NESC newsletter
March 2021
NESC ConnectEd
NESC ConnectEd virtual lessons
every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 3:45-4:15 CT!

There's more!
Guest teaching artists
April 26, 27 & 29
Save the dates!

This project is supported in part by a grant from the ND Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The NESC at a Glance
It's Time for the NESC SCRUBS Camp!
The NESC 2021 Virtual R-COOL-Health SCRUBS Camp will take place March 25th! More than 600 fifth and sixth grade students and their teachers from across the NESC region are registered to participate! WOW!

Participating schools will have access to the SCRUBS Camp content after the live event date! More information will be shared following the event. The continued learning and curriculum enrichment opportunities are plentiful!

We look forward to sharing our event highlights in next month's newsletter!
Members at Work
Student Artists Share Their Learning
Midkota and Devils Lake Central Middle School students participated in the NESC's ConnectEd March lessons led by teaching artists from the ND Council on the Arts. They've shared a few samples of the projects from those sessions, and we couldn't love these more! March arts lessons connected the ND Visual Arts Content Standards with career exploration and community partners.

In addition to Midkota and CMS, recent regional partners in our arts enrichment work have included Langdon, Tate Topa, Mount Pleasant-Rolla, Prairie View, Rolette, and Sweetwater Schools! The range of art skills being displayed is diverse and impressive! The students have explored foundational skills, horizon lines, 3D, cartoons, and more. We are eager to see what the April lessons produce! Thanks to all of the educators who are committing to the ConnectEd program with their students!
Virtual Job Shadow Enhancing Teaching and Learning
Virtual Job Shadow is a college and career exploration and preparation resource available to all NESC Grade 7-12 students and their educators. This robust online platform is available to you FREE OF CHARGE through our regional license.

Staff at Devils Lake and Minnewaukan Schools are incorporating this tool into their work with students as they help them to become Choice Ready. Here's a peek into how they're making the most of this opportunity!

  • VJS is incorporated into whole-class and/or small-group career lessons (either as the main feature or as introductory or closing activities)

  • Students complete the career cluster/interest survey and review aligned career videos

  • VJS has been blended into 21st CCLC programming as a STEM and career exploration resource

Do you need assistance implementing
Virtual Job Shadow?
Ms. Katie Crofutt, Rolette Principal, was named NDASSP's 2021 Region 2 Secondary Principal of the Year! Congratulations, Ms. Crofutt!

In April we will celebrate School Librarian Appreciation Day and Assistant Principal Week. Thank you for all that you do for staff, students and families!

The NESC/UND National Science Foundation Grant, Project ExCEED, was recently featured on North Dakota Today! View the segment here!
NESC Learning Opportunities
Join the NESC, SEEC and Marzano Resources
for virtual professional development!
The NESC and SEEC are excited to be able to offer ongoing, informative and engaging professional development in partnership with Marzano Resources! We have a series of FREE webinars for you and your staff as part of our continued commitment to statewide support of instructional leadership and impactful teaching and learning frameworks.

All ND educators welcome!
*Webinar recordings will be available for two weeks; shared with those registered.
April and May webinars
These sessions address questions we commonly receive from the field regarding standards based learning. There’s something here for everyone regarding learning progressions and quality assessment!

NESC Educators:
This series is applicable to the NESC 2020-21 Cafeteria Graduate Credit.
Workshop contacts: Erin Lacina (NESC) and Jennifer Glasheen (SEEC)
NEW Literacy Workshop:
Book Clubs

  • June 1-2, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT

Cost: FREE for NESC educators!

No material/curriculum purchases are required.
  • Workshop materials will be provided to participants by Steve Dunn and the NESC.

Registration will open soon!

This workshop is made possible through the Native Youth Community Project Grant from the US Department of Education.
Book Clubs
Virtual workshop for
ELA teachers of Grades 3-8

View the workshop description here:
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
Apr. 8-9, 2021, Mandan

Apr. 9 - May 21, 2021

Jun. 7, 2021

Jun. 8-11, 2021

NDMTSS Virtual Conference
Jun. 8-10, 2021 (Save the dates!)

Jun. 15-17

Jun. 23-24

Jun. 29-30, 2021 (Save the date!)

ND Indian Education Summit
Jul. 15-16, 2021 (Save the dates!)

Sept. 10, 2021

Sept. 1 & Sept. 17 (Registration opening soon)

Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 (Registration opening soon)

Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 14, +2 coaching calls Nov. & Jan. (Registration opening soon)

Past NESC Workshops - Continued Support
Expand your knowledge and use of the Virtual Job Shadow platform!
Our NESC regional license makes this resource available to all NESC member schools - FREE OF CHARGE - for all Grade 7-12 students and their educators!

  • General Demo
  • CTE Implementation
  • Special Education Implementation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Implementation
The NESC supports schools through leadership and collaborative opportunities.

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