• Networks


    The Metro Area Curriculum Leaders network provides an opportunity for on-going support by and for leaders of curriculum and instruction. Just as collaboration improves the work of teacher, is also improves the work of leaders in the area of curriculum and instruction. It can be difficult for curriculum directors, coordinators, specialists, and others charged with this work to find job-alike people with whom to collaborate within districts. The MACL network provides time and opportunity to work with others. Everyone in the network is encouraged to bring ideas and concerns to the table.
    Location: This network meets at the Capitol View Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.
    Time: 8:15-8:30 a.m. Coffee and Social Time; 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meeting
    2015-16 Meeting Dates and Topics: 
    • September 25, 2015 – Growth Mindset
    • October 23, 2015 - Comparing International Educational Systems: What We Can Learn From Finland and Other Countries
    • December 4, 2015 - Visual Thinking Strategies
    • January 22, 2016 - Marks of Learning: Grading Philosophies and Implications
    • February 26, 2016 - MDE Update
    • April 22, 2016 - Building Relationship with Students with an Equity Lens
    • May 27, 2016 - Makers and Making: Spaces, Pedagogy, Approaches
    Contact: Jean Jordan, Director of Educational Services at jean.jordan@nemetro.k12.mn.us or 651.415.5609

    Northeast Metro 916 Coaching Network (916 Members Only)

    The Northeast Metro 916 Coaching Network provides a professional learning forum for coaches in member districts. Districts are creating a variety of professional coaching roles---instructional coaches, Cognitive Coaches, literacy coaches, and more. Staff in these unique roles benefit from the opportunity to learn with other coaches. Network members gather to learn new coaching strategies, explore challenging scenarios in a supportive environment, build understanding of the many facets of coaching, and practice skills to become more effective coaches.
    Location: This network meets at the Capitol View Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.
    Time: 8:15-10:30 a.m. (Networking at 8:15 a.m., Mtg. 8:30-10:00 a.m., Member Concerns 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.)
    2015-16 Meeting dates: Sept. 18, Nov. 20, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, April 15
    Contact: Scott Schwister, Instructional Technology Coach at scott.schwister@nemetro.k12.mn.us or 651.415.5406


    The Northeast Metro Educators' Network (NEMEN) is a professional development collaborative that began in 2000. The network provides monthly topics relevant to the professional development needs of the member dis-tricts and training opportunities for teachers, staff and administrators.
    Location: This Network meets at Capitol View Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117
    Time: 8:15-10:30 (Networking at 8:15, Mtg 8:30 – 10:00, Member Concerns 10:00 – 10:30)
    2015-16 Meeting Dates and Topics:
    • September 11, 2015 – Visible Learning: Become data savvy
    • October 9, 2015 – Measuring Student Engagement
    • November 5, 2015 – Qualitative Data: Rating student work
    • January 8, 2016 – Distributed Leadership: Leading up
    • February 12, 2016 – Growth Mindset
    • April 8, 2016 – Equity & Cultural Proficiency
    Contact: Karen Chase, Staff Development Coordinator at karen.chase@nemetro.k12.mn.us or 651.415.5405 

    Gifted Services Advisory (916 Members Only)

    The Gifted Services Advisory is for teachers or administrators who have responsibility for creating and/or work-ing gifted and talented students in their District. The Advisory meetings are open to all our member districts. The standing agenda includes member updates, sharing of resources and a book/research study.

    Location: This Network meets at Capitol View Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.
    Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
    Contact: Jean Jordan, Director of Educational Services at jean.jordan@nemetro.k12.mn.us or 651.415.5609 

    Minnesota Online Learning Leadership Network

    The Minnesota Online Learning Leadership Network, offered through the Grants and Research Office of Districts 287 and 916, is a community of district leaders and teams who are exploring the possibilities of digital learning. Members meet quarterly to share ideas and resources, participate in collaborative problem-solving, and devel-op strategies to implement digital learning opportunities. Network outcomes include:
    • CONTEXT: Increase your understanding of the landscape of online learning in Minnesota, from policy and in-frastructure to implications of emerging technologies and learning models
    • CONNECTIONS: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, facilitators, and presenters
    • CAPACITY: Increase your team members’ abilities to implement and sustain online learning initiatives in your district
    • COLLABORATION: Work together to build innovative new projects and programs supporting online learning initiatives across districts
    Location: This Network meets at the Capitol View Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.
    Time/Format: 9:00-3:30; Morning Structured Agenda; Afternoon Open Team Time
    Contact: Scott Schwister, Instructional Technology Coach at scott.schwister@nemetro.k12.mn.us or 651.415.5406