NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Educator Innovation Lab

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Darcy Bakkegard

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Thursday, June 07, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

Meet June 7 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) with remaining course online; course completion July 27, 2018

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Northern Cass High School, Hunter, ND

Available Seats: 20

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50

Course Description:

The Educator Innovation Lab is a class in which teachers can get credit for engaging in action research to create meaningful change for themselves and their students.  This is the ultimate in personalized professional development.

STEP 1: Attend the Governor’s Innovation Summit, June 7 at Northern Cass High School. Brainstorm topics, challenges, and ideas and identify a focus for your action-research. Complete your Action Research Plan.

STEP 2: Choose your own adventure: use a variety of webinars and collaborative workshop sessions to research options to test ideas and play with possible solutions.

STEP 3: Create your new lesson, unit, or course plan.


Teachers will:

  • gain inspiration from keynote speaker(s) and through hands-on collaborative activities.
  • identify challenges that impede or limit student success and target those topics for discussion.
  • explore and synthesize ideas from a variety of sources for personal improvement to help aid student success.
  • design/redesign a unit, lesson, or course based on their action-research focus.

Required Student Resources:

  • Computer
  • Reliable Wifi connection

About The Instructor

Darcy Bakkegard

Darcy received her M.S. Secondary Education, English Education from University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI and earned her B.A. Theatre Arts, emphasis in Directing & Acting from Minnesota State Univesity, Moorhead, MN. Darcy has several years teaching experience and currently is the Teacher Ambassador for PBS.

**Registration Instructions:

This event requires pre-registration @ https://sites.google.com/prairiepublic.org/educatorinnovationlab/home.

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