June 2021
Less than 2 weeks away - Join us Virtually!
The Virtual Conference is coming up fast and furious... but there is still time to register. Only $100 / person and get LIVE and Pre-Recorded sessions PLUS access to recordings until September 30, 2021!

Don't stop scrolling... we have summer opportunities and 21-22 trainings open for registration + MOUs for Building Your System & Developing Academic Pathways.

June 3, 2021 (Virtual)

June 8-9, 2021
Leveraging Disruption: Reflecting, Refocusing & Reframing our System of Supports
Sessions will be recorded and available to participants through Sept. 30, 2021!
1 CEU will be available via Valley City State University.

How have the lessons we've learned over the past year can help us to refocus our efforts and emerge with stronger systems heading into next year? Join us to find out!

We have 15+ LIVE breakout sessions PLUS another great library of pre-recorded sessions coming your way to personalize your conference experience!

Conference sessions will cover the essential considerations for effective & efficient systems that lead to student success. Below are some of the sessions you'll get!
 
  • Simple Behavior Intervention Plans: Road Maps to Change Any Student's Behavior
  • Engaging All Students - Creating an Everyone Does Everything Culture K-12
  • Tier 1 Foundations: Standards, Scales and Assessments
  • Students with Disabilities: 504 and IEP
  • Leverage the SLDS for Efficient NDMTSS Data Use
  • Overview of MTSS for Behavior for Beginners and Experienced Implementers
  • Check In Check Out / Creating, Implementing, and Monitoring an Evidence-Based Intervention to Support Students with Behavior Challenges
  • The Knowledge Gap & Science of Reading
  • Accommodations, Modifications and Best Practice
  • A Multi-District Plan to Identify Characteristics of Dyslexia & Address Specific Needs of Learners
  • How to Get Your Mojo Back During COVID-19 - From Surviving to Thriving
  • Improving Student Success Through the Application of the ND SEL Network Social-Emotional Learning Goals and Scales
  • AND MORE TO COME!!
Feature Speaker Highlight
Don Kincaid, University of South Florida
Dr. Kincaid is a professor at the University of South Florida and a primary investigator on several projects related to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports including the Florida PBIS Project and the OSEP funded Center for PBIS.

Conference session:
Meet Your Breakout Session Presenters
Justine Gibbon (Title I Reading @ Kindred Elementary) &
Rachel Richtsmeier (Performance Strategist @ Northern Cass):
  • A Multi-District Plan to Identify Characteristics of Dyslexia & Address Specific Needs of Learners

Derryn Johnson (Professional Learning Specialist @ NESC):
  • Tier 1 Foundations: Standards, Scales, and Assessments

Nathan Anderson (Statewide Longitudinal Data System):
  • Leverage the SLDS for Efficient NDMTSS Data Use

Amy Frericks (Regional Special Education Coordinator @ SEEC):
  • Students with Disabilities: 504 and IEP
  • Accommodations, Modifications and Best Practice
  • Strategies for De-escalation: Tools to increase focus, engagement and productivity while preserving dignity and relationships

Lyndsi Engstrom (Director of Research, Design & Value @ CREA) &
Keely Ihry (Health & Wellness Coordinator @ SEEC):
  • Improving Student Success Through the Application of the NDMTSS Social-Emotional Learning Goals and Scales Part 1 and 2

Lyndsi Engstrom (Director of Research, Design & Value @ CREA):
  • Behavioral Health in Education: Resources and Opportunities Technical Assistance Center
ND SEL Network:
Exploration Events & June Summit
1 Session Left [June 3]
Mark Your Calendar!
- Turtle Mountain Community HS
- Nedrose
- Hazen
- Valley City

When? (Join via Zoom link above)
- June 3 @ 8:30am

What can you expect?
- What is the ND SEL Network?
- Lessons learned from members
- ND K-12 member learning journey
reflections/storytelling
This members-only Summit aims to
  • Present evidence of organizational progress [Explore]
  • Engage in inter and cross-organizational networking
  • Advance action/implementation plans

During the Summit attendees will have the opportunity to hear
  • Partner/Member Updates
  • Advancing Systemic SEL (ND Theory of Action, Equity Framework, Continuous Improvement and SEL)
  • Peer to Peer Consultancy
  • Member-Specific Planning
Summer 2021 Trainings Available
A New Perspective on Student Behavior & Learning
Graduate credit available!

1 in 4 children have been exposed to a traumatic event that may have a lasting impact on the well-being and functioning of students and their families. 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.

The VIRTUAL interactive workshop will leave you with a renewed commitment to reach some of the most vulnerable students and their families.

Virtual Workshop:
- June 21 - 25, 2021
- 9:00 - 11:00am each day
- Cost: $50

Graduate credit available!

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

Self-Paces Virtual Sessions
- June 25 - Aug. 2, 2021
- Aug. 2 Debrief & Resource
Review
- Aug. 3 Optional Coaching
- Aug. 4-6 Small Group
Teach-Back
Safe & Civil Schools
CHAMPS and
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
Registration opening soon!

CHAMPS:
VIRTUAL Training
- Aug. 19 | 8:00 - 11:00am
- Sept. 20 | 8:00 - 11:00am
- Oct. 20 | 8:00 - 10:00am
- Nov. 12 | 8:00 - 10:00am
- Dec. 22 | 8:00 - 10:00am

A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management - Classroom teachers who want to improve their current classroom management plan leads teachers through a process of identifying and maintaining the effective aspects of their current management plan while adding and/or strengthening any missing or less-effective aspects. CHAMPS can help any teacher manage student behavior more positively and effectively.

