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SD Department of Education April 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Infinite Campus User Group sessions
April 7, Rapid City
April 8, Pierre
April 9, Aberdeen
April 10, Sioux Falls

The 2015 Spring Infinite Campus User Group sessions are offered free of charge and scheduled from 8 a.m-4 p.m. local time. Participants are asked to bring laptops. Click here for an agenda.

Register by clicking below on the date you wish to attend.
Tuesday, April 7
- Ramkota - Rushmore Room (2111 N. Lacrosse St., Rapid City, SD)

Wednesday, April 8
- Ramkota - Gallery F&G (920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre, SD)

Thursday, April 9
- Ramkota - Northern (1400 8th Ave. NW, Aberdeen, SD)

Friday, April 10
- Southeast Technical Institute - Sullivan Health Center Room HC257 (2320 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, SD)




South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference
April 9-11, Rapid City

This conference is put on by the South Dakota Head Start Association and the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children to bring professional development to South Dakota's early childhood education professionals. The conference is held every April and features nationally known keynote speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Click here for more information and to register.




TIE Conference
April 19-21, Rapid City

The 29th Annual TIE Conference will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It’s the largest event in the region focused on teaching materials, instructional practices, and technology applications for school administrators, teachers, technology coordinators, librarians and media specialists.

The event features breakout sessions, in-depth workshops, nationally recognized keynote speakers, an opportunity for graduate credit and a large exhibit hall.

For more information or to register, go to www.conference.tie.net.




Board of Education meeting
May 18, Aberdeen

The South Dakota Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at Northern State University, Student Center, Centennial Room, 1200 S. Jay St., in Aberdeen. The time of the meeting is yet to be determined. Public hearings will be held related to content standards adoption in the areas of science, social studies, fine arts and K-12 educational technology. An agenda will be posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Template.aspx?id=32 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.




Advanced Data Use Skills for Educators
June 1-July 15, online

Advanced Data Use Skills for Educators, a new online course available this summer, will build upon skills taught in the prerequisite course, Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators. Participants will apply fundamental skills to an individual project using data.

Course requirements include readings, participation in online discussions and completion of a data project, with the goal of using data to answer important questions to drive positive change in a district, school or classroom.

The course is scheduled for June 1-July 15, with the data project due July 15. Participation is free. Two credits are available through the University of South Dakota for $40/credit.

Register at https://southdakota.gosignmeup.com. Search by course title. For those wishing to receive credit, there will be an additional link on this website where participants can register with USD.




2015 Summer Education Conference: Multi-Tiered System of Supports
June 3-4, Pierre

This conference is open to all schools, with a reduced registration rate available for educators from MTSS schools. Graduate credit is available.

The first day of the conference will focus on teaching students to think critically about text. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports will be the main topic of day two. Keynote speakers will be Jill Jackson and Dr. George Sugai.

Click here for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Becky Cain, South Dakota Department of Education, at rebecca.cain@state.sd.us or (605) 280-3568.




Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
June 3-4, Madison

This course is offered by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and is designed to help participants recognize the need to plan for all types of disaster. Since planning is a process, planning is included in every unit and activity. Participants completing the course will be able to explain the importance of a school safety program to others and to lead individuals in their schools and community through the process of developing an effective multi-hazard program.

This course will:
• Describe emergency management operations, roles and duties
• Explain how to assess potential hazards that schools may face
• Explain how to develop and test an Emergency Operations Plan that addresses all potential hazards.

Click here to register.




Civil Rights Regulations: Target - Education Settings
June 9, Rapid City
June 10, Mitchell
June 11, Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Department of Education is working with the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development on civil rights federal regulations for the educational setting. These will be full-day sessions featuring specialists from the regional U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in Kansas City, Mo. The OCR ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through enforcement of civil rights laws.

Maria North and Karl Menninger will lead the trainings. They are Supervisory Attorneys for the OCR. Each oversees a team of investigators and attorneys who provide technical assistance and investigate civil rights issues in education.

K-12 staff and postsecondary personnel are encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive six hours of CEUs for full-day attendance. Please advise staff who serve in any of the following capacities about these trainings:

• School administrator
• School counselor
• Career and technical education teacher/director
• School district attorney
• Title IX coordinator
• Section 504 coordinator

Federal law requires that each school district have at least one person designated and trained as the District Title IX Coordinator and a person designated as the Section 504 Coordinator. (§ 34 C.F.R. Sec. 106.8 and Sec. 104.7)

Contact Carol Uecker at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-4771, with any questions.

Click here to register. Search by course title.


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