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SD Department of Education Aug. 2016  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

IEP Process in Action
Aug. 22-Sept. 22, various locations statewide

This training is designed to provide an overview of criteria used in the special education process. Participants will be reviewing the special education process to think about how the whole team can be involved in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title.


IEP Transition
Aug. 25, Rapid City
Aug. 30, Sioux Falls

This training will provide secondary education teachers an overview of how the transition process can guide Individual Education Plan (IEP) development to assist the student in achieving his or her postsecondary goals.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title.


IEP Back to Basics
Sept. 7-Nov. 4, various locations statewide

This training is designed for teachers with three or fewer years of special education experience, who are in need of learning more details about the special education process from referral to implementation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP). 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.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title.


Board of Education
Sept. 20, Pierre

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet in Pierre at 10 a.m. CDT. A proposed agenda will be posted on the Boards and Commissions portal.


Indian Education Summit
Sept. 25-27, Pierre

Each year, education professionals from across the state and around the country attend this summit to access high quality professional development and information on the latest trends and proven best practices in the field of Indian education. The summit seeks to showcase successful projects, programs and initiatives for all ages, from preschool to postsecondary.

The summit will be organized into the following strands:
  • Attendance
  • Culture/Language
  • Recruiting/Retaining Qualified Teachers
  • Innovation
Note schedule/format change: Several of this year’s sessions will be two hours long, with the first hour intended to be informational. The second hour will be designated for attendees to work together in small groups to develop action plans based on the information presented.

For more information and to register, visit the summit’s website.


Systems Change
17th Annual Conference & Teacher of the Year Banquet
Oct. 12-14, 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. 13, the 2017 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.


K-2 Social studies & OSEU: Standards & Lessons Rollouts
Oct. 17 & Dec. 5, Rapid City
Oct. 24 & Dec. 12, Watertown

These trainings will allow social studies teachers to begin to look at and work with both the newly revised Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding standards and social studies standards.

In this two-day training, participants will do the following:
  • Discover the organization, format and content of the OSEU standards
  • Examine the exemplar lessons developed by educators in South Dakota, using the Inquiry Design Model that has been utilized in previous South Dakota social studies standards trainings
  • Create inquiry-based lessons aligned to both the social studies standards and the OSEU standards
Lesson and classroom materials will be provided for free.

Graduate credit will be available at reduced cost, for those who attend both days and complete some follow-up work. Continuing education hours are also available for those who attend both days.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search keywords “social studies.”

Questions? Contact Sherry Dickerson with the South Dakota Department of Education.


3-5 Social studies & OSEU: Standards & Lessons Rollouts
Oct. 18 & Dec. 6, Rapid City
Oct. 25 & Dec. 13, Watertown

These trainings will allow social studies teachers to begin to look at and work with both the newly revised Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding standards and social studies standards.

In this two-day training, participants will do the following:
  • Discover the organization, format and content of the OSEU standards
  • Examine the exemplar lessons developed by educators in South Dakota, using the Inquiry Design Model that has been utilized in previous South Dakota social studies standards trainings
  • Create inquiry-based lessons aligned to both the social studies standards and the OSEU standards
Lesson and classroom materials will be provided for free.

Graduate credit will be available at reduced cost, for those who attend both days and complete some follow-up work. Continuing education hours are also available for those who attend both days.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search keywords “social studies.”

Questions? Contact Sherry Dickerson with the South Dakota Department of Education.


6-8 Social studies & OSEU: Standards & Lessons Rollouts
Oct. 19 & Dec. 7, Rapid City
Oct. 26 & Dec. 14, Watertown

These trainings will allow social studies teachers to begin to look at and work with both the newly revised Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding standards and social studies standards.

In this two-day training, participants will do the following:
  • Discover the organization, format and content of the OSEU standards
  • Examine the exemplar lessons developed by educators in South Dakota, using the Inquiry Design Model that has been utilized in previous South Dakota social studies standards trainings
  • Create inquiry-based lessons aligned to both the social studies standards and the OSEU standards
Lesson and classroom materials will be provided for free.

Graduate credit will be available at reduced cost, for those who attend both days and complete some follow-up work. Continuing education hours are also available for those who attend both days.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search keywords “social studies.”

Questions? Contact Sherry Dickerson with the South Dakota Department of Education.


9-12 Social studies & OSEU: Standards & Lessons Rollouts
Oct. 20 & Dec. 8, Rapid City
Oct. 27 & Dec. 15, Watertown

These trainings will allow social studies teachers to begin to look at and work with both the newly revised Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding standards and social studies standards.

In this two-day training, participants will do the following:
  • Discover the organization, format and content of the OSEU standards
  • Examine the exemplar lessons developed by educators in South Dakota, using the Inquiry Design Model that has been utilized in previous South Dakota social studies standards trainings
  • Create inquiry-based lessons aligned to both the social studies standards and the OSEU standards
Lesson and classroom materials will be provided for free.

Graduate credit will be available at reduced cost, for those who attend both days and complete some follow-up work. Continuing education hours are also available for those who attend both days.

Find registration information and more at GoSignMeUp. Search keywords “social studies.”

Questions? Contact Sherry Dickerson with the South Dakota Department of Education.


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