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Acknowledging the Role of Implicit Bias as a Barrier to Reaching ALL Children: Trainings with Dr. Rosemarie Allen

These trainings are brought to you by the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services, along with the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, Metropolitan State University, and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association.

These trainings have now ended. All resources and recordings are linked below for you to enjoy!

    Watch the recordings!

    Acknowledging the Role of Implicit Bias trainings with Dr. Allen

    December 2: The one-day training geared toward policymakers and school and childcare leadership is linked here. The passcode to access the video is 1912bias! Thank you to the MN Department of Education for recording and close captioning this training.

    December 3-4: The two-day training geared toward those working directly with students is available below. Thank you to Metropolitan State University for livestreaming and recording these trainings!

    One-hour recorded webinars with Dr. Allen
    These webinars from Dr. Rosemarie Allen were recorded in the fall of 2019 and are free to view!

    December 2 Handouts & Resources

    December 3-4 Handouts & Resources

    Upcoming events

      • 01 May 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Anderson Center @ Bethel University - 2 Pine Tree Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112
      Registration is closed

      MESPA's Spring 2020 Board of Directors meeting.
      We hope all BOD members can join us for this important meeting. If you think you will be unable to attend, please let the MESPA office know by emailing mespa@mespa.net. You may be asked to send a replacement.

      8am-12pm - BOD meeting (light breakfast and lunch provided)
      12:15-4:30pm - Division presidents stay for NDP interviews

      Division presidents will stay for interviews with our National Distinguished Principal candidates from 12:15-4:30pm. It is absolutely essential that your division is represented at these interviews to ensure fairness and support for our candidates. If you are unable to stay, we respectfully request that you send a replacement for the interview portion of the meeting.

      For up to date information on the meeting agenda and materials, please be sure to visit the Board of Directors page one week before the meeting.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

      • 27 Sep 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • 28 Sep 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Breezy Point Resport - 9252 Breezy Point Dr, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
      Registration is closed

      MESPA: Improve. Unite. Encourage. Advocate.

      Save the date for Leadership 2020: Sunday, September 27 - Monday, September 28!
      More information will be sent in the summer of 2020!

      MESPA's annual Leadership Conference is an opportunity for MESPA's leaders to get together to help plan another fantastic year for MESPA members. This conference brings together the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and all committee members to meet, plan, network, and have some fun!

      Click here for more info about the MESPA Leadership Conference

      Your presence is vital! This conference is the kickoff to our MESPA year. We need your voice at this conference. Your input will determine the association's priorities, as well as establish a key network to communicate and carry out MESPA activities, issues, and concerns. YOU represent our membership! We need you there to ensure that we are moving forward as an association, with divisions and committees all supporting one another. It is a requirement for division leaders, committee chairs, and committee representatives to attend this conference.

      Hotel Accommodations
      Information coming soon!

      Carpooling is strongly encouraged! Carpool with your colleagues and be reimbursed fully for your mileage!

      Attire is casual. Wear your school pride on Sunday!

      Who attends the Board of Director's Meeting?
      The MESPA board consists of the 12 division presidents, 12 division presidents-elect, 8 committee chairs, 1 RPM rep, and the MESPA executive committee. The Board Meeting will be held on Monday, September 23rd following the conference. Check out all Board meeting dates at mespa.net/BOD.

      What if I can't attend the conference? It is important that all divisions are equally represented. We ask that you please notify the MESPA office and work with your Division President to locate a replacement.

      Are CEUs provided? Yes! You will earn 9 CEUs by attending this conference.

      Is there a cost to attend? It is free to attend the conference. There is a cost to stay in the hotel overnight, but MESPA will reimburse you for half of a one-night stay.

      How do I get reimbursed for my hotel room and mileage? Please submit the reimbursement form here after the conference. If your district will reimburse you for mileage, we ask that you please go through your district. Carpooling is encouraged!

      Are meals included? Sunday lunch and dinner, as well as Monday breakfast are included. Monday lunch is also included if you are on the Board (for the Board of Directors meeting).

      Can my partner/spouse/family attend? You are welcome to bring your family to Breezy, and they are welcome to join the Sunday morning activities and Sunday evening social. Please note that MESPA is not able to provide meals for your guest(s). If you would like to purchase additional meal tickets for any of the provided meals, please contact the MESPA office.

      Additional questions? We can help you! Contact the MESPA office at 952.297.8670 or mespa@mespa.net.

      • 03 Feb 2021
      • 05 Feb 2021
      • DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439

      Save the date for Institute 2021: February 3-5!

      Details to come.

      For information about 2020's conference, visit mespa.net/institute.

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