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• • • • • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 • • • • •

 

About Powerful Learning

The 6th annual Powerful Learning Conference is a full-day event providing opportunities to learn, collaborate, and showcase best practices with other educators in our region. We strive to offer the event at an affordable cost with topics relevant to our local communities.

We are excited to announce Andy Leiser as our 2019 keynote speaker. Andy believes in the power of stories – of perspective and perception. He sees growth opportunity in failure and believes in modeling mistakes and perseverance. Above all, Andy expects educators to be conduits of learning. How will you live, learn, and shine on? How will you amplify learning? Drawing from personal experience, his keynote is certain to resonate with learners of all ages. Andy loves to learn, collaborate, and share with other educators. Follow him on Twitter: @AndyLeiser

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$75 per attendee, lunch included

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

New Prague High school (map)
221 12th Street NE
New Prague, MN 56071 

Parking (map)
Please use the staff parking lot.

Topics

21st Century Skills & the 4 C's
Student-Centered Classrooms
Coding & Makerspace
Digital Citizenship
Formative Assessments
Technology Integration
Best Practices in Education 

Attendees

Classroom Teachers
Principals / Administrators
Curriculum Directors
Technology Leaders

Schedule

Click the breakout session titles to review the descriptions and additional information.

7:30 - 8:20 am  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 8:30 am  |  Welcome - Tony Buthe, NPAS Director of Educational Services

8:30 - 9:10 am  |  Keynote - Andy Leiser, Hastings Public Schools

Keynote Presentation

Andy Leiser
Technology Integration Specialist
Hastings Public Schools

Auditorium | Resource Page
Andy believes in the power of stories – of perspective and perception. He sees growth opportunity in failure and believes in modeling mistakes and perseverance. Above all, Andy expects educators to be conduits of learning. How will you live, learn, and shine on? How will you amplify learning? Drawing from personal experience, his keynote is certain to resonate with learners of all ages.

 

 

9:20 - 10:50 am  |  Breakout Session I (90-minutes)

Educating Trainman

Barb Kavan, Author on Autism
Stefan Kavan
, 2008 NPHS Graduate
New Prague Area Schools

Room 204 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page

Stefan (a 2008 graduate of NPHS) and his mother Barb (former teacher and special education coordinator in NP Area Schools) are happy to be back in New Prague to share their continuing story and message. "Educating Trainman," is a story on autism and how it impacts Stefan and his family on a daily basis.

While in eighth grade, Stefan had a goal on his individual education plan (IEP) addressing self-advocacy. Stefan put a short PowerPoint presentation together and delivered his message in front of 120 of his peers. Stefan shared his interests, passions, and struggles. He shared that he "liked" his autism, and though he was different, he was comfortable with who he was.

Shortly after that time, Stefan and Barb began presenting together. Their message and story resulted in a co-authored book called, TRAINMAN. Stefan's personal elementary experiences, published by the Autism Asperger's Publishing Company; focuses on acceptance and developing friendships through special interests. In 2010, the New England Book Festival awarded the book with Honorable Mention and, in 2012, the book received the Teachers Choice Award for children's books.

As an educator, you will find that "Educating Trainman" is an educational, inspiring, emotional, and sometimes humorous insight into the world of a mother-son view on autism. Our message is one of hope and promise!

Low, Medium, & High Prep Strategies to Increase Student Engagement in Discussion

Nicole Adams, Principal, New Prague High School
Teri Burdorf, Reading/TOSA, Le Sueur-Henderson HS/MS
LaRae Ludwig, Communications, Le Sueur-Henderson HS

Room 206 | Target Audience: Grades 6-12 | Resource Page
Join us to add a few new tricks to your engagement strategies "bag-o'-tricks." From simple, low-prep strategies to higher prep student-led strategies, you'll experience these as a student would and we'll engage in reflective practice after to determine how you could adapt them to your own content area and grade level. All you'll need is a writing utensil and basic working knowledge of the plot-line of Karate Kid (The Original). If you need a refresher, check out this link: The Karate Kid (1984)

 

Generation Stressed

Kelly Peterson
School Psychologist

Room 118 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Today, students experience higher levels of stress, fear, anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders than ever before. This session is geared to help parents and educators understand current youth trends and issues. Topics include anxiety, depression, drug use, and cyberbullying.

