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LOCAL EVENTS - February 2020

Oh, what a month!

All events held at Sourcewell (unless noted otherwise).


Feb. 5, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Webinar: Strategies to Support Multilingual LearnersFor K-12 educators: Gain insights to creating optimal learning environments and instructional strategies for each learner. Register by Feb. 5.
Feb. 6, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cultural Competency WorkshopFor K-12 educators: Learn inclusive practices to impact student achievement.
Feb. 11, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Marketing and Fundraising TrainingFor nonprofits: Held at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls. Learn how to maximize your marketing and fundraising efforts to support your nonprofit.
Feb. 13, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Love Them First Documentary ScreeningFor everyone: Watch the documentary Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary, then participate in group discussion.
Feb. 19, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Webinar: Vocabulary Development, Usage,
and Leverage
For K-12 educators: Engage with others as effective practices regarding oral language acquisition leading to complex language usage is shared in practical ways. Register by Feb. 19.
Feb. 20, Mar. 12, 19, 2020
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LEAD Academy: Managing Up and Out Workshop SeriesFor all government organizations: Build an ethical organizational culture through active participation. These workshops will guide you in keeping stakeholders invested and enthusiastic. Register by Feb. 13.
Feb. 22, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MSBA - Fall/Winter Officer's WorkshopFor school administrators: Led and facilitated by the Minnesota School Boards Association, address board officers' responsibilities and the fundamentals of laws affecting school boards.
Feb. 25, 2020
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Creating a DifferenceFor everyone: This Todd County coalition includes youth, parents, and community leaders all working together to address issues relating to the prevention of underage use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. For additional information, contact
Feb. 25, 2020Regional Science and Engineering FairOpen to the public: Students in grades 4-6 have advanced from building-level competition to this regional event. The fair is designed to encourage the natural curiosity of all students through the exploration of the scientific method. Open house from 4-5:45 p.m. and awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
Feb. 27, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Whole Group Leadership: Day One (ENVoY I)For K-12 educators: Learn patterns of communication to preserve the most powerful leverage point of educators: relationships. Formerly ENVoY I. Register by Feb. 13.
Through AprilKnowledge BowlJunior and Senior high students: Facing off against other teams, students work together to answer questions related to all areas of learning. Registration for the regional meet begins at the end of January.
Ongoing, online trainingCybersecurity for EducatorsFor educators: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online and on-demand course helps educators understand what they need to know to help students navigate the online world responsibly and safely.
Ongoing, online trainingCybersecurity for ParentsFor parents: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online and on-demand course provides parents/guardians with basic information needed to limit your family's risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or other cybercrimes.
Ongoing, online trainingIntroduction to Google Drive for Administrative AssistantsFor administrative assistants: Provided by Sourcewell Technology, this online, on-demand course provides introductory lessons for Google Drive including Google Documents, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms.
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 more than 400 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.