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SD Department of Education April 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

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 in Aberdeen. 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.


South Dakota State Historical Society 2015 History Conference
Prairie to Pines: People and Their Environment in South Dakota

May 29-30, Pierre

The environment is more than a backdrop. Our interactions with plants, animals, soil, water and air have helped shape our state's history. At this year’s conference, speakers will be providing insights into the impact our forefathers had on transforming the land and communities--from the farms and industry East River, to the ranches, mines and timber operations West River. This is a unique opportunity for historians, teachers, students and the general public to learn more about the unique environment of our state in a historical context.

Teachers can receive continuing education contact hours for attending. The cost for registration and continuing education contact hours is $135 if registered by May 8, with a reduced cost of $125 for members of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Click here for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Jeff Mammenga, South Dakota State Historical Society, at (605) 773-6000.


Transition Institute
June 1-2, Pierre

Transition Institute provides information on evidence-based strategies to prepare students with disabilities to meet their postsecondary goals. The summer institute will focus on identifying factors and predictors that prepare youth in transition for employment. Information provided in this training will be relevant to new and experienced high school teachers. Graduate credit will be available.

Click here to register.


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.


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