Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs


MAAP 101

“A Workshop for New Members”

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in helping with MAAP 101 yesterday (see Deanna's photos on the MAAP Facebook page and the new photos to the left) It was another huge success! In particular, I would like to thank Greg Zimmerman for his leadership in organizing this event and to Tom Hoffman, Deanna Chiodo, Carol (Administrative Assistant), Sue Yankowiak and all the Ivan Sand students and staff who adjusted their whole school day and schedule to accommodate us.

Saying "thank you" seems pretty simplistic for such a great effort. I hope everyone feels good about what they helped accomplish.


Here is the agenda that was followed at the 2016 MAAP 101:

8:15-8:45 Registration/Networking/Coffee and doughnuts
8:45-9:15 Welcome/Resource Sharing/Questions
9:15-10:15 Breakout session 1
10:15-10:30 Network/Break
10:30-11:30 Breakout session 2
11:30-11:40 Network/Break
11:40-12:00 Parking Lot Discussions Kick off
12:00-12:45 LUNCH/(Parking Lots cont.)
12:45-1:45 Breakout session 3
1:45-2:00 Network/Break
2:00-3:00 Breakout session 4
3:00-3:15 Evals/CEU’sf

Here is a glance at a few of the topics we covered in 2016:

  • Curriculum Sharing/Networking Opportunities
  • Mental Health- Information and Resources for students
  • Project-Based Learning and PBL Tools
  • Democratic Education
  • Building relationships/The Advisory Model
  • Student Panel- Perspectives on Education and Schooling
  • Chemical Dependency/Chemical Health
  • “New to Alternative Ed”- Q&A session
  • Sacred Circles- Creating a safe and sacred space
  • Character Education

Registration Instructions:

Check back next year for Registration details.