Welcome to another episode of Take 5! Today I share some thoughts on...
1. MASA Fall Conference
This year's conference has two exciting new features! During the Monday morning Choice Sessions, allocate some time to visit the Futuristic Salon. In the salon participants will hear a number of different creators of the future through a series of TED talks. The talks are about 15 minutes long and are followed by group discussions on how you can use this new information in your districts. Stop in anytime during this session.
Our final Tuesday session of the conference will be dedicated to Making Meaning. Participants will have a chance to use innovative methods to review and reflect on the conference, inviting them to frame the meaning the event has had in their own professional practice. Attending this session allows you to bring tools and information back to your districts to inform your communities.
The annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30th. It will kick-off with a shot gun start at noon. All conference participants are invited to play. It's a great opportunity to support the MASA Foundation and socialize with your colleagues throughout the state.
2. Check out MASA's eMarket
MASA is excited to introduce it's newest member service, the eMarket. The eMarket is a place for members to post their district's gently used furniture, equipment and supplies for sale. Items your district no longer needs, could be used by other districts in this state. Contact Jeanna for more information or to post items.
3. MASA Member Survey
During the week of September 10th, MASA members will be receiving a survey. This survey is part of the implementation of our strategic plan. The main areas we are asking for your feedback are the needs of your component group, the individual needs of our members and your advice on how we can build partnerships with other educational organizations throughout Minnesota. Please watch your emails for this survey and participate!
I wish you well as you begin the 2012-2013 school year! As always, thank you for all that you do on behalf of the children of Minnesota.