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  1. SEEC - Beginning Teacher Network Training
    A professional development program that offers new educators an opportunity for support and collaboration in order to enhance classroom practices. The program seeks to provide first year educators with an opportunity for professional growth, collegial dialogue, support and guidance. The network meetings will provide a face-to-face forum for discussing topics that arise from the teachers' day-to-day practices. Key ideas meant to trigger discussion include classroom management, state standards, assessment and responding to student needs.

    1 Continuing Ed Credit is available through VCSU.


    When registering, please select ONE opportunity from session 1, session 2, AND session 3.

    Session 1 (select one):
    38751 - Session 1: Elementary in Fargo; Sept. 18, 2018
    38752 - Session 1: Secondary in Fargo; Sept. 19, 2018
    38753 - Session 1: Elementary & Secondary in Jamestown; Sept. 20, 2018

    Session 2 (select one):
    38754 - Session 2: Online & Check-Ins; Sept 24, 2018 - Mar. 23, 2019

    Session 3 (select one):
    38756 - Session 3: Elementary & Secondary in Jamestown; Mar. 26, 2019
    38757 - Session 3: Secondary in Fargo; Mar. 27, 2019
    38758 - Session 3: Elementary in Fargo; Mar. 28, 2019.

  2. SEEC - Improving Academic Literacy - Cohort A
    The Improving Academic Literacy (IAL) Project is a professional development opportunity sponsored by the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC). The goals of this project  are to become familiar with and implement research-based literacy strategies that will increase student achievement for learners in grades K-6 (elementary cohort) and grades 6-12 (secondary cohort)

    - August 13, 2018: (8:30-3:30) IAL Kickoff - Engaging and Motivating all students

    - October 11, 2018: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 1)

    - December 5, 2018: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 2)

    - February 12, 2019: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 1)

    - April 10, 2019: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 2) & Structuring Effective Classroom Discussions

    Dr. Kevin Feldman, the lead trainer for this project, is the director of reading and intervention for the Sonoma County Office of Education and an independent educational consultant working with districts across the country. He has more than 40 years of experience in education with a primary focus on accelerating literacy of struggling readers, English language learners and students with disabilities.

    2 credits are available through VCSU for those who attend all sessions and meet requirements. Cost of credits are the responsibility of the participant.

    LEARNING WALKS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON DATES STILL TO BE DETERMINED


  3. SEEC - Improving Academic Literacy - Cohort B
    The Improving Academic Literacy (IAL) Project is a professional development opportunity sponsored by the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC). The goals of this project  are to become familiar with and implement research-based literacy strategies that will increase student achievement for learners in grades K-6 (elementary cohort) and grades 6-12 (secondary cohort).

    - August 13, 2018: (8:30-3:30) IAL Kickoff - Engaging and Motivating all students

    - October 10, 2018: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 1)

    - December 4, 2018: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 2)

    - February 13, 2019: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 1)

    - April 9, 2019: (8:30-11:30) OR (12:00-3:00) Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 2) & Structuring Effective Classroom Discussions

    Dr. Kevin Feldman, the lead trainer for this project, is the director of reading and intervention for the Sonoma County Office of Education and an independent educational consultant working with districts across the country. He has more than 40 years of experience in education with a primary focus on accelerating literacy of struggling readers, English language learners and students with disabilities.

    2 credits are available through VCSU for those who attend all sessions and meet requirements. Cost of credits are the responsibility of the participant.

    LEARNING WALKS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON DATES STILL TO BE DETERMINED


  4. PTESS - Classroom Management Academy
    Every teacher works to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment. This course will focus on how we can reduce barriers to learning and increase motivation to achieve by creating clear expectations, managing disruptive students, and creating positive relationships.

    When registering, please select ONE opportunity from Session 1 and Session 2 below. Session 3 is optional.

    Session 1 (select one):
    38426: Part 1 - CHAMPS (Elementary) Aug. 14-15 @ Hazen
    38427: Part 1 - ACHIEVE (Secondary) Aug. 16, 2018 @ Bismarck
    38718: Part 1 - CHAMPS (Elementary)Oct. 23, 2018 @ Minot

    Sesson 2 (Select one):
    38431: Part 2 - Demonstration Site Visit: Oct. 25, 2018 @ Wilton
    38722: Part 2 - Demonstration Site Visit:Nov. 27, 2018 @ Velva

    Session 3 (OPTIONAL):
    38428: CHAMPS (Elementary) Book Purchase
    38429: Discipline in the Secondary Classroom Book Purchase

  5. PTESS - Building Better Behaviors
    Managing challenging student behaviors requires an understanding of behavior, its function, and its influences. This course is designed to explore practical, evidence-based,educator-centric strategies that pair with specific functions and behavior influence principals.

