Education Department Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, April 15, 2016

Education Department Newsletter, April 15, 2016

New■ Education Club Meeting: On Tuesday, April 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm there will be a second organizing meeting for an Education Student Organization in Lindell 301.  The goal is this meeting would be to begin constructing an organizational focus and plan for the 2016-17 school year.

NewPaideia Program 2016 Summer Course Offerings for Grads and Undergrads: Looking for a summer education class to take?  The Augsburg Paideia Program is offering a summer institute, July 25-29, 2016 on the pedagogy of Paideia. Learn how to implement inquiry-based discussions with students at all grade levels and subject areas.

INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 semester undergraduate course that includes the Paideia Institute. The ECS 543 course can be taken for either two or four graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. Register online. For more information about the Augsburg Paideia Program and summer institute check out the Paideia website at <http://augsburg.edu/paideia/> and contact Anne Kaufman at <kaufman@augsburg.edu> for registration options.

NewSomali Parents Autism Network: The Somali Parents Autism Network is hosting an event commemorating World Autism Day. This year’s focus will be on networking, partnership formation, multicultural collaboration and celebrating our accomplishments.

The event will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5 pm to 10:00 pm at the Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

For more information, contact Marian Ahmed at 507- 573-2617 or email her at <marian.ahmed@span.org>.

New■ Summer Activist Jobs to Save the Bees: The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG and is hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff working with Environment Minnesota to save Minnesota’s honey bee population. Average pay is $4,500-$6,500 for the summer.

If you are interested in applying, you may sign up to learn more at: <http://www.summerjobsthatmatter.org>.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278

■ 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>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, April 1, 2016

Education Department Newsletter, April 1, 2016

New■ Attend the American Indian Education Conference: The American Indian Education Conference, sponsored by Minnesota ASCD, has added a student fee of $35 to enable education majors to attend at a lower rate.This learning opportunity will be especially helpful in supporting an understanding of MN SEP Standard 3, criteria G: “understand the cultural content, world view, and concepts that comprise Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.”

The Conference will be held on Saturday, April 9 from  8:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Minnesota Department of Education. Interested students should contact Charon Tierney <ctierney.ascd@gmail.com> to register at this lower rate. All others should register through the MN ASCD website: <http://www.minnesotaascd.org>.

New■ Teacher Lead for Family Academy Child Classrooms: The Family Academy is seeking a lead teacher for a part-time position, mostly in the evenings. Pay is $30.00/hr. The position is a senior-level position and they are seeking a highly qualified candidate. Please email cover letter and resume to Andre Dukes at <rnathan@the-naz.org>. The deadline is Monday April, 11th, 2016.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full-time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278

■ 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ 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>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, March 11, 2016

New■ Education Club Organizing Meeting: The Augsburg Education Club will be holding an organizing meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 to 5:30 pm in OGC 100. Emerging teacher leaders are committed to the success of all students, and are advocates for innovation and systemic change.  If you are interested in collaborating with like-minded peers, please attend the first informational meeting. Co-sponsored by Education Minnesota and the Augsburg Education Department. Please contact Rachel Lloyd:  <lloydr@augsburg.edu> for more information.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ 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: <anne.barnes@isd623.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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ 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>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, March 4, 2016

New ■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ 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: <anne.barnes@isd623.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: <caroline.church@century.edu> 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>.

■  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, February 12, 2016

New  ■ Be a Volunteer Judge for Metro Senior Regional History Day: The Metro Senior Regional History Day event, which will take place at Augsburg on Monday, March 7 needs volunteer judges.  For more details about the afternoon and evening, see:

<http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/sites/default/files/MetroSeniorInfo16.pdf>

For more on signing up to be a judge, see: <http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/judges>.

New ■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

New ■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

New ■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos

Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

New ■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities.  They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ 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: <anne.barnes@isd623.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: <caroline.church@century.edu> 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/>.

■  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, January 29, 2016

New■ 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: <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New■ 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 <guenter@augsburg.edu>.

New■ 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: <anne.barnes@isd623.org>.

