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September 2014
9/10/2014
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $30.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/5/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of all of the tests of achievement, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WJ-III. All administration and scoring details will be reviewed, followed by modeling of the procedures on video, and an opportunity for participants to practice scoring. There will also be an emphasis on interpretation of the test results. Tests from the WJ IV Oral Language battery will also be reviewed, with emphasis on the tests most applicable to a learning disability assessment.
Fee includes lunch and materials. Please bring your laptop for hands-on experience.
Comment: Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP, is a nationally recognized expert on psychoeducational assessment and children’s memory problems. A former school psychology professor, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services. He has authored books on cognitive and memory assessment, and is the author of a psychological test and test-scoring software.
9/11/2014
ACCUPLACER PROCTOR Training - SC Perkins Consortium
Status: Expired
Registration
Deadline:
9/9/2014
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kathryn Rusch Telephone: (507)389-7241 Fax: (507)387-5484
Description: 2014-15 ACCUPLACER Proctor Training for SC Perkins Consortium member districts, ABE & ETS.
SCC - 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN
Heritage Hall. 8:30-11:30 a.m.
PARK ANYWHERE THERE is A PARKING SLOT - parking regulations not in effect until 9/22/14. Red & Orange lots usually have openings.

Comment: BRING your Laptop or Tablet with you.

CEU's available for participants.
9/15/2014
SOCRATES Bid Conference - Required
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 9:30 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Registration
Deadline:
9/11/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The purpose of the RFP Conference is to clarify the intent of this RFP, present the general concept of the services requested and answer provider questions. There will be a short presentation with questions and answers to follow. Providers may submit written questions in advance by email to the Issuing Contact. Questions so submitted will be addressed at the meeting. (The identity of the questioner will be kept confidential.)
Link: SOCRATES RFP
9/15/2014
SOCRATES Bid Conference - Optional
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 12:45 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
9/11/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The purpose of the RFP Conference is to clarify the intent of this RFP and answer provider questions. Providers may submit written questions in advance by email to the Issuing Contact. Questions so submitted will be addressed at the meeting.
Comment: Participation by web/phone conference may be requested. Please email the Issuing Contact if desired: rfp@projectsocrates.org. Instructions to join the conference call session will be emailed upon registration.
Link: SOCRATES RFP
9/18/2014
Teaching the Head and Heart: Creating a Culture of Character in Online Education
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
9/17/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This webinar focuses on intentionally teaching character education in virtual schools to nurture the whole child. Unlike face-to-face classrooms, character education cannot be taught by daily interactions and modeling in an online classroom. This session will cover the qualities of effective character education macro structures and ideas on how to teach character in a virtual classroom to help students gain a moral compass, form good habits, and create a desire to contribute to the greater good.

Speakers:

Holly Hartwig, Academic Consultant, Pearson
Comment: Register at:

http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/teacher-talk/

Register in EventWorks to receive one CEU for attendance in the webinar. Please submit a paragraph addressing how the information presented would impact your teaching practice.
Link: iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar
9/22/2014
Bridging the Link Between Early Childhood and Kindergarten Readiness
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:45 PM
Lunch fee (no fee to bring your own lunch) $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/19/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This daylong event will focus on the effect of early childhood academic content on later student achievement. Research experts and practitioners also will discuss how districts and schools can improve learning and instruction using evidence-based and promising practices that are challenging and playful for young children. SCSC will serve as an ITV location for this event.

Speakers:
Amy Claessens, Ph.D , Assistant Professor, University of Chicago,
Harris School of Public Policy

Shannon Riley-Ayers, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

Margarita Calderón, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University

