Legislature approves state training for Common Core & more
During the 2012 session, the Governor proposed and Legislature approved $8.4 million for training related to Common Core and other key areas.

Mathiesen presents on mass customized learning
South Dakota Board of Education member and TIE Director Dr. Julie Mathiesen presented on the topic of mass customized learning at the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education in Houston last month.

Preparing for the Dakota STEP
The 2012 Dakota STEP testing window beings on April 2 and will end April 20.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Education meeting
March 19, via conference call

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 19, in Pierre. Visit the Board of Education page on the South Dakota Department of Education’s website for a complete agenda for the meeting.

Early Childhood Education Conference
April 12-14, Spearfish

The theme for this year’s conference is “Planting the Seeds of Change.” There are tried and true best practices available to parents and early childhood education professionals alike, but there are always new and improved methods we may utilize to develop our future leaders.

Click here for more information or to register.

26th Annual TIE Conference
April 15-17, Sioux Falls

The annual TIE Conference has gained a reputation for having the best classroom teachers, network administrators and education administrators share their strategies, methods and best practices. This year’s event will feature dozens of four-hour, in-depth workshops, nearly 100 breakout sessions, three world-class keynote speakers, an expanded exhibit hall, prizes and much more.

Watch www.tie.net/ for more information as the conference date approaches.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference
May 29-30, Pierre

Attend the annual 21st CCLC conference to learn how to provide students with the best possible learning experience – inside and outside the classroom. Find out how to build on, enhance and support academic enrichment outside of school time through communication and community involvement strategies.

Preference is given to 21st CCLC grantees, but registration is open to other schools or organizations as well, and renewal credit is available for educators.

Click here to register or contact Jill Cotton for more information.