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TIE Conference
April 10-12, Sioux Falls

Don’t miss the 30th Annual TIE Conference!

Over the past 29 years, TIE has evolved from being the forerunner in sharing technology innovation with educators to meeting the current needs of technology integration, curriculum mandates, improved student achievement and effective assessment and evaluation.

Find registration information and more at www.conference.tie.net.

Fine Arts Standards Implementation
April 17-May 1, online and various locations statewide

This is an awareness training on the newly adopted South Dakota Fine Arts Standards. This training encompasses the layout of the standards and planning and assessment incorporating the new standards with a particular focus on the four artistic processes: creating, performing, responding and connecting.

Participants are asked to bring a unit or lesson plan from the arts content area they teach for work on implementing the new standards and applying the four processes. Participants are also required to bring a paper copy of the new standards. Teachers can print the whole document or only the pages that pertain to courses they teach. The standards are available on the Department of Education website.

During the online course, participants will be asked to work with a unit or lesson plan from the fine arts content area they teach to implement the new standards and apply the four processes.

Here is a video invitation to the course.

Six hours toward a Continuing Education Unit are available. Find more information at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title.

Perkins Data Collection Training
April 20, Pierre
April 21, Aberdeen
April 25, Rapid City
April 27, Mitchell
April 28, Sioux Falls

Training sessions on the Perkins Data Collection system will provide CTE teachers/administrators in approved CTE programs (school year 2015-16) the following:

1. Instructions for entering Perkins Data via Mass Enrollment and Individual Enrollment (if your school enters data through the Upload process, contact Nora Kohlenberg for training information at nora.kohlenberg@state.sd.us).

2. Updates on modifications to the data system for 2015-16.

3. Tips to ensure data is entered comprehensively and accurately.

4. Ideas to get the most out of your Perkins data.

Details on the training sessions, including location and information to prepare prior to attending, will be sent following your registration. Watch your email for additional information.

Register at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title. For questions or more information, contact the Division of Career & Technical Education at (605) 773-3423.

SLO Refresher Trainings for Teachers
April-June, various locations statewide

SLO Refresher Trainings are for all teachers, whether or not they’ve attended an SLO training in the past. Learn about updates and SLO best practices from trainers who have worked with SLOs for several years and have assisted hundreds of teachers across South Dakota in developing, revising and editing SLOs in all content areas and grade levels.

Participants will discover the power of analyzing baseline data and how this frequently missed step can drive creation of a truly meaningful SLO. Trainers will share strategies and best practices for SLO goal setting, which can be one of the most challenging parts of the SLO. Participants are encouraged to bring a current SLO or other materials and assessments to get a jump start on developing a great SLO for 2016-17.

Spring 2016 Trainings for Teachers Registration Information

SD State Historical Society History Conference
Everyone Eats: South Dakota's Food Heritage

April 29-30, Pierre

Historical Photo

Sitting down to a family dinner, slicing into fruit kuchen or grilling fresh-caught walleye by the river – everyone eats! Come and learn about South Dakota’s food traditions and practices at “Everyone Eats: South Dakota’s Food Heritage.”

Teachers can obtain 11 contact hours from the South Dakota Department of Education for attending. For more information, call the historical society at (605) 773-3458, or visit the conference website. Join the historical society and get $10 off conference registration.

Board of Education
May 16, Aberdeen

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet in Aberdeen. Time and location are yet to be determined. An agenda will be posted on the Boards and Commissions portal at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

MVPA Maximized! (for physical education/physical activity educators)
June 1, Pierre
June 2, Oacoma

The School Health program in the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health will host professional development for physical education/physical activity educators at two locations this summer. The MVPA Maximized! workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT.

MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) is an essential component of a quality physical education program. The MVPA Maximized! workshop will show K-12 physical education/physical activity educators how to increase MVPA during physical education classes and in other environments.

Registration deadline: May 25.

Participants will be reimbursed at state rates for meals, mileage and lodging. Find registration information and more on this shareable flyer.

Questions? Contact Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, South Dakota Department of Education, at karen.keyser@state.sd.us or (605) 220-6453.

2016 Summer Education Conference
June 28-29, Chamberlain

This year’s conference will focus on explicit instruction with keynote speaker Dr. Anita Archer. Read more about Dr. Archer and find registration information on this shareable flyer.

Top 20 Training
July 18-19, Rapid City
July 20-21, Sioux Falls

Top 20 Training is back in South Dakota, and it’s free. This is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity that will be a difference maker for educators and students. Top 20 Training is geared to help educators, no matter the grade level of their students. Concepts help teachers and students build better relationships and experiences in the classroom.

Find more information at GoSignMeUp. Search by course title.

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