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SD Department of Education Aug. 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Board of Education
Aug. 24, Rapid City

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet at the South Dakota Department of Transportation Rapid City Region Area Office, 2300 Eglin St., in Rapid City, at 9 a.m. MDT. A public hearing will be held related to content standards adoption in the area of social studies. An agenda is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Template.aspx?id=32.


IEP Back to Basics
Aug. 24, Aberdeen
Sept. 11, Sioux Falls
Sept. 24, Rapid City

This training is designed for teachers with less than three years of special education experience wanting to learn more about special education referral to placement. During this training, participants will review all of the forms as they follow the special education process from referral through consent, evaluation, eligibility, IEP development and parental prior written notice. Participants should bring a hard copy or a downloaded copy of the current IEP Technical Assistance Guide. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Arlene Maxfield at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3678, with questions.


IEP Process in Action
Aug. 25-Oct. 2, various locations statewide

This training is designed to provide an overview of criteria used in the special education process. Participants will review the special education process to think about how the whole team can be involved in the IEP process. Participants should bring a hard copy or a downloaded copy of the current IEP Technical Assistance Guide. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Arlene Maxfield at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3678, with questions.


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.

For more information and to register, click here.


SPED Teacher Effectiveness Training
Sept. 30-Oct. 9, various locations statewide

Special education teachers and administrators who evaluate them are invited to attend this training, which will provide clarification on Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and dig deeper into the South Dakota Framework for Teaching. Educators will learn how the framework and SLOs work together, along with how to write differentiated SLO goals, which is recommended practice. In addition, they will break down the framework and the different special education scenarios.

Click here to register. Search by course title. Contact Matt Gill at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-8193, with questions.


16th Annual Systems Change Conference
Oct. 14-16, Chamberlain

This year’s Systems Change Conference will be held at the Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain. This is one of the region’s premier professional development events for educators. On the evening of Oct. 15, the 2016 South Dakota Teacher of the Year will be announced during a special recognition banquet. Graduate credit and DOE contact hours are available.

Click here for more information about keynote speakers Kathleen Cushman and Denise Ryan.

Click here for information on submitting proposals for breakout sessions.


Click here for a complete listing of events.

 
     
 
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