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Join us June 23-27 for the sixth annual Minnetonka Institute for Leadership, tailored for teachers and administrators in leadership positions. Our goal for this summer’s institute is to meet the needs of our attendees with a diverse menu of options.
New partnerships with MN ASCD and MASSP will help expand our programming and help us create a week where educators can come together to learn, grow, share, and connect as we get ready for the year ahead.
The Institute for Leadership features four new keynote speakers:
In addition to the Leadership Institute, we are offering five additional learning opportunities:
Athletic Directors Institute
June 23
The Athletic Directors Institute will focus on organizational leadership; laws and liabilities; and coaching the 21st century student-athlete. This event has been endorsed by the Minnesota State High School League and MIAAA.
Google Apps for Administrators
June 23 
Join a group of forward-thinking administrators as they spend the day on Monday, June 23rd working with a team of Google-Certified Teachers and Google Apps for Education Trainers. Current (and future) administrators will learn how to integrate key tech tools into their daily leadership practice. Keynote speaker Mark Garrison and a team of local and national experts will share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Drive and Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sites and more.
Topics include:
  • Extend PLC work beyond the face to face time through collaboration
  • Create shared understanding and assessments for data analysis
  • Using Forms to monitor and support classroom work
  • Create and schedule site wide events in Google Calendar
  • Communicate and collaborate beyond the school walls with Google+ Communities
Don't miss this great opportunity to network with colleagues and learn from some of the nation's most prominent thought leaders. For more information or to register, visit the Minnetonka Institute for Leadership website.
1:1 iPad Technology Institute
June 26-27
Learn how iPads are successfully used in a 1:1 environment by 2,900 grade 8-11 students at Minnetonka High School and middle schools. In-depth background information including curriculum planning, budgeting, training and communication of the program will be shared. Teachers and students will discuss how iPads are used daily in teaching and learning. Learn more.
In addition to the Thursday morning information about Minnetonka's 1:1 iPad program, afternoon breakout sessions Thursday and all day Friday will include offerings led by iPad educational leaders from schools around the world PreK-12.  Tentative schedule and breakout descriptions  
Leadership Workshop: Assessment & Standards-Based Grading 
June 26
Join local experts Cassandra Erkens, Nicole Vagle, Ken Simon and Mark Vagle for a team-based workshop focused a cohesive system of assessment from classroom-based assessment to district support of standards-based grading practices. This workshop will help connect the research with your team’s and your district’s daily practice. Learn more.
June 27 
Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Learn more.

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