■ Information Session for General Education Student Teaching – Fall 2016: A mandatory information session will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016 on Saturday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway 100.
Being qualified to student teach means that all coursework will be completed before September 1, 2016. If you have a work or class conflict for this time, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching: <email@example.com>.
■ Information Session for Special Education Student Teaching – Fall 2016: The special education student teacher information session for Fall 2016 will be on Monday, February 8 from 6 – 7:30 in Oren Gateway 100.
If you plan to student teach in the fall you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ AVID at Roseville Area High School: The AVID program at Roseville Area HS is looking for two tutors that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. More information may be found at the district’s website: <http://www.isd623.org> the posting is under the Jobs heading. You can apply online. For more information, contact Anne Barnes at: <email@example.com>.
■ Making: Small to Big: Sign up now to attend 5 free, 2-hour long sessions exploring how to bring design and building into your STEM lessons. 0.2 CEUs obtained per workshop. Space is limited, so sign up soon. For more information, go to: <http://minneapolismakers.com/>.
■ Jobs at St. Croix Preparatory Academy: St. Croix Preparatory Academy in Stillwater, MN is looking to hire two special education educational assistants to work with students in grades k-4, with the potential for one to move into the middle school next year. The positions are open immediately. For more information, please contact Terri Smith at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: Design your own course for high school students! Century College Upward Bound seeks teachers, or soon to be teachers, to develop and teach courses for our college bound students this summer. Contact Caroline Church: <email@example.com> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.
■ Summer Teaching Positions Available at the Institute of Reading Development: The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. Candidates need an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. More information may be found at: <http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/>.
■ Watch an online recorded webinar on the topic, “Train Teachers in the Peace Corps”: Do you have an education degree and interest in training other teachers around the world? Hear from Meghan Costello, who taught innovative techniques, provided coaching sessions, and improved pupils’ confidence, motivation, and critical thinking. Watch this online information session to learn about trainer opportunities available in Samoa and Uganda, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Go to: <https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/lsr.php?RCID=9ced49b485554cc3966e256c646e7733> to view the webinar.
■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.
■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.
The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.
There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.
■ The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016. The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.
Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.
Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.
■ Spring Term Literacy Tutor or Math Tutor Positions: Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps has openings for the rest of the school year (six months). Spring Term Tutors serve for six months and earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $522 and a $2,865 education award for college tuition or student loan payments. For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at 612-598-9665 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:
ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:
- ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
- SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520
Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner. Registration forms must be signed by Peg Finders.
Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses. Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.
If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.
■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:
- Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.
Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.
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).