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Curriculum and Digital Education Leaders CoP (DELTA)

Jan. 30, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jan. 29, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Curriculum, Digital Education and Professional Development Leadership Community of Practice Meeting. All are Welcome! Includes Lunch

NutriStudents K-12 Information Session

Feb. 3, 2020 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 3, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; N. Mankato MN
Contact:
Joyce Swenson, 507-389-5107
Description:
NutriStudents K–12 is a Minnesota company offering schools throughout the United States a self-operated “plug & play” foodservice program which is overhauling the standard school foodservice industry. As a member-driven service cooperative, South Central Service Cooperative offers reinvested programs and services to our members. If you have not already joined the NutriStudents K–12 users, we are again offering our member schools at no-cost or obligation, a one-year subscription to NutriStudents K–12. Visit the NutriStudents K-12 website or contact Shelly Miller at Shelly@NutriStudentsK-12.com or 218.536.1857 with questions.

SCSC Infinite Campus Users Group

Feb. 6, 2020 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 5, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; N. Mankato MN
Contact:
Jason Borglum, 507-389-5126
Description:
SCSC Infinite Campus Users Group Meeting

PBIS Sustainability Day

Feb. 7, 2020 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jan. 31, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Lunch and breakfast provided at no cost. There will be a working LUNCH and PBIS Poster Sharing: Teams are encouraged to bring PBIS posters, sample materials, videos, and other PBIS items to share and showcase with other teams! Let’s Collaborate and Learn Together!

Technology Directors CoP

Feb. 12, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 11, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Technology Directors and Coordinators Leadership Community of Practice Meeting Includes Lunch

Math Mania Tournament Individual Student Registration

Feb. 13, 2020 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 12, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Teams of five students will participate in individual, team and playoff rounds of competition surrounding mathematical thinking and problem solving.

Math Mania Tournament Team Registration

Feb. 13, 2020 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 12, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Teams of five students will participate in individual, team and playoff rounds of competition surrounding mathematical thinking and problem solving.

SCSC Regional Spelling Bee Registration

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 17, 2020
Location:
South Central College; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
SCSC Regional Spelling Bee is for students from pre-registered schools that have won first place in their local Spelling Bees. The school spelling bee coordinator should register one student for the regional bee after the local bee is completed. Please use as much of the student's information as known. Registration should include at least a phone number or email address to contact the student's home directly in case of a weather related postponement.

The Power of Breath: Strategies for Treatment (2 day event 2/19/20 & 2/20/19)

Feb. 20, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 10, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
***This is a two-day event 2/20/20 and 2/21/20*** THE POWER OF BREATH-Strategies for Treatment is a workshop about the musculoskeletal function and treatment of the muscles of the respiratory system. Basic anatomy and development of the rib cage/chest will be reviewed. Typical and atypical breathing patterns will be explained along with a musculoskeletal assessment. Treatment techniques to assist in the remediation of atypical breathing patterns will be addressed. Several lab techniques to assist the musculoskeletal system function will be presented. **In event of bad weather back up dates of March 19 and 20, 2020. Attendees will be notified via e-mail if there is any changes due to weather.**

CCOGA Administration Meeting

Feb. 20, 2020 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 19, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
Wendell Sande, 5073862970
Description:
If you have any dietary needs please email Kelsey Rose at krose@mnscsc.org.

PBIS Swift at SWIS

Feb. 26, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 19, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:

CCOGA City Clerks Meeting

Feb. 27, 2020 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 26, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Wendell Sande, 5073862970
Description:
If you have any dietary needs please email Kelsey Rose at krose@mnscsc.org.

WBL CoP

Feb. 28, 2020 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 21, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Gwenn Wolters, 507- 389-2123
Description:
8:30 Registration 9:00 Start 2:00 Wrap up

PBIS Cohort 14 Training

Mar. 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 25, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
***Must be a member of Cohort 14 to attend.*** Lunch and breakfast provided at no cost.

PBIS Cohort 15 (2 day event) Training

Mar. 4, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 27, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
***Must be a member of Cohort 15 to attend.*** Lunch and breakfast provided at no cost.

CHAPERONE Young Writers & Artists Conference

Mar. 10, 2020 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 9, 2020
Location:
Bethany Lutheran College; Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Welcome to the 2020 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We are pleased you will be attending with students and providing them with essential adult supervision. All adults MUST register online even though you attend FREE of charge. Please be careful to use the “Chaperone Registration” and not the “Student Registration”. We hope you will enjoy this special hands-on academic enrichment conference designed with your students in mind! Many of the presenters welcome your assistance with the activities they have planned and may even invite you to help them. Feel free to contribute! Classes are handicap accessible. You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly. Please contact the conference coordinator to request any special needs.

