Education Department Newsletter, December 15, 2017

New  St. Louis Park Middle School Long-Term Substitute Position: St. Louis Park Middle School is looking for a  substitute that holds a full teaching license with a specialty in Social Studies to fill a temporary Long-Term Sub position at the middle school. The position would start immediately and the end date is to be determined.  Teachers with Spanish speaking skills are preferred but not required. For additional information, please contact Jason Loewe at <loewe.jason@slpschools.org>. To be considered for this position, please send your resume to Jason Loewe.

  Skyhawks Sports: Skyhawks Sports offers week-long summer sports camps and assorted school-year programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for children ages 4-14. They are currently hiring for winter, spring and summer programs and our first round of interviews will be on December 27th and 28th in Woodbury, Minnesota.  This is an opportunity for students to get ahead of the rush to find an after school, evening, weekend or summer job. In order to be considered for an interview, Apply at: <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>.

  AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program: The Minnesota Alliance With Youth sponsors the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program. This program brings caring adults into middle schools and high schools to increase school engagement for students identified early to be at risk for high school drop out. Student teachers finishing up this December can serve their community and immerse themselves in a school environment prior to applying for full-time positions for the next academic year. Members would receive a modest living allowance, Education Award ($2,907.50) to be used towards student loans or future education, and federal student loan forbearance.

For more information, go to: <https://mnyouth.net/americorps/promise-fellows/> or call Christina Berget at 651-587-0531 or email: <cberget@mnyouth.net>.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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).
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Education Department Newsletter, December 1, 2017

New  Skyhawks Sports: Skyhawks Sports offers week-long summer sports camps and assorted school-year programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for children ages 4-14. They are currently hiring for winter, spring and summer programs and our first round of interviews will be on December 27th and 28th in Woodbury, Minnesota.  This is an opportunity for students to get ahead of the rush to find an afterschool, evening, weekend or summer job.

In order to be considered for an interview, Apply at: <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>.

  AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program: The Minnesota Alliance With Youth sponsors the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program. This program brings caring adults into middle schools and high schools to increase school engagement for students identified early to be at risk for high school drop out. Student teachers finishing up this December can serve their community and immerse themselves in a school environment prior to applying for full-time positions for the next academic year. Members would receive a modest living allowance, Education Award ($2,907.50) to be used towards student loans of future education, and federal student loan forbearance.

For more information, go to <https://mnyouth.net/americorps/promise-fellows/> or call Christina Berget at 651-587-0531 or email: <cberget@mnyouth.net>.

  Frog Tutoring is Hiring: Frog Tutoring is hiring. Tutors are to serve as a guide and coach to assist their students to become a successful, independent learner while integrating effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. If you want more information, go to: <http://www.frogtutoring.com/become-a-tutor> or call:  (817) 717 -235 I .

  LearningWorks at Blake: LearningWorks at Blake, a Breakthrough Program, is one of 24 sites of the Breakthrough Collaborative. Located in Minneapolis, their mission is to to offer a challenging academic enrichment program to a representative group of highly motivated, high potential middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; and to draw talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (414-755-9260) or email (akhaleel@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

  Banyan Community Seeking Program Manager: Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that builds relationships and improves the lives of both youth and adults living in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Their program manager assists with lesson planning, instructional design, academic interventions, parenting support and reporting of progress. Candidates must have a B.A. degree, preferably in education. For more information, go to: <https://www.banyancommunity.org/>.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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).
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Education Department Newsletter, November 17, 2017

New  AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program: The Minnesota Alliance With Youth sponsors the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program. This program brings caring adults into middle schools and high schools to increase school engagement for students identified early to be at risk for high school drop out. Student teachers finishing up this December can serve their community and immerse themselves in a school environment prior to applying for full-time positions for the next academic year. Members would receive a modest living allowance, Education Award ($2,907.50) to be used towards student loans of future education, and federal student loan forbearance.

For more information, go to: <https://mnyouth.net/americorps/promise-fellows/> or call Christina Berget at 651-587-0531 or email: <cberget@mnyouth.net>.

New  Frog Tutoring is Hiring: Frog Tutoring is hiring. Tutors are to serve as a guide and coach to assist their students to become a successful, independent learner while integrating effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. If you want more information, go to: <http://www.frogtutoring.com/become-a-tutor> or call:  (817) 717 -235I.

  LearningWorks at Blake: LearningWorks at Blake, a Breakthrough Program, is one of 24 sites of the Breakthrough Collaborative. Located in Minneapolis, their mission is to to offer a challenging academic enrichment program to a representative group of highly motivated, high potential middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; and to draw talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching.

