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Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute

“Integration of History, Culture, Science and the Arts.”


Concordia College

Moorhead, MN

June 23 and 24, 2015


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About the Institute

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Teaching with technology interactively is the key to the Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute. At the institute, teachers learn research-based instructional strategies for using video and web-based media in the classroom. This media is used to support the integration of regional arts, history, science, and/or culture across the curriculum.

Master Teachers from Minnesota and North Dakota lead several breakout sessions where they model lessons incorporating video resources, prime time programming, digital video, and/or the internet to explain, motivate, reinforce, and reach students who are learning new concepts or material. After viewing model lessons, attendees engage in a facilitated reflective discussion.

Meals and snacks are provided at the institute. All attendees receive jump drives with copies of the hand-outs, lesson plans, Power Points, and other resources. On-site parking is free for registered attendees, and campus housing options are available.

This two-day institute is at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, on June 23 and 24, 2015. The institute is for PreK-12 teachers from North Dakota and Minnesota. Teachers must pre-register for the institute. There is a $25 fee for registration. Participation is limited to 100 teachers.

Participants that attend the full institute can receive Continuing Education Units or NDSU Professional Development Credit. Teachers may elect to write a lesson plan that includes the use of media-rich video that supports the objective of the lesson as well as appropriate instructional strategies. Once the submitted lesson is approved, the teacher will receive a grade (as necessary for professional development credit) and a $100 stipend. Prairie Public, as a part of an on-going collaborative process, will post the lesson in a we-based repository for ND and MN teachers to access for their classrooms.

Master Teachers

The following individuals have been selected as Master Teachers for this Institute:

Melinda Crimmins Mary Dalzell
Margaret Johnson Nancy Jacobson
Dana Moffett Jan Thompson
Katrina Carrier


Submit a REGISTRATION FORM and $25.00 REGISTRATION FEE to Prairie Public. To register via Email:

* If you use a web-based email service (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo), fill out the plain text form, copy it into an e-mail, and send to education@prairiepublic.org.

To Register by Mail:

Download and print off the registration forms here (TBA). Submit forms and payment to:

Education Services
Prairie Public
207 5th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102

  NDSU Professional Development Credit Registration Form

PRTTI Advisory Committee

Maxine Adams, Executive Director, Lake Region Arts Council; Kyle Erickson, Education Consultant, Northwest Service Cooperative; Kathy Fredette, Director, Lake Agassiz Regional Library; Josh Nelson, Education Services Manager, Lakes Country Service Cooperative; Beverly Pearson, Education Services Manager, Prairie Public; Kathryn Peterson, Education Coordinator, Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative; Jolene Richardson, Assistant Director of Continuing Studies, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Beverly Sandness, Assistant Director, Education Standards and Practices Board.

If you have questions please contact us:

Education Services
Prairie Public
207 5th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
Email: education@prairiepublic.org
Phone: 1-800-359-6900 ext. 7537

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