customized training

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.
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.

School improvement opportunities listed below include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assessment: ACT preparation (for educators to help students), formative assessment, MCA analysis and prep, NWEA certified training
  • Early Learning Educators: Early Childhood Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities, preK-K transition
  • Principal/Teacher Evaluation and Peer Coaching: Danielson Domains, iObservation training, peer coaching, principal development and evaluation, teacher development and evaluation
  • Standards and Best Practices: Co-teaching, curriculum alignment and mapping, Daily 5 and Café, ELA standards and strategies, ELL topics, instructional and cognitive coaching, math standards and strategies, media literacy, middle school philosophy and enactment, reading in the content area and the struggling reader, PLCs, reading interventions, RtI, sheltered instruction, quality indicators 
  • Substitute Teaching: Specialized training for substitute teachers and additional opportunities listed under Teacher Relicensure 
  • Writing School Improvement/World’s Best Workforce Plans: Data retreats, strategic planning


Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Susann Rosenow, 507-386-2985
Jane Schuck, 507-386-2986


SOCRATES Customized Professional and Leadership Development Planning, Programming and Support

SOCRATES Leadership and Professional Development Programming focuses on supporting Blended Instruction initiatives. Customized programming options include work with:  

  • Blended teaching and learning models, elements and frameworks
  • Instructional strategies and related technology integration including a focus on student engagement and improving achievement based on Hattie Research
  • Google Apps for Education integration
  • Clarity, Moodle training, Promethean boards and ActivInspire software, SMART boards and Notebook software, technology/software products


David Paschke, 507-389-1773
Jason Borglum, 507-389-5126

South Central Service Cooperative’s special education services strive to provide support for special education services as well as substantial professional development opportunities for schools. Some of the services provided include:

  • Special education director consultation
  • Technical assistance for development of tele-practice
  • Conferences for educators
  • Training and data tracking for implementation of research based instruction for improvement of student outcome 

South Central Service Cooperative has a long history of working collaboratively with the member districts and strives to provide educator training that is focused on improving child outcomes.  


Holle Spessard

Special Education Director, Region 9 Low Incidence Project, Centers of Excellence CSPD