Dec. 13 – Jan. 27, 2012, Various locations statewide
The IEP Workshop will take you through all the essentials of an IEP. Presenters will cover all areas of special education, from referral to placement to IEP development. This interactive workshop will help you analyze data and write appropriate IEPs for students with varying disabilities.
Specific workshop dates are listed below:
• Dec. 13 – Harrisburg
•Jan. 26 – Rapid City
•Jan. 27 – Sturgis
Click here to register.
Framework for Teaching book studies
Feb. 5 – March 31, 2012, Online
Two online book studies, slated to begin next spring, will focus on two of Charlotte Danielson’s books. Last year, the state adopted Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as the state standards for teaching.
The Danielson book studies allow teachers and administrators to begin interacting with the Framework for Teaching. The first book study, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, introduces educators to the framework. Participants will read and dialogue online about the framework’s four domains defining what teachers should know and be able to do in the exercise of their profession.
The second book study, Enhancing Professional Practice: Using the Framework for Teaching in Your School, provides sound advice, step-by-step procedures, and practical tools for using the framework. It is recommended specifically for administrators, while the first book study is geared toward teachers and anyone who wants to gain more of a basic understanding of the framework.
The book studies are sponsored by the Department of Education, in conjunction with TIE and East Dakota Educational Cooperative. Participants will be responsible for purchasing the book prior to the study. The spring book studies will run Feb. 5 – March 31, 2012.
Find more information online at http://doe.sd.gov/secretary/sdteacherstandards.asp.