Did you know?
The SEEC has been awarded AdvancED accreditation!

On February 21, the SEEC received a letter from AdvancED announcing that it has been awarded accreditation stating we are committed to continuous improvement and pursuit of educational excellence.

SEEC's accreditation is valid through June 2022. Until then, the SEEC will continue to engage in the responsibilities required of all institutions to maintain accredited status outline in the AdvancED Accreditation Policies and Procedures.

A huge thank you goes out to all of our member schools, stakeholders, partners, communities and all those who support us and help us continue our work so we can all provide the best education available to the students of North Dakota.
SEEC Afterschool Day on the Hill receives visit from Governor Burgum!
On March 9, the N.D. Afterschool Network brought out-of-school-time programs and students to capitol hill in Bismarck to educate and show legislators what happens during out-of-school-time and how it has impacted them. A special visit from Governor Burgum was a great surprise, plus Lieutenant Governer Sanford invited all the students to the Senate and House balconies to watch the session in action. Click here to read more, check out photos on Facebook or visit www.ndafterschoolnetwork.com.

Februarys 11 buzzworthy edtech tools
 ND Afterschool Network wraps up three great events
 Helping English learners break through language plateaus

City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes


N.D. Legslative Updates

Building Effective Systems for Student Success
7th Annual N.D. MTSS Conference scheduled June 5-7!

I have spent the past month or so mired in some of my favorite work - that of developing Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) - visiting SEEC schools, looking at data and processes for evaluation, planning for the 7th Annual ND MTSS Conference in June, contributing to the writing of the new MTSS grant, and introducing Intensifying Instruction - a new training developed to support effective instruction at all levels - Tier I, Tier II and Tier III - and I am convinced, THIS IS THE RIGHT WORK!

As I reflect on a variety of discussions and observations with teachers, principals, leadership teams, and state and regional leaders about the best way to develop systems that support ALL students - behaviorally and academically - some consistent messages emerge...

Data Champion 
Part 2
Enderlin Public

EL Strategies for Mainstream Teachers

Springing into Data Season
March is here.. Spring Break, Spring Training. What's on your mind?

Spring training in baseball is much like the few weeks before school starts - a time where players (teachers) are able to develop new skills, meet new players (teachers), and for some to get used to a new team (school/district). 

Let's take some time so you can get acclimated to your team's situation in regard to its use of data. 

Overseeing nearly 300 K-12 students in Enderlin for the past five years, Supt. Tom Rettig started in the education world because of his love for math, basketball, running and the urge to share his enthusiasm with others.

With a supportive staff and a very proud superintendent, Enderlin has tackled implementation of reading tiers, MTSS and technology advancements.

EL Go To Strategies | April 6-7
Participants learn the how to adapt mainstream teaching strategies to help ELs understand the academic language necessary to be successful in mainstream classes.

For example, most teachers use graphic organizers with students to build understanding of a concept. However, ELs need to learn the language required to transfer the ideas from the graphic organizer into sentences and paragraphs.
Save the Dates!

Healthy Schools Summit
March 30, 2017  |  Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo
Get your Groove on at the 2017 Summit with keynote M ichelle Hillier, Groove EDGEucation.  Discover movement and leave with strategies that can be easily used in schools to engage students in learning. Emphasize on the WHOLE child, build community and teamwork in classrooms and get examples of how to integrate movement into subject areas!

BONUS  - Exclusive access to NEW Groove Online Teacher Resource Library!

Following the keynote you'll have the option to continue into PAL (Physical Activity Leader) training: a dynamic, cutting-edge professional development for physical education and activity champions!

PLUS - a fun extra event will happen the evening before, Wednesday, March 29, at Concordia's Olson Forum Gym, where Michelle and other local community partners will lead an active evening for the ENTIRE FAMILY! More details to come... watch the Healthy Schools webpage at  www.ndseec.com/healthyschoolssummit

EL Go To Strategies
April 6-7, 2017  |  Jamestown 
Create scaffolded, yet rigorous & relevant lessons for ELs. Hands-on experience with instructional strategy resources for teachers of ELs (K-12) that connect English language proficiency levels, assessments and research-based principles. Read more...

N.D./S.D. Colony Conference
June 1-2, 2017  |  Watertown, SD
Welcoming all colony teachers from North and South Dakota to participate in a mini-conference specific to the unique needs of Hutterite colony teachers. Get ready to hear from nationally-known speaker Jill Jackson and get a copy of her book "How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text" Visit  www.ndseec.com/ell for more information coming soon.

7th Annual ND MTSS Conference
June 5-7, 2017  |  Holiday Inn, Fargo
We're back and ready for another great year to dive into Multi-Tier System of Supports across North Dakota. The planning committee is working diligently to find the best speakers and topics to provide you the support, resources and guidance you  need to make MTSS a success in your schools.  Registration will open April 1.  www.ndmtss.org/ndmtss-conference-2017

N.D. Out-of-School Summer Conference
Aug. 1-2, 2017  |  Avalon Events Center, Fargo
Mark your calendars and get ready for another fun-filled conference complete with a red carpet... because "You're the Star!" The planning committee is busy booking fantastic keynotes and breakout session presenters. Registration will open May 15. Watch www.ndseec.com/21ccclc for more information.

Upcoming Trainings & Events
Click individual events for more details

PowerSchool Winter Workshops Available January - April - Full schedule here.

March 22
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Statistics/Probability - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
March 24-25
ND STEAM 2017 Conference - Minot State University
March 28, 29
Improving Academic Literacy - 8am-4pm, Elementary, Richland/Jamestown | Secondary, West Fargo
March 29
Healthy Schools Family Night - 6:30-8:30pm, Olson Forum Gym, Moorhead
March 30
Healthy Schools Summit  - Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo

April 6-7
ELL Go To Strategies  - 8am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS, Thompson Rm
April 19-20
Math Science Partnership Core Team  - 8am-5pm, Skills & Tech Center, Fargo

Save the Date

June 1-2 ND/SD ELL Colony Conference - Watertown Event Center, SD
June 5-7 ND MTSS Conference - Fargo Holiday Inn
June 6-8 Metro Tech Camp - Liberty Middle School, West Fargo
July 17-19 Metro Summer Project- Based Learning (PBL) Institute 101 - Minneapolis
July 24-26 Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work Institute - Minneapolis
Aug. 1-2 ND Out-of-School Summer Conference - Avalon Events Center, Fargo
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