Education Department Newsletter, October 16, 2020

Important Notice regarding Field Experience 2020: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and recent decisions issued by the Governor and K-12 partner districts, the Education Department faculty voted and approved a motion to not require students to complete field experience hours or fieldwork-related course assignments for the Fall 2020 semester. This vote came from the need to make a timely and responsible decision that enables all faculty, staff, students, and K-12 school partners to be able to plan for the fall.

This means that field experience will not be a required component of coursework this fall. You can choose to opt in or out of field experience, depending on your personal circumstances, with no impact on your coursework or grades.

The Fall 2020 Field Experience Guide <https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oD3XxrHqYtqSgBujCtncgAqWy8AeJzGcSiyYyNq-nc/edit?usp=sharing> and FAQs will walk you through all options available to you whether you choose to opt in or opt out of field experience this semester. Please read this document carefully, as it contains important information that could impact your ability to become a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota.

If you have further questions or concerns about field experience this semester that were not covered in the guide, please feel free to contact:

  • Stephanie Duncomb, Field Experience Specialist, <duncombs@augsburg.edu>, Make an appointment for one-on-one advising with Stephanie via Zoom at <https://calendar.x.ai/stephanieduncomb>.
  • Emily Wollak, Special Education Field Experience Specialist, <wollak@augsburg.edu>.

As an additional resource, feel free to check out the newly updated Field Experience page <http://go.augsburg.edu/fieldexp> on the Education Department website.

New St. Michael-Albertville Schools have a 1.0 FTE High School Art Teacher position. More information is available at: <https://stma.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1674>.

New Jobs at Breakthrough Twin Cities: Breakthrough Twin Cities (BTC) prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. They are seeking School-Year Coaches in both their middle school and college-bound programs. These are 10 hours per month positions. Coaches will be paid $12/hour. Please complete your application by going to: <http://bit.ly/SYC20-21>. All applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. Hiring decisions will be made in early October. Please direct all questions to: <teach@breakthroughtwincities.org>.

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 the “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 2, 2020

Posted on Categories Newsletter

Important Notice regarding Field Experience 2020: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and recent decisions issued by the Governor and K-12 partner districts, the Education Department faculty voted and approved a motion to not require students to complete field experience hours or fieldwork-related course assignments for the Fall 2020 semester. This vote came from the need to make a timely and responsible decision that enables all faculty, staff, students, and K-12 school partners to be able to plan for the fall.

This means that field experience will not be a required component of coursework this fall. You can choose to opt in or out of field experience, depending on your personal circumstances, with no impact on your coursework or grades.

The Fall 2020 Field Experience Guide <https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oD3XxrHqYtqSgBujCtncgAqWy8AeJzGcSiyYyNq-nc/edit?usp=sharing> and FAQs will walk you through all options available to you whether you choose to opt-in or opt-out of field experience this semester. Please read this document carefully, as it contains important information that could impact your ability to become a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota.

If you have further questions or concerns about field experience this semester that were not covered in the guide, please feel free to contact:

  • Stephanie Duncomb, Field Experience Specialist, <duncombs@augsburg.edu>, Make an appointment for one-on-one advising with Stephanie via Zoom at <https://calendar.x.ai/stephanieduncomb>.
  • Emily Wollak, Special Education Field Experience Specialist, <wollak@augsburg.edu>.

As an additional resource, feel free to check out the newly updated Field Experience page <http://go.augsburg.edu/fieldexp> on the Education Department website.

New■ Carondelet Catholic School, a Pre-K to Grade 8 school in SW Minneapolis, is seeking general substitute teachers and a 5th and 6th-grade long-term sub (Language Arts focus) starting immediately. Candidates must hold a minimum of a BA/BS or demonstrate equivalency from an accredited institution and have and maintain a Minnesota teaching license or meet the requirements of the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA).

HOW TO APPLY Please send a resume, cover letter for this position, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Principal Mary Yamoah, at <myamoah@carondelet-mpls.org>. Interviews will begin immediately. If you have questions about this position, please call Mary Yamoah, Principal at (612) 927-8673.

Apply to be a Batalden Student Scholar: A Batalden Student Scholar is a student position is for an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in ethics. While specific job responsibilities vary, this position is aimed to support a student scholar in their interest in applied ethics. All work can be completed remotely. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (of interest) and resume to Professor Bibiana Koh at <koh@augsburg.edu>.

Minn-Econ Virtual Conference 2020: Topic: Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy for Economics & Personal Finance Education. Date: Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm. Free Registration. More information is available at: <https://www.mcee.umn.edu/educators/annual-conference>.

