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Best Practices for Protecting Our Children Conference

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The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary's
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$25/person (includes lunch and all materials)

Shattuck-St. Mary's School will be hosting a one-day conference on best practices for protecting the children in the care of schools and youth organizations. The target audience for this conference is adults who interact with young people 5-18 years of age. Among other topics, the conference will cover screening and hiring practices for employees and volunteers, policies and procedures needed to keep children safe, orientation and training for employees and volunteers, and training and awareness raising for children. The featured keynote speaker for the conference will be Ms. Francey Hakes. Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.

Register here:
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2514474

For questions or more information, please contact Heidi Urquhart at 507-333-1624 or heidi.urquhart@s-sm.org.

About Our Guest Speaker

Francey Hakes was the country's first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, which was submitted to Congress in August 2010. Hakes oversaw all child exploitation efforts at the Department of Justice, testified before the U.S. Congress and the United States Sentencing Commission, and briefed senior officials at the White House, Congress, and the Department of Justice on child exploitation issues. Prior to this appointment, Hakes was a prosecutor for more than 15 years, serving first as an Assistant District Attorney specializing in crimes against children and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney specializing in technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. She is CEO of her own consulting firm, providing advice, counsel and expert witness services to firms, law enforcement, schools, governments, industry, non-profits and others on national security and the protection of children.

Conference Schedule - (subject to change)

Six Continuing Education Credits will be earned for attending.

8:30 Welcome
Matt Cavellier, SSM Head of School

8:45-10:00 Overview: Issues, Challenges, and Responsibilities Facing Schools and Youth Organizations
Presented by: Ms. Francey Hakes

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-11:30 Hiring Processes and Handbook Policies
Presented by: Mr. Ryan Mick and Ms. Courtney Cavellier

11:30-12:00 Lunch
(provided at the Inn)

12:00-12:40 Mandated Reporting
Presented by: Rice County Social Services, Faribault Police Department, and the Rice County Attorney's Office

12:40-1:00 Small Group Break-Out Session

1:00-2:00 Panel Discussion on Social Media

2:00-2:10 Break

2:10-3:15 Training Employees and Volunteers: Recognizing Offender Behavior and Signs of Abuse
Presented by: Ms. Francey Hakes

3:15-3:30 Q & A

CyberCivics founder Diana Graber is coming to CLWS on Thursday, May 17

Join Us Next Thursday!

Diana Graber, founder of Cyberwise and Cyber Civics, is coming to CLWS onThursday, May 17, at 7:00 pm to discuss one of the most pressing issues regarding young people today: their digital life.

Learn about what kids are doing online, how to help them navigate this new landscape, how to learn and connect with them in the digital realm, and how to help our kids stay safe and make healthy decisions as digital citizens.

Parents, grandparents, care-takers, teachers, administrators and anyone who works with children of any and ALL ages are encouraged to attend this compelling presentation. This adults-only event is FREE and open to the public; invite your friends and family!


We hope to see you there!





Saint Thomas Academy's Mark Westlake has been named 2018 Space Educator of the Year by the National Space Club and Foundation. Westberg is the Innovation Center Director and Found/Co-moderator of the Experimental Vehicle Team at Saint Thomas Academy. The Space Educator Award, bestowed annually on only one secondary school teacher in the country, recognizes teachers for motivating and guiding high school students in the study of careers in space science and technology. Westlake will be honored at the 61st Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner on Friday, March 16 in Washington, D.C.

Check out WCCO's story on Mark and his award. Congratulations, Mark!

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/space-educator-of-the-year


A mobile app proposed by technology architect Colin McFadden and digital preservation specialist Samantha Porter '05 of the University of Minnesota won the 2018 3M Art and Technology Award from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The two will receive $50,000 toward the development of the project, which is an app that turns the museum into a puzzle room, providing a new, interactive way to deepen visitor engagement with the museum's collection.

The Mn Twins: Bly and Rowan Pope

Opening February 17, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) presents "The Mn Twins: Bly and Rowan Pope"—the first museum exhibition of Minnesota artists and twin brothers Bly and Rowan Pope. Using mostly pencil, both artists create photorealist works of extraordinary detail and psychological depth. Each dedicates hundreds—in some cases thousands— of hours to a single work. On view through October 28, the exhibition features a selection of drawings, paintings, and works in progress.

Although the brothers use the same medium (graphite) and similar photorealist technique, their subjects and approaches are different. Bly concentrates on portraiture and nature. He scrutinizes the ordinary, overlooked, and seemingly banal to show such details of life are worthy of appreciation and artistic expression. Rowan focuses on narrative to examine a range of human emotions, a path that can lead to a chilling view of humanity. In their hyper-vivid depictions, both create haunting, memorable, and at times disturbing works of art.

