Get ready!
2021 Regional Fall In-service
Friday, August 20

We welcome Karen Flories &
Chelonnda Seroyer to the NESC!
You Need These Materials
For Friday's Presentations
  • Your 10:30, Chelonnda Seroyer keynote handout --------->

  • Your own device to join Zoom (1 person per device per room)

  • Notebook & pen
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Join Zoom starting at 8:15 AM!
We will begin announcements at 8:30 AM!
The first keynote session will begin at 8:45 AM!

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Friday, August 20th Event
Participating Districts
Devils Lake
Four Winds
Pingree-Buchanan (Individuals)
St. Joseph
The NESC has registered the districts' educators with the help of the administrators! 
In-service Location
  • We're connecting virtually! Your administrator will direct you to the appropriate, local physical location.
  • Use this Zoom link (also noted above).
  • Please sign on individually (one participant per device).

8:15 AM
  • Sign on with this Zoom link (also noted above).

8:30 - 8:45 AM
  • Welcome and announcements

8:45 - 10:15 AM
  • Keynote presentation by Karen Flories, Equity Through Expert Noticing
  • Small group breakout sessions included
  • Be prepared to turn on your camera and mic!

10:15 - 10:30 AM
  • Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Keynote presentation by Chelonnda Seroyer, Effective Classroom Management

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Optional Follow-up Workshop
1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Chelonnda Seroyer will be back for a follow-up workshop to her morning keynote. Registered participants will begin to design their classroom management plans under Ms. Seroyer's leadership!
  • Sign on with this Zoom link (also noted above).

Equity Through Expert Noticing
(8:45 - 10:15 Keynote)
What does it mean to be an expert noticer?  Expert noticers observe and respond to patterns of information that are not noticed by novicesTeachers make on average 1,500 decisions each and every day. Experts are able to recognize fundamental notions and core principles so they are able to see “beneath the surface” and recognize significant issues that might escape the attention of the less trained eye (Johnson, Uline, & Perez, 2011). This session will focus on examining some of the inequities that exist in the area of classroom assessment and how we can respond to those inequities through ensuring students have access and exposure to surface, deep and transfer learning partnered with focused and timely feedback.

Effective Classroom Management
(10:30 - 12:00 Keynote)
School-wide management strategies will be shared, helping staff ensure that the school day runs smoothly and instructional time is maximized. Procedures that will be developed and implemented will include (but are not limited to) arrival, dismissal, make-up work, substitute teachers, class and activity transitions, etc. Management techniques will be discussed within the context of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, focusing on the importance of a structured environment as it pertains to student growth and development.
Staff will be encouraged to identify areas that are currently causing them to have “less than effective” management issues within their classrooms. Seroyer will provide staff with ideas and resources that they can use to assist them as they work towards addressing these issues and creating a structured learning environment that will ensure that their students feel safe and that their instructional time is maximized. The ultimate goal is to understand the value of a well-managed classroom and to walk away with tools to develop customized and highly effective classroom management plans.

Meet the Keynote Speakers
The NESC is partnering with Valley City State University to offer graduate credit to member educators.

The 2021 NESC Regional Fall In-service hours can be applied towards a graduate credit, however additional workshop hours from 2021-22 offerings must be paired with this in-service to reach the required 15 hours for 1 graduate credit.
VCSU registration and credit verification information can be accessed here:

For assistance with graduate credit contact