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April 2014
4/1/2014
Tech Coordinator Meeting
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
3/31/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
4/2/2014
School Pool Renewal Meeting
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/1/2014
Location 1: Country Inn & Suites - Room: Mississippi & Mankato
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Kelsey Rose Telephone: 507-389-1425 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: South Central Service Cooperative will be hosting the School Pool Membership/Advisory Committee Meeting at the Country Inn & Suites—1900 Premier Dr. Mankato on Wednesday, April 2nd from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:00. An agenda is being prepared and will be sent electronically prior to the meeting. Please register at the website listed below so that we have an insurance folder available for you. In addition to yourself please ask any additional representatives you wish to invite to register. Lunch will be provided.

If you are having a local insurance committee meeting in the next few weeks and would like Larry IntVeld to attend and participate please contact Larry IntVeld at 651-226-4365 or lintveld@comcast.net.

4/2/2014
Web Tool Wednesday: MMOG for STEM
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/1/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Learn about a free massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) in middle and high school. A MMOG is a 2- or 3-D graphical, simulated world played online where individuals take on a digital character, or avatar, that they use to represent themselves in this virtual space. They can interact with the designed environment in which activities take place, and also with other individuals’ avatars or non-player avatars that are part of the narrative.

Join us to learn about a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

If you seek CEUs, you must register here. If you want access to the webinar, please register with San Diego County Office of Education

Register for this weekly webinar at the link below:

http://edtechpd.sdcoe.net/web-tool-wednesdays
Comment: Each Wednesday, staff from the San Diego County Office of Education's Integrated Technology Services division will provide concise, one-hour webinars for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. No travel. No fees. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home.
4/3/2014
Practical Assessment and Treatment of Torticollis
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Event Fee $120.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/1/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Anne Pleva will present a one day course in a discussion of current evaluation and treatment of infant torticollis. It is designed for Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants. Emphasis is on a problem solving approach to develop individualized treatment plans for each unique child. The course also includes discussion on research, anatomy and normal development.
Comment: Treatment labs will be included. Participants should bring comfortable clothing for treatment labs. In addition, some techniques will be practiced on a doll. Please bring a doll that is at least 18-24 inches long. You will use these dolls for parent training and will be encouraged to use them in your practice.

Fee includes, lunch, materials and CEU.
4/7/2014 to
6/16/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching: Workshop Day: April 7-TIES
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:00 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 14
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/7/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Monday, April 7 from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at the TIES Conference Center in St. Paul - 1667 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul


SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge partner.
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
4/7/2014
Savvy Professional's Retreat - CANCELLED
Status: Expired
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Event Fee $60.00
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Are you or a colleague running “full steam ahead” but stamina is desperately low, giving to others but not taking time for your own professional growth, depleted in motivation? The Savvy Professional’s Retreat is designed to revitalize your energy for a strong finish to the year, shift your perspective and refocus your vision.
4/8/2014
MSTP Science Cohort
Status: Expired
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Science Cohort for 6th grade teachers
4/8/2014
Spring Wellness Coordinators Meeting
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 9:45 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/4/2014
Location 1: Country Inn & Suites - Room: Mississippi & Mankato
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Julie Glynn Telephone: (507)389-5766 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Spring Wellness Coordinators meeting for all CCOGA and School Wellness Coordinators.

Time for a Wellness Culture Change?
Spring into Action.........
Need new Inspirations and Ideas to Spread Wellness?
New ideas are sprouting this Spring.
Time to take charge of your Wellness Program.

Warm up to Wellness ideas:
We will be addressing the Whole Wellness Package:
Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Mental aspects of Wellness.
Create a sense of balance within the Wellness Culture at your School or Agency.
Small changes can make the biggest impact in the workplace.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other wellness coordinators
and discover what products and services are available to you.
Join in the discussion about employee wellness.








Comment: Please bring any wellness activity or news related item you wish to share.
Looking for innovative wellness ideas.
Morning coffee, lunch and all materials will be provided.
Look for Wellness Coordinators Meeting sign in the Lobby for conference room assignment.
4/9/2014
Web Tool Wednesday: Student Dynamic Presentations
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/8/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Teach your students the tools to create and present dynamic presentations and you'll instantly increase the rigor in any subject by challenging your students to creatively demonstrate what they know.

