NDASRO 2020 Conference

The North Dakota Association of School Resource Officers (NDASRO) are holding their 2020 conference at Legacy High School in Bismarck June 17-19, 2020. Topics presented include resilience, social media, gangs, FERPA, SRO programs, vaping, CPTED, etc.

Christian Moore (Resilience) and Rick Wistocki (Social Media) will be keynote speakers. There are CEU credits available thru NDSU/UND. Continuing education credit for social workers and POST credit for law enforcement officers will be available as well.

Great training to keep abreast of current trends and solutions, network with other professionals from across the region, as well as other professions involved with school, student, staff safety in and out of our schools.

NDCEL Summer Conference 2020

The NDCEL Summer Conference is a great opportunity for educational leaders to network and learn from other educational leaders from across the state and country. This conference consists of three days of learning and networking activities that include keynote speakers, EdCamps, recreational activities, and breakout sessions that are focused around the needs of the participants. This is a great opportunity to end the school year and to start preparing for the year to come! At this year’s summer conference we will have Mark Scharenbroich from Nice Bike, Scarlett Lewis from the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement as Keynote speakers.

Fostering Resilient Learners (Book Read)

In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching.

Grounded in research and the authors’ experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors—a mental health therapist and a veteran principal—provide proven, reliable strategies to help you

Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom.
Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels.
Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to re-calibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles.
Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.

The class is offered through the NCEC Educational Hub. The online feature allows you to work week by week at your own convenience! Visit the website for the class syllabus.

Online Professional Development Program for the Lessons of Our Land Curriculum

*Online Independent Learning Opportunity*

The Lessons of Our Land professional development program provides teachers with a variety of learning opportunities to enhance their practice by incorporating and utilizing a culturally-responsive curriculum. As an educator, you will gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum and develop the necessary skills to help your students get the most out of their learning experience. Professional development participants will also have access to a safe, robust private forum where you can share your experiences and resources (including photos and videos), celebrate classroom successes, and discuss the challenges of teaching Lessons of Our Land. By participating in the professional development program, you’ll receive:

– Ongoing access to six sessions on video
– Downloadable PowerPoint presentations with practical exercises
– Exclusive access to the private discussion forum where educators can interact
– Reference materials will be added over time, including specific links to ILTF resources

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to become part of a larger community of learners and educators while maximizing the impact of Lessons of Our Land for your students. Individual one-year memberships are available for $100. Please inquire about pricing for groups or institutions.

Click the ‘Register’ button below to download the printable registration form. Questions about Professional Development may be directed to Nichlas Emmons, Program Officer at Indian Land Tenure Foundation via email (nemmons@iltf.org) or telephone (651-766-8999). Teachers will earn CEUs for their successful completion of the program from United Tribes Technical College.