Education Department Newsletter, April 20, 2018

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  Final Education Department Newsletter for This School Year: This is the last Education Department Newsletter for this school year. Summer updates may be sent out for important announcements, so please keep checking your Augsburg email. Have a safe and productive summer and we’ll see you next fall.

New  Summer FPI Job Opportunities: The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking applicants for citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. Earn an average of $6,000-$8,000 this summer To apply online, visit: <http://www.summerjobsthatmatter.org> or call them directly at 1-800-75-EARTH.

  Search Institute VISTA Jobs: Search Institute, an internationally-recognized youth and family research center located in Minneapolis, has two full time VISTA-supported job openings. One is in the research and development department and the other is in marketing and funder research. Both positions require a participant to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Please visit <https://careers-mnyouth.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Search+Institute> or contact Melissa Orrey at <melissao@search-institute.org>.

  Jobs in Fridley This Summer:  The City of Fridley has several openings for those interested in working with youth this summer. There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 4 – August 24).  The application deadline is Monday, April 12.  To apply go to:  <https://fridleymn.gov/1345/Summer-Rec-Jobs>. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> for more information.

  Visitation School Jobs: Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has a number of middle-level and high school teaching position openings for this fall 2018. More information may be found at: <https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/employment>.

  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>.

  Free MTLE Preparation Site: A free site on which you can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

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, April 6, 2018

New  Search Institute VISTA Jobs: Search Institute, an internationally-recognized youth and family research center located in Minneapolis, has two full-time VISTA-supported job openings. One is in the research and development department and the other is in marketing and funder research. Both positions require a participant to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Please visit <https://careers-mnyouth.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Search+Institute> or contact Melissa Orrey at <melissao@search-institute.org>.

New  Jobs in Fridley This Summer:  The City of Fridley has several openings for those interested in working with youth this summer. There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 4 – August 24).  The application deadline is Monday, April 12.  To apply go to:  <https://fridleymn.gov/1345/Summer-Rec-Jobs>. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> for more information.

  Visitation School Jobs: Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has a number of middle-level and high school teaching position openings for this fall 2018. More information may be found at: <https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/employment>.

New  How to Land Your Dream Teaching Job Online Webinar: A live webinar, ”How to Land Your Dream Teaching Job” will be held on April 11, 6:30 pm. Go to: <https://actionnetwork.org/events/how-to-land-your-dream-teaching-job?source=em.sso>. for more information.

  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>.

New  MTLE Test Preparation Webinars: The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pleased to invite Minnesota teacher candidates to participate in a webinar on how to prepare for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE). Sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CDT and Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. CDT.

Topics will include:

  • How to create your MTLE Account and register for the test
  • How to read your MTLE score report
  • What test preparation resources are available
  • How to prepare to retake a test

Information about how to access the webinar session of your choice is available on the MTLE program website at <https://www.mtle.nesinc.com>.

  Free MTLE Preparation Site: A free site on which you can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  Changes to Protocol for Admission to the Augsburg University Licensure Program: Taking the NES pre-professional skills tests will no longer be required for admission to licensure. They will, however, in most cases continue to be required for Minnesota K-12 teacher licensure, so if you have questions regarding state-mandated testing requirements, please speak with your Augsburg Education Department advisor.

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 23, 2018

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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 <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>.

New  Public Achievement Town Hall Meeting: Augsburg’s Public Achievement invite you to take part in an open forum discussion on the growing needs of our children due to the increase in mental health issues on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 7:00 P.M. — 8:30 P.M. in Oren Gateway Center Room #100. Free parking passes will be available at Augsburg Dept. of Public Safety inside Urness Tower. For special accommodations needed please RSVP Shayna at anders68@augsburg.edu.

New  Mental Health 101 for Educators:  An overview of the history of mental health care, signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery, how to support students who are living with a mental illness, and resources educators can provide to their students will be offered on Thursday, March 29, 4:00-5:30 pm in Oren Gateway Center, Room 114 . This event is free and open to the public. Two Continuing Education hours will be available to educators.

