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2010-2011 Annual Report South East Education Cooperative

Working to ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING‌ by building RELATIONSHIPS that make all members stronger.

Staff Information Fargo Location

Satellite Location

Skills & Technology Training Center

Jamestown Public Schools

1305 19th Ave. N

207 2nd Ave. SE

Fargo, ND 58102

Jamestown, ND 58401

Fax: 701.231.6912


Kyle Davison

Amy Walters

Executive Director

Director of Student Services &

School Health Coordinator

701.231.6901 701.252.1950

Deb Herman Office Manager

Shelley Mansavage

21CCLC Resource Coordinator


Jennifer Glasheen

Satellite Location

Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

Valley City Area Teachers Center

101 College Street


Valley City, ND 58072 701.845.7282

Jamie Peltier

Sandy Zahn

Communications &

Director of Instructional Technology

Youth Development Coordinator



10-11 Annual Report

Dear Friends of the SEEC, As part of our ongoing effort to increase communication with our stakeholders, we've created our first “Annual Report” for the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC). This report will look back on accomplishments aligned with our 2010-11 strategic goals. These strategic goals, created with your input, continue to be our compass as we move into the new school year. The SEEC began operation in the fall of 2005 with an operating budget of around $250,000. That budget, all state appropriations and member dues, has grown to over 1.8 million with nearly 75% now coming from grants, fees, and partnerships. This growth is a direct result of our members input, collaboration and participation in our services. Looking forward to the 2011-12 school year, it’s my belief the SEEC will continue to see tremendous opportunities for collaboration between school districts, the University System, and the private sector. We are well positioned with a strong staff, resources, and your support to take advantage of these opportunities. Kyle Davison, Executive Director

2010-1011 Revenue $1,825,000 5% 2%

Membership Dues

24% State Funding 69% Grants Federal/Stat e Other Revenue

Working to ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING by building RELATIONSHIPS that make all members STRONGER

Professional Development The SEEC will investigate and utilize a variety of professional development methods to increase participation and meet the diverse needs of schools. Primary Accomplishments:  Purchased Adobe Connect for meetings and professional development needs  Used IVN to deliver CASL Course  On-site training for SWIS, NWEA MAP, Viewpoint, and Assessment  Principal’s Advisory group focus on developing the PD infrastructure and PD skills/ knowledge of principals  PE Series – focus on physical education curriculum development  Several workshops have been designed for team attendance with built-in work time with planned follow-up –PD Plan Workshop, School Health Summit, Healthier US School Challenge, Wellness Policy Summit, Assessment Literacy Teacher Leader Training  Leadership for Learning Series Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12  Increase utilization of Adobe Connect tool for PD and meetings including a Standard Operating Procedures manual  Identify two new partnerships for training key instructional leaders  Develop with the state and SEEC schools a plan to implement common core standards  Increase number of schools by five who utilize the Synthesis tool

“At the SEEC, we believe that

focusing our collaborative efforts on the ‘right work’, we have the potential to enhance professional relationships, increase teacher effectiveness and efficacy, and positively impact student learning in significant ways. “ 10-11 Annual Report

The SEEC will develop and utilize a framework for implementing high quality, sustainable professional development programs. Primary Accomplishments:  Researched the National Staff Development Council model for professional development  Researched the NSDC Standards Inventory Assessment Inventory  Implemented SAI survey spring of 2011  Provided training from NSDC in spring 2011  A common professional development evaluation tool was modified and adopted. Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12  Continue with training from Learning Forward which started in Spring 2011  Work to align SEEC quality professional development with the state-wide REA quality goals

The SEEC will demonstrate capacity to help schools effectively use data to monitor and measure student achievement and make decisions to appropriately adjust instruction in the classroom. Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12  Identify all types of data schools are now collecting which impacts student achievement  Prioritize needs regarding training for collection, analyzing, and interpreting of the data or the systems which collect the data  Deliver Professional Development based on needs  Develop partnerships and/or SEEC data coaches for regional schools

Organizational Management The SEEC will develop and implement a comprehensive communication plan improve awareness of, and participation in, programs and services. Primary Accomplishments:  Hired Jamie Peltier as Communications Coordinator  Developed a Communication Plan, focusing on our e-newsletter, the SEEC website and other social medias  Invested in an upgraded website and database software  Implemented a e-newsletter  Established listservs for administrators, and principals Emerging needs and goals for 2011-12:  Distribute first Annual Report  Continue to maintain quality database of all school personnel including board members, staff and administrators.  Expand database to include colleges, business partners, and outside education agencies.  Implement regional meetings of schools (aligned to SEEC Board groups)