Megan Cox, Ph.D., Assessment Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Comment: Visit http://registration.airprojects.org/RELEvent/register.aspx to register your attendance.
9/23/2014
Peer Coaching Cohort - Day 3
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $750.00
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This is the third day of a three day Peer Coaching Workshop. Participants earn a certification for Peer Coaching. As part of the certification participants are required to view classroom scenarios and classrooms in the field and determine accurate levels of observation feedback.
9/24/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
9/23/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
9/24/2014
SC Perkins Consortium Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Registration
Deadline:
9/19/2014
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kathryn Rusch Telephone: (507)389-7241 Fax: (507)387-5484
Description: 2014-15 SC Perkins Plan review, SC Perkins Project grant applications, MCC articulation calendar and website update, Course 2 Career guide updates.
SC Perkins Consortium Meeting
South Central College - Heritage Hall
1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato MN 56003
CEU's available to participants.
Comment: Full breakfast included
9/24/2014
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
9/23/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
9/26/2014
AAC: Say What? Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/23/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This comprehensive workshop will address needs that have been identified throughout Region 9 from identifying students needing AAC to implementation and ensuring the alternative communicaiton method grows with the child. Linda Felsheim will address the group in the morning with where to start, assessment, data collection, process of getting devices for trial, and implementation. The afternoon will consist of the "big name" communication device representatives sharing what their companies offer for devices and language.
Comment: Fee includes lunch and materials. 6 CEU hours will be awarded after taking a short feedback survey after the workshop.
9/29/2014
Junior High Knowledge Bowl Coaches' Meeting
Status: Open
Registration
Deadline:
9/26/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Betty Widmer Blace Telephone: 507-381-7622
Description: Junior High Knowledge Bowl Coaches meet 12:30-3 to discuss upcoming season. Coaches receive Junior High Knowledge Bowl Handbook and practice sets. Lunch is provided. There is no fee.
9/29/2014
Junior High Knowledge Bowl Team Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $175.00
Junior High Knowledge Bowl Team $175.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/26/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Betty Widmer Blace Telephone: 507-381-7622
Description: I only need the number of teams not number of Knowledge Bowl participants. Team registration of 6 members per team. Please register before the coaches meeting. We will be using these registration numbers to create the schedule prior to the coaches meeting.
Comment: Please make payment promptly.
9/30/2014
Bullying Prevention
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/29/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Join Nancy Riestenberg, School Climate Specialist from the Minnesota Department of Education, for technical assistance for districts on violence and bullying prevention, school connectedness, school climate, dropout prevention, cultural relevance in prevention education, crisis prevention and recovery, and restorative measures.
October 2014
10/1/2014
MSTP Math Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Math Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for teachers of grades 3-6. Dates: June 23-24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2014 and March 11, 2015. April 15, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
10/1/2014
MN Academic Decathlon Coaches Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 3:15 PM
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/1/2014
Location 1: SCSC Staff Conference Room 119
Location Map
N. Mankato, MN
Contact: Elyse Anderson Telephone: (507) 389-6851 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Discussion of the new competition format for the season, alignment with the overview of curriculum materials, team structure and strategies, practice questions, materials, potential scrimmages, state event, judges, etc.

Coaches may meet in person at the SCSC Conference Center, or join via conference call.
Comment: Please bring your school calendar, ideas for the local structure, promotional ideas and methods of recruiting, etc. Specific coaching strategies can be discussed/shared.
10/3/2014
NEW DATE-Share the Success: The Power of Email Marketing for Cities and Schools
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:30 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/26/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Joyce Swenson Telephone: (507)389-2461 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: What is email marketing and why should it be a key element of your marketing plan? Learn how you
can build trust, engage your community, increase pride, and even generate revenue. You will get a step by step walk through for putting an email plan in place: strategy, objectives, contacts, content, subject line, terminology, measurement analytics and social sharing tools. Tactics are highlighted with real life examples from a suburban metro school district and city government office using Constant Contact.
Comment: About Mary Pat McNeil: Mary Pat is solution master at MP&G Marketing Solutions, a virtual branding,marketing, and communications agency that brings your brand to life! MP&G specializes in communications for school districts and city
government entities.

Mary Pat has strategically built marketing services capabilities for major consumer products companies including Tonka Toys, Star Tribune, and General Mills. Her background marries a unique combination of branding, advertising, public relations, and for profit and non-profit marketing experience bringing a broad and deep perspective to her work. She is a Constant Contact Solution Provider.
Link: Download a flier
10/6/2014
SECOND TRAINING OFFERED..Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $30.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/1/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Due to high demand, training is being offered again. This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of all of the tests of achievement, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WJ-III. All administration and scoring details will be reviewed, followed by modeling of the procedures on video, and an opportunity for participants to practice scoring. There will also be an emphasis on interpretation of the test results. Tests from the WJ IV Oral Language battery will also be reviewed, with emphasis on the tests most applicable to a learning disability assessment.
Fee includes lunch and materials. Please bring your laptop for hands-on experience.
Comment: Dr. Milton J. Dehn, NCSP, is a nationally recognized expert on psychoeducational assessment and children’s memory problems. A former school psychology professor, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services. He has authored books on cognitive and memory assessment, and is the author of a psychological test and test-scoring software.
10/7/2014
Emergency Plan Visitor/Entry Procedures & The Art of De-Escalation (Verbal Judo)
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Event Fee $35.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/6/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: The first half of this course will provide Visitor/Entry best practices and protocols to school staff members to maintain a safe and secure environment in the school setting. We will focus upon the balance which must be maintained between providing a welcoming culture to school visitors, yet always remaining vigilant to the primary focus of school safety.
Participants will be able to:
· Explain the benefits of development and adoption of best practices models of Visitor/Entry Procedures for schools
· Understand the concept of situational awareness as it applies to school safety
· Understand legal and policy authority to limit access to non-school persons in school facilities
· Learn methodology of Visitor/Entry procedures and protocols
· Develop processes and procedures for Visitors in schools
· Learn physical controls that may be utilized to enhance Visitor/Entry procedures
· Discuss response to unauthorized Visitor/Intruder access to the school facility