 

Standards-Based Learning

Will Remmert
Eagle View Elementary Principal
New Prague Area Schools

Room 212 | Target Audience: Grades K-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
The purpose of this session is to explore the WHY of Standards-Based Learning (SBL), HOW this shift is about ensuring high levels of learning for ALL students and WHAT it means to make promises to our students and community about their learning.

 

Trauma’s Impact on Development (Sessions I & II: 2-1/2 Hours)

Katrina Phifer
Manager of Prevention & Education/Trauma Informed Care
Anna Marie’s Alliance

Room 120 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
In the first 90 minutes of this workshop, participants will define complex developmental trauma, and discover the myriad of ways it can impact a child’s health and well-being. A brief overview of the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study will be presented, outlining what we can learn from ACES research, as well as emerging research in the field.

 

Cultural Competency (Sessions I & II: 2-1/2 Hours)

Jen Braun
Media Specialist
New Prague Area Schools

Room 122 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Cultural competency will take teachers through a self-reflective process which will deepen their understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias of these frames, and the impact on student expectations and relationships. Many community members have shared their stories via video to enhance our understanding of cultures represented in our New Prague community. This course will fulfill the state Cultural Competency requirement.

 

Top Parenting Tips for School Success

Mary Bartusek
Early Learning Supervisor
New Prague Area Schools

Room 202 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 & Leadership | Resource Page
Research shows that parenting and family life greatly affects student learning. Parents sometimes look to classroom teachers for suggestions on how to maintain healthy relationships, create routines, develop reasonable expectations and support school success. Learn many quick, effective parenting tips to share with parents in your newsletters and at conferences.

 

Makerspaces

Stephanie Torczon-Essien
Media Specialist
New Prague Area Schools

Room 112 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 | Resource Page
The maker movement is about teaching and learning focused on student centered inquiry. Learn STEAM and Makerspace principles to easily integrate within the elementary curriculum at little or no cost. Be ready to move and work collaboratively through hands-on station challenges utilizing little or no technology. Do unto ourselves what we do unto our students! Walk away with a large resource folder of resources and activities.

 

Green Screen Made Easy

Kris Szajner
Technology Integration Specialist
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools

Room 110 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 | Resource Page
Green screens don't always have to use a green screen??!! Come and learn how use overlays, pic collage tips, and of course DoInk to make the most amazing app smashed projects!!

 

Become a Google Certified Educator (Part II for NPAS teachers)*

Shawn Brandt
Director of Technology Integration
New Prague Area Schools

Room 208 | Target Audience: Grades K-12 | Resource Page

*This is Part II of a 13-hour blended learning course for NPAS teachers. Participants must attend both face-to-face sessions and the mid-summer Google Meet (video conference).


The Google Certified Educator program is designed for educators and classroom teachers who wish to demonstrate proficiency in using Google tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.). The Level 1 status indicates an educator is able to successfully implement these tools to enhance teaching and learning. Certification is awarded after successfully passing the official 3-hour exam with a score of 80% or higher. This course will help you develop the skills necessary to achieve this accomplishment.

Blended Learning Format: (Agenda Outline Document)
• 1.5 hours: face-to-face ......... Overview and Skills Assessment ... June 5th*
• 3.5 hours: on-your-own ........ Fundamentals Training Course
• 1.0 hours: Google Meet ........ Progress Checkup ....................... July 10th*
• 2.5 hours: on-your-own ........ Fundamentals Training Course
• 1.5 hours: face-to-face ......... Exam Preparation ....................... August 7th*
• 3.0 hours: on-your-own ........ Certification Exam

 

Coding in Language Arts with Google CS First

Katie Davis, Digital Learning Coach
Natalie Weatherman, Digital Learning Coach
Shakopee Public Schools