Request from an Auggie for a Pod Teacher: My name is Meredith Wold. I’m a graduate of the Augsburg PA Program and maintain an adjunct faculty role within the program. Along with being a PA, I’m also a mom trying to figure out what’s best for my school-aged kids this fall. I’m looking for a student teacher or new graduate/almnus that might be interested in a teaching pod opportunity this fall. Our crew consists of eight school-aged kids from three families in the Edina Public School district, grades 3-6th. We’re looking for an educator to facilitate enrichment opportunities that spark curiosity and collaboration three afternoons per week (M-W) beginning mid-September. For more information, contact Meredith Wold at <woldm@augsburg.edu> or 612-730-2807.

Another Request for a Pod Teacher: I’m a mom of 2 elementary girls (5th and Kindergarten) looking for help on our distance learning days.  Do you have any education majors that are looking for part-time work in the Apple Valley area?  3 days a week for 5 hours a day is what I’m thinking it will take but more hours may be possible.  Would either be Monday Thursday Friday or Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. The ideal candidate will be able to engage both students in their distance learning assignments with the goal to complete both during the 5 hours. Previous experience with children necessary – nannies and summer camp experience are preferred. For more information, contact Cindy Dillahunty at <CDillahunty@cpmi.com> or 952-412-2497.

College Nannies is Seeking Distance Learning Coach/ Study Buddy: Are you interested in a career working with kids? Are you looking for something consistent where you can help children learn and grow? College Nannies understands that this fall is going to look a little different for everyone. As kids head back to school either in person, virtually, or a mixture of both, families are looking for some help! Compensation: $14-18/hour. Schedule: 3-5 days a week for 3-5 hours in the morning/afternoon. For more information, contact Katie Bakalars at: <kbakalars@collegenannies.com> or 952-285-7667.

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 the “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, March 6, 2020

New■ Black Men Teach Twin Cities Announces a Student Loan Repayment Program: Black Men Teach has announced a program that will make payments against selected Black male elementary teacher candidates’ student loans over a five-year period. To learn more about this opportunity, go to: <http://BlackMenTeachTC.org>.

New■ Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary School is Seeking an English Teacher: Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary School is seeking applicants for a vacant grades 7-12 English classroom teacher for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.  For more information, please contact Bruce Kiehn, Secondary Principal at: email – <bkiehn@evw.k12.mn.us> or phone – (320) 453-2900 extension 1141.

New■ Education, Science, & Sailing Internship to Help Youth: Common Tides an educational non-profit, will be traveling to the US Virgin Islands in July 2020. This trip is aimed at providing free marine science and sailing programs to underserved local children of the islands. They are currently accepting applicants to staff this trip.  Applications can be found on their website at <http://www.commontides.org/volunteer/>.

New■ Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is Hiring Coaches for This Summer:  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is currently interviewing and hiring coaches, directors, and interns for their summer programs. Coaches must have at least a 3.0GPA, played a varsity level sport or higher, are willing to have a background check, are reliable and have a great attitude. For more information, contact Allison Hopkins at 651-998-0418.

New■ Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring Instructors: Urban Boatbuilders, a youth-serving non-profit based in Saint Paul. Using boatbuilding as a medium for working with youth to develop Social Emotional Learning skills, career readiness, and sometimes credit recovery to assist youth in graduating high school. They are looking for people who have experience or desire to work with youth of diverse backgrounds. They teach new instructors how to build a boat. For more information, contact Dennis J. Walsh, Program Director, 651-644-9225.

■ Teach MSP Career Fair: The Teach MSP Career Fair will take place at Minneapolis College on Saturday, April 25th from 11 am – 3 pm. Principals will be onsite conducting interviews for teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals. All attendees should bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to interact with great school leaders who are looking for new faces to join their school.  Go to: <https://teachmsp.org/> to register for the event.

■ Chaska High School in Eastern Carver County has an immediate opening for a social studies teacher through the end of the school year. Please contact Chaska School District, Human Resources Department, for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity at Richfield Dual Language School: If you are interested in gaining more experience in a Spanish immersion program, Richfield Dual Language School is looking for volunteers to support their elementary classroom teachers. Spanish language proficiency is required. If interested, please contact Marta Shahsavand at Marta.Shahsavand@rpsmn.org for more information.

