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.

Fall 2016 Workshops

 

Managing Stress at Home and Work
Have you been bothered by stress? Have you had problems letting go of your worries? Find out how stress affects you. Learn effective methods of managing your stress that can be applied immediately. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed by life.
Instructor: Larry Anderson
Dates: October 7-8 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102
Additional Fee: $10


Instructional Strategies for a Learning Classroom
Effective Teachers know how and when to use strategies that match the learner’s unique needs in each classroom or learning situation. How effective are you at instructional strategies? In this class, we will be drawing from Marzano’s newest book, The Marzano Compendium of Instructional Strategies, and practice strategies in three overarching segments: 1) Feedback, 2) Content, and 3) Context.
Instructor: Dianna Tyler
Dates: September 30-October 1 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102

Discipline with Love and Logic
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: October 21-22 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 120
Additional Fee: $15.00

Motivating Students to Achieve
Are you willing to spend a few hours of your time learning how to get your students to become intrinsically motivated to achieve? Would you like to get even your toughest students motivated to learn? Learn how the brain works to reinforce learning naturally and how you can use that knowledge to improve student achievement. This workshop will help you get your students thinking as much about learning as you do. Easy to learn but highly effective techniques can be applied immediately when you return to your classroom.
Instructor: Larry Anderson
Dates: October 14-15 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102
Additional Fee: $10.00

All Things Hamlet
Is Hamlet just a bit crazy?  Is he more troubled by Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius than by the murder of his father?  Why is Gertrude so quick to marry?  Why has God allowed the ghost to return?  Explore The Bard’s longest tragedy and most popular work, Hamlet, more deeply than your High School English class ever dared.  Learn why this play is still on of Shakespeare’s most popular works, and discover the ways it has inspired writers from Goethe to Joyce.  Please read (or re-read) the play prior to the beginning of the workshop.
Instructor: Allen Ouellette
Dates: November 18-19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102
Additional Fee: $5.00

All Things Macbeth
Is Macbeth truly flummoxed by the Wyrd Sisters, or is he 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 linage or by Lady Macbeth’s urging to contest it like a man?  Why does he tell her to “bring forth men-children only”? (Later in the play, Macduff is similarly challenged to seek revenge, “dispute it like a man”, he’s told.)  Just exactly what are the witches?  They are obviously more than the coinage of Macbeth’s brain; Banquo sees them too.  These and other questions will be explored and discussed.  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 0-14-07.1178-2), available for about $8 from any bookstore.
Instructor: Allen Ouellette
Dates: December 2-3 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102
Additional Fee: $5.00

Active Learning
Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out – or even drop out – this class presents dozens of ways to engage K-12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding.  In this class we will explore the high cost of disengagement, look at higher-order thinking in an active way, and try out these active methods.
Instructor: Dianna Tyler
Dates: November 4-5 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 102

Leadership in Diversity
This course seeks to help individuals learn about the educational benefits of engaging in the leading of diversity initiatives in organizations and institutions.  This course will expose participants to more vivid viewpoints and positions that serve to enhance cognitive complexity; increased cultural knowledge and understanding and enhanced leadership abilities.  Leadership in Diversity will encourage a strong commitment of promoting and understanding of community engagement which creates inclusive networks and environments that will promote change.
Instructor: Mark Blackburn
Dates: October 28-29 (Weekend) 6pm-10 pm Friday, 8am-6:00 pm Saturday
Enrollment Limit: 40
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen 202

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: January 6 – 7, 2017 (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, 2017 (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, 2017 (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 8:00 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.

 

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