The SEEC will develop and implement a plan to provide an improved system of networking to support school districts and SEEC programs. Primary Accomplishments: 

Formed Principal’s Advisory Committee (PAC)

Data driven decision making (Viewpoint) training and support for new schools

Continued support for MAP and the MAP Matters conference

Developed IT pilot project in Enderlin, Richland, and Kindred

Developed Synthesis tool partnership with Fargo Public Schools

PLC Institute – over 50 participants from SEEC schools attended PLC Institute in Minneapolis

NWEA Conference – 15 participants attended NWEA Annual Conference in Portland, OR

Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12 

Need to expand usage of Synthesis tool to other school districts

Implement grade level meetings for common core standards

Identify specific needs for Information Technology Training

Hold IT Coordinator meeting day in spring 2012 10-11 Annual Report

The SEEC will develop and implement a plan to address emerging needs of the cooperative. Primary Accomplishments:  Entered into an agreement with the Fargo Public Schools for space in July 2012  Received funding for RTI-PBS grant ($75,000)  Had first RTI conference in June (300+ participants)  Received continued funding for 21st Century and Coordinated School grants (approx.. 1.1 million)  Received new funding for coordination of after-school programing Professional Development ($50,000)  Received AmeriCorps funding ($90,000)  Title III Consortium funding ($18,000)  Title IIA funding ($22,000)  ND Teacher Support System Mentoring Grant  Began use of online registrations for professional development activities Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12  Develop comprehensive plan for moving offices to new facility  Maintain current grants and identify two new funding sources for emerging needs  Identify one new emerging need

The SEEC will develop and implement a plan to demonstrate its accountability and fiscal responsibility to stakeholders. Primary Accomplishments:  Implemented Cedarwood (database) for data management and reporting purposes  Continued working on financial reporting and budget processes to share with stakeholders  Completed and submitted report to DPI for SEEC  Developed STATE REA strategic plan  Secured legislative funding through 2013  Developed annual report template Emerging needs and Goals for 2011-12  Continue working on STATE REA strategic plan  Work to align and customize SEEC strategic plan to state-wide plan  Develop individual school annual reports  Develop and implement SEEC annual evaluation tool for school to provide input  Develop SEEC annual report

Student Services The SEEC will facilitate the expansion and enrichment of curriculum in our member schools. Primary Accomplishments Hired Jamie Peltier to be coordinator and focus on student services Increased SEEC/NDSCS Online class enrollment by 19% Served over 150 students in Camp Inventions throughout SEEC Emerging Needs and Goals for 2011-12  Align student services goal with REA curriculum goal  Develop regional plan for curriculum enhancement  Develop plan for virtual Career Technology Education (CTE) Center for SEEC

2010-2011 Student Services Health, Tech & Trade Career Expo Marketplace for Kids Camp Invention SEEC NDSCS Online Classes BAIT (Business And Information Technology) Camp 21st Century After School Programs Entrepreneurship Academy SEECing Student Progress Literacy Program 10-11 Annual Report

Program Highlights 21st Century Community Learning Centers The SEEC 21CCLC program is currently serving students in nine school districts, and 16 school sites including, Fargo (McKinley, Jefferson, Madison, and Roosevelt/Horace Mann Elementary schools), West Fargo (LE Berger Elementary) Jamestown (Washington, Roosevelt, Louis L.’Amoure and Lincoln Elementary schools), Midkota, Griggs County Central, North Central Barnes (Wimbeldon-Courteney and Barnes County North campuses), Fessenden-Bowdon, Fairmount, and LaMoure.

