Event Details

High Performing PreK-3 Systems

  • 23 Jan 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11 Jun 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • 7 regional locations: see description!

JUST ANNOUNCED: In partnership, the MN Dept. of Education, MN Initiative Foundations, and MESPA will be offering SEVEN REGIONAL LOCATIONS for this workshop. 

Focused, high-quality PreK-3 systems provide us with the greatest potential for achieving World's Best Workforce (WBWF) goals. PreK-3 systems with a broader scope, including collaborations with other organizations and providers, enable communities to focus their efforts on maximizing child outcomes.

These workshops are about learning and doing. District/community teams will spend time learning about evidence-based school improvement strategies within a PreK-3 system, followed by dedicated time spent on ensuring the most impactful school improvement strategies are effective in your PreK-3 system.

Day 1 - Elements of High-Performing PreK-3 Systems: Community Partnerships, Transitions, and Data-Driven Improvement

Day 2 - Teaching and Instructional Quality in your PreK-3 System: Aligning Curriculum, Assessments and Instruction, and Ensuring High-Quality Learning Environments for ALL Students

Day 3 - Blending and Braiding: Maximizing your Federal, State, and Local Resources to Support your PreK-3 System

Alignment and coherence are a focus throughout the workshops where teams practice aligning on paper (e.g. practices, procedures, policies, etc.) followed by ensuring alignment in practice, which is coherence.

Who Should Participate?

Districts and charter schools must register in teams. Since the workshops are focused on action, team members should include those who are in a position to contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of your PreK-3 system. Suggested teams minimally consist of: early childhood administrator, elementary school principal, Head Start Director and community early childhood program leader. Day 2 teams should add a teaching and learning administrator or specialist. Team members may be different for each session. Team leaders should decide who is best suited to participate in each session.

Locations & Registration
Registration will be linked under each cohort as they become available.

OWATONNA COHORT:
Dates: Nov 13, Jan 22, Mar 5 - 10am-3pm
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DULUTH COHORT:
Dates: Nov 28, Jan 24, Apr 1 - 10am-3pm
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LITTLE FALLS COHORT:
Dates: Dec 4, Jan 15, Feb 26 - 10am-3pm
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THIEF RIVER FALLS COHORT:

Dates: Dec 6, Jan 9, and Feb 27 - 10am-3pm, (Feb 27 is remote)
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WESTBROOK COHORT:
Dates: Jan 23, Feb 12, Apr 17 - 10am-3pm
Westbrook Community Center
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FERGUS FALLS COHORT:
Dates: Feb 13, Apr 4, Jun 11 - 10am-3pm
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TWIN CITIES COHORT:
Condensed 2-day workshop to be offered in Spring of 2019
Dates and registration coming soon!

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Hotel Accommodations

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. For reservations, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MESPA rate - $113 a night! 

Institute 2019 Accommodations

Reserve your hotel room for Institute at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington under the MESPA block by January 19, 2019 by clicking here or calling 952.835.7800 and asking for the MESPA rate - $142/night. 

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