REAs collaborate to provide statewide professional learning opportunities
The SEEC recently wrote collaboratively with three other REAs (Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative, Missouri River Education Cooperative, and Northeast Education Services Cooperative) for two grants from the Department of Public Instruction: Principal Teacher Evaluation System Support Grant and Standards Professional Learning Grant awards were given out in late November and the four REAs will begin to roll out the professional learning and support statewide soon. The other four REAs received similar grants.
Information will continually be shared as
professional learning opportunities are available.
Standards Professional Learning Grant project aims to operationalize the new, North Dakota State Standards in ELA and Math by engaging practitioners in a collaborative study of standards viability, learning targets and proficiency scales for the purpose of improving core instruction and assessment.
Project Outcome Goals:
Build awareness, understanding, and implementation of the 2017 North Dakota Content Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA) among teachers
Increase the use of best, instructional practices in the classroom through professional learning opportunities for teachers and implementation of prioritized standards and proficiency scales
Create a foundation for improved assessment practices in North Dakota schools
Promote collaboration and sharing of expertise across North Dakota school districts
Principal/Teacher Evaluation System Support Grant: Supporting Data-Driven Professional Growth for ND Educators This project will include a multi-faceted approach to provide professional learning and support for three target audiences - superintendents, principals, and teachers - to move beyond installation of the principal and teacher evaluation models in ND schools to implementation of a data-driven professional learning plan that promotes growth of all educators.
Project Outcome Goals:
Build awareness, understanding, and capacity to implement a data-driven professional learning process that promotes growth of all educators
Increase the use of evidence-based instructional practices in ND classrooms through professional learning opportunities for superintendents, principals, and teachers
Create a foundation for improved student engagement, classroom management and assessment practices in North Dakota schools
Promote collaboration and sharing of expertise across North Dakota school districts and Regional Education Associations (REAs)
ND Regional Education Association
NDREA Chairperson Luke Schaefer 701-838-3025 Send email