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.

 

2015 Spring Workshops

#1 iPad for Beginners Feb 6—7 (Weekend)
#2 Totally Language Feb 6—7 (Weekend)
#3 Managing Stress at Home and Work Feb 27—28 (Weekend)
#4 Intro to Chromebook March 6—7 (Weekend)

#5 Discipline with Love and Logic March 6—7 (Weekend)
#6 Teaching with the Brain in Mind March 13—14 (Weekend)
#7 All Things Hamlet March 20—21 (Weekend)
#8 Differentiating Instruction/Diverse Classrooms March 20—21 (Weekend)
#9 Motivating Students to Achieve March 27—28 (Weekend)
#10 Understanding Human Behavior thru Television Mar 27—28 (Weekend)
#11 All Things Macbeth April 10—11 (Weekend)
#12 Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatic Language April 10—11 (Weekend)
#13 All Things Lear April 24—25 (Weekend)
#14 Communication is Key! May 4—7 (Evenings)
#15 Twenty Google Tools May 8—9 (Weekend)

#1 iPad for Beginners
This workshop will provide an introduction for beginning iPad users. The following topics will be covered: features, accessories, licensing, battery, settings, accessibility features, restrictions, using the App and iTunes stores, projecting, printing, file sharing and storage. In addition to all those topics, reading and note taking applications will also be demonstrated. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn how to use an iPad. You will need to bring an iPad to this class!
Instructor: Terri Noldner
Dates: Feb 6—7 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 20
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: Feb 6—7 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $15.00
#3 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: Feb 27—28 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10

#4 Intro to Chromebook
This workshop is an introduction to using a Chromebook. We will explore the various settings, accessibility, options, apps, extensions, the Google Store and the Google drive. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Participants need to bring a Chromebook.
Instructor: Terri Noldner
Dates: March 6—7 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location:

#5 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: March 6—7 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $15.00
#6 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: March 13—14 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10.00

#7 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: March 20—21(Weekend) 
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $5
#8 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Classrooms
Have you ever spent valuable time and effort on a lesson only to find some of you students are apathetic and not interested? Have you ever wondered why a lesson is motivating to one learner and brings yawns to another? Learn how the brain works to reinforce learning naturally and how you can use that knowledge to improve student achievement. Learn to identify your teaching style, your students’ learning styles and then who to adjust your lessons to maximize student engagement. Learn the four basic areas where instruction can be differentiated, as well as over twenty practical methods you can start using on Monday morning that will help you motivate your students, and make your lessons meaningful to each one!
Instructor: Larry Anderson
Date: March 20—21 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10.00
#9 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: March 27—28 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $10.00
#10 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: March 27—28 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 30
EDUC/PSYC 359/559
Location:
#11 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: April 10—11 (Weekend) 
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $5
#12 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: April 10—11 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
CMDS/SPED 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $5.00
#13 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: April 24—25 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 15
ENGL 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $5
#14 Communication is Key!
Mean what you say and say what you mean! Effective communication is both an art and a science. Some people just know what to say. They know how to get their point across. Communication is an art for these people. Learning the science of clear communication is easy, but learning how to be an effective communicator is hard. Effective communicators practice both the art and science of interpersonal speaking skills. With this interactive workshop, you will learn both the art and science of effective communication, learn the skills of an effective communicator, and have a chance to practice those skills.
Instructor: Sharlen Krause
Dates: May 4—7 (Evenings)
Enrollment Limit: 12
EDUC 359/559
Location:
Additional Fee: $5.00
#15 Twenty Google Tools You Should Be Using 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: May 8—9 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 659
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.

 

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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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