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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).

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).

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).

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:

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

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:

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

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:

Education Department Newsletter, March 24, 2017

New■  The Education Department is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications from undergraduate students for scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. 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 (see listing below) for which the student is applying. 

The deadline for all applications is 4:30 pm on Monday, 27 March 2017. 

  • S. Luther and Carol B. Kleven Family Scholarship (1 scholarship of $936.00 for a junior or senior in Elementary Education.) Awarded annually to juniors and seniors majoring in elementary education, based upon academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to WEC or AU students. Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of S. Luther Kleven ’50 and in honor of the Kleven family.
  • Jim and Shelby Andress Education Scholarship (1 scholarship of $778.00 for a student in any class, but declared a major preference.) Awarded annually to a student of any class who is majoring in Education. The award is based upon financial need and a demonstrated, genuine love of students and a passion for teaching. Established in 1997 by Shelby (Gimse) Andress ’56, Golden Valley, Minn., and gifts in memory of her late husband, Jim ’51, to encourage competent, caring and principled young people to enter the field of education.
  • Dr. Einar O. Johnson Scholarship (1 scholarship of $761.00 for a returning student in Education.) Awarded annually to one or more students interested in a career in education based upon financial need and academic accomplishment. Established in 1999 by Mary E. Johnson, family, friends, and colleagues in loving memory of Dr. Einar O. Johnson. The scholarship is renewable.
  • John L. and Joan H. Ohlin Scholarship (1 scholarship of $340.00 for a student in any class, but declared a major preference.) Awarded annually to a student of any class who is majoring in Education, based upon suitable academic progress and financial need. Established in 1996 by Mrs. Joan H. Ohlin, Baxter, Minn., in loving memory of her late husband, John L. Ohlin ’57, and in tribute to his 38 years as a teacher.
  • Elva B. Lovell Life Scholarship (1 scholarship of $768.00 for a student in any class, but declared a major preference.) Awarded annually to education students of any class who plan to teach. Awards are based upon academic achievement and financial need, with preference given to students who are black, older, or single parents. Established in 1991 by Mrs. Elva B. Lovell, Minneapolis, Minn., as an expression of her belief in diversity and literacy.
  • Heidi Huber Scholarship (1 scholarship of $1,743.00 for a student in Education.) The Heidi Huber Scholarship was established in 2004 in loving memory of Heidi through the generosity of the Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation, family and friends. Heidi passed away on April 1, 2002 at the age of 33, after a courageous battle with malignant melanoma. The Heidi Huber Scholarship is awarded to one or more students with demonstrated financial need, strong academic achievement, and dedication to the community. Preference will be given to students interested in a career in education.
  • David Mathre Scholarship (1 scholarship of $300.00 for a student entering their year containing their student teaching semester.) Education Awarded annually to qualified full-time student(s) in need of financial assistance during the term in which they are student teaching.
  • Pederson Samuelson Scholarship (1 scholarship of $492.00 for an upper class student.) Awarded annually, the Pederson SamuelsonScholarship is to provide financial assistance to an upper-class student of Scandinavian extraction who is majoring in Education, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, or Youth/Campus/Family Ministry. The award is based upon maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Debra Boss Montgomery Scholarship (2-3 scholarships totaling $13,735.00 for juniors or seniors in Elementary Education.) Awarded annually to junior or senior students majoring in elementary education, based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to those who have a special interest in children’s literature and who see their work in education as a Christian vocation. Established in 1991 by gifts from family and friends in memory of Debra Boss Montgomery, a 1975 graduate of Augsburg College.

New  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/>.

New  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  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 serve 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.

New  Fund for the Public Interest: The Fund for the Public Interest will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus Monday 3/27 and Tuesday 3/28 and want to meet with any interested students while on campus.

To apply, please visit <http://www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org> or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).

New  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>.

New  Fridley Summer Youth Programs: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for instructors for their Summer Youth Programs. The City of Fridley is in need of several leaders who love kids, love to play and are great role models.  There are a variety of positions available for the summer ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 5 – August 25).  Leaders are responsible for planning and teaching a variety of activities for pre-school, elementary and/or middle school age youth.  Programs include: camps, instructional classes, playgrounds, special events, field trips and sports.  Pay rate is $10-13 per hour.

