Education Department Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, November 11, 2016

New■  NES Essential Skills Exam Preparation Sessions, Fall 2016 (Updated): These sessions prepare students for the NES essential skills exam. Sessions are held at Augsburg College and are available in reading and/or writing.

Reading and Writing Overview Sessions: The sessions prepare students for the essential skills exam in reading and writing. Candidates may choose to attend reading and/or writing sessions.

  • Sessions: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 8am-12pm
  • Reading 8AM-10AM, Old Main Building 104
  • Writing 10AM- 12PM, Old Main Building 104

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. If you are interested in registering for the NES Essential Skills Prep Sessions, please register in the links provided below.

NES Reading & Writing Exam Preparation Sessions Registration Link

https://goo.gl/3PVbRk

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. Email <tesfaye2@augsburg.edu> if you have any questions.

■  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.

New■ 2016-17 SPPS Extended Day for Learning (EDL) Elementary K-5 Job Opportunities: Positions as an extended day learning (EDL) worker and other career opportunities are available throughout the school year in St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS). Go to <http://www.spps.org > for more information.

New■ Job Opportunities at Bancroft Elementary: Bancroft Elementary School (Minneapolis) is looking for youth workers to lead classes at Bancroft during the afterschool program starting when students get back from winter break. The winter/spring session will run Jan. 9 – May 3, 2017. Our program runs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1:50-3:05pm. Youth workers can lead a variety of different classes and do not necessarily need to teach all three days. Pay = $15/hr. For more information, please contact Mariah Messer at <Mariah.Messer@mpls.k12.mn.us> or  612.668.3557.

New■ River’s Edge Academy is Hiring: River’s Edge Academy is a pubic charter school high school in St. Paul.  Small class sizes support relationship building and academic success! REA is looking to hire a Student Services Manager, ESL teacher and Student Support Specialist. For more information, contact Dr. Meg Cavalier at <mcavalier@reamn.org> or 651-234-0150.

New■ 2017 Global Internships: One Heart Source runs experiential learning programs for university undergraduate and post-graduate students seeking international experience via service. The programs focus on global mentorship, youth empowerment, and cultural immersion. One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa and Jamaica. We are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer. For more information, contact Callan Hajosy at <contact@oneheartsource.org>.

■ Become an AVID Tutor in MPS: Interested in part-time work with learners in Minneapolis schools? AVID Tutors are positive role models passionate about helping students reach their potential. AVID in Minneapolis Public Schools is a class for 6-12 grade students designed to close the achievement gap while preparing students for college. Tutorials are an integral part of an AVID classroom and a unique learning experience. Tutors facilitate small collaborative groups of students who utilize a process of inquiry for problem solving. For more information or to apply:

<http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/employment.html>. Questions: <maria.roberts@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

■ 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:

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, October 28, 2016

New■  NES Essential Skills Exam Preparation Sessions, Fall 2016 (Updated): These sessions prepare students for the NES essential skills exam. Sessions are held at Augsburg College and are available in mathematics, reading and/or writing.

Mathematics Sessions (attend all four): The overview sessions are a refresher to prepare for the essential skills exam in math. There is no fee for the sessions.

The overview sessions are for candidates needing a refresher on the math concepts on the test.

  • Saturday, October 29th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 5th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 12th ,2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 19th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104

Reading and Writing Overview Sessions: The sessions prepare students for the essential skills exam in reading and writing. Candidates may choose to attend reading and/or writing sessions.

Sessions: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 8am-12pm

  • Reading 8AM-10AM, Old Main Building 104
  • Writing 10AM- 12PM, Old Main Building 104

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. If you are interested in registering for the NES Essential Skills Prep Sessions, please register in the links provided below.

NES Math Essential Exam Preparation Sessions Registration Link 

https://goo.gl/HWW3KP

NES Reading & Writing Exam Preparation Sessions Registration Link

https://goo.gl/3PVbRk

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. Email <tesfaye2@augsburg.edu> if you have any questions. 

