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  1. MREC - Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art

    Workshop Description:  5-day Picturing Writing Summer Institute with Beth Olshansky,  Institute for Art-Based Literacy.  

    This is a dynamic evidence-based approach to teaching writing that uses simple crayon resist and watercolor art techniques and the study of quality picture books to teach the art of writing.  It has been proven effective for a wide range of learners, including Title I students, Special Education students, English learners and boys (who are outperformed by girls in writing across the country).

    You will will learn how to create pictures that tell a story and write words that paint pictures.  This process an be used to teach a variety of genres, including descriptive writing, poetry, narrative writing, research based poetry, research-based stories, and straight informational text.  


    Two Graduate Credits are available for this 5 day workshop. Standing Rock Elementary Teachers register and use promotional code: SRES Staff

  2. MREC - SPL: Standards, Scales, and Assessment How-To Workshop

    This two-day, Standards, Scales and Assessment workshop will introduce North Dakota educators to new resources available for support of the ND K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics content standards.  Educators from across the state have worked diligently with the Regional Education Association (REA) throughout the past year to identify the ND Prioritized Standards and to create aligned proficiency scales and assessment items.  This workshop will help participants learn how to access and implement these resources for a guaranteed and viable curriculum and improved assessment practices in their schools.  The workshops will be facilitated by REA staff in four sites across the state.  Educators from all North Dakota schools are welcome!

    One graduate credit available through VCSU Course #9886.

  3. MREC - Graded Elementary In-Service
    2-day in-service for graded elementary teachers at the Bismarck Career Academy Collaboration rooms on August 8-9th.

3001 Memorial Highway, Suite B; Mandan, ND 58554 | phone 701-751-4041 | fax 701-751-4043