2024 Indian Education Summit – 10th Anniversary Celebration

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), Office of Indian/Multicultural Education and the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission are pleased to announce the 10th Annual North Dakota Indian Education Summit (NDIES). This two full-day event will be held at the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, ND on July 18-19, 2024. The NDIES is open to all ND educators and is designed to provide professional development and education on best practices in Indian education.

Check-in opens at 7:45am on Thursday. Continental breakfast will be available at that time. The welcome and introductions will begin promptly at 8:30am and the Summit will conclude by 5:00pm each day.

The registration cost includes two full days of dynamic keynotes, educational breakout sessions, cultural presentations, breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, handouts/resource materials, product vendor and information exhibitor booths, door prizes, and great networking opportunities. Single day rates are not available. Lodging is not included and is not arranged by Summit staff.

The Indian Education Summit is designed to provide professional development and education on best practices in Indian education and is open to all ND educators.

The event will include two full days of dynamic keynotes, educational breakout sessions, cultural presentations, breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, product vendor and informational booths, handouts/resource materials, valuable door prizes, and great networking opportunities.

Continuing Education: The NDIES is offering one continuing education workshop credit through the University of Mary for $45. The registration deadline for credit is July 19, 2024. You must make payment via credit card at the time of registration through the continuing education credit website as the University of Mary does not accept checks. Students are able to access the workshop through University of Mary Canvas Catalog or enroll for the GWC/CEU workshop by following the Direct Course link. The Canvas Catalog system will not allow students to register without making payment.

If you have any questions not answered by the following resources (items will be linked when details are finalized), please contact the Indian Education Office.

ND Roughrider Health Conference – “Let the Health Adventure Begin”

Greetings from the North Dakota Roughrider Health Promotion Association Board! We are heading back to MEDORA, where we will be celebrating our 38th year of the conference with the theme “LET THE HEALTH ADVENTURE BEGIN.” The conference dates are May 28th – May 31st, 2024

Most schools have funding, and it might be possible for your school to send a team to the Roughrider Conference. The ND Dept. of Health and Human Services is hoping to have grant money available again this year. That said, registration for the Roughrider Conference is open, and we can take payment at any time.

We are pleased to announce we have “JON LOKHORST-YOUR BEST LEADERSHIP- Increase team member engagement and closing the conference will be STEVEN IWERSEN-CHAMPIONS IN CHAOS – Strategies for success. The conference week will be filled in between with many other topics such as Digestive Health, Mental Health, Sleep Health, School Safety, Body Toxins, Hormone Health, School Management, Living Life, Managing Stress, Health Education, Obesity, Diabetes, Relaxation Techniques, Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness.

We do not have a team size requirement, as you can come solo. A big part of the Roughrider Conference is the school action plan; with the expectation that each school will implement it in a way that suits their community. You may take the conference for two credits as in the past. Get registered NOW for only $250 per person, so the first to register and send payment will be accepted in order.

The Roughrider website, NDROUGHRIDER.COM, has conference information, registration links, credit information, schedules, testimonials, pictures and videos of past conferences, etc. We have secured a Roughrider special rate of $126.50 per double occupancy. Call and reserve your rooms early if you plan to attend. (1-800-MEDORA1) and ask for the Roughrider room block. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested. We wish you a great school year and hope to see you in Medora. Rod Volk-Roughrider President

Bakken Human Trafficking Summit

Human Trafficking exists in North Dakota. The agencies, service-providers, and individuals working to address this issue face many challenges: educating the public, apprehending offenders, supporting survivors, and working towards prevention. The 4th Annual Bakken Human Trafficking Summit will focus on a variety of topics related to sex and labor trafficking, sexual exploitation, and more. This event, organized by North Dakota-based nonprofit 31:8 Project, features several keynotes, breakout sessions, and panel discussions to better inform the community about sex and labor trafficking in Western North Dakota. Our event speakers will include: law enforcement, healthcare professionals, human service representatives, and survivors of human trafficking.

