■ INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENT TEACHING IN FALL 2016 – GENERAL EDUCATION: Mandatory Information Sessions will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016. Attend ONE of these sessions:
- Monday, January 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
- Saturday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway 100.
Being qualified to student teach means that all coursework will be completed before September 1, 2016. If you have a work or class conflict for both of these times, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching: <email@example.com>.
■ Teach This Summer at Breakthrough Twin Cities: Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. Each summer BTC seeks a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students to apply for our paid nine-week summer Teaching Fellowship. This internship offers great opportunities to lead and grow in a positive, accepting educational environment. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Twin Cities, Teaching Fellows will work closely with instructional coaches, program staff, and their peers to create high quality lessons and educational programming. The Teaching Fellowship offers you a chance make a difference in the lives of young people, while you learn and grow as well!
Please visit www.breakthroughtwincities.org for more information and a link to the application. The application opens October 20th, and the Early Action deadline is Tuesday, January 12th. Regular decision deadline is Tuesday, February 23rd.
■ Spring Term Literacy Tutor or Math Tutor Positions: Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps has openings for the rest of the school year (six months). Spring Term Tutors serve for six months and earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $522 and a $2,865 education award for college tuition or student loan payments. For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at 612-598-9665 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ Jobs Available at Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports is a youth sport camp company teaching children ages 4-14 life skills through sports with a focus on safety, and improving sport skills. Skyhawks has internship and coaching positions available. For more information, contact Lisa M. Damon, Communications and Customer Relations Manager at: <Ldamon@skyhawks.com> or 651-263-5159.
■ Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.
■ St. David’s Center Job Openings: St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development is hiring both Head Teachers and Substitute Teachers for their Early Childhood Education program. Full-time and part-time positions are available, with some positions being benefit eligible. For more information, contact Natalie Young, Human Resources Specialist at: 952.548.8637 or <email@example.com>.
■ Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ AVID Tutors Needed at Roseville: The Roseville School District is looking for two tutors at Roseville Area High School that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. To apply online, go to: <http://www.isd623.org/>.
■ The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016. The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.
Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.
Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.
■ Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:
ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:
- ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
- SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520
Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner. Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.
Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses. Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.
If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.
■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:
- • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.
Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.
Submitting news to Augsburg:
- To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
- To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg College Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or email@example.com.
- To the daily A-Mail electronic newsletter: Go to AugNet Home Page and login. Then click on “Submit News and Announcements” link.
Connecting with Alumni and Friends:
Augsburg College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:
- Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the college’s Alumni Office.
- TC2 New Teachers’ Blog
Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:
Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:
- Education Week
- Teacher Magazine
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).