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Need a scholarship for ITEM or MLA?

During this busy fall season, don’t forget that there are some excellent library conferences approaching! And CMLE has scholarships available to help with some of the cost of attendance! Read more about our scholarships on our page. New this year is the ability to apply for up to $300 worth of scholarships to help cover your expenses!

The Minnesota Library Association has their annual conference coming up on Oct. 5-6th in Rochester. The theme this year is Radical Librarianship which they describe as “the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future.” Learn more about the conference and register here.

The Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) also has their fall conference in early October! From October 5-7th in Brooklyn Park learn how to be “Future Ready for the 21st Century!” Keynote speakers at the conference will be Duchess Harris on Friday morning and Kelly Barnhill on Saturday morning. Access the schedule and register here.

Plus, if you make it to either conference you can connect with Mary (who will be at MLA) or Angie (who will be at ITEM) and we would love to see you there! Let us know if you’ll be there and would like to get together!

And don’t be shy – apply for a scholarship! We really do want to assist our members in their continuing education and professional networking, and attending conferences can be a great start! Apply today!

ITEM Summer Refresher

From the ITEM listserve:

“DON’T FORGET to sign up for ITEM Summer Refresher at http://mnitem.org/event-2577086.

In addition, TIES’ most popular summer PD event is coming in a little over a month from today! The TIES Institute featuring G-Suite for Education is happening at TIES on July 27 and 28! This 2-day institute covers everything you need to know about utilizing new and classic Google apps to enhance your classroom and curriculum. Attendees from last year said it was the best workshop/conference they have ever attended!

Are you or someone you know interested in presenting? We welcome you or your staff to present! Submit a proposal by Friday here: https://goo.gl/forms/y9eu2NMNoFVB9LPJ3

For more information on this and other TIES events head here: http://events.ties.k12.mn.us/ties-institute-g-suite/ Registration is now open and a great deal!

We also have our Summer Catalog Offerings posted at http://events.ties.k12.mn.us/tiesed-professional-development/. Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested. Best wishes for a great summer! “

From ITEM: Summer Staff Development Training!

We are passing this on from ITEM:

“Park Rapids Area Schools and Nevis Public Schools are again hosting two weeks of staff development training this summer – one in June and one in August. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share this with your staff.

We are inviting area school employees and substitute staff to join us in any of these trainings, which are being held in the Park Rapids Century School building and in the Nevis School building (depending on the date). Each two hour class has a $25 registration fee, with the exception of the full day, August 11th session with Kayla Delzer.

If you have any questions please contact me at lconzemius@gmail.com.

Over 50 2-hour classes are available! Most of these classes are related to technology integration, utilizing all types of portable devices and tools. There are also classes for all of the required teacher continuing education areas of reading, mental health, accommodations, ELL and positive behavior strategies.

Please note that the courses for continuing education are for members of Education Minnesota only. Please share this information with others who may be interested.”

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://goo.gl/forms/Quk3WmD0mo9rmaon1

Thank you!!


ITEM Fall Conference Call for Proposals – 2017

“Future Ready > 21st Century – Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota
October 12-14, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Brooklyn Park, MN

The Program Committee for the 2017 ITEM Fall Conference is looking for information technology professionals to present 45 minute break out sessions around the theme of Future Ready > 21st Century. We are seeking presentations in the following strands, which promote student and/or staff learning in these areas:

-Critical Thinking

The lead presenter of each session may choose either a $50 reduction in conference registration cost or a free one year ITEM membership.

This year, all breakout sessions will last 45 minutes. All vendor sessions must be identified.

Proposals will be accepted until this form is scheduled to close on June 2, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITEM Program Committee at: itemconprogram@gmail.com

ITEM Member Looking for Tech Trainers!

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I am looking for trainers for 2-hour technology classes between June 5-8. Since so many districts are still in school, I am having trouble. If you are available between these dates, or know someone who might be, please let me know, or pass this email along.

Between June 5-8 we schedule 3 two-hour sessions each day (8 – 10AM, 10:15-12:15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM). All teachers in both the Park Rapids and Nevis School Districts are required to take 3 classes, although many take additional classes. Sessions are held in the Park Rapids Century School and in the Nevis High School. We do pay a stipend to teachers.

We are mostly looking for classes that help teachers integrate any type of technology into their classroom. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and we’ll discuss it. 🙂 If you’re interested, but June doesn’t work for you, please note that we have a similar setup in August, from the 21st through the 24th. I will again be looking for instructors for those classes, so if you are interested, please let me know.

Class sizes are typically quite small, typically 5 – 12 in each class, so it’s a great way to do some personalized training. Thanks! Laurie — Laurie Conzemius Park Rapids, Minnesota http://www.LaurieConzemius.com <http://www.laurieconzemius.com/> ISTE Board of Directors lconzemius@gmail.com