The North Dakota Educational Technology Council (ND ETC) is the state board responsible for developing technology systems and coordinating their use to enhance and support educational opportunities for elementary and secondary education as cited in NDCC 54-59.

The Educational Technology Council is made up of twelve members representing eleven stakeholder groups. The ETC is governed using the Policy Governance Model.  Current Policies (requires Acrobat Reader) are here.

EduTech and ND Center for Distance Education are part of the ETC.


ETC is Accepting Applications to Serve on the Council

Three positions on the ETC are open beginning July 1, 2018.  Current ETC members may reapply.  The open positions include: a representative from a school with less than 400 student enrollment; a teacher representative; and a representative from the State Association of Non-public Schools.   The terms are for four years.  The Council meets at least four times each year for three-four hours per meeting. The meetings are normally held via video.  The Council pays a per diem, substitute teacher costs, and travel when needed. Please complete the application form indicating your willingness to serve.  The Governor will appoint one representative for each position.

The mission of the Council is stated above.  Council members have the opportunity to shape education policy in North Dakota.

Mark Wagner Joins the ETC

Mark Wagner represents Career and Technical Education on the ETC.  Welcome to the ETC!

ETC Meetings

  • An ETC Special Meeting will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm, Friday, June 29, 2018 via ITV. The Meeting Agenda is  posted.  
  • The next Quarterly ETC Meeting will be held 9:30 am – 12:00 pm CT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 via ITV.    The Meeting Agenda will be posted on September 12, 2018.

The public is welcome to attend the meetings in the NDCDE Director’s Office, 4776 28th Ave S
Suite 301, Fargo, ND 58104 or ITD CIO’s Office, ITD Building, 4201 Normandy Street N, Bismarck, ND.  Please contact Deborah Janzen to set up a connection to attend the meeting remotely. 701-451-7407 or email.

The Council Members are listed under Contact Us.

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If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you may contact our Section 504 coordinator, John Gieser, Manager of Support and Technical Services, 2000 44th St SW, Floor #3, 701.451.7412, or john.gieser@k12.nd.us.