  The Minnesota Historical Society/Ft. Snelling/Bdote Summer Jobs: The Minnesota Historical Society is now hiring for site guide positions at Historic Fort Snelling for the 2020 season. Historic Fort Snelling is located at Bdote on Dakota homeland with history spanning 10,000 years. They are looking for prospective employees with interests in a wide range of areas including indigenous and Native American history, American slavery, African American history, labor and class, immigration, fur trade, military history, women’s history and Japanese American history in Minnesota. Candidates with knowledge of the Dakota or Japanese languages would be especially helpful. The program offers opportunities for site guides to tell a diverse range of history including that of treaties between the Dakota and the US government, the US-Dakota War of 1862, history of slavery, the African American soldiers in the post-Civil War Twenty-fifth Infantry unit, the military Japanese language school in WWII, and others. For more information and to apply, please visit <https://www.mnhs.org/jobs>.

  Circulo de Amigos Child Care Center: Do you have a passion in early childhood education? Circulo de Amigos Child Care Center is recruiting early childhood teachers, assistants and aides for full time and part time positions. The qualifications include being fluent Spanish speakers, possess cultural awareness and love for working with children. Please contact Tania Rivera at (612)722-4737 to learn more about this job opportunity.

  Teach This Summer at LearningWorks: The Breakthrough Collaborative mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (952) 298-3878 or email (bgaley@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grants: Augsburg students interested in attending their professional conference are encouraged to seek a Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant to support their attendance. You can receive up to $300 for travel and conference expenses. For more information, click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QWAkDORpUhPt4CvrHw50g-4KrNJSbCxsqbUwFMAHG2g/edit?usp=sharing

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, January 31, 2020

Posted on Categories Newsletter

Student Teaching Information Session: All teacher candidates who will be ready to student teach in Fall 2020 are required to attend an Information Session to learn the application process. This is for all programs:  Secondary, Elementary, ESL, ABS, K-12. The remaining session is tomorrow:

  • Saturday, February 1, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Marshall Room of the Christensen Center

If a class or work commitment conflicts with these sessions, contact Barbara West (westb@augsburg.edu) as soon as possible for how to proceed. ABS candidates who have a conflict should contact Emily Wollak (wollak@augsburg.edu). 

New  Fridley Transition Program: The Fridley Transition Program for students ages 18-21 who are receiving special education services is looking for volunteers. The focus of the Transition program is on Employment, Independent Living, Community Participation, and Recreation and Leisure. This program is offered in partnership with Upstream Arts (https://www.upstreamarts.org/). They are looking for anywhere from 1-4 college students to participate. For more information, contact Alissa Blood at: <Alissa.blood@fridley.k12.mn.us> or 763-502-5066.

New  Play with LEGOs This Summer: Play-Well Engineering with LEGO is currently looking for a few students to teach in the Play-Well Engineering with LEGO Camps and classes in the Twin Cities Metro area. Play-Well TEKnologies, uses LEGO to teach engineering concepts to students from Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Their mission is to build curiosity in engineering and architecture among future college students. If you’d like more information about Play-Well, visit them at: <http://www.play-well.org>.

  Volunteer Opportunity at Murray Middle School in St. Paul: Cindy Thrasher, a teacher and program coordinator at Murray Middle School in St. Paul, is looking for volunteers to participate in the “Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program.” Volunteers work with individual students to support their English, math, social studies, and science skills during the school day. Time is also spent developing students’ study skills. Tutors are needed Monday through Friday from 12:29-1:17, 1:21-2:08, and/or 2:12-3:00pm for the entire semester. You can pick a day/time that works best for you, but Cindy is looking for students who can commit to volunteering for the entire semester. If you are interested, please contact Cindy (cindy.thrasher@spps.org, 651-293-8740) for more information and to schedule a training session.

  Teach This Summer at LearningWorks: The Breakthrough Collaborative mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (952) 298-3878 or email (bgaley@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grants: Augsburg students interested in attending their professional conference are encouraged to seek a Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant to support their attendance. You can receive up to $300 for travel and conference expenses. For more information, click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QWAkDORpUhPt4CvrHw50g-4KrNJSbCxsqbUwFMAHG2g/edit?usp=sharing

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, January 17, 2020

Posted on Categories Newsletter

New■ Student Teaching Information Sessions: All teacher candidates who will be ready to student teach in Fall 2020 are required to attend an Information Session to learn the application process. This is for all programs:  Secondary, Elementary, ESL, ABS, K-12. Attend one session:

  • Monday, January 27, 6:00-8:00pm in OGC 100
  • Saturday, February 1, 10:00am to 12:00pm in OGC 100

If a class or work commitment conflicts with these sessions, contact Barbara West (westb@augsburg.edu) before January 27 for how to proceed. ABS candidates who have a conflict should contact Emily Wollak (wollak@augsburg.edu).

