Continuing Education Workshops

Believing in the value of continuing education, Augustana offers a variety of workshops that will allow you to grow both professionally and personally. While most workshop participants are adults, high school seniors may also participate and receive college credit.

Workshops listed as 359/559 may be taken as undergraduate (359) or graduate (559) credit. Those listed as 659 are for graduate credit only. Students must select which designation they seek at the time of registration and it may not be changed.

All workshops meet teacher certification/re-certification requirements as defined by the South Dakota State Department of Education unless noted.

Summer 2014

#15 All Things Hamlet July 18-19 (Weekend) Canceled
#16 Applied Behavioral Analysis July 18-19 (Weekend)
#17 Discipline with Love and Logic July 18-19 (Weekend) Canceled
#18 Twenty Google Tools You Should Be Using in Your Classroom New! July 23-24 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
#19 Teaching with the Brain in Mind July 25-26 (Weekend) Canceled
#20 Why Do They Do That? What Can I Do About That? July 25-26 (Weekend)
#21 All Things Macbeth August 1-2 (Weekend)
#22 All Things Lear Aug 15-16 (Weekend)

#15 All Things Hamlet Canceled
This workshop is intended to assuage your fear of Shakespeare.  We’ll start with some simplified background preparation and go on to the DVD of Franco Zifferelli’s version of the play starring Mel Gibson, Glenn Close and Helena Bonham Carter.  Then we’ll go on to explore specific scenes and themes.  We’ll read some scenes to get a feel for the language (bring your best reading voice), and we’ll discuss the issues involved (bring your best thinking cap to class). The text we’ll use is The Pelican Shakespeare Hamlet (ISBN 978-0-14-071454-8). It’s available at most bookstores or via the internet for about $8.
Instructor: Allen Ouellette
Dates: July 18-19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location: MC 164
Additional Fee: $5

#16 Applied Behavioral Analysis
Developed for educators, related service providers and parents of children who have autism and/or a cognitive impairment, this workshop focuses on Applied Behavioral Analysis. Discrete Trial Training is a specific strategy used to teach children to attend. Participants will be able to describe and implement Behavioral Attending, Discrete Trial Training, 5 Step Program, Pivotal Response Treatment and other approaches to enhance attending skills, academic skills, functional life skills and social skills of individuals who have autism and/or a cognitive impairment.
Instructor: Kim Dobson
Dates: July 18-19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 103
Additional Fee: $2.00

#17 Discipline with Love and Logic Canceled
Learn how to end power struggles with students and set limits that you can enforce. Learn to deal with small and large behavior issues with so much confidence that you look forward to working with difficult students. The techniques presented in this workshop will enable you to teach your students to own and solve their own problems, think before they act, and become responsibly independent. These easy to learn techniques will result in better relationships with students, parents and your administrators. With practice, you can utilize your new skills in your class on Monday morning.
Instructor: Larry Anderson
Dates: July 18-19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $15.00

#18 Twenty Google Tools You Should Be Using in Your Classroom New!
How many Google products can you name…not including Google’s search engine feature?! Though Google’s search engine is its number one service, Google offers a wide variety of other products that can be useful in the educational setting. These products range from simple and task-specific to more complex and all-encompassing. Join us in this session to get hands-on experience with twenty of Google’s products that can be put to use in your classroom!
Instructor: Kristin Mulder
Dates: July 23-24 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 659
Location: MC 001

#19 Teaching with the Brain in Mind Canceled
How does the brain process information? Can memory be improved? Can students be naturally motivated? Can I really get ALL my students to remember the math facts? This workshop reveals how the brain functions, how male and female brains differ, and how your knowledge of the brain can improve student achievement. Make learning meaningful, engaging and solve problems while gaining strategies to help all students succeed, even those who are at-risk, who are low-achievers, or who are from a background of poverty.
Instructor: Larry Anderson
Dates: July 25-26 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $10.00

