Volume 8, Number 7 April 2012
Statewide Network NewS
Teacher Center Network
S e r v i n g Te a c h e r s a n d S c h o o l s S i n c e 1 9 7 7
Master of Education
♦ Teaching & Technology
♦ Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)
♦ Library & Information Technologies
♦ Technology Education
Ask about our certificates in ELL
North Dakota Teacher Center Network
1. Deliver professional development based on research and best practices.
2. Facilitate joint projects and exchange of services between K-12 schools,
state and federal agencies and institutions of higher education for
professional development of practicing teachers, education students and
other educational personnel.
Mission 3. Communicate via print and/or electronic mediums to all constituents.
4. Provide practicing teachers, education students and other educational
The mission of the North Dakota Teacher personnel with access to instructional resources and educational
Center Network is to assist practicing teachers, equipment.
education students and other educational
personnel in professional knowledge and
skill development to improve the learning of
students. Contact NDTCN Newsletter Advertising
www.sendit.nodak.edu/tcn Clearwater Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org (701) 355-4458
NDTCN News 1 April 2012
Plan Your Professional Development Now!
Watch in mid April for UND’s
Summer 2012 Brochure
• Face-to-face workshops and conferences
held throughout North Dakota.
• Online courses with topics to sharpen your
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
Contact us today.
Learn. Network. Grow. educators.UND.edu/summer
ONLINE PROGRAMS in
English Language Learner (ELL) Education
Master of Education
l Fulfill the growing demand
l 100% online – On-campus visits are
l Accredited by NCATE and follows
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l Offers specialized focus in rural ELL Learn More Today!
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NDTCN News 2 April 2012
MSUM Summer Session for Teachers
▸ Earn professional development credit
▸ Meet licensure renewal requirements
▸ Advance your graduate program
▸ 270+ classes in 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8-week sessions
▸ Most classes online
> Emerging Technologies
> Sign Language and Deaf Culture
> Design of Online Instruction
> Literature for Youth and Adolescents
> Literacy Instruction and Assessment
> Survey of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Schedule available online.
Registration starts March 5. Minnesota State University Moorhead is an equal opportunity educator and employer
and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
SERVICES COMING JULY 15-20, 2012. . .
James and Sheyenne Watersheds Institute
Focus is on contemporary James and Sheyenne watershed management
and water resource issues and concerns including social, economic and
environmental. Participants will receive and experience many hands-
on activities from the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity
Generation 2 Guide and several other Project WET curriculum guides,
receive many James and Sheyenne and other water resource educational materials and
maps, tours to major James and Sheyenne water resource sites, and hear presentations and
discussions by expert professionals and scientists. Examples include: Sheyenne River
Lake outlets to Sheyenne River, Sheyenne River diversions and connections to Red
supply and resource issues, recreation and scenic byway, water quality, best management
practices). Environmental investigations will include chemical, biological and physical
determinations on several water resource sites.
FOUR GRADUATE CREDITS PENDING
For further information contact:
NDTCN News 3 April 2012
Scan me for
a sneak peak!
Watch for your copy of our Summer 2012 Course Catalog
coming to a mailbox near you! http://ndsu.me/dces1204 | 1-800-726-1724
Minot State University’s Center for Extended Learning announces Amy Woodbeck, Professional
Development & Community
their graduate credit summer offerings! Education Coordinator
n 701.858.3989 or 800.777.0750
Several activities are offered at Minot State, as well as across the state. All courses
and workshops are conveniently posted at: www.minotstateu.edu/cel Click on
Check the website for specific registration deadlines, course descriptions,
You will also find specific information regarding graduate programs. Educators
now have 30 options of graduate education from Minot State.
Go to www.minotstateu.edu/graduate
I hope to see you enrolled this summer at Minot State University!
NDTCN News 4 April 2012
Free Tree Seeds for Third Graders!
Enjoy the PG movie or book “The Lorax” and turn it into
an Earth Day or Arbor Day class tree planting project, or an
outdoor learning experience by exploring the trees near you!
The North Dakota Forest Service is offering free tree seeds to all third
graders in North Dakota. In addition, teachers will receive a package of
six Project Learning Tree (PLT) activities to help students understand
the importance of planting and caring for our
If you’re a third grade teacher and have not received an order form, get your
free tree seed packets by contacting Glenda.Fauske@ndsu.edu
or call (701) 228-5446 today.
Sharpen your skills and advance your career.
For morE iNFormatioN NDSU’s School of Education delivers
the best in graduate education in the
most convenient ways.
coNtact School oF EDUcatioN • Flexible degree programs to meet your individual goals.
701.231.7202 • Programs that build on your classroom experience.
E-mail: email@example.com • Distance technologies for convenient delivery.
• Graduate assistantships and tuition waivers may be available.
The NDSU School of Education’s graduate
programs are aligned with the National
Board of Professional Teaching standards
and accredited by the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Counseling Program is accredited by the
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling
and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
NDTCN News 5 April 2012
Why should I attend?
• Earn 2-3 reduced fee graduate credits
• Build teacher networks across the state and
enhance your resume
• Discover innovative ideas for your classroom
• Get inspired by speakers and presenters
• Network with state business leaders &
• Visit Historic Medora & local industry sites
• Unlock your talents to help prepare ND
youth for the future!
July 8 - 11, 2012
REGISTER TODAY AT
L IMI T E D SPAC E A V AI L ABLE
Register by June 1st and pay just $125!
nDtCn teaCher Centers
Bismarck Area Teacher Center Mayville Teaching Learning Center Wahpeton Area Teacher Center
701-323-4075 701-788-4710 701-671-2242
www.bismarckschools.org/district/ firstname.lastname@example.org www.wahpeton.k12.nd.us/
Minot Area Teacher Center West River Teacher Center (Dickinson)
Grand Forks Area Teacher Center 701-857-4467 701-483-2166
701-777-4394 www.minot.k12.nd.us/tlc www.dickinsonstate.edu/WRTC.asp
Valley City Area Teacher Center Williston Area Teacher Learning Center
Lake Region Teacher Center 701-845-7282 701-774-4270
(Devils Lake) teachercenter.vcsu.edu www2.edutech.nodak.edu/gnwea/index.html
NDTCN News 6 April 2012