Education Department Newsletter, April 12, 2019

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New  Public Achievement Event: Please join us in Rochester, MN on Thursday, June 13th for a workshop in “Reigniting the Spark”. This course will equip teachers with new skills and confidence to deal with the challenges of public education today. It directly addresses the problem of fatigue and disillusionment among teachers by re-examining education through the lens of “public work.” Public work is a cutting-edge theory that emphasizes the public purposes and value of work and views people as the co-creators of the environments in which they live and work. For more information and to register, go to: <https://www.augsburg.edu/ecs/reigniting-the-spark/>.

New  Paideia Summer Institute: ECS 543: Paideia Summer Institute, July 22-26, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm daily. Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration of the Paideia Institute. During the Paideia Institute attendees participate in inquiry-based seminars on various texts and gain expertise in designing and facilitating seminars.   2 or 3 credit options available. Registration is open until June 1, 2019. http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute   For questions and additional registration details, please contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1561.

New  3rd Grade and Kindergarten Positions at Hillcrest Community School: Hillcrest Community School in Bloomington, MN is looking for teachers (or budding teachers) that would be interested in working at an arts integration equity driven elementary school. Candidates apply for at the Bloomington Public Schools website. The principal, Mr. Calvin Keasling, would also be willing to talk with interested candidates. Call him at: 952-681-5350.

New  Summer Job Opportunities in Fridley: The City of Fridley has several openings for energetic leaders who love kids and love to have fun!  There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 3 – August 20).  Leaders are responsible for planning and teaching a variety of activities for pre-school, elementary and/or middle school age youth.  Programs include: camps, instructional classes, playgrounds, special events, field trips and sports.  Assistant, Instructor and Team Lead positions are available; pay rates range from $10-13 per hour.

The application deadline is Monday, April 22.  To apply go to our website <https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fridleymn/jobs/2390242/seasonal-recreational-youth-worker?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs>.

If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> for more information.

New  EED 311-A and EED 312-A Schedule Update: New dates have been announced for these courses–K-6 PE Methods and K-6 Health Methods. The new dates for EED 311-A and EED 312-A are:

  • EED 311-A: June 10, 17, and 24
  • EED 312-A: May 13, May 20, and June 3

Register online if you need these courses. Speak with your advisor for more information.

New  AmeriCorps VISTA Openings: Applications are now open for two types of AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities at the Minnesota Literacy Council: yearlong Minnesota Literacy Leadership Program and the 8-week summer program, Summer Reads. VISTA members help schools, nonprofits and public agencies across Minnesota improve their ability to provide high-quality literacy services that empower individuals and families to move out of poverty.

The applications are a multi-step process. To apply, have students visit the MN AmeriCorps website <http://mnliteracy.org/americorps-vista> to find more information and links to the MyAmeriCorps applications for these positions. Applications reviewed and positions are offered on a rolling basis until filled. Priority application deadline is April 30 for Summer Reads, June 30 for Literacy Leader.

  Teach MSP Career Fair on Saturday, April 13th: On Saturday, April 13th, more than 15 schools will be joining together to host the Teach MSP Career Fair. The Teach MSP Career Fair is inviting all teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals to meet with principals for on-the-spot interviews. Principals will be hiring for all subject areas and are eager to meet excited candidates.

If you have any questions about the hiring event, please contact the organizers at: <teachmsp@tntp.org>. To register for the hiring event, go to: <https://teachmsp.org/>.

  ELCA World Hunger Summer Internships: ELCA World Hunger is the ELCA’s signature response to hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. Based in Chicago, Ill., at the offices of the churchwide organization of the ELCA, though the programs they support are located across the U.S. and in nearly 60 other countries.

The full posting for the Hunger Education internship can be found at http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672966. The full posting for the Community Engagement and Granting internship can be found at http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672968.

  Teachers On Call provides substitute education professionals to many different public school districts and charter schools throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin Anyone is welcome to apply! For more information or to apply online at: <http://www.teachersoncall.com>.

