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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

2024-2025 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. 15, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-2:30 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

AI Unveiled: Bridging Basics to Mastery for Educators

Unlock the potential of AI in education with this comprehensive workshop. In the morning session, dive into foundational AI concepts and explore the capabilities of ChatGPT, equipping educators with essential knowledge and skills. Engage in practical exercises and discussions to understand AI’s role in innovating learning experiences. In the afternoon, take your understanding to the next level with advanced AI concepts and hands-on activities, empowering you to revolutionize your teaching practices. 


Whether you join us for the morning, afternoon, or both sessions, you’ll gain valuable insights and strategies to leverage AI effectively in the classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to bridge the gap from AI basics to mastery in education!

Aug. 12, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

Applying Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Workshop

Learn how to efficiently and effectively apply Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (BTC) strategies such as thinking tasks, managing flow, and/or facilitating consolidations in your BTC classroom. This workshop will leverage your knowledge and skills to prepare for your mathematics classrooms this fall and beyond. 

June 4, 2024

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8:30 a.m.-3 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

Beyond New Teacher Academy (NTA) for Elementary Teachers

Beyond New Teacher Academy (NTA) is NEW this year. Beyond NTA is designed to support elementary teachers in years 2, 3, and beyond! The sessions will be structured around standards, procedures, and fostering collaboration with other regional elementary teachers. There will be four professional development days at Sourcewell and three individual coaching days in their classroom. Content will be presented, collaboratively discussed, and applied to lesson planning for use in their classrooms. Attendees will have the opportunity to take Catalyst Whole Group Classroom Leadership and attend Catalyst Live.

Multiple dates

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

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Sourcewell

Beyond New Teacher Academy (NTA) for Secondary Teachers

Beyond New Teacher Academy (NTA) is NEW this year. Beyond NTA is designed to support secondary teachers in years 2, 3, and beyond! The sessions will be structured around standards, procedures, and fostering collaboration with other regional secondary teachers. There will be four professional development days at Sourcewell and three individual coaching days in their classroom. Content will be presented, collaboratively discussed and applied to lesson planning for use in their classrooms. Attendees will have the opportunity to take Catalyst Whole Group Classroom Leadership Day 1 and attend Catalyst Live.

Multiple dates

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

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Sourcewell

Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learn

This event is offered in partnership with the Initiative Foundation, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, the Minneosta Council of Nonprofits, and Sourcewell.


Join us for a free lunch, networking and the opportunity for small-group discussions to explore how we can all take better care of ourselves so we can take better care of our communities. Prioritizing wellness for yourself and in the workplace is vital to the vibrancy and sustainability of your organization and for the people you serve.


Sourcewell strives to bring the highest-quality resources, information, and training opportunities to our members. We’re honored to partner with regional and statewide organizations to bring this opportunity to our central Minnesota region.  


 


CliftonLarsonAllen address:


14275 Golf Course Drive North


Baxter, MN 56425

June 13, 2024

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11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

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CliftonLarsonAllen (Johnson Centre)

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics 101

This introductory workshop will offer you ways for your students to be thinkers beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. Jessica Strom, mathematics educator in a small rural Minnesota school, will introduce you to 14 teaching practices for enhancing learning in your math classroom. Learn how to apply these practices to engage your students in learning mathematics.

June 3, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

Career Pathways Cohort: 2024-2025

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. 

Multiple dates

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

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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 - June 6, 2024

Minnesota statute requires Cultural Competency training for educators to renew their teaching license with PELSB (Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board). Sourcewell has developed an updated (2022) PELSB-approved training that meets all components of PELSB's definition.

June 6, 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

Disciplinary Literacy: Helping Secondary Students Access Content

The MN READ Act has created urgency around reading instruction with the focus being primarily on K-3 learners. But what about middle and high school students? This workshop will give educators tools to help ALL students, not just those that struggle, to access content in ways that go beyond just reading the textbook.

June 6, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

Effective Leadership for Superintendents

This training is designed for superintendents seeking to develop and enhance their leadership skills to inspire and support leadership teams and staff in achieving high expectations and fostering continuous growth. Participants will be able to distinguish between management and leadership, incorporating a nuanced understanding of both concepts into their professional practice. Through an exploration of key principles, participants will gain insights into how effective management and leadership can be synergistically employed to achieve organizational success. Participants will explore the multifaceted nature of effective leadership, emphasizing the creation of a positive culture marked by collective efficacy, collaboration, commitment, and trust.

July 11, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

Exploring the NEW Social Studies Standards

Ready to dive into the NEW social studies standards? Join us for a full day of training where you'll dive deep into the 2021 standards alongside your colleagues. Get ready to enhance your teaching with inquiry-based practices and make learning even more engaging for your students!

Aug. 12, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

FastBridge SAEBRS Behavior Package

This virtual session will cover behavior screening and progress monitoring in FastBridge. Participants will learn how to collect, interpret, and use SAEBRS and mySAEBRS data for instructional planning in the area of social-emotional behavior.

Aug. 20, 2024

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8:30-11 a.m.

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Virtual

FastBridge Train the Trainer 1.0

This two-day onsite training will develop capacity related to essential elements of the FastBridge system. Participants will be equipped with materials for internal training with professionally created slide decks, instructor manuals, participant workbooks, and job aids to support internal knowledge transfer. This is the same training that was offered summer of 2023.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

FastBridge Train the Trainer 2.0

Further your implementation and use of the FastBridge system with this training opportunity. If you have successfully implemented the basics of FastBridge, or successfully completed Train the Trainer 1.0 training this is the next step for you. This training will include intermediate and advanced content.

Aug. 13-14, 2024

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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

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. 19, 2024

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

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Sourcewell

InspireSTEM: Empowering Educators for Future Innovators

Dive into the latest trends and best practices in STEM education, with hands-on activities, collaborative projects, and expert-led sessions designed to empower teachers to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Aug. 21, 2024

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

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Sourcewell