The second half of the morning will be devoted to the Art of De-Escalation (Verbal Judo). This training is designed to assist participants in developing communication tools to use during difficult situations or crises.

Attendees will learn:
· Effective ways to remain in control of a situation while maintaining professionalism
· How to apply techniques of crisis communications to almost any situation involving individuals who are upset, uncooperative or threatening
· The 5 basic steps of crisis communications.
Comment: Instructor:Randy Johnson - School Emergency Planning Coordinator
Randy served as a law enforcement officer for 32 years. In his final role as Captain for the White Bear Lake Police Department he was the command officer for law enforcement investigations, emergency communications, emergency planning coordination and School Resource Officer personnel. Randy also held the titles of City of White Bear Lake Emergency Manager, previously Roseville Police Sergeant and Roseville Emergency Manager. He has worked extensively with schools in writing crisis plans and has been involved in many school drills and exercises. Randy is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command.

Instructor:Gina Wieler - School Resource Officer (SRO) Training Coordinator
Gina has 11 years of experience as a licensed police officer for the City of Ramsey primarily focusing on community relationships, partnership with Safe Kids program, coordination of school safety patrol, and threat assessments. She also has five years of experience in crime prevention based programming focusing on at-risk youth, truancy reduction, gang/graffiti task force efforts, school and law enforcement collaboration, and family outreach. Gina holds degrees in Psychology, Recreation Management and Law Enforcement and is currently enrolled in an MA Forensic Mental Health program.
10/9/2014
SSOC Application Writing Support Workshop
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 1:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Registration
Deadline:
10/2/2014
Location 1: TIES Event Ctr
Location Map
St. Paul, MN
Contact: Synergy - Barbara Bergseth Telephone: 612-419-3619 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Designed for schools and districts applying to be a State and National Schools of Character.

Writing teams are invited to bring their drafts and portfolios with them for a time of refining. Principals and educational leaders from National Schools of Character serve as coaches reviewing your drafts, offering suggestions and answering questions. For more information, contact Barb Bergseth at 612-419-3619.

Please register as soon as possible. We will invite coaches according to the number of teams who reserve, providing one coach for each team.
Comment: Workshop will be held in the Lexington Room, located in the NEW Event Center on the west end of the complex. Park in the lot just west of the building off Larpenteur Avenue.

Coffee and water will be provided.
10/10/2014
2014-2015 Academic Decathlon Team Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 10:55 PM
Start Time: 11:00 PM
End Time: 11:05 PM
Team Fee $350.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/10/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Elyse Anderson Telephone: (507) 389-6851 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Please register under the name of the coach and provide the number of students participating. You do not need to list student names or division.
Comment: The Official Team Roster form can be found on our website to submit grade level and GPA's for competition purposes. GPA computation worksheets, code of conduct forms and student registration and parent permission forms can also be found on the website.