  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.

  Kids Voting Minneapolis (KVM)—Call for Volunteers: KVM needs volunteers for election day, November 8th. If you would like to sign up, please complete the form at this link: <http://www.kidsvotingminneapolis.org/volunteering/>. Contact Jennifer at: <mplskidsvoting@gmail.com> for more information.

  Progressive Conference Set for November 7th: Prairie Creek Community School is hosting an all-day conference on November 7, 2016 for educators, pre-service teachers, and administrators who are seeking innovative child-centered practices for their classrooms and schools. Prairie Creek Community School is a public, elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota. The event will feature a panel of experts in the area of social justice including Julie Landsman (author of several books on race) and Anita Chikkatur (Carleton prof who specialized in multicultural education). The conference website is open for registration <http://www.prairiecreek.typepad.com/IMAGINE/>.

Jobs at Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call provides Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Education Assistants, and Early Child Care Staff for many Twin Cities public schools, charter schools, and early childhood centers. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiting, On-Boarding, and Training Manager, at:  855.346.1650 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

Become an AVID Tutor in MPS: Interested in part-time work with learners in Minneapolis schools? AVID Tutors are positive role models passionate about helping students reach their potential. AVID in Minneapolis Public Schools is a class for 6-12 grade students designed to close the achievement gap while preparing students for college. Tutorials are an integral part of an AVID classroom and a unique learning experience. Tutors facilitate small collaborative groups of students who utilize a process of inquiry for problem solving. For more information or to apply:

<http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/employment.html>. Questions:

<maria.roberts@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

■ 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.

■ 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, October 14, 2016

New■  NES Essential Skills Exam Preparation Sessions, Fall 2016: These sessions prepare students for the NES essential skills exam. Sessions are held at Augsburg College and are available in mathematics, reading and/or writing. Email Yodit at <tesfaye2@augsburg.edu> with any questions.

Mathematics Sessions (attend all four): The overview sessions are a refresher to prepare for the essential skills exam in math. There is no fee for the sessions. These overview sessions are for candidates needing a refresher on the math concepts on the test.

  • Saturday, October 29th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 5th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 12th , 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104
  • Saturday, November 19th, 2016 (9am-12pm), Old Main Building 104

Reading and Writing Overview Sessions: The sessions prepare students for the essential skills exam in reading and writing. Candidates may choose to attend reading, and/or writing sessions.

  • Sessions: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 8am-12pm
    • Reading 8AM-10AM, Old Main Building 104
    • Writing 10AM- 12PM, Old Main Building 104

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. Email <tesfaye2@augsburg.edu> for information regarding registration.

New  Augsburg Citizen Educators Club—Fall General Meeting: The Augsburg Citizen Educators Club—Fall General Meeting will be held on October 20, 2016, 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Lindell 301.

Goals:  meet other Education students, ratify this new organization’s constitution, elect officers, & plan events for this school year. For more information, contact Rachel Lloyd at: <lloydr@augsburg.edu>.

  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.

New  Kids Voting Minneapolis (KVM)—Call for Volunteers: KVM needs volunteers for election day, November 8th. If you would like to sign up, please complete the form at this link: <http://www.kidsvotingminneapolis.org/volunteering/>. Contact Jennifer at: <mplskidsvoting@gmail.com> for more information.

  Progressive Conference Set for November 7th: Prairie Creek Community School is hosting an all-day conference on November 7, 2016 for educators, pre-service teachers, and administrators who are seeking innovative child-centered practices for their classrooms and schools. Prairie Creek Community School is a public, elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota. The event will feature a panel of experts in the area of social justice including Julie Landsman (author of several books on race) and Anita Chikkatur (Carleton prof who specialized in multicultural education). The conference website is open for registration <http://www.prairiecreek.typepad.com/IMAGINE/>.

