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MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Evaluate Institute 2019: The evaluation is now live: Click here to complete the MESPA 2019 General Evaluation for your CEUs (17).
Evaluate Institute 2019 Breakout Sessions: Click here to complete a session evaluation for each breakout you attend. Your feedback helps us plan future sessions!
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Dave Lostetter

Forest Lake Elementary
Principal
Grand Rapids, MN
Principal at Forest Lake Elementary (ISD 318) in Grand Rapids, MN starting the 2019-20 school year. Previously served as the Technology & STEM Specialist at @WL_Elementary in Eagan, MN.. M.Ed. in K-12 Technology Integration from UMN. 2016 TIES Exceptional Educator. Instructor at UMN in Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction for CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning. #makerspace #makered #edtech- - -Dave Lostetter has been both the Technology Specialist and Technology Coordinator at Woodland Elementary School for the past six years, where he developed and implemented the Technology & STEM program for students in grades K-5. This program is unique because its primary goal is to develop digital literacies but it does so through STEM application and through ties to grade level units of study. Dave believes that powerful learning happens when students imagine, explore curiosity, create, collaborate, and problem solve. The application of these skills form the foundation of his classroom work and are essential to developing and educating 21st Century Learners. Dave lives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota with his wife Nicole and their little Dachshund, Elsa.
Wednesday, February 6
 

11:00am

11:45am

2:40pm

3:00pm

3:45pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

 
Thursday, February 7
 

7:00am

8:00am

10:10am

11:20am

11:50am

12:15pm

1:20pm

2:35pm

3:30pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

 
Friday, February 8
 

7:30am

9:15am

10:10am

11:40am