Employment and Job Skills Training

Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CST

Presenter Information: Jennifer White is owner of Able Opportunities, Inc. in Washington. She began her career as a special education teacher and has worked in the field of rehabilitation for more than 18 years. She has worked with persons with a variety of disabilities, and specializes in the areas of communication, education and vocational goals, and program development, for both children and adults.

Registration Information: $100 fee. Register here.

Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre
Skyline Room
100 West 8th St.
Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104
Discounted rooms available for $99. On hold thru 8/2016

Fall 2016: Functional Sign Language Course (Online)

Every Tuesday evening starting Sept. 27-Nov. 29
6:30-8 p.m. CST

Registration Fee: $125, Additional $40 if taken for undergraduate/graduate credit.
Registration is limited to 11 participants.
Final coursework due Dec. 5.

To register and for more information, email Sara.Hansen@usd.edu or call 605-357-1439 or 800-658-3080.

High speed internet and webcam required.

Learning to Lead Internship

The Learning to Lead Internship offers a unique opportunity to learn a variety of leadership tools and techniques over the course of three months. Interns will work with instructors to develop a leadership project of their choice to implement at work, home or in the community. Participants in this internship will learn to focus on their personal strengths as they plan for their unique leadership project. This is a mixed-modality workshop that will leave you with practical skills to build on your current strengths as a leader. This workshop is partially online through Black Board course sites for ease of participation. Interns will participate in activities using online discussion boards to support and learn from each other.

The internship will consist of two face-to-face meetings (Sept. 29, and Nov. 10). Course participants may work on projects at their own pace and convenience. All projects will be completed by Dec. 16, 2016.

Class times:                                       Health Science Center Course
Sept. 29 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                     1400 W. 22nd Street, Room 105
Nov. 10 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                     Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105

Two graduate credits are available through USD for an additional $80.
Course Cost: $80      Register here.

Student Engagement Challenge

The Student Engagement Challenge is not a typical, boring professional development session for teachers. This is a web-based workshop (October-December 2016) that will leave you with practical skills to dramatically increase student engagement. This workshop is completely online through Black Board course sites for ease of participation. Educators will participate in a motivational challenge and will use online discussion boards to support and learn from each other.

The first online session will be open Oct. 7. All course challenges will be completed by Dec. 16. Course participants may work on challenges at their own pace and convenience.

Additional information:
Workshop participants will be expected to purchase the book, “Teach Like A Pirate” by Dave Burgess.
Two graduate credits are available through USD for an additional $80.

Course Cost: $80        Register here.

Adventure Camp

Join us for a unique experience that includes fun community activities for all ages. Included in the price are trainings for parents/staff, community activities and an Adventure Camp fandana.

All activities are for adults and children to participate in together. 

Activities:
Aug. 30th: Canaries Baseball game 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 7th: Falls Park 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 21st: Camping Day 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 5th: Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patch 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person for all activities.   Register here. Or call the Center for Disabilities at 800-658-3080 or 605-357-1439.

Dakota Cohort Trainings in Deaf-Blindness (Online)

Sept. 8 ‐ Dec. 5
Registration Fee: $25 per module ‐ additional fee for university credits
Registration Deadline: Aug. 31

The Dakota Cohort training addresses the training needs of para-educators, as well as early interventionist and school personnel, who work with children with combined vision and hearing loss, in order that students receive the support they need to be successful in their educational and post-secondary endeavors. Much of what is learned can be applied to children with other types of disabilities.

Participants will be provided an introductory online webinar, which allows them to meet other fellow participants, review timeframes and Moodle technology. Subsequent sessions will be completed independently on your own within the suggested timelines.

Register here.

More Information

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to attend any training, please contact the Center for Disabilities at 800-658-3080 two weeks prior to the training.