Nuts & Bolts Conference This Summer!

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Ready to Lead, Teach and Learn

The Nuts & Bolts Conference will be held June 16-17, 2015 in Sandusky, Ohio or on June 23-26, 2015 in Destin, Florida. These conferences are designed to help educators deal with young adolescents (Grades 4-9). Sessions offer each segment of the school community one of a kind professional developmenty opportunities designed for those who LEAD, those who TEACH, and for those ready to LEARN!

Learn more at www.nutsandboltssymposiums.com!

Improving Teacher Preparation

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Working to support effective teaching methods and practices, the U.S. Department of Education has been working with the broader education community on proposed regulations to strengthen teacher preparation programs.  A variety of materials have been posted on the website at www.ed.gov/teacherprep including the press release, fact sheet, and detailed PowerPoint presentation regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in this arena.

Thursday Survey and CEU Certificate

Please rate the quality of the keynote address and sessions you attended on Thursday.Thursday Survey Graphic

At the end of this survey you will be able to download the renewal unit verification form for the day you attended. Also included is the list of sessions and CEU certificates that fulfill MDE requirements for relicensure.

Friday Survey and CEU Certificate

Please rate the quality of the keynote address and sessions you attended on Friday.Friday Survey Graphic

At the end of this survey you will be able to download the renewal unit verification form for the day you attended. Also included is the list of sessions that fulfill MDE requirements for relicensure.

Presentation Handouts

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Included on the next page are links to the MMSA program and some of the handouts made available by our presenters.

Conference Registration and Hotel Information

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The 2014 MMSA State Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Convention Center in Bloomington, Minnesota on December 4th & 5th.  Sessions will run on Thursday from 7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and on Friday from 7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Reserve your space by filling out the registration form or On-Line.

 

Update! Tentative List of Presenter Sessions

Link to Tentative Thursday Schedule       (Link to Thursday Session Descriptions)

Link to Tentative Friday Schedule        (Link to Friday Session Descriptions)

Click Here for Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington - Hotel Lodging Information

MMSA Conference 2014 ! Inspire!

Willow Sweeney PhotoDecember 4 & 5 – Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Convention Center, Bloomington, MN

Featuring: Anthony Muhammad (December 4th) and

Willow Sweeney (December 5th)
 

Willow Sweeney is co-founder of Top 20 Training that provides training and materials to empower leaders, teachers, parents and students to develop their potential. She and her Top 20 team have trained over 200,000 leaders throughout the United States.

 

Anthony MuhammadAnthony Muhammad will provide insight into the school improvement process that begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural sensitivity.

Dare To Care: Those Who Inspire!

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Every day throughout our experiences in middle schools we are inspired by those very special people who impact others in meaningful ways. These remarkable people come in the form of students, teachers, teams, administrators, educational assistants, custodians, media specialists, and essentially anyone you can imagine! The Minnesota Middle School Association wants to recognize these caring individuals for "Daring to Care"!

 

Follow this link to nominate someone!

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Incentive

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The Minnesota Twins recognize that good performance in school begins with good attendance and they’re excited to team up with Minnesota Middle School Association to create the Perfect Attendance Incentive Program.  We’ve had a great experience for many years and this year’s program was the best ever!

Check out information for the 2014-2015 school year!

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