Education Department Newsletter, November 16, 2018

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  Apply for an EAST Scholarship: The Augsburg University EAST African Student to Teacher (EAST) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019-2021 cohort! This scholarship was established to recognize highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. EAST covers full tuition cost toward a first license to East African descent students.*

To learn more about the EAST Scholarship application process, the admission process to Augsburg University and our teacher licensure preparation program, you must attend one of the following information sessions. Registration ahead of time  is required. Attached is the East brochure to learn more about the East scholarship.

Information Sessions:

Augsburg Campus

  • Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=551d8b80-3151-4e3f-a20e-0d720579c739
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=e8ea18ff-f869-4faa-bc68-43a85ef24e8f

Rochester Location

  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=c29f638a-7ec2-4830-9adc-fcb138d3aa07

*Contingent on CUE funding from the Minnesota Legislature for 2019-2021 cycle.

for more information, contact: Hana Salad, Email: <saladha@augsburg.edu>, Phone: 612-330-1345.

  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  Elementary Position in Wabasha: There will be a 4th grade teacher position in Wabasha, MN starting in December. You may access the information at <http://www.wabasha-kellogg.k12.mn.us>. or you can send a resume, letter of intent, and letters of reference to Stacy L Schultz, Principal, at <sschultz@wkfalcons.org>.

New  Breakthrough Twin Cities: Make a difference in the lives of students and address educational inequity in the Twin Cities. As a Breakthrough summer teaching fellow, you’ll teach classes of 10-12 students with training and support. Their 9-week fellowship is designed to give you the instructional and cultural tools to become an effective teacher and mentor to students in the Twin Cities who are impacted by inequitable educational circumstances. You will receive support from licensed teachers and a committed staff to be successful and learn in a high-challenge, high-support environment. Undergraduate and high school students aged 16+ are eligible to apply. All majors or areas of study are welcomed! First Interview Deadline: November 29, 2018. Contact them at: <https://www.breakthroughtwincities.org/>.

New  Camp TEKO: Camp TEKO is a summer Judaica camp on Lake Minnetonka. They are seeking counselors and staff of all faiths for campers in grades K-6. For more information, contact Abby Kirshsbaum, <akirshbaum@templeisrael.com> or call 612-374-0321.

  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).

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).