If you seek CEUs, you must register here. If you want access to the webinar, please register with San Diego County Office of Education

Register for this weekly webinar at the link below:

http://edtechpd.sdcoe.net/web-tool-wednesdays
Comment: Each Wednesday, staff from the San Diego County Office of Education's Integrated Technology Services division will provide concise, one-hour webinars for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. No travel. No fees. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home.
4/10/2014
PLT/Power Limited Technician Continuing Education Course
Status: Expired
Event Fee $210.00
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen Olson Telephone: 507-327-6191 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: SCSC gladly welcomes back instructor Dick Johnson of PLT Services to offer this informative (and yes, even entertaining at times) 8 hour CEU course for PLT/Power Limited Technicians.

Two-2 hour courses for RUT/Registered Unlicensed Technicians will be offered at a fee of $75 on the same day in either of two time slots: 8-10am or 12-2pm.

Refreshments and CEU filing is included with your registration.

Refreshment Menu:
Continental breakfast (coffee, juice, fruit & rolls)
Hot lunch for full day registrants
Afternoon snack of cookies, pop & coffee

**Contact me, Karen Olson @ kolson@mnscsc.org if you require additional CEU training prior to the end of this school year.
Comment: Simply copy this link into your web browser to learn more or to register:
http://www.pltservices.net/register?task=view_event&event_id=135

Please feel free to share this training opportunity with interested staff and colleagues!
4/11/2014
Re-Licensure
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Enter the number of sessions you will attend (the entire day is 6) $50.00
Full day discount. Put a 1 in the box if you are attending all six sessions. ($50.00)
Registration
Deadline:
4/11/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This six hour workshop will provide the participant with the six required courses for relicensure.

Participants can come to all six or to whichever courses they need.

This is the order of events:
8:00 Technology Training
9:00 Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness
10:00 Accommodations
11:00 Reflection
12:00 Lunch - on your own
1:00 Scientifically Based Reading Instruction
2:00 Positive Behavior Intervention Support
4/15/2014
MSTP Science Cohort (Snow date if needed)
Status: Expired
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Science Cohort for 6th grade teachers
4/16/2014
MSTP Math Cohort
Status: Expired
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Math Cohort for teachers grades 7-8
4/16/2014
Web Tool Wednesday: Connect Yourself and Your Students to the World!
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/15/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Use Google Hangouts for mystery location or mystery career calls. Develop a PLN with Google + Circles, communities and hangouts.

Join us to learn about a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

If you seek CEUs, you must register here. If you want access to the webinar, please register with San Diego County Office of Education

Register for this weekly webinar at the link below:

http://edtechpd.sdcoe.net/web-tool-wednesdays
Comment: Each Wednesday, staff from the San Diego County Office of Education's Integrated Technology Services division will provide concise, one-hour webinars for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. No travel. No fees. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home.
4/17/2014
Infinite Campus ****DATE CHANGE-May 8th
Status: Expired
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Dave Henning Telephone: (507)995-0165 Fax: (507)267-4410
Description: For further information please contact Stephanie Mrachek, Client Executive. Main: 651-631-0000 Direct: 763-795-4088 email: Stephanie.Mrachek@infinitecampus.com
4/23/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/22/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Monthly Meeting 9AM-12PM
Lunch 12PM-1PM
4/23/2014
Moodle Meeting
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/22/2014
Location 1: SCSC Staff Conference Room 119
Location Map
N. Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Lunch 12-1PM
Moodle Meeting 1-3PM
4/23/2014
Web Tool Wednesday: QR Codes
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/22/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Quick Response (QR) codes are an easy way to present content, resources, and more. We'll learn different ideas for use and how create codes that link to websites, audio, or anything you have in your Google Drive.

If you seek CEUs, you must register here. If you want access to the webinar, please register with San Diego County Office of Education

Register for this weekly webinar at the link below:

http://edtechpd.sdcoe.net/web-tool-wednesdays
Comment: Each Wednesday, staff from the San Diego County Office of Education's Integrated Technology Services division will provide concise, one-hour webinars for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. No travel. No fees. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home.
4/24/2014
Minnevate!
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/23/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Minnevate!- Minnesotans co-creating innovation for our public schools … an action agenda for our future.

We live in times of rapid, pervasive change-not just in the technology that affects every part of our lives, but in the fabric of our communities, the expectations of public organizations, the impacts of economic shift, and the interaction of diverse communities locally and globally.

We must prepare our young people for futures that we cannot yet imagine, and we believe Minnesota can lead the way.

