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  • ◊Supporting Mental Health

    Two virtual sessions Nov. 18 & Dec 2 from 2:30-3:30pm. Includes Social Emotional Well-being —student focus and teacher/adult focus, Social and Emotional Learning is for Everyone, Strategies to Navigate the Waves of Change.  Read more>>

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  • poster 2020-21 Student Creativity Festival will be held virtually this year. Read more>>

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  • ◊◊Reading Class available for Teacher Relicensure

    The Reading Foundations course covers the 5 parts of reading + motivation & engagement as defined by the National Reading Panel and the reading components defined for MN teacher relicensure. Read more>>

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  • ◊◊ICS hosts free COVID Webinars 

    ICS is hosting COVID Convo webinars every Friday from 12-1pm. Tim Lutz of Bemidji is one of the panel members. Read more here.

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  • ◊◊Regional Paraprofessional Training Series

    Presented via zoom these sessions will cover: Oct 7 Student Engagement in Hybrid and Distance Learning; Nov 4 Social Emotional Well-being-Student Focus; Dec 9 Social Emotional Well-being-Para/Adult Focus; Jan 6 Supporting and Enhancing Instruction. Read more>>. Register here.

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  • ◊◊District Fall Plans Survey

    Superintendents may respond and/or view the survey about NWSC school plans for starting school this fall.

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  • ◊◊ServSafe Training Available thru NWSC ABE

    Read more on our website.

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  • ◊◊Food Service Resources Available

    Webinar recordings and food service resources are available from our Food Service site.

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  • ◊◊Free Mini-Courses Available

    Our education services department has been hard at work developing new PD courses.  Expand your distance learning prowess with Virtual Field Trips, Take Attendance in Google Meet, and SEL Activities for Any Classroom Location. More courses and information is available.

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  • ◊Planning for Distance Learning

    Our Education team and Northern Sky Center of Excellence have some strategies and resources on our website. Click on this link to access this free material.

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  • CPC Vendor Response to COVID-19

    As schools have closed, CPC Vendors have reached out with free resources, extended promotions, and other related information. This page shows their offerings.  Included are companies such as CDW, Edmentum, Kajeet, Mackin, and many more.

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  • Important Notice

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NW Service Coop staff will be working from home and the office will be closed starting March 19 until further notice.  Please contact our staff via email (check our staff directory) and they will get back to you. Be asured that our staff is hard at work at home and is ready to serve you. NWSC event cancelations will be noted on our calendar as we receive them.

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  • ◊◊Minnesota Service Cooperatives Partners with Bloomboard to Offer Micro-Credentialing to Minnesota Districts and Teachers

    Micro-credentials will provide Minnesota teachers a competency-based, personalized approach to career advancement, salary increases and improved instruction. More information is available 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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  • ◊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.  NOTE: Anyone whose license expired June 30, 2020, has until Dec 30, 2020 to renew their license.

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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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