STUDENT Young Writers & Artists Conference

Mar. 10, 2020 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 9, 2020
Location:
Bethany Lutheran College; Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Students in grades 3-8: Welcome to the 2020 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We know you will enjoy this day of hands-on learning and your creative skills will be improved. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and a beverage! There will not be food or beverages available for purchase. Don't forget: Book/Art Fair and Author Signing! There will be a book/art fair on-site selling books and other items from many of the presenters you will meet during the day. Please consider purchasing their items at the conference since you will have the opportunity to have them personally autograph your copy! You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.

CHAPERONE Young Writers & Artists Conference

Mar. 11, 2020 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 10, 2020
Location:
Bethany Lutheran College; Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Welcome to the 2020 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We are pleased you will be attending with students and providing them with essential adult supervision. All adults MUST register online even though you attend FREE of charge. Please be careful to use the “Chaperone Registration” and not the “Student Registration”. We hope you will enjoy this special hands-on academic enrichment conference designed with your students in mind! Many of the presenters welcome your assistance with the activities they have planned and may even invite you to help them. Feel free to contribute! Classes are handicap accessible. You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly. Please contact the conference coordinator to request any special needs.

STUDENT Young Writers & Artists Conference

Mar. 11, 2020 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 10, 2020
Location:
Bethany Lutheran College; Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Students in grades 3-8: Welcome to the 2020 Young Writers & Artists Conference! We know you will enjoy this day of hands-on learning and your creative skills will be improved. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and a beverage! There will not be food or beverages available for purchase. Don't forget: Book/Art Fair and Author Signing! There will be a book/art fair on-site selling books and other items from many of the presenters you will meet during the day. Please consider purchasing their items at the conference since you will have the opportunity to have them personally autograph your copy! You will travel between buildings on the Bethany College campus - please dress accordingly.

Structured Teaching 1.0

Mar. 12, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 27, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Structured Teaching is the foundation to classroom engagement. It is creating systems for students to be independent and increases the level of engagement by providing the visual clarity and structure to the student day, segments of the day (such as teaching time, independent work) and to the work the student needs to complete. It focuses on generalization of skills in other environments allowing the student to function independently with visual and structural prompts versus requiring a person to provide verbal prompts. Utilizing the elements of Structured Teaching sets the stage for staff to implement other evidence based practices and best practice instructional methods for people on the ASD spectrum and other disabilities. Goals: -Gain an understanding of the components of structured teaching strategies -Identify the three basic elements of structure and their benefit to students -Understand how to use structure to design a daily schedule, work system, and tasks ***Lunch is included***

Relicensure in a Day

Mar. 13, 2020 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 12, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
As part of the 125 clock hour requirement for license renewal, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, requires ALL teachers to show evidence in the following six areas to renew a license. These sessions are offered in one day and the times and areas are: 1) Scientifically Based Reading 8-9 a.m. 2) Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness 9-10 a.m. 3) Suicide Prevention 10-11 a.m. 4) Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5) English Language Learners 1-2 p.m. 6) Cultural Competency 2-3 p.m. Note: Technology and Accommodations/Modifications are no longer required sessions. Participants may register for all six areas for $350 choose individual sessions for $60. Each session will have a set of materials for further study. Lunch is on your own.

SCSC Writing Contest Payment

Mar. 27, 2020 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 27, 2020
Location:
Online registration; Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
The SCSC Writing Contest gives students a chance to express themselves by writing fiction, non-fiction or poetry. This program was established to encourage the love of language and writing for all students and as a way to recognize the talented young writers in south central Minnesota. SCSC is partnering with Minnesota State University, Mankato on this program. Students in grades K-12 attending public, private or homeschools are eligible to enter. Up to three pieces per category and submission in multiple categories are welcome.

Curriculum and Digital Education Leaders CoP (DELTA)

Mar. 31, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 30, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Curriculum, Digital Education and Professional Development Leadership Community of Practice Meeting. All are Welcome! Includes Lunch

Counselors CoP

Apr. 1, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 31, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:

Technology Directors CoP

Apr. 8, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 7, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Technology Directors and Coordinators Leadership Community of Practice Meeting Includes Lunch

PBIS Sustainability Day

Apr. 22, 2020 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 8, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Lunch and breakfast provided at no cost. There will be a working LUNCH and PBIS Poster Sharing: Teams are encouraged to bring PBIS posters, sample materials, videos, and other PBIS items to share and showcase with other teams! Let’s Collaborate and Learn Together!

