Member Newsletter
September 2019
You Are Invited!
2019-20 Supervisory Basics Leadership Series

What?
This is a workshop series designed to build confidence and expertise in managing and supervising others. It is delivered in a practical format including face to face and web conferencing. It is relevant for new supervisors in school districts, cities, counties and other governmental agencies.

When?
Face to Face Meeting : September 26 or December 10
Webinars : Monthly October through May

There are three strands: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  View more details on workshop flyer.
Education Solutions
2019-20 Student Enrichment Opportunities
Conference for Young Artists : October 22 at SMSU
EARLY REGIS DEADLINE is TODAY, September 24!
Final registration deadline is October 1

Be sure to add these other dates to your calendars:
Twenty Schools Have Registered So Far!
Introduce Students to STEM and Computer Science Careers through Learning Blade ®
Start the school year right by exposing students to high-demand STEM and Computer Science careers. At no charge , use Learning Blade’s 200+ hours of inter active STEM and Computer Science activities to show your students how these careers and technologies solve human-centered problems. Over 400 online interactive student-ready lessons plus teacher resources for hands-on projects, design thinking, 3D printing, coding, career videos and parent discussions are all offered through Learning Blade.

SWWC and LYFT Career Pathways are working with Learning Blade® to provide STEM and Computer Science e-learning grants to schools -- subsidizing costs for SWWC member public and private schools to offer licenses at no charge to schools for the 2019-20 school year. Receive your school’s (each building should request their own) free account by registering at www.LearningBlade.com/MN
Contact info@learningblade.com to request a webinar training or ask questions. 

*By utilizing a Learning Blade account supported by this LYFT Career Pathways Grant, you will be expected to participate in a pre- or post-use evaluation.
Administrative Solutions
Health and Safety Update
SWWC and IEA are partnering to offer a Chemical Hygiene Training for Chemical Hygiene Officers, Chemistry, and Biology teachers in secondary education. The training will cover safety basics as well as in-depth discussions on how to implement requirements with unique challenges in an educational classroom setting. The training is scheduled for October 14 from 8:30am – 12pm . For more information and to register, click here.  
 
If you have any questions, please contact Kayla.Speidel@swwc.org .
Mark Your Calendars for the Technology Leadership Workshops
Monday, October 7, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
IT 2 2020 - March 15-16, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Partner News
Is your district’s Long-Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) plan up to date? This critical plan guides your district in addressing ongoing maintenance problems throughout your facilities and best positions them for future growth. ICS team members can assist your district with establishing LTFM requirements, developing the plan, submitting all required information through the MDE, as well as implementing the improvements from that plan. To find out more, contact Karen Olson at 651-728-1880 or karen.olson@ics-consult.com