New■ Volunteer Opportunity at Murray Middle School in St. Paul: Cindy Thrasher, a teacher and program coordinator at Murray Middle School in St. Paul, is looking for volunteers to participate in the “Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program.” Volunteers work with individual students to support their English, math, social studies, and science skills during the school day. Time is also spent developing students’ study skills. Tutors are needed Monday through Friday from 12:29-1:17, 1:21-2:08, and/or 2:12-3:00pm for the entire semester. You can pick a day/time that works best for you, but Cindy is looking for students who can commit to volunteering for the entire semester. If you are interested, please contact Cindy (cindy.thrasher@spps.org, 651-293-8740) for more information and to schedule a training session.

New■ Volunteer Opportunity at Shafii Tutoring and Homework Help Center: Mahdi Elmi, a current graduate student, and teacher at STEP Academy, is looking for volunteers interested in helping in a classroom at the Shafii Tutoring and Homework Help Center, which offers academic support to students in grades 1-12. The center is located in St. Louis Park and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-5:00 pm. If you are interested, please contact Mahdi (elmim@augsburg.edu) for more information.

■ Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grants: Augsburg students interested in attending their professional conference are encouraged to seek a Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant to support their attendance. You can receive up to $300 for travel and conference expenses. For more information, click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QWAkDORpUhPt4CvrHw50g-4KrNJSbCxsqbUwFMAHG2g/edit?usp=sharing

  Long-term Substitute Needed in Minneapolis: Rachel Shaheen, a middle school science teacher and Augsburg Alumni., is seeking someone to take her MPS sixth grade science class temporarily (February-April). If interested, please contact Rachel Shaheen at: <Rachel.shaheen@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

  Camp TEKO is Looking for Staff for This Summer: Camp TEKO is looking for summer staff members.  You do not need to be Jewish to apply for these positions. The TEKO staff meet our campers at one of our bus stops in the morning around 8:15/8:30, spend the day at camp (on Lake Minnetonka) and come back on the busses around 4:00/4:15. Salary is determined based off of experience and position. We are looking for fun, creative and open minded staff who love working with kids! For more information, go to: <https://templeisrael.com/articles/work-at-teko>.

  Teach This Summer at LearningWorks: The Breakthrough Collaborative mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (952) 298-3878 or email (bgaley@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

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 6, 2019

Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grants: Augsburg students interested in attending their professional conference are encouraged to seek a Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant to support their attendance. You can receive up to $300 for travel and conference expenses. For more information, click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QWAkDORpUhPt4CvrHw50g-4KrNJSbCxsqbUwFMAHG2g/edit?usp=sharing

  Minn-Econ Conference and Teaching Awards: The Minn-Econ Conference and Teaching Awards will be held at the University of St. Catherine on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Registration and more information is available at: <http://z.umn.edu/MCEE-Updates>.

  Long-term Substitute Needed in Minneapolis: Rachel Shaheen, a middle school science teacher and Augsburg Alumni., is seeking someone to take her MPS sixth grade science class temporarily (February-April). If interested, please contact Rachel Shaheen at: <Rachel.shaheen@mpls.k12.mn.us>.

  Camp TEKO is Looking for Staff for This Summer: Camp TEKO is looking for summer staff members.  You do not need to be Jewish to apply for these positions. The TEKO staff meet our campers at one of our bus stops in the morning around 8:15/8:30, spend the day at camp (on Lake Minnetonka) and come back on the busses around 4:00/4:15. Salary is determined based off of experience and position. We are looking for fun, creative and open minded staff who love working with kids! For more information, go to: <https://templeisrael.com/articles/work-at-teko>.

  Teach in Central Europe This Summer: The Central Europe Teacher Program is a summer program for bilingual junior/senior high school or elementary school students operated by ELCA Global Mission. Emphasis is for conversational English teachers but math, science, and geography teachers are needed also. All instruction is in the English language. A BA/BS is required, teaching experience is preferredFor more information, go to: <https://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=705137&BUID=5296>.

  Teach This Summer at LearningWorks: The Breakthrough Collaborative mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

An application can be found at: <http://breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply>. Call (952) 298-3878 or email (bgaley@blakeschool.org) with any questions.

New  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is looking for coaches and interns for winter-spring and summer 2020.  More information is available at:<http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota/>.

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).