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2016 Professional Development for Educators

History In Writing
Instructor: Maxine Trotter
Date: June 3rd & 4th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Chateau De Mores Interpretive Center, Medora, ND
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
To register, contact: Chateau De Mores at 701-623-4355
History in the Writing by Kim Rensch, Erika Dyk, and Angie Hase authors of My North Dakota Story, CCC Oral histories from the ND State archives, and the geological history of the Western Dakotas presented by Dr. Eric Brevik of Dickinson State University. Enjoy this unique experience as you gather information that is best for you and your students. Contact the Chateau De Mores at 701-623-4355 to register for this workshop.

Where the West Begins  FULL
Instructor: Julie Fleck
Date: June 6th – June 10th, 2016
3 credits, $150.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee, $100 class fee
Location: Mandan, ND
Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM or later for evening speakers
To register: Register online at
http://www.ndgeographic.org.
Promotional: “Where the West Begins” and the fun never ends. Come join us for the 2016 Summer Geography Institute.  Learn how humans have interacted with nature and the environment in Mandan and surrounding area. Whether you are an elementary teacher looking for learning activities or a secondary educator looking to give students depth of understanding, this institute is for you. While expanding your network of colleagues who are such valuable resources, enjoy the highlights of exploration and discovery at Ft. Lincoln State Park, the Missouri River walking workshop, an agriculture field trip, explore an Archeology dig, and possibly finding the real Fort Mandan.  3 credits. $100 class fee. Register online at http://www.ndgeographic.org. For more information, contact Marilyn Weiser at 701.858.3063 or 721.6248 or Julie Fleck 226.9720.

**Be sure to pack good hiking shoes!**

 

Lignite Education Seminar 2016
Instructor: Terry Hagen
Date: June 13th – June 16th, 2016
2 credits, $100.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location:  National Center of Excellence, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:45 AM – 1:30 PM
To register:
please fill out the application form at: http://www.lignite.com/?id=122

This seminar will provide the participant with a broader understanding of the lignite coal industry and the important role it plays in providing electricity to consumers, farmers and businesses in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana. Discussions on how lignite coal is mined and converted into energy, and the economic impact of the industry on the region including a tour of a lignite mine, a lignite-based power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant are featured. Classroom activities are provided to participating teachers which they can take back to their classrooms to teach their students about the coal industry and the importance of it. Information is also provided to help their students look at careers in the coal industry which provide high paying jobs with excellent benefits. NOTE: If you have previously taken this course after 2009, you are not eligible to attend again.  A $60 deposit is required to hold your place in the seminar, which will be returned to you at event check in. Should you not attend the seminar and advance notice of at least two weeks is not given, then the check will be deposited. For more information on this event, please contact Kay LaCoe, 800-932-7117 or 701-258-7117, or KayLaCoe@lignite.com   Please Note: The Lignite Energy Council will pay the $100 university credit fee. When registering for the university credits, please indicate Third Party Payment and use the following address for billing: Lignite Energy Council PO Box 2277, Bismarck, ND 58502-2277.

 

ND Petroleum Council Teacher Education Seminar
Instructor: Ron Ness
Date: June 20th – June 23rd, 2016
2 credits, $100.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To register: Ronald Ness at
ronness@ndoil.org or 701-223-6380
This seminar includes an overview of North Dakota's oil gas industry. Participants will receive a great deal of hands on experience, with an emphasis on technology, as well as several learning activities to develop lesson plans and use in the classroom. The seminar covers various aspects of the industry including history, geology, physics, engineering, production issues, refining and marketing, employment needs, and the impact of oil tax on state tax revenues, policy decisions and the state's budget surplus.

