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 The High Tech equipment is now being used by students and teachers year round, rather than it growing outdated on a shelf when a school or particular class is completed using it within their lessons and/or curriculum.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
Lake Area Career & Technology Center (Devils Lake)
Mount Pleasant (Rolla)
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|