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Education Department Newsletter, January 18, 2019

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New■ Student Teaching General Education (not ABS) in Fall 2019: Candidates who are ready to student teach in Fall Semester 2019 (meaning all coursework will be completed before September 2019) are required to attend ONE of these mandatory Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, January 26, 10:00am to 12:00pm in Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • Monday, January 28, 4:00-5:45pm in Marshall Room of Christensen CenterIf you have a class or work conflict, please contact Barbara West <westb@augsburg.edu> before January 26 for directions as how to proceed.

New■ Student Teaching for Special Education (ABS) in Fall 2019: Candidates who are ready to student teach in Fall Semester 2019 (meaning all coursework will be completed before September 2019) are required to attend ONE of these mandatory Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, February 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm in Oren Gateway 113
  • Monday, February 4, 4:00-5:45pm in Oren Gateway 111

If you have a class or work conflict, please contact Lauren Van Gomple vangompl@augsburg.edu BEFORE JAN 25 for directions as how to proceed.

New■ Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES math prep sessions will run from 2/1/2019 to 3/1/2019. They are every Friday for 5 weeks and will be held at Metro State University (Midway campus). There are reading and writing prep sessions at Augsburg University on 4/1/2019 & 4/8/2019. For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the NES exam right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind. Go to: <http://bit.ly/NES-Prep-2019> for more information and registration links.

New■ Restorative Practice Professional Development: Educators and students will learn the history and seven guiding principles of restorative practice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the circle process and reflect on the benefits of restorative practices in learning communities. Participants will also be given time to reflect on their own classroom, site, and district’s capacity to adopt restorative practices. Date: 1/30/2019, Time: 5:30-7pm. Event hosted by Education Minnesota Organized by Augsburg Citizen Educators.

New■ St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <kindelsp@augbsurg.edu> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

New■ “Actually” Augsburg Discount: Augsburg students wishing to attend the play “Actually” can receive a discount on their ticket purchase. This play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. To reserve tickets, you can either go online (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1), or call the box office (651-647-4315). Use Promo Code: ONSTAGE for $14 Tickets to see Actually for any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance. More information is available about the play at: <http://mnjewishtheatre.org/actually/>.

New■ Reaching Up, a non-profit after-school academic enrichment program housed at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, is seeking volunteers to work with middle, and high school students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district. Volunteer hours run from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. This includes a half-hour recreational time from 5:00 to 5:30 and a free community meal (open to any volunteers) provided by Loaves and Fishes from 5:30 to 6:00. Please contact Becky Haage at 952-356-4879 or <reachingupmin@gmail.com> with any questions or for further information about how to sign up.

■ 14th Annual Winning Strategies Conference for Future Teachers and Paraprofessionals: This conference is being held on January 26, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and refreshments. Register online: <http://metroecsu.myquickreg.com>. Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2019 For more information, please contact Gail Jankowski at <gail.jankowski@metroecsu.org>.

■ Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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>.

■ United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues and education students to join us at this exciting competition!

For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

■ University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:
• Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
• TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:
Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:
• Education Week
• Teacher Magazine
• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).

Education Department Newsletter, December 14, 2018

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New  14th Annual Winning Strategies Conference for Future Teachers and Paraprofessionals: This conference is being held on January 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and refreshments. Register online: <http://metroecsu.myquickreg.com>. Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2019.  For more information, please contact Gail Jankowski at <gail.jankowski@metroecsu.org>.

New  MIGIZI Communications, Inc. Seeking Academic Specialist:  MIGIZI, an American Indian education program in South Minneapolis, is seeking an academic specialist to work in their programs with Native youth. The position is full time (40 hrs/week) position requiring some evening, and weekend hours; This position works under the supervision of MIGIZI’s Director of Programs/Project Coordinator. To apply: send cover letter and resume to: <info@migizi.org>.

New  Eden Prairie Schools is hiring at Eagle Zone, a before and after school program operating in the elementary schools in Eden Prairie. Starting salary: $18.61working approximately 3 hrs – 6 hrs between 6:00-9:00 am and 3:00-6:00 pm. For more information, contact Brock Bormann <Brock_Bormann@edenpr.k12.mn.us>.

