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  • ◊2020 Social Work Ethics Workshop  April 15

    Entitled: "It's complicated: Ethical Boundaries in Rural Communities," this 2 hour training is for social workers, school counselors, and psychologists. Click here for more information.

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  • ◊Power Limited Training Class March 25

    Click here for more information about this class.

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  • ◊Above Standard: Advancing Your Art Program with Innovative Implementation of the Minnesota Visual & Media Arts Standards  April 1

    This is a regional outreach workshop from the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Jeremy Holien will lead this workshop that will focus on Arts Education Standards and creating aligned curriculum. If you are an art teacher, you will want to be here.  Click here for more information.

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  • ◊Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners. Get the full story here.

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  • ◊Learn to Live website

    Check out the recorded webinars that are posted under Recorded Webinars on the Learn to Live website. One of these is "When Substance  use becomes a Concern". More information is available on our webpage.

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  • ◊Classroom PBIS Training March 18 at NWSC

    Want to learn more about how PBIS can help create a positive learning environment in your classroom and school? Click here for more information.

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  • ◊Warroad Students Opening Restaurant 

    Read the story here.

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  • ◊Online Classes now available to meet MN Licensure Renewal Requirements

    To renew a MN teaching license, the MN licensure board requires training in each of six different areas: 1)Positive Behavior Intervention, 2)Reading Preparation, 3)Mental Illness Awareness, 4)Suicide Prevention Strategies, 5) English Learners Best Practices, and 6) Cultural Competency Training. NWSC Education Services has developed a set of online classes which allows participants to earn a clock hour in each of these categories. Teachers can meet the requirements for renewal at their own time, own place, and own pace.  Click for more information.

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  • ◊ICS Announces Rebranding

    ICS Consulting, Inc. is shortening their company name to ICS and changing their website from to The company’s previous slogan of “innovate, collaborate, sustain” will be replaced with “Building Strong Connections.” All changes are effective on Monday, December 16th, 2019. ICS specializes in providing innovative facility solutions to help plan, build, and operate buildings well. Their customized services integrate the planning, funding, construction, and ongoing operations of buildings as they help throughout all phases of building projects.  NWSC members receive a discount on ICS services.

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  • ◊NWSC Partners with the OnToCollege (OTC) Program
    OTC has partnered with over 420 schools across 25 states to help create more 2- and 4-year college grads with minimal debt.  Partners routinely jump their school-wide ACT scores 1-3 points.  MREA member districts and Northwest Service Cooperative (NWSC) members receive a discount on OTC Test Prep and College Counseling. Click here for more information.

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  • ◊2019-2020 Region 8 Leadership Series

    For Superintendents and education leaders, this series is sponsored by MASA.  Day 1: past.  Day 2: past. Day 3: March 31, 2020 is on building, healthy, happy, high performing lead teams. Day 1 & 3 are led by Dr. Joe Hill. Day 2 by Dr. Corey Martin. For more information, click here.

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