Face-to-Face Learning Events (Formerly Workshops) 

This listing provides information on graduate professional development activities that are open to any professional educator.

  • Earn graduate professional development credits for salary lane change or re-licensing requirements.
  • Pick from a variety of face-to-face learning events offered at a location near you.
  • Learn from instructors who are experts in their fields.
  • Network with other teachers and educators from across the region.
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IMPORTANT! Please carefully read and follow the registration information listed with each course description. If the learning event is NOT hosted by UND, you may need to follow a 2-step process:

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  2. Register for UND Credit

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This seminar will provide the participant with a broader understanding of the lignite coal industry and the important role it plays in providing electricity to consumers, farmers and businesses in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana. Discussions on how lignite coal is mined and converted into energy, and the economic impact of the industry on the region including a tour of a lignite mine, a lignite-based power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant are featured. Classroom activities are provided to participating teachers which they can take back to their classrooms to teach their students about the coal industry and the importance of it. Information is also provided to help their students look at careers in the coal industry which provide high paying jobs with excellent benefits.


June 10, 2019 to June 13, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Participants will engage weekly Google Classroom discussions. Through participation participants will learn to bridge the gap and reach the why generation, as well as helping educators learn to motivate students in the classroom. Through participation educators will gain knowledge on how to close the skills gap and to overcome generational rifts.


March 11, 2019 to May 6, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

The long-term goal is to promote the development of STEM laboratory activities, specifically at the AP level, in high school classrooms throughout North Dakota. This workshop will train regional middle- and high school science teachers to conduct two laboratory investigations: DNA Fingerprinting and GMO Investigation. Participants will go through the actual lab procedures utilizing Bio-Rad Explorer kits. They will discuss logistics to implementation in their classrooms, including NGSS and extensions to the lab exercises, as well as adapting these to different levels of inquiry.


September 29, 2018 to April 13, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.
November 3, 2018 to April 13, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

The College, Community, and Career Writers Program (C3WP) is an initiative of the National Writing Project that offers teachers professional development in teaching argument writing. This year C3WP is extending their professional development to upper-elementary teachers. It offers tools and resources developed and tested at National Writing Project sites and in classrooms across the country.The program begins with a two-day summer workshop, includes monthly follow-up sessions during the school year, and is led by teacher-leaders from the Red River Valley Writing Project.


August 10, 2018 to May 30, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Join us in Dickinson for an opportunity to experience current watershed management and water resource issues on the Little Missouri River. While exploring the issues and identifying solutions, participants will receive real world, user friendly and classroom ready instruction from specially trained Project WET facilitators, resource professionals, and scientists. Participants will experience hands-on, minds-on learning through a balance of presentations, discussions, activities, field tours, and environmental investigations and will be able to transfer the institute's field studies to practical classroom applications.


July 14, 2019 to July 19, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

This workshop will help you to increase your capability to succeed in the midst of conflict one-on-one and as a mediator using scenarios and examples from family situations and will build on your own life experiences.


May 6, 2019 to May 10, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

The environment of North Dakota has offered challenges during the history of the state. How these challenges were met are a key part to the state's development.


August 5, 2019 to August 7, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Teachers will engage in learning components of our English language -beginning with the BIG 5 from the National Reading Panel findings of 2000(phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension).


July 15, 2019 to July 17, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Teachers will engage in the learning of Morphology in great detail including suffixes, prefixes, base and root words. Inflectional and derivational affixes will be introduced through the usage of the DDCF approach.


June 10, 2019 to June 13, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Provide school safety professional development training to K-12 and higher education educators, administrators and counselors, law enforcement and campus security officers, child and adolescent behavioral health and juvenile justice professionals, emergency managers and other emergency first responders.


June 19, 2019 to June 21, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

North Dakota Association of Career & Technical Special Needs Educators Professional Development Conference -- This annual NDACTSNE professional development conference brings together high school and college level resource educators, paraprofessionals, and educational and business partners to collaborate and generate ideas that address the needs of at-risk students across the state of North Dakota. Connections with educational strategies, requirements for our students in future business and industry as well as training requirements/opportunities are explained and demonstrated to the conference attendees. This information is then brought back to the high school and college students and shared with them to assist the students with their post high school/training career and educational decisions.


March 27, 2019 to March 28, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

NDCTE's 2019 two day conference offers insight into the areas of teaching poetry, reading, and writing in the classroom. Information will be shared on must reads for your students, how to integrate poetry into your classroom, and utilizing effective writing and reading techniques from the text 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Students presented by Kelly Gallagher. Individuals will discuss and collaborate throughout the conference and then continue the discussion through an online format.


July 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

This active learning course is for teachers of geography or those teaching courses with geographic content at any grade level. The 3-day program will focus on the use of the precision resources of North Dakota and how the people who live there have adapted them to fill their needs. This class will have emphasis on field trips and outdoors activities. It will also include hands-on instruction in data collection methods, including a session on how to get started collecting and integrating Geo-Inquiry into classroom lessons. Another area covered will be the new and easy-to-use GIS tools available to enhance learning in social science courses.


June 4, 2019 to June 6, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

The Teacher Education Seminar expands participating teachers' knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry, from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product. The seminar covers various aspects of the industry including history, geology, physics, engineering, production issues, refining and marketing, employment needs, and the impact of oil tax on state tax revenues, policy decisions and the state's budget surplus. Educators have numerous hands-on activities including oil rig, well site, and refinery tours.


June 17, 2019 to June 20, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


June 16, 2019 to June 22, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


June 23, 2019 to June 29, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


June 30, 2019 to July 6, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


July 14, 2019 to July 20, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Professional Development for Educators 2019 at the International Music Camp consists of a 3-day or 6-day self-designed experience for educators, at which participants may select the components that most fit their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to work with leading guest conductors, active professional artists, and energetic teachers in approximately 30 disciplines.


July 21, 2019 to July 27, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Search engines and databases are useful research tools. However, choosing the right tool for research can be challenging. An internet search engine, like Google, may be the right tool for some information needs but there is no control over the quality of information found in a general search inquiry. Thus, learning how to judge the information found online is an essential research skill. When doing academic research, the most appropriate tools are library databases and open education resources. This course will focus on research as a process of inquiry and evaluation.


June 27, 2019 to June 28, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

The College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) is an initiative of the National Writing Project that offers upper elementary, middle and high school teachers professional development in teaching source-based argument writing. It offers tools and resources developed and tested at National Writing Project sites and in classrooms across the country. The program begins with a three-day summer workshop and includes monthly follow-up sessions during the school year, and is led by teacher-leaders from the Red River Valley Writing Project.


August 10, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.ontact the IOR for session start and end times.

Teachers will engage in learning the "Tree of words and sentences." Through visuals and examples, participants will see the components of word structure beginning with sounds and ending with the story. Each component will be broken down with examples and explicit instruction on "how" it works- piece by piece. Teachers will be making activities and playing games in groups for better understanding.


July 18, 2019 to July 20, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

For Syllable Division Rules teachers will be asked to bring spelling and vocabulary words from their own curriculum for building a deeper knowledge of using the 4 basic syllable division rules.

This class looks in depth at polysyllabic words and 4 basic rules for understanding how, why, and where words are separated into syllables. The six syllable types CLOVER will be reviewed. Skills and concepts (short/long vowel sounds, morphemes) will be studied for better understanding.


April 26, 2019 to April 27, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

For Syllable Division Rules Part 2, teachers will be asked to bring spelling and vocabulary words from their own curriculum for building a deeper knowledge of using the four basic syllable division rules.

This class looks in depth at multi-syllable words and four basic rules for understanding how, why, and where words are separated into syllables. The six syllable types CLOVER will be reviewed for better understanding.


May 17, 2019 to May 18, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Teachers as Readers is a monthly book club style meeting for P - 12 teachers. Each month we will read a common book or books and come together to talk about the book.


September 27, 2018 to May 23, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Each year, the UND Department of Communication & Sciences Disorders partners with Minnesota State University Moorhead to offer a spring symposium.


April 4, 2019 to April 5, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Trauma & Behavior focuses on the dialectic model of addressing significant life events, trauma and complex trauma in a framework of genuinely caring about the student AND having expectations, creating the dialectical model, "we can love/care about others AND hold them accountable".


March 7, 2019 to May 26, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

If you are a high school football coach, do not miss this opportunity to hear speakers from the area covering a wide range of topics for both 9 man and 11 man football.


April 5, 2019 to April 6, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

During this face-to-face learning event, participants will learn that the schwa is more common than we realize.


March 29, 2019 to March 30, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

This workshop will introduce artists to a technique to achieve a beautiful floral of roses, without any drawing skills.


June 20, 2019 to June 22, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.

Prairie Public's PD for Me Weekly Webchat series is designed to help teachers explore resources, get inspiration, test ideas, and connect with like-minded educators- all from the cozy, convenient comfort of your home or classroom.


January 15, 2019 to May 3, 2019 Contact the IOR for session start and end times.