communities of practice

Formerly called the Leadership Cohort, the administrators' community of practice addresses principal and teacher development and evaluation, peer coaching and instructional rounds, practices for providing feedback, authentic assessment of coaching skills and dispositions, application of leadership skills and additional leadership topics. New and continuing members welcome! 


Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Susann Rosenow, 507-386-2985
Jane Schuck, 507-386-2986

This community is for school counselors, postsecondary and workforce “counselors” and learning options administrators who actively support K–12 students. Our intent is to have three to four regularly scheduled (community of practice) meetings each year that support “counselor” leadership and professional growth initiatives and provides opportunities of communication and collaboration. This community also acts as an advisory group for SCSC and SOCRATES learning options initiatives including SOCRATES Online.

Planned Meetings
Sept. 21, 2022 | Jan. 25, 2022 | March 29, 2022

Meeting Notes
September 2019 Mental Health
January 2020 Tech | Migrant
April 2021 Roundtable
Sept 30 2020 Virtual
Oct 28 2020 Roundtable Agenda Only
Jan 27,2021
Mar 31,2021

SCSC is hosting a Community of Practice (CoP) for facility directors and district health and safety responsible persons.  

This group will meet periodically and will serve to provide a focus on long-term facility maintenance quality assurance. Forum will provide opportunities for self-assessment and peer review, for keeping up-to-date on issues and legislative/regulatory changes, and to share leadership among and between districts. Participation may also serve to document hours required by staff working towards MASMS Facility Manager certification.

Our group will exchange management tips and techniques for optimal management of your facility. We will set a schedule for future meetings and topics that will be covered.  Agenda topics may include some of the following (based on the interest of participants):

  • ADA self check and compliance
  • Long-term facility management LTFM-implementation
  • OSHA compliance visit results
  • Health and safety monthly planner tool development
  • Construction management, staff efficiencies, solar gardens and more

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the SCSC conference center, with a complimentary lunch courtesy of SCSC following the meeting. Links to LIVE meeting agendas are below. Please add resources/web links and additional data to add in the discussion.
March 15, 2017 | Spring 2017

Meeting Notes
Nov. 19, 2016

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South Central Service Cooperative has collaborated with Southeast Service Cooperative and Southwest West/Central Service Cooperative to provide service to districts in the South Region of Minnesota. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports provides an organizational approach or framework for improving the social behavior climate of the schools and supporting or enhancing the impact of academic instruction on achievement and increasing proactive (positive/preventive) management. 
PBIS Regional Coaches Training is available on the following dates and locations statewide. Coaches are welcome to register for training in any region regardless of location. 
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The South Central Service Cooperative supports professional Communities of Practice (COP) meetings related to all low incidence disability areas.   Each Region 9 COP has representation on the state committees to assure dissemination of state information within their content area.

The Region 9 low incidence Communities of Practice meet several times per year to discuss best practice and research initiatives that have been proven to improve student outcomes.   

View more information on specific low incidence disability areas. 

Regional technology coordinators and directors meet every other month at South Central Service Cooperative. Typical meeting agendas include national, state and regional technology initiative updates, SOCRATES network updates and training, technology leadership professional development, and an open sharing and problem-solving session. 

Upcoming meetings:
Oct. 12, 2022 | Feb 7, 2022 | Feb 8, 2022 | April 19, 2022
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and include lunch unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Notes:
Sep 2021 
Oct 2021 
Dec 2021 
Feb 2022 
Apr 2022

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DELTA LogoDigital Education Leaders in Technology Alliance (DELTA)  

This leadership group is for regional educational professionals that have curriculum or technology related teaching and learning and professional development leadership responsibilities for their schools or districts. The DELTA team meets every other month at the SCSC during the school year. The typical meeting agenda includes school improvement, curriculum and technology integration, leadership and professional development topics with a focus on personalized learning and open agenda topics. Regional leadership activities will be connected with ISTE and Future Ready Schools initiatives. 

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and include lunch unless otherwise noted. Meetings will be held jointly with the Curriculum Leaders group.

Sept. 22, 2022 | Nov. 10, 2022 | Jan. 26, 2022 | March 30, 2022
May 04, 2022

Meeting Notes

September 2020  
October 2020  
January 2020
April 2021
Sept 28 2021 What’s Your New Normal?
Nov 11 2021 Portrait of Educator
Jan 18 2022 Vetting Instructional Materials
Mar 24 2022 Core Four; Leadership Development
May 3 2022 Jump Start Next Year

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