Education Department Newsletter, February 13, 2015

new Hip Hop Activism Conference: The Hip Hop Activism Conference will be held on February 21st, 2015 from 9am-6pm at Augsburg College 2nd Floor, Christensen Center Building, 2211 Riverside Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. This event is FREE to all and open to the public. For more information, please check out the Facebook event page (“Hip Hop Activism Conference”).

new Volunteer at Seward Montessori: Seward Montessori School needs volunteers for History Day on Tuesday, February 24. They need help judging history projects. The school will provide you with a brief training. If you are able to volunteer 1 – 3 hours (between 2 – 6 PM) on Feb. 24, please contact Mary Delander this week: <mary.delander@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

new Volunteer at Sanford Middle School: Sanford MS is in need of volunteers. They need help in the after school homework help program (4:15 – 5:30 M-Th) and also in classes during the day (9:30-4:00). Please contact Nora Helf <nora.helf@gmail.com> for more information.

new SteppingStone Theatre School Summer Camp Internship: SteppingStone Theatre School for Young Actors is now accepting resumes for Summer Camp Management Intern. The mission of SteppingStone Theatre is to develop the whole child by using educational theatre programs and fully-staged productions to build self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of community while celebrating diversity in a supportive atmosphere. Requirements: Minimum of two years of college required with a background in theatre and/or education, experience working in a summer camp setting, experience working with a variety of ages, reliable transportation is required and CPR and First Aid Certification or completion is preferred. Email cover letter and resume with references and one letter of recommendation by March 6th, 2015 to: Melissa Briggs at <Melissa@steppingstonetheatre.org>

new Frog Tutoring is Hiring: Frog Tutoring is looking to hire highly qualified tutors to work with students in the community. To learn more information about Frog Tutoring, please visit our website: <http://frogtutoring.com/>.

TC2 is offering three different series of MTLE support sessions in 2015: mathematics overview (four sessions), mathematics intensive (seven sessions), reading and writing (one session). Multiple sessions of each offering will be scheduled in 2015. Please visit the TC2 website <http://www.tcteacher.org/> for current information and registration links.

Cedar-Riverside Fellows Program: The Cedar-Riverside Fellows Program is a new, innovative partnership effort of Augsburg College, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Cedar Riverside neighborhood aimed at building skills and experience while working on action-oriented projects in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. A total of 6 graduate students (3 from Augsburg, 3 from Humphrey School) will be selected for this fellowship. For more information and program application contact Steve Peacock at <peacock@augsburg.edu>.

Submitting ACT Plus Writing or SAT Scores to Meet the Basic Skills Requirement: Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minnesota Board of Teaching will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the statutory requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math (i.e., the MTLE basic Skills Test). Please speak with your education advisor to learn more about this option and whether you may qualify.

Design your own course for high school students! Century College Upward Bound seeks teachers, or soon to be teachers, to develop and teach courses for our college bound students this summer. Contact Caroline Church at: <caroline.church@ century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 22, 2015.

Winning Strategies Conference: Normandale Community College is hosting a conference for future teachers on March 28th, 8 am. To 3 pm. The registration fee is $15. Breakout session topics will include: behavior strategies, social skills/cooperation, independence, mental health, conflict mediation, topics specific to categorical disabilities, and literacy/ math/technology strategies to support teacher instruction. More information and register at: <http://www.metroesu.org/ Registration/Events>.

Preparing for the Reading MTLE: READ 1230, a one-credit course entitled Preparing for the Reading MTLE, is offered at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN 5543. It is scheduled for the second summer session, July 6th through August 6th, on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am. Registration for Summer Sessions begins March 16th. For more information, contact Linette Manier, Director of Teacher Education, Normandale Community College, 952-358-8437 or <Linette.manier@ normandale.edu>.

MTLE Preparation Modules: Online MTLE preparation resources are available free of charge to Augsburg teacher education candidates. Go to: <http://www.longsdalepub.com/courses /mtle/start/>. There you will need to provide the following credentials: School #: 48663 School Key: acsuccess Registration requires you to provide your name and email address, no ID Number is required. Please save your registration information, as you will be required to enter it each time you visit the site.

MAE Degree Documents Updated: The MAE Degree Completion Research Project Handbook has been updated for academic year 2014-15. Significant edits have been done to the Intent to Complete form, including FERPA language that is critical when students submit bound thesis. [Submission of Intent to Complete form is required prior to beginning degree completion courses.] Please make sure that you are working with the updated Handbook and using updated forms. Please speak with your advisor if you have questions.

  • MAE Handbook: http://web.augsburg.edu/~custer/MAEDegreeCompletion2014-15.pdf
  • MAE Intent to Complete Form: http://web. augsburg.edu/~custer/CompletionIntent_14-15.pdf

Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours: • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week. • Friday until 6 p.m. and Saturday over the noon hour every Weekend College weekend. Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

MASA Jobsite Online: The Minnesota Association of School Administrators sponsors a no cost website for education-related jobs in Minnesota. They have over 500 jobs posted. Visit <http://www.mnasa.org> and click on “MASA Jobsite ” and follow the instructions to post your resume.


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