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SD Department of Education August 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

IEP Process in Action
Aug. 18-Oct. 2, various locations statewide

This training is designed to provide an overview of criteria used in the special education process. Participants will review the special education process to think about how the whole team can be involved in the IEP process. Participants should bring a hard copy or a downloaded copy of the current IEP Technical Assistance Guide. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Arlene Maxfield at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3678, with questions.




Board of Education
Aug. 24, Rapid City

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet at the South Dakota Department of Transportation Area Office, 2300 Eglin St., in Rapid City, at 9 a.m. MDT. A public hearing will be held related to content standards adoption in the area of social studies. An agenda will be posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Template.aspx?id=32 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.




IEP Back to Basics
Aug. 24, Aberdeen
Sept. 11, Sioux Falls
Sept. 24, Rapid City

This training is designed for teachers with less than three years of special education experience wanting to learn more about special education referral to placement. During this training, participants will review all of the forms as they follow the special education process from referral through consent, evaluation, eligibility, IEP development and parental prior written notice. Participants should bring a hard copy or a downloaded copy of the current IEP Technical Assistance Guide. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Arlene Maxfield at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3678, with questions.




SD Graduation Requirements FAQs
Aug. 27, online
Sept. 2, online

This course will highlight some of the most commonly asked questions about South Dakota graduation requirements.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Andrea Diehm at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-4150, with questions.




Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities
Sept. 22-23, Rapid City

This is a new conference that will cover special education legal issues, including the latest information from due process hearings, circuit court cases, OSEP/OCR (Office of Special Education Programs/Office of Civil Rights) guidance letters, and basic IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) procedural requirements. It is designed for general/special education staff, administrators, state/school district attorneys, state education department staff, related services staff, parents and other stakeholders.

For more information and to register, click here.




2015-16 School Turnaround Kick Off
Oct. 5-6, Pierre

The South Dakota Department of Education is hosting a fall kick-off event for 2015-16 Focus and Priority schools at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre.

Sam Redding, from the Academic Development Institute, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Redding provides expertise in the areas of:

• School management
• Social and emotional learning
• Family-school relationships
• School improvement
• Factors that affect student learning

The Department of Education will sponsor all Focus and Priority schools to send a School Leadership Team to the kick-off to begin planning for the 2015-16 school year. Registration information and more will be coming soon.

Contact Jordan Dueis, South Dakota Department of Education, at (605) 773-4716 with questions.




16th Annual Systems Change Conference
Oct. 14-16, Chamberlain

This year’s Systems Change Conference will be held at the Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain. This is one of the region’s premier professional development events for educators. On the evening of Oct. 15, the 2016 South Dakota Teacher of the Year will be announced during a special recognition banquet. Graduate credit and DOE contact hours are available.

Click here for more information about keynote speakers Kathleen Cushman and Denise Ryan.

Click here for information on submitting proposals for breakout sessions.


Click here for a complete listing of events.

 
     
 

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