Bit of Caffeine)” – Oct. 28
Award-winning author Jennifer O’Toole was diagnosed as an Aspie in adulthood, is the mother of three Asperkids, the wife of an Aspie, an award-winning educator and author of the internationally-celebrated “Asperkids” book series. Join us for one or both sessions. More information.

WISC-V Training – Dec. 1
This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of the new WISC-V, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WISC-IV. All administration, scoring, and interpretation details will be reviewed. More information.

A Year of Social Skills Activities and Games for Children with High Functioning Autism– Dec. 4
This course aims to equip teachers, speech-language pathologists and mental health professionals with abundant, ready-to-use lessons, activities and games that they can use immediately in their work. More information.

Student Academic Enrichment
2014-2015 Student Academic Enrichment Program Dates

Chess Tournaments
Sign up now for fall and winter chess tournaments.
More information.

Science & Nature Conference
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The 2014 Science & Nature Conference was held Oct. 21.

Spelling Bee
Registration is open for the 2015 bee. Visit to register your school by Oct. 15. More information.

Minnesota Academic Decathlon
The theme for 2014-2015 is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation. Start a team today! More information.

Minnesota Academic Pentathlon - NEW Program!
SCSC is pleased to offer Academic Pentathlon®, the newest program of United States Academic Decathlon® and the premier national scholastic competition for middle school students. It was created to provide opportunities for students to experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition.
More information.

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