Participant Information


The agenda is now available! 

Breakout Sessions

This year's Fall Educators Conference will feature over 100 breakout sessions covering a variety of topics. See the full list of sessions below:


Hotel Information

When booking hotel rooms, please reference the 2019 Fall Educators Conference to receive the flat rate listed.

2019 Hotel Block Listing

Credit Information

We are pleased to be offering credit for the 2019 Fall Educators Conference through the following universities:

Registration for credit through both universities now open!



The program is now available! 


We are excited to be offering conference handouts through the YAPP app again this year. Be sure to download the YAPP app to your smart device prior to attendance of the 2019 Fall Educators Conference!


Preconference Events

Striving Readers- Invite Only

Bismarck Event Center - Prairie Rose Room 103
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: Brenda Ehrmantraut

The Striving Readers preconference will be specific to the implementation of the Striving Readers grant and targeted to the local coordinators and administrators. Sessions will focus on common technical assistance topics that have surfaced such as secondary literacy, intervention effectiveness, data-informed decisions, and system-wide processes. Additionally, collegial sharing such as "bright spot" presentations to highlight positive and effective practices occurring at the SRCL sites will be incorporated.


Unlocking English Language Learners' (Els') Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible - $23.00

Bismarck Event Center - Prairie Rose Room 104
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: Lodee Arnold

This interactive workshop is designed for content teachers, EL teachers, and coordinators. In this session, participants will explore research-based strategies for supporting ELs' engagement with grade ­level academic content. Through the use of interactive activities and classroom video clips, participants will explore strategies for scaffolding academic tasks to meet the needs of Els’ of varying proficiency levels. They will also learn and apply research-based strategies for supporting ELs' academic language development through vocabulary instruction and focused instruction of academic language at the sentence and discourse levels. To wrap up the session, participants will apply these instructional strategies to their own teaching contexts.

All participants will receive a copy of the bestselling book Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible. Participants will take away practical strategies for effective instruction of Els’ and will leave the day with clear goals for supporting Els’ in their context.

Participants are requested to bring a laptop or other device for use during the workshop and a lesson plan they have used or will use with their students.


Early Learning Session

Bismarck Event Center - Prairie Rose Room 102/101
Wednesday, October 9
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Contact: Tara Fuhrer
Guest Speaker: Neal Horen

Neal Horen, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has focused on early childhood mental health for the last 20 years. He is the Director of Early Childhood at Georgetown's Center for Child and Human Development. He is the co-lead on mental health on the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, co-TA Director on the National Center of Excellence on Infant/ Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, lead for early childhood for the SAMHSA system of care grants, Georgetown's lead on the HV-lmpACT TA Center, and Pl on a RWJ Foundation grant on mental health consultation.


Dropout Prevention & Reengagement Summit – $50.00

Bismarck Event Center - Prairie Rose Room 105
Wednesday, October 9
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: Lucy Fredericks

Presentation topics include ND statistics and dropout data, student panel discussion, improving school outcomes for trauma-impacted students, and trauma & stress in schools.


Special General Sessions

Special Luncheon Address:
"A Student's Voice"
with remarks by Jasmine "Jazz" McBride and a Q&A session with Superintendent Baesler's Student Cabinet

Bismarck Event Center
Hall B
Thursday, October 10
12:05 - 1:30

*See more details here.


Special General Session:
North Dakota Working Together for Safe and Healthy Schools
presented by State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and Pamela Sagness, Director of Behavioral Health with the ND Department of Human Services

Bismarck Event Center
Hall A
Thursday, October 10
1:30 - 2:30

*See more details here.