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Technology Learning Cooperative (TLC)


The Technology Learning Cooperative (TLC) is part of the ND Career and Technical Education Emerging Technology project that began as a High Tech Initiative in the late 1980’s. Emerging Technology consortium groups consist of 6 to 20+ schools that rotate a variety of technology based equipment between the member schools in the consortium. This rotation concept enables schools to share the cost of equipment and keep expensive equipment in-use as it rotated and shared from school -to-school.  The High Tech equipment is now being used by students and teachers year round, rather than it growing outdated on a shelf when a school or particular class is completed using it within their lessons and/or curriculum.

Member Schools (22):

Dakota Prairie (Petersburg)
Devils Lake High School/Central Middle School
Four Winds
Lake Area Career & Technology Center (Devils Lake)
Midkota (Glenfield)
Midway (Inkster)
Mount Pleasant (Rolla)
New Rockford/Sheyenne
North Star (Cando

TLC Information and Resources:

  • TLC Training: Training and in-services are offered to the teachers who use equipment the
    equipment in their classrooms. Training may be in a group or individualized setting.  Upcoming
    opportunities for training are available here.

TLC Management Team Meeting Dates:  The Management Teams meets following the October, February and May NESC Board Meetings.  Meeting time is typically at 1:30 p.m., and the board meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

TLC Management Team:

Jeff Hagler, TLC President / Superintendent, North Star Public School
Jay Slade / Superintendent, Dakota Prairie
Jeff Olson / Superintendent, Four Winds Public School
Kevin Baumgarn / Superintendent, Mt. Pleasant
Christa Brodina / Director, Lake Area Career & Technology Center
Jennifer Carlson / TLC Director & NESC Executive Director
Jamison Brekke / Regional Technician, NESC/TLC
Hillary Kostuck / Business Manager, NESC/TLC