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Sandra Cordie
Director of Educational Programs
(320) 255-3236 x 319
scordie@resourcetraining.com

Deb Thomes
Administrative Coordinator
(320) 255-3236 x 330
dthomes@resourcetraining.com




MN History Day

History Day is an exciting co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers. Each category is then divided into two divisions, junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th) division. History Day demonstrates that students learn history when they do history.

Knowledge Bowl
Knowledge Bowl is a series of interdisciplinary academic competitions designed for students in grades 5-12. During the competition, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs. Questions test students' recall, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Junior Achievement/Titan Program
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. For more information, please visit www.jaum.org.
 
Regional Chess Tournament
The Regional Chess Tournament is a competition for students in grades K-6. Students are guaranteed at least three match games. Trophies and certificates are awarded. Students are placed in simultaneously conducted tournaments based on age and experience.
Spelling Bee
The Spelling Bee program is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting at the school and district level with winners advancing to the regional event. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee with the winner advancing to the National Spelling Bee. 
  • Spelling Coordinators’ Meeting:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012
    (Please note:  If you have not previously worked as the spelling bee coordinator, make sure that your contact information is provided to Sandra Cordie or Nicole Koll at Resource Training & Solutions.)
As of now, the only information on the Scripps website is in regard to this current year’s Bee.  Please check the Scripps National Spelling Bee site occasionally for information on registering through them.  We will have our registration information on our website in August, 2012. 
 
Don’t forget to tune in and watch the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  This year 277 spellers will compete for the title of 2012 Spelling Bee Champion.
  • Schedule:
    • Preliminaries
      • May 30, 8am - 5:30pm
      • Live on ESPN3.com
    • Semifinals
      • May 31, 10am - 1pm
      • Live on ESPN2
    • Championship Finals
      • May 31, 8pm - 10pm
      • Live on ESPN
  • 2013
    • District Spelling Bee week will be January 28 to February 8, 2013.
      • Schools should plan to host their spelling bees this week.
    • Regional Spelling Bee at St. Johns University will be February 21, 2013.
For further information, please contact Sandra Cordie at 320-255-3236 orat scordie@resourcetraining.com or Nicole Koll nkoll@resourcetraining.com.

 

   
Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game" Program (SMG) is a highly successful, interactive, interdisciplinary educational tool used primarily in grades 4-12. The SMG motivates learning about economics, finance, and the American economic system. Participating students meet core educational requirements while engaging in an exciting simulation of how the investment world works.
 

Cyber Knowledge
The purpose of this program is to teach students the skills they need to communicate, search for, and transfer information on the Internet. It can be used to teach teamwork, lifelong learning, and the tools that workers will need in the 21st century. Some of the tasks will be easy, others more difficult. To find out more, click here.

Future Cities Competition
The Future Cities Competition provides 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity to better understand practical applications of math, science, language arts, social studies and computer learning as they plan their own cities. Students work with SimCity software with engineers assigned to support their learning to learn about cities, and develop a scale model with recycled materials. To find out more, click here.

Freshwater Society Water Is Life Art Scholarship Contest
The 2011 Water is Life Art Contest offers scholarships and recognition to high school students who find an artistic way to express the significance of water. The Freshwater Society, working through (service cooperative) offers this contest to Minnesota's 9-12 grade public, private and home-schooled high school students. 
Gathering of Champions
Each year, school officials in grades K-12 and providers of academic enrichment programs offered statewide are invited to name their top students as Minnesota's Academic All-Stars. To find out more, click here.

2014 KNOWLEDGE DATES

Playoffs          

 
JV Meet            Wednesday, March 12 at Stride Academy-Middle School – St. Cloud
(Snow day Thursday, March 13  at Stride Academy-Middle School – St. Cloud) This snow day will NOT follow the usual snow day procedure (one school late or out meet  is postponed).  We will hold this meet unless MANY schools cannot make the meet).

