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SD Department of Education Sept. 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

IEP Process in Action
Sept. 17-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.

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


Board of Education
Sept. 21, Watertown

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet at Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Ave. NE, in Watertown, at 10 a.m. CDT. An agenda is posted on the State of South Dakota's Boards and Commissions portal.


IEP Back to Basics
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.

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


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.

Register at GoSignMeUp. 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.

For more information and to register, visit the Systems Change website.


Healthy Schools Summit: Activating a Healthier Generation
Oct. 20, Pierre

Schools won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the latest strategies and resources for enhancing the learning environment by improving nutrition and physical activity. Through demonstration and participation, participants will learn how to take wellness to the next level and activate children’s healthy behaviors where they live, learn and play.

Participants will be energized by Carol Chong, MA/RDN/LDN, National Nutrition Advisor; and Reagan Spomer, Youth Ambassador with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; along with other great presenters, including National Healthy School Award winners from South Dakota.

Learn more with this sharable flyer about the event. Registration information will be coming soon.

Contact: Kari Senger, Healthy Schools Program Manager, Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Kari.senger@healthiergeneration.org or (605) 280-7671. Karen Keyser, Department of Education - karen.keyser@state.sd.us.


Project WET & Leopold Educator Workshop
Oct. 21, Rapid City

South Dakota State University Extension is hosting an educational workshop. Both projects will be presented by Anne Lewis from the South Dakota Discovery Center. The Project WET workshops provide training to educators at all levels, formal and non-formal, on diverse water topics so those educators can reach children with objective, experiential, science-based water education. The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in “A Sand County Almanac.”

Find more information on SDSU Extension’s iGrow website.


A complete listing of events is available at GoSignMeUp.

 
     
 
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