#20 Why Do They Do That? What Can I Do About That?
Have you ever wondered what to do to change a student’s behavior? This workshop will discuss past and present behaviors you have encountered. Discussion of the functions of behavior will provide insight to those challenging behaviors. Strategies and resources such as sensory, visual, social skills, motivational techniques and technology supports will be shared. Ideas for specific concerns found in students with disabilities such as autism, ADHD, ODD, Emotional Disturbance and Intellectual Disability will be explored. Participants will learn techniques for collecting behavior data, evaluating that data and utilizing it to develop an effective positive behavior support plan.
Instructors: Kim Dobson and Tara Hansen-Leinen
Dates: July 25-26 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 30
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 103
Additional Fee: $2

#21 All Things Macbeth
After a bit of necessary background preparation, we'll start by viewing Roman Polanski's version of the play starring Jon Finch and Fancesca Annis. We'll look at specific themes, read and discuss specific scenes. We'll attempt to determine whether Macbeth is flummoxed by the Wyrd Sisters – or duped into murdering Duncan by his own ambition and that of his wife.  Is he prompted to action more by his determination to prove the witches wrong about his lineage or by Lady Macbeth's urging to contest it like a man? Participants are asked to read (or re-read) the play in preparation for the workshop. The recommended text is from the Pelican Series Macbeth, edited by Stephen Orgef (ISBN 0-14-01.1478-2), available at most bookstores or over the internet for about $8.
Instructor: Allen Ouellette  
Dates: August 1-2 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location: MC 164
Additional Fee: $5

#22 All Things Lear
King Lear is one of the longest of Shakespeare’s plays, and it is one of the most intricate and compelling. It was not a favorite with the Elizabethan audience, but it has found its audience in our times. And it is remarkable in its appeal to our troubled struggles toward human equality and social justice. If it is true that clothes make the man (or woman), is it equally true that judicial robes and grandiose titles give dignity to our lives? Does the child of an important father deserve more respect than that of a beggar? These and other questions will be explored and discussed. Participants are asked to read (or re-read) the play in preparation for the class. The recommended text is from the Pelican Series King Lear, edited by Stephen Orgef (ISBN 978-14-071490-6) It’s available at most bookstores or on the internet for about $8.
Instructor: Allen Ouellette
Dates: Aug 15-16 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location: MC 164
Additional Fee: $5

 

Cost

The cost per one credit hour workshop is $120. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration, with the balance to be paid the first day of the workshop. If you are an educator who has had an Augustana student teacher under your supervision within the past two years, you may be eligible to take a workshop for half-price. Contact Becky Fiala in the Augustana Education Department for verification of the tuition reduction option prior to enrolling in your workshop.

Registration

Students may pre-register for workshops by mail, phone or in person any time prior to the beginning of the workshop. The $50 non-refundable deposit is transferable up to two (2) weeks prior to the workshop and only within the same term. All unused deposits will be forfeited at the end of each term.

If registering by phone, you may call 605.274.4126 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Registrations in person will be accepted at the Office of Academic Affairs, located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.

A registration form (.pdf) is available.

Registration for workshops will be accepted up to one week prior to the workshop. The minimum number of participants is 8. If enrollment falls below this, the workshop is subject to cancelation. Please be sure to register early!

Workshop Schedule

Weekends: Friday 4:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mornings: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Afternoons: Monday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Evenings: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Grading System

Workshops are graded either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory (S or U) or with A-F letter grades. Students must choose one form of grading, and cannot change to a different form after registration. The criteria for S/U grades are as follows: graduate students must earn a grade of B- or better to receive an S. Undergraduate students must earn a C- or better for an S. After grades have been received and processed a grade report will be sent to the student. There is no charge for Augustana transcripts, but requests must be made either in person or by writing to:

Registrar’s Office
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Fax: 605.274.4450.

 

KEY
HPER = Elmen Center
EMC = Edith Mortenson Center
GSC = Gilbert Science Center
HUM = Humanities Building
MC = Madsen Social Science Center

 

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