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See what's happening at Sourcewell in February

All events held at Sourcewell (unless noted otherwise)


February 4, 2019 - OR -
February 5, 2019
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) TrainingFor law enforcement: This training session provides a basic overview of mental illness, including schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, mood disorders, cognitive disorders, personality and substance disorders. Choose one - the Monday or Tuesday session. Registration is now closed.
February 6, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Building Vocabulary for All Learners WebinarFor educators: Offering research-based reading and vocabulary instruction strategies for PK-12 teachers to use in whole, small and independent settings, this webinar will explore activities that foster higher-level thinking and questioning skills, encourage reading for meaning, and utilize formative assessments. Registration is now closed.
February 7, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MDE Training: Developing a Shared Understanding of the 2018 Academic Standards & Benchmarks in Physical EducationFor K-12 educators: In this workshop, actions and resources are recommended to help educator teams develop a shared understanding of the standards and benchmarks and initiate the curriculum review process. Registration is now closed.
February 13, 2019
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Mental Health: Suicide Prevention WebinarFor educators: This two-hour webinar will cover early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents, including suicide prevention best practices. Registration is now closed.
February 19, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Regional Spelling BeeSpelling champion(s) from each Region 5 district will compete at the Regional Spelling Bee hosted at Sourcewell. The champion of the Regional Bee will advance to the National Competition in Washington DC to represent Region 5.
February 27, 28, March 1, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 pm
Knowledge BowlFor students in grades 7-12... Facing off against other teams, students work together to answer questions related to all areas of learning. The season consists of three meets and one regional meet. The top four senior high teams will advance to the state competition in April. Competitions will be held at Central Lakes College - Staples Campus. Grades 7-8 Regional Meet, Feb. 27; Grade 9 Regional Meet, Feb. 28; Senior High Regional Meet, March 1.
February 27, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cultural Competency: Supporting Each Student Every Day WebinarFor educators: This webinar will offer information and perspective for teachers to first examine themselves as education thought leaders, influencing students each day. Owning our sense of self and offering equal space for others can be a challenge. Participants will consider alternative ways to connect with families and communities to foster acceptance, understanding, and appreciation. Registration is now closed.
February 27, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ENVoY IFor K-12 Educators: ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques presented in this training, is easy and practical. Teachers who use the full range of these skills are able to improve classroom climate, reduce time spent on discipline, maximize time for learning, and more. Registration is now closed; see future dates at
February 28 - May 16, 2019SEED Seminar SeriesFor educators: Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) is a peer-led professional development program promoting change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue. Morning and afternoon options are available. Registration is now closed.


About Sourcewell

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 320 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.