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Join us as Dr. Melissa Sollom  provides a two-day virtual workshop on the competencies of social emotional learning (i.e., self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, personal responsibility, decision-making, optimistic thinking, and goal-directed behavior). Dr. Sollom will discuss the relationship between SEL skills and metacognitive skills. She will also address the health and well-being of teachers and parents with the topics of resiliency, connection, workplace interpersonal skills, and how to implement SEL with a variety of strategies and techniques.

SEL Presentation

1. What SEL is in general
2. CASEL’s 5 SEL competencies, now broken down into 8 SEL competences areas (i.e., self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, personal responsibility, decision-making, optimistic thinking, and goal-directed behavior).
3. The neurobiology behind SEL
4. Resilience and SEL
5. The benefits of SEL
6. Discuss strategies for parents and/or teachers using SEL at home and/or in the classroom. I could also address SEL in the workplace as well with interpersonal skills.

May 18th (Day 1)          Session Description:
1:00-1:45PM                       Understand the eight competency areas of social emotional learning                                                       (SEL).
1:45-2:00PM                      Break
2:00-2:30PM                    SEL as metacognitive skills

May 25th (Day 2)          Session Description:
1:00-1:45PM                       Resilience, connection, and workplace interpersonal skills.
1:45-2:00PM                      Break
2:00-2:30PM                     How to implement SEL with a variety of strategies and techniques

Dr. Melissa Sollom Bio
M.A. in Community Psychology, MS. School Counseling, and a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on social emotional learning (SEL). Licensed educator and school counselor. Former professor for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU), and school counselor. Current SEL Coordinator for District 112.

When: Tuesdays,  May 18 & 25, 2021
Where: Virtual via Zoom (link will be emailed out the day prior to each workshop)
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 pm
Cost: $45
3 CEUs will be provided if you attend both days
Click here to register

March 30th, 2021

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The MCEA Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Alumni Committee, will be held on Monday, July 19th, 2021, at Wapicada Golf Course , Sauk Rapids.

 

Click here for info.

February 10th, 2021

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Discovering Possibilities (Virtual Fall Conference)       

Check out the breakout sessions available at our Discovering Possibilities conference!

Fees are based on your TOTAL DISTRICT POPULATION and for that SINGLE district fee, you can register as many people as you want.

We just ask that ONE person enter all the names & emails at one time.
PLEASE USE THE SEPARATE GOOGLE FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
One link is for payment and one link is for registration.

Pay for your district using this link:
https://mnmcea.wufoo.com/forms/z13oywe21qv8pts/

Register everyone from your district using this link:
https://forms.gle/hAUEHCKwjVbie4EF6

 

District Size – Fee (based on TOTAL district population) One fee for unlimited participants
Less than 5,000 – $60
5,000-19,999 – $120
20,000-49,999 – $240
50,000 + – $480
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Member) – $60
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Non-memb.) – $150
Non-member Districts – $480

October 30th, 2019

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ReInvest-Restart-Rejuvenate
(MCEA Virtual Winter Conference)
Feb. 17 & 18, 2021

Once again, we are unable to meet in person, so our “winter convening”, formerly Leadership Days, is taking place virtually on Feb. 17 & 18. It will be 11:30 – 3:00 on Wed., and 8:30 – noon on Thursday. The fee structure will be the same as well – unlimited numbers of people for a single district fee (see below).

We will be focusing on RESTARTING programs that many have had to put on hold for nearly a year. And for those who have been running some programs, we will hopefully leave you feeling REJUVENATED!! It’s time for us to REINVEST in our programs and communities once again – and we hope you are able to join us virtually.
(NOTE: CEUs will be issued for those who attend the LIVE event ONLY. You must  attend the ENTIRE EVENT in order to receive the CEUs. Registration will be required through the Sched app to track attendance.)

HIGHLIGHTS:

*RALLI Update at 11:30 on Wed.

*Peter Leatherman of Morris-Leatherman will be kicking off our general session on Wed. at noon.

*Community Educator of Excellence Awards and MCEA  Annual Meeting at 8:30 am on Thurs.

*Joe Nayquonabe will kick-off on Thursday at 9:00 am with a Keynote

Click here for list of breakouts/descriptions

 

REGISTRATION:

One link is for payment and one link is for registration.
PLEASE USE THE SEPARATE GOOGLE FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
(We just ask that ONE person enter all the names & emails at one time.)