The application deadline is Friday, March 24. A group interview will take place on Saturday, April 1. For application info go to: < http://fridleymn.gov/329/Human-Resources>. The application can be dropped off or mailed to 6431 University Ave. NE, Fridley, MN 55432, faxed to 763-502-4976 or scanned in and e-mailed to <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.

For further information contact the Fridley Recreation Department at (763)572-3570 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.

  MTLE Test Preparation Webinars: The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is inviting Minnesota teacher candidates to participate in a webinar on how to prepare for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE). Sessions will be held on:

  • Monday, March 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. CST

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 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 Reading Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

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:

Education Department Newsletter, March 3, 2017

New  History Day Judges Needed at Seward Montessori School: History Day at Seward School is Tuesday, March 7th.  Any amount of time would be appreciated—no experience necessary. Training will be provided. Judging will be from 4-7pm. Please email <mary.delander@mpls.k12.mn.us> or <jessica.grabe@mpls.k12.mn.us> with questions or to sign up.

New  MTLE Test Preparation Webinars: The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is inviting Minnesota teacher candidates to participate in a webinar on how to prepare for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE). Sessions will be held on:

Monday, March 27, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and

Thursday, March 30, 2017; 3:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. CST

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 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 math, 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. 

Math Test Sessions, dates, times and location (attend all)

Saturday, March 4

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

Saturday, March 11

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

Saturday, March 25

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

Register Here: https://goo.gl/PzC8fd

Reading and Writing Test Sessions, dates, times and location (attend all)

Intensive Reading

Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

Intensive Writing

Saturday, April 8

9 a.m. to noon

Old Main Building 104

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

■ 2017 Urban Scholars Internships: Urban Scholars is a twelve-week paid internship in leadership and professional development providing students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. This program is open to currently enrolled undergrad and grad students. The 2017 Urban Scholars application is available now until Saturday, February 18, 2017. For more information: <http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/urbanscholars/>.

■ Several Updates Regarding Minnesota BOT Testing:

• The Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) no longer requires the ACT/SAT/GRE/Praxis I scores be taken within the past 10 years.  There is currently no time limit.  Keep in mind that the ACT scores must be the ACT Plus Writing which started around February 2005.

SAT recently changed the way they score their tests.  The new scores (and old) can be found on the link to the MN Board of Teaching website: <http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>.

•Minnesota Version of NES Now Available: As of August 30th, candidates are now able to sign up for the MN NES exam directly through the MTLE website by using this link:

<http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_AnnounceBasicSkills.html>

• The passing score for the MN NES is 520 for all three tests (Reading, Writing and Math):

MN NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 400–600 point scale)

Reading=520

Writing=520

Mathematics=520

The test is exactly the same as the National NES exam, it’s just that MN candidates are given 15 extra minutes of time.  Because of the extra time, the score rating had to be adjusted.  The same number of correct raw scores needed to pass is exactly the same on both tests.  The National NES exam is based on a 100-300 point scale and the MN NES is based on a 400-600 point scale. The MN NES scores will be available to view in Results Analyzer starting with the October 7th reporting date.

NOTE:  If candidates sign up and take the National NES exam after August 30th, they will accept the scores if they met the minimum passing score:

NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 100–300 point scale)

Reading=205

Writing=214

Mathematics=213

Also, if a candidate has taken and passed a portion of the MTLE basic skills, they need to register and complete ONLY the portion they have not passed of that basic skills test through NES.  They do not need to complete the whole series of Reading, Writing and Math over unless they did not pass all portions.

A listing of all licensure exam minimum passing scores can be found on the Board of Teaching website at:

<http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>

• Free study materials will be available for all MTLE test. There are also expanded test preparation products available for cost. Additional information can be found on their website using this link:

<http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html>

Pearson has also expanded their customer service hours to M-F 7AM-7PM and Sat from 8AM-4PM.

For questions and more information, please contact: Debby Odell, Educator Licensing, Supervisor <Debby.Odell@state.mn.us> or (651) 582-8522.

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: