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Letter from the Secretary
SD Department of Education March 2016  

Title Programs Wednesday Café
March 9, online

Title Programs Wednesday Café webinars are intended for Title I schools. Find more information at GoSignMeUp. Questions? Contact Dawn Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, at (605) 773-2535.

Board of Education
March 14, Rapid City

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. MDT in the Dakota Hall Lecture Room at Western Dakota Technical Institute, 800 Mickelson Drive, in Rapid City. The third of four public hearings will be held on proposed career and technical education standards in several career clusters. An agenda will be posted on the Boards and Commissions portal at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Principal Effectiveness webinars
March 24     May 17
April 20

The Department of Education is hosting a Principal Effectiveness webinar series throughout the 2015-16 school year. Principals and superintendents are invited to participate. Webinars will also be recorded and posted on the department’s website. Register at GoSignMeUp. Here is a calendar of session dates, descriptions and log-in information.

TIE Conference
April 10-12, Sioux Falls

Don’t miss the 30th Annual TIE Conference!
Over the past 29 years, TIE has evolved from being the forerunner in sharing technology innovation with educators to meeting the current needs of technology integration, curriculum mandates, improved student achievement and effective assessment and evaluation.
Find registration information and more at www.conference.tie.net.

Perkins Data Collection Training
April 20, Pierre
April 21, Aberdeen
April 25, Rapid City
April 27, Mitchell
April 28, Sioux Falls

Training sessions on the Perkins Data Collection system will provide CTE teachers/administrators in approved CTE programs (school year 2015-16) the following:

1. Instructions for entering Perkins Data via Mass Enrollment and Individual Enrollment (if your school enters data through the Upload process, contact Nora Kohlenberg for training information at nora.kohlenberg@state.sd.us).
2. Updates on modifications to the data system for 2015-16.
3. Tips to ensure data is entered comprehensively and accurately.
4. Ideas to get the most out of your Perkins data.

Details on the training sessions, including location and information to prepare prior to attending, will be sent following your registration. Watch your email for additional information.

Register at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title. For questions or more information, contact the Division of Career & Technical Education at (605) 773-3423.

2016 Homeland Security Conference
May 3-5, Sioux Falls

This year’s Homeland Security Conference will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Find more information on the event’s website. Questions? Contact Rachel Tilley with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Registration Now Open: 2016 Summer Education Conference
June 28-29, Chamberlain

This year’s conference will focus on explicit instruction with keynote speaker Dr. Anita Archer. Read more about Dr. Archer and find registration information on this shareable flyer.

A complete listing of events is available at GoSignMeUp.


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