Regional PreK-3 Leadership Workshops: High Performing PreK-3 Systems
Presented by the Minnesota Department of Education, the following workshops are designed for intensive, hands-on collaborative work. These workshops are about learning and doing. District/community teams will spend time learning about evidence-based school improvement strategies within a PreK-3 system, followed by dedicated time spent on ensuring the most impactful school improvement strategies are effective in your PreK-3 system. Alignment and coherence are a focus throughout the workshops where teams practice aligning on paper (e.g. practices, procedures, policies, etc.) followed by ensuring alignment in practice, which is coherence.
Focused, high-quality PreK-3 systems provide us with the greatest potential for achieving World's Best Workforce (WBWF) goals. PreK-3 systems with a broader scope, including collaborations with other organizations and providers, enable communities to focus their efforts on maximizing child outcomes.
District-led teams spend the day learning and discussing essential PreK-3 program elements that will support their World’s Best Workforce goals and ESSA implementation.
Three regional sessions will be held in Duluth, MN. They are:
- November 28, 2018
Elements of High-Performing PreK-3 Systems: Community Partnerships, Transitions, and Data-Driven Improvement
Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Duluth, Great Lakes Ballroom
9:30 a.m. sign-in, coffee and rolls, networking
10 a.m.-3 p.m. workshop
Lunch is provided. If you have special dietary needs, please alert the Northland Foundation at least 10 days in advance.
Registration for this workshop opens October 17th and closes November 20th.
- January 24, 2019 Teaching and Instructional Quality in Your PreK-3 System: Aligning Curriculum, Assessments and Instruction, and Ensuring High-Quality Learning Environments for ALL Students. Registration for this workshop opens November 28th and closes January 16th.
- April 1, 2019 Blending and Braiding: Maximizing your Federal, State and Local Resources to Support your PreK System. Registration for this workshop opens January 24th and closes March 22nd.
You may participate in one, two, or all three workshops. You MUST register your team for each workshop you plan to attend.
Who Should Participate?
Districts and charter schools must register in teams. Since the workshops are focused on action, team members should include those who are in a position to contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of your PreK-3 system. Suggested teams minimally consist of: early childhood administrator, elementary school principal, Head Start director and community early childhood program leader. Day 2 teams should add a teaching and learning administrator or specialist. Team members may be different for each session. Team leaders should decide who is best suited to participate in each.
Minnesota schools, communities and districts implement effective and comprehensive PreK-3 systems that ensure: (1) All Minnesota children are ready for school and schools are ready for children. (2)Communities have an aligned PreK-12 Continuous Improvement Model inclusive of early care and education programs. (3) All 3rd graders are reading at grade level.
Minnesota schools, communities and districts implement effective and comprehensive PreK-3 systems that ensure: (1) All Minnesota children are ready for school and schools are ready for children. (2) Communities have an aligned PreK-12 Continuous Improvement Model inclusive of early care and education programs. (3) All 3rd graders are reading at grade level.