Education Department Newsletter, March 29, 2019

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New  Public Achievement to Host Town Hall Forum: On Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00-8:00 pm in Kennedy 305, the Augsburg student Public Achievement group will host a Town Hall forum on the topic, “The Dying Dream.” All are invited. For more information, please go to: Public Achievement Town Hall Announcement at:

New  Paideia Summer Institute: ECS 543: Paideia Summer Institute, July 22-26, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm daily. Join us for our 30th anniversary celebration of the Paideia Institute. During the Paideia Institute attendees participate in inquiry-based seminars on various texts and gain expertise in designing and facilitating seminars.   2 or 3 credit options available. Registration is open until June 1, 2019.   For questions and additional registration details, please contact Rachel Lloyd at or 612-330-1561.

New  MN Education Job Fair: The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites students and Augsburg alumni who are licensed or qualified to teach or work in a school district by December 2019 to register for the MN Education Job Fair. (Teaching candidates and education services candidates such as school counselors, speech therapists, school social workers, and school administrators)

Fair Date: Wednesday, April 10 – 10am-3pm – Minneapolis Convention Center

Explore the MN Education Job Fair website <> to see what school districts will be attending.

Cost – FREE! The Strommen Center will pay the registration fee of $20 for the first 50 students/alumni to register. (Students/alumni registering the day of the event will be charged $30 – it pays to plan ahead!)


After you register you will receive a follow-up email with additional information on how to prepare for the fair.

  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: <>.

  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.

New  ELCA World Hunger Summer Internships: ELCA World Hunger is the ELCA’s signature response to hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. Based in Chicago, Ill., at the offices of the churchwide organization of the ELCA, though the programs they support are located across the U.S. and in nearly 60 other countries.

The full posting for the Hunger Education internship can be found at The full posting for the Community Engagement and Granting internship can be found at

New  Teachers On Call provides substitute education professionals to many different public school districts and charter schools throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin Anyone is welcome to apply! For more information or to apply online at: <>.

New  Summer Youth and Young Adult employment at Tree Trust: Tree Trust is currently looking to hire Crew Leaders to lead crews in the completion of community/environmental improvement projects. The positions offer competitive pay. Applications can be filled out at

Submitting news to Augsburg:
• To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or
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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).