Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fall 2019 Student Support

We are planning to submit the request for your student support payment to Finance beginning Monday of this week. If you have passed all three of your Praxis tests, you will receive an award of $4,000 for the semester. If you have passed at least one, you will receive an award of $3,000.

We will be checking grades so I'm hoping you're all doing well in your courses. It's early in the semester so if you're missing one assignment, it's going to drop your grade. Do what you can to get them up so we can move forward with the student support for you.

A couple of you still have a few steps that need to be completed before we can process your award. I will send you an email, letting you know the things we need turned in.

It was nice visiting with you at the Sage Seminar this past Thursday. I look forward to these monthly meetings. Brenda and Lezlie keep me updated on how well you're all doing so know that I'm wishing you continued success and that you have my total support.

Have a wonderful semester and we'll be in touch!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Reggio Emilia Training

Brianne Teevan, owner of Bambini Creativi, will be on campus to provide training to the preschool staff July 23-25. Bambini Creativi is a family owned private and independent school founded serving preschool and elementary students.

You are invited to participate in this training if you are interested in learning more about Reggio Emilia, the philosophy that Brianne uses in the Bambini school. 

Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy that uses self-directed, experiential learning in a relationship-driven environment. It was developed after World War III in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and gets its name from the city.

If you are interested in attending, please email Lisa at The training is all day on those three days and you will receive a stipend for attending. You will have to stay all day, all three days, to get the stipend. This is a great opportunity so think about it! Thank you!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March Monthly Seminar

The March Monthly Seminar for Project Sage is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, at 12 noon in Building 61 (upstairs from Security). Lunch will be provided and you will be done on time to get to your 1 pm classes.

Brenda Rhone will be presenting on the topic of "Model Code of Ethics for Educators". This training is required for all new teachers who apply for teacher licensure.

Reminder that attendance at these monthly seminars is required for all Sage scholars.

See you there!

Thank you.

Monday, February 4, 2019

February Monthly Seminar

Lunch at the Bistro:

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

We did not have a monthly seminar in January due to the semester start so are having the February one early. We are going to meet at the Bistro 1100 restaurant for lunch this time. We have reservations for 12 noon for one hour.

Bistro II00
1103 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, ND

The Bistro is located on 12th street, about 6 blocks north of Cashwise grocery store. Your meal will be paid for by the Project Sage grant.

If you need a ride, let us know. Otherwise, we'll see you there - 12 noon this week Thursday!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

November Monthly Seminar

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, we are going to have a guest speaker for the monthly Sage Seminar. Jessie Fischer, Principal at Theodore Jamerson Elementary School on the UTTC campus, is our guest speaker. Ms. Fischer is originally from Standing Rock and was the principal at Sitting Bull School in Little Eagle, SD, before coming to TJES.

Ms. Fischer will visit with us about what principals look for when they hire teachers, things principals wish every teacher knew or could do when they start their new job, tips for working with families and other teachers/staff, and so on.

The seminar will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Building 61 (upstairs from Security). Lunch will be provided.

We will wrap up by about 12:50 for those of you who have class at 1 pm.

See you there!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Project Sage Monthly Seminars

The Fall Educators Conference you attended on October 10-13 was considered the Project Sage Seminar for October.

The next Project Sage Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, at noon. We will give you reminders closer to that date. We will be having a guest speaker so will expect all Project Sage scholars to attend.

Thank you!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Teacher Workshop Examining Incarceration of People of Japanese Ancestry Set for Oct. 20

BISMARCK, N.D. – A free workshop, “Teaching Untaught Histories,” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. The curriculum to be presented, The Untold Story of the Department of Justice Incarceration of People of Japanese Ancestry, is for middle and secondary social studies and humanities educators. A $150 stipend, refreshments, and light lunch will be provided.

In the 1930s and 1940s, numerous people living in the United States were identified as “enemy aliens” and placed on a secret government list called the Custodial Detention List. This workshop will consider how being placed on this list impacted the lives and communities of people of Japanese ancestry. It take a close look the political policies and climate that led to the incarceration of both citizens and aliens of Japanese ancestry within hours of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco; the National Park Service, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and United Tribes Technical College.

This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant. The mission of the Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco, California, is to educate the public about the contributions of Japanese Americans to American Society.

For more information, visit contact Erik Holland, curator of education, 701.328.2792. For more programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, go to