Paperwork deadlines:
• Team registration deadline and participation fee ($350): Oct. 10, 2014
• Team Paperwork Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014. (Permission forms, Code of
Conduct, Transcripts and GPA Calculations.)
• Regional rosters due to MNAD: Dec. 15, 2014
• Oak Ridge State Competition Reservations Due: Jan. 2015
• Final Rosters & Interview Forms Due: Jan. 30, 2015

Competition Dates:
Meet 1: Oct. 11-12, 2014
Meet 2: Nov.15-16, 2014
Meet 3: Dec. 6-7, 2014
Meet 4: Jan. 10-11, 2015 (regional)

State Competition
State Essay: Feb. 10, 2015 (Feb. 11 backup)
State Objective Testing: Feb. 12, 2015 (Feb. 13 backup)
State Competition at Oak Ridge: Feb. 22 & 23, 2015
10/11/2014
EdCampMSP at Minnesota History Center
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Attend the third annual EdCampMSP sponsored by Osseo Public Schools at the Minnesota History Center. This unconference is for educators who want to shape the workshop day around their interests, expertise and through sharing in small breakout discussion sessions.
Link: Register for EdCampMPS
10/13/2014
Relicensure in a Day
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Number of sessions you will attend (enter 1 - 6) $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/10/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: The State of Minnesota requires certain professional development courses be taken by licensed educators to gain relicensure. Classes cost $50.00 per class.
The classes are offered in this order:
8:00 am Technology -
9:00 am Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness
10:00 am Accommodations and Modifications in the General Classroom -
11:00 am Scientifically Based Reading Instruction -
12:00 Lunch Break on your own -
1:00 Positive Behavior Systems and
2:00 The Reflective Statement.
10/14/2014
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/13/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
10/20/2014
Telepractice Training
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 9:30 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/17/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Telepractice involves the application of telecommunications technology (computer based video conferencing) to deliver services by linking therapists to clients for assessment, intervention and/or consultation.
This is a service delivery model that is endorsed by ASHA, and is growing in demand due to the shortage of Speech/Language Pathologists, and the distances between client locations.
Comment: Participants need to bring laptop computer with built-in camera (if you don’t have one, bring your laptop anyway) Plantronics Audio 326 Headset (Amazon) and USB audio adapter SD-CM-UAUD.

Deborah Moorse, SLP and Josh Sumption, Manager of Technology from SWWC Service Cooperative will present information and hands on live with Telepractice.

Lunch is included on site and 4 CEUs will be awarded after a short online survey.
10/21/2014
Science & Nature Conference - CHAPERONE Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:35 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/20/2014
Location 1: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location Map
St. Peter, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Welcome to the 2014 Science & Nature Conference! We are pleased you will be attending with students and providing them with essential adult supervision. All adults MUST register online even though you attend FREE of charge. Please be careful to use the “Chaperone Registration” and not the “Student Registration”.

We hope you will enjoy this special hands-on academic enrichment conference designed with your students in mind! Many of the presenters welcome your assistance with the activities they have planned and may even invite you to help them. Feel free to contribute! Classes are handicap accessible.

Please contact the conference coordinator to request any special needs.

You will travel between buildings on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus - please dress accordingly.
Comment: Please park in the visitors parking adjacent to the Jackson Campus Center and buses may park in the gravel lot near the football stadium. There is a map of campus on the Science & Nature page of the SCSC website.

The check-in and information desk is located in Alumni Hall.

Lunch will NOT be available for purchase, please provide your own lunch and beverage.

Please allow students priority seating in sessions. Materials in sessions are limited to students unless otherwise noted by the presenter.

Please keep in mind that SCSC reserves the right to add/change classes, or substitute presenters as necessary due to cancellations or small registration numbers.
10/21/2014
Science & Nature Conference - STUDENT Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:35 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/20/2014
Location 1: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location Map
St. Peter, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Welcome to the 2014 Science & Nature Conference!

Please attend with a responsible adult.

Remember your lunch! There will NOT be food or beverages available for purchase.

You will travel between buildings on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus - please dress accordingly.
Comment: You will receive a folder at the conference with your schedule, room numbers and a map of campus. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will enjoy the day!

The check-in and information desk is located in Alumni Hall. There is a map of campus located on the Science & Nature page of the SCSC website.

If you are in grades 3-4 please attend the Opening Program in Alumni Hall and then proceed to sessions I, II and III.

If you are in grades 5-6 please attend sessions I, II and III followed by the Closing Program in Alumni Hall.
10/21/2014
Indoor Air Quality Coordinator
Status: Open
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Dan Tranter of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will present a school indoor air quality and environmental health training this October 21, 2014 at SCSC. This course will prepare school officials to assess their buildings and policies, and implement plans to address identified issues. After completion of the training, attendees will receive a certificate.

NOTE: Previous attendees may want to attend again as the curriculum has changed over the years. Individuals that attended a previous IAQ training will meet best practices. There is no ‘refresher training’ expectation.

