Education Department Newsletter, November 15, 2019

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Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant: 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>.

  Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) is Sponsoring Geofest: Geofest is an opportunity for social studies teachers to participate in a professional conference for social studies educators (elementary or secondary). This link <https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRjPLZN5ANM0k8Qx_zGswP3H0LWSgfqIXJervvq5crpz0Ly8DMnGfdqp6JkojhxOX5cFlp440i8dRoH/pub> will take you to the registration page.

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) <https://magemn.com/> and is a great opportunity for students to see what is happening in K-12 geography education (and there is plenty of overlap into other areas of the social studies) as well as to network. Please contact conference coordinator Michelle Leba <michelle.leba@spps.org> to request a fee waiver for pre-service teachers and college students.

  The Society of Women Engineers Sponsors Steering STEM: Steering STEM focuses on combating bias in STEM education and the target audience is future teachers. It includes a speaker from the UMN faculty, a panel of engineering students, a catered lunch, and some hands-on experience with science experiments that could be used in a classroom. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 23. Go to: <https://www.sweumn.com/> to request more information.

  Student Teachers of Color Grant Support Available: Minnesotans of color who are enrolled in a student teaching program are encouraged to apply for grants up to $7,500. These scholarships were initiated by House Democrats and ultimately made possible with $1.5 million investment approved by the Minnesota Legislature. The Spring 2020 application deadline is December 3, 2019. The Office of Higher Education has more information regarding eligibility and the application process on their website (http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248).

New  Long-term Substitute Needed in Minneapolis: Rachel Shaheen, a middle school science teacher, and Augsburg Alum 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>.

New  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>.

New  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 and teaching experience is preferred. For more information, go to: <https://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=705137&BUID=5296>.

New  Work for OutFront Minnesota This Summer:  OutFront Minnesota is looking for staff for their education equity summer program. Three years of youth development work (minimum) and experience in building leadership and advocacy capacity and agency in youth is required. For more information or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to <jobs@outfront.org> by 12/6/19.

New  Breakthrough Twin Cities: Breakthrough Twin Cities works with local high school & university partners to identify high school and undergraduate students who are passionate about education and equity and are interested in working with middle school students in the Twin Cities. For more information, please go to: <http://www.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 “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, November 1, 2019

New■ Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant: 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

New■  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>.

■  Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) is Sponsoring Geofest: Geofest is an opportunity for social studies teachers to participate in a professional conference for social studies educators (elementary or secondary). This link <https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRjPLZN5ANM0k8Qx_zGswP3H0LWSgfqIXJervvq5crpz0Ly8DMnGfdqp6JkojhxOX5cFlp440i8dRoH/pub> will take you to the registration page.

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) <https://magemn.com/> and is a great opportunity for students to see what is happening in K-12 geography education (and there is plenty of overlap into other areas of the social studies) as well as to network. Please contact conference coordinator Michelle Leba <michelle.leba@spps.org> to request a fee waiver for pre-service teachers and college students.

■  The Society of Women Engineers Sponsors Steering STEM: Steering STEM focuses on combating bias in STEM education and the target audience is future teachers. It includes a speaker from the UMN faculty, a panel of engineering students, a catered lunch, and some hands on experience with science experiments that could be used in a classroom. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 23. Go to: <https://www.sweumn.com/> to request more information.

■  Minimum Grade Policy Change: Effective immediately, the minimum passing grade for education licensure courses has been changed from C to C- for courses in all teacher education programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

While this policy primarily impacts transfer credits for incoming students, it also applies to courses taken at Augsburg. This change does not impact the cumulative GPA requirement of  3.0 (grad) and 2.5 (undergrad) for graduation.

Current students who have received a C- or P on transfer or previous coursework from Augsburg will be allowed to count those courses toward licensure. Current students will follow the new policy.

Please speak with your Education Department advisor for more information.

■  Student Teachers of Color Grant Support Available: Minnesotans of color who are enrolled in a student teaching program are encouraged to apply for grants up to $7,500. These scholarships were initiated by House Democrats and ultimately made possible with $1.5 million investment approved by the Minnesota Legislature. The Spring 2020 application deadline is December 3, 2019. The Office of Higher Education has more information regarding eligibility and the application process on their website (http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248).

