Region 7 - Bismarck

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

State Heritage Center & ND State Capitol Bldg.

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Registration OPENS

Monday, October 16, 2023

Registration CLOSES

Friday, November 17, 2023

Class List and Descriptions
Classes subject to change. Class selections are on a first-come, first-served basis. Class list will be available closer to the Education Day. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!
B. A "Breakout" From Traditional Roles!

Feeding a growing world is one of the most vital future needs for all of us! In this session, students will have fun “breaking out” of lock boxes while learning about many career paths that are available to them and how these jobs relate to agriculture and feeding the world. Come and be challenged! Limit 24 Students. (22)


C. CareerViewXR

Come and explore high-demand trade careers through immersive digital experiences that allow people to explore careers and communites virtually. Limit 8 Students. (22)


D. DIY Breadboard Circuits

Come learn and explore circuit builds and the basics of electricity flow through circuits. In this session, students will become familiar with circuitry components like photoresistors, push buttons, batteries, LEDs, capacitors, and breadboards. Each build increases in complexity, and all components are reusable so that builds may be disassembled and recreated! 2 50 minute classes. Limit 16 Students. (22)


E. Electric Motors & Electric Circuits

For this class we will use two 20-minute sessions to explain how electric motors work and each student will build a simple electric motor that they can take home with them. Each student will build a motor kit, and then run the motor using a battery to learn how electricty make a motor turn. Grades 5 and above. Limit 8 Students.

Electrial Circuits

A 20 Minute session where we will explain how an electric circuit works to turn on a light. Students will build a simple circuit they can take home. The project will have a battery, a switch, and a lamp they will connect with wire and be able to turn the light on and off. Grades 5 and above. Limit 8 Students. (22)

F. Importance of Language in Developing Cultural Identity

Will uncover together the importance of language in developing cultural identity, by learning more about sign language and art, and creating a dwelling, by getting the materials through trading. In groups, facilitated by University of Mary education students, we will use our newly acquired skills of communication while maintaining their own tribe’s (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) cultural identity. Once the trading takes place, our time in the gallery will come to a close as we put the finishing touches on our dwelling. 50 Minute Class. (22)


G. Explore Variety of Themes

Explore a variety of themes through games, activities, and presentations facilitated by education students from the University of Mary. We will be able to learn about important cultural items such as pipe bags used by the Lakota people. Through a trivia game, we will learn how the economy of North Dakota has evolved over the years. In addition, we will have an opportunity to learn more about agriculture through noting the changes in tractor models, and how faraway wars impacted the lives of North Dakotans. We will also discover the vastly different the lives of early settlers in North Dakota were compared to the present day. 50 Minute Class. (22)


H. Young Workers - Talking Safety

Let’s talk about safety for young workers. Your first real job could come with real risks. Limit 24 Students. (23)


I. Prehistoric Creatures from ND

50 Minute Class. Groups of 40 students will be divided into 4 groups. Each group will rotate through 4 different stations where they will learn about paleontology, mosasaurs, Dakota and Dinomummy, and how dinosaurs are named, culminating with the creation of their dinosaur. Limit 40 Students. (22)


J. An Eye Toward Fashion

50 Minute Class. Represented in the exhibition “Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style” are designs created or influenced by five North Dakota stylemakers. Learn the inspirations for their work and the influence their work has had. Limit 8 Students. (22)


K. Fun While on the Hunt for Knowledge!

50 Minute Class. Join U Mary to help educate students as they facilitate fun while hunting for knowledge – in a variety of thematic areas from agriculture to conflict of war! (22)


L. Lessons About Money

The more you know about how to make money, how to save money, and how to spend money, the less likely it is that you will have money problems as an adult. Do you know people who never seem to have enough money? If you don’t want to live that way, listen up. We have some good information to share with you today. Students will get the opportunity to look at and learn about foreign currency. (22)


O. Operation LifeSaver

Railroad Safety, trespass prevention, and how to report emergencies that occur while on or near railroad property. (22)


Education Day Schedule
Schedule subject to change
9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Pre-Opening Music
9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Opening Rally
9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. All Students Attend Classes
9:55 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. All Students Attend Gallery Class
10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. All Students Attend Classes
10:55 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. All Students Attend Classes
10:55 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Non- Project Students Attend Gallery Class
11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Non-Project Students Attend Classes
11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Project Students Eat Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Project Students Present Projects at Hall of Great Ideas Showcase
11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Teal) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch (Maroon) Non-Project Students View Projects
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (Teal) Non-Project Students View Projects (Maroon) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch
12:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. All Students Attend Classes
12:50 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. All Students Attend Gallery Class
1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. All Students Attend Classes
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Closing Rally

Getting Registered

Registration Instructions
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Fillable Form Instructions

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Registration Part 1 Student Class/ Group

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Registration Part 2 Student Groups WITHOUT Projects

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Registration Part 3 Student Groups WITH Projects

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Registration Part 4 Student Project Information

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Project Reimbursement Form – SCHOOL

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Project Reimbursement Form & Form W-9 – TEACHER

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Bismarck Class Descriptions
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Bismarck Teacher Brochure
Important teacher information for Bismarck Education Day.
Bismarck Parents Brochure
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Advisory Leadership Team

Beth Campbell


Julie Strom


Shannon Chaussee


Dr. Michael Taylor


Marijke Leibel


Laiken Thorton


Jonathan Anderson


Kent Ellis


Dean Ihla


Past Bismarck Education Day Guides