August 2021
Welcome Back!
We hope you've had at least a moment to settle into the new year and meet some amazing NEW students and welcome back those from last year. We look forward to reconnecting with our teams as you all continue your systems work AND meeting new teams/faces throughout the year.

No matter where you are starting - there is something here to help! Scroll below to understand the variety of learning opportunities in all areas from Social-Emotional Learning, to Behaviors, to Academics.
If you aren't sure WHERE to start - please reach out to us!

Aug. 19 (recording available through Sept. 19), Sept. 20, Oct. 20, Nov. 12, Dec. 22
VIRTUAL

Sept. 1 & Sept. 17, 2021 OR Jan. 3 & Jan. 19, 2022
VIRTUAL

Sept. 13, Sept. 28, & Oct. 25 - Bismarck

Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, 2021 OR Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, 2022
HYBRID - Site facilitators will guide participants in Minot, Valley City, or Bismarck locations
while a remote instructor delivers series content.

Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 1/2/3 (Coaching Call), Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 5/6/7 (Coaching Call)
VIRTUAL

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 OR Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2022
VIRTUAL

Oct. 7., Nov. 4, Nov. 18 (call), Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 (call), March 24
VIRTUAL

Nov. 3, Feb. 25, June 7 - Jamestown

Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 (call), Jan. 20, Feb. 24, March 24 (call), March 31, April 13 VIRTUAL

Social Emotional Learning Strand
Learning Opportunities
ND SEL Network

This collaborative, ongoing space assists ND school representatives in sharing experiences, celebrating successes, and problem-solving perceived barriers related to the systemic implementation of SEL.

Network members receive support and tools in many ways including:
  • Summits to Connect & Inspire: Semi-annual collaborations for ND educators focused on SEL-targeted local innovations.
  • Resources Review to Research & Explore Quarterly selection and review of resources supporting evidence-based, best practices related to SEL implementation.
  • Coaching Calls to Engage & Advance: Quarterly, district/school-specific coaching to advance local goals.

Click here to join: 
Intended for district-level teams.

VIRTUAL Series (8:30-11:30am):
- Oct. 5 | 8:30 - 11:30am
- Oct. 26 | 8:30 - 11:30am
- Nov. 1, 2, or 3 | 60min. Coaching Call
- Nov. 30 | 8:30 - 11:30am
- Dec. 14 | 8:30 - 11:30am
- Jan. 5, 6, or 7 | 60min. Coaching Call
This training is designed to support the district, and in some instances, school building leadership teams, in creating the conditions for optimizing social-emotional learning through the application of the NDMTSS Essential Components and continuous improvement. Investigation of the four approaches to SEL, evidence-based programs and practices supporting SEL, and translating current educational research to practice in an attempt to impact outcomes for all students. 

Leadership Teams will:  
- Define Social-Emotional Learning
- Understand CASEL competencies & associated skills.
- Understand the four approaches to SEL;
- Access and apply ND generated or National resources to advance implementation of the 4 approaches;
- Identify evidence-based programs and practices;
- Apply the NDMTSS Essential Components as they relate to systemic SEL
- Initiate the development of comprehensive systems-level planning and coordination of SEL

ND SEL Network Summit

This members-only Summit aims to
  • Present evidence of organizational progress [Explore]
  • Engage in inter and cross-organizational networking
  • Advance action/implementation plans

During the Summit attendees will have the opportunity to hear
  • Partner/Member Updates
  • Advancing Systemic SEL (ND Theory of Action, Equity Framework, Continuous Improvement and SEL)
  • Peer to Peer Consultancy
  • Member-Specific Planning
21-22 Behavior Strand Learning Opportunities
CHAMPS (Elementary)

VIRTUAL Series
- Aug. 19 Recording available through 9/19
- Sept. 20 | 8:00 - 11:00am
- Oct. 20 | 8:00 - 10:00am
- Nov. 12 | 8:00 - 10:00am
- Dec. 22 | 8:00 - 10:00am

A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management - Classroom teachers who want to improve their current classroom management plan leads teachers through a process of identifying and maintaining the effective aspects of their current management plan while adding and/or strengthening any missing or less-effective aspects. CHAMPS can help any teacher manage student behavior more positively and effectively.

Safe & Civil
Schools
TWO training options. Choose CHAMPS for elementary OR Discipline in the Secondary!

