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21st CCLC

February Edition

NCEC Spotlight

Congratulations to Principal Awardees

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Christy Lee, Westhope

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Brian Palmer, Bottineau

Two Elementary Principals from our region were awarded the NDAESP Bell Ringer Award.

The Bell Ringer Award was established by Clarence Corneil, the first National Distinguished Principal in North Dakota. He established this award during his long-time leadership in the NDAESP The award was originally called the "You Done Good" Award to recognize and celebrate accomplishments or contributions by association members. The award identifies those individuals who are nominated by their peers for their positive contributions, for making a difference, for "doing good."

Congratulations to Christy Lee from Westhope Elementary and Brian Palmer from Bottineau Elementary. NCEC is proud of you and all you do for your school and students!

Professional Development

NCEC Presents the ND Educational Hub at the Winter Conferences

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The NCEC Team spent time spreading the word over the last month about how the new statewide ND Educational Hub is up and running for educators across the state.

Kevin and Leah got a chance to head to Bismarck and present at all three mid-winter conferences for school administrators. The feedback received was extremely encouraging as work continues to build out the system providing educators convenient access to more PD and Trainings.

If you have any questions about the ND Hub, feel free to reach out directly to Kevin or Leah or simply email and they can help you out! 

School Counselor Coffee Chats

The first 10-15 minutes of each Chat will feature a SPOTLIGHT program followed by a more in-depth featured topic.

The Chats are designed to be engaging and interactive with the goal that School Counselors leave with the tools they need to design a comprehensive school counseling program that meet the needs of all students. 

Upcoming Topics:

  • Feb 28 - Career Ready Practices/Career Exploration - Kelly Pierce
  • Mar 14 - STOPit - Melissa Spelchen
  • Mar 28 - Yearly Scope & Sequence through the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors - Hatching Results
  • Apr 11 - End of Year Data Planning - Hatching Results

Please join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month! 

Register Here

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NCEC Regional Counselors Attend ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

Eleven Counselors from Anamoose/Drake, TGU, MLS, St. John and Westhope attended the ASIST suicide prevention training held in Minot the end of January.

LivingWorks ASIST teaches participants to provide a skilled intervention and develop a collaborative safety plan to keep someone safe and alive. Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks ASIST is the world's leading suicide intervention model.

For more information on suicide prevention training available in your area, contact Mandy McNeff.

ACT WorkKeys Data Webinar

Join us in this webinar to see an overview of ACT WorkKeys!

The focus of the webinar will be to prepare your students for the ACT NCRC Assessments of Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Dr. Bryan Williams from ACT, Inc. will provide an overview to accessing and making sense of the data produced by your students' participation in these assessments.

Information will be provided to those attending that can be shared with others in your school and district on the steps taken to create the reports. Validate what you are already doing and gain additional knowledge to support your students' success.

Register Here

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

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Principal PLC -- Future Dates TBD. Contact Tonya Hunskor for more information.

Fine Arts Education PLC -- Next meeting - 9 am to 2 pm -- April 20

  • COMING SOON! -- NCEC Arts Education Traveling Art Exhibit
  • The Arts Education PLC is planning a multi-school traveling art exhibit for the NCEC region with the goal that it will be displayed in rotating area schools. The five-week exhibit will kick off in Harvey the first week in April.

Music Education PLC -- Save the Dates!

9 am to 2 pm -- March 27 - TGU Granville & April 19, site TBD

Contact Katie Saykally for more information on the Music and Art PLCs.

Visit our website for updates on professional development being offered statewide.

Science of Reading

Science of Reading (SoR) Phase III Grant Submitted

The Phase III grant proposal for North Dakota Science of Reading initiative has been submitted.

In it, schools within NCEC will have the opportunity to engage in PD and training aimed at supporting secondary reading, building writing curriculum, and being trained on and implementing current strategies like LETRS, and more.

Additionally, all REAs across the state are working with districts to better marry the strategies of SoR with MTSS.

NCEC is working on meeting the specific needs of its member districts; requests and suggestions can be sent to Leah Johnson. 

Check DPI Science of Reading page often for updates and resources.

Student Activities

STEM Career Day on Hiatus for 2023

There will not be a STEM Career Day in March as previously planned.

Due to staff transitions in several departments at DCB and significant number of presenters unavailable, NCEC will not hold the event this year.

Save the dates! 

Marketplace for Kids is March 15 at DCB

Water Festival - April 19 & 20 at DCB and May 11 in Drake

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Site Coordinators' Corner

The next NCEC 21st CCLC Site Coordinator monthly meeting is Thursday, February 23 at 3:30 pm.  

Parent, Student, and Partner Surveys should be completed by March 1. Thank you for your help with this important data collection!

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