Education Department Newsletter, September 7, 2018

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New  Student teaching in Spring 2019: Students who are eligible to student teach in the spring of 2019 are required to attend one Information Session to learn the application process:

  • Monday, September 17, 6:00-8: 00 pm in Marshall Room of Christensen Center, or
  • Saturday, September 22, 12:00-2: 00 pm in the Marshall Room

This meeting is for all programs:  Elementary, Secondary and K-12, ESL, Special Education ABS. Being eligible means that all coursework will be completed by the end of Fall 2018. Please contact Barbara West if you have a school or work conflict for both of those dates <>.

New  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <>. To apply, go to <>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <> or Stacy Freiheit at <>.

New  Loan Forgiveness for New Teachers: Please be aware of loan forgiveness for eligible Augsburg teachers. go to: <> for more information.

New  Augsburg Sesquicentennial Project: Sonja Thompson has been commissioned to work on a new Music-Theater piece to help us celebrate the Augsburg Sesquicentennial.  The piece will be created and developed by and for Augsburg Community members throughout the 18-19 academic year and featured as part of the Homecoming festivities in October 2019.  Participants from the entire Augsburg community are invited to join this effort.  For more information, please contact Sonja Thompson at <> or 612-330-1277.

New  Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way. Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+. When: September 9 – 16, 2018, Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm and Weekends 10am – 6pm. Go to: <> for more information.

New  Storytelling for Teachers: Storytelling for Changing Times: A Storytelling Festival brought to you by Story Arts MN and Normandale Community College, Saturday, September 15 9 to 5:30 at Normandale Community College. Go to: <> for more information or to register.

New  Roseville AVID—$14/hr: Roseville Area Schools is seeking local college students to serve as paid tutors and role models for AVID students in Roseville Area Middle School, Roseville Area High School, and Fairview Alternative High School. Roseville AVID serves college-bound students taking rigorous courses. Students may be the first to attend college, come from limited financial means, are students of color, or have unique life experiences. Questions? Contact Jenny Loeck at <>.

New  Jobs with MPLS Kids: Mpls Kids program is the out-of-school-time program located in 22 of the elementary schools within the Minneapolis Public Schools.  They are hiring Child Care Assistant positions–part-time and benefit eligible with 20hr. weeks. CCAs create and lead curriculum, help with homework, and assist with the general flow of the program. For more information, contact: Jenn Bratvold <> or 612-668-3995.

New  Jobs in Fridley This Fall:  The City of Fridley has several openings for those interested in working with youth this fall. There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <> for more information.

New  Teachers On Call: Teachers On-Call Substitute Teacher & Paraprofessional positions are available. Teachers On Call is an educational staffing company specializing in hiring talented, quality Substitute Teachers and Assistants. For more information, contact: Maranda Brown, Lead Recruiter at: 952-346-1679.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

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

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).