Getting Hearts Pumping With Healthy Schools Pilot Program

A new and exciting Healthy Schools Pilot Program is getting students hearts pumping! The South East Education Cooperative’s Healthy Schools Program is focusing on increasing the opportunities students have to be physically active while at school and improving the school nutrition environment.  This program was developed to reduce overweight and obesity in children, and also…
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Is Your Relationship Status With Data “Complicated”?

Becoming a Data Champion – Part 1 February is often regarded as the month of love, and I’m here to share with you some pleasantries about one of my true loves – data. I recognize that for many people their relationship with data could be regarded as “it’s complicated” – they love it when it…
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Creating An Open Channel Of Communication

Montpelier School District Superintendent Jerry Waagen This month we get to hear from Montpelier’s Superintendent/Elementary Principal Jerry Waagen and High School Principal James Bear as they share with us the great things happening in their district. Serving 118 student K-12, Waagen and Bear have a combined education background of 51 years! Waagen is in his…
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Data Overload? NEW Data Use Standards Are Here To Help!

New Year, New Focus… DATA! The holidays are over and we are off and running into 2017! 2016 was definitely a year of growth and change for the SEEC as it transitioned to become its own fiscal agent, made some new hires (and had to say goodbye to others L), and participated in an AdvancED…
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Beginning Teachers Receive Timely, Effective Training + Collegial Collaboration

The Beginning Teacher Network’s (BTN) intent is to provide an additional layer of support and just-in-time professional development for first-year teachers, but the most important component is an opportunity for collaboration and collegial discussion among the new teachers. The SEEC BTN strives to augment and enhance the learning they received as a pre-service teacher and other mentoring…
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2016 Lights On Afterschool

Although a few months late in posting, we still want to highlight the fun events put on to celebrate the nationally recognized Lights on Afterschool day, Oct. 20. Below we’ve shared some highlights of not just our own out-of-school-time programs, but also a couple others from across the state that participated. Each program works with kids in their own unique ways and…
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Bringing The Maker Movement To The YMCA

“Bringing the Maker Movement to the Y thanks to the SEEC’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference!” – Erica Kindem, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Asst. School-Age Director. Each year in August the SEEC holds a conference geared toward helping all out-of-school-time providers learn how to strengthen their programs and ensure they are executing high-quality…
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