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Learn more about the EL endorsement classes we offer.

Learn about the resources available to you and your district.

Find out when our 1-800 number will no longer be active.

Submit your students' dual-credit registrations today.

Learn what the most important thing you should do before ordering your official transcript.

Find instructions on how to get your PD class approved for credit through NDSU.

October 20 & 21, 2022
Sanford Health Athletic Complex, Fargo, ND
The Office of Teaching and Learning will host a booth at the upcoming Discover NDSU resource fair. If you know of a student who is…

Learn more about the Avenues of Scientific Discovery and what your students will learn.

If you are in need of a transcript, whether official or unofficial, you can find instructions on how to do that at the links below. 

Individuals are encouraged to review their unofficial transcript…

Find out when Avenues of Scientific Discovery is happening this year.

Don't let your students miss out on this fun learning opportunity!

Update at 1:03 P.M.: Registration system is up and running. Contact our office with any registration issues.

Complete classes for the English Learner Endorsement!

Attend one of two orientation sessions to ensure you or your students are fully prepared to begin their dual-credit class.

Don't let your students miss out on these dual-credit classes!

Join us Monday, May 23, 2022, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Via Zoom

You have decided to offer a class to K-12 teachers and administrators for their professional development needs. This is your first offering. Your class topic is timely and engaging and as a result,…

Read more about the impact of dual credit in North Dakota.

After a few years of start and stop planning, and a pandemic that made everything screech to a halt, we are excited to launch the Dual-Credit Program at NDSU. Courses will be offered during the…

From time to time, actually, quite often, we get an email or a call from a teacher who really wants (or needs) to take a class that is full. These teachers are often wondering if there is a way to…

Is it really that bad to wait until the last day to register for a K-12 professional development class? The short answer is, yes, but also, no.Continue reading

A key to successful learning involves the process of knowledge application. Yet, as teachers understand, there are only so many hours in a school day, month, even year. Demonstrating how important…

If you have taken a class through our office, then you are familiar with our commitment to top-notch customer service. In fact, our team of staff assists K-12 educators in an efficient, knowledgeable,…

Have you ever thought about how you learn? We’re in academia, so I’m sure at one point or another you’ve spent a little bit of time wondering if you could be studying more efficiently or wondering if…

In a previous blog post I wrote about the reasons for opening up your school or district’s professional development to all K-12 teachers nationwide. One of the reasons mentioned stayed with me for a…

The greatest thing about planning ahead is that you always know what is coming, right?

Errrr… then a random pandemic comes along and all of a sudden, your well-made plans are no longer viable.

At…

Today’s topic is so great for our We Learn Together Blog because it gets to the very heart of why this blog was created. We Learn Together. As we all know, in life we don’t always have all the…

Secretly, we all do things we hope will end up being successful beyond our wildest dreams. Because, really, does anyone start something with the intention that it will be mediocre at best? NO – even…

As the semester now proceeds in an all online class format, how can you as a faculty member identify possible mental health issues in your students and help them connect to needed resources when you…

For most of us, what was considered our normal daily way of life has changed dramatically over the past few weeks. Schools have gone to on-line instruction, people are being told to use social…

The term “school exclusive class” isn’t a term most of our k-12 professional development participants hear much about. That is because it is really a term we use in our office to describe professional…

This three-part series of posts on making the most of your professional development has been really fun to write. I enjoy letting you in on little secrets that will help you stretch your dollar or…

Designing a professional development class can seem daunting at first, especially if you’ve never offered one before. If you are reading this post, (Thank you for reading!) you have probably thought…

Pricing and compensation are two important factors in k-12 professional development classes. Pricing is one of the most important aspects of nearly anything. After all, if price wasn’t important, we…

When you were 17 or 18 years old did you know what you wanted to be? How many of you knew, at that time, what various career options were available to you? I know I didn’t.

When I started working at…

Finding the best time to offer a professional development class for teachers seems pretty straightforward. Really, you can offer a class at any time throughout the year, but finding the best time to…

Many years ago there was only one way to earn professional development graduate credit. This was by attending a class or workshop in which all participants and the instructor were at the same…

I have so many great tips about making the most of your professional development, but they require a decent length explanation. To keep each post to a reasonable length, I have written it as a three…

There was a time, before the internet and global positioning systems (GPS), when an essential item for a road trip was a paper map. You had to know how to use a map, because, unlike GPS, the map…

Writing a class description for your professional development class seems like the least important part. Just whip something up and you’re good, right?

Wrong.

I would argue this is the most…

I used to attend more k-12 professional development conferences to promote classes offered through NDSU. While I don’t get out to those conferences as much as I used to, I remember talking with a lot …

You have an exceptional teaching topic that is applicable to a lot of k-12 teachers. You believe it might be a valuable professional development opportunity for teachers regionally and nationally, but…

You are a teacher in the k-12 system, and as such, you are no stranger to professional development. We know you have a lot of professional responsibilities that make your personal time limited and…

At North Dakota State University (NDSU), we offer courses in a variety of formats (delivery modes) that k-12 teachers, substitute teachers, administrators, school counselors, and sometimes…

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