Minnesota Online Teacher's Network

A place for online teachers to develop their skills through professional discourse.

NEW: Just in time PD supporting educators transitioning to distance learning.

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Join experienced practitioners as they share strategies, tips, and tools to facilitate the transition to distance learning. These one hour conversations are designed to facilitate networking among Minnesota educators as we navigate the uncharted waters delivering distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bring an open mind, your curiosity, and join us for the conversation!


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Leading the Transition to Distance Learning

Thursday, March 19th 3PM CST

Audience: Tech Integration Professionals/Curriculum Leaders/Principals who lead teachers in developing distance learning plans.

Practitioners: Sean Beaverson - Edina, Michael Walker - Edina, Troy Caddy - Virginia, Jon Fila - 287

MDE Staff: Jeff Plaman

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Meeting the Special Education Needs of All Learners with Distance Learning

Friday, March 20th 1PM CST

Audience: Special Education Directors & Teacher Leaders who are reviewing IEPs and planning delivery of services for learners.

Practitioners: Christie Allison, Bonnie Jude, Colleen Carlson, Warren Case, Stephanie Peterson, Marjorie Chafee, Sara Keller

MDE Staff: Chris Reynolds

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Meeting the EL and SEL Needs of All Learners with Distance Learning

Monday, March 23rd 9AM CST

Audience: Counselors and Teachers planning delivery of EL and SEL support services for learners.

Practitioners: Tina Barness, Casie Hammel, April Scharnberg, Julie Lindholm

MDE Staff: Michelle Niska, Amy Young, Sabrina Winkleman

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Re-imagining Leadership during Distance Learning

Tuesday March 24th, 3PM CST

Audience: Principals who are leading and supporting teachers.

Practitioners: Elissa Raffa - MN Online High School, Melissa Gould - MN Connections Academy, Gigi Dobosenski - Edvisions Off Campus

MDE Staff: Ann Mitchell

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Thursday March 26th, 11AM CST

Audience: Tech Integrationists, Tech Directors, Curriculum Leaders, Principals.

Practitioner: Jon Fila - Intermediate District 287 and Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum

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Job-Alike - Elementary

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Audience: Elementary teachers, counselors, and staff transitioning to distance learning.

Practitioners: Various

organized by Sourcewell Technology

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Job-Alike - Middle Level

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Audience: Middle-level teachers, counselors, and staff transitioning to distance learning.

Practitioners: Various

organized by Sourcewell Technology

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Job-Alike High School

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Audience: High school teachers, counselors, and staff transitioning to distance learning.

Practitioners: Various

organized by Sourcewell Technology