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  DOE offers SDMath and SDSci Leadership program

Applications are due Sept. 7 for SDMath and SDSci Leadership, a pilot program from the South Dakota Department of Education to create and support a dynamic network of math and science educators. Educators who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related to math and science education are encouraged to apply.

The program is modeled after a successful leadership program that has been running in Oklahoma since 2013. In April 2014, the National Science Teachers Association featured OKMath and OKSci Leadership as one of only three state-led innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs of the year.

Application Process:
Participants will be selected based on ability, demonstrated leadership, interest in their community and insight for effective leadership. Applicants must teach or co-teach in a mathematics or science classroom for at least one course during their participation year. The application process is designed to ensure a class that consists of members from diverse backgrounds, experiences and geographical locations. Approximately 20 participants (10 math and 10 science) will be chosen annually.

A completed application requires submission of the following three components by 5 p.m. CDT on Sept. 7:

Program Meeting Dates
Upon selection, participants will be expected to attend the following meetings:

  • Virtual Orientation – Sept. 26, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT
  • Alpha Retreat – Oct. 21-22, Chamberlain
  • Beta Retreat – Feb. 10-11, 2018, Huron
  • Gamma Retreat – March 24-25, 2018, Chamberlain
  • Delta Retreat – June 4-5, 2018, Chamberlain

There is no registration cost. The South Dakota Department of Education is able to cover hotel, mileage and meals for each of the four retreats.

Questions? Contact Sam Shaw or Nicol Reiner or call 605-773-2490.

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