NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

ND Council Teachers of English 2021

ENGL 2000



Instructor: Rebecca Johnson

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - Friday, July 30, 2021

Thursday - 1:00 - 9:15 p.m.
Friday - 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. w/completion August 6, 2021

Location: Baymont Hotel, Bismarck, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 + $155 before July 1; $185 after July 1

Course Description:

The North Dakota Council of Teachers of English conference professional development credit will focus on discussion and presentations in reading and writing from authors H.D. Hunter and Darcy Bakkegard. Conference attendees will “Imagine. Make. Believe.” The focus will be to be able to create a plan to utilize the resources that educators will create throughout the conference.


Students will be able to:

  • actively participate in meaningful discussion in accordance with the selected texts read.
  • work collaboratively with fellow ELA colleagues.
  • connect the text to their current teaching goals.

"Excellent conference."

"Great resources and variety of methods offered to assess learning."

"Overall a great experience and it caused me to reconsider my classroom and teaching style."

"I am always encouraged, enlightened, and engaged at the NDCTE conferences. Thanks officers, members, presenters, and teachers. Collaboration creates colleagues."

"Great discussions with other English teachers and learning new skills and techniques from them."

"The speakers were excellent once again - not only engaging personalities, but the content was very applicable."

"The course was well-organized with great speakers. The topics and speakers offered great ideas and advice, which will be very applicable to my classroom."


  • Blanchet, M. & Bakkegard, D. (2021). “The Startup Teacher Playbook: Turn Your Ideas Into Actions, Personalize Professional Development, and Create Innovative Learning Experiences for You and Your Students.” ISBN-13: 978-1948212212, $26.95
  • H.D. Hunter, Torment: A Novella, 2018, 978-0692067536, $11.95

Required Student Resources:

The Startup Teacher Playbook by Michelle Blanchet & Darcy Bakkegard

About The Instructor

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca earned her M.A. in Reading Education from University of North Dakota and received her B.A. in English Education from University of Jamestown. She is currenting pursuing a Ed.D. in Educational Practice & Leadership from University of North Dakota. Rebecca received the Frank & Carrie Kovnick Scholarship, The College of Education & Human Development @ UND in 2016-2017. She is an ELA instructor with 6+ years teaching experience. 

**Registration Instructions:

This event requires pre-registration @ http://www.ndcte.org/ndcte-conference-2021.html

Online registration URL will close August 4th @ 5:00 p.m.

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