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December 16 Edition
NCEC School Spotlight
Bottineau Public School Collaborative Project
The Bottineau Public School K-12 Music Department recently held their annual Christmas Concert, only this time it was performed with no audience and recorded to stream online. 

The music students prepared for the concert as usual prior to the performance and then teamed up with Mr. Simpson's multi-media class to do the recording and editing.

Share your out of the box activities with us--Email Us Your Stories!
Professional Development
ND Educational Hub Classes Starting in January & February
Fall ND Educational Hub Report
The ND Educational Fall report is now posted. Highlights include:

  • 100% of Educators believed that their instructional practice will improve as a result of taking an Educational Hub Class
  • 94% of participants moderately or substantially believe that what they have learned during their Hub class will positively impact their students or people they serve
  • 98% of participants stated they would use information they learned in their Hub class in their practice
When Kids Say, "I'm not a Reader"
"I'm not a reader." It's a statement educators may hear too often.

Reading is a skill that anyone can grow to love, but for many kids an early negative experience may have stunted that growth.

SEL Task Force

NCEC has formed a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Task Force to research options for an SEL program that could be implemented across the region. Potential benefits for schools are a reduced cost if a regional license is purchased and support for professional development and implementation.

If you have suggestions or would like to serve on the task force, contact Katie Saykally for more information.
Family Engagement - Parents Lead Resources

The holidays can be a stressful time in typical years, but this year might be even harder because of the disruption in long-held family traditions.

Parents Lead has developed a family toolkit for parenting during the pandemic. It includes a 30-day calendar with activities for families to do together and conversation prompts like, "What ways is our family lucky?"

For more helpful links, see our list of MTSS Resources here.
21st CCLC News
3 Ways to Build Relationships in a Virtual Setting
Relationships are one of the most important pieces of the after school programs' success. But building and maintaining those connections is a challenge when kids have to attend virtually. Read how teachers can still make connections while virtual. 
Grades K-2
  • Mon., January 4 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
Grades 3-5
  • Thurs., December 17 Career Exploration & Community Partners (Guest Artist / Facilitator)
  • Tues., January 5 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
Grades 6-8
  • Thurs., January 7 STEAM & Problem-based Learning 
Student Supports
Career Exploration Tool Available for Students and Teachers
One of the things we are missing most here at NCEC is the time we used to have in the classroom with students.

Although not as fun for us, we still wanted to be able to offer a resource to our schools and students even if we couldn't present it in person.

The Career Exploration resource is an interactive tool that allows educators to work through a variety of career exploration tasks with students, or lets students work independently at their own pace.

If you have questions or suggestions, contact Aimee Erdman.
Virtual Career Fair Sessions Available on Demand

Individual Students: View past presentations HERE.