School districts are required to report staff development activities and expenditures for both their district and school sites. According to Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.60, Subdivision 4, the district and site staff development committees shall write and submit a report for the previous year in the form and manner determined by the commissioner. This report is due by October 15 of each year. All districts, including those not reserving funds, must complete a report.
View the 2011-12 Online Staff Development Report FAQ for answers to questions frequently asked by school and district staff when completing the online report.
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Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.