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 Summer Workshops

#1 50 Ways to Create and Collaborate with Google Tools June 3—4 (8:30—4:30)
#2 Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatic Language June 8—9 (8:30—4:30)
#3 Managing Stress at Home and Work June 12—13 (Weekend)
#4 Totally Language June 12—13 (Weekend) Canceled
#5 Communicating My Way  New! June 15—16 (8:00—4:00)
#6 Why Do They Do That? What Can I Do About That? June 15 & 19 (8:00—4:00) Canceled
#7 Teaching with the Brain in Mind June 19—20 (Weekend)
#8 iPad for Beginners June 22—23 (8:00—4:00) 
#9 Applied Behavioral Analysis June 22 & 26 (8:00—4:00) Canceled
#10 How Can I Use an iPad in My Classroom? June 24—25 (8:00—4:00)
#11 Autism and Asperger’s July 6 & 10 (8:00—4:00)
#12 Twenty Google Tools You Should Be Using in Your Classroom July 13—14 (8:30—4:30)
#13 Intellectual Disability  New! July 13 & 17 (8:00—4:00)
#14 Motivating Students to Achieve July 17—18 (Weekend)
#15 iPad for Beginners July 20—21 (8:00—4:00)
#16 How Can I Use an iPad in My Classroom? July 22—23 (8: 00—4:00)  Rescheduled to July 23--24
#17 Discipline with Love and Logic July 24—25 (Weekend)

#1 50 Ways to Create and Collaborate with Google Tools  New!
Google Apps for Education offers a wide array of tools that enhance student learning. Many school districts and educators have started to use these Google tools in their classrooms and are now ready to dig deeper into the creative applications of the tools. In this workshop you will receive hands-on guidance through projects and activities that utilize Google tools to strengthen creativity and collaboration in the classroom.
Instructor: Kristin Mulder
Dates: June 3—4 (8:30—4:30)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 659
Location: MC 001

#2 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 8—9 (8:30—4:30)
Enrollment Limit: 25
CMDS/SPED 359/559
Location: MC 001
Additional Fee: $5.00

#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: June 12—13 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 153
Additional Fee: $10

#4 Totally Language Canceled
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: June 12—13 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 16
COMM/EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 161
Additional Fee: $15.00

#5 Communicating My Way  New!
In this class we will explore how normal language develops and the methods of communication ladder. We will also identify communication disorders and alternative means of communication. Participants will be engaged in hands-on role playing activities as we “practice” each means of communication including: nonverbal, gestures, facial expression, eye contact, sign, motoric, objects, photos, picture symbols, charades, voice output devices, written symbols, written text, texting, speech to text, text to speech, verbal communication and reciprocal communication/conversation skills.

Instructor: Terri Noldner
Dates: June 15—16 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 102

#6 Why Do They Do That? What Can I Do About That?  Canceled
Have you ever wondered what to do to change a student’s behavior? This workshop will discuss past and present behaviors you have encountered. Discussion of the functions of behavior will provide insight to those challenging behaviors. Strategies and resources such as sensory, visual, social skills, motivational techniques and technology supports will be shared. Ideas for specific concerns found in students with disabilities such as autism, ADHD, ODD, Emotional Disturbance and Intellectual Disability will be explored. Participants will learn techniques for collecting behavior data, evaluating that data and utilizing it to develop an effective positive behavior support plan.
Instructors: Kim Dobson and Tara Hansen-Leinen
Dates: June 15 and 19 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 30
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 153

Additional Fee: $2

#7 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 19—20 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $10.00

#8 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: June 22—23 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 102  MC 157

#9 Applied Behavioral Analysis  Canceled
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: June 22 and 26 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $2.00

#10 How Can I Use an iPad in My Classroom?
This workshop will provide an introduction to a variety of iPad Accessories, ideas and Apps to use in the classroom including, QR codes, digital flashcards, rubrics, creating digital books, writing and recording notes/lectures, audio digital books, file sharing/printing, using apps for Word, PowerPoint or Excel docs, writing and dictation, Face Time, videos and more tips and tricks! This workshop is appropriate for general education teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Participants need to bring an iPad.
Instructor: Terri Noldner
Dates: June 24—25 (8:00—4:00) 
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559 
Location: MC 102  MC 157

#11 Autism and Asperger’s
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: July 6 and 10 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 30
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 103
Additional Fee: $2

#12 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: July 13—14 (8:30—4:30)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 659
Location: MC 001

#13 Intellectual Disability  New!
Various disorders or syndromes in which an individual may have an intellectual disability will be discussed. The disorders and syndromes will include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Participants will gain knowledge of characteristics, prevalence, medical implications and educational strategies.
Instructor: Kim Dobson
Dates: July 13 and 17 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 659
Location: MC 102

#14 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 17—18 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $10.00

#15 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: July 20—21 (8:00—4:00)
Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 103

#16 How Can I Use an iPad in My Classroom?
This workshop will provide an introduction to a variety of iPad Accessories, ideas and Apps to use in the classroom including, QR codes, digital flashcards, rubrics, creating digital books, writing and recording notes/lectures, audio digital books, file sharing/printing, using apps for Word, PowerPoint or Excel docs, writing and dictation, Face Time, videos and more tips and tricks! This workshop is appropriate for general education teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Participants need to bring an iPad.
Instructor: Terri Noldner
Dates: July 22—23 (8: 00—4:00)  Rescheduled to July 23--24

Enrollment Limit: 20
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 103

#17 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 24—25 (Weekend)
Enrollment Limit: 25
EDUC 359/559
Location: MC 101
Additional Fee: $15.00

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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