April 2014



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Attend free summer courses on data driven decision making

Data is a powerful tool for improving student outcomes. These courses will take the mystery out of how to use it. Teachers will learn the skills they need to analyze and use data to answer important questions and drive positive change in the classroom. Prior to face-to-face instruction, participants will need to complete some online pre-work.

Classes will be offered statewide:
• Aug. 4, Rapid City
• Aug. 5, Pierre
• Aug. 6, Sioux Falls

Participants will learn about the following topics:
• Creating a data plan
• Understanding types of data
• Understanding the process for collecting data
• Interpreting data
• Creating action plans
• Implementation strategies
• Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of plans
• Examining and sustaining progress

Courses are free. Mileage and lunch will be reimbursed by the Department of Education. One graduate credit is available through the University of South Dakota at a reduced cost of $40. Those seeking graduate credit will complete an independent project.

Click here to register. Search “Using Data to Inform Instruction.”