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Volume 8, Number 7                                                                                                                          April 2012

                       Statewide Network NewS
                          North Dakota
                     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
   Concentrations in:

   ♦   Teaching & Technology
   ♦   Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)
   ♦   Library & Information Technologies
   ♦   Technology Education

   Ask about our certificates in ELL
   and Library!



           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
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                                                                              (701) 355-4458

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 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
                                                              teaching skills.

                                                             PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
                                                                       Contact us today.
         Learn. Network. Grow.                        


     English Language Learner (ELL) Education
      Master of Education
       Graduate Certificate

 l   Fulfill the growing demand
 l   100% online – On-campus visits are
     not required
 l   Accredited by NCATE and follows
     curriculum standards set by TESOL
 l   Meets requirements for ELL
     endorsement in North Dakota
 l   Offers specialized focus in rural ELL               Learn More Today!
     education (optional)                     1.800.CALL.UND


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   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

       Sample courses
   >   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:



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 ReImagine Education

                                                                                                              Scan me for
                                                                                                              a sneak peak!

      Watch for your copy of our Summer 2012 Course Catalog
      coming to a mailbox near you!                                 | 1-800-726-1724

                                                                                                              Amy Woodbeck

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: Click on
Summer 2012.

Check the website for specific registration deadlines, course descriptions,
and costs.

You will also find specific information regarding graduate programs. Educators
now have 30 options of graduate education from Minot State.
Go to

I hope to see you enrolled this summer at Minot State University!
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 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
                                                     forests responsibly.


      If you’re a third grade teacher and have not received an order form, get your
      free tree seed packets by contacting
      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:                    • 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).

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                                                                          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 &
                                                                            government officials
                                                                          • 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 
                                      Minot Area Teacher Center                  West River Teacher Center (Dickinson)
  Grand Forks Area Teacher Center     701-857-4467                               701-483-2166
                                      Valley City Area Teacher Center            Williston Area Teacher Learning Center
  Lake Region Teacher Center          701-845-7282                               701-774-4270
  (Devils Lake)                        

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