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Wednesday, October 27
 

1:15pm CDT

Changes to Background Studies | Transition to Fingerprint-based Studies: Updates and Information from the Department of Human Services
Representatives from the Department of Human Services (DHS) will review the changes to background requirements and the changes to the fingerprint-based process. DHS will answer questions people may have about the return to fingerprinting and the new vendor process.

Speakers
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Dawn Davis

MN Department of Human Services
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Jill Roberts

MN Department of Human Services



Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Lake Huron Room

1:15pm CDT

Legal Hot Topics
Jim Martin will discuss the hottest legal topics that are currently affecting Community Education departments.

Speakers

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Minnesota Ballroom

2:15pm CDT

Emerging from the Pandemic: Minnesota's Early Childhood Programs
The pandemic impacted early childhood programs in a variety of ways, ranging from challenges like staffing to possibilities like digital platforms. This session focuses on some of the challenges experienced by early childhood programs over the last 19 months, as well as ways in which programs responded to these challenges. The facilitators hope to engage participants in a discussion about how Minnesota’s early childhood programs can emerge from the pandemic stronger and better equipped to provide high-quality programming and services to children and their families.

Speakers
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Liv Christensen

Mn Department of Education
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Mike Brown

Mn Department of Education


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Elm Creek Amphitheater
 
Thursday, October 28
 

10:00am CDT

Community Education Leadership Challenges: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Tomorrow
Community Education, with its rich and storied tradition, has made a positive impact on leaders and communities throughout Minnesota for over 50 years. In this workshop, current practitioners and MCEA alumni members will engage in conversation about what has changed, what remains the same and most importantly, what lies ahead for community education.

Speakers
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Bob Wittman

Wittman Consulting Group
Bob Wittman and Brett Carlson team to facilitate this workshop. Bob is the president of Wittman Consulting Group and the retired Community Education Director for Wayzata Public Schools. Brett Carlson is the Community Education Director for North Branch Area Public Schools having spend... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Minnesota Salon 1

10:00am CDT

Getting Your Director License
Are you interested in getting your license but can’t seem to find the right program? You can get it done and we’d love to help you on your journey. Dr. Julie Swaggert and Dr. Jim Johnson will share with you how the program at Minnesota State University Moorhead is built to help you reach your goal. The fully asynchronous online program provides you the flexibility you need with courses taught by those with experience in educational leadership. The practical approach will help prepare you to “sit in the chair” as a Community Education Director. This presentation will also include information from current and former students who will share their experience and help answer your questions.

Speakers
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Julie Swaggert

Minnesota State University Moorhead
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Jim Johnson

Minnesota State University Moorhead


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Lake Erie Room

11:15am CDT

Advancing the Work of Community Education in a Smaller District
While it's very rewarding, working in a smaller district has its own set of challenges. Join this panel discussion of Community Education Directors leading in districts of 15,000 and under to hear ideas about leveraging community assets, creating partnerships, and accessing funding to help you meet the needs of your community.

Moderators
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Tami Skinner

Community Education Director, Saint Peter Community & Family Education
Tami has served as the Community & Family Education Director for Saint Peter Public Schools since 2008. She has a passion for promoting lifelong learning and provides a broad base of classes, programs, and events. Volunteering in her community is something that provides her with great... Read More →

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Thursday October 28, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Minnesota Salon 2

11:15am CDT

Cradle to Career
As with many rural communities, Benson faced a severe daycare shortage. A proactive community group looked at center options and ultimately decided Benson Schools would be the best fit. Through many trials and tribulations, we are now entering our 5th year of a successful childcare center run through Community Education.

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Thursday October 28, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Lake Michigan

11:15am CDT

Leading While Female: Harnessing Our Strengths to Foster Strong OST Programming
We all know that the Out of School time is a female dominant industry that supports the whole student, but we don’t understand how the unique skills of female leaders help to foster innovation and close opportunity gaps. Join us for a conversation about our successes, strengths and how we can partner with one another to support women in leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stacie Stanley

Dr. Stacie Stanley

Superintendent, Edina Public Schools
Dr. Stacie Stanley is the co-author of "Leading while Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity." She is a fierce advocate for ensuring women are positioned to move into executive leadership roles – including a focus on women of color. Stacie serves as the superintendent... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Elm Creek Amphitheater

11:15am CDT

Public School Legal Updates
Jim Martin will discuss the hottest legal topics that are currently affecting Public School Districts in Minnesota.

Speakers

Thursday October 28, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Arbor Lakes

3:00pm CDT

Building Community Partnerships with an Equity Lens
Facilitators will share how an idea of sharing and learning about the history of our community has blossomed into a robust community partnership. The Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area provides opportunities for community members to listen, educate themselves, and engage in conversations to better understand the role we each play in creating a more welcoming community.

Speakers
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Kate Andersen

CE Director, Mahtomedi Public Schools ISD 832
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Tim Maurer

Director of Community Services & Recreation, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Minnesota Salon 1

3:00pm CDT

The Leadership-Management Mix
Join a discussion / exploration of leading and managing our programs and organizations. What is the difference between leadership and management functions and what is the interplay that we need to understand to give us the best chance of creating lasting change. Hopefully, this session will be a combination of ideas from both the presenter and the audience's experiences that may provide you new insights in your approach to leading and managing.

Speakers
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Al Ickler

Exec Dir Comm & Govt Relations, Anoka-Hennepin 11



Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Minnesota Salon 2
 
Friday, October 29
 

8:30am CDT

Support and Sustain, Planning Session
Join this interactive work session where participants will identify three areas of their professional life and one area in promoting personal mental health to focus on in next 6 -8 months.  This session will allow for participants to set goals to help with their personal and profession work as it relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other changes the last 12-18 months.  

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Cabe

Carrie Cabe

Assistant Director, Osseo Area Schools- ISD 279
avatar for Brian Siverson-Hall

Brian Siverson-Hall

Director, Osseo Area Schools- ISD 279



Friday October 29, 2021 8:30am - 10:45am CDT
Minnesota Salon 2

11:00am CDT

Legal Hot Topics
Jim Martin will discuss the hottest legal topics that are currently affecting Community Education Departments.

Speakers

Friday October 29, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Elm Creek Amphitheater