"The art of Bly and Rowan Pope is a marvel," said Rachel McGarry, PhD, associate curator of prints & drawings at Mia. "It is striking to watch people encounter their work for the first time. The drawings elicit wonder in their hyperrealist technique; it is easy to forget you are looking at something made by a pencil. These are not purely demonstrations of virtuosity, however. Each artist takes on big themes—aging, existence, violence, human nature—to create powerful, memorable works of art."

Exhibition highlights include two works recently acquired by Mia, one from each artist. Bly's monumental portrait Maryanna (2008–11) depicts his grandmother at age 90. His detailed drawing captures her aging face—inspecting her wrinkled flesh, coarse hair, ailing eyes, and composed demeanor—to reveal beauty in an unconventional way. Rowan's A Hunger Artist (2013) is a disturbing image inspired by Franz Kafka's dark story of the same title, which follows a performer, a kind of a circus show, whose act, or art, was to starve himself. The surreal scene shows the performer after a 40-day fast, when a crowd has gathered to see him emerge from his cage a walking skeleton.

Born in 1980 in Southern California, the Pope brothers moved with their family to Minnesota at age 3. Both graduated from Stanford University in California, where they majored in studio art and minored in psychology. They then returned to the Twin Cities and earned MFAs from the University of Minnesota. The brothers have worked side by side yet independently their entire lives.


Parent Presentation: "Foundations of Intercultural Development"

Monday, February 5th6:30pm Lake Country School Gym All are welcome! Need child care during the event? Call 612-827-3707 to sign up (LCS current students only).

Nehrwr (pronounced "nay-wah") Abdul-Wahid is a nationally recognized consultant for his work on authentic community building. He focuses on building capacity to maximize diversity as a necessary resource. Nehrwr's unique ability to effectively use experiential learning to generate authentic dialogue and self-reflection has benefitted clients across the globe.

The primary objectives of the presentation are to:

• Provide shared meaning of key concepts and terms related to cultural competency.

• Increase awareness of one's own cultural influences on their interactions with others.

• Develop tools to aid in gathering information about other cultural groups.


Monday, February 5th6:30pm Lake Country School Gym All are welcome! Need child care during the event? Call 612-827-3707 to sign up (LCS current students only).

Nehrwr (pronounced "nay-wah") Abdul-Wahid is a nationally recognized consultant for his work on authentic community building. He focuses on building capacity to maximize diversity as a necessary resource. Nehrwr's unique ability to effectively use experiential learning to generate authentic dialogue and self-reflection has benefitted clients across the globe.

The primary objectives of the presentation are to:

• Provide shared meaning of key concepts and terms related to cultural competency.

• Increase awareness of one's own cultural influences on their interactions with others.

• Develop tools to aid in gathering information about other cultural groups.




Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers

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WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Tim Rasinski, Ph.D.

In this presentation Dr. Rasinski, director of the award-winning Kent State University reading clinic and a former reading intervention teacher, will present engaging and effective methods for working with students who find learning to read difficult. Dr. Rasinski will focus on and share strategies for dealing with difficulties in the critical areas of word recognition, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. The strategies presented can easily be implemented in regular classroom and intervention settings.

Earn up to 3 CEU Clock Hour Credits or 3 BOSA Credits.

Don't Forget to Invite Your Friends!

Plymouth, MN

WHEN: March 13, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Intermediate District 287

1820 Xenium Ln. N., Plymouth, MN, 55441

COST: $25.00*

REGISTER: www.readingplus.com/mnevent

Fargo, ND

WHEN: March 14, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holiday Inn Fargo

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103

COST: $25.00*

REGISTER: www.readingplus.com/ndevent

*A cancellation fee of $10.00 will be charged if the registration is canceled after March 1, 2018. Workshop registration is transferable at no charge.

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Attention Visual Arts Teachers

MAIS Affinity Workshop

Visual Arts Connections

Friday Feb. 2, 2018

Saint Paul Academy

8:00am-11:30am

FREE

MAIS Teacher Service Committee is excited to offer this Affinity Day for all teachers of visual arts, preK-12. This will be a morning focused on sharing and learning with and from colleagues.

Schedule of the Day

8:00 – Open Space Discussions

(A light breakfast will be available at this time. Join a table with a discussion focus.)

  • Visual Arts as a part of STEAM education
  • Assessment in the arts - evaluation, measurement, grading, and documentation
  • Art Connections - with colleagues, curriculum, nature, outside resources, businesses, etc.

9:00 – Gallery of Art Connection Ideas

Explore projects featuring a connection with another content area or a community organization.

(Please be thinking of a project/lesson/experience you may be interested in sharing. Sign up for this option will be coming at a later date.)

10:15 – Division Group Discussions

Ask questions, share resources, network, socialize

  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Upper School

REGISTER HERE!