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
VIRTUAL Training
- Aug. 19 | 11:30am-2:30pm
- Sept. 20 | 11:30am-2:30pm
- Oct. 20 | 10:30am-12:30pm
- Nov. 12 | 10:30am-12:30pm
- Dec. 22 | 10:30am-12:30pm

Research-based and supplies high school teachers with the step-by-step guidance they need to design an effective behavior management plan. Learn proactive, positive strategies for curbing misbehavior and increasing student motivation + get forms, samples, and evaluation tools to aid in the effort.

Interested?
By completing this form it does not confirm your registration. Once registration is open, you'll receive direct communication to sign up! 
These are REGIONAL, VIRTUAL trainings via McGraw Hill, so please register ASAP as all sessions are capped at 50 participants!

If you have questions or a session you want to register for is full, please contact cheryl.hoggarth@k12.nd.us.

NEW EDUCATOR TRAINING:
Reading Mastery:
Signature K-2

Transformations K-2 Interventions

Corrective Reading:
Decoding

Comprehension

Connecting Math Concepts:

Corrective Math:

Reading Mastery:
Signature K-2

Corrective Reading:
Decoding
2021-2022 Trainings Open for Registration
Get Registered! | Sept. 1 & Sept. 17 (held again in January 2022)
Intended for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs or who are supervising educators who implement FBA/BIPs.

MEASURE quality of completed FBA/BIPs
IDENTIFY specific areas for FBA/BIP improvement

Virtual Series*:
- Sept. 1-15 | 2-hr online recorded content review released Sept. 1 and available through Sept. 15

- Sept. 17 | 1-3pm Live Virtual
*Series held again Jan. 3-19, 2022*
Get Registered! | Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 (held again in February/March 2022)
Ideal for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs, lead teachers, special educators, and educators who provide behavioral consultation to teachers.

ANALYZE evidenced-based behavior supports
IMPROVE FBA/BIP practice

Virtual Series* (1:30-3pm each session):
- Oct. 5 | Good Behavior Game
- Oct. 12 | Opportunities to Respond
- Oct. 19 | Self-Monitoring
- Oct. 26 | Check In Check Out
*Series held again Feb./March, 2022*
Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 14
+2 coaching calls (Nov. & Jan.)
Intended for district-level teams.
This training is designed to support the district, and in some instances, school building leadership teams, in creating the conditions for optimizing social-emotional learning through application of the NDMTSS Essential Components and continuous improvement. Investigation of the four approaches to SEL, evidence-based programs and practices supporting SEL, and translating current educational research to practice in an attempt to impact outcomes for all students. 

Leadership Teams will:  
  • Define Social-Emotional Learning
  • Understand CASEL competencies & associated skills.
  • Understand the four approaches to SEL;
  • Access and apply ND generated or National resources to advance implementation of the 4 approaches;
  • Identify evidenced-based programs and practices;
  • Apply the NDMTSS Essential Components as they relate to systemic SEL
  • Initiate the development of comprehensive systems-level planning and coordination of SEL
Virtual Series (8:30-11:30am): Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 14
+ 2 60min coaching sessions in November and January
21-22 MOUs now available!
Building Your System
This training, intended for school or district lead teams, will assist schools in determining their desired state of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need while monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction and/or goals. The training will empower teams to build an action plan to determine the resources and supports necessary to ensure every student is provided the opportunity to succeed.

Objectives:
- Understand the Essential Components

- Determine the appropriate structure to
begin the process in a school

- Identify current strengths within a school
system

- Begin the decision-making process


Questions?
Please contact Kayla.Durkin@k12.nd.us.
Developing Pathways for Academics
This training, intended for a leadership team, is designed to utilize the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at the school, classroom, and student level. Emphasis will be given to translating current educational research practice to help schools maximize resources and outcomes for all students. Examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring will be identified, as well as specific interventions and curricula to address problems at a systems level.

Objectives:
- Identify current gaps in student outcomes based on grade level data

- Evaluate appropriate pathways for students to increase academic achievement

- Develop strategies for solving problems at increasingly larger levels

- Increase awareness of evidence-based interventions and curricula


Questions?
Please contact Kayla.Durkin@k12.nd.us.
Evaluating Your System

This course is open to all teams who completed Developing Academic Pathways in the 2020-2021 school year.

This training, intended for school lead teams, will focus on innovation of the NDMTSS model with emphasis on:

1. data collection and disaggregation
2. data-driven decision making, and
3. problem solving for student, classroom, and systems level.

Monitoring practices will be developed to determine if the system is having a positive impact on student learning with a strong focus on fidelity and outcome data. Opportunities for collaboration and to observe MTSS in action within the cohort will be organized.

Objectives:
- Evaluate research-based interventions.

- Determine effectiveness of Placement Pathways

- Begin the process for assisting teachers in analyzing data for trends in student growth or stagnancy


MOUs have been sent to Teams that completed 20-21 Developing Academic Pathways training.

Questions or need an MOU resent?
Advanced Applications of Data-Based Decision Making

Invite Only to targeted schools who completed Evaluating Your System in the 2020-2021 school year.

The facilitated training days with Wayne Callender and NDMTSS Coaches will assist teams as they look closely at their most current benchmark data to determine the overall effectiveness of their MTSS process.

Teams will come away with an enhanced understanding of how to use their data to guide and strengthen their MTSS process to ensure all students succeed.

Objectives:
- Conduct effective data meetings

- Create Assessment Calendar

- Problem solve

- Reevaluate MTSS system

- Revisit walk to learn and, new student protocols


MOUs have been sent to Teams that completed 20-21 Evaluating Your System training.

Questions or need an MOU resent?
Jennifer Glasheen
South East Education Cooperative
Lyndsi Engstrom
Central Regional Education Association