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Great Southwest United Professional Seminar

Date: September 26, 2018 04:30 PM

Contact: Alicia Entinger, 507-831-5484

Location: Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive, Marshall


  • Teacher Licensing Update: Mark Schmiesing
  • Election Preview: John Bartholow
  • Education Minnesota Foundation Grants: Dayonna Knutson
  • TopTen Reasons for Discipline: Deb Corhouse
  • Helping Students "Do" school: Policy
  • Meeting Members At Their Interests: Policy


Education Minnesota Central Fall Drive-in

Date: September 26, 2018 05:00 PM

Contact: Monica Sturm, 320-253-2530

Location: Princeton Middle School
1100 82nd Ave., Princeton

Description: This event is open to all IO members.

  • Cell Phones, Social Media and Student Safety: Cedrick Frazier
  • Legal Issues for ESPs: David Aron
  • Supporting Transgender Students and Staff: Legal Issues and Past Practices: David Aron
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies: Relicensure
  • Student Mental Health: Laure O'Keeffe
  • Suicide Prevention: Roxann Storms 
  • When Can I Afford To Retire (for members with a PERA pension): ESI
  • When Can I Afford To Retire (for members with a TRA pension): ESI


Southcentral Minnesota UniServ Fall Drive-in

Date: September 26, 2018 05:00 PM

Contact: Cherie Weller

Location: Albert Lea High School
2000 Tiger Lane, Albert Lea


5-6 p.m.: Registration/Dinner/Welcome
6:-6:30 p.m.: Endorsed Candidate Remarks
7:40-8 p.m.: Closing Remarks/Door Prizes

Teacher Licensing Update: Sara Ford
English Learners: Relicensure
Reading Seminar: Relicensure
Degrees Not Debt: Jeff Hyma
Financial Education For Members Who Do Not Know Where To Start: ESI


Western South Fall Drive-in

Date: September 26, 2018 06:30 PM

Contact: Rhonda Hopkins

Location: Holiday Inn Alexandria
5637 Highway 29 S., Alexandria


At the Barn:
4:30-5:20 p.m.: Registration/Cash Bar
5:20-5:30 p.m.: Introductions/Announcements
5:30-6:15 p.m.: Dinner
6:15-6:40 p.m.: Guest Speakers (EM Endorsed Candidates)

At the Holiday Inn:
7 p.m.

  • Introduction To Restorative Practices
  • Mental Health Issues For Adults: Meg Luger-Nikolai
  • Teacher Licensing Update: Andrea Cecconi
  • Accomodations And Modifications: Mary Ellen Knappmiller and Judy Rohde
  • Degrees Not Debt: Bridget Moore
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Practices: 
  • Changing The Conversation About What Your Union Is (And Is Not): Bridget Moore
  • Teacher Code of Ethics: Meg Luger-Nikolai
  • English Learners: Richard Wood
  • Digital Learning Strategies: Relicensure 
  • Negotiations Resources: Online Fata and Information To Support Bargaining: Andrea Cecconi
9:00 p.m.: Wrap-Up