Technical Assistance & Training Conference

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Magnets by Design (MbD)

 

The Hyatt Regency
Bloomington-Minneapolis, MN

October 4-6, 2017

 

Join us for the annual Fall Technical Assistance and Training Conference in Bloomington-Minneapolis, MN, October 4-6, 2017 in collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools. Experience a journey through the opportunities and services members are requesting from MSA's National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL)!

Build and strengthen your leadership teams and their capacity to support your schools and programs, engage in the Standards of Excellence and their translation to ensuring exemplar magnet schools. This technical assistance conference will provide teachers, school and district leaders, and school advocates a unique lens into the world of the Standards of Excellence and beyond. 

It will feature professional development learning opportunities and sessions focusing on magnet entrepreneurship, school leadership, developing strategic partnerships, instructional best practices, and leveraging school diversity. 

A closed (complimentary) coaching session will be offered to schools currently in the Standards of Excellence Certification.

Five Pillars for Magnet Schools:
– Diversity
– Innovative Curriculum Development
– Academic Excellence
– High Quality Instructional Systems
– Family and Community Partnerships


Conference Overview 

 

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Registration and Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m.

- Opening Session

- Break

- Session 1

- PM Refresh

- Magnet "Shark Tank"

- Break

- Session 2

- Networking Reception

Day 2 – Thursday, October 5, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

 Registration and Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

- Breakfast

- Session 3

- AM Refresh

- Magnet "Shark Tank"

- Networking Lunch

- Session 4

- Break

- Session 5

- PM Refresh

- Closing Session

Day 3 – Friday, October 6, 2017 (6:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

School Site Visits

- Breakfast

- Line-up and depart for Schools

- School site visits

- Return to hotel

- Safe travels