There is no cost to attend this training. Lunch is not included.
Comment: To register please complete the MDH registration form found in the link below (note: you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser) and mail or fax to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Indoor Air Unit
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Fax: 651-201-4606
Questions can be directed to Tina Leland at
tina.leland@state.mn.us
Link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/schools/trainings.pdf
10/22/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/21/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
10/22/2014
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/21/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
10/27/2014
Senior High Knowledge Bowl Coaches' Meeting
Status: Open
Registration
Deadline:
10/24/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Betty Widmer Blace Telephone: 507-381-7622
Description: Senior High Coaches meet to discuss upcoming season. Coaches will receive Senior High Handbook and practice sets. Lunch is provided there is no fee. 12:30-3
10/27/2014
Senior High Knowledge Bowl Team Registration
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $235.00
Per team $235.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/24/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Betty Widmer Blace Telephone: 507-381-7622
Description: Team registration of 5 members per team. You can register as many teams as desired.
Comment: You can make payment with credit card via the website or mail in payment. Please make payment promptly.
10/28/2014
See-Through Eggshells and Chalk on the Trampoline
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:30 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/27/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Jennifer O'Toole, Award Winner. Aspie. Author. Mom. She is bubbly and spirited, exactly the opposite of what many people think of when they hear the words, Aspergers, but her expertise and the strong personal endorsement of greats like Drs. Templin Grandin and Liane Holliday Willey, proves she's the real deal.
Comment: There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served.
10/28/2014
Relentless Positivity And A Little Bit of Caffeine
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 5:30 PM
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
10/27/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Jennifer O'Toole, Award Winner. Aspie. Author. Mom. She is bubbly and spirited, exactly the opposite of what many people think of when they hear the words, Aspergers, but her expertise and the strong personal endorsement of greats like Drs. Templin Grandin and Liane Holliday Willey, proves she's the real deal.
Comment: There is no charge for this event and light refreshments will be served.
10/30/2014
The Leadership Cohort - Communities of Practice
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Individual Pricing $750.00
Team Fee (up to 5 members) $3,500.00
Team Members (additional members above 5) $650.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/29/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Join fellow administrators and teachers for three days of Leadership Training at South Central Service Cooperative. 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. New and continuing cohort members welcome! Dates: Oct. 30, Dec. 4 and March 19.
10/31/2014
MSTP Science Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Science Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for earth science teachers of grades 8-12. Dates: July 24-25, Oct. 31, and Nov. 18, 2014 and Feb. 3, and March 3, 2015. April 21, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
November 2014
11/1/2014
Fall Chess Tournament
Status: Open
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $18.00
Location 1: Mankato East High School
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Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This tournament for students in grades K-12 will award medals for division champions and ribbons for grade level winners. All players receive a participation certificate. Register with Mankato Community Education/Recreation at www.mankatocer.com or 507-387-5501.
11/4/2014
Threat Assessment in Schools
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Event Fee $35.00
Registration
Deadline:
11/3/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: 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. A school threat assessment program is a process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may pose a threat of targeted violence in schools.
Comment: Instructors: Nancy Lageson & Gina Wieler

Lageson is the director of the Minnesota School
Safety Center, which is within the Department of
Public Safety - Division of Homeland Security and
Emergency Management (HSEM). She joined HSEM
in 2009 after retiring from the Brooklyn Park Police
Department. She served 14 years as a law enforcement
officer, which included working as a juvenile investigator
and school resource officer in three Minnesoat school
districts. Lageson began her HSEM career in the original
Minnesota School Safety Center, developing and
facilitating a comprehensive school resource officer
training program. She has also served as Operations
and Homeland Security branch director and the Hostile
Action Based Preparedness coordinator in the Radiological
Preparedness Program. Lageson holds a bachelor’s degree in
mass communication and a master’s degree in educational
leadership.

Gina Wieler - School Resource Officer (SRO) Training Coordinator
Gina has 11 years of experience as a licensed police officer for the City of Ramsey primarily focusing on community relationships, partnership with Safe Kids program, coordination of school safety patrol, and threat assessments. She also has five years of experience in crime prevention based programming focusing on at-risk youth, truancy reduction, gang/graffiti task force efforts, school and law enforcement collaboration, and family outreach. Gina holds degrees in Psychology, Recreation Management and Law Enforcement and is currently enrolled in an MA Forensic Mental Health program.
11/5/2014
MSTP Math Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Math Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for teachers of grades 3-6. Dates: June 23-24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2014 and March 11, 2015. April 15, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
11/5/2014
Leading With Character: What's Your Direction?
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 9:30 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Event Fee $60.00
Registration
Deadline:
10/29/2014
Location 1: University of St. Thomas - Mpls Opus Hall - Room: Rooms 201 & 202
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Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Synergy - Barbara Bergseth Telephone: 612-419-3619 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Making a positive influence on the youth we are leading, begins with looking at our own character. What you say and do makes a big impression. Get inspired and strengthen your own leadership with practical advice and ideas from leaders who know first hand the value of positive character.

