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Intro to IT Essentials
Instructor: Ken Quamme
Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "Intro to IT Essentials to students. The course aligns with the IC3 industry certification. The course will introduce you to lab activities that will help your students learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy. The following concepts will be covered: computer hardware; computer software; using an operating system; word processing(Microsoft Word) functions; spreadsheet functions(Microsoft Excel); presentation software functions(Microsoft Powerpoint); networks and the Internet; electronic mail(Outlook); using the internet; and the impact of computing and the Internet on society.

IT Essentials
Instructor: Ray Hintz
Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software” to students. This course will cover all the lab activities associated with the Cisco Academy curriculum. Participants will discuss best practices, setting up the class, and practice with the available tools and equipment associated with the class. Participants will gain a teaching knowledge of all the major concepts covered in the course. The course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Participants who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Participants will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional topics include: laptops, portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills.

Cisco Discovery 1
Instructor: Ray Hintz
Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "Networking for Home and Small Businesses” (Cisco Discovery 1) to students. This course will cover all the lab activities associated with the Cisco Academy curriculum. Participants will discuss best practices, setting up the class, and practice with the available tools and equipment associated with the class. Participants will gain a teaching knowledge of all the major concepts covered in the course which include: Personal computer Hardware, Operating Systems, Connecting to the Network, Connecting to the Internet through an ISP, Network Addressing, Network Services, Wireless Technologies, Basic Security, and Troubleshooting Your Network.

Cisco Discovery 2
Instructor: Ray Hint
Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP” to students. Prerequisite is a teacher who has taught Cisco Semester 1 or who has completed the training: "Networking for Home and Small Business" (Cisco Discovery 1). Participants will discuss best practices for teaching the curriculum and for using the available resources and equipment associated with the class. The lab activities incorporated in the curriculum will be covered in this course. Participants will gain a teaching knowledge of all the major concepts covered in the course which include: The Internet and its Uses, Help Desk, Planning a Network Upgrade, Planning the Addressing Structures, Configuring Network Devices, Routing, ISP Services, and ISP Responsibilities.

Intro to Programming with Visual Basic
Instructor: Jeff McDowell
Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This is an Introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic.NET. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming, simple control and data structures, arrays, classes, recursive processes, and the use of text files. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs. The course focuses on user interfaces, program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. After completing this course, students will be able to create a simple Visual Basic .NET–based application based on the Windows Application template; use forms and controls to create a user interface; create and use variables and arrays; create and use Sub and Function procedures, including predefined functions; implement decision structures and loops by using conditional expressions; validate user input for fields, controls, and forms; apply object-oriented programming techniques to create classes, add methods, and add properties; resolve syntax, run-time, and logic errors by using the debugger.

Intro to Web Design
Instructor: Jay Wheeler

Date: June 1 – July 31
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
This course is designed for instructors who wish to offer a Web Design course to their students. The class will utilize curriculum developed by Microsoft. It is a complete, standards-based, single semester course on Web Design. The curriculum provides an extensive collection of creative teaching and learning materials that thoroughly span Web Design knowledge and skills and promote meaningful, real-world learning experiences. The modular design makes it adaptable to a wide variety of teaching scenarios. The curriculum includes learning experiences in: • Basic HTML • Modern Web features including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and interactivity • Web standards and accessibility • Creation of Web media using Microsoft Expression Studio • Planning, development, publishing, and evaluation of Web sites. The curriculum includes project-based learning in which students engage in the kinds of activities performed by professional Web designers, allowing them to develop problem-solving, communication and collaboration strategies needed for success in “real world” work. The curriculum utilizes Microsoft Expression Studio software to accomplish the course objectives.

Half the Sky
Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson
Date: June 3-4
1 credit, $50 + $20/NESC Members; $40/NESC Non-members
Location: Devils Lake, Lake Region State College
Time: 8:30 – 4:30

To register, go to: http://www.nesc.k12.nd.us/
This course will inspire students through amazing real-life stories of women acting as agents of change to reduce maternal mortality, gender-based violence, and sex trafficking. Students will examine how the impact of economic empowerment and education can break the cycle of poverty.