2011-2012 Program Goals are: 1. Character Development lessens will be delivered 30 minutes weekly 2. 25% of students attending 50% or more of the program will demonstrate assessment scores at grade level proficiency in Reading and Math 3. Provide staff with professional development opportunities The 21CCLC Professional Development Resource Center was launched on the SEEC website in early 2011, and is managed by Shelley Mansavage. Online resources as well as many other additional resources for teachers, schools, and families can be found here. <>

SEECing Student Progress, AmeriCorps program The SEEC was awarded an AmeriCorps grant in October of 2010. AmeriCorps “Members” or workers, were placed in 8 schools in Jamestown, Fargo, and West Fargo. SEECing Student Progress (SSP) members provided one-on-one reading interventions to 290 students whose reading scores were in the average to low average range. Special interventions were done with students to improve and maintain their reading skills to prevent falling behind. Students were benchmarked to determine who qualified for the program. During the program, students’ progress was monitored on a weekly basis to ensure success. Once the student is on target for reading at grade level, they are “exited” from the program. The last few weeks of school all the children participated in SSP were assessed again to determine if they were reading at grade level. Final year end evaluations showed us that by year end, 70% of the students who participated stayed at or above their target reading level. Members were also placed in local after school programs to assist students in homework completion. These children received individual attention from AmeriCorps members to help facilitate homework completion.

The 2011 ND Response to Intervention Conference: Responding to Student Needs was held on June 13-14, 2011 at the Fargo Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND. Over 300 teachers and administrators from across North Dakota and eastern Minnesota participated in outstanding, diverse and in-demand sessions designed to help school teams and practitioners gain a deeper understanding of what can be done to strengthen our classroom and school practice to meet the needs of all learners. Keynote speakers shared Secrets to Success and keys to Making RTI Practical, Reasonable and Doable. Breakout sessions focused on topics such as RTI in Math, High School RTI, Differentiated Instruction, Evidence-based Tier 2 Reading Interventions, Using Data & Data Systems. Conference planning and leadership was a collaborative effort led by the SEEC in partnership with the MDEC, South Valley Special Education Unit, and Dr. Lisa Stewart-Minnesota State University Moorhead. The conference was supported through funding from the Activities to Scale-Up RTI/RTI-B Grants managed by the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC) and Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative (MDEC). Regional Education Association

Number of participants

Northeast Ed Services Cooperative (NESC)


Roughrider Ed Services Program (RESP)


Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative (MDEC)


Missouri River Education Cooperative (MREC)


South East Education Cooperative (SEEC)


Red River Valley Education Cooperative (RRVEC)


North Central Education Cooperative (NCEC)


Great Northwest Education Cooperative (GNWEC)


Other – MN, DPI, Higher Ed


Principals’ Advisory Committee (PAC) On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, the first meeting of the Principals’ Advisory Committee was held in Valley City at the AmericInn. Twenty-six principal leaders representing fourteen SEEC districts were in attendance to learn more about how their participation and leadership is needed and necessary to accomplish the following goals: 

Create & maintain ongoing awareness of the SEEC, personnel & programs

Engage in professional learning with colleagues across the SEEC – Build Capacity & Foster Collaboration

Strengthen communication among principals and with SEEC personnel

Participants engaged in activities to help build a shared reality of the difficult yet worthwhile endeavors occurring in schools in the SEEC this year. They also gained an awareness of other schools who are involved with the same or similar activities. This led to a beginning discussion of the benefits of and opportunities for collaboration that naturally exist within the SEEC. 10-11 Annual Report

Leadership for Learning Series The Leadership for Learning Series is designed to engage SEEC leaders in collaborative learning focused on enhancing skillful educational leadership and designed to build capacity in individuals, teams, schools and districts throughout the SEEC and resulting in improved teacher and student learning. The focus for 2011 is Staff Development. Over 40 superintendents, principals, and curriculum directors have been involved in learning how to identify, design, implement, and evaluate staff development that is standards-based, meets the needs of adult learners and results in improved learning for all students. The Leadership for Learning Series is being facilitated by consultants from Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council (NSDC))- Dr. Patricia Roy and Lois Easton. This four-day series will conclude in October and plans for a new series/focus is in the works.

The SEEC is supporting schools in the use of NWEA MAP. Our focus is to get teachers understanding MAP results by conducting workshops and on-site inservices. MAP Matters is a daylong event in September where NWEA certified trainers help support and increase data usage. Participants spend three hours digging into their school data and relating it to the topic workshop. Topics include: MAP/ Primary MAP Basics, Instructional Ladders, Goals Setting and Communication, Evaluating Growth Patterns, and Differentiated Instruction. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAP Matters bought in 103 participants representing 27 of our 35 school districts.

