National Cooperative Contract Solutions
Introducing the NJPA National Cooperative Contract Solutions Program
South Central Service Cooperative announces a new and valued benefit for our members. Members will now have direct access to more than 200 vendor contracts through the NJPA National Cooperative Contract Solutions program. Find out more.
NutriStudents Menuing and Nutrition Software Open House – June 10
SCSC is announcing a new partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) for a food purchasing program with national-bid out contracts. All Region 9schools have the opportunity to use NutriStudents Menuing and Nutrition software. This software, valued over $16,000, is fully funded by NJPA. Join us at our open house to see this program in action and how it can benefit your foodservice operation. More information.
Professional Development Opportunities
Complete listings are available on the Professional Development page. To register, click on "Events & Registration."
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teachers
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. Sessions are offered June 9-August 14 and July 13-September 7. More information.
Educational Resources of Minnesota
Need graduate level credit for salary advancement or license renewal? Our classes provide educators with the tools needed to be a great teacher! Learn More.
Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 7–11
The Seventh Annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, school board members and parents to gain a greater understanding of the unique needs of gifted and high potential learners. Visit the symposium website for complete details.
Creating More Play: Facilitating Learning Through Play and Interaction – June 25
This interactive training day is designed to support preschool teachers in expanding skills to facilitate learning through play. We know that all learners (adults included!) learn best through participation and experience. This training is designed with this mind. Come ready to learn – and play! Register.
ech Boot Camp – July 27-30
Join in this week of cutting-edge technology training at an economical price. Sessions are offered a-la-carte and are focused on using technology in education. More information.
Summer Reading Escape – July 30
Enjoy reading through the books on the list, submit an online review for each books you read and then convene on May 5 for a full day of full day of networking, best practices and literacy resources. More information.
11 Principles Trainings – Aug. 11, 12 or 13
The 11 Principles is a framework for improving school climate and culture through a school-wide emphasis on character education. More information.
Environmental Resource Center
FREE materials to assist schools and families to address behavior and public health risks. A collection of valuable resource materials are available free of charge to schools, parents and community leaders who make decisions in complex and controversial environments from the Environmental Resource Center. More information.
Early Childhood Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities
Early Childhood Inclusion Work Days June 23
Outcomes for the two work days: Solidify beliefs and understanding of inclusion, explore inclusion practices and models, define needs within your own local program and develop a district early childhood improvement plan around inclusive practices. More information.
Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training – Sept. 16–17
Participate in a comprehensive review of the TPOT Research Edition. Learn how to score and interpret the TPOT. This two-day workshop is intended for internal coaches, external coaches, and behavior specialists from current pyramid model sites. This training is also offered at three other locations at different dates. More information.
Student Academic Enrichment
Minnesota Academic Decathlon
St. Peter Academic Decathlon Team Medals at National Finals
St. Peter Academic Decathlon team earned six individual medals at the United States Academic Decathlon® National Finals in Garden Grove, California April 16–18, an impressive feat amongst the top 33 teams in the nation as well as 11 teams from China, two from the United Kingdom and 53 individual students. Read More.
Senior High Knowledge Bowl
Congratulations to the Senior High Knowledge Bowl teams who participated in the regional meet. Tri-City United Platinum finished in first place with 108 points. Le Sueur Henderson Smaragdine earned second place and New Ulm Purple finished in third. These teams advanced to the state meet at Cragun's resort in Brainerd on April 9-10. View season scores.