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  The High Tech equipment is now being used by students and teachers year round, rather than it growing outdated on a shelf when a school or particular class is completed using it within their lessons and/or curriculum.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 (21):

Dakota Prairie Public Schools (Petersburg)
Devils Lake High School/Central Middle School
Edmore Public School
Fessenden/Bowdon Public School
Four Winds High School
Lake Area Career & Technology Center (Devils Lake)
Lakota Public School
Langdon Area School
Leeds Public School
Maddock Public School
Midkota Public School(Glenfield)
Minnewaukan Public School
Mount Pleasant Public School (Rolla)
Munich Public School
New Rockford/Sheyenne Public School
North Star Public School (Cando)
Northwood Public School
Pingree-Buchanan Public Schools
Rolette Public School
Starkweather Public School
Warwick Public School

TLC Information and Resources:

  • TLC Training: Training and in-services are offered to the teachers who use 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:

Kevin Baumgarn , TLC President / Superintendent, Lakota Public School 

Christa Brodina / Director, Lake Area Career & Technology Center

Jeff Hagler / Superintendent, North Star Public School

Jeff Olson / Superintendent, Four Winds Public School

Jay Slade / Superintendent, Dakota Prairie

Jennifer Carlson / TLC Director & NESC Executive Director

Jamison Brekke / Regional Technician, NESC/TLC