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Training and Coaching Resources – College and Career Readiness

Increasing the Reach of Career and Technical Education Training

November 2021

REL Midwest staff facilitated a recorded webinar with school district staff in Indiana and Minnesota to describe the districts’ career and technical education (CTE) programs. The webinar includes a panel discussion with student, business leader, school administrator, and teacher perspectives on CTE. Materials such as a short video and handouts on CTE will be available for other educators to utilize to share more information about CTE.

Data Use in the Continuous Improvement Cycle Training

January 2021

In this training series, REL Midwest worked with afterschool mentors and educational support staff at Change Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota, to improve their data literacy skills in the context of continuous improvement and equity. The slides from each session are available online.

District 191 Competency-Based Education Training

June 2020

In this training series, REL Midwest is working with staff from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 in Minnesota to help them better understand competency-based education (CBE) strategies, identify appropriate strategies for their context, and develop plans to implement strategies and monitor their implementation. Participants receive support as they undertake rapid cycles of development, implementation, measurement, and assessment of CBE strategies during the 2020/21 school year. The materials from the first training session are available online.

Environmental Scan of Minnesota Credit-Recovery Programs

September 2019

REL Midwest coached the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) through the process of conducting an environmental scan that identified the practices and programs used by Minnesota public school districts to support students’ credit-recovery efforts. The slide decks and a summary infographic are available online.

World’s Best Workforce 2018 Summary Scan Training for District Staff

May 2019

In this virtual training, REL Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education provided district staff with information about emerging practices that have supported progress on Minnesota World’s Best Workforce goals related to equity, and successes and challenges in implementing these practices at the local level. The recording and slide deck are available online.

World’s Best Workforce 2018 Summary Scan Training for State Staff

May 2019

This training session provided an overview of a scan of 200 World’s Best Workforce district submissions from 2018 for Minnesota Department of Education staff. The session highlighted findings about district strategies to ensure equitable access to a high-quality, diverse teacher workforce and to address student achievement gaps. The slide deck and handouts are available online.

Coaching for the Iowa Department of Education Postsecondary Readiness Indicators Workgroup

March 2018

REL Midwest provided coaching to inform the development of Iowa’s postsecondary readiness indicator using a literature review of measures and a scan of other states’ Every Student Succeeds Act plans. The slides from the coaching session are available online.

World’s Best Workforce 2016 Summary Scan Webinar

March 2018

In this virtual training, REL Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education shared information with district staff to ensure a common understanding of the Minnesota World’s Best Workforce legislation and requirements for districts. The presenters also provided highlights from a review of World’s Best Workforce district summaries. The recording and handouts are available online.