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SD Department of Education February 2015  


Ag teacher wants all students to know value of CTE

Karen Roudabush is the agriculture teacher at Bridgewater-Emery High School. She strives to make sure all students know there’s a place for them in career and technical education.

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A Message from the Governor: Consider a CTE course
February is CTE Month

    • CTE Month focuses on CTE Innovators

    • Student leaders visit Pierre to learn about
       legislative process

Governor joins with legislative leaders to create task force to study education funding

Gov. Daugaard is joining with legislative leaders to create a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students. The task force will reevaluate the current funding formula. It will collect and analyze data, engage with stakeholders and seek public input. The task force will make recommendations to the 2016 State Legislature for reform.

CTL holds roundtable discussion with legislators

South Dakota’s Commission on Teaching and Learning met Jan. 22-23 in Pierre. Several member teachers also held a roundtable discussion with legislators. The group is beginning to examine issues surrounding teacher certification in South Dakota, including alternative certification, tiered licensure and reciprocity.

Encourage 12th grade students to apply for National Youth Science Camp®

Two South Dakota high school seniors could receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington, D.C.

Digging Deeper free online learning day scheduled for
March 6

Digging Deeper into Primary Sources is a free online learning opportunity that will give educators tools to help students analyze, evaluate, and differentiate primary and secondary sources. Educators can participate in the entire day or choose from individual sessions.

JAG Student Leadership Conference held in Rapid City

JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) students recently gathered in Rapid City for a leadership conference. Breakout session topics included leadership, youth engagement, team building and communication skills. Students also participated in a contest to design a new logo for JAG-South Dakota.

Upcoming Events

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Board of Education meeting
March 16, Sioux Falls

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

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

TIE Conference
April 19-21, Rapid City

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