    When registering, please select ONE opportunity from Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3. Sessions 4 and 5 are both optional.

    Session 1 (select one):
    38433: Part 1 - Tough Kids Aug. 17, 2018 @ Devils Lake *NESC EXCLUSIVE*
    38434: Part 1 - Tough Kids Nov. 6, 2018 @ Minot
    38435: Part 1 - Tough Kids Nov. 7, 2018 @ Bismarck
    38436: Part 1 - Tough Kids Nov. 8, 2018 @ Fargo

    Session 2 (select one):
    38437: Part 2 - Case Study Nov. 14, 2018 @ Devils Lake *NESC EXCLUSIVE*
    38438: Part 2 - Case Study Dec. 10, 2018 @ Minot
    38439: Part 2 - Case Study Dec. 12, 2018 @ Fargo
    38440: Part 2 - Case Study Dec. 4, 2018 @ Bismarck

    Session 3 (select one):
    38441: Part 3 - Data Review Jan. 18, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38442: Part 3 - Data Review Jan. 18, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE
    38443: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 1, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38444: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 1, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE
    38445: Part 3 - Data Review Dec. 7, 2018 (AM) @ ONLINE *NESC EXCLUSIVE*
    38446: Part 3 - Data Review Dec. 7, 2018 (PM) @ ONLINE *NESC EXCLUSIVE*
    38449: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 5, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38450: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 5, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE
    38451: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 13, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38452: Part 3 - Data Review Feb. 13, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE

    Session 4 (OPTIONAL):
    38447: The Tough Kid Book Purchase

    Session 5 (OPTIONAL):
    38448: The Tough Kid Tool Box Purchase

  6. PTESS - Engaging Students for High-Quality Learning
    One of our most important roles as educators is to create an environment where ALL students can learn and be successful. Engaging Students for High-Quality Learning provides an opportunity to utilize the practice of microteaching and public practice as a vehicle to enhance teaching and learning by exploring the implementation of student engagement strategies to create a classroom culture of “Everyone Does Everything!”

    When registering, please select ONE opportunity from Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3.

    Session 1 (select one):
    38454: Part 1 - Intro (Secondary) Sept. 17, 2018 @ Minot
    38455: Part 1 - Intro (Elementary & Secondary) Sept. 19, 2018 @ Devils Lake

    Session 2 (select one):
    38460: Part 2 - Strategies Oct. 10, 2018 @ Minot
    38461: Part 2 - Strategies Oct. 17, 2018 @ Jamestown

    Session 3 (select one):
    38462: Part 3 - eWalks Nov. 1, 2018 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38463: Part 3 - eWalks Nov. 1, 2018 (PM) @ ONLINE
    38464: Part 3 - eWalks Nov. 15, 2018 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38465: Part 3 - eWalks Nov. 15, 2018 (PM) @ ONLINE

  7. PTESS - Engaging Students in Academic Vocabulary

    [Prerequisite: Engaging Students for High-Quality Learning] 

    Engaging Students in Academic Vocabulary provides educators practical strategies for assisting students with connecting and using prioritized academic vocabulary. Microteaching and public practice are used as a vehicle to enhance teaching and learning by exploring implementation of strategies related to explicit instruction of academic vocabulary in a classroom culture of “Everyone Does Everything!”



    When registering, please select ONE opportunity from Session 2, Session 3, and Session 4. (Session 1 is an NESC Exclusive 1/2 day. The second 1/2 is under Session 2)

    Session 2 (Select one):
    38473: Part 1 - Academic Vocabulary: 1/2 Day (Elementary & Secondary) Jan. 21, 2019 @ Devils Lake *NESC EXCLUSIVE*
    38475: Part 1 - Academic Vocabulary (Secondary) Jan. 23, 2019 @ Minot

    Session 3 (Select one):
    38479: Part 2 - Strategies Feb. 26, 2019 @ Jamestown
    38480: Part 2 - Strategies Mar. 5, 2019 @ Minot

    Session 4 (Select one):
    38481: Part 3 - Online eWalks Mar. 13, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38482: Part 3 - Online eWalks Mar. 13, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE
    38483: Part 3 - Online eWalks Mar. 27, 2019 (AM) @ ONLINE
    38484: Part 3 - Online eWalks Mar. 27, 2019 (PM) @ ONLINE

  8. Incredible Years - Teacher Classsroom Management
    • The Teacher Classroom Management program is a prevention program to strengthen teacher classroom management strategies and promote children's prosocial behavior and school readiness (reading skills).
    • It is divided into 5, full day workshops, spread out with time in between each workshop so that teachers have time to practice the new skills they are learning. The program has been shown in control group studies to reduce classroom aggression and noncooperation, and promote peer interaction, school readiness, and enjoyment with school activities. It focuses on ways teachers can effectively collaborate with and support parents' school involvement, and promote home-to-school consistency. 
    • The Teacher Classroom Management Program is useful for teachers, teacher aides, school psychologists, and school counselors.