The event takes place on May 21-22 in Minot, ND at the MSU Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located at 500 University Ave W.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Attendees will have a mid-day break to get lunch on their own. Continuing Education credit and hours available for professionals attending the Bakken Human Trafficking Summit. This event is open to the public. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, discretion is advised. Scholarships are available. E-mail programs@318project.org to learn more about scholarship tickets availability.

There will be a social for attendees on the evening of Tuesday, May 21st.

Medical professionals, faith groups, law enforcement, human service providers, hospitality workers, business owners, parents/guardians, educators, service clubs, government officials, and other community groups are invited to attend as we work together to learn about the issues facing the region and the action steps we can take moving forward.

Driving Math Success Through Intentional Unit Planning

Calling all North Dakota teachers!

The NDREA is excited to announce a NEW Math professional learning series for Spring/Summer 2024: Driving Math Success Through Intentional Unit Planning, facilitated by Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad!

The primary audience for this series is K-12 Math classroom educators.  We encourage you and your Math supporting staff to attend!  Further support for Driving Math Success Through Intentional Unit Planning will be available Fall 2024 through leadership coaching from Dr. Lang-Raad.

This offering is supported by the ND Department of Public Instruction and is part of the NDREA’s work to assist schools in enhancing Effective Math Instruction across the state.

Sessions are offered in Fargo AND Bismarck:

May 1, June 19-20 BISMARCK

May 2, June 17-18 FARGO

Session 1: Join us at our Math Summit for an engaging kick-off workshop tailored to redefine the success parameters of math education. Immerse yourself in an exploration of high-yield strategies and 10 essential design questions crucial for cultivating a thriving math classroom. This unique event is designed with a backwards design approach, offering you a glimpse into the dynamics of a successful math classroom, complemented by actionable strategies that aim to transform your teaching methods. Prepare to set a strong foundation for unit planning with an insightful journey from envisioning the peak of math teaching success to mapping out the actionable steps to get there in our June session. Whether you’re in the East or West, gear up for an engaging experience that will empower you with the tools and insights to inspire a love for math in your classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with fellow educators and begin shaping the future of math education!

Session 2: Enhance your math instruction and planning with our Unit Planning Mastery workshop, specifically designed for math educators striving for the highest standards of excellence. Over the course of two days, engage in deep dives into strategic unit planning and constructing a year-long proficiency calendar, while also developing effective assessment tools, all aligned to the new North Dakota math standards. These standards highlight crucial math attributes aimed at solving real-world problems and boosting reasoning skills, placing a significant emphasis on establishing strong numeracy foundations for sophisticated problem-solving abilities. Participants will conclude the workshop having mapped out their first unit plan and equipped with the expertise to sustain effective planning throughout the academic year, ensuring a transformative impact on their teaching approach and student outcomes.

Virtual: Complete as you go, as it complements the content provided during each of the face-to-face learning sessions.

To enhance and support your learning journey, we’re introducing an asynchronous online course. This custom course is built to complement both the kickoff in May and the unit planning workshop in June, providing an engaging repository of resources. Designed with the flexibility to fit into your schedule, this course includes preparation materials for the June session and extends its support beyond, with a focus on the development of assessment tasks directly aligned with unit plans. This course ensures that you will not only gain immediate insights and strategies from the workshops but also receive ongoing support to implement these strategies effectively, thereby maximizing the impact on teaching practices and student learning outcomes.

PREPaRE Workshop: School Crisis Prevention & Intervention for School Leadership Teams

The PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention & Intervention model has proven highly effective for schools committed to improving and strengthening their school safety and crisis management plans. Workshop 1, designed for school leadership teams, focuses on creating and revising a comprehensive school crisis plan. Workshop 1 is scheduled in a cohort model; to learn more and set up an informational session with B-HERO, click the title above or see the flyer for additional details. Please contact bhero.crea@k12.nd.us with questions.

23-24 PREPaRE Flyer