communities of practice

Formerly called the Leadership Cohort, the administrators' community of practice addresses principal and teacher development and evaluation, peer coaching and instructional rounds, practices for providing feedback, authentic assessment of coaching skills and dispositions, application of leadership skills and additional leadership topics. New and continuing members welcome! 


Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Susann Rosenow, 507-243-3409
Jane Schuck, 507-340-3073

The curriculum leadership and professional development group is for regional educational professionals that have curriculum and/or professional development leadership responsibilities for their schools or districts. The typical meeting agenda includes curriculum and assessment topics, leadership development and blended teaching support. Regional leadership activities will be connected with MASA sponsored Curriculum Leaders of Minnesota (CLM) initiatives. 

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the SCSC conference center and include lunch unless otherwise noted. Some of the meetings will be held jointly with the DELTA group.

Meeting Notes

Sept. 28, 2015 Oct. 28, 2015 | Dec. 8, 2015 | Jan. 27, 2016  | Feb. 24, 2016 | April 13, 2016

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SCSC is hosting a Community of Practice (CoP) for facility directors and district health and safety responsible persons.  

This group will meet periodically and will serve to provide a focus on long-term facility maintenance quality assurance. Forum will provide opportunities for self-assessment and peer review, for keeping up-to-date on issues and legislative/regulatory changes, and to share leadership among and between districts. Participation may also serve to document hours required by staff working towards MASMS Facility Manager certification.

Our group will exchange management tips and techniques for optimal management of your facility. We will set a schedule for future meetings and topics that will be covered.  Agenda topics may include some of the following (based on the interest of participants):

  • ADA self check and compliance
  • Long-term facility management LTFM-implementation
  • OSHA compliance visit results
  • Health and safety monthly planner tool development
  • Construction management, staff efficiencies, solar gardens and more

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the SCSC conference center, with a complimentary lunch courtesy of SCSC following the meeting. Links to LIVE meeting agendas are below. Please add resources/web links and additional data to add in the discussion.
March 15, 2017 | Spring 2017

Meeting Notes
Nov. 19, 2016

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South Central Service Cooperative has collaborated with Southeast Service Cooperative and Southwest West/Central Service Cooperative to provide service to districts in the South Region of Minnesota. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports provides an organizational approach or framework for improving the social behavior climate of the schools and supporting or enhancing the impact of academic instruction on achievement and increasing proactive (positive/preventive) management. 
PBIS Regional Coaches Training is available on the following dates and locations statewide. Coaches are welcome to register for training in any region regardless of location. 
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Erin Toninato, 507-389-1914

The South Central Service Cooperative supports professional Communities of Practice (COP) meetings related to all low incidence disability areas.   Each Region 9 COP has representation on the state committees to assure dissemination of state information within their content area.

The Region 9 low incidence Communities of Practice meet several times per year to discuss best practice and research initiatives that have been proven to improve student outcomes.   

View more information on specific low incidence disability areas. 

Regional technology coordinators and directors meet every other month at South Central Service Coopreative. Typical meeting agendas include national, state and regional technology initiative updates, SOCRATES network updates and training, technology leadership professional development, and an open sharing and problem-solving session. 

Upcoming Meetings: TBD
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and include lunch unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Notes

Sept. 14, 2015 | Nov.10, 2015 Jan. 12, 2016 | March 8. 2016 | May 10, 2016

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DELTA LogoDigital Education Leaders in Technology Alliance (DELTA)  

The DELTA team meets monthly at the SCSC during the school year. The typical meeting agenda includes technology integration leadership and professional development, blended teaching support, and open agenda topics. The DELTA and Curriculum Leaders groups meet jointly every other month. 

Moodle LMS Users and Instructional Design 

Site Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) users and administrators meet monthly to discuss instructional strategies, course development and LMS management. This meeting follows the DELTA meetings each month. Formative Assessment Course Link

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and include lunch unless otherwise noted. The regular meetings are typically followed by Moodle user group meeting from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Meeting Notes

Sept. 23, 2015 | Oct. 28, 2015  | Dec. 2, 2015 | Jan. 27, 2016  | Feb. 24, 2016 | April 27, 2016

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