Room 210 | Target Audience: Grades 3-8 | Resource Page
Want students to share their writing and reading skills in a creative, engaging way? Join our hands-on session to learn how to get started and be ready to implement coding-storytelling into your classroom in the fall. Google CS First provides a fully-packaged, FREE curriculum that will teach you and your students how to create digital stories using Scratch. Skills included in this curriculum: developing characters and dialogue, building intriguing plots, and adding excitement using computer-generated effects. You (and your students) will be excited to learn this and have something that is easily shared with family via Seesaw as well. (Scratch 3.0 works on all devices: PC, Chromebook, Mac, and iPad)

 

10:50 - 11:00 am  |  Snack

11:00 - 12:00 pm  |  Breakout Session II (60-minutes)

Adobe Spark Ignites

Andy Leiser
Technology Integration Specialist
Hastings Public Schools

Room 112 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Get hands-on with the powerful, free, and creative Adobe Spark tools. These resources bring polished media creation and sharing to all makers on any connected device. Amazing on iPad and completely game-changing on Chromebook, Adobe Spark will help students create and share meaningful and professional content with ease. Come build with us and see how learning artifacts can be transformed with Adobe Spark.

 

The Path to Happiness and Success

Tim Dittberner
Superintendent
New Prague Area Schools

Room 202 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Superintendent Tim Dittberner will present the convincing case from Shawn Achor's books, "The Happiness Advantage" (2010) and "Before Happiness" (2013). The main point of Achor's books are that only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens, can we summon all of our intellectual and emotional resources to achieve our personal and professional goals. Superintendent Dittberner will share Achor's five actionable, proven strategies for changing your lens to positive.

 

Trauma’s Impact on Development (Sessions I & II: 2-1/2 Hours)

Katrina Phifer
Manager of Prevention & Education/Trauma Informed Care
Anna Marie’s Alliance

Room 120 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
In part 2 of this workshop, we will utilize our knowledge of how trauma impacts a child’s development and what that means for educators and those who work with children. What does a trauma-informed educator look like? What about managing difficult behaviors? The session will end by profiling real life stories of children impacted by trauma and the impact that appropriate, trauma-informed interventions made in their lives.

 

Cultural Competency (Sessions I & II: 2-1/2 Hours)

Jen Braun
Media Specialist
New Prague Area Schools

Room 122 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Double-session continued... Cultural competency will take teachers through a self-reflective process which will deepen their understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias of these frames, and the impact on student expectations and relationships. Many community members have shared their stories via video to enhance our understanding of cultures represented in our New Prague community. This course will fulfill the state Cultural Competency requirement.

 

Bullying and Social Media

Mick Waldspurger
School Attorney
Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A.

Room 204 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
School Attorney Mick Waldspurger will provide an update on issues related to bullying. He will also use interactive scenarios to review the risks and boundary issues that can arise when staff members use social media to communicate with students or to communicate about events that have occurred at school. Mick will also provide guidance on how to use social media with students and staff in a way that does not cross any boundaries.

 

Developing an Equity Lens

Gospel Kordah
Dean of Students & Equity Coordinator
New Prague Area Schools

Room 206 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
This session will help you develop an equity lens for all students. Staff will analyze the different components of an equity lens. Developing an equity lens can be hard and uncomfortable. We don't know what we don't know, and that can be complicated when working with diverse students. This session will help you understand how to teach across differences and you will develop strategies from a student and staff perspective. We are excited to add tools in your educational toolbox.

 

SMART Refresher

Jodi Dolezal, Early Childhood
Jenny Wehseler, Early Childhood
New Prague Area Schools

Room 208 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-2 | Resource Page
For those who have previously attended the full 3 day SMART Training (Stimulating Maturity Accelerated Readiness Training). This course is a refresher on how to set up a SMART Room and how to incorporate SMART activities in your current classroom and routine. We encourage others to share their successes and challenges in using the SMART curriculum with students. There will be time for make-and-take SMART activities!

