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South Central Service Cooperative offers many professional development opportunities designed and coordinated by various cooperative specialists. SCSC offers several options to meet your specific needs through a variety of delivery methods: online, face-to-face, facilitated, virtual, on-site, on-demand and outreach.
 
SCSC has a skilled staff of professionals and also partners with several educational, professional and business organizations to enhance its range of opportunities. SCSC has provided quality through cooperation to south central Minnesota for more than 40 years. Contact us today for your individual, district and organization needs.

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), established in 1994, is a not-for-profit specializing in access to applications and the utilization of videoconferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for K-20. CILC provides consulting expertise in videoconferencing, integration, problem based learning projects, school community partnerships and effective techniques for the delivery and development of quality programs.

Visit www.cilc.org to explore the various content providers and diversity of programs and trainings available.

Communities of practice harness the power of the group, helping leaders make connections that foster collaborative problem solving and professional growth. 

Groups include:

  • Administrators
  • Counselors and Learning Options Leaders
  • Curriculum & Professional Development Leaders
  • Facility Directors and Health and Safety Personnel
  • PBIS
  • Special Education
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Technology Coordinators and Directors
  • Technology Integration Leaders
  • Work-Based Learning

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South Central Service Cooperative offers many professional development opportunities designed and coordinated by various cooperative specialists. Customized programs offer several options to meet your specific needs through a variety of delivery methods: online, face-to-face, facilitated, virtual, on-site, on-demand and outreach.

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Environmental education is an excellent means for interdisciplinary teaching, providing skills and knowledge that can be easily transferred to other disciplines.

South Central Service Cooperative is collaborating with several educational organizations, agencies and businesses to provide experiences in environmental and outdoor education. Take advantage of these opportunities to advance teaching and learning in your district.

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High Step logoHigh-STEP Health Science Academy is uniquely designed to allow students who have interests and passions in health and health sciences to pursue those pathways. 

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Leading Edge Logo‚ÄčThis 10-week national online teacher certification course guides educators through rigorous and engaging curriculum based on the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) National Standards for Online Teaching. Upon successful completion, the certification gives schools, districts and other prospective employers assurance that Leading Edge certified online teachers not only have the skills to effectively facilitate online courses, but also have a solid understanding of how to enhance the learning opportunities for all students enrolled in their courses.

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SOCRATES is an official partner and training center for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) project.

Programming and support includes:

  • Consortium Membership Agreements 
  • Installation, initial implementation, updates and management
  • Curriculum Area Support
    • Blended Instruction Frameworks
    • Understanding MPCC modular standards based design
    • Unpacking online resources and units of instruction (Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies Specific)
  • Customizing the learning environment

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The Online Professional Learning Center is a library of on demand, online learning courses delivered by on a variety of topics relevant to administrators and educators. Each program consists of six hours of professional learning divided into 90-minute modules. Unlimited staff access is available 24/7 from any location.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework or approach for helping schools select and organize evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.

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Today’s career and technical education is innovative. It’s cutting-edge, technologically exciting and prepares students of all ages for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers that graduates can start quickly.

CTE programs educate students for a range of career options through 16 career clusters and more than 79 specific articulated pathways. Integrating academics and application prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills.

The best CTE programs provide the opportunity to earn stackable industry-recognized credentials along well-defined career pathways, allowing participants to enter the labor market relatively quickly while maintaining the option for further education and training to enhance career prospects and earnings.

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A modular, blended, professional development exchange designed to support excellent curriculum design and instruction utilizing technology.

Regional technology and learning specialists are working together to create a modular blended professional development program designed to support excellent curriculum design and instruction utilizing technology. We are inviting you, your leadership teams and your school to be part of this collaborative.

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Dive into reading with the Reading Academy series at South Central Service Cooperative. Select one of the reading lists (pre-K–grade 12 selections or professional learning), read and reflect on each book, and convene for a full day of networking, best practices and literacy resources. Participants receive 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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South Central Service Cooperative has partnered with Scenario Learning to bring you their award-winning SafeSchools online staff training and compliance management system for school employees at a special price!

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SourceCode LogoSourceCode – The Information Technology Academy is a dynamic partnership between secondary and postsecondary education, business, and the community. SourceCode is designed to provide secondary students with coursework and work-based learning experiences in information technology (IT) as part of the arts, audio/video technology, and communications segment in the Minnesota career fields, clusters and pathways.
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Special Education services at SCSC include the Region 9 Project for Low Incidence and a comprehensive system of personnel development. 

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The state of Minnesota requires certain prescribed professional development courses be taken by licensed educators to gain re-licensure. Check the renewal notes on your existing Minnesota license to identify your specific renewal requirements. 

SCSC offers several opportunities and partnerships to satisfy re-licensure requirements.

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