Picturing Writing
Instructor: Elizabeth Gross
Date: June 5-7
1 credit, $50 + $75 fee for materials|
Location: Bismarck
Time: 8:30 – 4:00
To register: Pre-registration is required.  Registration form can be downloaded at http://www.nd.gov/arts/whatsnew/images-pdfs/PicturingWriting-RegistrationForm13.pdf
To request a registration form or for more information, contact: Rebecca Engelman, Arts in Education Director, ND Council on the Arts, 701-328-7593, rengelman@nd.gov
Teachers will be introduced to an art-and-literature-based approach to writing that allows students to become proficient in two languages: the language of pictures and language of words. Read more http://www.picturingwriting.org/ Utilizing simple crayon resist techniques and quality picture books, teachers experience a language rich process that addresses learning standards while engaging students in a series of interdisciplinary, project-based units of study. This proven method is particularly engaging and effective for reluctant writers and struggling readers.

From One Dream, a Modern Treasure
Instructor: Maxine Trotter
Date: June 7-8
1 credit, $50
Location: Medora, Chateau de Moreau
Time: 8:30 – 4:30
To register, contact Maxine Trotter, rmtrotter@ndsupernet.com, or call 701-623-4355
Many dreams have been inspired by the beautiful Badlands. This two day workshop will expose the attendees to in-depth information and a unique experience as they enjoy the hidden gems in this Modern Treasure. An informal learning environment allows the attendees to form their own unique and memorable experiences. Attendees will attend all daily sessions held in various places around Medora such as State Historical Society Museum, Billings County Museum, Cowboy Hall of Fame, Theodore Roosevelt Park, and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. The course From One Dream, a Modern Treasure will present attendees with multiple, varied opportunities to explore and appreciate more fully the unique character and qualities of the people in our region. Information the attendees take back is unique and only the best for them and their students in 2013-2014.

Information Literacy and Research
Instructor: Steven Axtman
Date: June 10-111 credit, $50
Location: Devils Lake, Lake Region State College
Time: 8:00 – 5:00
To register, contact Steve Axtman.  701-328-3495 or saxtman@nd.gov
Information Literacy, what is it? How does it relate to research? Why is Information Literacy important? Who uses Information Literacy skills? Information Literacy and Research will focus on finding and evaluating reliable sources for student research. We will explore and compare searching the Internet and searching the library subscription databases. We will discuss searching techniques, source citations, information types, and plagiarism. Searching skills and online library resources will have a practical application to your classroom instruction and provide your students with reliable information to use for school research.

Information Literacy and Research
Instructor: Steven Axtman
Date: June 13-14
1 credit, $50
Location: Bismarck, Bismarck State College
Time: 8:00 – 5:00
To register: contact Steve Axtman.  701-328-3495 or saxtman@nd.gov
Information Literacy, what is it? How does it relate to research? Why is Information Literacy important? Who uses Information Literacy skills? Information Literacy and Research will focus on finding and evaluating reliable sources for student research. We will explore and compare searching the Internet and searching the library subscription databases. We will discuss searching techniques, source citations, information types, and plagiarism. Searching skills and online library resources will have a practical application to your classroom instruction and provide your students with reliable information to use for school research.

North Dakota’s Wars
Instructor: Erik Holland
Date: June 26-28
2 credit, $100
Location: Valley City State University
To register: Contact Erik Holland at 701-328-2792 or eholland@nd.gov
This summer the North Dakota Teacher Resource Coalition (NDTRC) is offering a three-day teacher institute (for 2 graduate credits from UND, NDSU or MSU) entitled North Dakota’s Wars: the Civil War and the Cold War. Based at Valley City State University on June 26-28, we will model lessons, protocols and the strength of field experiences to help you develop learning opportunities. By combining history, geography, and environmental studies in a learning cohort we will exchange ideas, approaches and experiences to strengthen our practical teaching and learning activities. This professional development opportunity will demonstrate team teaching, interdisciplinary curriculum development and implementation and the use of art and technology in strategies that engage students in meaningful activities. Participants will also become familiar with resources, tools, and information available through NDTRC and its members.

