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SD Department of Education Dec. 2015  

Board of Education
Jan. 7, Pierre

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet in the MacKay Building, Library Commons, 800 Governors Drive, in Pierre, at 9 a.m. CST. The second 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.

How to REACH those you TEACH
Webinars for general educators

• Jan. 11: Disability Categories
• Feb. 1: Differentiated Instruction
• Feb. 29: Behaviors and Behavior Plans
• March 14: Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Office of Special Education is excited to offer webinars specifically designed for general educators to help them reach all the students in their classrooms. Over the past year the office received a number of requests from teachers and administrators asking for professional development in assisting with students with disabilities who are integrated in the general classroom. Participants will learn tips, tricks and the basics of special education.

Webinars begin at 3:30 p.m. CST. A computer with Internet access and a phone line will be needed.

Connect through Skype for Business at: Join Skype Meeting

Participants unable to join through Skype for Business can dial direct:
1(866) 410-8397
Participant code: 7643921055

Find more information on the Department of Education's website. Contact Arlene Maxfield, South Dakota Department of Education, at (605) 773-2594 with questions.

24th Annual Joint Professional Development Conference: SD Science Teachers Association & SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Feb. 4-6, Huron

Bring your best Supermarket Science lab/demo or favorite math activity/handout to Thursday night sharing sessions. Other conference highlights will include:
• ARTsome Astronomy
• Not Your Mother’s Microscope
• Fun with Fractions
• Science + Math + SD History = FUN!

Find registration information, learn about featured speakers and much more on the South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics website.

A complete listing of events is available at GoSignMeUp.

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