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2022-2023 New Teacher Academy

Partner with Sourcewell to provide essential support for teachers just starting out or returning to the classroom after a break. New Teachers 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 Live



Beginning Aug. 18

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

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Sourcewell

AVID Strategies for ALL

Has it been a few years since you attended the AVID Summer Institute or an AVID Path training? Would you like a refresher course in AVID strategies to use in your content area? Do you remember what WICOR is? Join us and other educators from the region for a day spent using AVID strategies. Return to your classroom with AVID strategies to use to get your students engaged, communicating, and collaborating.

Oct. 6, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Catalyst: Keeping Them in the Room

Learn key strategies for keeping more students in the room more of the time. There are times when students have needs or behaviors that make it tricky to keep them in the general education setting, while keeping them and the rest of the class focused on learning.

Nov. 8-9, 2022

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

Nov. 10, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Early Childhood Fall Conference

This day of professional development, including a keynote presentation, breakouts, and panel messages is dedicated to current topics in the field of early childhood education. This year’s theme focuses on what matters most now in the day of a small child and those who support childhood development


 


About the keynote:


The conference will feature a keynote from Beka Swisher, a licensed parent educator with 15+ years of experience working with parents and families as a parent educator, child educator, and early childhood program director. Beka is co-founder of Connecting to Learn LLC, a curriculum and training company designed to support ECFE programs, and is also the founder of Practical Parenting LLC. She is passionate about empowering parents and teachers to understand how their child(ren)’s developing brain affects everything.

Oct. 7, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort

The Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort helps educators address biases and inequities at their roots. The cohort will provide content learning for examining and responding to inequitable systems, collaboration with others in the region working on similar goals, and care and support to sustain you along the journey.

Multiple dates

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Varies

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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.

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On demand

Investigating Racialized Trauma and Healing

This new SEED course focused on racialized trauma will use Resmaa Menakem’s text, “My Grandmother’s Hands” to explore the intersections of trauma, race, racism, history, and the body. The text and course are about awareness as well as learning the pathways to mending our hearts and bodies.

Beginning Oct. 5, 2022

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12-3 p.m.

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Sourcewell

K-12 Ed Tech Series

Gain a deeper understanding of educational technology in this training series. Content will focus on best-practices in instruction, content, and integration with educational technology. Each session will be accessible to all levels of knowledge and skill with elements of hands-on tech learning and time for team or individual lesson planning. The three sessions will provisionally focus on computational/design thinking as a framework, coding in the classroom, and integrating STEM learning and activities into content. The sessions can be taken as a series or individually based on your interest.

Oct. 14, 2022; Dec. 6, 2022; April 11, 2023

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

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Sourcewell

Paraeducator Online Training - With Proctored Assessments

Join this on-demand training opportunity to access a wide variety of online courses designed to provide paraprofessionals the targeted training needed to succeed as a Title I paraprofessional, including strategies that can be applied immediately.


For additional information view the Course List (includes course objectives)


The Minnesota Department of Education has partnered with Sourcewell to provide a limited number of seats available on a first-come first-serve basis. To be eligible, a proctored assessment must be completed within 90-days of system access. If the proctored assessment has not been completed within 90-days, you will be invoiced $59.


To access the Paraeducator Online Training for professional development without the assessments, register here.

On demand

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Sourcewell

Paraprofessional Professional Development Day

This event will bring novice and seasoned paraprofessionals together for a day of learning and collaborating around academic, social, and behavioral supports.

Aug. 31, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

SEL: Trauma 101

Trauma inhibits a person’s ability to learn, build relationships, and function in a classroom. To support students affected by trauma, educators must first understand the types of traumas (beyond ACES) and how trauma impacts the brain and behavior in both students and adults. This equity infused training will conclude with an introduction to trauma informed practices.

Aug. 24, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Strategic Staff: Managing Constant Change

Change is emotional. Change is a process. Change is personal. Staff are usually the first contact that someone has with your organization. Not only does this mean that they need to manage changes from your organization to get work completed, but they also need to handle questions that others have on these changes both from those who work in the organization and from those the organization serves.

Nov. 9, 2022

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

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Sourcewell

Tech Mobile Overview Course

This on-demand overview course will provide any teacher the information needed to access Tech Mobile equipment and programming to engage students in STEM learning. Content is broken out by grade band so educators can quickly access information relevant to them and their classroom.

On demand