New  Visitation School Jobs: Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has a number of middle-level and high school teaching position openings for this fall 2018. More information may be found at: <https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/employment>.

  New Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  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 log in. 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, March 2, 2018

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New  Minnesota Historical Society Fellowship Opportunities: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is recruiting for a fellowship opportunity with MNHS’s Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement. The Inclusion and Community Engagement Fellowship Program (INCE, formerly known as the ACTC Fellowship) is a course that encourages undergraduates from diverse communities to explore the challenges within museums, historical organizations, and cultural institutions related to inclusion, representation, narrative, and the workforce.

The program is divided into three parts: a 3 credit undergraduate course, a paid internship, and a trip to Chicago, Illinois. If you are interested, please contact Jae Yates at <jae.yates@mnhs.org> or Kyle Parsons at <kyle.parsons@mnhs.org>. The priority deadline for applications is March 23rd and positions are competitive so applicants should apply as soon as possible.

New  Motivis Learning, a learning management system (LMS), has announced it is now accepting applications for its second Annual Aspiring Educator Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is aimed towards students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in education. The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose essay best details how they plan to make a difference through teaching. Qualified students can learn more about how to enter a submission at: <https://motivislearning.com/aspiring-educator-scholarship/>.

  Augsburg University Education Department Scholarships Available: 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. The deadline for all applications is 4:30pm on Monday, 5 March 2018. Click the link below to see details of each of the available scholarships.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required.

There are two reading and the writing sessions at Augsburg University on 4/7/2018 & 4/14/2018. Register for the reading and writing prep sessions here: <https://goo.gl/xb4MVO>.

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 exams right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind.  More information is available at: <http://web.augsburg.edu/education/downloads/Spring-2018-NES-Prep-Flyer.pdf>.

  New Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  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, February 16, 2018

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New  Augsburg University Education Department Scholarships Available: 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. The deadline for all applications is 4:30pm on Monday, 5 March 2018. Click the link below to see details of each of the available scholarships.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required.

There are two reading and the writing sessions at Augsburg University on 4/7/2018 & 4/14/2018. Register for the reading and writing prep sessions here: <https://goo.gl/xb4MVO>.

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 exams right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind.  More information is available at: <http://web.augsburg.edu/education/downloads/Spring-2018-NES-Prep-Flyer.pdf>.

  New Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  5th Grade Teaching Position in Columbia Heights: Go to: <https://www.applitrack.com/colheights/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Licensed&AppliTrackJobId=1908&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1> for more information.

  Skyhawks Summer Sports Camp Jobs: Do you enjoy sports? Do you like having fun and working with kids? Do you enjoy spending summer days outside? Do you want to improve your coaching/teaching skills? Skyhawks is looking for teachers, coaches, college students and high school students who are interested in teaching young athletes (ages 4 – 14). Skyhawks summer programs start early June through late August.

• HOW TO APPLY: Online at <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>

• MORE INFORMATION: <glauderdale@skyhawks.com>

  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, February 9, 2018

Posted on Categories Newsletter

New  New Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the Massachusetts teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required.

There are two reading and the writing sessions at Augsburg University on 4/7/2018 & 4/14/2018. Register for the reading and writing prep sessions here: <https://goo.gl/xb4MVO>.

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 exams right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind.  More information is available at: <http://web.augsburg.edu/education/downloads/Spring-2018-NES-Prep-Flyer.pdf>.

New  5th Grade Teaching Position in Columbia Heights: Go to: <https://www.applitrack.com/colheights/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Licensed&AppliTrackJobId=1908&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1> for more information.

New  Skyhawks Summer Sports Camp Jobs: Do you enjoy sports? Do you like having fun and working with kids? Do you enjoy spending summer days outside? Do you want to improve your coaching/teaching skills? Skyhawks is looking for teachers, coaches, college students and high school students who are interested in teaching young athletes (ages 4 – 14). Skyhawks summer programs start early June through late August.

• How to apply: Online at <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>

• More information: <glauderdale@skyhawks.com>

  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).