Structured Teaching 2.0

Apr. 30, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 16, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Now that you have learned what Structured Teaching is and can identify the three basic elements of Structured Teaching we want to dive deeper into building our skills to apply the elements to our classrooms. Structured Teaching 2.0 will refresh on the basics, learn how to plan for the structure, create a plan for your classroom and plan for implementation. This is really about the metacognition of structured teaching. It is "thinking" structure in all aspects of the educational environment. Goals: -Participants will begin to design a plan to implement the elements of structured teaching. -Participants will begin to learn to "think" structure as he/she develops or fine-tunes programming, embeds other methods of teaching, implements strategies/or interventions. ***Lunch is included***

Structured Tasks Make and Take

May. 1, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 17, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
***Must previously have take Structured Teaching 1.0 or Structured Teaching 2.0*** How to create independent work for students through the use of structured tasks. This session will review the rules of a structured task. We will review the categories of tasks and learn how to organize tasks. We will design tasks to meet the elements of structure teaching. These tasks will minimize or eliminate the need for prompting from staff. We will develop tasks that speak to the student and how his/her autism impacts him/her. We will evaluate tasks and determine if the task meets the expectations of structure and we will create tasks for our programs. Goals: Participants will be able to identify if a task meets the expectations of Structured Teaching Participants will create tasks to meet the elements. ***Lunch and materials is included***

Curriculum and Digital Education Leaders CoP (DELTA)

May. 7, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 6, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Curriculum, Digital Education and Professional Development Leadership Community of Practice Meeting. All are Welcome! Includes Lunch

WBL CoP

May. 15, 2020 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 8, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Gwenn Wolters, 507- 389-2123
Description:
8:30 Registration 9:00 Start 2:00 Wrap up

2020 Character Recognition Awards SPONSORSHIP/DONATION

May. 20, 2020 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 19, 2020
Location:
Earle Brown Heritage Center; Brooklyn Center MN
Contact:
Description:
This is payment registration for event sponsors and donors only. For questions contact Barb Bergseth at bbergseth@synergyexchange.org

Reading Academy

Jun. 10, 2020 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 9, 2020
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "C-D"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Jane Schuck, 507-340-3073
Description:
The Reading Academy offers participants an opportunity to read from one of several lists of books (see link below) and comment (2-3 sentences) online about each book. Then participants come together on June 21 and share ideas and comments about their readings. In the afternoon there is instruction on Increasing Reading Motivation. Each participant receives 25 Clock Hour Units. Lunch is on your own.

Relicensure in a Day

Jun. 12, 2020 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 11, 2020
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
As part of the 125 clock hour requirement for license renewal, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, requires ALL teachers to show evidence in the following six areas to renew a license. These sessions are offered in one day and the times and areas are: 1) Scientifically Based Reading 8-9 a.m. 2) Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness 9-10 a.m. 3) Suicide Prevention 10-11 a.m. 4) Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5) English Language Learners 1-2 p.m. 6) Cultural Competency 2-3 p.m. Note: Technology and Accommodations/Modifications are no longer required sessions. Participants may register for all six areas for $350 choose individual sessions for $60. Each session will have a set of materials for further study. Lunch is on your own.

2019-20 Synergy & Leadership Exchange MEMBERSHIP

Jun. 30, 2020 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 30, 2020
Location:
None; None MN
Contact:
Cassi Wanous, 507-386-2971
Description:
Your membership supports the Gathering of Champions, WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program, Minnesota Schools of Character & Promising Practices program, Minnesota Ethical Leadership Awards, Character Recognition Awards and Reach for the Stars catalogue.

2019-20 Synergy & Leadership Exchange DONATION

Jun. 30, 2020 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 30, 2020
Location:
None; None MN
Contact:
Cassi Wanous, 507-386-2971
Description:
Your donation supports the Gathering of Champions, WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program, Minnesota Schools of Character & Promising Practices program, Minnesota Ethical Leadership Awards, Character Recognition Awards and Reach for the Stars catalogue. If you would like your support directed to a specific program, please email Cassi at cwanous@synergyexchange.org.

Reach for the Stars 2020-2021 Affiliate donation

Jul. 31, 2020 1 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 30, 2020
Location:
None; None MN
Contact:
Description:
Thank you for becoming a Reach for the Stars Affiliate! Your donation makes it possible for students, teachers and families to receive this awesome resource. Be sure to email a program photo and logo to reach@synergyexchange.org by May 1. If paying by check, include "Reach for the Stars" in the memo.