January 2021
Kicking off a New Year!
Take a breath and be proud of what you've accomplished!

Here we are at the end of 2020 - what a year! We are amazed at the commitment of educators, leaders, teams, support staff - all of you together - working to develop, implement, and/or ensure you are continually improving your system by staying engaged.

We have had tremendous turnout and participation in ALL our training opportunities and are proud to continually be a high-quality professional development resource you turn to as you focus on creating the best system of success for ALL students!

Virtual Series (4, 2-hour virtual sessions)
Feb. 16 | Feb. 22 | March 2 | March 9
See below for Session topics

Coming to you VIRTUALLY!
June 8, 9, 10 - 2021
Save the date and watch for more info coming each month.
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.
Simle Takes a Holistic Approach to Behavioral Health
Back in October, Simle Middle School was recognized at the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event, hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum. Simle was presented with the Pioneer Award "for implementing a holistic system of care for student behavioral health where every employee in the school is trained to identify unmet needs in students."

Take a look at this story to see how Simle Middle School emphasizes intervention as an approach to provide students with social-emotional/behavior support in school.
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