Metro ECSU offers customized training and instructional coaching for promoting E-12 literacy learning.

Increasing Content Area Literacy through Strategic Learning Practices

Teach your students how to engage in the content you teach. This training provides participants strategies for engaging and challenging students to become independent readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers preparing for 21C skills.

Navigating the Front Loader: Breaking Ground on "Essential Vocabulary"

This training provides an in-depth look at the importance of functional vocabulary and language development. Participants will walk away with practical strategies for determining essential vocabulary for rigorous language development.

Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) for Literacy

The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) offers two kinds of interventions to address the performance gap, the gap between what students are expected to do and what students are able to do.

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The Write Stuff: Revisiting the Six Traits of Writing

This training provides vocabulary for describing the qualities of writing. Learn how to provide feedback and score student’s writing along with learning strategies for prewriting, revising, and editing.

The Power of Non-Fiction Writing

This training will teach participants how to make the connection between reading and writing critical for comprehension. Learn strategies for writing and thinking with expository texts.

Contact Information

Julie Frame, Executive Director, 612/638-1508,

Conference Room Rental

We offer state-of-the-art conference room rental services to both members and non-members. For more information go to the Conference Room Rental page.

Administrative Services

Metro ECSU provides administrative services to its members in several areas. For more information go to the Administrative Services page.

Metro ECSU Publications

During the school year Metro ECSU offers the Annual Class Size Study, Composite Calendar for All Metro Districts and edNews. For more information go to the Metro ECSU Publications page.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

View all listings and events offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page.

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Cooperative Purchasing Services

A wide variety of products are available with our program, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Vendor contracts are established through a formal bid process conducted by Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC).

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Metro ECSU Membership

Active membership in Metro ECSU is open to each public school district which has chosen to join the cooperative by paying the appropriate membership fees. With membership districts can participate and vote in the governance of the co-op.

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