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.

Spring 2016 Workshops

Managing Stress at Home and Work March 18 & 19

Teaching with the Brain in Mind April 1 & 2

Motivating Students To Achieve April 15 & 16

20 Google Tools You Should be Using in Your Classroom April 29 & 30

All Things Hamlet May 6 & 7

All Things Macbeth May 13 & 14

Word Nerds May 13 & 14

 


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: Mar 18—19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 120
Additional Fee: $10


 

Teaching with the Brain in Mind
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: Apr 1—2 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: Madsen Center 102
Additional Fee: $10.00


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: April 15-16 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

EDUC 359/559

Location: MC 102

Additional Fee: $10.00


All Things Hamlet

This workshop is intended to assuage your fear of Shakespeare by exploring his most famous work. 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. We'll go on to explore specific sceenes and themes. We'll read some scenes to get a feel for teh language (bring your best reading voice to class), and we'll discuss the issues involved (bring your best thinking cap too). Any standard text will do, but the text we'll use in the class is The Pelican Shakespear Hamlet (ISBN 978-0-14-071 1454). It's available at most book stores or on teh internet for about $8.00.

Instructor: Allen Ouellette

Dates: May 6 & 7 (weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 15

ENGL 359/559

Location: MC 102

Additional Fee: $5


All Things Macbeth

After a bit of necessary background preparation and a bit of discussion, this workshop goes on to explore Shapespear's shortest tragedy, the so-called Scottish Play, by viewing Roman Polanski's movie version of the play starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Marting Shaw, and others. The workshop explores specific ideas and themes, Is Macbeth flammoxed by the Wyrd Sisters - or is he duped into murdering King Duncan by his own ambition and that of Lady Macbeth? 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 their prophecies "like a man"? Any standard text is acceptable. The recommendation text is from teh Pelican Series Macbeth, edited by Stephen Orgef (ISBN 0-14-01 1478-2), available at most bookstores or via the internet for about $8.

Instructor: Allen Ouellette

Dates: May 13 & 14 (weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 15

ENGL 359/559

Location: MC 102

Additional Fee: $5


Word Nerds

Forget copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! Word mastery comes from intimate knowledge of language. From prediction to practice to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words their own. After incorporating this vocabulary plan into your daily instruction, you and your students can become Word Nerds too! Taken from the book of the same name, this class will help teachers teach all students to learn and love vocabulary.

Instructor: Dianna Tyler

Dates: May 13—14 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 40

EDUC 359/559

Location: MC 120

20 Google Tools You Should Be Unsing in Your Classroom
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: April 29—30 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 20

EDUC 359/559

Location: MC 102

 

 

Summer 2016 Workshops

Managing Stress at Home and Work June 3 - 4

Maximizing Student Success Online June 3 - 4

Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatic Language June 10 - 11

Teaching with the Brain in Mind June 24 - 25

Discipline with Love and Logic July 1 - 2

Totally Language July 1 - 2

Motivating Students to Achieve July 8 - 9

 

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: June 3 - 4 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10

Maximizing Student Success Online

Opportunities abound for students and teachers to gain knowledge via online learning. In this course, we'll explore resources for teachers' online professional development, as well as develop and share course websites. We'll check out free WYSIWYG Web editors and will investigate common online Learning Management Systems features. There will be time to discover ways to creatively use Google Apps and Google Sites.

Creating an online course requires critical reflection on course objectives and desired learning outcomes. Practices that can be taken for granted in a face-to-face (F2F) classroom cannot be left to chance in an "online classroom". Every element of the course must be thought through. Navigation cues must be explicit. Students must be guided through the material and activities in ways that result in the desired learning outcomes. While online instruction presents challenges in design, at the same time it opens up opportunities to develop creative strategies to achieve learning outcomes. This course will present participants with information on "best practices" in online course design and will afford them an opportunity to develop their own online "course".

Instructor: Sharon Gray and Perry Hanavan
Dates: June 3 - 4 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559 

Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatic Language

This workshop will provide an introduction to teaching social skills (pragmatic language). The workshop will focus on fun ways of teaching social skills strategies by using social mapping, social stories, videos, YouTube, iPad apps, humor, Pinterest, games and books, along with the theories behind them. Many students struggle with understanding perspectives of others and following social cues in a classroom. This workshop will provide a tool box of ideas and strategies to use with these students. The workshop is appropriate for speech therapists, special education teachers, general education teachers and paraprofessionals Participants need to bring a flash drive. Bring an iPad if you have one!

Instructor: Terri Jensen

Dates: June 10 - 11 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

CMDS/SPED 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $5.00

Teaching with the Brain in Mind
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: June 24 - 25 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10.00

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: July 1 - 2 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $15.00

Totally Language

Language is uniquely human.  Recent technological developments – MRIs and such -- have given linguists and others research capabilities impossible to imagine only a few short decades ago.  This workshop attempts to survey the most recent discoveries, the work of contemporary scholars, and the pertinent historical background of this lively topic by exposition and shared inquiry.  How are these recent discoveries used, or abused?  Do lie detectors really work?  What about body language?  Are our changing sexual mores affecting our national discourse – or is it the other way around?  How can we make use in our daily lives of what we think we know?
Instructor: Allen Ouellette
Dates: July 1 - 2 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location:

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: July 8 - 9 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $10.00

 

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

 

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