An application can be found at: breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply

Call (414-755-9260) or email (akhaleel@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

  Banyan Community Seeking Program Manager: Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that builds relationships and improves the lives of both youth and adults living in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Their program manager assists with lesson planning, instructional design, academic interventions, parenting support and reporting of progress. Candidates must have a B.A. degree, preferably in education. For more information, go to: <https://www.banyancommunity.org/>.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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).
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Education Department Newsletter, November 3, 2017

New  Service-Learning by Design: Register now for the online course Service-Learning by Design lead by NYLC instructor, Dr. Sue Root. The course offers a unique approach to planning service-learning units which may yield more powerful student learning: backward planning. You will explore the three steps in backward planning of service-learning in detail including: 1) Identifying Desired Results; 2) Creating Assessments (both formative and summative) to measure student progress and achievement of desired results; and 3) Designing Learning Experiences that support the attainment of learning goals.

Register Online at https://nylc.org/store/#!/ONLINE-COURSE-Service-Learning-By-Design/p/84002455/category=0

Class schedule: November 8, 2017 – February 23, 2018. Receive three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Registration deadline: November 6, 2017

New  LearningWorks at Blake: LearningWorks at Blake, a Breakthrough Program, is one of 24 sites of the Breakthrough Collaborative. Located in Minneapolis, their mission is to offer a challenging academic enrichment program to a representative group of highly motivated, high potential middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; and to draw talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (414-755-9260) or email (akhaleel@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

New  Banyan Community Seeking Program Manager: Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that builds relationships and improves the lives of both youth and adults living in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Their program manager assists with lesson planning, instructional design, academic interventions, parenting support and reporting of progress. Candidates must have a B.A. degree, preferably in education. For more information, go to: <https://www.banyancommunity.org/>.

  Augsburg Citizen Educators Invitations: Augsburg Citizen Educators (ACE) is a campus organization supporting students in developing a social and professional network. They have 3 opportunities to which they would like to invite you:

1.  JOIN OUR BOARD:  The ACE Board needs your support!   We need to fill 3 vacant board positions this month in order to remain in good standing with student government.  If you are interested, we meet about once per month to plan ACE events.  Our next Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30-4:30 pm at Einstein’s.  This is a great resume builder and leadership opportunity.  Please email Rachel Lloyd (see address below) if you are interested.

2.  EDUCATION DEGREES NOT DEBT   Our Fall professional development activity will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5:30 in partnership with the Education Minnesota Student Program.  This session will help you learn about student aid options available for future educators.  Pizza will be served! See attached flyer and RSVP by Nov. 4 <https://tinyurl.com/yaywdhfn>.

3.  FACEBOOK Follow them on Facebook <@augsburgcitizeneducators> to get latest updates on events.

Please contact Rachel Lloyd <lloydr@augsburg.edu> if you have questions.

  Critical Language Scholarship: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. CLS is a merit-based study abroad scholarship providing cultural immersion and rigorous academic instruction in fourteen languages deemed critical to national security and economic prosperity. More information is available at: <http://www.clscholarship.org/>. If you want assistance with your applications contact <urgo@augsburg.edu>.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.


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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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).
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Education Department Newsletter, October 20, 2017

New ■  Augsburg Citizen Educators Invitations: Augsburg Citizen Educators (ACE) is a campus organization supporting students in developing a social and professional network.  We have 3 opportunities to which we would like to invite you:

  1. Join the Board:  The ACE Board needs your support!   We need to fill 3 vacant board positions this month in order to remain in good standing with student government.  If you are interested, we meet about once per month to plan ACE events.  Our next Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30-4:30 pm at Einstein’s.  This is a great resume builder and leadership opportunity.  Please email Rachel Lloyd (see address below) if you are interested.
  2. Education Degrees Not Debt: Our Fall professional development activity will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5:30 in partnership with the Education Minnesota Student Program.  This session will help you learn about student aid options available for future educators.  Pizza will be served!  <https://tinyurl.com/yaywdhfn>.
  3. Facebook: Follow us on Facebook <@augsburgcitizeneducators> to get the latest updates on events.

Please contact Rachel Lloyd <lloydr@augsburg.edu> if you have questions.

New ■  Critical Language Scholarship: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. CLS is a merit-based study abroad scholarship providing cultural immersion and rigorous academic instruction in fourteen languages deemed critical to national security and economic prosperity. More information is available at: <http://www.clscholarship.org/>. If you want assistance with your applications contact: <urgo@augsburg.edu>.

■  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.


