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The energy of the mind is the essence of life
― Aristotle

Beginning Teacher Network

2021-2022 Year Long Plan

•    September 2021: face-to-face introductions: all schools
•    October 7, 2021: online
•    November 4, 2021: online
•    December 2, 2021: online
•    January 6, 2022: online
•    February 3, 2022: online
•    March 3, 2022: online
•    April 7, 2022: online


Observations and FeedbacK

Two observations will be conducted.  One in November/December and one in April/May.  Teachers will be contacted individually to set up a date and time suitable to your schedule 

One to One Discussions

I will be available by email, phone or in person to do one to one conferences or meeting.

After-School Program (21st CCLC)

Program Description

This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Great Northwest Community After School Club (CASC)

The GNWEC and the Boys and Girls (B&G) Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes have joined together for this project, which is named the Great Northwest Community After School Club (CASC). CASC serves students and their families in 12 school sites in 9 public school districts. The sites are located at:

  • Grenora Elementary, Grenora Public School District #99

  • Hagen Elementary, Williston Public School District #1

  • Trenton Elementary, Eight Mile School District #6

  • ​Lewis & Clark Elementary, Williston Public School District #1

  • Mandaree (B&G Club TAT), Mandaree Public School District # 36

  • McVay Elementary, Williston Public School District #1

  • New Town (B&G Club TAT) New Town Public School District # 1

  • Parshall (B&G Club TAT), Parshall Public School District # 3

  • Twin Buttes (B&G Club TAT), Twin Buttes Public School District # 37

  • Watford City Elementary, McKenzie County Public School District #1 

  • White Shield (B&G Club TAT), White Shield Public School District # 85

  • Wilkinson Elementary, Williston Public School District #1

*The GNWEC also operates an additional after-school site at Rickard Elementary and a 1st -6th grade summer program at Bakken Elementary; both locations are in Williston

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Career Advising
What is a Career Advisor?

A Career Advisor is a person who incorporates career development information or skills in his/her work with students, parents, or school staff. A Career Advisor has received in-depth training in the areas of career development in the form of up to 120+ class/instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor.

What does a Career Advisor do?
  1. Provides career information to students, staff and parents

  2. Compiles resource lists for students, staff and parents

  3. Facilitates classroom career exploration activities

  4. Maintains student career portfolios

  5. Coordinates job shadows, career fairs, college visits, job interviews, etc.

  6. Prepares students with employment-seeking skills

  7. Administers and interprets interest assessments

  8. Utilizes working knowledge of RUReadyND (internet-based career information system)

  9. Use computer-assisted career guidance systems and work at the direction and under the supervision of the school district counseling staff.

  10. Provides sequential career development activities, current career information, and related career exploration opportunities to students in grades seven through twelve

Please Contact for More Information:


Melissa Meyer
Career Advisor, GCDF
Great Northwest Education Cooperative
PO Box 1964
Williston, ND 58802-1964

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