Education Department Newsletter, April 12, 2019

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New  Public Achievement Event: Please join us in Rochester, MN on Thursday, June 13th for a workshop in “Reigniting the Spark”. This course will equip teachers with new skills and confidence to deal with the challenges of public education today. It directly addresses the problem of fatigue and disillusionment among teachers by re-examining education through the lens of “public work.” Public work is a cutting-edge theory that emphasizes the public purposes and value of work and views people as the co-creators of the environments in which they live and work. For more information and to register, go to: <>.

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  3rd Grade and Kindergarten Positions at Hillcrest Community School: Hillcrest Community School in Bloomington, MN is looking for teachers (or budding teachers) that would be interested in working at an arts integration equity driven elementary school. Candidates apply for at the Bloomington Public Schools website. The principal, Mr. Calvin Keasling, would also be willing to talk with interested candidates. Call him at: 952-681-5350.

New  Summer Job Opportunities in Fridley: The City of Fridley has several openings for energetic leaders who love kids and love to have fun!  There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 3 – August 20).  Leaders are responsible for planning and teaching a variety of activities for pre-school, elementary and/or middle school age youth.  Programs include: camps, instructional classes, playgrounds, special events, field trips and sports.  Assistant, Instructor and Team Lead positions are available; pay rates range from $10-13 per hour.

The application deadline is Monday, April 22.  To apply go to our website <>.

If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <> for more information.

New  EED 311-A and EED 312-A Schedule Update: New dates have been announced for these courses–K-6 PE Methods and K-6 Health Methods. The new dates for EED 311-A and EED 312-A are:

  • EED 311-A: June 10, 17, and 24
  • EED 312-A: May 13, May 20, and June 3

Register online if you need these courses. Speak with your advisor for more information.

New  AmeriCorps VISTA Openings: Applications are now open for two types of AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities at the Minnesota Literacy Council: yearlong Minnesota Literacy Leadership Program and the 8-week summer program, Summer Reads. VISTA members help schools, nonprofits and public agencies across Minnesota improve their ability to provide high-quality literacy services that empower individuals and families to move out of poverty.

The applications are a multi-step process. To apply, have students visit the MN AmeriCorps website <> to find more information and links to the MyAmeriCorps applications for these positions. Applications reviewed and positions are offered on a rolling basis until filled. Priority application deadline is April 30 for Summer Reads, June 30 for Literacy Leader.

  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: <>.

  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

  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: <>.

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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).