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Health & Safety
SCSC has partnered with Safeschools to offer online safety training to our member districts! Click here to learn more.
Leading Forward: Transforming Minnesota
SCSC is honored to partner with you, your leadership team and other experts in the field to provide unequaled excellence in professional learning. We are committed to providing resources and training to advance the field of teacher and leadership growth, development and evaluation. Learn more about this exceptional opportunity.
Professional Development Opportunities
Tech Boot Camp – July 8-11
Join in this week of cutting-edge technology training at an economical price. Sessions are offered a-la-carte and are focused on using technology in education. To view available sessions, download the Tech Boot Camp brochure.
“Gearing Up for Your Future” 10th Annual South Central Minnesota Work-Skills Competition Day – May 16
An opportunity for students with disabilities (grades 11-12) to showcase their job-seeking and job-keeping skills in four categories. More information.
Eighth Annual Administrative Academy – August 9
Workshop for Regular Education Administrators and Special Education Administrators, featuring a review of instructional practices that affect student achievement and legal information about school sponsored events. More information.
Student Academic Enrichment
Minnesota Student Inventors Congress
The 2013 SCSC Regional Inventor's Fair was held on May 2. View highlights and photos
from this year's event.
Minnesota Academic Decathlon
Two teams from Minnesota participated in the United States Academic Decathlon National Competition April 25-27 in Minneapolis. Read about their trip to nationals.
Congratulations to Nicholas Thompson from New Prague Middle School, this year’s spelling bee winner! Thompson will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Second place went to Maurissa Isaacs from Mountain Lake Elementary and third place went to Alyssa Surrett from Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Junior High.
Young Writers & Artists Conference – March 12-13
On March 12-13, 870 students and more than 150 chaperones attended the SCSC Young Writers & Artists Conference (YWAC) held at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. Visit the YWAC page to see photos and more information about the conference.