The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has begun a year-long initiative to bridge the space between our visions for the future of Minnesota's schools and the realities of today. "Minnevate!" is a dialogue process to build an action agenda for education in Minnesota. We began in early December with a statewide kick-off event, and now we will convene regional groups to localize the conversation.

We invite your participation in our local "Minnevate!" event. Everyone is welcome! We will hear about the statewide process and then participate in a facilitated conversation.
Results from this meeting will help inform our work in the following months as we continue the conversation with communities across Minnesota. Our final product, to be released in autumn, 2014, will be an agenda for action that communities can use to build positive futures for education in Minnesota.

More information about the project is posted at http://minnevate.mnasa.org – please visit the site regularly as we will keep it updated with news of our progress, and share ideas and resources contributed by the Minnevate! community.
Comment: Superintendents agreed that this event should be a celebration of diversity and talent development for growing vibrant communities in south central Minnesota. As such, you are encouraged to participate as a group, and to invite leadership from your city government and local business and industry to the conversation.
4/25/2014
Module 4 EARLY INTERVENTIONS FOR THE CLD LEARNER
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Registration
Deadline:
4/22/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Explore strategies to best teach young English Language Learners English, how to support and help children maintain their native language, and how to produce the best long term academic outcomes. Specific strategies will be discussed around deciding language of instruction, intervention strategies for the home visitor, and how to support classroom cultural competence.
3 clock hours will be available after taking a short survey online.
Comment: There is no charge for this event.
4/25/2014
Can You Hear What I Hear?
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:00 PM
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Registration
Deadline:
4/23/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Do you know or work with a young child with hearing loss? Are you concerned about a child that has not been diagnosed with a hearing loss, but could be at risk?
Topics to be covered include, Overview of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Minnesota Hands and Voices-providing parent-to-parent support to families of children with hearing loss, Documenting hearing status for children who qualify for special education services, Public Health Community Hearing Screenings and much more.
Comment: Then please join us for this informative workshop!
This training has been designed for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Family Education Teachers, Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Public Health Nurses, Educational and Clinical Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists and any one working with young children.
3 clock hours will be given after a short online survey. There is no charge for this event.
4/26/2014
MN Student Inventors Congress
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:45 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Individual Participation Fee if not part of a school group $25.00
Team fee $75.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/1/2014
Location 1: Madison East Center
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Creativity, innovation, problem-solving and the invention process are the main elements of the MN Student Inventors Congress. Students are challenged to identify a problem, research it, test solutions, document results and then display the results of this process. MSIC advisors receive a packet containing information for the event and "how to teach an invention unit" after registration is received.
Comment: Individual students may also participate for a $25 fee and there is no limit on how many students a school can send to the regional event for their $75* registration fee. (*An additional $10 per student will be collected in March to assist with the regional event fees.)
Please contact Melanie Schmidt with questions: 507-317-5386.
4/28/2014
Remediating /r/
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $15.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/24/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Loree Brown Telephone: (507)389-1426 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologists. CCC-SLPs need to bring ASHA numbers for the forms that need to be filled out.

In the morning, this DVD course will review evidence-based methods to remediate /r/. Topics include federal regulations, normal /r/ development, tongue positioning, coarticulation, assessment, goal writing, and effective therapy techniques. Learning Outcomes: Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to discuss normal /r/ development and explain how to fully assess children who misarticulate /r/ to decrease length of time in therapy.

The afternoon with Jeremy Braun and Cindy McInroy will be a Town Hall type meeting where the group can ask questions regarding what is going on with MSHA, share concerns, and basically be used as a sounding board for topics that are unique to Speech/Language.
4/29/2014
Social Studies Standards 101 - POSTPONED
Status: Expired
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $40.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/17/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Spend a day a day exploring the revised social studies standards at SCSC! Staff from the Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) will help “unpack” the revised standards and benchmarks. The day will include time for you to explore your grade level(s) with other teachers and share ideas about how to address some of the new requirements. Resources for integrating with literacy as well as how to approach social studies concepts will be provided. Come prepared to ask questions!
May 2014
5/1/2014 to
5/2/2014
PREPaRE Workshop 2
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Fee $75.00
Registration
Deadline:
4/30/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kelsey Rose Telephone: 507-389-1425 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perception that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, respond to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.
Provides a specific examination of the school-based mental health professionals' roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention and recovery.

Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training
PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate for any individual filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school mental health staff (school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses), and other individuals whom the team has identified as appropriate providers of psychological first aid. Additionally, this workshop can be very helpful for community-based mental health practitioners who may work with the school crisis team and/or may be brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.
Comment: Fee: $75.00
Price includes Curriculum Book & Lunch.

Registration: 7:45AM
Morning Session: 8AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM-12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 12:30PM-3:30PM

There is 6.5 CEU Credits for each day of training.
5/1/2014
SC Perkins Consortium Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:45 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Registration
Deadline:
4/24/2014
Location 1: South Central College
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kathryn Rusch Telephone: (507)389-7241 Fax: (507)387-5484
Description: Last SC Perkins Consortium meeting for the 2013-14 school year. Agenda will include SC Perkins plan for 2014-15, trainings/camps during summer, discussion on concurrent enrollment & PSEO by contract, Rigourous Programs of Study needs.
Comment: Held at South Central College - 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003.
Heritage Hall
CEU's available for attendees, subpay covered for consortium members.
Breakfast will be served at 8:45.
5/3/2014
Mad Science Saturday: Earth Awareness
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Event Fee $37.00
Registration
Deadline:
5/2/2014
Location 1: Mankato East High School
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Earth Awareness (grades K-3): What does it mean to be good stewards of our planet? Learn about water pollution and build a water filtration system. Experiment with solar energy and learn how a greenhouse works. Make you own acid/base indicator strips out of red cabbage and test for acid rain. Rip, tear, mish, mash and press old paper into recycled paper.
5/6/2014
ASL Silent Retreat 2014
Status: Open
Registration
Deadline:
5/5/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Crista Brown-Krosch Telephone: 507-995-2172 Fax: (507) 389-2819
Description: ASL Silent Retreat 2014
5/7/2014
Viewpoint Meeting
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Kelsey Rose Telephone: 507-389-1425 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Viewpoint 2013 - 2014 User Group Meeting Dates

Back by popular demand we will have two segments to the meeting:

1) Viewpoint Beginners' Discussion - this free format portion of the meeting is intended for newer participants to learn more about Viewpoint features and to comfortably ask any "how-to" question to help in their learning process.

2) Viewpoint User Group Meeting - this portion of the meeting will have defined agenda items and is intended for all participants.

1st Wednesday of (most of) the following months

Dates:
Wednesday, October 2
Wednesday, November 6
Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, January 8 NOTE: Due to the New Year Holiday this meeting is the 2nd Wednesday of the month Wednesday, February 5 Wednesday and Thursday, February 26 & 27 ***Annual Conference in St. Cloud, MN*** Wednesday, May 7

Time:
Viewpoint Beginners' Discussion: 9:00am - 9:45am Viewpoint User Group Meeting: 10:00am - noon
5/8/2014
Infinite Campus User Group Meeting
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: Dave Henning Telephone: (507)995-0165 Fax: (507)267-4410
Description: For further information please contact Stephanie Mrachek, Client Executive. Main: 651-631-0000 Direct: 763-795-4088 email: Stephanie.Mrachek@infinitecampus.com
5/14/2014
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:
5/10/2014
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
5/21/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
5/20/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Monthly Meeting 9AM-12PM
Lunch 12PM-1PM
June 2014
6/9/2014 to
8/18/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching. Workshop Date: June 9 SCSC
Status: Open
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/9/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Monday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at the South Central Service Cooperative, 2075 Lookout Drive North Mankato, Mn


SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge Alliance partner.
http://www.leadingedgecertification.org/
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
6/10/2014
Technology Coordinators Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
6/9/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
6/10/2014 to
6/11/2014
Training for Academic Success - South Central Learning Consortium
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $30.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/9/2014
Location 1: Mankato East High School
Location Map
Mankato, MN
Contact: Glenn Morris Telephone: (507) 389-5106 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: Local area districts, in sharing a vision for a regional focus on achievement, collaborate each year to provide training and support to area teachers and administrators.

This year, welcome Kim Gibbons as keynote and presenter. Kim is Executive Director for the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED), and is nationally recognized as a champion for helping building teams to implement the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, to ensure high-quality, personalized instruction and interventions that are matched to the needs of students requiring additional academic and behavior supports.

Through presentations, breakout sessions, and reflective time with school teams, training will facilitate a goal to identify and implement practices and programs designed to increase school capacity, instructional quality and student achievement among members of South Central Minnesota Educational Consortium.
Comment: *Please note that training sessions are being developed and delivered by instructional leadership from within the consortium. An internal planning team from Mankato, Sibley East, and St. Peter school districts are working together to develop this two day training module.

