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Welcome to NESC ConnectEd for grades 3-5

The NESC recognizes needs across our region and North Dakota and is ready to support you through NESC ConnectEd. Schools are looking for creative ways to support learners and instructional staff involved in extended day programs. Flexibility is key as considerations need to be made for connections through in-person, hybrid and virtual learning environments. NESC ConnectEd offers assistance with lesson resources, instructional modeling, professional learning, and after-school program facilitation.

Want a live learning experience

  • Connect in real time via Zoom with our NESC facilitator.
  • Your role is to co-facilitate by engaging students on your side of the screen while our state partners deliver the lesson!

Can't make it during the scheduled time?

  • Download the archived lesson!
  • Follow along with the recording; you will be the main facilitator of student learning.

Are you excited to teach the lesson yourself?

  • Download the lesson resources and lead the lesson at the best time for you and your students!
  • This option allows you to customize the learning experience to your students’ needs.

Learning from home?

  • These lessons also work great in the home learning environment. Log into the live sessions or access the archived recordings.
  • As educators, feel free to share the resources from this website with parents and guardians!
ConnectEd Facilitator

Ms. Cortney Shuley

Ms. Cortney Shuley is the Student Services Specialist at the NESC. She is passionate about working directly with students, STEAM instruction, and problem-based learning. She is a former 21st Century Community Learning Center teacher, STEAM instructor, preschool teacher, and Special Education teacher. Over the past three years, she provided direct instruction to more than 3,000 PreK-12 students across the NESC region and the state through regular-day and after-school curriculum enrichment lessons. Ms. Shuley is excited to connect with you and your students!

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Archived

May 7, 2024

“Musical Theater Dance – Oompa Loompa!”

April 30, 2024

“Counties and Compasses: Crossing North Dakota”

April 23, 2024

“Drawing in 3-D”

April 16, 2024

“Symbols of the State”

April 9, 2024

“Habitat Design”

April 2, 2024

“MARVEL-ous Museums”

March 26, 2024

“Zoetropes”

“A Coat for all Seasons”

March 19, 2024

“A Coat for all Seasons”

March 19, 2024

“Seasonal Color Wheel”

March 12, 2024

“Fairy Tale Tableaus”

March 5, 2024

“Barred 16th notes & percussion”

February 27, 2024

“Norwegian Immigration and Rosemaling”

February 20, 2024

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Design Challenge”

February 13, 2024

“Warm and Cool Confetti Hearts”

February 6, 2024

“Game and Fish Duck Stamp”

January 30, 2024

“Curling Challenge”

January 23, 2024

“Earth Day Patch”

January 16, 2024

“Character Pitches”

January 9, 2024

“Strong v. Light Movement”

December 19, 2023

“STEM Ski Challenge”

December 12, 2023

“Holiday House Fold Out Drawing”

December 5, 2023

“Color Adaptations”

November 28, 2023

“Brain Safety Challenge”

November 21, 2023

“Fun with Crayons and Markers”

November 14, 2023

“A Coat for all Seasons”

November 7, 2023

“North Dakota Crops – Tops and Bottoms”

October 24, 2023

“Creature Catcher”

October 17, 2023

“Overlapping Lines Drawing”

October 10, 2023

“How to Eat Like a Child”

October 3, 2023

“Narrative Pantomine”

September 27, 2023

“Let’s Invent a Toy: Pom Pom Popper”

September 19, 2023

“Folded Reveal Drawings”

September 12, 2023

“Dot Face Drawing”

May 9, 2023

“STEM Challenge: Dripping’ Dash

May 2, 2023

“Reader’s Theatre Mystery”

April 27, 2023

“Water Pipelines STEM Challenge”

April 25, 2023

“Forms & Cups!”

April 18, 2023

“Pollen Collector”

April 11, 2023

“Doodle Birds”

March 28, 2023

“Making Mini Books”

March 21, 2023

“Compose Using Ta & Ti-Ti!”

March 14, 2023

“Leprechaun Boat Challenge”

March 7, 2023

“March Madness: Basketball & STEM”

February 28, 2023

“Engineer Like a Pirate! Flag Mast with Pulleys”

February 21, 2023

“STEM Challenge – Home for Mr. Wolf”

February 14, 2023

“Air Mail STEM Challenge”

February 7, 2023

“One-Minute Movie”

January 31, 2023

“Snowman Stretch”

January 24, 2023

“Pop Up Landscape Drawing”

January 17, 2023

“Yeti Crossing STEM Challenge”

January 10, 2023

“Matilda’s Dancing Emotions”

December 20, 2022

“Dog Sled STEM Challenge”

December 13, 2022

“Winter Animals: Drawing Texture and Pattern”

December 6, 2022

“Snowflake Speed Challenge”

November 29, 2022

“Dancing through Life”

November 22, 2022

“The Great Escape: Turkey Launcher!”