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 University 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.

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).

Education Department Newsletter, March 29, 2019

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New  Public Achievement to Host Town Hall Forum: On Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00-8:00 pm in Kennedy 305, the Augsburg student Public Achievement group will host a Town Hall forum on the topic, “The Dying Dream.” All are invited. For more information, please go to: Public Achievement Town Hall Announcement at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xF7IAWKipEJK4ml68dtHUAx6Caf3fphg/view?usp=sharing

New  Paideia Summer Institute: ECS 543: Paideia Summer Institute, July 22-26, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm daily. Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration of the Paideia Institute. During the Paideia Institute attendees participate in inquiry-based seminars on various texts and gain expertise in designing and facilitating seminars.   2 or 3 credit options available. Registration is open until June 1, 2019. http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute   For questions and additional registration details, please contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1561.

New  MN Education Job Fair: The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites students and Augsburg alumni who are licensed or qualified to teach or work in a school district by December 2019 to register for the MN Education Job Fair. (Teaching candidates and education services candidates such as school counselors, speech therapists, school social workers, and school administrators)

Fair Date: Wednesday, April 10 – 10am-3pm – Minneapolis Convention Center

Explore the MN Education Job Fair website <http://www.mnedfair.org/> to see what school districts will be attending.

Cost – FREE! The Strommen Center will pay the registration fee of $20 for the first 50 students/alumni to register. (Students/alumni registering the day of the event will be charged $30 – it pays to plan ahead!)

REGISTER IN HANDSHAKE <https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/7108>.

After you register you will receive a follow-up email with additional information on how to prepare for the fair.

  Teach MSP Career Fair on Saturday, April 13th: On Saturday, April 13th, more than 15 schools will be joining together to host the Teach MSP Career Fair. The Teach MSP Career Fair is inviting all teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals to meet with principals for on-the-spot interviews. Principals will be hiring for all subject areas and are eager to meet excited candidates.

If you have any questions about the hiring event, please contact the organizers at: <teachmsp@tntp.org>. To register for the hiring event, go to: <https://teachmsp.org/>.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

New  ELCA World Hunger Summer Internships: ELCA World Hunger is the ELCA’s signature response to hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. Based in Chicago, Ill., at the offices of the churchwide organization of the ELCA, though the programs they support are located across the U.S. and in nearly 60 other countries.

The full posting for the Hunger Education internship can be found at http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672966. The full posting for the Community Engagement and Granting internship can be found at http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672968.

New  Teachers On Call provides substitute education professionals to many different public school districts and charter schools throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin Anyone is welcome to apply! For more information or to apply online at: <http://www.teachersoncall.com>.

New  Summer Youth and Young Adult employment at Tree Trust: Tree Trust is currently looking to hire Crew Leaders to lead crews in the completion of community/environmental improvement projects. The positions offer competitive pay. Applications can be filled out at http://treetrust.org/summer/

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 University 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.

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).

Education Department Newsletter, February 22, 2018

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New  Education Department Scholarships for 2019-2020: The Education Department of Augsburg University is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for several scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Any student interested in any of these scholarships is invited to send to Cheryl Sticha (sticha@augsburg.edu) their name, contact information (phone and email), undergrad or graduate status, GPA, declared or intended major, scholarships being applied for and a brief paragraph stating qualifications for each scholarship for which the student is applying. Applicants are allowed to apply for any and all scholarships for which they qualify. The deadline for all applications is 4:30 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019. More information and the specifics regarding each of the scholarships may be found at: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/endowed-scholarships-in-education/>.

New  Teach MSP Career Fair on Saturday, April 13th: On Saturday, April 13th, more than 15 schools will be joining together to host the Teach MSP Career Fair. The Teach MSP Career Fair is inviting all teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals to meet with principals for on-the-spot interviews. Principals will be hiring for all subject areas and are eager to meet excited candidates.

If you have any questions about the hiring event, please contact the organizers at: <teachmsp@tntp.org>. To register for the hiring event, go to: <https://teachmsp.org/>.

