Proposed standards outline effective teaching
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A work group has recommended the adoption of Charlotte Danielsonís framework as the standards for teaching in South Dakota. The expectation is that the standards would be used to help teachers grow in their profession.

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Upcoming Events




IEP Workshops

The Department of Educationís Special Education Programs is conducting several IEP Workshops this winter. Workshops will cover information regarding: child find and pre-referral strategies; determining suspected areas of disabilities; prior notice/consent and procedural safeguards; evaluation procedures and reporting; developing and implementing an IEP. The workshops provide six contact hours.

Upcoming dates:

Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Central Services
1101 N Western Ave, Sioux Falls
Session ID: 46784

Jan. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Central Services
1101 N Western Ave, Sioux Falls
Session is full.

Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Northern State University, Aberdeen
Centennial Rooms B&D
Session ID: 46717

Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Explorer Elementary
4010 West 82nd Street, Sioux Falls
Session ID: 46947

Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City
Session is full.

To register for an event, go to http://www.escweb.net/sd_esa/ and enter the appropriate Session ID.



Dakota STEP-A Pre-Test Workshops

The departmentís Special Education Programs is hosting several Dakota STEP-A Pre-Test Workshops in January. The workshops are intended primarily for those responsible for administering the Dakota STEP-A, and those who distribute and return materials.

Topics covered will include but are not limited to: updates to the rating form; student eligibility for Dakota STEP-A; selecting and developing high quality supporting evidence submissions; completing the rating form; role of the second rater; test security; and receiving/packing/shipping test materials. The workshops provide three contact hours.

Dates:

Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Rapid City
Session ID: 46948

Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AmericInn, Fort Pierre
Session ID: 46949

Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Aberdeen
Session ID: 46950

Jan. 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Sioux Falls
Session ID: 46951


To register for an event, go to http://www.escweb.net/sd_esa/ and enter the appropriate Session ID.



CTE 101
Feb. 5, Pierre


CTE 101 is a workshop that fulfills certification requirements to become a South Dakota certified CTE teacher within individual career and technical content areas. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Kings Inn in Pierre.

To register for an event, go to http://www.escweb.net/sd_esa/ and enter Session ID number: 47095. Registration for this event begins Dec. 15, 2010.



Dakota STEP Spring Workshops

The Department of Education, along with Pearson, will host Dakota STEP Pre-Test Workshops the week of Feb. 7. Topics to be covered include: Dakota STEP test updates for 2011; test ordering and shipping; test security; test accommodations; and more. In addition, attendees will receive information about the 8th grade technology assessment; the DACS/Achievement Series; and end-of-course exams.

Dates:
Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Rapid City
Session ID: 46018

Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Pierre
Session ID: 46019

Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ramkota, Aberdeen
Session ID: 46020

Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ramada, Sioux Falls
Session ID: 46021
To register for an event, go to http://www.escweb.net/sd_esa/ and enter the appropriate Session ID.