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Save the Date – Water Festival – April 20 & 21

"Make A Splash at Water Festival" blue water droplets and waves


Water Festival is back at its normal time and place – April 20 & 21 at Dakota College at Bottineau campus.

Funded in part through Project WET, area 5th and 6th graders will learn all about how water impacts their life and the world around them.

Scheduling information will be sent to teacher and principal contacts from previous years.

If you have questions or need to update your school contact, please contact Aimee Erdman at 701-228-2090



NCEC is Hiring!

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We are looking for the right individual with at least five years’ experience in developing, implementing, and assessing professional development opportunities for school systems.

Click here for the full job description and application procedures: NCEC New Position

NCEC is an equal opportunity employer.

 STEM Day March 14


STEM Career Day is back in person on the DCB Campus March 14, 2022.

The education day is open to grades 7-9, but numbers will be limited per school.
Schools will attend either a morning or an afternoon block with lunch on your own.
Stay tuned for registration details and schedule updates!
Contact Aimee with questions at 701-228-2090.

Welcome Kevin Leier!

Kevin Leier, Educational Strategist


NCEC is excited to welcome Kevin Leier to the team as the new Educational Strategist.


Kevin spent 9 years as a classroom teacher in Rugby teaching both in Social Studies and CTE content areas. His knowledge of project based learning, technology integration and classroom management will be great assets to our team as we continue to find new and innovative ways to service our member schools.


Kevin’s primary focus will be on helping manage the Educational Hub and running point on developing and implementing the Beginning Teacher Support Network for NCEC. He will also be assisting the team with TCI/CSI, Cognia and data collection throughout the year. Feel free to reach out to Kevin if you have any questions or concerns about these programs and help us welcome him to the NCEC team the next time you see him.


North Central Education Cooperative is based in Bottineau and serves surrounding regional schools to provide educational services through a collaborative culture that creates successful learning environments.

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