Viewpoint Seventeen out of the 35 SEEC Schools are using Viewpoint Data Warehouse System. We support these schools by conducting on-site in-services and hosting training workshops. Last year a Data Driven Decision Making Workshop was held in March. Six of our Viewpoint Schools sent a team to participate. 1. West Fargo 2. Fargo 3. Griggs County Central 4. LaMoure 5. Northern Cass 6. Ellendale 7. Jamestown 8. Lisbon 9. Kindred 10. North Sargent 11. Medina 12. Enderlin 13. Edgeley 14. Fessenden â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bowdon 15. Central Cass 16. Valley City 17. Wahpeton

Membership Cooperating Members Valley City State University  STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Teaching Center North Dakota State College of Science  STEM Academics  SEEC Online Classes  Nanotechnology Teachers’ Academy North Dakota State University  Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative  STEM Outreach/GRASUS Sheyenne Valley Career and Technical Education Center, Valley City Richland County Career and Technical Education Center, Wahpeton Valley City Area Teacher Center Wahpeton Area Teacher Center South Valley Education Center

Representative Responsibilities *See the following page for representative listings Governing Board: The Governing Board will be responsible for review and approval of an annual operative budget and will grant authority for the daily operation of the SEEC REA to the Executive Director. Executive Committee: The Executive Committee will be empowered to act on behalf of the SEEC Governing Board on business and operational issues arising between meetings which require immediate attention. It will not be entitled to decide questions of governing policy. The Executive Committee will submit reports of its actions at Governing Board meetings. Permanent Task Force: The Task Force will function, with the Executive Director and employees hired by SEEC, as the operational arm of the SEEC. Its functions will include but not limited to making and implementing recommendations, for Governing Board approval, relative to: developing rigorous curriculums and other student services and administrative functions; providing joint staff and educator training and seeking methodologies for school districts through the SEEC to create more efficient and effective delivery of education. This image can be found at Each SEEC school is a clickable link to the school’s website.

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Governing Board


Vice Chair - Jim Johnson Jim Johnson Region 2

West Fargo

Patti Stedman

Fairmount Hankinson Lidgerwood Wahpeton Richland Wyndmere

Larry Luick

Executive Com. Region 1

Task Force

Nancy Murphy Rachael Agre Louise Dardis Opening

Region 3 Larry Luickâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Past Chair

Rick Jacobson Open Region 4

Edgeley Ellendale Montpelier

Anna Sell Chair Tim Herman

Tim Herman


Denise Musland

Litchville-Marion Oakes Region 5 Enderlin Ft Ransom Lisbon Milnor

Dan Billing

Pat Feist

North Sargent Sargent Central

Mike Campbell Region 6

Central Cass Kindred Mapleton

Anne Ueland Steve Hall

Northern Cass

Fessenden-Bowdon Jamestown Medina

Allen Burgad Region 7

Heidi Heim Larson

Bob Toso

Allen Burgad

Bob Toso Tom Rettig

Pingree-Buchanan Region 8 Barnes County N.

Doug Jacobson

Griggs Co Central Hope Maple Valley Midkota Page Valley City

Meridee Erickson-Stowman

Roger Mulvaney

2010-2011 Calendar October, 2011 10/10/2011

Health Education Curriculum Development Workshop


Wellness Policy Implementation for Principals, STTC Auditorium, 11:00 am


PAC Meeting


“We’ve Been Framed!” Advertising Secrets that Build Public Support for Young People

November, 2011 11/10/2011

Task Force Meeting - 9:00am - 10:00am


Administrator Meeting - 10:00am - 12:00pm


RTI-B Workshop - DPI-Brenda Oas - STTC - Millennium (114), Fargo, ND


Executive Committee - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 4:45pm


Governing Board Meeting - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 6:00pm

December, 2011 January, 2012 1/12/2012

Task Force Meeting - 9:00am - 10:00am


Administrator Meeting - 10:00am - 12:00pm, STTC, Fargo, ND


Executive Committee - 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Governing Board Meeting 6:00pm

February, 2012 2/15/2012

Executive Committee - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

March, 2012 3/8/2012

Task Force Meeting - 9:00am - 10:00am


Administrator Meeting - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Executive Committee - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 4:45pm


Governing Board Meeting - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 6:00pm

April, 2012 May, 2012 5/10/2012

Task Force Meeting - 9:00am - 10:00am


Administrator Meeting - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Executive Committee - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

June, 2012 6/20/2012

Executive Committee - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 4:45pm


Governing Board Meeting - Governors' Inn, Casselton starting at 6:00pm 10-11 Annual Report

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