Link to more information including directions and parking: http://synergyexchange.org/Educate/LeadingwithCharacter.asp
Comment: Early bird registration (By Sept 30) $60 (includes lunch)
Regular registration (By October 29) $75 (includes lunch)

Registration questions, please contact Barb Bergseth, 612-419-3619, bbergseth@synergyexchange.org or Joyce Swenson, 612-578-3377, jswenson@synergyexchange.org
Link: Link for more information.
11/6/2014
Peer Coaching Cohort
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $750.00
Registration
Deadline:
11/5/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Location 2: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: 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. Coaches will also develop and demonstrate authentic assessments of coaching skills and dispositions as well as demonstrate their knowledge and application of leadership skills. Dates: Nov. 6-7 and Dec. 5.
11/13/2014
Echoes and Reflections
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $35.00
Registration
Deadline:
11/12/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Echoes and Reflections equips teachers with the tools they need to help today’s students study the Holocaust as a significant event in human history, recognize the complexity of individual choices, and to define the role and responsibility of the individual to uphold the principles of a democracy.
Comment: Participants will receive a resource guide and access to online materials. Lunch is included.
11/18/2014
MSTP Science Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Science Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for earth science teachers of grades 8-12. Dates: July 24-25, Oct. 31, and Nov. 18, 2014 and Feb. 3, and March 3, 2015. April 21, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
December 2014
12/3/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
12/2/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
12/3/2014
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
12/2/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
12/4/2014
Leader to Leadership Cohort - Day 2
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Individual Pricing $750.00
Team Fee (up to 5 members) $3,500.00
Team Members (additional members above 5) $650.00
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Join fellow administrators and teachers for three days of Leadership Training at South Central Service Cooperative. 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. New and continuing cohort members welcome! Dates: Oct. 9, Dec. 4 and March 19.
12/9/2014
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
12/8/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
12/10/2014
MSTP Math Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Math Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for teachers of grades 3-6. Dates: June 23-24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2014 and March 11, 2015. April 15, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
12/30/2014
Winter Chess Tournament
Status: Open
Start Time: 1:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Event Fee $18.00
Location 1: Mankato East High School
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Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: This tournament for students in grades K-12 will award medals for division champions and ribbons for grade level winners. All players receive a participation certificate. Register with Mankato Community Education/Recreation at www.mankatocer.com or 507-387-5501.
January 2015
1/13/2015
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
1/12/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
1/28/2015
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
1/27/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
1/28/2015
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
1/27/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
February 2015
2/3/2015
MSTP Science Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Science Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for earth science teachers of grades 8-12. Dates: July 24-25, Oct. 31, and Nov. 18, 2014 and Feb. 3, and March 3, 2015. April 21, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
2/10/2015
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM
Registration
Deadline:
2/9/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
2/25/2015
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/24/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
2/25/2015
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
2/24/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
March 2015
3/3/2015
MSTP Science Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Science Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for earth science teachers of grades 8-12. Dates: July 24-25, Oct. 31, and Nov. 18, 2014 and Feb. 3, and March 3, 2015. April 21, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
3/11/2015
MSTP Math Cohort 2014-15
Status: Open
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: The 2014-15 Math Science Teacher Partnership Math Cohort will focus on standards and instructional strategies for teachers of grades 3-6. Dates: June 23-24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2014 and March 11, 2015. April 15, 2015 will be reserved as make up date in case of weather postponement.
Comment: Multiple teachers from each grade level as well as special education teachers are invited to attend. Workshops for cohorts will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the SCSC Conference Center in North Mankato.
3/25/2015
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/24/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
3/25/2015
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/24/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
April 2015
4/14/2015
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM
Registration
Deadline:
4/13/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Location 2: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
4/22/2015
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/21/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
4/22/2015
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/21/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
May 2015
5/27/2015
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
5/26/2015
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
Location Map
No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
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