Follow Us on Social Media!
February 17 Edition
NCEC School Spotlight

Turtle Mountain Community Schools
The administrators from the Turtle Mountain Community Schools (Turtle Mountain Elementary, Middle and High School; Ojibwa and Dunseith Day) have been meeting once a month to focus on aligning school improvement work across the five schools. 
Because the schools are governed by both federal (BIE) and state (ND) accreditation requirements, the reporting can be cumbersome, duplicative and time consuming. The group is working to streamline that process.

Dr. Michelle Thomas (district superintendent), Mr. Casey Sovo (BIE superintendent), Dr. Kellie Hall (Education Program Specialist), and Mrs. Shelly Hoerer (NCEC Professional Development Director) will be presenting their findings at the Cognia Leading the Way conference on February 23rd. 

Share your out of the box activities with us--Email Us Your Stories!
Professional Development
Register Now! ND Educational Hub Classes Starting Soon

Self-Paced Class Options
CLSD Literacy Coaches PLC Starting Soon
Literacy Coaches working in the CLSD grant will soon have a support group where they can share ideas, challenges, and successes.

NCEC will facilitate a Literacy Coaches PLC through the ND Educational Hub. The logistics are still in the planning stages, so if you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact Mandy McNeff.
Why Try & Resilience for Youth Training--Part II
Mark your calendar--the second half of the SEL trainings are set:
Why Try - February 19
Resilience for Youth - February 23

Contact Kaite for more information.

Stay tuned for these upcoming SEL-based bookreads:

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more SEL resources every Friday.
Behavioral Health Resources - Support for Education Personnel
The ND Behavioral Health Division has created a one-page resource for education personnel as a quick reference for services available through the department.

Resources highlighted include:

21st CCLC
After School Grant Opportunity
The ND Afterschool Network & ND Council on the Arts is offering a new grant opportunity open to afterschool & summer learning programs in ND to assist with offering arts programming or bringing in an art educator. Grants range from $500 to $2000 and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have a project in mind, contact Aimee to discuss the application process.

Join Guest Artists Nicole Gagner & Linda Roesch on Thursday, February 18th!

Grades K-2
  • Thurs., February 18 Career Exploration & Community Partners (Guest Artist / Facilitator)
  • Mon., February 22 Social & Emotional Learning 
  • Mon., March 1 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
  • Thurs., March 11 21st Century Skills & the 4Cs 

Grades 3-5
  • Tues., February 23 Social & Emotional Learning 
  • Tues., March 2 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
  • Mon., March 8 21st Century Skills & the 4Cs 

Grades 6-8
  • Thurs., February 25 Social & Emotional Learning 
  • Thurs., March 4 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
  • Tues., March 9 21st Century Skills & the 4Cs 
Student Supports
Virtual STEM Career Day Month
NCEC in partnership with Dakota College at Bottineau and the ND STEM Network will host the annual STEM Career Day Month virtually from March 15-April 1.

Schools will be provided materials for hands-on activities thanks to a grant through the ND STEM Network. Professionals from a variety of industries will share their experiences and what it takes to be in that career, then walk students through the activity via a recorded demonstration. The activities will be geared for 8th and 9th grades.

Contact Aimee to receive registration information.
WorkKeys Testing
The WorkKeys test qualifies students for the state scholarship when they score 5s on all three tests and meet all other scholarship requirements.

Be sure to allow time for students to retest before graduation if needed.

NCEC schools needing testing should contact Aimee or Mandy to schedule your date.