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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! 

Contact

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. 25, 2019 | Jan. 29, 2020 | April 1, 2020

Meeting Notes
April 3, 2019
February 14, 2019
September 26, 2018
Mar 28, 2018 
Jan 31, 2018 
September 2017
March 2017
January 2017
September 2016

The curriculum leadership and professional development group is for regional educational professionals that have curriculum and/or professional development leadership responsibilities for their schools or districts. The typical meeting agenda includes curriculum and assessment topics, leadership development and blended teaching support. Regional leadership activities will be connected with MASA sponsored Curriculum Leaders of Minnesota (CLM) initiatives. 

Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the SCSC conference center and include lunch unless otherwise noted. Meetings will be held jointly with the Technology Integration Leaders (DELTA)  group.



Sept. 26, 2019 Nov. 19, 2019 | Jan. 30, 2020 | 
March 31, 2020  May 5, 2020

Meeting Notes

May 7, 2019 ISTE Standards 
March 12, 2019  Success Criteria 
Jan. 15, 2019  Teacher PD and Credentialing / Helping Teachers Build Blended PL 
Sept. 2018 Help Desk and Empowered Learner
April 10, 2018 DELTA / cmERDC Mini Conference
Feb. 21, 2018: Teacher Centered Learning
Jan. 24, 2018: Semester 1 Rock Stars
Nov. 28, 2017: Feedback, Progress Tracking and Standards Based Grading
Oct. 25, 2017: Student Centered Learning: Backwards Design and Portfolios
Sept. 20, 2017: Plan for the Year; Student Centered Learning
April 26, 2017: Joint Meeting - Implementation Science
March 22, 2017: DELTA Host - Rock Stars
Feb. 22, 2017: CLSM Host -Standards Based Grading
Jan. 18, 2017: DELTA Host - Blended Learning
Nov. 16, 2016: New Prague Powerful Learning
Oct. 25, 2016: CLSM Host - MPCC Curriculum
Sept. 21, 2016: DELTA Host - ISTE Standard

Join the curriculum and professional development leaders group and receive notices and notes.

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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This community is for administrators and education leaders who are actively working with student-centered learning initiatives including personalized learning, problem-based learning, anytime anywhere learning, student-owned learning and competency-based learning.

Members of this community applied for and received Innovation Zone Status from MDE in 2018.

Vision 2020 Innovation Zone

Vision 2020 is an official MDE recognized Education Innovation Zone made up of nine public school entities including the Sleepy Eye, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, St James, Tri-City United, St Peter, Waseca,Fairmont, Granada Huntley East Chain and the South Central Service Cooperative. 

 
The Vision 2020 Goals are to:

  • Increase opportunities for students to pursue their passions and interests in learning.
  • Build the capacity throughout Innovation Zone to develop and implement student-centered learning environments.
  • Allow students to meet core grade level subject and/or graduation requirements while pursuing strengths and/or areas of interest.
  • Improve equitable access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming, industry certification and college credit in all participating schools.

 The two major initiatives associated with this innovation zone to date are capacity building to support personalized learning using Blended Professional Development and Micro-Credentials and developing shared CTE Pathways and College in the Schools programming.

 
Upcoming  Meetings  (meetings are held at the SCSC Conference Center or attend using our video conferencing system at https://socrates.zoom.us/j/448127272)

Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. (following the MASA meeting)
Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. (2020-21 registration options discussions)
Jan. 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 28 at 1:30 p.m. (summer work discussions)

Meeting Notes
Meeting Notes for 18-19
Meeting Noted for 19-20
 

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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Contact

Erin Toninato, 507-389-1914

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. 10, 2019 | Dec. 3 2019 | Feb 12, 2020 | April 8, 2020
Meetings are scheduled from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and include lunch unless otherwise noted.

The December 3 meeting includes an E-Rate workshop in the afternoon.
Agenda
9:00     Tech Directors Meeting
11:45    Lunch and Learn
12:30    E-Rate Workshop
3:00      End

 

Meeting Notes:
April 3, 2019
February 6, 2019
December 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
April 11, 2017
Feb. 14, 2017
Dec. 8, 2016
Oct. 5, 2016

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DELTA LogoDigital Education Leaders in Technology Alliance (DELTA)  

The digital education leaders group is for regional educational professionals that have technology related teaching and learning and/or 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 technology integration leadership and professional development, blended teaching support, 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. 20, 2017 | Oct. 25, 2017 | Nov. 29, 2017 | Jan. 24, 2018 | Feb. 21, 2018 | March 21, 2018
April 25, 2018 | May 23, 2018

Meeting Notes
Sept. 21, 2016: DELTA Host - ISTE Standards | Oct. 25, 2016: CLSM Host - MPCC Curriculum
Nov. 16, 2016: New Prague Powerful Learning Jan. 18, 2017: DELTA Host - Blended Learning
Feb. 22, 2017: CLSM Host -Standards Based Grading | March 22, 2017: DELTA Host - Rock Stars
April 26, 2017: Joint Meeting - Implementation Science

Join the DELTA or Moodle group and receive notices and notes.