 

Commemorate – Educate - Motivate
Instructor: Kim Owen
Date: June 27th, 28th & 29th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Heritage Center – State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (time varies each day)
To register contact: Kim Owen at
kim.owen@ndsu.edu (Event registration deadline is June 10, 2016)
Valuable for educators across K-12, especially those teaching state studies classes, session topics highlight notable people, places and events of statewide and global importance, such as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Shakespeare’s 400th birthday anniversary, the Pulitzer Prize, and historical sites in ND. Explore the growing K12 Maker Movement and the use of technologies where remote sensing helps manage and preserve culture and nature. Special events at the former ND Governor’s mansion and Heritage Center galleries are scheduled. 

 

Research Toolbox
Instructor: Steven Axtman
Date: July 7th & July 8th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: ND State Library, 604 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
To register: Steve Axtman at
saxtman@nd.gov or 701-328-3495
Students may know how to use the Web, but still have problems searching, evaluating, and using information for research. It is crucial that teachers reinforce student critical thinking and research skills. This course explores and compares tools used for educational research: Internet search engines; the subscription databases; and the ODIN and WorldCat catalogs used for requesting items. The course will focus on research as a process of inquiry and not just fact-finding.

 

2016 Discover Today’s Missouri River Watershed Institute
Instructor: Tina Harding
Date: July 10th – July 15th, 2016
4 credits, $200.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Bismarck, ND
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:15 PM (time varies slightly each day)
To register: Contact Tina Harding, tinamharding@nd.gov
Join us in Bismarck for an opportunity to experience current watershed management and water resource issues on the notorious Missouri River. While exploring the issues and identifying solutions, participants will receive real world, user friendly and classroom ready instruction from specially trained Project WET facilitators, resource professionals, and scientists. Participants transfer the institute's field studies to practical classroom applications. Participants will experience hands-on, minds-on learning through a balance of presentations, discussions, activities, field tours, and environmental investigations.

 

Creating College-Ready Writers Program, Part I
Instructor: Kim Donehower, PhD, Associate Professor of English, UND
Date: July 19th – 21st, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: UND, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM
To register:
https://epayment.ndus.nodak.edu/C22800_ustores/web/index.jsp
The College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) is an initiative of the National Writing Project that offers middle and high school teachers professional development in teaching argument writing. It offers tools and resources developed and tested at National Writing Project sites and in classrooms across the country. The program begins with a three-day summer workshop and includes monthly follow-up sessions during the school year, and is led by teacher-leaders from the Red River Valley Writing Project.  CRWP’s teaching resources focus on reading and analyzing multiple perspectives on important issues, developing strong claims, and effectively using nonfiction texts as evidence. The program features systematic formative assessment to inform next steps in instruction, including the Using Sources tool, which supports teachers in analyzing how students make and support claims using evidence from sources.

 

Do you have the DRIVE to THRIVE? 
North Dakota Council of Teachers of English Summer Conference
Instructor: Marj Bubach
Date: July 26th – July 28th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Conference Cost of $155 before July 1st and $185 after July 1st
Location: Seven Seas convention Center, Mandan, ND
Time: Tuesday 5:00PM–8:45PM, Wednesday 8:30AM–4:00PM, Thursday 8:15AM–3:15PM 
To register: Registration information is available at www.ndcte.org 
Do you have the DRIVE to THRIVE? Have you ever felt low on GAS? Do you feel like you’re carrying a WIDE LOAD? Teaching can be an EXHAUSTing RIDE full of U-TURNS, CONSTRUCTION ZONES, SPEED BUMPS, and DEAD ENDS. Join us this summer as we attempt to REFUEL you as a teacher and help JUMPSTART the new school year. You will leave with a FULL TANK and a MAP to LIGHT your ROUTE on the education SUPERHIGHWAY. Assisting NAVIGATORS include Meenoo Rami, the conference headliner, Ryan Goble, Peter Mayer, Ned Clooten, and Kelly Rexine! BUCKLE your SEAT BELTS— you’re in for a WILD Ride!!

