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2023-2024 Career Pathways Cohort

This cohort is for districts who are participating in the Career Consultant program. District identified career committees will attend to engage in professional learning, collaboration, and program planning. Development of career pathways is based on the nationally recognized Redefining Ready metrics and professional learning will include outside expertise and exemplars to guide district teams in design. Cohort sessions may take place at Sourcewell or another location dependent on content of the session.

Beginning Aug. 17, 2023

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

2023-2024 New Teacher Academy

The New Teacher Academy is designed to increase confidence and capacity in novice educators by combining relevant training with growth-focused coaching support. Support throughout the year includes five full-day trainings at Sourcewell, four individual in-classroom coaching sessions, Catalyst Whole Group Leadership, and Catalyst Live.

Beginning Aug. 17, 2023

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

2024 Continuous Improvement Cohort Program

The Initiative Foundation and Sourcewell are excited to bring the Performance Excellence Network back to central Minnesota for our third Continuous Improvement Cohort. Join other Central Minnesota nonprofits and local units of government for this hands-on learning opportunity.


This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation.


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We're honored to team up with the Initiative Foundation to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.


 


Initiative Foundation address:


405 First Street SE


Little Falls, MN 56345

Beginning March 28, 2024

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9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Initiative Foundation

2024 Sourcewell Educator Summit

The Sourcewell Educator Summit is an excellent opportunity to engage with leading education experts as you continue the work of creating a culture of learning for all.

Aug. 7-8, 2024

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8:20 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

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Breezy Point Resort

2024 Trauma: Going Beyond ACES

To support students affected by trauma, educators must first understand the various types of traumas (beyond ACEs) and how trauma affects the brain and behavior in both students and adults. This equity-infused training includes an introduction to trauma-informed practices that support resilience.

Aug. 21, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Add+VantageMR® (AVMR), Course 1

Add+VantageMR® (AVMR), Course 1 includes dynamic assessments, organizational, and teaching tools in number words and numerals, structuring numbers, and addition and subtraction strategies. Course 1 is for kindergarten through elementary classroom, special education teachers, and interventionists who work with children in K – 8. 

June 10-13, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Sourcewell

AVID District Leadership

Would you like to know how to have a cohesive AVID system at your school? Come and spend a day reviewing the AVID Framework, learning, and collaborating with other administration from AVID schools in the region. You will learn what AVID can look like in your district, reflect on your current practices, and determine what will be your next steps. This is a follow-up session to ADL 5 that was held in August at Sourcewell. You will learn the critical methods of AVID schoolwide, revisit AVID elective expectations, learn how to build capacity with AVID professional development, and determine what it can look like at a district leader level.

Feb. 28, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

AVID Transforming Literacy Through Content-Area Reading (Elementary)

This training is designed to engage elementary educators in considering what happens when we leverage disciplinary literacy skills to transform gaps into gains. Participants will engage with literacy strategies as a means of learning about them, allowing them the opportunity to reflect on how these strategies can be incorporated into their instructional practices

Aug. 13-14, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily

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Sourcewell

Catalyst Creating Learning Environments Where Children Thrive

Learn to create environments that support all children in engaging thoughtfully through room layout and design by understanding how a student’s physical surroundings impact their ability to function, learn, and thrive at school. Students who learn in a predictable, safe, and purposeful environment are able to spend more of their energy on the content and less on navigating their space.

July 31, 2024

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4-6 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Catalyst Whole Group Classroom Leadership Beyond the Foundations (Opt Day 2)

Dig deeper into the Catalyst Whole Group Leadership foundational skills as well as additional strategies and refinements to impact the learning in your classroom even more. Collaborate and practice with other educators who are committed to preserving relationships, increasing engagement, and having more curriculum time for their students.

Aug. 1, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Catalyst Whole Group Classroom Leadership: Foundational Skills (Day 1)

At the core of strong classroom management is how the adults manage themselves. In this class, participants learn strategies (based on observations and field-testing in more than 50,000 classrooms) that allow them to strengthen relationships, increase equity, reduce frustration, and foster independence in the classroom.

July 31, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Cultural Competency Workshop by MSC Collaborative

The Minnesota Service Cooperatives have collaborated to bring you a virtual, asynchronous option to meeting your Cultural Competency licensure requirement. This course provides video learning, personal reflection time, an opportunity to hear from educators in the field, and many additional resources to explore as you continue your journey to be an even more culturally competent educator.

On demand

Differing Abilities

What makes a school experience excellent? In this speaker series we will excavate the supports needed across the academic continuum that ensure each student gets what they need and is given opportunities to grow. We will hear from educators specializing in both special education as well as gifted and talented programs. Each will unpack how to deliver specialized instruction both within the general classroom and beyond that supports students no matter where they are in their learning journey or how their brains are wired. Every student deserves excellence in their education.

