February 2021
Learning is happening all around us.
As we continue hosting and facilitating what we included on the 20-21 NDMTSS training calendar, we want to make sure we are communicating back the results we're seeing. This issue will provide a bit more insight into what participants can expect to gain by engaging in NDMTSS as well as participant feedback on their knowledge/skill growth as well as how they can put their learnings into practice.

Data says a lot - we all know that - and we want to take a moment to share some with you!
Below you'll see two training recaps: Foundations of Reading Instruction & Intervention and Technical Adequacy Tool for Evaluation & an update from CASEL on its definition of SEL, framework, and competencies.

June 8, 9, 10 - 2021
Save the date and watch for more info coming.

Take a peek at what training has been held this year!

Impact of Foundations of Reading on Instruction, Intervention & Assessment
Session 1
“I thought it was very beneficial because it ties everything together and it is doable and practical. Looking at what we have and what we are doing or not doing to match with the students' needs.”
Instructional Coach
Jamestown Elementary School
"The training was overall extremely beneficial and really got me thinking about how to best implement effective reading strategies in my classroom."
Elementary Teacher
Bowbells Public School
Session 2
“I think we have a better understanding of what we need to add to our assessment plan to help teachers identify instructional interventions to be used with different students.”
Anonymous Comment
"I feel I have a better understanding of how often and who the screeners should be given to assess individual student skills."
Anonymous Comment
Session 3

“The training is so valuable. It dives deep into all areas of intervention I need to work on as I continue with the students in Title I reading, as well as supporting teachers if they have questions on kids as we look at data each benchmark.”
Special Education Teacher
Stanley Elementary Teacher
TATE Training Provides Educators with Knowledge & Skills to Identify Improvement Areas of FBAs & BIPs
CASEL Updates Framework, Definition, Competencies, and creates a Theory of Action
The Conference Planning Committee is interested in hearing from YOU!
Take a moment to share your insight and submit ideas on format, topics, presenters, etc.
Special Education Literacy Resource Available
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction - Special Education, has recently released “Improving Literacy through Self-Regulation: On the 5’s,” a free resource guide to use with children of all ages.
On the 5’s” provides brain breaks to help youth calm, focus, and engage in learning. For some youth, self-regulation and social emotional skills can be very difficult to master. This resource guide can help adults and children interact through calming activities that can be done in 5 minutes or less.
 “On the 5’s” is made possible through the North Dakota Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant for children ages birth through grade 12. Please feel free to distribute this resource to anyone who helps your child: family, friends, daycares, coaches, teachers, etc. 

For more information about the free resource guide as well as training opportunities, please call the Office of Special Education at 701-328-2277.
Jennifer Glasheen
South East Education Cooperative
Lyndsi Engstrom
Central Regional Education Association