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.

Teaching Workshops Through CEEDAR Grant


Augustana collaborated with the CEEDAR Center and Learners Edge to develop four free online, on-demand workshops on various “Features of Effective Instruction” to support literacy development in inclusive classrooms to K-12 teachers in South Dakota.

Even though these workshops give CEUs to South Dakota teachers, anyone can access them for free.

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.

2016-17 Workshops


Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence
This course seeks to help professionals prevent the avoidance of discussing race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitable accompany such conversations.  Rather than endure the conflict of racial realties, many people choose to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised.  This course will provide strategies for health conversations about race relations in the 21st Century and everyday life.
Instructor: Mark Blackburn
Dates: Jan. 6-7 (Weekend) 4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, 8am-3pm Saturday
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 202

What Every Professional Should Know about Poverty
This course seeks to equip professionals such as clergy, educators, counselor, physicians, nurses, social workers and other service providers with a framework for understanding the effects of poverty on the poor.  This course is designed to provide the professional workforce with information to help various professional service providers to work effectively with the poor.  Learners may expect to gain a broadened understanding and perspective about what it means to be poverty stricken and/or what it means to have a poverty stricken mindset, and gain a more deeply felt sensitivity about the need to serve those who are impacted by poverty.
Instructor: Mark Blackburn/Robin Duncan
Dates: April 21-22 (Weekend) 4:30pm-8:30pm Friday, 8am-4:30pm Saturday
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102

What Every Professional Should Know about Poverty
This course seeks to equip professionals such as clergy, educators, counselor, physicians, nurses, social workers and other service providers with a framework for understanding the effects of poverty on the poor.  This course is designed to provide the professional workforce with information to help various professional service providers to work effectively with the poor.  Learners may expect to gain a broadened understanding and perspective about what it means to be poverty stricken and/or what it means to have a poverty stricken mindset, and gain a more deeply felt sensitivity about the need to serve those who are impacted by poverty.
Instructor: Mark Blackburn/Robin Duncan
Dates: June 8-9 (Weekday) 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm Friday
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 120
 

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 a.m. and 5 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 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mornings: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Afternoons: Monday-Thursday, 1-5 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.

 

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