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Follow-Up: Institute 2013

Where did principals go in February?  MESPA Institute! We laughed, we learned, and we were inspired to be more effective leaders and improve student learning.
We loved Michelle Krell and Rae Villebrun welcoming us as the Fairy Godmother and Dorothy in the land of Oz, i.e., Institute.
We appreciated Commissioner Cassellius' presence, both in opening our second general session and in joining our awards banquet. We all got her cell number, should we have any education concerns, and her quote from Sen. Wellstone set the tone: “We all do better, when we all do better.”
We heard Roger Aronson tell us that education goals put before last year’s Legislature are “deader than disco.”
Mark Scharenbroich reminded us that the favorite day of the year for students is THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, and gave us guidance in rising to their expectations.
Dave Weber reminded us that if we look ahead and don’t like where we’re going, and look back and don’t want to return to where we’ve been, we need to step off the path; we have the power to create our true north and know where we’re headed.

And now it's time for follow-up.
  • Mark Scharenbroich:   (keynote)  Nice Bike...The Drive to Improve Student Achievement.
  • Ruby Takanishi:   (keynote)  Crucial Principal Leadership in Primary Education.
  • Dave Weber:   (keynote)  Leadership Redefined: Who is a leader?


SESSION PRESENTATIONS AND HANDOUTS

"iPad for Administrators: Taking It Up a Notch:" focus session Prezi presentation by Caroline Little

"Technology Integration in the Principal Role":  focus session Prezi presentation by Michelle Wang



 Fred_Musical_Tribute.pdf  
Words to a musical medley, sung in tribute to retiring MESPA Executive Director P. Fred Storti
 Anger__StaffOnBoard.pdf  
Getting Your Staff On Board and Keeping Them There: focus session presentation by Gary Anger.
 Christensen__True_Everyday_Math_Curriculum.pdf  
A True Everyday Math Curriculum: focus session presentation on flipped classroom by Ryan Christensen.
 Christensen__Muggins.pdf  
Chrristensen handout.
 Coblentz_Power_Walkthrough.pdf  
Using Power Walkthrough to Enhance Instruction: focus session presentation by Karen Coblentz.
 Houck_Rethinking_Early_Literacy_PreK-3_Houck.pdf  
Rethinking Reading Development from PreK-3rd Grade: focus session by Dr. Bonnie Houck
 Houck_Alignment_of_Classroom_Assessment_Checklist.pdf  
Handout for Houck focus session.
 Houck_Balanced_Literacy_Example_of_PreK-3_Instruction_Houck.pdf  
Handout for Houck focus session.
 HouckNovak_1-Developing_Conferring_and_Reflective_Coaching_Practice_to_Enhance.pdf  
Conferring and Reflective Coaching Proactice to Enhance Effective Literacy Instruction: focus session presentation by Dr. Bonnie Houck and Sandi Novak.
 HouckNovak_2-Balanced_Literacy_Gradual_Release_Model_of_Reading_Instruction.pdf  
Handout for Houck/Novak focus session
 HouckNovak_3-Questions_to_Promote_Reflective_Thinking.pdf  
Handout for Houck/Novak focus session
 HouckNovak_4-Worksheet_for_Planning_Conference.pdf  
Handout for Houck/Novak focus session
 HouckNovak_5-Worksheet_for_Lesson_Delivery.pdf  
Handout for Houck/Novak focus session
 HouckNovak_6-POST_CONFERENCE.pdf  
Handout for Houck/Novak focus session
 Keith__MNEvaluationPilot1.pdf  
MN Principal Evaluation Pilot: focus session presentation by Gregory Keith
 Keith__MNEvaluation_Pilot2.pdf  
Handout for Keith focus session
 Larsen__Top_6.5_Things_Holding_Back_Math.pdf  
Top 6.5 Things Holding Back Student Achievement in Mathematics: focus session presentation by Emily Larsen and Sara VanDerWerf
 Larsen__Top_6.5_Things_handout_from_MDE.pdf  
Handout from Larsen/VanDerWerf session
 McLeod__Retirement.pdf  
Preparing for Retirement: focus session presentation by Richard McLeod
 Meyer__Assessment.pdf  
Assessment, The Common Denominator: focus session presentation by Deborah Meyer
 MN_School_Excellence.pdf  
Join the Ranks of the MN School of Excellence: focus session presentation
 Montgomery__60Ways.pdf  
Weaving a Good School into a Great School: focus session presentation by Donna Montgomery
 ReinkeEtAl__CreativeCollaborativeLeadership.pdf  
Developing a Creative Collaborative Leadership Team: focus session presentation by Barb Reinke, Daniel Gabriel, and Elwyn Ruud
 Scharenbroich__BuildingConnections.pdf  
Building Connections: focus session presentation by Mark Scharenbroich
 Takanishi__EarlyEdKeynote.pdf  
Leadership in Early Childhood Education: keynote presentation by Dr. Ruby Takanishi
 Takanishi__LeadChange.pdf  
Handout for Takanishi keynote
 Takanishi__Promise_PreK-3.pdf  
Handout for Takanishi keynote
 Wang_TechnologyIntegration.pdf  
Technology Integration in the Principal Role: handout from focus session by Michelle Wang
 Weber__LeaderRedefined.pdf  
Leadership Redefined: keynote presentation by Dave Weber
 WilsonEtAl1__RTIFramework.pdf  
Using an RTI Framework to Ensure Success: focus session presentation by Dr. Barbara Wilson, JoAnne Torp, Laura Gores, and Johna Anderson
 WilsonEtAl2__RTI_Frameworkpdf.pdf  
Handout from RTI Framework focus session

Image Gallery: MESPA Institute 2013
Learning for All, Whatever It Takes Feb 6-8
MESPA Board members at the Feb 6th Board meeting. MESPA Board members at the Feb 6th Board meeting. Ken Dragseth speaking at the MESPA Board meeting on Feb 6, 2013. See all 20 images.


Image Gallery: MESPA 2013 Awards
Photos from the MESPA Awards Banquet, 2/7/2013 (photos by Lifetouch)
MESPA Past-Presidents honoring outgoing MESPA Executive Director P. Fred Storti:  (l-r) Dick Oscarson, Kris Stueve, P. Fred Storti, Pat Murray, Jon Millerhagen. l-r: MESPA Science Museum Maija Sedzielarz (MN Science Museum) presenting 2013 Science and Mathematics Principal of the Year to Diane Moeller. Principals leading schools receiving 2012-2013 MN School of Excellence validation and award presenters: back row (l-r) Jason Grovom, Tom Cawcutt, Dan Adams, Kelly Lessman, Brent Brunetta; front row (l-r) MN Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius (presenter), Jan Anderson, Rae Villebrun, Carolyn Hartwigsen, MN School of Excellence Program Chair Laura Pierce (presenter) See all 7 images.




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Pictured above: Donald Gault on guitar and Kara Millerhagen singing a musical tribute to MESPA Executive Director P. Fred Storti.   For lyrics to the medley, scroll to the left.


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Pictured above: MESPA past-presidents honoring outgoing MESPA Executive Director P. Fred Storti.