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2021 NDCEL Fall Conference

Last year was a year of rising to new challenges.

Now it's time to keep climbing.

Oct. 20-22, 2021 - Event Center, Bismarck

315 S 5th St,

Bismarck, ND 58504

NDCEL has expanded our Fall conference to include school leaders, administrators, teachers, instructional staff, counselors, social workers, Title1, or special education personnel. We are striving to provide national quality professional development tailored to North Dakota's educators.  

The North Dakota Council of Education Leaders invites you to attend the NDCEL 2021 Fall Conference. Experience engaging breakout sessions, exhilarating keynotes, grad credit opportunity, relevant discussion and information of the education field, and career-advancing networking.

2021 Fall Conference Schedule (Last updated: 10/15/2021 at 10:02 am)

October 21-22, 2021 - IN PERSON (Only live streaming the keynotes)
All sessions (except the Keynotes) will be recorded and available to re-watch after the event until April 2022. All recorded keynotes except for George Couros will be available for a limited time only to watch.
October 27, 2021 - April 30, 2022 - Recorded Conference

This recorded portion of this conference will be hosted on the NDCEL canvas, utilizing zoom. You will receive an invite for the canvas course and sessions will be available the week after the event through April 30, 2022.

The Keynotes at the NDCEL Fall Conference will all be live-streamed. Todd Whitaker, Kari Yates, and John and Brenda Tufte’s keynotes will also be recorded and available until November 1, 2021. All of the Breakout sessions at the conference will be recorded and available along with the pre-recorded sessions to view from October 27, 2021, through April 2022.

University of Mary Graduate Credit
NDCEL 2021 Fall Conference offers the opportunity to receive one (1) graduate credit. Graduate credit will work differently this year. Every individual who wants to gain University of Mary graduate credit will need to register individually. All attendees will be required to complete the canvas course to receive the credit, whether they attend the in-person or recorded sessions.

Here are the Fall Conference registrations. Please read carefully and register with the correct form: (We will be closing the registration form on Monday 10/18/21 at 4:30 PM. To register after that you will need to call the office. 701-258-3022)

2021 Fall Conference Graduate Credit - University of Mary Registration

General Topic Areas include (a solidified schedule and session descriptions to come!):

Leadership

SEL/Behavioral Health

STEM/STEAM

School/Community Relations

MTSS, Culture/Climate

Engagement, Instructional Strategies

Regulations/Policies

Innovation

Personalized Learning

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Standards-Based Grading

Technology

Literacy

Choice Ready

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Here are the Fall Conference registrations. Both members and non-members of NDCEL are able to use these links:

2021 Fall Conference Graduate Credit - University of Mary Registration

Cost for Fall Conference Attendance:

$350.00 paying with a check

$375.00 paying with a card (5% processing fee)

Cost for University of Mary Grad Credit:

$45.00 paying with a check

$47.25 paying with a card (5% processing fee)

If you would like to register your entire district, call or email Sammy Vander Wal for the special registration link and instructions. sammy.vanderwal@ndcel.org.

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District Registration pricing is based on your schools' student enrollment. After registering your entire district, you will be required to complete an excel spreadsheet with all attendee's contact information and whether they will attend IN PERSON or only viewing the RECORDED CONFERENCE. (NDCEL will provide.) This spreadsheet will be due by Monday, October 11th, 2021.

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERING YOUR WHOLE DISTRICT, EACH INDIVIDUAL WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENDEE FORM. THE BUSINESS MANAGER THEN CAN SEND NDCEL A CHECK WITH ALL OF THE INVOICE NUMBERS ON IT.

Sponsors and Vendors

Download the Fall Conference sponsorship opportunity packet here.

To register to be a SPONSOR, click here.