SWMetro Professional Development Registration

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 Belle Plaine District 716


 Central District 108

 Eastern Carver County District 112

 Jordan District 717

 New Prague District 721

 Prior Lake-Savage District 719

 Shakopee District 720 

 SWMetro 288

 Tri-City United District 2905

 Waconia District 110 

 Watertown-Mayer District 111 


Please check the course(s) you would like to register for.

SpED Staff Due Process Nights: An opportunity to network and learn from supervisors and each other on MN's crazy due process paperwork requirements.  You will also have an opportunity to work on your own paperwork, so plan to bring some work and your laptop!  Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows! A light snack will be offered. CEU's will not be available.


 Wednesday, May 15 at 401 Bldg with Tom White | 3:30 - 5:00 PM | 401 East 4th Street, Chaska


 FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019 | MY CULTURE, YOUR CULTURE Presented by Regina Seabrook, MN Equity Alliance | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM | River Valley Education Center Multi-purpose Room, 100 Hope Avenue, Jordan | $10/person - open to social workers, light breakfast provided; learn about frameworks and continuums of difference. What is the difference between deep vs. surface culture? What are the conflict and work styles based on cultural responses and norms. And finally, how can we, as social workers, communicate and respond best when working with families of varying cultural backgrounds. Meets two CE hours towards social work ethics content recertification hours. CEUs given.



 Friday, April 12, 2019 | Mental Health Summit Presented by: Mark A. Sander, PsyD, LP Senior Clinical Psychologist, Hennepin County, Director of School Mental Health, Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Schools. Visiting Scholar, Wilder Research. | 12:15 - 4:00 PM | Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd Chanhassen | $20.00 fee, lunch included. | Topics will include: Skills acquistions and skills for teachers and administrators working with students with mental health issues in schools; New studies in the areas of ACES and trauma-informed research; Building resilience in schools, the MTSS Process, applying all social and emotional learning to all facets of schools. 

 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Section 504 Training Presented by: Michelle Barrios, Special Services Director of South Washington County with Michael Waldspurger, PA, Lawyer for Rupp, Anderson, Squires, and Waldspurger |  12:30 - 3:30 PM | Fee: $20.00. Invoice will be sent - can be submitted to your district for payment | Shakopee High School Auditorium 100 17th Avenue West, Shakopee | Participants will learn about what are some step-by-step ways to know a 504; Policies, prodedures, and forms; what 504 vs IEP plans look like; learn the process of 504 identification, facts vs reality;learn the legal process and 504 rules and regulations 

 Tuesday, April 23, 2019CONSTRUCTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR TEAMS Presented by: Elise Chambers, Conflict Resolution Center | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | LOCATION: Granary Event Center at Chaska Mill | $25 per participant, $20 per participant in teams of 5 | Teams of education professionals will learn the skills to work together more effectively. Lunch will be provided. MAXIMUM OF 25 PARTICIPANTS! Register your team early!


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