SWMetro Professional Development Registration

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 Belle Plaine District 716


 Central District 108

 Eastern Carver County District 112

 Jordan District 717

 New Prague District 721

 Prior Lake-Savage District 719

 Shakopee District 720 

 SWMetro 288

 Tri-City United District 2905

 Waconia District 110 

 Watertown-Mayer District 111 


Please check the course(s) you would like to register for.

SpED Staff Due Process Nights: An opportunity to network and learn from supervisors and each other on MN's crazy due process paperwork requirements.  You will also have an opportunity to work on your own paperwork, so plan to bring some work and your laptop!  Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows! A light snack will be offered. CEU's will not be available.

 Thursday, January 17 at Shakopee Town Square with Merri Miller | 3:30 - 5:00 PM | 1112 Shakope Town Square Mall, Shakopee

 Tuesday, March 12 at East Creek Family Center with Jyoti Sinha | 3:30 - 5:00 PM | 303 East 6th Street, Chaska

 Wednesday, May 15 at 401 Bldg with Tom White | 3:30 - 5:00 PM | 401 East 4th Street, Chaska


 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | SUICIDE PREVENTION Presented by Elizabeth Babkin, NAMI Minnesota | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | | LOCATION: 401 East 4th Street, Chaska | Free to SWMetro staff & member districts; one hour course goes towards certification credits for Questions, Persuade, Refer (QPR) course; CEUs given to staff.

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | CONSTRUCTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR TEAMS Presented by Elise Chambers, Conflict Resolution Center | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | LOCATION: Granary Event Center at Chaska Mill | $25 per participant, $20 per participant in teams of 5 | Teams of education professionals will learn the skills to work together more effectively. Lunch will be provided. MAXIMUM OF 25 PARTICIPANTS! Register your team early!

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | RECOGNIZING EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS Presented by Elizabeth Babkin, NAMI Minnesota | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | LOCATION: Township Hall at Carver County Government Center, Chaska | $10/person; learn about mental illnesses in students, the impact on a student’s success in school and how parents and teachers can work together as allies to support these students. Meets the continuing education requirement for teachers; CEUs given.

 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019UNDERSTANDING FASD MAKES A DIFFERENCE Presented by Shauna Feine, Proof Alliance | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | LOCATION: 401 East 4th Street, Chaska | Free for SWMetro staff & member districts. It is estimated that as many as one in 20 U.S. children has a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is a medical condition that encompasses a wide range of physical, neurobehavioral, and cognitive symptoms associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of FASD, discuss common traits and behaviors associated with prenatal alcohol exposure, and how those symptoms may cause challenges for children and adolescents with an FASD, as well as, for professionals supporting them. Lastly, we will explore interventions and strategies to effectively support students on the fetal alcohol spectrum to promote successful outcomes.  


 FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019 | MY CULTURE, YOUR CULTURE Presented by Regina Seabrook, MN Equity Alliance | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM | River Valley Education Center Multi-purpose Room, 100 Hope Avenue, Jordan | $10/person - open to social workers, light breakfast provided; learn about frameworks and continuums of difference. What is the difference between deep vs. surface culture? What are the conflict and work styles based on cultural responses and norms. And finally, how can we, as social workers, communicate and respond best when working with families of varying cultural backgrounds. Meets two CE hours towards social work ethics content recertification hours. CEUs given.


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