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Handouts from General Membership Meetings
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Note:  Beginning in 2015, SEE has videos of the each portion of the SEE general membership meetings.  If you are from a SEE member district and would like to view a video, please email Deb Griffiths and she can send you the links to the videos. 

General Membership - February 12, 2021

Hot Topics, Resources, and Updates from the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) – Dr. Kim Gibbons

General Membership - January 8, 2021

Connecting the Dots
Blois Olson

General Membership - November 13, 2020 

School Finance Working Group Proposed Final Recommendations
Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education
Presentation / Working Group Final Report

Assessment Considerations during COVID-19-Related School Disruptions
Heidi Springborg and Annie Mitty - Minnesota School Psychologist Association
Presentation  /  Paper  

General Membership - September 18, 2020

Minnesota Proposed Constitutional Education Amendment
Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari
Amendment Language

A State Divided 
Peter Leatherman - CEO of Morris Leatherman Company
Presentation / Handout (4 slides per page)

General Membership - January 24, 2020

Effectively Teaching Kids to Read: What do Leaders Need to Know?
Dr. Lori Helman, Director of the Minnesota Center for Reading Reach

General Membership - November 22, 2019

School Finance Working Group Discussion
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and Finance Division Director Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education
Presentation / Handouts

Bringing Improved Economic Understanding to Minnesota Educators and Their Students
Executive Director Julie Bunn of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education
Presentation / Handouts

General Membership - September 20, 2019

Use the Constitution:  To Assure Adequate Funding as Skeen Intended
Jerry Von Korff, Attorney, Rinke Noonon Law Firm 

2019:  Self Inflicted Wounds and Public Opinion
Peter Leatherman, Morris Leatherman Company

General Membership - May 23, 2019

2019 Session Wrap Up - MDE
Tom Melcher - School Finance Director and Kate Lynne Snyder - Acting Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Trauma Informed Practices and Full Service Community Schools
Justin Killian - Education Issues Specialist and Paul Winkelaar - Political Action Specialist, Education Minnesota

General Membership - April 12, 2019

Developmental Relationships:  A new Emphasis for Youth Development and Education 
Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute

2018 Minnesota KIDS COUNT
Jennifer Bertram, Minnesota 's Children’s Defense Fund KIDS COUNT Coordinator f

General Membership - January 11, 2019

2019 Legislative Priorities - Advancing Student-Centered Learning and Innovation
Krista Kaput - Education Evolving 

General Membership - September 21, 2018

Public Perceptions in this Turbulent Time 
Dr. Bill Morris - President of the Morris Leatherman Company 

General Membership - May 24, 2018

Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota Presentation
Rachel Berger, Founder and President of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota; and Rachel Deppa, Board Member of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota and of the Delano Public Schools

E-12 Education Finance and Policy Provisions - 2018 Legislative Session Presentation
Tom Melcher – Director, School Finance, Adosh Unni – Director, Government Relations, and Kate Lynne Snyder -- Deputy Director, Government Relations

General Membership - April 20, 2018

Mental Health Needs in Minnesota - Sue Abdenholden, NAMI

General Membership - December 9, 2017

Education Sales Tax
Paul Durand and Steve Westerberg

General Membership - Septmeber 22, 2017

To the Left, to the Right, and Back to Center
Dr. Bill Morris - Morris Leatherman Company

Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan Overview
Michael Diedrich - MDE Policy Specialist

General Membership - May 25, 2017

MDE Session Wrap-up - Updated 6/20/17
Tom Melcher and Adosh Unni

Early Learning Opportunities - Pubic Schools
Steve Kerr - Anoka-Hennepin

Early Learning Scholarships and Parent Aware
Ericca Maas - Glose Gaps by 5

Special Session HF2 - Education Omnibus Bill

General Membership - December 2, 2016

Social Emotional Learning - Dr. Clayton Cook

General Membership - September 16th, 2016

Examples of Data Use from Kindergarten to College and Career Readiness - Dave Heistad, Executive Director ofResearch, Evaluation and Assessment for Bloomington Public Schools

The Hurricane of 2016:  A Farce in Three Acts" - Bill Morris, President of The Morris Weatherman Company

General Membership - May 26, 2016

A Look at the Fall Elections - Political Commentators Maureen Shaver from Shaver Public Affairs and Todd Rapp from Himle Rapp and Company

Education Session Wrap-up - School Finance Director Tom Melcher and Government Relations Director Adosh Unni from the Minnesota Department of Education

General Membership - February 12, 2016

Quick Look at Minnesota's Assessments - Jennifer Dugan
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

Members:  Email Deb Griffiths if you would like access to the videos of the meeting.

