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SD Department of Education February 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Board of Education meeting
March 16, Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. CDT at Southeast Technical Institute in room 101, the Mickelson Center, 2320 N. Career Ave., in Sioux Falls. Public hearings will be held related to content standards adoption in the areas of science, social studies, fine arts and K-12 educational technology. The board will also hold a public hearing on proposed accountability rule changes. An agenda will be posted at doe.sd.gov/board at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Steps to Success: Creating a Healthier Environment for Students to Learn and Staff to Work
March 23, Pierre

Interested in creating a healthier school environment? Developing or enhancing your School Wellness Policy?

Register now to attend training on promoting healthy eating (focusing on Smart Snacks in Schools), increasing physical activity in the classroom and the importance of health promotion for staff.

The training, sponsored by the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health in collaboration with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will feature the alliance’s national nutrition and physical activity advisors.

The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at RedRossa, 808 West Sioux Avenue, in Pierre. Participants will be reimbursed at state rates for meals, mileage, lodging and substitute teacher pay. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at state rates at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, (605) 224-6877 and the Governor’s Inn, (605) 224-4200.

Click here for more information.

Contact Karen Keyser, South Dakota Department of Education, or Kari Senger, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, with questions.


South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference
April 9-11, Rapid City

This conference is put on by the South Dakota Head Start Association and the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children to bring professional development to South Dakota's early childhood education professionals. The conference is held every April and features nationally known keynote speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Click here for more information and to register.


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.


Click here for a complete listing of events.

 
     
 
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