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Welcome to the Northwest Service Cooperative!

  • 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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  • ◊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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  • 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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  • CANCELED 2020 Social Work Ethics Workshop  April 15

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  • CANCELED Adminstrative Professsional Day April 22


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  • ◊Mapping the New Minnesota Music Standards July 9

    Target Audience: Music teachers. Here’s a chance to revise your curriculum plan based on the new Minnesota standards in Music. This is a Perpich Center Outreach workshop.  Click here for more information.

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  • ◊Using Body, Voice & Movement to Unlock Texts July 9

    Target audience:Teachers of Theater, Dance, English, Social Studies, and others interested in using the tools of theater and dance to reveal layers of meaning, deepen comprehension, and facilitate community building. This is a Perpich Center outreach workshop. 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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  • ◊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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