Professional Learning

High-quality, personalized professional learning focused on increasing technology, teaching, and productivity skills

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Professional Learning: Online and face-to-face learning opportunities

Helping to address many of the challenges schools and other organizations face when it comes to employee education and training, Sourcewell Technology instructors offer expertise on technology, teaching and learning, and business. As educators ourselves, we understand how to build engaging and relevant curriculum that delivers on personalized learning outcomes.

Knowing that time for professional learning is one of the biggest barriers for educators and other working adults, we offer a variety of delivery options, including face-to face workshops and online options.

Specializing in working with K-12 educators on integrating technology into classroom instruction, the knowledgeable instructors at Sourcewell Technology design personalized learning experiences for those looking to innovate their teaching practice. Our staff are experienced in classroom instruction, adult education, online learning, and research-based professional development.

Working with school or district leadership, we design professional learning based on your needs, available technology, and educational mission.

As a public agency ourselves, we understand the unique challenges of education and government and are here to help. Our national cybersecurity, CISSP certified staff can help set the stage for your team’s cybersecurity initiatives.  

Rather than using security and technical jargon, we offer districts online and in-person professional learning opportunities focused on connecting to real digital issues and customized for key groups—educators, administrators, staff groups, and more.  

  • Cybersecurity for Educators | Online or In-person  
    Educators need to understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to access and use of student data and how to protect both their students and themselves online. This class is intended to help educators understand what they need to know about privacy and security and how to help students responsibly navigate the online world. 
     

  • Cyber Safe Home: Cybersecurity for Parents | Online  
    Every home contains a wide range of technology devices designed to help us connect, communicate, and manage our lives—making hacking, data privacy, and cybersecurity significant issues for everyone. Learn best practices for keeping children and their personal information safe in this short, online, self-paced course. This inexpensive course will empower you, and the children in your life, with essential information and tips to limit risks of children being victims of identity theft or cybercrime. 
     
    Register online or download a printable flyer to share with parents. 
     

  • Cybersecurity Exercises | In-person  
    Takes your team’s education to the next level. Using potential cybersecurity scenarios, our cybersecurity experts guide your team through a mock security breach or attack. Each team member is assigned a role and actively engages with the real-life implications—gaining hands-on experience and exposing any existing security or response gaps.  
     
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Sourcewell Technology provides professional learning opportunities for individuals interested in learning how technology can bring efficiency, enhanced communication, and critical thinking and insight to their work. A wide range of classes and workshops on Microsoft® and Google® applications are available, and our instructional staff can design custom classes to meet your unique needs.

Tap into knowledge and best practices from education, technology, and operations experts at Sourcewell Technology events, including the Impact Education Conference held each December in Minnesota and attracts educators throughout the Midwest to learn, network, and innovate for students.

Other events include a Technical Leadership conference each spring for technology directors and coordinators, user groups for PowerSchool SIS and eFinancePLUS™ solutions, and has a presence at conferences across the country.

"I have been attending the Impact Education Conference every year since the early '90s and I look forward to every aspect of it. From the keynotes to breakout sessions, from the Vendor Hall to the Playground rooms, there are always great educational nuggets to take away to make great things happen for our kids. The opportunities to hear local and national leaders speak and to network with colleagues is unmatched within Minnesota."
-Jon Larson, East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative

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