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LOCAL EVENTS – October 2017

See what’s happening at NJPA and throughout Region 5 for the month of October

See what's happening at NJPA and throughout Region 5 for the month of October​


OCTOBER 2017- 

 All events are held at NJPA (unless noted   otherwise).





Tuesday, October 10

Trauma Responsive Schools/Applications for Trauma Responsive Schools

Designed for school administrators, educators, and counselors this highly interactive workshop will leave participants feeling empowered and prepared to recognize and respond to the mental health needs of our youth. Learn more:

Tuesday, October 10

Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Little Falls, Depot)

Teachers grades K-12 are invited to explore arts integration as a powerful strategy to increase student learning and engagement. Workshop will include a hands-on theater /social studies integration lesson and an examination of arts integration resources available through Perpich. Learn more & register at

Wednesday, October 11

Wellness Fair

Explore area services and resources to enhance your physical, social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Nearly a dozen area organizations will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and provide demonstrations. Free blood pressure checks conducted by Staples Ambulance EMTs. Learn more:

Thursday, October 12

PRESS – Tier 2 Interventions & Introduction to Progress Monitoring

Elementary teachers and administrators will use the Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS) decision-making process and diagnostic tools to determine and implement targeted, small-group interventions. Learn more:

Friday, October 13

Online Learning Information

NJPA offers online courses for credit recovery, career exploration, accelerated courses, foreign languages, and new CTE pathways that lead to industry licensure in health careers, agriculture, business, information technology, hospitality, and much more. Educators, administrators, tech coordinators, and counselors are encouraged to attend this session and learn how to access these programs to benefit your students. Learn more:

Tuesday, October 24

Generations in the Workplace

Age diversity is a central theme in today’s complex, evolving workplace. And with four generations working side-by-side, tensions may be inevitable. Yet, serious research on the subject underscores fundamental similarities across age groups. Once understood and leveraged, these similarities can become the basis for reduced tensions, collaborative effort, and bottom-line results. Learn more:

Wednesday, October 25

Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point)

Same as Tuesday, Oct. 10 event, but in Pequot Lakes.

Wednesday, October 25

R5 Summit: Government & Education Leaders

Join us at NJPA for a one-day conference intended to serve Region 5 communities with professional development and educational opportunities for superintendents/staff, city & county officials/staff, tribes, and other nonprofit member entities. Featuring keynote speaker Lori A. Hoffner of Supporting CommUnity. Learn more:

Thursday, October 26

Perpich Center for the Arts Education: Arts Integration Workshop (Staples, NJPA)

Same as Tuesday, Oct. 10 event, but in Staples.


About NJPA

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) is a government agency committed to providing cooperative solutions assisting governmental, educational, and nonprofit entities as they strive for efficient public service. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, NJPA offers a variety of cooperative programs and services for members on a local, regional, statewide, and national scale, including Canada. On behalf of its publicly elected Board of Directors, and public employee staff, NJPA is committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of its members.