New■ 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/>.

New■ 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: <tsmith@stcroixprep.org>.

New■ 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

New■ 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/>.

New■ 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.

New■ 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 <mqueensen@servemnaction.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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, January 15, 2016

New  INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENT TEACHING IN FALL 2016 – GENERAL EDUCATION: Mandatory Information Sessions will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016. Attend one of these sessions:

  • Monday, January 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • 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 both of these times, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching:  <westb@augsburg.edu>.

 New■ 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>.

New  AVID Tutor for Middle and High School Students: The North St. Paul/Maplewood School District is looking to hire AVID tutors. AVID is a college-readiness program that targets students who are “in the academic middle,” but who have the potential for higher performance. Tutor training is provided. For more information, contact Sylvia Neblett, AVID District Director/Equity Specialist for ISD622 <sneblett@isd622.org> or 651/748-7649. Apply online at: <www.isd622.org>.

 New  Jobs Available with Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is hiring Substitute Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Paraprofessionals for the Twin Cities. They are hosting a New Substitute Orientation and Hiring Fair on Thursday, January 28th from 9:00am – 11:00am in Bloomington. For more information or to register online, go to www.teachersoncall.com, under “events” to sign up. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call, P: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

 New  Associated Bank Helps Support Student Teachers: The Education Department would like to express their thanks to Associated Bank at 1801 Riverside Avenue. Associated Bank is committed to the community they serve and has made a donation in support of Augsburg’s student teachers as part of a GiveMN project. Their donation will feed a small scholarship fund for spring term student teachers who find it difficult to make ends meet when they are transitioning to a career in education.

  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 <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.

  Jobs Available at Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports is a youth sport camp company teaching children ages 4-14 life skills through sports with a focus on safety, and improving sport skills. Skyhawks has internship and coaching positions available. For more information, contact Lisa M. Damon, Communications and Customer Relations Manager at: <Ldamon@skyhawks.com> or 651-263-5159.

  Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.

 ■  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/>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, December 11, 2015

New  INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENT TEACHING IN FALL 2016 – GENERAL EDUCATION: Mandatory Information Sessions will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016.  Attend ONE of these sessions:

  • Monday, January 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • 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 both of these times, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching:  <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New  Teach This Summer at Breakthrough Twin Cities: Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. Each summer BTC seeks a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students to apply for our paid nine-week summer Teaching Fellowship. This internship offers great opportunities to lead and grow in a positive, accepting educational environment. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Twin Cities, Teaching Fellows will work closely with instructional coaches, program staff, and their peers to create high quality lessons and educational programming. The Teaching Fellowship offers you a chance make a difference in the lives of young people, while you learn and grow as well!

Please visit www.breakthroughtwincities.org for more information and a link to the application. The application opens October 20th, and the Early Action deadline is Tuesday, January 12th. Regular decision deadline is Tuesday, February 23rd.

New  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 <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.

New  Jobs Available at Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports is a youth sport camp company teaching children ages 4-14 life skills through sports with a focus on safety, and improving sport skills. Skyhawks has internship and coaching positions available. For more information, contact Lisa M. Damon, Communications and Customer Relations Manager at: <Ldamon@skyhawks.com> or 651-263-5159.

  Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.

  St. David’s Center Job Openings: St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development is hiring both Head Teachers and Substitute Teachers for their Early Childhood Education program. Full-time and part-time positions are available, with some positions being benefit eligible. For more information, contact Natalie Young, Human Resources Specialist at: 952.548.8637 or <nyoung@stdavidscenter.org>.

  Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

  AVID Tutors Needed at Roseville: The Roseville School District is looking for two tutors at Roseville Area High School that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour.  To apply online, go to: <http://www.isd623.org/>.

   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/>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, December 4, 2015

New  Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.

New  St. David’s Center Job Openings: St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development is hiring both Head Teachers and Substitute Teachers for their Early Childhood Education program. Full-time and part-time positions are available, with some positions being benefit eligible. For more information, contact Natalie Young, Human Resources Specialist at: 952.548.8637 or <nyoung@stdavidscenter.org>.