General Membership - September 25, 2015

Kim Gibbons - CAREI
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

SEE Accomplishments
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

One Page Summary

Bill Morris - Morris Leatherman Company
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

General Membership - May 21, 2015

Reautorization of ESEA - Dan Solomon, Education Advisor to Senator Al Franken (D-Minn)

MDE Education Omnibus from Conference Committee

Finance Provisions - Tom Melcher from MDE
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

Policy Provisions - Adosh Unni

General Membership - April 24, 2015

Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley)
Senate DFL Budget Comparison

Susan Brower, MN State Demographer
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]

Preparing for Minnesota's Changing Economy
Laura Kalambokidis, MN State Economist
 / [.pdf]

General Membership - February 20, 2015
GASB No. 68 - Jay Stoffel, Deputy Executive Director. TRA Minnesota

Estimated Total Cost for Percent Increases to the Basic Formula

General Membership - January 23, 2015

Voices of Transformation:  Changing School and Collaborating to Build STEAM Education
David Krenz - Superintendent, John Alberts - Director of Educational Services and Jean McDermott - IJ Holton Intermediate School Principal, Austin School District

General Membership - November 21, 2014
World's Best Work Force - Steve Dibb, MDE

Innovative Career and Technical Programming - Greg Winter, Superintendent, Luke Becker, Ag Science and Technology Teacher, Braham Public Schools

Technology Integration - Digital Learning Coaches - Jeff Elstad, Superintendent, Byron Public Schools

General Membership - September 26, 2014

School Facilities Financing Work Group Recommendations - Tom Melcher
Presentation Handout

General Membership - May 22, 2014

Terri Yetter and Steve Huser from the Minnesota Department of Education - Session Update

Karen Hynick from MnSCU and Paula Palmer from MDE

 General Membership - April 24, 2014

General Membership - November 22, 2013

General Membership - May 23, 2013

Minnesota Department of Education Bill Summary

District Data Runs - Shows new revenue for each district
      Excel spreadsheet with all information

Or for those with out Excel:
     2013-14 [pdf] / 2014-15  
[pdf] / Categories [pdf]  

General Membership Meeting - January 25, 2013

Minnesota Department of Education presentation on the Governor's E-12 budget components 
   -  [PowerPoint] / [.pdf]
   -  Revenue Summary by District      

Bill Morris - "Just-in-Time Politics" Running Government like
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf] 

General Membership - September 21, 2012

Governor Dayton's Tax Reform for a Better Minnesota
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]
Commissioner Myron Frans - Minnesota Department of Revenue

GiveMN Video

Getting Started for School Leaders

GiveMN Registration Form

General Membership - May 24, 2012

Minnesota Common Course Catalog
[PowerPoint] / [.pdf]
Cheryl Strum - Minnesota Department of Education

General Membership - April 13, 2012

Minnesota’s New Accountability System
Sam Kramer - Minnesota Department of Education

Recent Decisions in Education Adequacy Litigation
Leah Graf - Center for Negotiation and Justice

General Membership  - January 27, 2012
Facilitating Achievement Across the Student Lifecycle
Dr.Todd Bloom, Naviance
[PowerPoint format] | [.pdf format]

General Membership -November 18, 2011
The Power of Americorps
Kathy Saltzman, Executive Director
Minnesota Americorps
[PowerPoint format] | [.pdf format]
Reading Corps K-12 Fact Sheet

General Membership -September 16, 2011
State Funding of Education:  The Easiest Budget Cut of All?
Dr. Bill Morris, Decision Resources, LTD
PowerPoint or PDF

Jay Stoffel, Deputy Executive Director