■  Do you know Augsburg has a Youth Studies minor? This is a great minor to add to any major if you are considering working with children or youth. Here are three ways you can learn more:

  1. Check out the minor at -<https://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/>.
  2. If you want to talk more about the YST minor, please contact Professor Jeremy Myers at <myers@augsburg.edu>.

■  The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for instructors for their Fall Youth Programs: There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:00-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school age children.  Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $10-13 per hour depending on experience.  To apply online go to our website at <https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fridleymn?>.

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, October 18, 2019

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  Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) is Sponsoring Geofest: Geofest is an opportunity for social studies teachers to participate in a professional conference for social studies educators (elementary or secondary). This link <https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRjPLZN5ANM0k8Qx_zGswP3H0LWSgfqIXJervvq5crpz0Ly8DMnGfdqp6JkojhxOX5cFlp440i8dRoH/pub> will take you to the registration page.

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) <https://magemn.com/> and is a great opportunity for students to see what is happening in K-12 geography education (and there is plenty of overlap into other areas of the social studies) as well as to network. Please contact conference coordinator Michelle Leba <michelle.leba@spps.org> to request a fee waiver for pre-service teachers and college students.

  The Society of Women Engineers Sponsors Steering STEM: Steering STEM focuses on combating bias in STEM education and the target audience is future teachers. It includes a speaker from the UMN faculty, a panel of engineering students, a catered lunch, and some hands-on experience with science experiments that could be used in a classroom. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, November 23. Go to: <https://www.sweumn.com/> to request more information.

  Minimum Grade Policy Change: Effective immediately, the minimum passing grade for education licensure courses has been changed from C to C- for courses in all teacher education programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

While this policy primarily impacts transfer credits for incoming students, it also applies to courses taken at Augsburg. This change does not impact the cumulative GPA requirement of  3.0 (grad) and 2.5 (undergrad) for graduation.

Current students who have received a C- or P on transfer or previous coursework from Augsburg will be allowed to count those courses toward licensure. Current students will follow the new policy.

Please speak with your Education Department advisor for more information.

  Student Teachers of Color Grant Support Available: Minnesotans of color who are enrolled in a student teaching program are encouraged to apply for grants up to $7,500. These scholarships were initiated by House Democrats and ultimately made possible with $1.5 million investment approved by the Minnesota Legislature. The Spring 2020 application deadline is December 3, 2019. The Office of Higher Education has more information regarding eligibility and the application process on its website (http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248).

  Do you know Augsburg has a Youth Studies minor? This is a great minor to add to any major if you are considering working with children or youth. Here are three ways you can learn more:

1.  Check out the minor at -<https://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/>.

2.  If you want to talk more about the YST minor, please contact Professor Jeremy Myers at <myers@augsburg.edu>.

  The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for instructors for their Fall Youth Programs: There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:00-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school-age children.  Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $10-13 per hour depending on experience.  To apply online go to our website at <https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fridleymn?>.

  Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides intensive services to children with autism and related conditions. They are currently hiring undergraduate, college graduates, and graduate students from colleges and universities studying in a wide variety of human services fields.

Contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & President) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com> for more information. To apply for this position or to find out more information about our company please visit: <https://behavioraldimensions.com/employmentinfo/>.

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, September 6, 2019

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  Spring 2020 Student Teaching for General Education and ABS Students: All students who have completed licensure coursework and are ready to student teach in Spring 2020 are required to attend an Information Session to learn the application process.  Come to the Marshall Room of Christensen Center on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Contact Barbara West immediately if you have a work conflict <westb@augsburg.edu>.

  Minimum Grade Policy Change: Effective immediately, the minimum passing grade for education licensure courses has been changed from C to C- for courses in all teacher education programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

While this policy primarily impacts transfer credits for incoming students, it also applies to courses taken at Augsburg. This change does not impact the cumulative GPA requirement of  3.0 (grad) and 2.5 (undergrad) for graduation.

Current students who have received a C- or P on transfer or previous coursework from Augsburg will be allowed to count those courses toward licensure. Current students will follow the new policy.

Please speak with your Education Department advisor for more information.

  Student Teachers of Color Grant Support Available: Minnesotans of color who are enrolled in a student teaching program are encouraged to apply for grants up to $7,500. These scholarships were initiated by the Minnesota Legislature. The Spring 2020 application deadline is December 3, 2019. The Office of Higher Education has more information regarding eligibility and the application process on its website (http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248).

