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Education Department Newsletter, January 17, 2020

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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).

Education Department Newsletter, November 22, 2019

Posted on Categories Uncategorized

  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>.

  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 tomorrow, 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).

  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. The salary is determined based on 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 preferred. For more information, go to: <https://elca.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512830.viewjobdetail&CID=512830&JID=705137&BUID=5296>.

  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.

  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, November 15, 2019

Posted on Categories Newsletter

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

Posted on Categories Newsletter

  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).