New  Macalester College Hosts “Cradle to Prison Algorithm” Event: You are invited to a unique community forum exploring the “Cradle to Prison Algorithm,” on February 26th at 4 pm. in the Harmon Room, Dewitt Library. The event will address the issue of how data are being used to impact the lives of children and families in our communities. The speakers from Data for Black Lives will explore how data are increasingly used to develop predictive analytics about our children. Although St. Paul has ended the data sharing joint powers agreement between schools, police, and the attorney’s office due to community pushback, it is still vital that we educate ourselves about these initiatives. Light refreshments will be served starting at 4 pm.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

  Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit: The sixth Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit is titled “Advocate: Access & Act!” The event is focused on the intersections of advocacy, civic engagement, and equity in education. The event will be at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus Event Center. The date is February 28th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m..

Admission is free for students, families, and community organizers! We are reserving 150 spots for youth. Tickets are $125 for education professionals and general admission. Please contact Becky Accentura if you have any questions. Email: <raccettu@smumn.edu>.

  St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. An open house is scheduled on Saturday, February 23rd from 3-6:30 pm. Students would be paid $17/hr and we can provide transportation to the event—it’s in the W. 7th neighborhood of St. Paul. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <kindelsp@augbsurg.edu> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is now hiring summer sport coaches! in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. Apply at: <http://www.skyhawks.com/Minnesota>. For more information, contact Patty O’Brien, Skyhawks Sports Minnesota, 651-998-0418.

  “Actually” Augsburg Discount: Augsburg students wishing to attend the play “Actually” can receive a discount on their ticket purchase. This play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. To reserve tickets, you can either go online (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1), or call the box office (651-647-4315). Use Promo Code: ONSTAGE for $14 Tickets to see Actually for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance. More information is available about the play at: <http://mnjewishtheatre.org/actually/>.

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 University 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.

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).

Education Department Newsletter, February 15, 2018

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New  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

New  Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit: The sixth Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit is titled “Advocate: Access & Act!” The event is focused on the intersections of advocacy, civic engagement, and equity in education. The event will be at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus Event Center. The date is February 28th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m..

Admission is free for students, families, and community organizers! We are reserving 150 spots for youth. Tickets are $125 for education professionals and general admission. Please contact Becky Accentura if you have any questions. Email: <raccettu@smumn.edu>.

  St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. An open house is scheduled on Saturday, February 23rd from 3-6:30 pm. Students would be paid $17/hr and we can provide transportation to the event—it’s in the W. 7th neighborhood of St. Paul. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <kindelsp@augbsurg.edu> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

New  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is now hiring summer sport coaches! in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. Apply at: <http://www.skyhawks.com/Minnesota>. For more information, contact Patty O’Brien, Skyhawks Sports Minnesota, 651-998-0418.

  “Actually” Augsburg Discount: Augsburg students wishing to attend the play “Actually” can receive a discount on their ticket purchase. This play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. To reserve tickets, you can either go online (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1), or call the box office (651-647-4315). Use Promo Code: ONSTAGE for $14 Tickets to see Actually for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance. More information is available about the play at: <http://mnjewishtheatre.org/actually/>.

Reaching Up, a non-profit after-school academic enrichment program housed at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, is seeking volunteers to work with middle, and high school students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district. Volunteer hours run from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. This includes a half-hour recreational time from 5:00 to 5:30 and a free community meal (open to any volunteers) provided by Loaves and Fishes from 5:30 to 6:00. Please contact Becky Haage at 952-356-4879 or <reachingupmin@gmail.com> with any questions or for further information about how to sign up.

  United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

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 University 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.

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).