NewJobs at Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call provides Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Education Assistants, and Early Child Care Staff for many Twin Cities public schools, charter schools, and early childhood centers. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiting, On-Boarding, and Training Manager, at:  855.346.1650 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

Become an AVID Tutor in MPS: Interested in part-time work with learners in Minneapolis schools? AVID Tutors are positive role models passionate about helping students reach their potential. AVID in Minneapolis Public Schools is a class for 6-12 grade students designed to close the achievement gap while preparing students for college. Tutorials are an integral part of an AVID classroom and a unique learning experience. Tutors facilitate small collaborative groups of students who utilize a process of inquiry for problem solving. For more information or to apply:

<http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/employment.html>. Questions: <maria.roberts@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

■ 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.

■ 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, September 30, 2016

■  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.

New  Progressive Conference Set for November 7th: Prairie Creek Community School is hosting an all-day conference on November 7, 2016 for educators, pre-service teachers, and administrators who are seeking innovative child-centered practices for their classrooms and schools. Prairie Creek Community School is a public, elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota. The event will feature a panel of experts in the area of social justice including Julie Landsman (author of several books on race) and Anita Chikkatur (Carleton prof who specialized in multicultural education). The conference website is open for registration <http://www.prairiecreek.typepad.com/IMAGINE/>.

NewBecome an AVID Tutor in MPS: Interested in part-time work with learners in Minneapolis schools? AVID Tutors are positive role models passionate about helping students reach their potential. AVID in Minneapolis Public Schools is a class for 6-12 grade students designed to close the achievement gap while preparing students for college. Tutorials are an integral part of an AVID classroom and a unique learning experience. Tutors facilitate small collaborative groups of students who utilize a process of inquiry for problem solving. For more information or to apply:

<http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/employment.html>. Questions:

<maria.roberts@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

■ 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.

■ 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, September 16, 2016

 General Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: For those education students in general education who will complete coursework by the end of Fall Semester and are eligible to student teach in Spring 2017. If you haven’t already done so, attend the final Information Session to learn the application process:

  • Saturday September 17, 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway Center 100

If you have a work or class conflict, contact Barbara West (612.330.1154 or 

<westb@augsburg.edu>) before Sept 12 for directions on how to proceed.


 Special Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: The special education student teacher information sessions for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 7:30 pm in Riverside Room in the Christensen Center.

If you plan to student teach in the spring you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <guenter@augsburg.edu>.


  Study
Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.


  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.


  Scholarships for Education Majors: BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. BestColleges.com curates a financial aid resource guide to scholarships for those students who call themselves future teachers. For more information, contact: <http://BestColleges.com>.


  Fridley Recreation Department Needs Instructors: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for energetic instructors for our 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, $9-11 per hour depending on experience.  For application information go to: <http://fridleymn.gov/329/Human-Resources>.

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


  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.


  Jobs at Frog Tutoring: FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create  their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus. Apply at: <http://frogtutoring.com/jobs>.

More information is available by contacting LaQuesia Gorins, Hiring Manager At FrogTutoring, Phone: (817) 717-7235, Fax: (877) 904-0134 or <hiring@frogtutoring.com>.


  Community Service-Learning Opportunity at Venture Academy: Venture Academy is a public charter school based in Minneapolis with the mission of inspiring passionate, innovative entrepreneurial leaders who imagine opportunities, take initiative, and create solutions. Since opening in August 2013, Venture has primarily served economically disadvantaged children and English learners with a whole school learning model that uses personalized, blended digital learning designed to cultivate entrepreneurial leadership skills that students will use to change the world around them.

This service learning opportunity is aimed at undergrad students looking for an opportunity to work with Venture students during the 2016-17 school year. If interested, please contact Hannah Bech, Venture Academy Community Engagement Specialist at: <hbech@ventureacademies.org> or (484) 680-6305.


