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Come See MindTap for High School! Now offering dynamic courses to meet all your business student needs from Microsoft Office Apps to Accounting. MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. Through personalized paths of dynamic assignments and applications, MindTap turns cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Plan to attend this session and leave with free access to MindTap.

Kelly Rogers, Regional Engagement Consultant, Cengage Learning

MCIS for Transition Disabled Student – Creating their Pathway to Success MCIS released a new version dedicated to serving students with disabilities. Bring your own device and follow along while we highlight the new site to see how it can meet the needs of students in transition programs. The site includes straightforward language, less density, easy-to-follow navigation, Minnesota-specific information, and clear choices. The version also includes the capacity to develop individual portfolios and customize checklists to help students map their career and education choices.

Dorothy Wolf, MCIS Training Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

Beth Haukebo, MCIS Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

If Only They Had the "Soft Skills"; Introducing Careerways Feedback from employers about student performance in job placement, internships and work-based learning often centers on the need for students to develop soft skills. Learn about Careerways, a soft skills web-based program used by Inver Hills Community College’s student workers. Careerways curriculum is designed for integration into a continuum of work-based learning processes and student supports. The curriculum supports the simultaneous development of soft skills and the ability to reflect on emerging professional skills.

Dionna Jones, Director of Experiential Learning, Inver Hills Community College

College, Computer, and Career Prep with LearningExpress Library Attendees will learn how to access and use LearningExpress Library's College, Computer, and Job and Career Skills Centers. With the College Prep Center students can improve college admission test scores and write a personal essays highlighting special talents. It also provides resources to help prepare for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, AP tests, admissions essays, and more. LearningExpress Library is a part of the ELM suite of databases available at no cost to Minnesota residents.

Beth Staats, Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Minitex

Digital Financial Literacy Sponsorships for Middle and High School Teachers EverFi provides educators with engaging online learning resources focused on critical skills such as financial literacy, digital citizenship, STEM careers, healthy relationships, and entrepreneurship. Each tool is available to schools at no cost thanks to the Minnesota Wild, TCF Bank, and other generous sponsors. Over 150 schools in Minnesota use an EverFi course. Everyone who attends this session will receive login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support at no cost.

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Lincoln Hughes, Senior Schools Manager, EverFi

Revamped GPS LifePlan Going Boldly Into Its Second Decade Come and see how the revamped GPS LifePlan can help you. Using ideas and feedback from people across the state, GPS added loads of new features (like device-friendly personalized tools, storage and dashboard), but still retained the holistic (and free) resources in its career, education, finance, leadership and personal sections. This workshop will introduce users to how they can optimize these tools. Bring your phone - see the changes yourself and embrace the opportunities.

Randy LaFoy, GPS LifePlan Coordinator, Century College

Virtual Job Shadow Software The session will give an overview of the Virtual Job Shadow online software that allows students to build a career and college exploration portfolio that they will have access to throughout high school and beyond. Topics covered include: Dashboard (student saved information); O*Net Career Inventory Interest Profiler; Career pathway searches; College search tied to career search results; Job and internship search; Resume builder; Teacher administrative tools.

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Julie Wolner, Business Teacher, Dakota County Perkins Consortium

Exploring Foundational Skills in Online Job Postings with TalentNeuron Recruit Using the real-time, big-data online job posting analysis tool, TalentNeuron Recruit (formerly Wanted Analytics), participants will explore the importance of foundational career-readiness skills, both academic and personal skills. This workshop will be led by the staff of RealTime Talent, (, who will introduce this tool and go into depth exploring skills as described and presented by employers.

Marian Rengel, User Engagement Project Manager, RealTime Talent