 

Leveling Up Activities

Kris Szajner
Technology Integration Specialist
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools

Room 110 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 | Resource Page
In this session, we will be talking about Seesaw activities specifically. I will show you from start to finish how to make breathtaking activities and how to add manipulation to any activity!

 

The Power of Student Podcasts

Glen Irvin
Technology Integration & Instructional Coach
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools

Room 118 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 | Resource Page
Podcasting is a powerful tool to empower your students to find their passions and especially their voice! Participants will learn how podcasts facilitate deeper learning and creativity while improving vocabulary and literacy. Teachers will leave with the tools to get their students started creating and publishing their own podcasts!

 

Getting Started with Standards-Based Learning Through Common Formative Assessments

Natalie Nelson
High School Language Arts Teacher
New Prague Area Schools

Room 210 | Target Audience: Grades 6-12 | Resource Page
Google Forms helps you more efficiently identify the learning needs of students and provides timely feedback to students. In this session, you will learn how to navigate different ways of using Google Forms and how to get started using the data to differentiate and assess using a standards based approach.

 

 

12:00 - 12:30 pm  |  Lunch

12:30 -   1:50 pm  |  Breakout Session III (90-minutes)

Seesaw Activity LIVE Build-off

Andy Leiser, Hastings Public Schools
Kris Szajner, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Technology Integration Specialists

Room 112 | Target Audience: Grade PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Join local Seesaw gurus Andy Leiser & Kris Szajner and watch them build new Activities from your suggestions before your very eyes! You will get a behind-the-scenes view and learn some tricks of the trade for creating well-organized, purposeful, and visually pleasing Activities that your students can complete on any device. We will publish these creations for Seesaw using classrooms to use the world over! You don't want to miss this high-energy session! Come with some ideas and get your build-on as we build-off LIVE!

 

Generation Stressed

Kelly Peterson
School Psychologist

Room 118 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Today, students experience higher levels of stress, fear, anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders than ever before. This session is geared to help parents and educators understand current youth trends and issues. Topics include anxiety, depression, drug use, and cyberbullying.

 

Increasing ALL students achievement by using Depth of Knowledge

Brad Drazan
5th Grade Teacher
New Prague Area Schools

Room 204 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
In this session attendees will learn how to deepen students understanding using Depth of Knowledge. Attendees will also create high quality, challenging standards based activities to deepen student understanding.

 

Introduction to Conscious Discipline

Mary Bartusek
Early Learning Supervisor
New Prague Area Schools

Room 202 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 | Resource Page
Learn about Conscious Discipline, a social and emotional intelligence classroom management program designed to give teachers the discipline skills they need to address the emotional and social issues of children. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of the adults first.

 

Personalized Learning

Matt Anderson, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Melissa Digatono, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
New Prague Area Schools

 

Room 210 | Target Audience: Grades 6-12 | Resource Page
Come learn and share new ideas for personalized learning for language arts, science, and social studies content areas. In this session we will explore different ways to engage students through personalized learning in the classroom. The focus will be to apply various strategies to incorporate student choice and authentic learning experiences. We will provide student examples of work and lessons that have been implemented in both the middle school and high school setting. Included in this session will also be ways to utilize technology in personalized learning. This session is designed for people who would like to increase engagement in their classrooms.

 

Bring Joy to your Classroom

Cyndy Harrison
Education Technology Consultant
SourcewellTech

Room 120 | Target Audience: Grades 6-12 | Resource Page
Learn how to plan your school year and bring creativity into your lessons! Participants will learn a step-by-step way to organize the entire school year to bring joy into their classroom. Plus, simple ways to interject fun and creative student-centered activities throughout the year.

 

Using Pear Deck in Standards Based Grading

Ali Jo Hoffman, 6th Grade Teacher, New Prague Middle School
Zach Johnson, 6th Grade Teacher, New Prague Middle School
Christa Smith, 6th Grade Teacher, New Prague Middle School

 

Room 122 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 | Resource Page
Pear Deck is an interactive classroom learning tool that used as an Add-On to Google Slides. Come learn how to use Pear Deck to build classroom community, comprehension, and confidence in your students, as well as how you can use this to connect to Standards Based Grading.