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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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, October 6, 2017

New  Recognizing Our Distinguished Alumni: Jennifer Weber, Augsburg Alumni (2011) and Cedar Riverside Community School Special Education Teacher/Coordinator, will be recognized as a Distinguished Augsburg Alumni during Homecoming, 2017. Please join us in honoring her service to the Cedar Riverside school, students, family and community on Friday, October 13th at 5:30 pm in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Register at: <https://advancement.augsburg.edu/2017-homecoming-registration>.  A video clip capturing Jen’s contributions to the community can be found at <https://vimeopro.com/twelveplus/alumni2017>, password: seven

New  The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) Study is looking for dedicated individuals to conduct structured interviews with military families. The study seeks to develop and evaluate tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration. Applicants must be available for flexible scheduling, including late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Compensation is $15/hour. To apply, or learn more about the position:

  1. Go to <https://employment.umn.edu/>
  2. Click on “Search Postings,” enter Job ID Number: 319206

Interested in learning more about the study? Visit adapt4u.umn.edu Any questions may be directed to the Assistant Project Manager, Shauna Tiede, at <tied0033@umn.edu>.

  Civic Literacy Project: The Civic Literacy Project is an opportunity to learn about civics in partnership with teachers at Anne Sullivan School, 3100 E 28th St, Minneapolis. The project dates are every Friday starting October 27, 2017 until the end of April 2018. Earn more than 20 hours of field experience. Four mandatory training sessions are required. Questions? Contact Joaquin Munoz <munoz@augsburg.edu> or Ann Marie Yacobucci <yacobuca@augsburg.edu>. More information may be found at: <http://bit.ly/CivLit>.

  Geofest 2017: Geofest 2017, a social studies curriculum event open to pre-service teacher candidates, takes place Saturday, October 14th at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul. Participants will learn from, and collaborate with, professionals who have developed creative ways to enhance social studies curriculum.  Presentations include: the newest in geospatial technologies, the many uses of HyperDocs, ArcGIS, and MN Landscapes-introducing our own giant map of Minnesota!

Registration and session information can be found at: <http://lt.umn.edu/mage/geofest-minnesota/>. (Rates increase on October 6, 2017.)

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

On a funds-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.


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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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, September 22, 2017

  Spring 2018 Student Teaching Announcement: Teacher candidates in general education (every content area other than special education) who will be ready to student teach in Spring 2018 are required to attend a mandatory Information Session to learn about the application process. “Ready to student teach” means you are done with all of your licensure coursework before the term in which you student teach. In order to learn more, attend the remaining session:

Saturday, September 23, 10:00am-12:00 pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center

If you have a class or work conflict, contact Barbara West (westb@augsburg.edu) immediately to make other arrangements. Understand that learning the application process after September 23 will put you behind in the endeavor to secure a student teaching placement.

New  Civic Literacy Project: The Civic Literacy Project is an opportunity to learn about civics in partnership with teachers at Anne Sullivan School, 3100 E 28th St, Minneapolis. The project dates are every Friday starting October 27, 2017 until the end of April 2018. Earn more than 20 hours of field experience. Four mandatory training sessions are required. Questions? Contact Joaquin Munoz <munoz@augsburg.edu> or Ann Marie Yacobucci <yacobuca@augsburg.edu>. More information may be found at: <http://bit.ly/CivLit>.

New  Geofest 2017: Geofest 2017, a social studies curriculum event open to pre-service teacher candidates, takes place Saturday, October 14th at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul. Participants will learn from, and collaborate with, professionals who have developed creative ways to enhance social studies curriculum.  Presentations include: the newest in geospatial technologies, the many uses of HyperDocs, ArcGIS, and MN Landscapes-introducing our own giant map of Minnesota!

Registration and session information can be found at: <http://lt.umn.edu/mage/geofest-minnesota/>. (Rates increase on October 6, 2017.)

  Attention Augsburg teacher education students: All undergraduate level courses taken to fulfill requirements for a teaching license must be taken at the traditional grading system (A, B, C…), and students must earn a C or better. A grade of C- is not sufficient for the teaching license. Starting fall 2017. A “P” can be earned with a C-, thus the P/N option is not allowed for the teaching license. Teacher licensure candidates with questions about this policy should speak with Peg Finders, Chair, Department of Education <finders@augsburg.edu>.

  Special Education candidates and ABS licensed teachers: Legislation impacting academic and behavioral strategist licensure (ABS) has changed.  ABS continuing licenses may be issued and renewed without requiring the candidate to hold or be recommended for licensure in any other field.

This means that those holding an ABS license will NOT be required to seek additional anchors to maintain their teaching licenses.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

  Jobs at Avalon Charter School: Avalon Charter School is hiring Special Education Assistants for the upcoming year. More information is available at: <http://www.avalonschool.org/about-us/employment>.

