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,RCH 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 5 TECN_'-*O-LOGF F O3Y I Conference in December and several session of of North Dakota state assessments next spring. We technology club held throughout the school year. can now help students become more comfortable Putting a device in each student's hands doesn't with online tests by giving them the confidence come without concern. The staff will revisit the Ac- they need to perform their best. Technology will be- ceptable Use Policy our school presently uses and come less of an obstacle when it's integrated into make recommendations to the school board for daily classroom routines changes to support an initiative of this size. We will Park River Areas technology vision is to pro- utilize resources by Common Sense Media that vide educators and students with the best available teaches students about intemet safety, copyright, educational technology and best practices to ira- communication, cyberbullying, privacy and security prove teaching and ultimately raise student achieve- and creating a digital footprint, ment. This grant will provide many opportunities for staff and students, and therefore make Park The timing of this initiative is in conjunction with the present review of preschool-sixth grade River Area School a better place. Move 21 stands for: Language Arts curriculums. This spring our staff M=Motivation to Learn has been reviewing three major publishers materi- O=Opportunity to Grow als with plans to implement one this fall. One out- V=Vision Embracing the Future standing feature that has been apparent throughout E=Educational Excellence and Engagement for the review is the technology component. In addition ALL! to textbooks, student can read stories online as well 21 st Century Learning Skills as access to enrichment activities online. Editor's Note: Gudmundson is a Instruction- Our faculty has also expressed concern about al/TechnologyIntegration Coach for Park River Area students being prepared to take the next generation Schools. opens new GRAND FORKS, ment and operations said Oncken. N.D. -- True North more efficiently," said Oncken said he and Equipment, the local True North's president his colleagues were John Deere organization Dan Gorder. mindful of the valley's has opened the doors of The center also serves heritage when planning its newly constructed ag as a training facility to the 7,000 square foot technology resource fa- keep True North era-resource center. cility in Grand Forks, ployees up to date on As a result, many of N.D. global advances in farm- the building's features Known as the True rag. pay tribute to local agri- North Resource Center, Located just off42ndculture. this two-story facility Street at 4325 18th Ave For example, the cen- serves as a place for area South, the center also ter's corrugated metal farmers seeking local serves as headquarters exterior is reminiscent of training as well as dis- for True North Equip- traditional grain bins and tance learning from John ment support staff and shed siding, while many Deere experts world- senior management, building materials found wide. Company vice presi- inside had their roots in The center offers dent John Oncken, who farming-- literally. computer workstations handled many of the de- Desktops made from for hands on learning in tails during construc- boards of pressed soy- a classroom setting for .tion, said this was the bean stems and accent interactive distance train- perfect time for building wall panels made from ing education(IDT), the True North Resource pressed sorghum straw "We see our new re- Center. are just two examplesof source center as a sin- "The new Resource the center's enviro- gular place for customers Center is here to provide friendly construction, and non-customers to Optimization training said Duane Kautzman, fmd the information they and Services for cus- VP/Sales Manager of need to run their equip- tomers region wide."True North Equipment. "Our goal was to cre- ate an environment that feels familiar to anyone who enters," Kautzman said. "Using materials found right here in the region added greatly to that effort." True North Resource Center hosted its first seminar only weeks ago, and according to early reports, the place is liv- ing up to expectations. Registration for up- coming classes is avail- able on the company's website (www.true Classes are aimed to- ward those who cur- rently operate -- or plan to integrate- the latest technology available, but are organized so all in at- tendance are working from the same level of experience and product understanding. GRAFTON, N.D. -- In a con- tinuing effort to end the problem of impaired driving, North Dakota law enforcement agen- cies are providing unified en- hanced enforcement. The North- east Grand Forks Regional DUI Task Force announced that there will be an enhanced law en- forcement presence and addi- tional law enforcement officers on rural, city and state roads throughout the Northeast Grand Forks Region for the entire month of March. "During our end of year en- forcement in 2013, numerous drug and alcohol-related cita- tions and arrests were made in our region," said Kyle Ternes, Captain North Dakota High- way Patrol. "In my opinion, even one is too many." One of the biggest problems in preventing impaired driving is getting people to understand that buzzed driving is no differ- ent from drunk driving. Mo- torists often don't begin to ac- knowledge their impaired state until they are far beyond the point where they are able to drive safely. Law enforcement officials stress that any alcohol in a motorist's system will affect their driving ability, and,.eh- courage those who are going to drink to find a safe way home. "Impaired driving is danger- ous for everyone, including oth- er motorists on the road," said Lauren Wild, Sheriff Walsh County Sheriff's Department. "There are many other options, so if you know you're going to be drinking, plan a safe ride home." Law enforcement officials believe that any number of fa- talities due to impaired driving ' " i" ~