Questions?
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom:

VIRTUAL Series
- Aug. 19 Recording available through 9/19
- Sept. 20 | 11:30am-2:30pm
- Oct. 20 | 10:30am-12:30pm
- Nov. 12 | 10:30am-12:30pm
- Dec. 22 | 10:30am-12:30pm

Research-based and supplies high school teachers with the step-by-step guidance they need to design an effective behavior management plan. Learn proactive, positive strategies for curbing misbehavior and increasing student motivation + get forms, samples, and evaluation tools to aid in the effort.

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Tier 1 PBIS: Schoolwide Behavior Expectations - VIRTUAL
Tentative Dates: Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28
All virtual half days from 8:30am - 12:30pm
Questions? Contact brandie.ulland@k12.nd.us.
Sept. 1 & Sept. 17
(held again in January 2022)
Intended for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs or who are supervising educators who implement FBA/BIPs.

MEASURE quality of completed FBA/BIPs
IDENTIFY specific areas for FBA/BIP improvement

Virtual Series*:
- Sept. 1-15 | 2-hr online recorded content review released Sept. 1 and available through Sept. 15

- Sept. 17 | 1-3pm Live Virtual
*Series held again Jan. 3-19, 2022*
Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26
(held again in February/March 2022)
Ideal for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs, lead teachers, special educators, and educators who provide behavioral consultation to teachers.

ANALYZE evidenced-based behavior supports
IMPROVE FBA/BIP practice

Virtual Series* (1:30-3pm each session):
- Oct. 5 | Good Behavior Game
- Oct. 12 | Opportunities to Respond
- Oct. 19 | Self-Monitoring
- Oct. 26 | Check In Check Out
*Series held again Feb./March, 2022*
21-22 Academic Strand Learning Opportunities
Audience: K-5 classroom teachers, Title teachers, special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, and administrators that wish to improve outcomes for all students in the area of reading.

This three-part learning series is designed to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students’ needs in reading.

Foundations of Reading also aligns with the Science of Reading and targets the FIVE BIG IDEAS OF READING: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary. It does this in three KEY areas: Instruction, Assessment, and Intervention.

Two Cohorts Available:
Cohort 1 (Fall 2021): Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Nov. 29
Cohort 2 (Spring 2022): Feb. 7, March 7, April 4
Building Your System
This training, intended for school or district lead teams, will assist schools in determining their desired state of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need while monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction and/or goals. The training will empower teams to build an action plan to determine the resources and supports necessary to ensure every student is provided the opportunity to succeed.

Training begins Sept. 13, 2021!


Questions?
Please contact Kayla.Durkin@k12.nd.us.
Developing Pathways for Academics
This training, intended for a leadership team, is designed to utilize the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at the school, classroom, and student level. Emphasis will be given to translating current educational research practice to help schools maximize resources and outcomes for all students. Examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring will be identified, as well as specific interventions and curricula to address problems at a systems level.

Training begins Nov. 18, 2021!


Questions?
Please contact Kayla.Durkin@k12.nd.us.
Evaluating Your System

This course is open to all teams who completed Developing Academic Pathways in the 2020-2021 school year.

This training, intended for school lead teams, will focus on innovation of the NDMTSS model with emphasis on:

1. data collection and disaggregation
2. data-driven decision making, and
3. problem solving for student, classroom, and systems level.

Monitoring practices will be developed to determine if the system is having a positive impact on student learning with a strong focus on fidelity and outcome data. Opportunities for collaboration and to observe MTSS in action within the cohort will be organized.

Training begins Oct. 7, 2021!


MOUs have been sent to Teams that completed 20-21 Developing Academic Pathways training.

Questions or need an MOU resent?
Advanced Applications of Data-Based Decision Making

Invite Only to targeted schools who completed Evaluating Your System in the 2020-2021 school year.

The facilitated training days with Wayne Callender and NDMTSS Coaches will assist teams as they look closely at their most current benchmark data to determine the overall effectiveness of their MTSS process.

Teams will come away with an enhanced understanding of how to use their data to guide and strengthen their MTSS process to ensure all students succeed.

Training begins Nov. 3, 2021!


MOUs have been sent to Teams that completed 20-21 Evaluating Your System training.

Questions or need an MOU resent?
Jennifer Glasheen
South East Education Cooperative
Lyndsi Engstrom
Central Regional Education Association