Minneapolis Public Schools – Community Academic Series

November 2012 Sessions
These sessions are free to attend!
Event Details:
Community Academic Series is through Minneapolis Public Schools. They are hosting a series of workshops that might be of interest to students. This series is a way to reach out to parents, volunteers, and community members who want an idea of what’s being taught in the schools and how they can better work with students. The content varies from academic topics like math and literacy, to social topics like motivating youth and behavior management. The presenters are district staff and regarded as experts in their fields. Times and locations vary to accommodate as many people as possible, but all events are free!
The upcoming November session is to be held at the U of M and it would be great to have a lot of students there! Please see the attached flier for all the details. This could be a great opportunity to network and gain some professional development training.
Thursday, November 1 • 12-2 pm
Relationship Building with Youth
Building meaningful relationships and engagement with youth takes intentional skills and knowledge about their needs. This training will provide the tools needed to intentionally build relationships, best practices for engaging youth in educational activities and bringing your own strengths to the staff/youth interaction. Presented by East Side Neighborhood Services.
–> East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. N.E.Call 612.787.4034 for directions.
Thursday, November 8 • 10 am-12 pm
Middle Grades Matter:
Reading Strategies for Grades 4-9
This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction as well as hands-on strategies and approaches to use when tutoring or helping students with reading skills. Presented by the MN Literacy Council.
–> University of Minnesota
Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St. S.E., Room 41
Visit http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ApH/ for driving directions and parking information.
Wednesday, November 14 • 12-2 pm
Mathematics Minus Fear: Elementary Focus
This session will provide adults with tools to help them better support the district’s math curriculum. We will discuss how to engage all students in the active learning of math and provide strategies for encouraging students to think for themselves and promote self-confidence in the field of mathematics. Presented by MPS Teaching and Learning.
—>Hosmer Library, 347 E. 36th St.Call 612.543.6900 for directions.
Tuesday, November 20 • 6-8 pm
Special Education: Differentiating Needs
Gain strategies to better support students with learning, mental and physical disabilities. The training will focus on differentiating methods of instruction for students’ personal and academic growth. Presented by MPS Special Education.
–>North Commons, 1801 James Ave. N.Call 612.370.4921 for directions.
Thursday, November 29 • 4-6 pm
EL Instruction Best Practices
Develop an understanding of how our beliefs and behaviors related to culture and language impact our learning and practice with English language learners. The training will provide specific tools to increase language acquisition and comprehension. Presented by MPS Multilingual Department.
–>North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N.Call 612.543.8450 for directions.
How to Register for CAS: Please register online at volmps.mpls.k12.mn.us/CAS.html. Please register at least one week in advance of the session(s) you wish to attend.
For more information: Contact Kara Bennett at 612.290.8440 or email kara.bennett@mpls.k12.mn.us
CAS is a joint effort of: Minneapolis Community Education (MCE) • Volunteer MPS • Teaching & Learning (T&L) • Office of Family & Community Engagement (OFCE) • Student Support Services (SSS) • English Language Learning (ELL) • City of Lakes AmeriCorps • Special Education (SpEd) • Indian Education (IndianED) • Area Learning Centers (ALC) • Metropolitan State University • Project for Pride in Living (PPL) • Neighborhood House • Migizi Organization • University of Minnesota (UofMN)
The Community Academic Series is sponsored by
Minneapolis Public Schools and Title I.