  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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>.

  United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues and education students to join us at this exciting competition!

For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).

Education Department Newsletter, November 30, 2018

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  Apply for an EAST Scholarship: The Augsburg University EAST African Student to Teacher (EAST) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019-2021 cohort! This scholarship was established to recognize highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. EAST covers full tuition cost toward a first license to East African descent students.*

To learn more about the EAST Scholarship application process, the admission process to Augsburg University and our teacher licensure preparation program, you must attend one of the following information sessions. Registration ahead of time is required. Attached is the East brochure to learn more about the East scholarship.

Information Session:

Rochester Location

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

*Contingent on CUE funding from the Minnesota Legislature for 2019-2021 cycle.

For more information, contact: Hana Salad, Email: <saladha@augsburg.edu>, Phone: 612-330-1345.

  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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  United States Academic Decathlon: In April 2019, Minnesota will host the United States Academic Decathlon national competition. More than 70 teams from across the United States, China and the United Kingdom will attend the national competition in Bloomington, MN April 25–27.

In Academic Decathlon, students participate in 10 events: economics, mathematics, science, social science, literature, art, music, essay, speech and interview. There is also a compilation event called Super Quiz that combines all areas into a quiz show style format.

USAD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for speech or interview as well as proctors for written exams and the Super Quiz. Without volunteer judges and proctors, this event would not be possible. Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues and education students to join us at this exciting competition!

For more information about volunteer assignments and a link to registration, visit www.usad.org/volunteer or contact Mary Hillmann at <mhillmann@mnscsc.org>.

  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).

Education Department Newsletter, November 16, 2018

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  Apply for an EAST Scholarship: The Augsburg University EAST African Student to Teacher (EAST) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019-2021 cohort! This scholarship was established to recognize highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. EAST covers full tuition cost toward a first license to East African descent students.*

To learn more about the EAST Scholarship application process, the admission process to Augsburg University and our teacher licensure preparation program, you must attend one of the following information sessions. Registration ahead of time  is required. Attached is the East brochure to learn more about the East scholarship.

Information Sessions:

Augsburg Campus

  • Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=551d8b80-3151-4e3f-a20e-0d720579c739
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=e8ea18ff-f869-4faa-bc68-43a85ef24e8f

Rochester Location

  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 05:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
    • https://admissions.augsburg.edu/register/?id=c29f638a-7ec2-4830-9adc-fcb138d3aa07

*Contingent on CUE funding from the Minnesota Legislature for 2019-2021 cycle.

for more information, contact: Hana Salad, Email: <saladha@augsburg.edu>, Phone: 612-330-1345.

  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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  Elementary Position in Wabasha: There will be a 4th grade teacher position in Wabasha, MN starting in December. You may access the information at <http://www.wabasha-kellogg.k12.mn.us>. or you can send a resume, letter of intent, and letters of reference to Stacy L Schultz, Principal, at <sschultz@wkfalcons.org>.

New  Breakthrough Twin Cities: Make a difference in the lives of students and address educational inequity in the Twin Cities. As a Breakthrough summer teaching fellow, you’ll teach classes of 10-12 students with training and support. Their 9-week fellowship is designed to give you the instructional and cultural tools to become an effective teacher and mentor to students in the Twin Cities who are impacted by inequitable educational circumstances. You will receive support from licensed teachers and a committed staff to be successful and learn in a high-challenge, high-support environment. Undergraduate and high school students aged 16+ are eligible to apply. All majors or areas of study are welcomed! First Interview Deadline: November 29, 2018. Contact them at: <https://www.breakthroughtwincities.org/>.

New  Camp TEKO: Camp TEKO is a summer Judaica camp on Lake Minnetonka. They are seeking counselors and staff of all faiths for campers in grades K-6. For more information, contact Abby Kirshsbaum, <akirshbaum@templeisrael.com> or call 612-374-0321.

  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).

Education Department Newsletter, November 2, 2018

New■  Apply for an EAST Scholarship: The Augsburg University EAST African Student to Teacher (EAST) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019-2021 cohort! This scholarship was established to recognize highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. EAST covers full tuition cost toward a first license to East African descent students.*

To learn more about the EAST Scholarship application process, the admission process to Augsburg University and our teacher licensure preparation program, you must attend one of the following information sessions. Registration ahead of time is required. Attached is the East brochure to learn more about the East scholarship.