 

Google Slides: The Swiss Army Knife for Your Classroom

Shawn Brandt
Director of Technology Integration
New Prague Area Schools

Room 208 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 | Resource Page
Google Slides can be used for so much more than presentations. In this session, teachers will learn how to create interactive learning experiences, build eBooks, insert audio, trim video, design templates, and discover a variety of project-based learning assignments.

 

Breakout EDU!

Kari Gerhart
Instructional Technology Specialist
Inver Grove Heights Schools

Room 110 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 | Resource Page
Breakout EDU transforms spaces into immersive game-based learning environments and incorporates the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking). Play a Breakout EDU game, reflect, become familiar with the platform, and begin planning how Breakout EDU will be incorporated into your classroom.

 

Digital Storytelling Through Podcasting

Eric Hills
Digital Learning Coach
Shakopee Public Schools

Room 212 | Target Audience: Grades 2-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Podcasting is a medium of digital storytelling that continues to grow in popularity. Using podcasts, your students will practice their communication skills to be informative, persuasive, and entertaining. Come to this session to find out how you and your students can use this medium to create podcasts. We'll explore the tools you need, brainstorm project ideas, and examine digital citizenship considerations so you can publish your work to a wide audience.

 

Cultural Competency (Sessions III & IV: 2-1/2 Hours)

Gospel Kordah
Dean of Students & Equity Coordinator
New Prague Area Schools

Room 206 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Cultural competency will take teachers through a self-reflective process which will deepen their understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias of these frames, and the impact on student expectations and relationships. Many community members have shared their stories via video to enhance our understanding of cultures represented in our New Prague community. This course will fulfill the state Cultural Competency requirement.

 

 

2:00 - 3:00 pm  |  Breakout Session IV (60-minutes)

Sketchnoting

Andy Leiser
Technology Integration Specialist
Hastings Public Schools

Room 112 | Target Audience: Grades 3-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Discover the memory-boosting and creativity-injecting benefits of sketchnoting. Whether physical or digital, drawing has the ability to increase retention of information and make the process of note-taking even more engaging. Join me as we explore the whys and hows behind this growing trend in cognitive processing. If you have a tablet or not, let's sketch and learn together!

 

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Teacher

Julia Kranz
Social Worker
New Prague Area Schools

Room 202 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-5 | Resource Page
Trauma is the norm not the exception and does not discriminate who it effects. Trauma-informed practice will provide teachers with tools you can implement with an array of students across a variety of situations and sessions. In the workshop, you should be able to identify what qualifies as trauma, what are the symptoms of trauma, simple classroom interventions and additional resources to support children identified as trauma.

 

Mentoring Matters!

Johna Anderson, Elementary Mentor Coordinator
Julie Bowers, Secondary Mentor Coordinator
New Prague Area Schools

Room 204 | Target Audience: PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
How a district supports, empowers and connects with new teachers is critical to developing and retaining them. Teachers are valuable resources in education, therefore it is necessary to support their performance from the very beginning of their teaching careers by utilizing a Mentorship Program. Participants will learn the structure of the NPAS Mentorship Program, professional development opportunities provided to all non-tenured teachers, resources and trainings used to support mentors and their mentees along with things we’ve learned along the way that are helping our program to evolve. Whether you are looking into developing your own Mentorship Program or looking for new ways to enhance your current program, you will leave ready to set your new teachers up for a more successful school year!

 

Using Depth & Complexity Icons

Kate Kienow
Talent Development Facilitator
New Prague Area Schools

Room 212 | Target Audience: Grades K-8 | Resource Page
After a brief explanation of Sandra Kaplan's Depth & Complexity Icons, we will explore a number of ways to use these icons in your classroom to promote high levels of learning for all students.