  Cedar Riverside Community School is Seeking a First Grade Teacher/Long Term Substitute: Cedar Riverside Community School seeks a well-spoken individual with a gift for elementary school teaching who is passionate about the mission, vision, and philosophy of Cedar Riverside Community School. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to rvetsch@crcs-school.org or mail to 1610 South Sixth Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55454, Attn. Randy Vetsch. Applications accepted until position is filled. Call (612) 248-8260 with questions.

  Tutors Needed in East Saint Paul: SPPS Tutoring Partners are in immediate need of tutors. Tutor need to be available for a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 6 months. Click on this link to apply: <http://sppsfoundation.org/volunteer>.

  Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

  United Educators Foundation 2016 Scholarships: The United Educators Foundation is distributing a series of significant ($1000 to $2000) scholarship awards. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2016. More information may be obtained by going to: <http://www.uecu.coop/scholarship/>.

  SR Education Group Scholarship: SR Education Group, an online education publisher, is offering  a new scholarship opportunity for Augsburg College graduate students. The scholarship award is $5,000, to be given away four times a year. The current round’s deadline is January 5, 2016. All the details and the application are available here: <http://www.sreducationgroup.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarship-for-teachers>.

  AVID Tutors Needed at Roseville: The Roseville School District is looking for two tutors at Roseville Area High School that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour.  To apply online, go to: <http://www.isd623.org/>.

   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/>.

  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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, November 13, 2015

New■ Instructor Position at STARBASE Minnesota: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teaching position available at STARBASE Minnesota to teach students in grades 4-6. 40 hours/wk. Begins Dec 2015/Jan 2016. STARBASE Minnesota is a leading educational nonprofit organization founded in 1993 whose purpose is to inspire and educate youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To apply, go to: <http://www.starbasemn.org/about-us-2/employment/>.

■ Cedar Riverside Community School is Seeking a First Grade Teacher/Long Term Substitute: Cedar Riverside Community School seeks a well-spoken individual with a gift for elementary school teaching who is passionate about the mission, vision, and philosophy of Cedar Riverside Community School. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to rvetsch@crcs-school.org or mail to 1610 South Sixth Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55454, Attn. Randy Vetsch. Applications accepted until position is filled. Call (612) 248-8260 with questions.

New ■  Tutor positions with Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps: Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps are looking for literacy and math tutors for Minnesota schools for the 2015-16 school year, as well as looking ahead to 2016-17. As you know, the Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program that trains and places tutors in public schools to help students improve their reading or math skills. Tutors now earn:

  • Bi-weekly stipend of $544 (full time; half that for half time)
  • $5,730 education award for college tuition or student loan payments (full time; half that for half time)
  • Career skills, educational training, networking and coaching
  • The fulfillment of making a real difference in children’s lives

For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at: 612-598-9665 or <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.Tutors Needed in East Saint Paul: SPPS Tutoring Partners are in immediate need of tutors. Tutor need to be available for a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 6 months. Click on this link to apply: <http://sppsfoundation.org/volunteer>.

New■  Anthropology Course Availability: ANT 141 Section B will be offered on Wednesday nights next semester from 6 – 9:30 pm. If you need an anthropology course offered at a flexible class time you may want to consider this class. It will be an introductory class on cultural anthropology where we will study themes in how human beings develop meaningful relationships with each other and build community by looking at the environment, geography, the environment, music, business, language, and other areas which affect the development of culture. For more information, contact the course instructor: Vinodh Kutty, Ph.D., <vinodh.kutty@hennepin.us>, or 612-348-9498.

■  Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ MPS Student Teacher Job Fair: The Minneapolis Public Schools is holding a Student Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, November 14th. This job fair is open to all student teachers who are graduating in December 2015, regardless of if they are student teaching in MPS. Register by Monday, 11/9: <http://bit.ly/1VUTEfr>. For more information, please contact the Office of Human Capital at 612.668.0500 or email: <staffing@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

■ 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/>.

■ 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 Vicki Olson or 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 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:

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