Did you know?
The SEEC recently received TWO grants - It's kind of a big deal!

Dakota Medical Foundation awarded the SEEC a grant for $62,700 to support innovative healthy school programming and technology in schools. About $40,000 of the dollars was used to purchase new, innovative wearable technology devices and software to be used at the 11 individuals school buildings participating in the SEEC's Healthy Schools pilot program. Read more...
The Bush Foundation granted the SEEC a $200,000 Ecosystem Grant in early December. These grants work to help create an environment for its programs and initiatives to be successful. Chosen organizations (39) proved to be ones that: provide critical data and analysis; spread great ideas and build capacity; advance public awareness and policy; and build and support leadership networks. Read more...
Congrats to Jamestown Supt. Rob Lech on being named ND Superintendent of the year!
The honor announced Wednesday by the ND Association of School Administrators comes after LEch was previoucsly  named Southeast District Superintendent of the Year and was selected from the four regional winners. Lech will be considered for national Superintendent of the year in March at the American Association of School Administrators meeting in New Orleans. Read more...
Happy Holidays from the SEEC family to yours

Staff Profiles
SEEC Website Redesign
We need your input!

Think back to your favorite memories of making something as a child. Chances are, whatever the memory, you also recall the feeling that accompanied creation: the joy of play and being in control of your project.
What is MakerSpace?
Why MakerSpaces?
MakerSpace Curriculum
MakerSpace Cardboard
MakerSpace Art Area
Learn what the YMCA of Cass and Clay counties put together for their staff and programs and make it work for you!

Do you have a MakerSpace?  

Through the AdvancED process we realized we really need to share with our members WHO WE ARE and WHAT each of us do.

So, we created staff profiles to help you learn about our backgrounds and why we LOVE working at the SEEC.

The SEEC will be redesigning its website and wants to make sure our end user, THAT MEANS YOU, are getting exactly what you need.
We are looking for input on the reasons WHY you come to our site, what we have that you LOVE, what you WISH we had, and possibly what we could do away with or reformat.
Any feedback is great and much appreciated. Thank you!

What to watch for in 2017!

Discipline vs. Destruction Webinar
January 10, 2017  | Online
Webinar will cover the following topics: Difference between discipline and destruction; cultural background on disciplinary techniques in the home; how techniques in the home contribute to behavior at school; development & implementation of a disciplinary policy in an afterschool setting; behavioral modification techniques to promote appropriate discipline afterschool. Watch www.ndseec.com/ndafterschoolnetwork for registration information.

Afterschool Network Listening Tour
January 2017
Throughout the month of January ND Afterschool Network Coordinator Becky Mueller will be traveling the state to visit with anyone who has a vested interest in out-of-school-time programming. Events are free and no registration is required. This is your chance to ask questions, relay obstacles, share ideas... Stops include Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, WIlliston, Dickinson and Bismarck. Click here for a full schedule.

ND Afterschool Summit
Feb. 22, 2017  |  Bismarck
We're already deep into planning the 2nd annual ND Afterschool Summit coming to the Bismarck Heritage Center in 2017! Mark your calendars today. Subscribe to our mailing list to get Network updates and Summit Information. Subscribers, watch your email for a bunch of awesome updates coming soon!

EL Imagine Learning Training
Jan. 19, 2017  |  Fargo
Session 1: Implementation Essentials (New to IL, no data)
Session 2: Data Analysis (Already received Sept. 2016 training, have data)
Imagine Learning is an engaging language and literacy software program that accelerates English Learning. Read more...

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...

Healthy Schools Summit
March 30, 2017  |  Fargo
The 2017 Summit has a different structure and will include a morning keynote with Michelle Hillier on Groove EDGEucation. Following her keynote you'll be able to choose a full day of PAL (Physical Activity Leader) training OR head into some Worksite Wellness breakouts.

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/healthyschools

Registration will open Feb. 1, 2017

PowerSchool winter workshops are available!
Prepare to Schedule workshops begin in January and will go through February. In March the build and load help days to assist in finishing your schedule will begin. If your school has used scheduling in the past and plans to use it this year, sign up for the Prepare to Schedule as soon as possible.

Upcoming Trainings & Events
Click individual events for more details

PowerSchool Winter Workshops Available January - April - See a full schedule here.

Jan. 10
Discipline vs Destruction Webinar
- Registration info coming soon and can be found at www.ndseec.com/ndafterschoolnetwork
Jan. 10
Principal Advisory Committee - 9am-2pm, The Loft at Agassiz, Fargo
Jan. 11
Program Advisory Committee - 11am-2pm, SEEC Conference Room, Fargo
Jan. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
- Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Bismarck
Jan. 13
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Session 3 - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Multipurpose Rm
Jan. 19
EL Imagine Learning Training - Session 1: 9am-12pm  |  Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm, Fargo

Feb. 1
Program Advisory Committee - 11am-2pm, SEEC Conference Room, Fargo
Feb. 2
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Session 4 - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
Feb. 6
Just in Time Math NEW Cohort (Grade 4) - Session 3 - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
Feb. 8, 9
Improving Academic Literacy - 8am-4pm,   Elementary, Oakes  | Secondary, Fargo
Feb. 9
Just in Time Math NEW Cohort (Grade 7) - Session 3 - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
Feb. 9
Administrators Meeting - 10am-1pm, AmericInn, Valley City
Feb. 14
Principal Advisory Committee - 9am-2pm, AmericInn, Valley City
Feb. 16
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Session 5 - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
Feb. 21 or 24
- Feb. 21 - Jamestown MS Thompson Rm
- Feb. 24 - Agassiz Rm 119, Fargo
Feb. 22
ND Afterschool Summit - 9am-3pm, ND Heritage Center, Bismarck
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