Beginning Teacher Network Training: Enhancing Classroom Practices with First-Year Teachers

Energy...Enthusiasm...Fresh ideas. All of these abound at the Beginning Teacher Network sessions. With a goal of accelerating growth and enhancing classroom practices, the Beginning Teacher Network (BTN) is a professional development program that offers first-year educators an opportunity to collaboratively explore topics that arise from the teachers' day-to-day practices and discuss challenging aspects of their... Continue Reading →

Gackle-Streeter School District: Stakeholder Collaboration Supports New District Goals

During the 2018-2019 school year, the top three goals for Gackle-Streeter School District have focused on putting a strategic plan in place, exploring the implementation of a school SmartLab, and continually improving technologically. As Superintendent of Gackle-Streeter for the seventh year, Duke Larson says that he believes they're in a unique position to succeed because... Continue Reading →

Full Service Community Schools: Three Pilot Site Schools Sought!

The ND Full Service Community Schools (NDFSCS) Consortium, comprised of representatives from PATH, Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative (MDEC), Missouri River Education Cooperative (MREC), and the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC), was awarded funding over the course of 5 years from the U.S. Department of Education to support selected North Dakota schools for the purpose of implementing... Continue Reading →

EL Norms: Using EL Student Data in an MTSS System

As the number of linguistically diverse students in N.D. School districts rise, so too does the need for additional English Learner (EL) supports. Consequently, the South East Education Cooperative, along with facilitator Kerri Whipple, is excited to offer the professional learning opportunity EL Norms - Using EL Student Data in an MTSS System. This 2-4 hour... Continue Reading →

Formative Instructional Practices are Reaching Across the South East Education Cooperative

November brought the launching of two additional pilot schools to FIP. A team of Jamestown high school teachers and administrators along with K-12 staff from Pingree-Buchanan began their FIP journey. Educators will continue with independent work in the online course while practicing the strategies in their classrooms. Collaborative PLC work as well as virtual check-ins... Continue Reading →

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