  Do you know Augsburg has a Youth Studies minor? This is a great minor to add to any major if you are considering working with children or youth. Here are two ways you can learn more:

  1. Check out the minor at -<https://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/>.
  2. If you want to talk more about the YST minor, please contact Professor Jeremy Myers at <myers@augsburg.edu>.

  AVID in Roseville: Roseville Area Schools is seeking local college students to serve as paid tutors ($14/hr.) and role models for AVID students in Roseville Area Middle School, Roseville Area High School, and Fairview Alternative High School. Roseville AVID serves college-bound students taking rigorous courses. Students may be the first to attend college, come from limited financial means, are students of color, or have unique life experiences. Questions? Contact Jenny Loeck at <jenny.loeck@isd623.org >.

  Coaching Positions Available: Skyhawks Sports Minnesota has several sports coaching jobs to fill for the fall.  These positions are after school, evenings and weekends; coaching children ages 4 to 14 in several different sports.  Programs are once per week, for 4 or 5-week sessions.  Apply today at:  <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>.

  Jobs at Cedar Riverside Day Care: Cedar Riverside Day Care is looking for teacher(s) in the education department who have taken or are taking courses in Early Childhood and have experience working with children Infant to Preschool age. They are looking for a part time teacher(s) in the afternoon Monday-Friday pm to 9:00pm. If she or he is unable to work Monday-Friday but are able to work part of the days they will take that into consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mary Godi or Layla Mohamud at: 612-338-5399 or 507-722-8953.

  Family Looking for Academic Support for a Young Man with Autism: We are parent-guardians of a young man on the autism spectrum in his mid-20s, now attending a local community college. For the last couple of years, he’s been supported by a service provider (individual) who helps manage his unique needs relating to higher education—for example, supporting him in completion of registration and financial aid processes; organizing and attending meetings with student services, careers services etc.; getting accommodations in place; working with us and his advisors to help him plan for courses and programs that may best equip him for potential future employment, etc. His provider is no longer able to continue in this role, and so we’re looking for a replacement who’s interested in working with our son for 15-30 hours per week (current rate is $17 per hour). The range of available hours reflects the fact that some degree of substantive tutoring is also needed (in case the person has the necessary subject-matter knowledge). We thought a student or grad student in Education/Special Education at Augsburg may have interest in this type of work. For more information, please contact Joan Steinmann <acemann@me.com>.

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, April 26, 2019

New  Last Education Department Newsletter for the 2018-19 School Year: We will resume regular newsletter distribution in the fall. Have a great summer!

New  Minimum Grade Policy Change: Effective immediately, the minimum passing grade for education licensure courses has been changed from C to C- for courses in all teacher education programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

While this policy primarily impacts transfer credits for incoming students, it also applies to courses taken at Augsburg. This change does not impact the cumulative GPA requirement of  3.0 (grad) and 2.5 (undergrad) for graduation.

Current students who have received a C- or P on transfer or previous coursework from Augsburg will be allowed to count those courses toward licensure. Current students will follow the new policy.

Please speak with your Education Department advisor for more information.

New  2019 Hmong College Prep Academy Job Fair: Hmong College Prep Academy (HCPA)–a K-12 charter school located in St. Paul, MN is having two job fairs, on Friday, May 3 and Thursday, May 23 from 11 AM – 1 PM.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Lisa Bonko at <Ibonko@q.com> or call 651.779.2346.

New  Skyhawks Summer Jobs: Skyhawks is interviewing for summer sport coaches. Apply today at: <http://www.skyhawks.com/minnesota>.

  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: <https://www.augsburg.edu/ecs/reigniting-the-spark/>.

  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. http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute   For questions and additional registration details, please contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1561.

  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.

  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.

  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: <http://www.teachersoncall.com>.

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, 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: <https://www.augsburg.edu/ecs/reigniting-the-spark/>.

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. http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute   For questions and additional registration details, please contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu 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 <https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fridleymn/jobs/2390242/seasonal-recreational-youth-worker?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs>.

If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> 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 <http://mnliteracy.org/americorps-vista> 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: <teachmsp@tntp.org>. To register for the hiring event, go to: <https://teachmsp.org/>.

  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 http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672966. The full posting for the Community Engagement and Granting internship can be found at http://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=672968.

  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: <http://www.teachersoncall.com>.

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).