USD School of Education and Center for Disabilities Hosts K-12 Summer Institute

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Education and Center for Disabilities hosts the 2017 K-12 Rejuvenation Summer Institute July 24-28.

“We are excited about our partnership with the School of Education to share our resources and expertise in response to the needs and requests we hear from educators around the state,” said Wendy Parent-Johnson, executive director of the Center for Disabilities. “This format provides a great opportunity for participants to come together and contribute their ideas and experiences while engaging in classroom style learning, rich dialogue, and interactive activities where we all learn and benefit.”

The three sessions cover a wide-range of practical topics including building positive relationships with families, creating inclusive classrooms, implementing suicide prevention skills and engaging diverse learners.

Hosted at the University Center in Sioux Falls, the institute is open to K-12 educators. Attendees can earn continuing education or university credits. For additional information, please visit the event website.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and kinesiology and sport management.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News