Subregionals
 
Tier I (Small) Subregional        Monday, March 10       at Celebration Lutheran Church
        (Snow Day         Tuesday, March 11      at Celebration Lutheran Church)
Tier II (Medium) Subregional   Friday, March 14 at Minnesota School of Business
        (Snow Day         Tuesday, March 18      at Celebration Lutheran Church)*
Tier III (Large) Subregional     Monday, March 17       at Celebration Lutheran Church
        (Snow Day         Tuesday, March 18      at Celebration Lutheran Church)*
 
*The Medium and Large subregional have the same snow day – hopefully we won’t need it for either meet)

Regionals
Regional (18 Teams)                Thursday, March 20     at Celebration Lutheran Church
        (Snow Day         Friday, March 21 at Celebration Lutheran Church)
 

                                                State KB  Meet Dates
 
State KB 2014             Thursday & Friday,    April 10 & 11, 2014

MN History Day

History Day is an exciting co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers. Each category is then divided into two divisions, junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th) division. History Day demonstrates that students learn history when they do history.

Get Ready for History Day 2013!

It’s back to school and time for another year of History Day fun! This year’s History Day theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events”, and the History Day staff is excited to continue to grow library programming Statewide! Not feeling up to speed on all things HD? The staff at the Minnesota Historical Society would like interested library partners to contact Laura Zeccardi at laura.zeccardi@mnhs.org or (651) 259-3439 to find out more about scheduling History Day workshops at your library! To find out more about how librarians can get involved with the History Day program, scheduling History Day Hullabaloos, and hosting field trips please visit education.mnhs.org/historyday/librarians-toolbox-1
 

Gathering of Champions

Each year, school officials in grades K-12 and providers of academic enrichment programs offered statewide are invited to name their top students as Minnesota's Academic All-Stars. To find out more, click here.

 

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is a series of interdisciplinary academic competitions designed for students in grades 5-12. During the competition, teams of studen
ts compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning typical of elementary or secondary educational programs. Questi
ons test students' recall, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Knowledge Bowl Forms

Jr. High Registration Form
 
Jr. High Schedule

Sr. High Important Dates

Sr. High Registration Form

 


Junior Achievement/Titan Program

Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. For more information, please visit www.jaum.org.

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee program is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting at the school and district level with winners advancing to the regional event. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee with the winner advancing to the National Spelling Bee.

NOTE: All schools that want to participate in the regional spelling bee need to enroll with Scripps AND Resource Training & Solutions.
  • Click Here to find out how schools enroll with Scripps and the benefits of enrollment AND
  • Click Here to Register with Resource Training & Solutions
  • Spelling Bee Coordinators, Officials, Assistants
     
    Information for the 2014 Spelling Bee.  (for your school calendar and planning purposes).
     
    DATES:
     
    Spelling Bee Coordinator’s Meeting: Thursday, December 5, 2013 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)                                                                             Resource Training & Solutions*
     
    District Spelling Bee Weeks: January 20 – January 31, 2014 (winner reports due no later than January 30, 2014)     
     
    Regional Spelling Bee: Thursday, February 13, 2014 (Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – snow day) Resource Training & Solutions, Sartell (new location)
     
    Multi-Region State Spelling Bee: Tuesday, February 25, 2014(snow date?)                                                                                     Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
     
    Please note that our office will be moving in September 2013.   The Coordinator’s Meeting will be at the new offices.   Additionally, St. John’s University is going to a schedule that does not match our calendar.  We are going to hold the Regional Spelling Bee at our new site.  We are hoping this will go smoothly and continue to host it at our offices.  For now, just be aware of the changes.  You will receive plenty of information and direction as we get closer to the meeting and event.
     
    Please check the Scripps National Spelling Bee site occasionally for information on registering through them.  We will have our registration information on our website in August, 2013. 
     
    Lastly, if you will NOT be the coordinator next year, please email me a name and email address of your successor.  If I don’t some some contact information, the emails get lost in space and then it becomes a last minute scramble for school when they realize they haven’t registered or whatever.   
     
    Thanks for coordinating Spelling Bee in your district.  I know it is a lot of behind the scenes work that others don’t see or appreciate.    Have a great rest of the school year.  
     
For further information, please contact Sandra Cordie at 320-255-3236 orat scordie@resourcetraining.com or Deb Thomes dthomes@resourcetraining.com.

Stock Market Game

The Stock Market Game" Program (SMG) is a highly successful, interactive, interdisciplinary educational tool used primarily in grades 4-12. The SMG motivates learning about economics, finance, and the American economic system. Participating students meet core educational requirements while engaging in an exciting simulation of how the investment world works.

Future Cities Competition

The Future Cities Competition provides 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity to better understand practical applications of math, science, language arts, social studies and computer learning as they plan their own cities. Students work with SimCity software with engineers assigned to support their learning to learn about cities, and develop a scale model with recycled materials. To find out more, click here.