Education Department Newsletter, April 21, 2017

New■  Augsburg Citizen Educator (ACE) News:  ACE has five officer positions open for the 2017-2018 school year. An email vote will take place next Thursday (4/20) and will be open until Tuesday (4/25).

The board meets once a month. Board members are expected to attend meetings and participate in events as available.

The board positions available are as follows:

  • Logistics Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Philanthropy Officer

If you are not on our email list and would like to join ACE and/or receive notifications of our elections, events, and service projects, please email a request to <nesbitk@augsburg.edu>.

  Augsburg Citizen Educators (ACE) on Facebook: If you want to know about upcoming ACE events, affiliations, and news in the education world, like their page at: <https://www.facebook.com/augsburgcitizeneducators/>.

New  Special Ed. Openings in High-Diversity School: Mid-state Education District (Onamia, Minn.) is looking for special education staff. For more information, go to: <http://www.midstate.k12.mn.us/page/2699?category=Mid-State+Education+District>.

  Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Partnership Grant: In an effort to increase the number of American Indian teachers in the state of Minnesota, Augsburg College has been the recipient a grant (Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Partnership Grant) from the state to assist in the costs of a college education for American Indian Students majoring in (PreK, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education). This grant allows Augsburg College to award financial assistance to American Indian students in the education program who will become licensed teachers (in both the undergraduate and graduate programs).

The grant program is currently seeking students who meet the eligibility criteria: (1) documentation of 1/4 or more American Indian Blood Quantum and/or Enrollment in Federally recognized tribe; (2) enrollment/acceptance into our Augsburg College Education Department/Courses; and (3) have financial need per our financial aid office/policies.

There are funds available now. If you should meet the criteria’s or have questions about your eligibility, please contact Jennifer Simon at <simonj@augsburg.edu> or 612-330-1144.

New  Free Summer NES Essential Skills Prep: The EAST Program along with the Education Department will be providing FREE overview sessions to prepare for the essential skills exam in reading and writing. There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. The sessions are open to all teacher candidates. Teacher candidates of color and Native American teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Reading and Writing Test Sessions, dates, times and location (attend all)

INTENSIVE MATHEMATICS REVIEW SESSIONS

The overview sessions are a refresher to prepare for the essential skills exam in math. There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required.

Register here: https://goo.gl/r3IbQI

SESSIONS, DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION

5 Tuesdays
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Science Building 212

5 Thursdays
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Science Building 212

READING AND WRITING SESSIONS

The sessions prepare students for the essential skills exam in reading and writing. Candidates may choose to attend the reading and/or writing sessions. There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required.

Register here: https://goo.gl/Q8cnVK

SESSIONS, DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION

Reading

Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 13, 15, 20, 22

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Science Building 212

Writing

Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 27, 29, July 11, 13

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Science Building 212

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg College Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • To the daily A-Mail electronic newsletter: Go to AugNet Home Page and login. Then click on “Submit News and Announcements” link.

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