This content-rich week of events kicks off with the fifth annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on June 7, featuring a keynote by Code.org CEO and co-founder Hadi Partovi.
Monday’s Summit is free and open to the public with limited in-person seating available at the Bismarck Event Center as well as a livestream broadcast. Burgum will host the event and highlight the progress being made in North Dakota toward personalized learning, the role technology skills play in a global economy and the opportunity to innovate amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the Governor’s Summit on Monday educators are invited to attend the IgniteND conference being held on the campus of Bismarck State College June 8-11. IgniteND is a four-day series of workshops and speakers for educators June 8-11 with innovative curriculum focused on computer science and cybersecurity. IgniteND featured speakers include 2019 Teacher of the Year Kayla Dornfeld and renowned author and professor Dr. Adolph Brown. Check out the featured option for middle and high school teachers. Educators earn continuing education credits and may be eligible for endorsements and/or computer science licensure.
Registration deadline extended to June 7th! Registration fee is $99 which includes breakfast and lunch each day, dinners to be determined. Onsite late registration fee is $139. There are a limited number of dorm rooms available through BSC at no cost. The first 300 licensed teachers will be eligible for a registration fee waiver (using code ThxDPI21 at checkout) and a $200 stipend. Each registrant will also receive a technology bundle classroom kit worth $250 (kit includes: Microbit 10 pack club kit, components for classroom activities, and curriculum resources)! 15 hours of training will qualify licensed staff to add the new Computer Science and Cybersecurity credential – Level 3 to their teaching license. Contact Steve Snow at 701.328.2236 for stipend information.
The event, co-sponsored by Bismarck State College, NDIT-EduTech and the Department of Public Instruction, will take place virtually and in person at BSC. #innovativeND #igniteND
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