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.

 

Fall 2015 Workshops

#1 Teaching Digital Natives New! Sept 18—19
#2 Totally Language Sept 18—19
#3 All Things Hamlet Sept 25—26
#4 Leadership Practices for Meaningful Engagement New! Sept 25—26
#5 Managing Stress at Home and Work Oct 2—3
#6 Autism Spectrum Disorders Oct 9—10
#7 Free Website Editing and Hosting New! Oct –10
#8 Motivating Students to Achieve Oct 9—10
#9 All Things Macbeth Oct 23—24
#10 Applied Behavioral Analysis Oct 23—24
#11 Understanding Human Behavior Through Television Oct 23—24
#12 Teaching with the Brain in Mind Oct 30—31
#13 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics New! Nov 6—7
#14 Discipline with Love and Logic Nov 6—7
#15 Leadership Practices for Meaningful Engagement New! Nov 6—7
#16 All Things Lear Nov 13—14
#17 STEM Strategies and Tools New! Nov 13—14
 

#1 Teaching Digital Natives  New!

We are living in a world where much has become digital: our access to information, our means of communication, our entertainment. This workshop will help participants become familiar with the digital tools that are available and explore ways of using those tools to make their lives richer. Geared for K-12 teachers in all areas, this hands-on workshop guides participants through finding and incorporating instructional Web resources, taking virtual fieldtrips, collaborating in cyberspace, managing social networking, searching online databases, protecting children from undesirable Internet content, recognizing cyber-bullying, discouraging hackers, becoming comfortable with and capitalizing on students who “know more than you do”, dealing with copyright and Fair Use, and utilizing online professional development resources.  (Includes extensive list of educational Web resources.)

Instructor: Sharon Gray
Dates: Sept 18—19 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit:
EDUC 359/559
Location:

#2 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: Sept 18—19(Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $15.00

 

#3 All Things Hamlet

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 $8.00.

Instructor: Allen Ouellette

Dates: Sept 25—26 (Weekend)   

Enrollment Limit: 15

ENGL 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $5

#4 Leadership Practices for Meaningful Engagement New!

Leader behaviors have significant impact to meaningful engagement in the workplace. This workshop is designed to introduce transformational leadership practices and explore practical applications for incorporating exemplary leadership behaviors into the workplace. Reflective practice will be included to enhance self-awareness, develop a deeper knowledge of personal leadership behavior, and help jumpstart Leadership development.

Instructor: Jen Porter

Dates: Sept 25—26 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 24

BSAD/EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $20

#5 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: Oct 2—3 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10

#6 Autism Spectrum Disorders

This workshop provides an introduction to the Autism Spectrum, presenting the characteristics of autism and asperger's as well as eligibility criteria for both. Teaching strategies presented in this workshop will include schedules, physical boundaries, positive behavioral supports, social stories, communication strategies and ways to facilitate social interaction. Finally, disability awareness and ways to help peers understand autism and how to interact with children who have autism will be discussed.

Instructor: Kim Dobson     

Dates: Oct 9—10 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 30

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $2

#7 Free Website Editing and Hosting  New!

This hands-on workshop will explore a number of free website editors and hosting providers, including Wix, Weebly, Google Sites, and Webs. Participants will be able to compare them and choose one in which to create their own website. 
Instructor: Sharon Gray
Dates: Oct 9—10 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit:
EDUC 359/559
Location:

#8 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: Oct 9—10 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $10.00

#9 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? Why does he tell her to "bring forth men-children only"?  Just exactly what are the witches? 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: Oct 23—24 (Weekend)    

Enrollment Limit: 15

ENGL 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $5

#10 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: Oct 23—24 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 20

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $2.00

#11 Understanding Human Behavior Through Television

This workshop will cover a variety of topics in human behavior including: the theories of Sigmund Freud, stress and stress relaxation, sleep and dreams, brain disorders, therapy, survival instincts, death and grief, and self-image and personality. The workshop will use television shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, M*A*S*H*, Cheers, House, Monk, Coach and The West Wing, along with numerous self-surveys, hands on experiments and lecture with discussion to explain human behavior. Each participant should bring a Smart phone, tablet or laptop if available.

Instructor: John Solberg

Dates: Oct 23—24 (Friday, 5:00 PM Start)
Enrollment Limit: 30

EDUC/PSYC 359/559

Location:

#12 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: Oct 30—31 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10.00

#13 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics New!

Are we approaching The Singularity? Can a robot be considered sentient? This workshop explores the cultural and social impacts of AI and robotics. We’ll look at how robots are being used as companions for the elderly, teachers for children with autism, and providers of medical care. We’ll discuss how algorithms determine our individual search results when using search engines (“filter bubbles”). We’ll see how robotics in manufacturing have contributed to the jobless economic recovery and how AI and drones have altered warfare.

Instructor: Sharon Gray
Dates: Nov 6—7 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit:

EDUC 359/559
Location:

#14 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: Nov 6—7 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 25

EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $15.00

#15 Leadership Practices for Meaningful Engagement New!

Leader behaviors have significant impact to meaningful engagement in the workplace. This workshop is designed to introduce transformational leadership practices and explore practical applications for incorporating exemplary leadership behaviors into the workplace. Reflective practice will be included to enhance self-awareness, develop a deeper knowledge of personal leadership behavior, and help jumpstart Leadership development.

Instructor: Jen Porter

Dates: Nov 6--7 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 24

BSAD/EDUC 359/559

Location:

Additional Fee: $20

#16 All Things Lear

King Learis 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, and its harsh cynicism and soul-wrenching has been described as too emotionally draining for audiences of later times as well. But it can be truly said of this play that that 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 $8.00

Instructor: Allen Ouellette

Dates: Nov 13—14 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit: 15

ENGL 359/559

Location: MC 120

Additional Fee: $5

#17 STEM Strategies and Tools  New!

This hands-on workshop will explore various strategies and tools for teaching science, technology, engineering and math.  We’ll explore ideas for experiential, project-based learning, and discover ways to foster students’ natural curiosity.

Instructor: Sharon Gray
Dates: Nov 13—14 (Weekend)

Enrollment Limit:

EDUC 359/559
Location:

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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