Pay for your district using this link:
https://mnmcea.wufoo.com/forms/z1vaq1su0k9iixv/

Register everyone from your district using this link:
https://forms.gle/HVy2BAiXmWse5du59


District Size – Fee (based on TOTAL district population)
One fee for unlimited participants
Less than 5,000 – $60
5,000-19,999 – $120
20,000-49,999 – $240
50,000 + – $480
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Member) – $60
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Non-memb.) – $150
Non-member Districts – $480

 

 

 

September 24th, 2019

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How to Develop and Write Your Youth Development Plans
Presented by Amy Skare, Youth Programs Supervisor, Stillwater Com. Ed., and Michelle Kamenov, MDE
Just how do you develop and write your youth development plans? What is the process? Is there a template? It’s time to get together and develop how this gets done the right way.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Location: Minnesota Department of Ed., Conference Center A, CC-13
1500 Highway 36, Roseville, MN
$55 (includes 3 CEUs)
Register here

August 22nd, 2019

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Community Education Finance and Financial Management –Maintaining Integrity and Viability
Presented by Bob Meyer, MCEA Executive Director & C.E. Director in Chisago Lakes

CE finance and financial management is becoming increasingly complex. CE Directors, Coordinators and Managers and Supervisors are coping with numerous challenges, including changes in funding formulas, continuous balancing of multiple revenue sources, generating new revenues and protecting existing revenues in CE.
Three separate financial management sessions are being offered with a follow up clinic for technical assistance concluding the last session. These workshops will include various materials, examples and useful tools and information.

Click here to register for one, two or all three workshops (sorry – no discounts for attending all 3)

Session 1: #101… Building the Base of a Budget – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Understanding State laws and Statutes
Reading the budget print out
UFARS coding and reporting
State budget Levy and Aide statements and reports
Oct. 8, 2019
$70 
9:30-2:30 (Lunch provided) 5 CEUs

 

Session 2: #201… Managing Your CE Money – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Participants will learn how to:
Create a program budget
Handle variations in expenses and revenues
What a district audit means for CE
Trouble Shoot financial issues
Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud 
$75
9:30-2:30 (lunch provided) 5 CEUs

 

Session 3: #301…Financial Planning and Budget Strategies-Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Analyzing your state report
Analyzing trends and variances
Identifying areas of strength and areas of potential problems for planning purposes
Differentiation between direct and indirect expenses
Project income and monitoring budget performance
Dec. 12, 2019
Location: Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud 
$80
9:30-2:30 (lunch provided) – 5 CEUs

August 22nd, 2019

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CEND (Community Education Network on Disabilities)

Sept. 15, 2019 in St. Cloud
Nov. 20, 2019 in Minneapolis

(More dates to come)

May 6th, 2019

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(Board meetings start at 9:30 am unless posted otherwise)
January 8 – Handke Center, Elk River
February 12 – Handke Center, Elk River
March 12  – (Executive Council Only)
April 9 16 – Handke Center, Elk River
May 14 – Handke Center, Elk River
June 17- Handke Center, Elk River
July 8– Executive Council Only
Aug. 12 – Handke Center, Elk River
September 17 – Handke Center, Elk River
October 27 – Fall Conf. (Wed.)
November 19- Handke Center, Elk River
Dec.  (Retreat) – TBD

January 10th, 2019

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Motivating, Growing, Coaching Employees of All Ages
Presented by Bruce Miles, Big River Consulting
A highly adaptable program to make your job and your employees job more enjoyable and fulfilling. Techniques and strategies that can be immediately and easily applied to assist employees of all generations in their professional and personal growth and job related motivation. Specific attention to goal-setting, intrinsic motivation, reward selection and specific leadership strategies. Participants will be working on information provided to improve listening skills and make coaching sessions shorter and more results-focused.  Coaching homework for employees, determination of “Will vs. Skill” for the less than successful employee. Assessment tools and management strategies for all participants.

Date: Thursday, April 18 (This is a rescheduled workshop due to bad weather cancellation)
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: St. Anthony Community Center
Presenter: Bruce Miles, Big River Consulting
Fee: $70
3 CEUs
Register here

January 9th, 2019

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Please visit the Adult Community Educators page on our website under Resources, then click the link under networking groups to see the location and times of each meeting.

2019/2020 Meeting dates:

Thursday, November 14
Topic: Communications with Amanda, Lakeville
Thursday January 23
Topic: Calculating the cost of space, instructors and classes with Andrew, Minneapolis
Thursday April 30
Topic: Social Media/Marketing and Using Eleyo to create email marketing with Matt, Rosemount/Eagan/Apple Valley
All meetings:
Time: 9:30 – Noon
Location: Eisenhower Community Center – Room 223
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins MN 55305
Host: Andrea Sjogren

November 9th, 2018

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