■ 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
■ 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:
- Go to <https://employment.umn.edu/>
- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ 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 <email@example.com> or Ann Marie Yacobucci <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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 email@example.com.
- 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).