2019 NDCTE Annual Conference

North Dakota Council of Teachers of English

Pathways to Reading: Reconnect & Extend

The Pathways to Reading: Reconnect and Extend is a 3-day workshop for educators who have already attended Pathways to Reading Level I training.

The Reconnect and Extend workshop is an opportunity for educators to connect with other Pathways to Reading educators, reconnect their learning from Level I, and extend their learning in the science of reading.

RESP Members receive 50% discount at check-out.

1 Graduate Credit available (Must attend all 3 days), Lunch provided

Introduction to Picturing Writing

Workshop Details: Back by popular demand, this 3-day immersion into the Picturing Writing process will introduce teachers to the rhythm and flow of Artists/Writers Workshop and the power of pictures to improve student writing. Participants will experience the foundational Time of Day Descriptive Writing and Weather Poetry Units before moving on to a Research-Based Animal Poetry Unit. During this final inquiry-based unit of study, teachers will learn how to conduct visual and written research and conversely, how to embed facts within their images and written text. Armed with knowledge of Picturing Writing’s two-decade-long history of research findings documenting significant gains in student’s writing, their experiential understanding of the process, and examples of how Picturing Writing can be adapted to content area curriculum, teachers will leave excited and ready to facilitate the process with their students. No prior art experience necessary. Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: manuals, copy of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, DVDs, posters, and other resources. An estimated value of $375!

About the Presenter: Beth Olshansky is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy in Durham, New Hampshire and the creator of two evidence-based literacy models: Picturing Writing and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. Author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art book/companion DVD. Beth has also produced a wide range of instructional materials, both in print and on video.

9th Annual NDMTSS Conference

North Dakota’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (NDMTSS) is a framework that provides ALL students with the best opportunities to succeed academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally in school. NDMTSS focuses on providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals. Data are used to allocate resources to improve student learning and support staff implementation of effective practices.

The SEEC and MDEC continue to work to sustain and expand supports to ND schools developing MTSS through ongoing collaboration with the ND Department of Public Instruction, NDMTSS State Advisory Team, and our school partners. It is our hope that the NDMTSS framework, tools and professional learning opportunities that have been developed will continue to support ND schools and leaders as they continue to improve their system for all students. Visit www.ndmtss.org for more information, professional learning opportunities, and NDMTSS resources.

One continuing education credit is available through Valley City State University.

Early Bird Registration: $115/day (April 16 – May 10)
Regular Registration: $145/day (May 11 – 31)

Register here

North Dakota Literacy Association Summer Institute

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Mr. Schu
The First 15 Days of Writing Workshop with Kelly Boswell
Dynamic Small Groups with Carolyn Gwinn

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Grand Forks

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register.If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Devils Lake

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register. If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

 

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Minot

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register. If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

 

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Williston

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register.If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

 

NDSA Preparedness Training – Virtual Webinar via Skype

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.