Education Department Newsletter, February 1, 2018

  Student Teaching for Special Education (ABS) in Fall 2019: Candidates who are ready to student teach in Fall Semester 2019 (meaning all coursework will be completed before September 2019) are required to attend ONE of these mandatory Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, February 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm in Oren Gateway 113
  • Monday, February 4, 4:00-5:45pm in Oren Gateway 111

If you have a class or work conflict, please contact Lauren Van Gomple <vangompl@augsburg.edu> ASAP for directions as how to proceed.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES math prep sessions will run from 2/1/2019 to 3/1/2019. They are every Friday for 5 weeks and will be held at Metro State University (Midway campus). There are reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

  St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <kindelsp@augbsurg.edu> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

  “Actually” Augsburg Discount: Augsburg students wishing to attend the play “Actually” can receive a discount on their ticket purchase. This play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. To reserve tickets, you can either go online (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1), or call the box office (651-647-4315). Use Promo Code: ONSTAGE for $14 Tickets to see Actually for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance. More information is available about the play at: <http://mnjewishtheatre.org/actually/>.

Reaching Up, a non-profit after-school academic enrichment program housed at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, is seeking volunteers to work with middle, and high school students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district. Volunteer hours run from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. This includes a half-hour recreational time from 5:00 to 5:30 and a free community meal (open to any volunteers) provided by Loaves and Fishes from 5:30 to 6:00. Please contact Becky Haage at 952-356-4879 or <reachingupmin@gmail.com> with any questions or for further information about how to sign up.

  United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

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 University 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.

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).

Education Department Newsletter, January 18, 2019

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New■ Student Teaching General Education (not ABS) in Fall 2019: Candidates who are ready to student teach in Fall Semester 2019 (meaning all coursework will be completed before September 2019) are required to attend ONE of these mandatory Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, January 26, 10:00am to 12:00pm in Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • Monday, January 28, 4:00-5:45pm in Marshall Room of Christensen CenterIf you have a class or work conflict, please contact Barbara West <westb@augsburg.edu> before January 26 for directions as how to proceed.

New■ Student Teaching for Special Education (ABS) in Fall 2019: Candidates who are ready to student teach in Fall Semester 2019 (meaning all coursework will be completed before September 2019) are required to attend ONE of these mandatory Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, February 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm in Oren Gateway 113
  • Monday, February 4, 4:00-5:45pm in Oren Gateway 111

If you have a class or work conflict, please contact Lauren Van Gomple vangompl@augsburg.edu BEFORE JAN 25 for directions as how to proceed.

New■ Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES math prep sessions will run from 2/1/2019 to 3/1/2019. They are every Friday for 5 weeks and will be held at Metro State University (Midway campus). There are reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

New■ Restorative Practice Professional Development: Educators and students will learn the history and seven guiding principles of restorative practice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the circle process and reflect on the benefits of restorative practices in learning communities. Participants will also be given time to reflect on their own classroom, site, and district’s capacity to adopt restorative practices. Date: 1/30/2019, Time: 5:30-7pm. Event hosted by Education Minnesota Organized by Augsburg Citizen Educators.

New■ St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <kindelsp@augbsurg.edu> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

New■ “Actually” Augsburg Discount: Augsburg students wishing to attend the play “Actually” can receive a discount on their ticket purchase. This play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. To reserve tickets, you can either go online (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1), or call the box office (651-647-4315). Use Promo Code: ONSTAGE for $14 Tickets to see Actually for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance. More information is available about the play at: <http://mnjewishtheatre.org/actually/>.

New■ Reaching Up, a non-profit after-school academic enrichment program housed at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, is seeking volunteers to work with middle, and high school students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district. Volunteer hours run from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. This includes a half-hour recreational time from 5:00 to 5:30 and a free community meal (open to any volunteers) provided by Loaves and Fishes from 5:30 to 6:00. Please contact Becky Haage at 952-356-4879 or <reachingupmin@gmail.com> with any questions or for further information about how to sign up.

■ 14th Annual Winning Strategies Conference for Future Teachers and Paraprofessionals: This conference is being held on January 26, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and refreshments. Register online: <http://metroecsu.myquickreg.com>. Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2019 For more information, please contact Gail Jankowski at <gail.jankowski@metroecsu.org>.

■ 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: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

■ United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues and education students to join us at this exciting competition!

For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

■ University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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.

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).