Nutrition Ed for the School Aged Child
Instructor: Julie Zikmund
Date: June 17-20
2 credit, $100
Location: Bismarck, Comfort Inn
Time: 9:00 – 5:00
To register: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/child/train/index.shtm, Deadline for registration is June 7th
This course focuses on nutrition issues affecting school-age children and their families. It examines how the school, family, and community influence a child’s nutritional health and provides the teacher with the background needed to teach nutrition with emphasis on strategies for bringing about behavior change. The course focuses on skill building in the area of using food in the classroom as a teaching strategy and investigates specific nutrition issues, such as societal and cultural influences on eating habits, body image and eating disorders, sports nutrition, and other nutritional concerns relating to school- age children.

GIS
Instructor: Tabitha Lang
Date: July 8-12
Time: 8:00 – 5:00
Location: Northbrook Center
3 credits, $150
$450 registration fee payable to EduTech.  EduTech and ND Career and Technical Education (ND CTE) are joining together to offer scholarships totaling $250 to the first 10 registrants (EduTech $100 and CTE $150). Email tabitha.lang@sendit.nodak.edu to submit your name for a scholarship.
Location: Online
To register: This event requires pre-registration http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/4537/
If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at
sendit.helpdesk@sendit.nodak.edu or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.231.1091.
Geospatial technologies have been identified by the current administration as one of the three highest growth industries in the US today. Learn how to incorporate the tools of this trade to support science, mathematics and geography! We’ll provide dozens of easy activities using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital cameras, and electronic probe ware mapped out in a geographic information system (GIS). GIS is the common space to analyze all these data in a single interface. GPS and remote sensed imagery provide context for concepts from geometry to algebra, chemistry to physics, or agriculture to business. These technologies open worlds of investigation in your classroom, after school clubs or science fair projects. This workshop will enhance your confidence in using technology to teach. What better way to learn these technologies than a project-based institute using these tools. Teachers taking the course will be certified to offer student credit when teaching these technologies at their own schools.

Let’s Go Outside – Youth & Teaching in the Classroom
Instructor: Cami Dixon
Date: July 9-10
1 credit, $50
Location: Fort Totten, Sullys Hill NGP
Time: 8:30 – 4:30
To register: contact Jennifer @ 701-662-8611, ext 331 by May 15

All Who Teach Children are Invited!

Great Books, Great Teaching
Instructor: Marj Bubach
Date: July 28-30
1 credit, $50
Location: Mandan, Seven Seas
To register: go online to NDCTE.org
From the classics to current bestsellers, "Great Books, Great Teaching" will engage teachers in sessions about books for both classroom use and pleasure reading. Great teaching will be the focus of our two national keynote speakers, Ryan Goble and Jim Burke, as well as the result of collaboration of the teachers attending the conference.

Summer Intensive Arts Integration
Instructor: Elizabeth Gross
Date: July 31 – August 1
1 credit, $50 + $50 for daily lunch, morning snack, and all materials and supplies
Location: Bismarck, Heritage Center
To register: http://www.nd.gov/arts/whatsnew/images-pdfs/SummerIntensiveApplication-13.pdf
Join Melanie Layne, Program Consultant for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education through the Arts Program, and ND Council on the Arts staff to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration.  Participate in arts-integrated lessons to see first-hand how arts-integrated instruction meets the demands of current learning and best practice without sacrificing the principles of how children learn best.  Examine engaging techniques for interpreting works of art to activate learning, build background knowledge and construct meaning while making authentic connections across the curriculum. Discover and explore methods for documenting and communicating arts-integrated instruction and student learning to various constituents, such as principals, schools boards and parents.

