Laying the Foundation (LTF) – National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)

The Laying the Foundation (LTF) portion of National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) was kicked off in June 2015 and, after receiving extremely positive feedback from participants, successful 2016, 2017, and 2018 events were held. The NDDPI and NMSI have secured the dates and location for the Summer 2019 LTF event.

Career Explorer Seminar

The Career Explorer Seminar is a hands-on professional development opportunity for teachers, counselors, and administrators. High school instructors, counselors, and administrators are invited to experience new and emerging technologies in fields such as electronics, administration, and health care.

This four-day event will highlight the latest technology used in the academic areas listed: Electronics, Humanities, Criminal Justice/Management, Health, Energy, Administrative Assistant, HVAC, and GIS/Engineering Technology.

June 3 – 6, 2019 — Seminar at Bismarck State College- See full schedule on our website.


STEMergy on the Western Edge
ND Collaborative Spring Conference of NDCTM and NDSTA
Hosted by Dickinson Public Schools and Dickinson State University
March 14 – 16, 2019

On the campus of Dickinson State University

Register Here and search for STEM Conference on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Journey 2050 Online Course

This course will take the teachers on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Journey 2050 is an online simulation that will allow educators to make decisions on a virtual farm and witness their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. Teachers explore and understand the core question, “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” They will complete their own online Journey 2050 module and a career exploration lesson with students during the course. The lessons introduce and utilize the 5E Instruction Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Online February 12 to April 17. $50 NDSU Credit fee.

Online “Grow with STEAM”

This course will provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning, that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems with the application of STEAM. Participants will also explore opportunities for art to naturally fit into the STEM arena as an applied subject. Choose and present three lessons to students, from selections presented by the instructors. Lessons shall incorporate community connections, suggested videos, current literacy connections, power points, etc. to enhance delivery and strengthen STEAM and Project/Problem Based Learning aspects. $50 credit fee NDSU

PPB Weekly Webchat: Flipped Classroom: Feedback Session (K-12)

We’re taking time to reflect on our month of flipping. Share what you’ve tested or are thinking about doing. Come with questions, ideas, resources, or a lesson to share. Chats every Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm CST.

PPB Weekly Webchat: Flipped Classroom: Creating Your own Content (K-12)

The next step in our flipped classroom journey: creating your own content. When you can’t FIND a video to use for instruction, it’s easier than you might think to MAKE your own. We’ll talk tools (Screencast-o-Matic, Screencastify, ShowMe) and tips for making the most of your videos. Whether you’re flipping, doing blended learning, or stations, join in and share how you make video magic. Chats every Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm CST.

PPB Weekly Webchat: Flipped Classroom: Simple Tech to Start the Flip (K-12)

Anyone can flip their classroom, incorporate blending learning, or build better stations with these simple tech tools. Learn how to maximize your teaching time with EdPuzzle and Google Forms. Create simple assessments with ease for station worKindergarten, blending learning, or full-on flipped classroom. We’ll demo these tech tools so you’re ready to test a lesson next week. (Really- they’re that easy!) PPB Weekly Webchats every Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm CST.

PPB Weekly Webchat: Virtual Play for Greater Student Inquiry (K-12)

Connect your classroom to spark inquiry, access information, and add a layer of excitement. Using simple -FREE- tools, learn how, when, and why to connect your class to virtual resources. Teacher Andria Rogers will share her journey using Mystery Skype to expand her classroom and deepen engagement. We’ll also check out FlipGrid Pals and a variety of virtual reality resources to connect your students to the world outside your classroom walls. PPB Weekly Webchats every Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm CST.

PPB Weekly Webchat: Flipped Classroom: The How & Why (K-12)

November’s Thursday feature is all about flipped classroom. Students love that content is differentiated for their pace and learning styles; parents love knowing what their student is learning; and teachers love getting to spend more time helping students apply knowledge. Experienced flipper and High School math teacher Cory Loveless shares strategies and best practices to help you get started. Whether you’re already flipping or just getting started, join this conversation for tips & tricks to maximize the flip. PPB Weekly webchats every Tuesday & Thursday at 4pm.