February 2018

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Monday, February 12, 2018

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program

McNeely Hall, Room 116 (NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE)
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

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This meeting is offered in-person only. It will not be webcast nor recorded.


For K-12 Education:  We will view a few formative assessment tools and the impact they can have on student learning and growth. We will look at:

  • What is formative assessment and how can you make it more effective.
  • Why use formative assessment.
  • A variety of assessment tools.

For Corporate L&D:  We will look at:

  • The importance of an overall assessment strategy.
  • Formative and culminating assessment methods that meet your objectives.
  • Assessment best practices.
  • Assessment tools used in corporate settings.


Patricia Leonard brings a plethora of experience in the field of technology. She has an eLearning certificate and a Masters of Arts in Learning and Technology from the University of St. Thomas. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science was earned at Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA.

Patricia’s goal is to create and deliver the most innovative technologies for education. She is a powerful communicator and trainer with exceptional technology skills to motivate performance from team members, K-12 educators, and adult learners while driving sustained growth.

Sue Mehrkens is currently a Contract Tech Writer/Senior Instructional Designer at Medtronic. Her corporate experience includes the following employers/clients: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Honeywell and UHC. In addition to working with four state agencies, she has worked at Capella University, Hennepin Technical College and taught Grades 6-12 at a local public school.  Like Patricia, Sue has also taught K-12 educators.

Sue is an active member of DLF, MnISPI, ISPI, PACT and ATD. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and obtained a Training and Development Certificate from the University of Minnesota.