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- LifeSkills Curriculum Training – May 29-30, 2013
- 2013 South Dakota Indian Education Summit
- 21st Century Community Learning Center Conference - June 17-18, 2013
- Answer’s Online Workshop - Boys and Sex Ed: Beyond Statistics and Stereotypes
- Harvest of the Month Training – July 2013
- Early Childhood Mental Health Conference – July 9-10, 2013




LifeSkills Curriculum Training – May 29-30, 2013

LifeSkills Curriculum Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on May 29-30, 2013 at Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD.

LifeSkills is a proven, highly effective, substance abuse prevention program. This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to resist social pressures to smoke tobacco, to drink, and to use drugs Additional details are available on the training flyer.

Click here to register.




2013 South Dakota Indian Education Summit

The South Dakota Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2013 South Dakota Indian Education Summit. Deadline is May 31, 2013.

Click here for more information.




21st Century Community Learning Center Conference - June 17-18, 2013

Finding Joy in Life and Literacy is the theme of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Conference to be held June 17-18, 2013 at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre, SD.

Conference presenters include Dr. Stuart Brown, the foremost “practical champion of the knowledge of play”; award winning children’s author Denise Brennan-Nelson; Jacquie McTaggart, retired teacher and author of From the Teacher’s Desk and Carrie Brockway, elementary principal and consultant for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, a consulting and publishing company specializing in games and teaching strategies.

The conference is free to all 21st CCLC directors, staff and volunteers. For all other interested individuals, the cost is $50.00 which covers meals and supplies.

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To register, click here. Deadline to register is May 24, 2013.




Answer’s Online Workshop - Boys and Sex Ed: Beyond Statistics and Stereotypes

Answer's latest online workshop, Boys and Sex Ed: Beyond Statistics and Stereotypes, can help to understand how boys think, feel and learn about sexuality. Workshop participants will learn how to teach in ways that resonate specifically with boys.

Coordinated School Health will provide funding to teachers interested in online professional development opportunities provided by Answer. Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education in the U.S.

Contact Amy Beshara, HIV Prevention Coordinator, in the SD Department of Education at (605) 773-6898 or amy.beshara@state.sd.us for information on attaining funds to cover the cost of the online professional development opportunities.




Harvest of the Month Training – July 2013

Training on the Harvest of the Month (HOM) nutrition education program will be July 9-10, 2013 in Sioux Falls, SD and July 23-24 in Rapid City, SD.

HOM is designed to promote a different fruit or vegetable each month, using a prepared 20 minute lesson/presentation. The lessons provide information about nutritional value, how and where it is grown, and how it can be prepared. The lesson is followed by students taste testing the harvest of the month item. The training also includes gardening techniques and resources.

Schools may apply for funds to send two staff members to the training. Click here to register.




Early Childhood Mental Health Conference – July 9-10, 2013

The Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, hosted by South Dakota Voices for Children, will be held July 9-10, 2013 at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre, SD.

Featured speakers include Dr. Gerard Costa, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair (NJ) State University; Dr. Gerard Jacobs, Disaster Mental Health Institute, University of South Dakota; and Dr. Robert Block, immediate past president, American Academy of Pediatrics.

The cost to attend the conference is $70 if registered by May 31, 2013 or $80 after this date. One day registration is $45. Continuing Education Units (CEU) and graduate credit are available.

Check the South Dakota Voices for Children website for additional information.




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