 

The Power of a Team

Shelly Thelen
Life Skills Teacher
New Prague Area Schools

Room 208 | Target Audience: PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Management of Educational Assistants is an additional challenge in a special educator's responsibilities. Developing a shared vision, direction, and purpose can be the fuel for a successful team. This session is geared for Special Education Staff that work with Educational Assistants.

 

Boosting Social-Emotional Skills in the Classroom

Diane Barrier, Early Childhood Teacher
Kris Palma, Early Childhood Teacher
New Prague Area Schools

Room 210 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-1 | Resource Page
Social and emotional learning is the key to giving young children school readiness skills and preparing them for success in life. School readiness skills related to social-emotional development include persisting at difficult tasks, making and sustaining healthy relationships with peers and adults, confidence, the ability to express emotions appropriately, and self-regulation skills. When children don’t have these skills, they are less likely to benefit from even the best instruction, and they are more likely to engage in challenging behavior. This class will give ideas on how to add social-emotional skills into what you already teach. We will incorporate ideas from the Second Step and Conscious Discipline Curriculums.

 

Moving from Transactional to Transformational Relationships between Coaches & Teachers

Glen Irvin
Technology Integration & Instructional Coach
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools

Room 118 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
We found that our relationships with teachers were mostly transactional in nature; they had a problem with tech and we were asked to provide a solution. Come learn how we transitioned from transactional relationships with our teachers to ones that are now transformational. We will be sharing the step-by-step process, documents, and advice on how to make this happen at your school.

 

OK Google, What's New?

Meghan Eberhart, Instructional Technology Coordinator
Susan Herder, Instructional Technology Coordinator
Mankato & Mounds View Public Schools
 

Room 110 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page

Google's Updates happen so fast! What's new with Google over the summer? Find out what is new with your favorite tools and features. Hope to see you there!

 

Lessons Learned as we Personalize Professional Development

Matt Flugum
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Tri-City United

 

Room 120 | Target Audience: Leadership | Resource Page

Come to a roundtable discussion on lessons learned from personalizing professional learning experiences. Providing authentic, personalized professional development to educators requires adjustments. Share and hear about what other districts are doing to design and deepen professional learning experiences for educators leading to deeper learning for students in the classroom.

 

STEM Resources You Can Pilot Tomorrow

Mark Nechanicky
4th grade Teacher, Technology Integration Coach
Albert Lea Area Schools
 

Room 122 | Target Audience: Grades 3-5 | Resource Page

Leave this session with STEM resources and ideas you can start piloting tomorrow. Topics covered will include resources and "lessons learned" to effectively implement: Math number talks, Skypes with scientists, with authors and for virtual field trips, connecting classrooms with Mystery Skypes, going global with microlending, creating a professional learning network on Twitter (and seeing examples of why one would do that,) mixed grade computational thinking activities, partner classrooms for math, science, and makerspace activities and after school coding clubs.

 

Cultural Competency (Sessions III & IV: 2-1/2 Hours)

Gospel Kordah
Dean of Students & Equity Coordinator
New Prague Area Schools

Room 206 | Target Audience: Grades PreK-12 & Leadership | Resource Page
Double-session continued... Cultural competency will take teachers through a self-reflective process which will deepen their understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias of these frames, and the impact on student expectations and relationships. Many community members have shared their stories via video to enhance our understanding of cultures represented in our New Prague community. This course will fulfill the state Cultural Competency requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?

How do I submit my registration fee?

Please make checks payable to: New Prague Area Schools
(Sorry, we are not able to accept purchase orders or credit cards. Please send payment before Wed., July 31st.)

Mail payment and a copy of the registration invoice to:

New Prague Area Schools
Attn: Julie Schmitz
410 Central Ave. N., Suite 100
New Prague, MN  56071

(After July 31st, checks will be accepted at the conference registration table.)

 

Who should I contact if I have questions about registration?

If you have any questions about registration, please contact:

Julie Schmitz
jschmitz@isd721.org
(952) 758-1741

 

Who should I contact if I would like more information about the conference sessions?

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Brandt
Director of Technology Integration
sbrandt@isd721.org
Event URL: npaschools.org/npplc19