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TALL Essentials

Starting your district committee

Questions to ask yourself when establishing your committee and evaluating its progress.

Checklist for staff development planning

Review this list throughout the year to be sure your efforts are on track. (PDF, 4 pages, 24K)

Related Websites
State Statutes

Minnesota's staff development statutes

A two-part FAQ with answers jointly developed by Minnesota's main education entities, including Education Minnesota and the Department of Education.

State law on the make-up of staff development committees

Teachers and support staff must be involved in the process.


Video feedback form

Used in conjunction with the April 29-30 meeting in Bemidji.

Top 10 Web Tools for Teachers

From the Harvard Education Letter

Technology brings students together

From The Annandale Advocate, Feb. 15

Why Professional Development Matters

Free advocacy tool from Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council). PDF, 28 pgs., 560KB

Let Data Do the Talking

A PowerPoint presentation from TALL training in Mankato on Feb. 6 with Dr. Jenni Norlin-Weaver, TALL trainer and director of teaching and learning, Edina Public Schools (24 slides, 2MB)


Feb. 6 presentation, "Credible Conversations," by Dr. Bill Sommers, principal, Spring Lake Park Alternative Learning Center

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