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October 2019

Think and Drink

October 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill (private dining room), 220 Carlson Pkwy N
Plymouth, MN 55447 United States
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Join your fellow school public relations professionals at MinnSPRA’s next Think and Drink event to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy. Theme Obstacles You Face At Your Job: Overcome Them with People Who Understand What Everyone needs a sounding board and we are here to be that for each other. What better people to discuss common obstacles you face than those who face the same ones as you. Let’s come together to chat about time-saving tips, communication chaos,…

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Power Hour: Creating Big-Impact Videos on a Small Budget

October 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ISD 199 District Office, 2990 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States
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Free

Videos connect people to the stories of your schools, and with the sharing power of social media, their reach can extend well beyond the written word alone. Discover how to make videos with a big impact on your school community without straining your communications budget. The presenters will discuss how to find stories that advance your goals, pre-planning for great videos, scripted and unscripted shoots, filming and editing on a smartphone, the use of royalty free music and animation templates,…

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November 2019

2019 Fall Conference

November 14, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - November 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 United States
$139.00 – $239.00

    Discounted Hotel Room Rate - Must Reserve by Oct. 24, 2019! Click the following to reserve your overnight hotel room at the discounted special MinnSPRA rate of $135 per night: Book your group rate for MN School Public Relations Assn

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Power Hour: Communicating Beyond Language Barriers in a Diverse School System

November 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Today many of the school systems seeing growth in their student populations are finding it among families of non-English and non-native English speakers. The success of these students relies heavily on their families’ ability to understand how to work with schools to support their children’s education – and that understanding requires effective communications. Learn how two districts – one where a third of students are English language learners and another with a large Hispanic, migrant population – are working to…

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December 2019

Power Hour: Recruiting and Keeping Great Teachers Through Effective Communication

December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CESO, 615 First Avenue NE, Suite 115
Minneapolis, Minneapolis 55413
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Free

Signs of unhappiness among current teachers are growing, and the demand for teachers – particularly those of English language learners or in STEM fields and special education – will far outpace the supply for the foreseeable future. Even if you can’t raise salaries, communications can raise interest in the profession and the appeal of your district as a place to work and live. Discover why communications is a vital element in teacher recruitment and satisfaction today, and explore the power…

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January 2020

January 2020 Coffee Chat

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

You Made it Through Your Referendum...Now What? Let’s CHAT about successful strategies and engagement opportunities for life after the first Tuesday in November. Join us for a CHAT from your computer. “Communications After the Referendum” Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM  To join the conversation, click on the link at 10 AM and you’ll see your MinnSPRA friends ready to CHAT.  (There is a 15 second quick download you may want to initiate prior to the CHAT.) Please…

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Think and Drink

January 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Three One Six Bar and Grill, 316 Brookview Parkway S,
Golden Valley, MN 55426 United States
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Join your fellow school public relations professionals at MinnSPRA’s next Think and Drink event to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy. Theme Tips for new school PR professionals What This Think and Drink features Katie Sheridan, Inver Grove Heights Public Schools, and Becca Neuger, Westonka Public Schools. They are two school PR professionals with a few years under their belts who can speak to what helped them, and what they wish they knew as “newbies”. This is a…

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Power Hour: Engaging Staff in Internal Communications

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bloomington Public Schools, 1350 W 106th St
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
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Free

Ever wonder how incorrect information about your district spreads in your community? Uninformed district employees are often the cause. That’s why effective internal communications may be more important than you think. Successful communication is most common in schools with well-informed, effective educators and support staff. Learn how San Juan Unified School District overcame its internal communication issues. These presenters will share practices to communicate valuable information within a school system through tactics such as launching a new intranet, revamping newsletters…

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February 2020

Power Hour: Restorative Practices: Building Stakeholder Understanding and Support

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Princeton Schools, 706 1st Street
Princeton, MN 55371 United States
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Free

Restorative practices are taking hold in an increasing number of school systems, according to federal data. The model offers a more equitable and educational strategy for discipline, but external and internal critics who see it as “soft” can trigger challenging conversations for school systems, particularly in relation to school safety. Learn how the presenters’ school systems are communicating about restorative practices in ways that build stakeholder understanding and support while also dispelling myths/biases about the strategy. Gain tips for using internal…

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February 2020 Coffee Chat

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

We have data and numbers at our fingertips, but what should we really be paying attention to? Let’s CHAT about what and we are measuring when it comes to communications. Join us for a CHAT from your computer. “Data Driven Decisions” Tuesday, February 11, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM  To join the conversation, click on the link at 10 AM and you’ll see your MinnSPRA friends ready to CHAT.  (There is a 15 second quick download you may want to…

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