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Health & Safety 
Emergency Plan/Visitor Procedures – Oct. 7
This course will provide visitor/entry best practices and protocols to school staff members to maintain a safe and secure environment in the school setting. More information.

Threat Assessment in Schools  Nov. 4
This half-day course provides guidance to schools on how to develop a threat assessment program, which includes developing the school threat assessment team and guidance (key questions to answer) when conducting a threat assessment and making a determination. More information.

Professional Development Opportunities
Complete listings are available on the Professional Development page. To register, click on "Events & Registration."

Shared Services
Share the Success: The Power of Email Marketing for Cities and Schools – Oct. 3
What is email marketing and why should it be a key element of your marketing plan? Learn how you can build trust, engage your community, increase pride, and even generate revenue. More information.

Special Education
AAC: Say What? – Sept. 26
This comprehensive workshop will address needs that have been identified throughout Region 9 from identifying students needing Augumentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to implementation and ensuring the alternative communication method grows with the child. More information.
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement and Tests of Oral Language Second Training – Oct. 6
This workshop teaches administration, scoring, and interpretation of all of the tests of achievement, with emphasis on the new tests and the changes from the WJ-III. More information.

Telepractice Training – Oct. 20
Telepractice involves the application of telecommunications technology (computer-based video conferencing) to deliver services by linking therapists to clients for assessment, intervention and/or consultation. More information.
Jennifer O’Toole: “Building Extraordinary People through Ordinary Stuff” & “Relentless Positivity (And a Little Bit of Caffeine)” – Oct. 28
Award-winning author Jennifer O’Toole was diagnosed as an Aspie in adulthood, is the mother of three Asperkids, the wife of an Aspie, an award-winning educator and author of the internationally-celebrated “Asperkids” book series. Join us for one or both sessions. More information.

Student Academic Enrichment
2014-2015 Student Academic Enrichment Program Dates

Chess Tournaments
Sign up now for fall and winter chess tournaments. More information.

Spelling Bee
Registration is open for the 2015 bee. Visit to register your school by Oct. 15 to take advantage of the Early Bird enrollment of $130. Enroll by Sept. 30 and receive two free one-year gift subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids Encyclopedia Britannica. More information.

Minnesota Academic Decathlon
The theme for 2014-2015 is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation. Start a team today! More information.

Minnesota Academic Pentathlon - NEW Program!
SCSC is pleased to offer Academic Pentathlon®, the newest program of United States Academic Decathlon® and the premier national scholastic competition for middle school students. It was created to provide opportunities for students to experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition.
More information.

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