  Trinity First Lutheran School Seeks Volunteers: Trinity First Lutheran School is a Preschool 3 through 8th grade Christian school located in the inner city of Minneapolis, just 7 blocks south of the new stadium. Trinity First is seeking volunteers willing to serve in all capacities of our school, but especially in our classrooms and after school homework help program (3:15-5:00pm daily). A commitment to serve is encouraged, but we are flexible and willing to work with volunteers’ schedules. Our students love our volunteers, and our teachers are deeply appreciative of their help! If interested, contact Anna VanVleet at <vanvleet.tfl@gmail.com> or 612-314-6773 (call or text). Please also find more information at: <http://www.trinityfirstschool.org/support>.

You are also welcome to attend a 1-hour informational tour, followed by a volunteer orientation for those interested in serving. Please RSVP to Anna.

September 27 – 4:00-6:00pm

October 12 – 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

  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, September 9, 2016

New  General Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: For those education students in general education who will complete coursework by the end of Fall Semester and are eligible to student teach in Spring 2017. Attend one of these Information Sessions to learn the application process:

  • Monday September 12, 6:00-8:00pm in Oren Gateway Center 100
  • Saturday September 17, 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway Center 100

If you have a work or class conflict, contact Barbara West (612.330.1154 or 

<westb@augsburg.edu>) before Sept 12 for directions on how to proceed.

New  Special Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: The special education student teacher information sessions for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 7:30 pm in Riverside Room in the Christensen Center.

If you plan to student teach in the spring you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <guenter@augsburg.edu>.

New  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <erickson@augsburg.edu> or Stacy Freiheit at <freiheit@augsburg.edu>.

New  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.

New  Scholarships for Education Majors: BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. BestColleges.com curates a financial aid resource guide to scholarships for those students who call themselves future teachers. For more information, contact: <http://BestColleges.com>.

New  Fridley Recreation Department Needs Instructors: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for energetic instructors for our 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, $9-11 per hour depending on experience.  For application information go to: <http://fridleymn.gov/329/Human-Resources>.

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

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.

New  Jobs at Frog Tutoring: FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create  their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus. Apply at: <http://frogtutoring.com/jobs>.

More information is available by contacting LaQuesia Gorins, Hiring Manager At FrogTutoring, Phone: (817) 717-7235, Fax: (877) 904-0134 or <hiring@frogtutoring.com>.

New  Community Service-Learning Opportunity at Venture Academy: Venture Academy is a public charter school based in Minneapolis with the mission of inspiring passionate, innovative entrepreneurial leaders who imagine opportunities, take initiative, and create solutions. Since opening in August 2013, Venture has primarily served economically disadvantaged children and English learners with a whole school learning model that uses personalized, blended digital learning designed to cultivate entrepreneurial leadership skills that students will use to change the world around them.

This service learning opportunity is aimed at undergrad students looking for an opportunity to work with Venture students during the 2016-17 school year. If interested, please contact Hannah Bech, Venture Academy Community Engagement Specialist at: <hbech@ventureacademies.org> or (484) 680-6305.

New  Trinity First Lutheran School Seeks Volunteers: Trinity First Lutheran School is a Preschool 3 through 8th grade Christian school located in the inner city of Minneapolis, just 7 blocks south of the new stadium. Trinity First is seeking volunteers willing to serve in all capacities of our school, but especially in our classrooms and after school homework help program (3:15-5:00pm daily). A commitment to serve is encouraged, but we are flexible and willing to work with volunteers’ schedules. Our students love our volunteers, and our teachers are deeply appreciative of their help! If interested, contact Anna VanVleet at <vanvleet.tfl@gmail.com> or 612-314-6773 (call or text). Please also find more information at: <http://www.trinityfirstschool.org/support>.

You are also welcome to attend a 1-hour informational tour, followed by a volunteer orientation for those interested in serving. Please RSVP to Anna.

September 12 – 7:00-9:00pm

September 27 – 4:00-6:00pm

October 12 – 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

  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 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:

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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:

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