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In This Issue: March 4, 2022

Reading and Math Corps

It's time to register for next year.

CRACTC Updates

New T4 Summit Event

Understanding Indigenous Culture

Find out whats coming up this month.

Upcoming Events

TSS and SEL Network Save the Date.

Past Events

Day 2 of Foundations of Reading

CREA Administrator Meetings

Superintendent Advisory Meeting

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

  • Option 1 - 9:30 AM, Minot State University, Fischer Room
  • Option 2 - 11:00 AM, Virtual via Teams

Principal Meeting

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

1:30-3:00 PM CT, Virtual via Teams

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Take a moment this month to recognize and celebrate the amazing women in your schools and communities. The photos above are the faces of the women who help make CREA so special.

Reading and Math Corps


Register Your School Now!

North Dakota Reading and Math Corps are now accepting applications to become a host site for the 2022-2023 school year. Reading Corps tutors work 1:1 with K-3 grade students who are below proficiency 20 mins a day 5 times a week. Math Corps tutors work with grades 4-8 in groups of 2-3 students for a total of 90 mins a week. CREA will work with schools to hire tutors. Tutors and Internal Coaches (appointed by the school) will be fully training in the programs to ensure fidelity across the state.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Phillips at lindsey.phillips@k12.nd.uS

Math Corps Information
Reading Corps Information

CRACTC Updates

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22/23 Course Catalog and Registration Spreadsheet

WesternND CTC (CRACTC, GNWACTC, Great Western Network, and RACTC) has mailed out the course catalogs for the 2022-2023 course catalog. Submit your student's course selections for next year using this registration spreadsheet to

**Please note a change to the age restrictions for RACTC's Building Trades offerings on page 35. Students are not required to be 18 years old to enroll in a Building Trades course but may be required to be 18 to operate machinery with some companies during the apprenticeship phase if students chose to pursue that option.

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T4 Summit

CRACTC is partnering with Bismarck State College and Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy to bring T4 - Tools, Trades, Torque, and Tech to students within the following counties: Oliver, Mercer, McLean, Sheridan, Burleigh, Morton, Sioux, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Emmons, and Grant counties. To learn more about the event, view the flyer or visit the website to register.

............... T4 Event Schedule. ............. T4 Overview

Understanding Indigenous Culture in North Dakota Series

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CREA’s team of educators and professionals with lived experience continue to combine their personal and professional expertise in creating our “Understanding Indigenous Culture in ND” Series. In doing so, we hope to build awareness and a greater understanding of all North Dakotans and to support educators in their responsibilities to include Native American history and culture in their teaching. 

In addition to sharing reliable resources, we’re providing content in easy-to-understand, user-friendly, “bite-sized” portions. In February, we took a deeper dive into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (check it out here). This month, we’ll keep learning more about fellow North Dakotans and Indigenous Americans from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and the Spirit Lake Nation. 

Please visit CREA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts or our blog throughout the month of February to learn more! 

Upcoming Events

Trauma Sensitive Schools

Virtual Training

By understanding how trauma impacts students and adopting a trauma-informed approach, educators can play a crucial role in mitigating both the short and long-term effects of trauma. This virtual, interactive workshop will leave you with a renewed commitment to reach some of the most vulnerable students and their families.

June 6-10, 2022 - 9-11 AM CT

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Training of Trainers

Assist your school in meeting the mandated legislative criteria for mental health professional development in a meaningful manner with the TSS professional learning curriculum.

Self-Study - June 10-27 (coaching available upon request.)

Resource Review - June 27th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Small-Group Teach-Back Session - June 28-29


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NDSEL Network Summer Summit

Save the Date for the June NDSEL Network Summit!

More information is coming soon.

Click here to learn more or to fill out an NDSEL Network application.

Past Event Recap

Foundations of Reading

School staff met in Williston, Bismarck, Jamestown, and Minot for the 2nd day of Foundations of Reading. Presenter Shannon Harken discussed how assessing reading skills can help students succeed when data is used to help them improve. This 3-part series concludes on April 4th, 2022.

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