NESC held inservice in Devils Lake for over 500 teachers

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Monte Selby gives his presentation in the LRSC Auditorium.

Teachers were busy being students during the winter in-service sponsored by the Northeast Education Services Cooperative January 18.

Recognized leaders in the development of teachers, engaging students, and improved communication with students and parents were highlighted during the in-service.

“About 500 area teachers, support staff and administrators attended this event, making it one of our largest NESC in-services to date,” said Erin Lacina, Succeed 2020 Project Director for NESC. “Having great presenters facilitate discussions and action regarding such important issues in today’s schools spurred increased attendance.”

Participants were able to choose from six different half-day sessions on a variety of topics in the K-12 system including Monte Selby presentations on student engagement, laughter, and optimism; Top 20 Training on focus, listening, and communication with Tom Cody; and understanding the impact economics and income have on students in the classroom by Bethanie Tucker.

Formed in 2001, The Northeast Education Services Cooperative serves area school districts and is one of eight similar organizations in North Dakota. The cooperative permits coordination of education services and provides opportunities for shared and new services for schools. Leaders of participating schools are active in governance and administration of the cooperative.

Member schools in the NESC include Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Edmore, Four Winds, Lakota, Langdon, Leeds, Maddock, Minnewaukan, Mt. Pleasant –Rolla, Munich, New Rockford-Sheyenne, North Dakota School for the Deaf, North Star, Oberon, Rolette, St. Alphonsus, St. Joseph’s Elementary, Starkweather, Tate Topa Tribal School, Warwick, and Wolford. Lake Region Special Education and Lake Region State College are cooperating members. Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Lake Area Career & Technology Center, Minot State University, Train ND Northeast, and UND are collaborative partners.                                     

For more information on NESC services, contact Jennifer Carlson @ 701.662.7650 or