March 7, 2024

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8:30-11:30 a.m.

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Sourcewell

Excavating Excellence: A Speaker Series and Cohort

This speaker series and cohort excavates what contributes to excellence in schools. Topics include curriculum and student voice, using an indigenous lens, creating psychological safety, and supporting academics across the continuum: special education to gifted and talented. The cohort includes four full days with guest speakers in the morning and a deeper dive, personal applications, and individual action plans in the afternoon. Members of the cohort will also be invited to three, one-hour after-school virtual connects and have access to up to three 1:1 coaching sessions to support putting your learning into action.

Multiple dates

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8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Formative Assessment Quick Wins

This on-demand course will define formative assessment and explore the benefits of utilization. Participants will learn about various formative assessment techniques for both virtual and in-person learning, and will leave the session ready to implement and achieve some formative assessment quick wins.


Using formative assessments regularly and consistently can give both educators and learners an even clearer picture around what learners know. Formative assessments also provide educators with a guide to developing learning experiences and lesson planning that can meet the needs of all learners. By using formative assessments with purpose, educators can maximize student learning and increase the effectiveness of their lesson design and delivery.

On demand

Fundraising Summit - Crafting Your Fundraising Calendar

This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus.


Do you need to breathe new life into your fundraising efforts? If you want to walk confidently into fundraising success and reach your annual goals, don’t go another day without a clear, practical fundraising plan and calendar. During this workshop, Janet Cobb will guide you through completing a step-by-step plan so you know what you’ll be doing each month to move your fundraising forward. Get organized, turn templates into actionable plans, and be ready to rock your fundraising.


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We're honored to team up with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.

April 17, 2024

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9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Fundraising Summit - Let's get social!

This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus.


Let’s take some of the overwhelm out of the mania of social media. Learn the best strategies for gaining ground in the social media arena. What platform is best? What makes a great campaign? How do you cut through all the noise to get noticed? Will we ever go viral? What tools can I use to get it all done and help us stand out – without it becoming my fulltime job? Get the answers to these questions and more from Janet Cobb in this practical workshop for fundraising with social media. You will learn different styles and methods and leave with samples and actual posts you’ve created that are ready to go!


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We're honored to team up with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.

April 18, 2024

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9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Fundraising Summit - Unlock the Power of Profitable Events for Nonprofits!

This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus.


Are you a nonprofit looking to supercharge your fundraising events to elevate your impact? Join Janet Cobb as she helps you discover hidden revenue streams, learn strategies to captivate your audience and turn attendees into advocates, and gain insights into cost-effective planning and execution. This exclusive workshop will revolutionize the way you approach special events! You will leave with a fundraising evaluation tool to help you understand which fundraising efforts are most valuable to your bottom-line.


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We're honored to team up with the Initiative Foundation and Nonprofit Plus to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.

April 16, 2024

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9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

Grant Writing 101

This is a beginner workshop. This workshop is intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations and local units of government. This intensive, hands-on training will help aspiring grant writers approach grant writing with increased confidence.


This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation.


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We're honored to team up with the Initiative Foundation to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.

April 30, 2024

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9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Northland Arboretum

Innovate-Educate-Elevate: Tech Integration in the Classroom

Delve in and unlock the potential of tech-mobile tools, from the most-loved to the brand-new program additions. Explore career pathways, interdisciplinary lesson designs, and strategies for advancing learning through SAMR integration. Elevate your teaching and empower students for future success!

Aug. 13, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Sourcewell

License Renewal: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Led by a mental health professional and educator, this webinar will cover key facts about children's mental health, early warning signs of mental health disorders, and signs and symptoms of childhood suicide. Discussion will include strategies for how to respond and how to access help for students.

On demand

License Renewal: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

This training focuses on why and how our body and brain respond to stress/crisis and how that affects our work, wellness, and interactions. Explore Social-Emotional Learning strategies to recognize dysregulation in yourself and others, as well as strategies to regain and retain regulation. These strategies apply to interactions with students, colleagues, and caregivers.

On demand

License Renewal: Reading Instruction Preparation

This webinar provides participants an opportunity to explore components of effective reading instruction including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation and engagement. Within each component, participants will learn what it is, why we teach it, and how we teach it.

On demand

License Renewal: Supporting our Multilingual Learners

Multilingual learners in our classrooms are a huge asset. Not every educator may feel confident in how to best support and include these students. This webinar offers insights to support educators in creating optimal learning environments and instructional strategies for each learner.

On demand