NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

ND Roughrider Conference 2022

EDUC 2000



Instructor: Rodney Volk

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - Friday, June 03, 2022

Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon with course completion June 10, 2022

Location: Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Center, Medora, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100 + $200 conference registration fee due May 15, 2022

Course Description:

To promote healthy lifestyle concepts to North Dakota students, school personnel and community members in order to share, learn and develop plans of action for healthy schools and communities.


1. Develop a realistic and attainable Healthy School and Community Action Plan.

2. Expand knowledge of research-based prevention curriculum, enhancement through after-school programming, and classroom behavior management strategies.

3. Expand prevention efforts specific to environmental strategies and evidence-based programs.

4. Share successful teaching techniques, prevention strategies and programs.

5. Expand knowledge of North Dakota health initiatives, resource and community programs for healthy students, schools and communities.

"This conference is fantastic every year."

"Roughrider Conference is always motivating & informative. The entire conference was valuable."

"Conference is well organized and valuable in my classroom, school and personal life."

"Fantastic speakers. Listening to each presenter tell us various ways to better ourselves and our students in a healthier world."

"Love this conference, the energy and resources are great!"

"Valuable part of this course was the materials, activities, and resources that we can take back to use in our classrooms to motivate students to be healthy."

"EXCELLENT!!!! Can't wait to come back!!!!!"

"I have been teaching for over 30 years and this was the most beneficial conference or class I have EVER taken. The sessions are so real, it has motivated me to take back a plan to my school and share with everyone. Not sure how you could make it any better, but I plan to attend again. Thanks so much for giving me a lift I very much needed."

"The energy and positivity in promoting healthy lifestyle concepts to our North Dakota students, school personnel, and community members left a huge impact on me and motivated me to move forward with what I learned at this conference. The keynote speakers, in addition to the other presenters were absolutely amazing!"

"I've been teaching in ND for over 8 years now and this was the first conference where I felt really connected with colleagues from other schools. Each presenter had important information it's hard to say which was most valuable because I learned so much from all of them. I was completely burnt out at the end of the school year but this conference reignited my passion for teaching and I'm so grateful I was able to attend."

About The Instructor

Rodney VolkRodney Volk

Mr. Volk received his Masters of Educational Leadership in 2002 from North Dakota State University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Education & Physical Education in 1992 from Mayville State University. Rodney has 28+ years teaching experience and has been the ND Roughrider Health Conference President since 2010. 



Special Instructions:

To register for the conference, go to: http://www.ndroughrider.com/registration.html; payment must be received by May 15, 2022.

**Registration Instructions:

NDSU professional development credit registration begins May 1, 2022 and closes June 3, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m. CST.

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