Education Department Newsletter, February 22, 2018

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New  Education Department Scholarships for 2019-2020: The Education Department of Augsburg University is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for several scholarships to be awarded for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Any student interested in any of these scholarships is invited to send to Cheryl Sticha ( their name, contact information (phone and email), undergrad or graduate status, GPA, declared or intended major, scholarships being applied for and a brief paragraph stating qualifications for each scholarship for which the student is applying. Applicants are allowed to apply for any and all scholarships for which they qualify. The deadline for all applications is 4:30 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019. More information and the specifics regarding each of the scholarships may be found at: <>.

New  Teach MSP Career Fair on Saturday, April 13th: On Saturday, April 13th, more than 15 schools will be joining together to host the Teach MSP Career Fair. The Teach MSP Career Fair is inviting all teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals to meet with principals for on-the-spot interviews. Principals will be hiring for all subject areas and are eager to meet excited candidates.

If you have any questions about the hiring event, please contact the organizers at: <>. To register for the hiring event, go to: <>.

New  Macalester College Hosts “Cradle to Prison Algorithm” Event: You are invited to a unique community forum exploring the “Cradle to Prison Algorithm,” on February 26th at 4 pm. in the Harmon Room, Dewitt Library. The event will address the issue of how data are being used to impact the lives of children and families in our communities. The speakers from Data for Black Lives will explore how data are increasingly used to develop predictive analytics about our children. Although St. Paul has ended the data sharing joint powers agreement between schools, police, and the attorney’s office due to community pushback, it is still vital that we educate ourselves about these initiatives. Light refreshments will be served starting at 4 pm.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required. The NES 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: <> for more information and registration links.

  Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit: The sixth Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit is titled “Advocate: Access & Act!” The event is focused on the intersections of advocacy, civic engagement, and equity in education. The event will be at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus Event Center. The date is February 28th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m..

Admission is free for students, families, and community organizers! We are reserving 150 spots for youth. Tickets are $125 for education professionals and general admission. Please contact Becky Accentura if you have any questions. Email: <>.

  St. Paul School of Northern Lights is in need of paid translators. An open house is scheduled on Saturday, February 23rd from 3-6:30 pm. Students would be paid $17/hr and we can provide transportation to the event—it’s in the W. 7th neighborhood of St. Paul. They need speakers of Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen. Please contact Emily Kindelspire at <> or 763-257-4329 for more information or to apply.

  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is now hiring summer sport coaches! in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. Apply at: <>. For more information, contact Patty O’Brien, Skyhawks Sports Minnesota, 651-998-0418.

  “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 (, 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: <>.

Submitting news to Augsburg:
• To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or
• To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or
• 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).