SPRING INTO UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

North Dakota United is proud to announce the following Professional Development opportunities for Spring 2018.
To register, please visit pd.ndunited.org.
 

Mindful You, Mindful Me Part 1:

This course focuses on self-care, as essential part of the work of teachers and school support staff. The Mindfulness training tools to reduce stress, frustration, and burnout by combining movement, breath work, mindful
awareness, and deep relaxation techniques. This is a blended learning course using in-person sessions, online work, and a book study.
Member Cost: $0 (no credit) or $50 (1 credit)
Non-member cost: $200 (1 credit)
Available for 1 credit through the University of North Dakota
Course dates:
Mandan: Jan. 7 – Feb. 27, 2018
Fargo: Jan. 20 – Feb. 28, 2018
 

Mindful You, Mindful Me Part 2:

This course is a continuation of the skills acquired through Mindful You, Mindful Me Part 1 into the creation of a mindful classroom. Self-care is an essential part of the work of teachers and can contribute to a more positive school environment and better outcomes for students. This is a blended learning course using in-person sessions, online work, and a book study.
Member Cost: $0 (no credit) or $50 (1 credit)
Non-member cost: $200 (1 credit)
Available for 1 graduate credit through the University of North Dakota
Course dates:
Bismarck: Jan. 8 – March 23, 2018
 

High Expectations Teaching Book Study:

This online book study focuses on the missing details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that “smart is something you can get”. Author Jon Saphier reveals evidence, once and for all, that
the bell curve of ability is plain wrong – that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves.
Member Cost: $0 (no credit) or $50 (1 credit)
Non-member cost: $100 (no credit) or $200 (1 credit)
Available for 1 credit through the University of North Dakota
Course dates: Jan. 8 – March 2, 2018
 

Three Levels of Leadership Book Study:

This online book study focuses on the one key element consistently missing from books on leadership skills – the leader’s psychology. Author James Scouller sets out a compact model for successful leadership based on an understanding of the hidden psychological challenges faced by all leaders. It is the shortest, clearest, most complete and yet practical guide to leadership you’ll find.
Member Cost: $0 (no credit) or $50 (1 credit)
Non-member cost: $100 (no credit) or $200 (1 credit)
Available for 1 credit through the University of North Dakota
Course dates:
 

Educator Ethics:

This course reviews ethics as defined by the ND Educational Standards and Practices Board. Participants examine various ethical situations along with actual cases that the Board has addressed including: technology
do’s and don’ts; contracts and resignations; relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and; the dichotomy of a school employee’s life. It includes decision-making methodologies and is a highly interactive course.
Member Cost: $35 (no credit), $50 (1 credit), or $100 (2 credits)
Non-member cost: $100 (no credit), $200 (1 credit), or $400 (2 credits)
Available for 1 or 2 credits through the University of North Dakota
Course dates:
 

Collaborative Leadership Book Study:

This online book study looks at the advantages in applying a holistic angle to one’s leadership practice that includes all stakeholders – an approach known as collaborative leadership. Author Peter DeWitt unpacks six factors framed through John Hattie’s research while painting a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are; motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, and; model how to do it.
Member Cost: $0 (no credit) or $50 (1 credit)
Non-member cost: $100 (no credit) or $200 (1 credit)
Available for 1 credit through the University of North Dakota
Course dates: