Building Capacity to
Make a Difference
The South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) has in place an aspiration, goals, and strategies for achieving those goals. On September 11, 2017, a team of approximately 20 SD DOE leaders gathered and identified two key concerns: a need to gather data points to monitor progress towards goals; and directly involving stakeholders in the process of identifying strategies.
The NCCC helped North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI) organize and lead an initiative that hosted content specialists at the state capitol in Bismarck to initiate development of new content standards in K-12 arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts); health; science; and early learning (birth to age 5).
In an effort to develop student capacity to increase academic language, South Dakota Title III Director Yutzil Becker teamed up with the NCCC to train a cohort of educators preparing to deliver targeted professional development to teachers across South Dakota. For more information, please contact Jane Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-632-5529.
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