Legislative Alert! HB 1318 to eliminate REAs needs your voice!

House Bill 1318 attempts to completely eliminate Regional Education Associations (REAs) - the SEEC is one of eight across the state. REAs provide high-quality programs, services, professional development, and solutions that support districts, school leaders, teachers and students - both in the SEEC and across North Dakota.


The SEEC has been working with the other seven REAs to futher communicate wih all members - superintendents, princpals, teachers, school boards and other stakeholders to request support through email, phone calls, letters and testimony.


If you'd like to reach out to your legislators and share your experiences with the SEEC, and other REAs, please click here for more information on how to do so.


Other websites you can watch to see updates on bills affecting education are listed below:

Did you know?
The SEEC is redesigning its website and wants your input!

The time has come for the SEEC to update its site and make sure its working FOR YOU! We want to make sure that we are providing what you need and that it is easily accessible when you need it.

Tell us what you use, what you wish we provided... THINK BIG. The more we know, the better we can research and find the best solution. www.ndseec.com

Please take a couple minutes to complete this quick 5-question survey. Take the survey!
Fargo's District Activities Director Receives National Award.
Congratulations to Fargo Public School's District Activities Director (pictured center), who received the National Federation of State High School Associations 2016 Citation Award for outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics. Olson is one of eight across the nation who were recognized.  Read more...

Beginning Teachers receive time-effective training + collegial collaboration
Beginning Teacher Network reaches nearly 40 first-year teachers

"I feel like I have learned a lot, been given ample amounts of resources, examples, websites, handouts - all of which I keep near when planning and preparing (and have shared with other teachers in my school."  -- Elementary Teacher, William S. Gussner Elementary, Jamestown

The Beginning Teacher Network's (BTN) intent is to provide an additional layer of support and just-in-time professional development for first-year teachers, but the most important component is an opportunity for collaboration and collegial discussion among the new teachers. The activities and conversations are timed to parallel the immediate concerns the new teachers are facing.  BTN offers three, day-long sessions spread out to help when teachers need it. 

Data Use Standards
Public Schools 
ND ESSA Plan Draft

Data, to say the least, can come I many different forms and used in a multitude of different ways. With so much data being collected in education, it is understandable how people can feel overloaded or confused about what is being collected, when is the collection happening, and about whom is it being collected on.
These confusions can lead to the use of inaccurate or misrepresentative data to make decisions... and we DO NOT want that, EVER!
Help is out there! It's time to ease the confusion.

Superintendent & Elementary Principal Jerry Waagen and High School Principal Jim Bear hone in on their "tight-knit" district.
With a collective 51 years of experience, Waagen and Bear bring an great deal of knowledge to Montpelier which is why it isn't surprising that they are implementing some great things in its schools.

The draft ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act - plan for North Dakota is available on the N.D. Department of Public Instruction's website.
Many teachers, administrators and others have been working on this since Spring 2016 and now it's open for feedback.
If you have comments, questions, concerns, please forward them to any member of the ESSA team.
Save the Dates!

ND Afterschool Summit
Feb. 22, 2017  |  N.D. Heritage Center, Bismarck
We're one month away from our 2nd Annual Afterschool Summit. This year we'll focus around social and emotional learning. 
Subscribe to our mailing list to get Network updates and Summit Information.

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  |  Dakota Medical Foundation, 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 opens Feb. 1, 2017!

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.

Upcoming Trainings & Events
Click individual events for more details

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

Feb. 1
Program Advisory Committee - 11am-2pm, SEEC Conference Room, Fargo
Feb. 2
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Algebra - 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) - Geometry - 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

March 9
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Functions - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
March 10
ND Colony PLC - 9am-3pm, Sundale Colony, Milnor
March 14
Principal Advisory Committee - 9am-2pm, AmericInn, Valley City
March 22
Just in Time Math (Grades 9-12) - Statistics/Probability - 8:30am-3:30pm, Jamestown MS Rm 137
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
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