HELP – Temperate Forest
Instructor: JoAnn Schapp
Date: August 5-6
1 credit, $50 +$100 class fee + $50 book (book, optional)
Location: Minot, Roosevelt Park Zoo Education Center
Time: 8:00 – 4:30
To register: Contact JoAnn Schapp by phone, 728-6595 or joann.schapp@sendit.nodak.edu
This course is for teachers in elementary and middle schools who have an interest in learning about the various habitats and their ecology.  The topics discussed will be types of biomes, animal life and adaptations, ecology, impact on environment, and survival. The focus of this module will be an overview of key ecological concepts that will enable better understanding of the temperate forest.

2013 GeoFIT (Forestry Institute for Teachers)
“Classroom on Wheels” – a Traveling Tour for K-12 Teachers in Central North Dakota

Instructor: Marilyn Weiser
Date: August 5-8
2 graduate credits, $100
Location: Hazen
Time: 8:00 – 5:30
To request more information or to registration, please contact the North Dakota Geographic Alliance, Minot, ND, at (701) 858-3063 or
marilyn.weiser@minotstateu.edu; cell (701) 721-6248.
A four-day broad-based learning experience for K-12 leaders in education via a First Class charter bus, special access tours and dynamic presentations are offered in west central ND. The ND Geographic Alliance and ND Forest Service sponsor the Institute.  Each day will be spent with content rich, hands-on outdoor experiences, individual and group activities. Network with colleagues from all parts of the state and receive educational materials to utilize when school begins in the fall. 
Expert presenters from the Garrison Dam and Fish Hatchery, Audubon Wildlife Refuge, Knife River Indian Villages, Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Mandan, Cross Ranch State Park, Great Plains Synfuels Plant and the Freedom Lignite Mine will also provide resources for educators.  This adventure begins in Hazen. Step-on guides will interpret the landscape as we journey. Don’t miss this exciting geography, geology and forestry adventure!

STEM in the Classroom
Instructor: JoAnn Schapp
Dates: June 3-4
1 credit, $50 (credit and a stipend are paid for by a grant)
Location: Williston, Williston State College
To Register:
Contact Tim Morris, timothy.morris@minotstateu.edu or 701-858-3281
This course is an introduction to the MiSU STEM project for students who are practicing classroom teachers. Students will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project webpage during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

STEM in the Classroom
Instructor: Melissa Stanley
Dates: June 10-11
1 credit, $50 (credit and a stipend are paid for by a grant)
Location: Rugby, Rugby High School
To Register:
Contact Tim Morris, timothy.morris@minotstateu.edu or 701-858-3281
This course is an introduction to the MiSU STEM project for students who are practicing classroom teachers. Students will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project webpage during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

STEM in the Classroom
Instructor: Melissa Stanley
Dates: June 27-28
1 credit, $50 (credit and a stipend are paid for by a grant)
Location: Minot, Minot State University
To Register:
Contact Tim Morris, timothy.morris@minotstateu.edu or 701-858-3281
This course is an introduction to the MiSU STEM project for students who are practicing classroom teachers. Students will author, collaborate, and share lessons for publication on the MiSU STEM Project webpage during the 15 hours of class time. (Note: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

Teaching with Tigers
Instructor: JoAnn Schapp
Date: August 7-8
1 credit, $50 +$100 class fee + $50 book (book, optional)
Location: Minot, Roosevelt Park Zoo Education Center
Time: 8:30 – 4:30
To register: Contact JoAnn Schapp by phone, 728-6595 or joann.schapp@sendit.nodak.edu
This course is for teachers in elementary, middle school, or high school, whom are interested in learning and in developing an appreciation about tigers. The topics discussed will include learning about tiger habitats and how they have changed over time, cultural perceptions, conservation techniques, and how mankind is affecting tiger status.

For more information contact:

Amy Woodbeck, Professional & Community Education
(701) 858-3989
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3989
Fax: (701) 858-4343
amy.woodbeck@minotstateu.edu