This week’s podcast looks at an intensive, hands-on professional development course offered for all teachers across North Dakota.

We’ll hear from Ann Ellefson of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), who oversees the program, and Damian Kennedy, a fifth and sixth grade teacher from Kidder County-Steele Elementary, who’s taken part in the training.

The NMSI website says, Our Summer Institutes are designed for teachers of math, science, and English. The Teacher Training Program is hands-on, teacher-to-teacher training. Endorsed NMSI Trainers provide in-depth training across a span of four days using success driven materials, the latest classroom technologies, laboratory experiments, and online resources. Created by master classroom teachers, the Teacher Training materials and resources can be used immediately in the classroom to add rigor to the existing curriculum.”

Register by April 11th to participate. It’s on a first come, first serve basis. The entire $725 registration fee is waived due to a donation from ExxonMobil and graduate credits are available for those that complete the four days of training. Use the promo code “704006” to waive the registration.

The 2018 training takes place at Fargo North High School. June 11th through the 14th.

Register here:



Here is a NMSI video that describes the program:









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