Information Sessions: Augsburg Campus (click on link to schedule)

Information Sessions: Rochester Campus

*Contingent on CUE funding from the Minnesota Legislature for 2019-2021 cycle.

For more information, contact: Hana Salad, Email: <saladha@augsburg.edu>, Phone: 612-330-1345.

New■  Mock Interviewing–Sign Up Now: Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night co-hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations Office, and the Young Alumni Council.  Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role!

INSTRUCTIONS ON REGISTERING:

  • After reading the steps below, click on the REGISTRATION LINK (*you must register using the link below)
  • Click on the highlighted Mock Interview Schedule
  • Click on the APPLY Button (right sign of screen)
  • Follow the prompts on the screen. All students are eligible to sign up for a mock interview.
  • Find a time in the schedule that works for you. Right side of schedule TAKE SLOT
  • Now you are done: When you receive the confirmation email, it will ask you to pick a time slot. Ignore that email, as you already took a slot.

REGISTRATION LINK

Mock Interview Date: Thursday, November 8th, Time: Sign up for a 20 minute session anytime between 5:30-7:30 pm, Location: Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. For questions, please contact us at 612-330-1148 or <careers@augsburg.edu>.

■  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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■  AmeriCorps Promise Fellows Program: Looking for a great short term opportunity to kick-start your career in education? The AmeriCorps Promise Fellows program will provide you with full-time experience working in a school environment alongside dynamic educators and school administrators. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program brings caring adults into schools and organizations serving students 6-12th grade. Service members will provide one-on-one intervention support to students, both inside and outside of the classroom, to promote school engagement and encourage students to stay on track through high school graduation. APPLY TODAY!

■  Progressive Educators Conference planned for November 5th:  Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a conference of progressive educators called the Imagine Conference on November 5th. You may obtain more information by contacting Nancy Dennis at <ndennis@prairiecreek.org>. Here is link where you can get more information and register: <http://prairiecreek.typepad.com/imagine/>

■  College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in the West Metro is currently hiring part-time math, science, and test prep tutors to work in Edina, Maple Grove, Excelsior and Wayzata areas. For more information, contact Erin Black at phone: 952-285-7667 or email: <eblack@collegetutors.com>.

■  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).

Education Department Newsletter, October 19, 2018

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  Education Majors Can Study Abroad: The Global Educators Semester at Augsburg’s study center in Cuernavaca, Mexico is designed specifically to replace a regular on-campus spring semester for education majors. Study abroad is affordable, life-changing, and gives you academic and professional skills to succeed after graduation! All Auggies get an automatic $1500 Travel Grant for the Global Educators Semester, you can use all of your financial aid for the program and there are additional scholarships available, too.

Global Educators Semester courses include:

Required Courses

  • EDC 310: Learning and Development in an Educational Setting
  • EDC 353: International Education
  • EDC 299: Global Education Practicum

Additional Course Options

  • EDC 200: Orientation to Education
  • EDC 210: Diversity in Schools
  • BIO 118: Environmental Biology with Lab
  • Spanish: 18 course options
  • WEL 119: Latin Dance

Why wait? Next steps for planning:

Talk to Ann Marie Yacobucci in the Education Department

Attend an Info Session in the Study Abroad office in Christensen Center lower level. Apply by November 1. Get more info and apply online at <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu>. Email anytime: <abroad@augsburg.edu>.

  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. 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>.

  Progressive Educators Conference planned for November 5th:  Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a conference of progressive educators called the Imagine Conference on November 5th. You may obtain more information by contacting Nancy Dennis at <ndennis@prairiecreek.org>. Here is a link where you can get more information and register: <http://prairiecreek.typepad.com/imagine/>

  College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in the West Metro is  currently hiring part-time math, science, and test prep tutors to work in Edina, Maple Grove, Excelsior and Wayzata areas. For more information, contact Erin Black at phone: 952-285-7667 or email: <eblack@collegetutors.com>.

  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

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 University 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 University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).