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2017-18 Regional Offerings

Workshop Offerings

  • Technology Learning Cooperative
    • September 1, 2017 – 3D Printers
    • September 6-7, 2017 – Aviation and GPS/GIS (Drone training)
    • September 12-13, 2017 – ComD/Embroidery Machine
  • I Am Resilient Suicide Prevention Curriculum
    • October 23, 2017
  • Grades 2-3 Steve Dunn Shared Reading
    • October 17-18, 2017
  • SLDS 101 (State Longitudinal Data System – Introduction)
    • September 13, 2017
  • SLDS 201 (State Longitudinal Data System – Putting Action Into Practice)
    • November 2, 2017
  • SLDS 301 (State Longitudinal Data System – A Deeper Dive Into Reports) –
    • January 31, 2018
  • Beginning Teacher Workshop (Instructional Rounds – 1st/2nd year teachers)
    • November 3, 2017
    • November 27, 2017
    • January 24, 2017
  • Criminal History Record Check/Audit Training
    • November 8, 2017
  • NWEA MAP Training
    • November 27, 2017
    • November 28, 2017
  • College/Career Reboot
  • Math: Prioritizing the Standards (Grades 6-12)
  • The NESC offers data analysis supports related to the ND state assessment, NWEA MAP and AIMSWeb.  Additionally, the NESC can assist schools in building a culture of meaningful and consistent data usage through the Data Utilization Project leadership workshop series and the Taking Action with Data all-staff, workshop series.  Learn more:
  • NDMTSS (ND Multi-Tier System of Supports) Offerings:
    • November 15-16, 2018 – Leading Your Instructional Coaches
    • January 19, 2018 – Leadership Overview
    • January 19, 2018 – Renewing Our Commitment
    • March 5-6, 2018 – Building Your System
    • April 4-5 and May 3, 2018 – Building Academic Pathways
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Workshop – Learn More
    • Contact Erin Lacina to schedule a workshop
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools Workshop Series – Learn More
    • Contact Erin Lacina to schedule a workshop


Regional In-Services

August 18, 2017 Regional Fall In-service

  • Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Support Staff, & Administrators
  • Debbie Silver Keynote Presentations: Engaging All Learners and Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Reimagining Education – Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders (Kayla Delzer, Presenter)
    • Flexible Seating/Genius Hour (Kayla Delzer, Presenter)
    • ALICE Active Shooter Training (John Maritato, Presenter)
    • ‘I Am Resilient’ Suicide Prevention (Tom Nitschke, Presenter)
    • Mental Health: The Impact on Children and What Teachers Can Do to Help (Lisa Johnson and Barb Miller, Presenters)


January 15, 2018 Regional Winter In-service

  • Lake Region State College, Devils Lake
  • Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Support Staff, & Administrators
  • 8:30-11:45 AM –  Tara Brown Keynote Presentation ( Unleashing the Power of Positive Connections  
    • LRSC Robert Fawcett Auditorium
    • “To get into their heads, we must first get into their hearts.” There is no doubt that the 18″ from their heart to their heads is a rite of passage every adult must navigate in order to truly impact struggling youth. Humans are ‘hard-wired’ to connect and it is through these connections that humans will thrive and excel. In this inspiring keynote address, Tara will share parts of her journey from coast to coast working with both hard core gang members and hard core rednecks in her own hometown and how she successfully engaged and motivated them to work harder and dream bigger. She will provide research-based insights into the role that emotions/stress play in learning, and what at-risk youth wish every adult understood about them.
  • 11:45 AM -12:45 PM – Lunch 
  • 12:45-4:00 PM –  Tara Brown Keynote Presentation ( Mindset, Resiliency and Grit: 3 Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Youth
    • LRSC Robert Fawcett Auditorium
    • The mindset of a student plays a HUGE role in how they are impacted and respond to academic challenges, struggles and setbacks. For under-resourced youth, this is even more critical to be able to assess because they often hold many inaccurate beliefs about intelligence, setbacks and academic success. Adults need to fully understand how one’s mindset dictates behavior, decision-making and effort in order to reframe and reshape a student’s belief on their ability and intelligence. Helping student’s understand how to positively address academic struggles, negative mental dialogue and the ability they possess to create new neural pathways through consistent effort is beyond empowering. Resiliency and grit increase as a mind shift occurs through positive connections and reframing flawed beliefs. It can truly be life altering for many students who inaccurately believe that intelligence = academic success. Cultivating a growth mindset is critical for success in both school and life and this session will equip adults with the ability to relay this information in a way that kids will be able to understand and incorporate throughout the school year.
  • 12:45-4:00 PM – Using the ND Native American Essential Understandings
    • LRSC Dining Hall
    • This workshop will give an overview of the work that has been done with elders to create this important document as well as the progress with the ND Department of Public Instruction’s Phase III of rolling out the Understandings in North Dakota’s schools. The workshop will be interactive with time to look at each Understanding in both small and large group settings as well as time to engage with the elder interviews and lesson resources.  (
    • Session facilitators: Dr. Scott Simpson and Sharla Steever, Essential Understandings Project Leads (


For more information, contact NESC Director of Professional Learning and Operations, Erin Lacina: or 701-662-7650.