Friday, January 6, 2017

MELT Information

2017 MELT
The 2017 MRVED Educators Learning Together (MELT) Conference is fast approaching.  If you have not registered yet, please contact Mary ( at the MRVED office to do so immediately.

The conference this year has over 600 people registered with around 100 possible sessions throughout the day.  Look for an email a couple days prior to the conference with specific information about the day.

We look forward to having a great day with you all!

MCTM Spring Conference

MCTM Spring Conference
The Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference will be held April 28 & 29 in Duluth, MN.  This conference is a "must attend" for any teachers of Mathematics.  The conference includes a number of smaller breakout sessions with two nationally known keynote speakers.  There are always a handful of takeaways from this conference.  You can check out the information and register by going to the MCTM Spring Conference webpage.

MRVED Business

Upcoming Meetings
January 10, 2017  Title III Paraprofessionals
January 16, 2017  MELT
January 25, 2017  Superintendents' Council
January 27, 2017  Principals' Council

February 3, 2017  Title III Teachers
February 15, 2017  MRVED Board (7 p.m.)

Tech Tip - Discovery Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Virtual Field Trips
Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Browse the Discovery Education Events Calendar for upcoming experiences.

Experience Inauguration Day with your students.

MDE - Coaching/Observation Resources

Coaching/Observation Resources From MDE
The Minnesota Department of Education has recently added a video series on conducting coaching conversations.  There are also some great resources out there for anyone that has to observe a teacher and then provide feedback to the teacher.  The resources were developed to assist in the teacher evaluation process from the Minnesota Department of Education.  There are some excellent tools and resources provided by MDE.  If you are a principal or peer observer, you will want to check it out!

Conducting Coaching Conversations Link