  Jobs in Fridley: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking instructors for their Fall Youth Programs. There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:30-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school age children. Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $10-13 per hour depending on experience. To apply online go to: <https://fridleymn.gov/1148/Online-Job-Application>. For further information contact the Fridley Recreation Dept. at (763) 572-3570 or e-mail <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg College 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 college’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).
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Education Department Newsletter, September 8, 2017

New  Spring 2018 Student Teaching Announcement:  Teacher candidates in general education (every content area other than special education) who will be ready to student teach in Spring 2018 are required to attend a mandatory Information Session to learn about the application process. “Ready to student teach” means you are done with all of your licensure coursework before the term in which you student teach. In order to learn more, attend one of these sessions:

  • Monday September 18, 6:00-8:00pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • Saturday September 23, 10:00am-12:00pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center

If you have a class or work conflict, contact Barbara West <westb@augsburg.edu> immediately to make other arrangements.  Understand that learning the application process after September 23 will put you behind in the endeavor to secure a student teaching placement.

New  Attention Augsburg Teacher Education Students: All undergraduate level courses taken to fulfill requirements for a teaching license must be taken at the traditional grading system (A, B, C…), and students must earn a C or better. A grade of C- is not sufficient for the teaching license. Starting fall 2017. A “P” can be earned with a C-, thus the P/N option is not allowed for the teaching license. Teacher licensure candidates with questions about this policy should speak with Peg Finders, Chair, Department of Education <finders@augsburg.edu>.

New  Special Education Candidates and ABS Licensed Teachers: Legislation impacting academic and behavioral strategist licensure (ABS) has changed.  ABS continuing licenses may be issued and renewed without requiring the candidate to hold or be recommended for licensure in any other field. 

This means that those holding an ABS license will not be required to seek additional anchors to maintain their teaching licenses.

New  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

New  Jobs at Avalon Charter School: Avalon Charter School is hiring Special Education Assistants for the upcoming year. More information is available at: <http://www.avalonschool.org/about-us/employment>.

New  Jobs in St. Paul Working With Extended Day Learning Program: Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will be hosting an Extended Day for Learning (EDL) job fair on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 3-5pm and Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 9:30-10:30am or 12-1pm. More information is available at: <https://www.spps.org/Page/31662>.

New  Jobs in Fridley: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking instructors for their Fall Youth Programs. There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:30-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school age children. Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $10-13 per hour depending on experience. To apply online go to: <https://fridleymn.gov/1148/Online-Job-Application>. For further information contact the Fridley Recreation Dept. at (763) 572-3570 or e-mail <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

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

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

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

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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Education Department Newsletter, April 7, 2017

New■  Opportunity from The Social Justice Education Movement: Movie Talk Back: Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary. You are invited to a free screening of Laura Angelica Simón’s 1997 film, “Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary.” Read more about “Fear and Learning” here <http://www.pbs.org/pov/fearandlearning/film-description/>

Thursday April 13th
5:30-7:30 pm (childcare provided)
MFT Office, 67 8th Ave NE
Screening: 5:30-6:30
Discussion: 6:30-7:30

For more information, contact The Social Justice Education Movement at: <sjemiww@gmail.com>.

New  Youth Education and Meals Coordinator: Lead weekly cooking and gardening classes with K-8 youth at the Brian Coyle Center! Prepare and serve daily lunch with the same youth using recovered dining hall food and fresh produce. Key skills: flexibility, creativity, on-the-spot thinking, attention to detail, organization and documentation, and an ability to build rapport with diverse youth. Comfort in a kitchen is helpful but can be learned on the job!

The job description may be found at <http://www.augsburg.edu/campuskitchen/schedule/internships/>.

  Augsburg Citizen Educators 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/>.

  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.

  Two Opportunities With the Minnesota Literacy Council: Summer Reads VISTA | Students can apply to be a VISTA tutor and help change a child’s life this summer with Summer Reads. VISTAs tutor children (K-3) from low income backgrounds in reading, writing and oral language skills. He/she will serve in the metro Twin Cities area full-time for 8 weeks from June 12 – August 6 in schools or community organizations, in most Summer Reads locations. Students can also apply to any greater MN sites: Aitkin, Barnum, Caledonia, Duluth, Ely, Fairmont, Kerkhoven, Morris and Northfield (June 5-July 30 in Kerkhoven, Ely and Morris).

Summer Reads Outreach Specialist | This position supports the 78 Summer Reads VISTA tutors across the state by helping with training, peer support and resource-sharing and evaluation, in addition to serving at a tutoring site. Outreach Specialist serves for 10 weeks from June 1 – August 9.

Candidates for both positions will need to be at least 18 years of age by June 1st (for Outreach Specialist) or June 12th (for VISTA tutor), and be a U.S citizens or legal permanent resident. No prior educational degree required.

To apply, visit <http://www.mnliteracy.org>. Applications reviewed and positions are offered on a rolling basis until filled. Final Deadline: April 30th.

  FrogTutoring: FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitates 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. They are looking to hire college-age tutors and mentors. To apply or to learn more, go to: <http://frogtutoring.com>.

  Free 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 Writing  Saturday, April 8

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

Register Here: https://goo.gl/xb4MVO

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.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

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

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

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