November 15, 2022

“Cut, Glue, Collage!”

November 8, 2022

“Turkey Zip Line Escape Mission!”

November 1, 2022

“Character Status”

October 25, 2022

“Bone Bridges”

October 18, 2022

“Spooky Optical Illusions”

October 11, 2022

“What Can You Create with a Leaf?”

October 4, 2022

“Robot Hand Challenge”

September 27, 2022

“Fold Your Own Book – DIY Comics, Sketchbooks and More!”

September 20, 2022

“What Would You Do?”

May 3, 2022

“Engineering an Animal’s Survival”

April 26, 2022

“Hills and Mountains Mixed Media Collage”

April 19, 2022

“Draw and Design Your Own Mandalas”

April 5, 2022

“Creating Fun Pop-Up Cards”

April 5, 2022

“Creating Fun Pop-Up Cards”

March 29, 2022

“Ball Run”

March 22, 2022

“Mix Media Birch Tree Paper Collages”

March 15, 2022

“Paper Bridges”

March 8, 2022

“Scenes/Monologues for the Young Actor”

March 1, 2022

“NO! You Can’t Take Me!”

February 22, 2022

“Balloon Car”

February 15, 2022

“Build Your Own Sports Equipment”

February 8, 2022

“Open Scenes”

February 1, 2022

“Reader’s Theatre”

January 25, 2022

“The Most Magnificent Thing”

January 18, 2022

“Sunflower Inspired Doodling”

January 11, 2022

Be More Colorful

January 4, 2022

“Drawing Winter Trees: Near and Far”

December 14, 2021

“Holidays Around the World”

December 7, 2021

Fort Buford

November 30, 2021

“Creating Your Peace”

November 23, 2021

Former Governor’s Mansion

November 16, 2021

“Self Portraits Using Miro Symbols”

November 9, 2021

Chateau de Morès

November 2, 2021

“Crumpled Creations – Using Line and Symbol in the Style of Joan Miro”

October 26, 2021

“Looking and Line Drawing Gallery Walk”

October 19, 2021

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

October 12, 2021

“Start With a Shape”

October 5, 2021

Fort Totten State Historic Site

April 22, 2021

“Importance of Trading Goods”

April 20, 2021

“Writing Opinions”

April 19, 2021

“Making a Sustainable City”

April 15, 2021

“Transporting Aliens”

April 13, 2021

“Zip Line”

April 12, 2021

“Doghouse”

April 8, 2021

“Food Trucks”

April 6, 2021

“Creating Logos and Advertisements”

March 29, 2021

“Accessories and Clothes with Technology”

March 18, 2021

“Creating Your Own Cartoon Characters”

March 16, 2021

“Draw Your World in 3 Dimensions”

March 15, 2021

“Blind Contour Line Drawing and Cubism”

March 11, 2021

“Follow the Leader”

March 9, 2021

“Back-to-Back Drawings”

March 8, 2021

“Highlights Reel”

March 4, 2021

“Designing and Packaging Healthy Snacks”

March 2, 2021

“Protecting Species”

March 1, 2021

“Counting Penguins”

February 18, 2021

“Where is the Ground and Where is the Sky?”

February 16, 2021

“Drawing Basics”

February 11, 2021

“Hot Potato”

February 9, 2021

“My Life”

February 8, 2021

“Memory Card Game”

February 4, 2021

“Comparative Anatomy”

February 2, 2021

“High Tech Parks for Kids”

February 1, 2021

“Introduction to Globes”

January 21, 2021

“Creating New Nachos”

January 19, 2021

“Making a Drone”

January 14, 2021

“Basics of Presenting”

January 12, 2021

“Memory Card Game”

January 11, 2021

“Show Me How”

January 7, 2021

“Building a Homework Machine”

January 5, 2021

“Designing a Shelf for an Elf”

January 4, 2021

“Crazy Pencils”

December 17, 2020

“Landscape Drawing”

December 15, 2020

“What Can You Do With a Crayon?”

December 14, 2020

“Sketchbook Basics”

December 10, 2020

“In My Shoes”

December 8, 2020

“Basics of Presenting”

December 7, 2020

“Answer This!”

December 3, 2020

“Creating an App”

December 1, 2020

“Details in Writing”

November 30, 2020

“Polar Bear Dens”

November 19, 2020

“Building a Habitat”

November 17, 2020

“Protecting Oceans from Pollution”

November 16, 2020

“Making an Obstacle Course”

November 12, 2020

“Foot Maps”

November 10, 2020

“Creating Games & Puzzles”

November 9, 2020

“Give One, Get One”

November 5, 2020

“Space Debris Removal”

November 3, 2020

“Robots Putting Out Fires”

November 2, 2020

“A Day At Our Zoo”