    • 2 Credits Available through VCSU (optional) **Must attend all 5 days to get credit**

    When registering, please select one opportunity from EACH of the 5 required sessions below.

  9. NDMTSS: Developing Pathways for Academics (MTSS Year 1)

    This training is intended for leadership teams, designed utilizing the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at the school, classroom, and student level. Emphasis will be given to translating current educational research into practice to help schools maximize resources and outcomes for all students. Examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring will be identified as well as specific interventions and curricula to address problems at a systems level. 

    Presenter, Wayne Callender, is an author and national RTI Consultant who has worked at the State, district and building levels improving educational outcomes.

    On-site visits will be held in March and April; TBD 

    Two continuing education credits are available through VCSU 

    When registering, please note that session 1, session 2, session 3, AND session 4 are all required.



    Cost of Training

    Team Registration Fee = $3000/school team up to 6 participants. PLUS $120 per additional participant


  10. NDMTSS: Evaluating Your System (Year 2)
    This training, intended for school lead teams, will focus on innovation of the NDMTSS model with emphasis on:
    1. Data collection and disaggregation
    2. Data-driven decision making
    3. Problem solving for student, classroom, and system levels

    Two continuing education credits are available through VCSU

    When registering, please select ONE option from Session 1, session 2, session 3, AND session 4.

    It is strongly encouraged to register for the same location for each session (i.e. all Valley City or all Devils Lake).

    Session 1 (select one):
    38775: Evaluating Your System - Day 1 @ Valley City
    38778: Evaluating Your System - Day 1 @ Devils Lake

    Session 2 (select one):
    38780: Evaluating Your System - Day 2 @ Valley City
    38781: Evaluating Your System - Day 2 @ Devils Lake

    Session 3 (select one):
    38782: Evaluating Your System - Day 3 @ Devils Lake
    38783: Evaluating Your System - Day 3 @ Valley City

    Session 4 (select):
    38785: Evaluating Your System - Team Meetings


    If you receive an error message when attempting to register that reads "This session is restricted to a specific location.", this means there is not a signed MOU on file for your school. In order to open registration for your school, please email Jennifer Glasheen at jennifer.glasheen@K12.nd.us to request an MOU for this training. Once MOU is complete, registration will be open and available for your school to register.

  11. After School Quality Coaching Program

    The After School Quality Coaching Program seeks to increase the quality of out-of-school time programs in North Dakota through the implementation of a systematic coaching model. The book study and coaching training sessions (along with YPQA training) will teach about the coaching model and train on the use to observation checklists for coaches to use with teachers in programs. 

    1 credit is available through VCSU for those who attend all sessions

    When registering, please select all seven sessions. The book study meetings are required to fulfill the hours of the credit opportunity. 


  12. Dakota TESOL Conference

    Teachers from North and South Dakota will gather to participate in continuing education sessions highlighting the latest research-based best practices in the field of English Learners. The populations served by EL teachers are diverse and always changing. At this year's Dakota TESOL Conference we'll take a look at "The 6 Principles" which are a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching and learning of English as a new language. They are universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory. 

    Presenters will be John Segota, Laetitia Mizero, and Terri Medina.

    One continuing education credit will be available through VCSU. 

     

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  13. PTESS - Tough Kids: Responding to Challenging Behaviors

    Tough Kids - Responding to Challenging Behaviors with Tricia McKale Skyles, Safe & Civil Schools

    Positive Reinforcement Delivery Systems; Behavior Influence Principles; and Strategies (Behavior Momentum, etc.)

    1. Understand basic principles of behavior modification

    2. Analyze strategies to mitigate challenging behaviors

    3. Create and implement strategies to mitigate challenging behaviors

     

    When registering, please select ONE session. Location and date are the differing factors. 


  14. PBIS Tier 1 Booster Sessions
    Sessions are designed using data and focused on supporting schools to reach full implementation of PBIS Tier 1 Schoolwide Expectations. Focused topics and team work time built in. A "booster"  training involves reviewing the critical elements, establishing clear implementation goals to improve school-wide outcomes and supporting teams who may be earlier in implementation.

    You have the option to select EITHER or BOTH sessions from below.

  15. December PBIS Tier 1 Booster Sessions
    Sessions are designed using data and focused on supporting schools to reach full implementation of PBIS Tier 1: Schoolwide Expectations. Onsite structured work days with focused topics and work time built in. 

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