Training and Development

  • Everyday, Bismarck Public School staff create the environments and experiences that lead to student wellbeing and academic success. There is no other institution where continuous learning and modeling is more important than education.

    The Staff Development Site - Unified Talent - Professional Development is used for entering courses one wishes to offer to others and where all staff register for district approved learning opportunities. 

    Our staff development strategy recognizes a variety of modes for learning while at the same time focuses group and individual efforts toward the accomplishment of our district continuous improvement plan (Balanced Scorecard). 

Forms and Resources

  • Training/Substitute Teacher Documentation
    BPS staff that attend a training and/or perform group work need to fill out this form. This form will track any subs that were needed for work done during the work day and will also track work done outside the contracted work day for staff to receive additional payments. This form is to track attendance at trainings for payment purposes and will be used as backup for district audit purposes.

    Staff Development Guidelines for Offering a Class
    Staff development and the BPS Staff Development Tracking system apply to all employees in our district. Staff development that is planned and focused on the strategic goals of the district is important for continued growth. This guide provides information and timelines for planning/offering staff development. All staff development opportunities spanning over one hour in length must be entered and registered for though the Staff Development Tracking (SDT) system.

    Staff Development Guidelines for Staff Wishing to Plan/Offer Staff Development

Graduate Credit Information

  • Registering with Bismarck Public Schools is the first step to documenting your development pathway. However, if the class in which you are interested has a graduate credit option you may need to register again through the credit granting institution. Any special graduate credit registration instructions should be noted in the class description. Below are links to additional information supplied by the various universities and providers.

    Connect ND 

    North Dakota State University System Portal for Student Grades and Transcripts. Use this to download the transcripts to submit a lane change request.

    *Individuals should call the NDUS Helpdesk for assistance with their login information:

    My Umary 
    UMary Continuing Education Transcript Request

    The University of Mary portal for unofficial transcripts, course history, class assignments, final grades, class schedules, syllabi, and campus and course announcements etc. Use this to download the transcripts to submit a lane change request.

    *Individuals should call 701-255-7500 for assistance with their login information.

    North Dakota State University (NDSU) 

    Use this online form to register and pay for credit that is being offered through NDSU. This includes EduTech classes (when you receive notification that you have enough hours for a credit).

    Contact NDSU at 1-800-726-1724 if you have questions or encounter registration problems.

    University of North Dakota (UND)

    Use this web site to register and pay for credit for district study groups and staff development workshops approved for UND credit. Registration will be open until the last day of the workshop at midnight.

    Contact UND at 1-800-CALLUND if you have questions or encounter registration problems.

    Official Transcript Ordering Center