NESC newsletter
August 2020
The NESC at a Glance
NESC Professional Learning
Year in Numbers: 2019-2020
NESC staff continuously reflect upon quantity, quality, and impact of professional learning as we work to support schools' ever-changing needs. During the 2019-20 school year, the NESC facilitated 61 events/series comprised of 234 sessions and 406 hours, serving 3,393 educators in their growth journeys! Our staff assisted and learned along with 782 individual, NESC educators. Wow! Thank you for partnering with us! We look forward to what this new year will bring as we continue to work together!
Members at Work
The NESC staff members enthusiastically welcome you to the 2020-21 school year!

We congratulate you on all that you have accomplished over the past six months, and we cheer you on in your continuing acts of innovation, inspiration, and collaboration!

We all enter the new school year with an enhanced set of skills to support those we serve. The NESC is celebrating new virtual supports and creative learning opportunities as we will be welcoming
25 member districts, 35 schools, and more than 1,300 educators and 6,000 students into our programs and services this year! It's going to be a great year!
NESC Learning Opportunities
NESC Regional Fall In-service
August 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (virtual)

Check your email 8/13/20 for the Zoom link!
Nearly 800 NESC educators will be engaging in our Regional Fall In-service with Angela Maiers, exploring
A Return to School: A Return to What Matters Most!

Your school has access to Virtual Job Shadow! The NESC holds a license for all middle and high school students and all interested school staff members to engage with this career exploration tool! This can be a great in-person and distance learning support for college and career counseling services.

VJS is now offering free webinars tailored to specific learning communities, in addition to general informational webinars. Each guided tour takes approximately 20 minutes, and is a great first step to learn how this resource can empower your school.

For more information regarding your school's VJS access, contact
We have many professional learning opportunities in the works for 2020-21 including workshops for individuals, teams, and school systems.

  • Angela Maiers series
  • Steve Dunn literacy workshops
  • Beginning Teacher workshops
  • Playworks (recess) workshops
  • STEAM workshops
  • NDMTSS PBIS workshops
  • And more!

Dates and registration information will be released soon!

NESC Graduate Credit
The NESC is partnering with Valley City State University to offer graduate credit to member educators for NESC professional learning events.

NESC Partner & North Dakota Learning Opportunities
2020 ND PowerUp Health Conference
Sept. 11

Afterschool Quality Coaching Book Study
Sept. 16 - Oct. 21
Virtual (Free!)

SLDS Phase II Workshops for TSI & CSI Schools
Oct. 6 - Dickinson
Oct. 7 - Minot
Oct. 8 - Bismarck
Oct. 12 - Grand Forks
Oct. 13 - Fargo

NDMTSS - Foundations of Reading Instruction & Intervention
Nov. - Feb.

NDMTSS - Foundations of Reading - Coaching
Sept. - Mar.

NDMTSS - Enhancing FBAs & BIPs
Oct. or Feb. - Mar.

NDMTSS - TIPS Needs Assessment (Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools)

NDMTSS - Prevent Teach Reinforce Series
Jan. - Mar.

NDMTSS - Prevent Teach Reinforce Master Coach Series
Mar. - Jun.

Past NESC Workshops - Continued Support
Self-Care for Educators with Dr. Tina Boogren

The First Days of School with Dr. Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain with Dr. Marcia Tate

Safe and Civil Schools
  • The Tough Kid (presented for the NESC by Tricia McKale Skyles)
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Welcoming the Kids Back
The NESC supports schools through leadership and collaborative opportunities.

The NESC positively impacts schools' capacity to offer high-quality education.