2017-18 Regional Offerings

Workshop Offerings

  • Technology Learning Cooperative
    • 3D Printers – September 1, 2017 – Register here!
    • Aviation and GPS/GIS (Drone training) – September 6-7, 2017 – Register here!
    • ComD/Embroidery Machine – September 12-13, 2017 – Register here!
  • Grades 2-3 Steve Dunn Shared Reading – Learn More
    • October 17-18, 2017
  • SLDS 101 (State Longitudinal Data System – Introduction) – Learn More
    • September 13, 2017
  • SLDS 201 (State Longitudinal Data System – Putting Action Into Practice) – Learn More
    • November 2, 2017
  • Beginning Teacher Workshop (Instructional Rounds – 1st/2nd year teachers) – Learn More
    • November 3, 2017
    • November 27, 2017
    • January 24, 2017
  • Criminal History Record Check/Audit Training – Learn More
    • November 8, 2017
  • Leading Your Instructional Coaches (NDMTSS workshop) – Learn More
    • November 15-16, 2017
  • NWEA MAP Training – http://tinyurl.com/NWEAtrainingDevilsLake17
    • November 28, 2017
  • 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: http://www.ndeda.k12.nd.us/

  • NDMTSS (ND Multi-Tier System of Supports) Offerings: http://www.ndmtss.org/
  • 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 (Kayle 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
  • Administrators – Email Karen Plummer a list of staff members to be registered by the NESC for this event, including first name, last name, email address and preferred sessions.  (Karen.Plummer@nescnd.org)
    • Registration Deadline: December 20, 2017
  • 8:30-11:45 AM –  Tara Brown Keynote Presentation (http://theconnectioncoach.org/): 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 (http://theconnectioncoach.org/): 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.  (https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/IME/IndianEducation/Essentialunderstandingproject/
    • Session facilitators: Dr. Scott Simpson and Sharla Steever, Essential Understandings Project Leads (https://www.tie.net/about-us/staff/)



For more information, contact NESC Director of Professional Learning and Operations, Erin Lacina:

Erin.Lacina@nescnd.org or 701-662-7650.