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SD Department of Education June 2015  

Principal Effectiveness In-Depth Implementation Guidance
June 15, Spearfish
June 16, Pierre
June 17, Watertown
June 18, Sioux Falls
June 19, Mitchell

Trainings on the Principal Effectiveness model will be held across the state the week of June 15. The purpose is to assist superintendents and principals in selecting domains and components, as well as evidence and artifacts that support Principal Effectiveness.

Additionally, the training will include time to complete the required Principal Effectiveness Gap Analysis and Planning Guide. The Principal Effectiveness trainings in November 2014 provided an overview of the model; this summer’s trainings will provide in-depth implementation guidance.

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Contact Matt Gill at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-8193, with questions.

Standards Based IEP and IEPq
June 26, Pierre
June 29, Rapid City
June 30, Chamberlain
July 1, Sioux Falls
July 2, Watertown

With the adoption of more rigorous standards in math and English language arts, it is more important than ever to ensure all students have access to grade-level content. IEPq is a tool to help special education and general education teachers communicate about students’ areas of need within the standards.

Through this collaboration, special education teachers can write goals using the "Goal Assistant" in IEPq to target the students’ needs so they can make progress in the general curriculum. The training will introduce participants to the standards-based IEP process and provide access to the online IEPq tool to assist in goal development.

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Contact Ben Morrison at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-6119, with questions.

Board of Education meeting
July 27, Rapid City

The South Dakota Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting in Dakota Lecture Hall at Western Dakota Tech, in Rapid City. The time of the meeting is yet to be determined. 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.

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.

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