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LOCAL EVENTS - October 2017

See what's happening at NJPA and throughout Region 5 for the month of October

See whats happening at NJPA and throughout Region 5 for the month of October​

OCTOBER 2017- 

 All events are held at NJPA (unless noted   otherwise).


Tuesday, October 10Trauma Responsive Schools/Applications for Trauma Responsive SchoolsDesigned for school administrators, educators, and counselors this highly interactive workshop will leave participants feeling empowered and prepared to recognize and respond to the mental health needs of our youth. Learn more:
Tuesday, October 10Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Little Falls, Depot)Teachers grades K-12 are invited to explore arts integration as a powerful strategy to increase student learning and engagement. Workshop will include a hands-on theater /social studies integration lesson and an examination of arts integration resources available through Perpich. Learn more & register at
Wednesday, October 11Wellness FairExplore area services and resources to enhance your physical, social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Nearly a dozen area organizations will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and provide demonstrations. Free blood pressure checks conducted by Staples Ambulance EMTs. Learn more:
Thursday, October 12PRESS - Tier 2 Interventions & Introduction to Progress MonitoringElementary teachers and administrators will use the Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS) decision-making process and diagnostic tools to determine and implement targeted, small-group interventions. Learn more:
Friday, October 13Online Learning InformationNJPA offers online courses for credit recovery, career exploration, accelerated courses, foreign languages, and new CTE pathways that lead to industry licensure in health careers, agriculture, business, information technology, hospitality, and much more. Educators, administrators, tech coordinators, and counselors are encouraged to attend this session and learn how to access these programs to benefit your students. Learn more:
Tuesday, October 24Generations in the WorkplaceAge diversity is a central theme in today's complex, evolving workplace. And with four generations working side-by-side, tensions may be inevitable. Yet, serious research on the subject underscores fundamental similarities across age groups. Once understood and leveraged, these similarities can become the basis for reduced tensions, collaborative effort, and bottom-line results. Learn more:
Wednesday, October 25Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point)Same as Tuesday, Oct. 10 event, but in Pequot Lakes.
Wednesday, October 25R5 Summit: Government & Education LeadersJoin us at NJPA for a one-day conference intended to serve Region 5 communities with professional development and educational opportunities for superintendents/staff, city & county officials/staff, tribes, and other nonprofit member entities. Featuring keynote speaker Lori A. Hoffner of Supporting CommUnity. Learn more:
Thursday, October 26Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Staples, NJPA)Same as Tuesday, Oct. 10 event, but in Staples.


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.