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LOCAL Events - March 2018

See what’s happening at NJPA, and throughout Region 5, for the month of March

See what’s happening at NJPA, and throughout Region 5, for the month of March

All events held at NJPA (unless noted otherwise)

DATE

EVENT

ABOUT

Monday, March 5

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sr. High Knowledge Bowl – Regional Meet
(at Central Lakes College in Staples)

The top 21 senior high Knowledge Bowl teams in Region 5 assemble at Central Lakes College in Staples and compete for a chance to advance to the State Tournament, to be held at Cragun’s Resort in April. Contact NJPA’s Student Academics Coordinator, Katie Embree, for more information at 218-895-4144.

Wednesday, March 7

1 p.m. – doors open1:30 – competition begins

Lakes Bee

Regional spelling bee features approximately 35 Region 5 students, grades 3-8, who either won or were a finalist in their district bee. The Lakes Bee Champion advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. Contact NJPA’s Student Academics Coordinator, Katie Embree, for more information at 218-895-4144.

Wednesday, March 7

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

English Language Development Series

The second session of a multi-part series for educators looking to better reach English Language Learners. Attendees will focus on designing lessons with language in mind, creating language objectives, analyzing academic language load of curricula, and building background knowledge. Session III is April 18. Learn more at www.njpacoop.org/edregistration.

Thursday, March 8

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ensuring Equitable Educational Opportunity for Each Student: The Equity Literacy Approach

Presenters Paul Gorski and Marceline DuBose of The Equity Literacy Institute will provide attendees a deeper understanding of how equity and inequity operate in schools, even in the subtlest of ways. Administrators, teachers, and school leadership teams are highly encouraged to attend together, and can expect to gain strategies for bolstering equity efforts in classrooms, schools, and districts. Learn more at www.njpacoop.org/edregistration.

Tuesday, March 20

3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

40th Anniversary Open House Celebration 

Community members are invited to join in the celebration of shared regional accomplishments at National Joint Powers Alliance’s 40th Anniversary Open House. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., with refreshments and networking. A formal, half-hour program begins at 4:30 p.m., and will include a special announcement. Guided building tours will also be available. Learn more at njpa.co/celebrate-40.

Wednesday, March 21

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

ENVoY Training I: Educational Nonverbal Yardsticks

ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques presented in this training, are easy and practical. Teachers and school staff who systematically utilize the full range of these skills are able to:

• Improve their relationships with students• Maximize time for learning -- gain an average of an hour of curriculum time per week• Reduce time spent on discipline• Improve classroom climate• Enhance student productivity• Decrease educator burnout. Learn more at www.njpacoop.org/edregistration.

Wednesday, March 21

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

ENVoY Early Childhood – Part II*prerequisite: ENVoY Early Childhood Part I

ENVoY, the name given to the system of nonverbal techniques presented in this training, are easy and practical. Teachers who systematically utilize the full range of these skills are able to reinforce consistent and fair parameters while preserving their relationships with children.

Tuesday, March 27

12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

DiSC Training – Improve Work Productivity, Teamwork, Communication

Offered by Central Lakes College’s Eloise Thorsen, this course increases self-knowledge on conflict response, personal motivations and stressors, and problem solving. Designed to enhance productivity, teamwork, and communication. Learn more at www.njpacoop.org/R5PD.

Wednesday, March 28

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DiSC Training – Improve Work Productivity, Teamwork, Communication

Same course as March 27.

 

About NJPA

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 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.