 

GeoFIT (Forestry Institute for Teachers) 2016: Faces and Places
Instructor: Marilyn Weiser
Date: August 1st – August 4th, 2016
2 credits, $100.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Walhalla, North Dakota
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
To register: Register online at
http://www.ndgeographic.org, or Contact Marilyn Weiser at 701.721.6248 or Glenda Fauske at 701.228.5446
The "Faces and Places" institute takes place via a First Class charter bus. Each day will include content rich, hands-on outdoor experiences, individual and group activities. The journey begins in Walhalla with a loop from Pembina to Grafton and back! Don't miss this exciting geography, geology and forestry adventure! 2 credits, $100 class fee. Register online at http://www.ndgeographic.org. Contact Marilyn Weiser, 701.721.6248 or Glenda Fauske 701.228.5446

 

Creating College-Ready Writers Program, Part I
Instructor:  Kelly Sassi, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Education, NDSU
Date: August 2nd – 4th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: NDSU, Fargo, ND
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM
To register:
https://epayment.ndus.nodak.edu/C22800_ustores/web/index.jsp
The College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) is an initiative of the National Writing Project that offers middle and high school teachers professional development in teaching argument writing. It offers tools and resources developed and tested at National Writing Project sites and in classrooms across the country. The program begins with a three-day summer workshop and includes monthly follow-up sessions during the school year, and is led by teacher-leaders from the Red River Valley Writing Project.  CRWP’s teaching resources focus on reading and analyzing multiple perspectives on important issues, developing strong claims, and effectively using nonfiction texts as evidence. The program features systematic formative assessment to inform next steps in instruction, including the Using Sources tool, which supports teachers in analyzing how students make and support claims using evidence from sources.

 

2016 FLAND Summer Conference: Using Music to Facilitate Foreign Language Learning
Instructor: Pamela Fisher
Date: August 9th – August 11th, 2016
1 credit, $50.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee, Additional Conference Fee Required
Location:
Central High School, Grand Forks, ND
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
To register go to:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3c8cs72vNiQUWVveFdLVGtwOFk/view
Join the Foreign Language Association of North Dakota (FLAND) for their 2016 Summer Conference course, "Using Music to Facilitate Foreign Language Learning." In this conference course, participants will actively engage in demonstrations of best practices strategies for using pre-recorded and teacher-made music that target several of the multiple intelligences. Participants will also explore how music engages students and is part of standards-based language instruction. Separate conference registration is required for this course.

 

Creating College-Ready Writers Program, Part II
Instructor:  Angela Hase, AP Language and Composition teacher, Moorhead High School
Date: Academic Year Program 2016-2017
3 credits, $150.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: NDSU, Fargo, ND
Time: September – May (~5 hours per month)
To register:
https://epayment.ndus.nodak.edu/C22800_ustores/web/index.jsp
The College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) is an initiative of the National Writing Project that offers middle and high school teachers professional development in teaching argument writing. It offers tools and resources developed and tested at National Writing Project sites and in classrooms across the country. The program begins with a three-day summer workshop and includes monthly follow-up sessions during the school year, and is led by teacher-leaders from the Red River Valley Writing Project.  CRWP’s teaching resources focus on reading and analyzing multiple perspectives on important issues, developing strong claims, and effectively using nonfiction texts as evidence. The program features systematic formative assessment to inform next steps in instruction, including the Using Sources tool, which supports teachers in analyzing how students make and support claims using evidence from sources.

Trauma Informed Practice for Teachers
Instructors: Crystal Halseth and Patty Steele
Date/Time: MTWThF May 16-20 & 23-27 4:00-8:00 p.m., & Sat. May 21 8:00 a.m. -noon CT
3 credits, $150.00 Professional Graduate Credit Fee
Location: Minot State University, Admin. 364
To register, contact: Amy Woodbeck at 701-858-3989;
amy.woodbeck@minotstateu.edu
This course is designed to increase awareness of the effects of trauma on students in classrooms. The course will introduce the participants to the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME), a systematic approach to healing and educating students that have suffered childhood trauma. Participants will learn ways to accommodate students who need the well-ordered interventions and strategies that the trauma-informed classrooms should provide. This course will be available over the Interactive Video Network. For information on how to connect from other locations, contact carla.davis@minotstateu.edu.