*All teams attending this training must include the Superintendent and/or Principal(s).
Link: Agenda
6/12/2014 to
8/21/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching.Workshop: June 12, West St. Paul
Status: Open
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/11/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Thursday, June 12 from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at Innovation Camp-Heritage Magnet School 121 West Butler Ave West St. Paul, Mn 55118

SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge Alliance partner.
http://www.leadingedgecertification.org/
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
6/13/2014
The Master Math Teacher - Grades Three through Eight
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $25.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/12/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Mary Hillmann Telephone: 507-389-2509 Fax: (507) 389-1772
Description: If you teach math in grades 3 through 8th grade, prepare yourself for a fun, informative day of learning! We will investigate standards and create a make and take to get you ready for fall! If you can, bring your best teaching idea to share with the group.
6/20/2014
Strategies for Implementing the Common Core
Status: Open
Event Fee $125.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/19/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Learn important 21st century skills for the implementation of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. These standards are for all teachers. On this professional development day, participants will learn how to teach the following strategies: Socratic Seminar, Close Reading, Comprehension Skills for Informational Text, and Argumentative Writing. The focus will be on reading and writing in grades five through nine, but the strategies are easily adapted to all grade levels.
6/24/2014 to
9/2/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching. Workshop Day: 6/25 Greenway HS
Status: Open
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/23/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Wednesday, June 25 from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at the Greenway High School, Coleraine, Mn


SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge Alliance partner.
http://www.leadingedgecertification.org/
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
6/26/2014 to
6/27/2014
SCRUBS Camp 2014 - St. Peter
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:45 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/13/2014
Location 1: River's Edge Hospital and Clinic
Location Map
St. Peter, MN
Contact: Amanda Bell Telephone: (612) 554-9177
Description: Open to middle school students in grades 6-7-8 for the 2014-2015 school year

SCRUBS Camp is a two-day program that gives students from southern Minnesota the opportunity to explore a variety of health careers by providing:

Hands-on activities at River's Edge Hospital and Clinic and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter
-Access to healthcare professionals
-Activities with healthcare instructors
-Scrubs attire for each student

Information on health careers such as:
Nursing, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Emergency Care, and more…

Students will be at River's Edge Hospital and Clinic on Thursday, 6/26 and at Gustavus Adolphus College (Mattson Hall) on Friday, 6/27.

For further information contact Amanda Bell at abell@mnscsc.org 612.554.9177.
Comment: Camp fees pay for the scrubs, lunch, teacher stipends, printing and supplies.
6/30/2014
2014-2015 Reach for the Stars Affiliate Donation
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 5:05 PM
2014-2015 Reach for the Stars Affiliate Status (Per Program) $50.00
Registration
Deadline:
6/30/2014
Location 1: None
Location Map
None, MN
Contact: Synergy - Mary Pat Kruse Telephone: 507-389-5112
Description: Although we receive generous support from Lifetouch to print and distribute Reach for the Stars, we ask that you submit a small fee of $50 per program, if possible, to help defray our costs of producing the catalogue. Those who submit a fee will be considered Reach for the Stars Affiliates.
Benefits of being a Reach for the Stars Affiliate:
• Your logo and an event photo will be displayed with your listing in the catalogue.
• Your program will be listed as an Affiliate along with your logo on the back of the catalogue.
• Your program will be listed as an Affiliate on the Synergy & Leadership Exchange website along with a link to your website.
• You will have the opportunity to include program news, event photos and competition results on Synergy's website, social media sites and in Synergy's newsletter, "That's Academic!"
• You will have the opportunity to promote your program in the Synergy booth at the Education Minnesota Conference.

If you choose to be a Reach for the Stars Affiliate, please send a current logo and two to three event photos. Only programs designated as Affiliates will have their logo and photos included in the catalogue.
Comment: The cost to be a Reach for the Stars Affiliate is $50 per program. On the payment page, please enter your total number of programs into the Quantity field.
July 2014
7/9/2014 to
9/17/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching. Workshop Day: July 9, SCSC
Status: Open
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
7/8/2014
Location 1: *Online
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Wednesday, July 9 at South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato

SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge Alliance partner.
http://www.leadingedgecertification.org/
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
August 2014
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 10 a.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 10 a.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 9 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 10 a.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!
Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 11 a.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 10:00 AM
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:45 AM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 11 a.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 10 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 11 a.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 12 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 12:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 12 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 11 a.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 12 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!
Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 1 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 12:00 PM
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 1:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 1 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 12 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 1 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!
Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 2 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 1:00 PM
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 2:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 2 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 1 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 2 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 3 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 3:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 3 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 2 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 3 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 4 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 4:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 4 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 3 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 4 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 5 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 5:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 5 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 4 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 5 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 6 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 5:00 PM
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 6:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 6 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 5 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 6 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

Comment: After successfully completing your online registration you will receive an email to confirm your reservation, indicating the space reserved for the All-Star and his/her guests, along with the names of those registered. Please save this confirmation for your reference.

Please note that email accounts may consider this automatically generated confirmation email as spam and send it to your junk mail folder. Adding our email address to your email contacts may eliminate that possibility.

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation or if you have any questions, please e-mail: goc@synergyexchange.org or call: 507-389-5115. Any cancellations/changes must be made by July 25.
Link: Click Here for More Information
8/1/2014
Gathering of Champions - 7 p.m. Ceremony
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 6:00 PM
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
Registration
Deadline:
7/25/2014
Location 1: Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America - Room: The Great
Location Map
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Leah Garry - GOC Telephone: 507-389-5115
Description: Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 7 p.m. recognition ceremony.

You may check in inside the Nickelodeon Universe® park at the Mall of America as early as 6 p.m. to pick up your entrance wristbands for the 7 p.m. ceremony. The check-in table is located inside the west entrance to Nickelodeon Universe®.

PLEASE NOTE: While you have space reserved at this ceremony, inside seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The Great Room does not have seating for all registered individuals. Some attendees will view the ceremony standing. Please report to the designated waiting area outside the Great Room in Nickelodeon Universe® 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your pre-registered ceremony.

There is no cost for 2014 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event.

Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 25 to be included.

*As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes.

We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

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8/4/2014
Observation Inter Rater Reliability Cohort Training
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $450.00
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Learn the Inter Rater Reliabilty skills that are needed by administrators and coaches. This course is taught by a national expert. Cost is $450.00 per person for the three day cohort.
8/5/2014
Inter Rater Reliability Cohort Training Day 2
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $450.00
Location 1: South Central Service Coop - Room: Conference
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No. Mankato, , MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: Learn the Inter Rater Reliabilty skills that are needed by administrators and coaches. This course is taught by a national expert. Cost is $450.00 per person for the three day cohort. This is the second day of the training.
8/19/2014
Peer Coaching Day 1
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $375.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/18/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This is the first 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.
8/20/2014
Peer Coaching Cohort
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $300.00
Registration
Deadline:
8/19/2014
Location 1: South Central Service Cooperative
Location Map
North 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: March 24, April 4 and May 5
8/20/2014
Peer Coaching Day 2
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $375.00
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Jane Schuck Telephone: 507-340-3073 Fax: (507)389-1772
Description: This is the second 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.
8/21/2014
Peer Coaching Cohort - Day 2
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $150.00
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 day two of the three-part Peer Coaching Cohort. Dates: March 24, April 4, May 5.
8/27/2014
Digital Education Leaders Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
8/26/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Digital Educators Monthly Meeting 9AM-12PM
Lunch 12PM-1PM
8/27/2014
Moodle Meeting
Status: Open
Check-In Time: 11:30 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Registration
Deadline:
8/26/2014
Location 1: SCSC Conference Center - Room: Conference
Location Map
North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: Lunch 12-1PM
Moodle Meeting 1-3PM
September 2014
9/17/2014 to
11/26/2014
Leading Edge National Certification for Online and Blended Teaching. Workshop Day: 9/17-District 287
Status: Open
Event Fee $450.00
Registration
Deadline:
9/16/2014
Location 1: *Online
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North Mankato, MN
Contact: Karen M. Johnson Telephone: (651) 894-2425
Description: This online course for teachers who want to instruct online and blended courses.

The initial session requires that teachers meet in person is on Wednesday, September 17 at Intermediate District 287 in Plymouth Minnesota

SOCRATES is the Minnesota Leading Edge Alliance partner.
http://www.leadingedgecertification.org/
Link: Leading Edge Certfication for Educational Technology and
9/23/2014
Peer Coaching Cohort - Day 3
Status: Open
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Fee $300.00
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 day three of the three-part Peer Coaching Cohort. Dates: March 24, April 4, May 5.
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015