Did you know?
SEEC's grant to the C.S. Mott Foundation has been approved and we are happy to announce that we are an OFFICIAL Afterschool Network!
Congratulations are in order!

ND Choral Director's Award - Nicky Wathne, Griggs County Central HS
This annual award recipient is nominated by other ND American Choral Directors Association members who submit a letter discussing traits best describing why the individual should be considered including background information, recent and past accomplishments and personal experience with the individual.

Let's Move! Active Schools

Three SEEC member schools have been awarded the Let's Move! Active Schools National Award - the nation's top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. It celebrates a school's commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after-school physical activity. Only one other ND school, Kennedy Elementary (Fargo), has received this honor, and only 544 schools across the country in 2016! Congratulations to:
N.D. Multi-Tiered System of Supports:

A Framework for Success 
by Jennifer Glasheen, Director of Teaching & Learning (and part-time MTSS Coordinator!)
It's fall. It always amazes me how much work happens at the beginning of the year and never surprises me how happy we all are that there are two days off in October to catch our breath! How do we keep going at this pace all year long? Why would we want to? Simple. It's all about the kids! However, nothing is ever that simple!
Administrators, teachers, support staff and entire systems are spending a great deal of time and effort trying to do the work of school improvement, engaging in the conversation around how to work smarter and trying to answer some key questions:
  • How do we create a system where ALL STUDENTS can be successful?
  • How do we create a system where ALL TEACHERS can be successful?
  • How do we create a system where ALL INITIATIVES align to promote DISTRICT improvement and success?
  • How do we create a system where ALL RESOURCES and SUPPORTS are allocated to support these overarching school improvement goals?

We have been working on this work too!

Technology Tip
Meet the SEEC Governing Board
ESSA Planning Committee
Teacher Input needed!

Ready to create a makerspace in your school?
You've been hearing the words makerspace A LOT over the last year and we continue to see the idea pop up in articles, social media posts, you name it! So, now you have to think... is it something you can create in your school?  

We hope the answer can be YES!  So we've pulled together some great examples of how others have made it happen.

Have you created a Makerspace in your school? 

Lori Carlson, Barnes County North School Board Member
As a school board  member for 15 years, Lori Carlson has definitely shown a passion to putting forth effort to help make positive impacts on student education.

"I saw the great education my son was getting, but I also saw the deficiencies and I wanted to be a part of the solution."  

A group of teachers serving on the N.D. Every Student Succeeds Act Planning Committee is looking to hear your ideas, suggestions and concerns!

REPLY QUICKLY as full results will be shared at the full ESSA Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25!

Read the full letter for more information!

Teacher representatives:
  • Teresa Desai, Devils Lake
  • Andrea Fox, West Fargo
  • Cheryl Hager, Minot
  • Amy Neal, Minot
  • Mary Eldredge -Sandbo, Des Lacs-Burlington


"Infusing Academic Language in Content"
Nov. 9-10, 2016
Populations served by EL teachers are diverse and always changing. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, all schools have a vested interest to ensure growth in EL student performance. This recent legislation makes opportunities to learn about serving ELs in North and South Dakota even more urgent.  REGISTER TODAY!

ND Afterschool Summit
Feb. 22, 2017
We're already beginning to plan for 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.
You can also now follow the Network on Facebook!
Just in Time Math (Grade 4)
Upcoming Trainings & Events
Click individual events for more details

Oct. 18-19
MTSS Cohorts - (18 - Year 1, 19 - Year 2)
Oct. 27
K-12 EduTech & Microsoft Technology Symposium - Microsoft, Fargo
Oct. 24 or 25
Just in Time Math (Grades 4-8) - Fargo or Jamestown

Nov. 8, 9, 10
Beginning Teacher Network - Session 2 - Fargo or Jamestown
Nov. 14, 15, 16, 17
Just in Time Math (Grades 4-8) - Returning Cohort - Session 2 - Agassiz Rm 119, Fargo
Nov. 15, 16
Improving Academic Literacy (Elementary & Secondary)
Nov. 21
Culinary Skills IV (FACS) Scratch Cooking to Reduce Sodium - Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo
Nov. 28
Just in Time Math (Grade 4) - NEW cohort - Session 2
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