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2014 Summer Programs for K-12 Teachers and Administrators 
School of Education
Boot Camp 2014: ShaZam!  The 4Cs in the 21st Century School Library

Course: ELED/SEED 492/592: Boot Camp 2014: ShaZam! The 4Cs in the 21st Century School LIbrary
Credit Hours: 2
Tuition: $40/credit
Course Dates: July 20-30, 2014
Location: July 20-23, 2014: The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD; July 23-30, 2014: Independent Learning*
Instructor: Abby Moore
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Abby Moore at 605-677-6094 or Abby.H.Moore@usd.edu.

Prior to registering for credit, participants must first register for the Boot Camp through the South Dakota State Library.

Register Now (Undergraduate Credit):
Register Now ELED 492 (pay by credit/debit)
Register Now SEED 492 (pay by credit/debit)

Register Now (Graduate Credit):
Register Now ELED 592 (pay by credit/debit)
Register Now SEED 592 (pay by credit/debit)

*Online portion of the class is required for those pursuing graduate credit.

Course Description:

Today's students are expected to "use technology and digital media strategically and capably." (CCSS) This course explores those expectations by looking at the 4Cs -  collaborating, critical thinking, creating,  communicating - in terms of the ethical and legal matters students and staff encounter both online and offline. Course outcomes include a project that can be implemented during the 2014-2015 school year. School library staff and classroom teachers are encouraged to attend this course as partners.

Attendees can expect daily classes, hands on activities and plenty of time for collaboration with colleagues. Two undergraduate or graduate credits earned may be used toward certificate renewal and a school library certificate endorsement. 

Please Note: This course is for South Dakota educators only.

Kindergarten Academy: Meeting the Kindergarten Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards with Engaging, Hands-On Activities

Course: ELED 492/592: Kindergarten Academy: Meeting the Kindergarten Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards with Engaging, Hands-On Activities
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: $40/credit
Course Dates: June 23-24, 2014
Instructor: Lisa Murphy
Location: June 23-24, 2014: The Bridges, Beresford, SD; June 25-30, 2014: Independent Learning
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Dr. Gera Jacobs at 605-677-5822 or Gera.Jacobs@usd.edu.

*Registration and payment for credit can be made on the first day of the Academy in Beresford, SD.

Course Description:

The Kindergarten Academy is designed for those working with Kindergarten age children to gain ideas that will help them meet the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through engaging, hands-on activities that can bring joy to teaching and learning!

Primary Academy: Meeting the Challenges of the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards with Engaging, Hands-on Activities in the Primary Grades

Course: ELED 592: Primary Academy: Meeting the Challenges of the Common Core
Credit Hours: 1
Tuition: $40/credit
Course Dates: June 25-26, 2014
Instructor: Lisa Murphy
Location: June 25-26, 2014: Muenster University Center, University of South Dakota campus; June 27-30, 2014: Independent Learning
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Dr. Gera Jacobs at 605-677-5822 or Gera.Jacobs@usd.edu.

Register Now:
Register Now ELED 592 (pay by check)
Register Now ELED 592 (pay by debit/credit)

Course Description:

The Primary Academy is designed for those working in first, second, and third grades to gain ideas that will help them meet the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through engaging, hands-on activities that can bring joy to teaching and learning!

PBL Academy I: Introduction to Project-Based Learning

Course: ELED/SEED 592: PBL Academy I: Introduction to Project-Based Learning
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: Face-to-face from June 2-3, 2014; Independent Learning from June 4-16, 2014
Instructor: Heidi Jorgenson
Location: New Technology High School, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Dr. Kris Reed at 605-677-6072 or kreed@usd.edu.

Register Now:
Register Now ELED 592 (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now SEED 592 (pay by debit/credit)

Course Description:

Participants will develop a working knowledge of project-based learning (PBL) including understanding an entry document, project overview, content rubric, and an outline of scaffolding activities.  Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of PBL and learn basic classroom management strategies for a PBL classroom. 

Preparing K - 12 Business Leaders (YBA Teachers)

Course: SEED 592: Preparing K - 12 Business Leaders (YBA Teachers)
Credit Hours: 2
Tuition: $40/credit
Course Dates: June 15-27, 2014
Instructor: Chris McGregor
Location: June 15-20, 2014: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.; June 21-27, 2014: Independent Learning
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Jasper Diegel, YBA Executive Director, at 1-800-742-8112 or at jasperd@sdchamber.biz.

Registration for credit will be conducted upon arrival at USD on Saturday, June 15, 2014.

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire introductory information on the business disciplines as well as the opportunity to practice business decision-making within a simulated environment.  Working with business school faculty, students, and practicing business people, the students will understand the role of business in today's world, the importance of critical strategic business analysis and group decision making, and begin to assess their interest in business as a career choice.

SMART Level I & II Training

Course: TET 792: SMART Level I and Level II Training
Credit Hours: 1 *Participants must register and participate in both the SMART Level I and Level II Training for graduate credit.
Tuition: TBD
Course Dates:
Smart Level I:  Session I: June 9, 2014  Session II: July 28, 2014
Smart Level II:  Session I: June 10, 2014  Session II: July 29, 2014
*Face to face meetings will occur from 9:00 am – 3 pm.
Instructors: Don Versteeg & Pat Bruinsma
Location: Delzell School of Education RM 106, USD, Vermillion, SD and Online coursework
Registration Fee: $50/course; $100 for SMART Level I & II Training
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Don Versteeg at 605-677-5839 or Don.Versteeg@usd.edu.

*Participants must register and particiate in both SMART Level I and Level II Training for graduate credit

Course Description:

Level I: SMART Notebook Software Level I training is an introductory level training event designed to help educators learn how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard to improve their daily work.  This one day training course is targeted for educators with little to no experience in using SMART Notebook Software and/or SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Certified Trainers with K-12 classroom teaching experience will deliver the training.   

Prerequisite for SMART Level I: Participants must bring a laptop computer with the latest version of SMART Notebook Software installed.

Level II: SMART Notebook Software Level II training is an intermediate level training event. This one-day training is designed to help educators learn intermediate level skills, design fundamentals and develop interactive lessons using SMART Notebook Software.  SMART Certified Trainers with K-12 classroom teaching experience will deliver the training.

Prerequisite for SMART Level II: Participants must have completed Level I Training or have 1+ years experience in using SMART Notebook Software. Participants must bring a laptop computer with the latest version of SMART Notebook Software installed.

For more information please view the Syllabus:
Session I
Session II

Technology Tools for Meeting Common Core Standards in the Classroom

Course: TET 792: Technology Tools for Meeting Common Core Standards in the Classroom
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: TBD
Course Dates: Session I: June 16, 2014; Session II: August 4, 2014
Instructors: Don Versteeg & Pat Bruinsma
Location: Delzell School of Education RM 106, USD, Vermillion, SD
Fee: $50
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Don Versteeg at 605-677-5839 or Don.Versteeg@usd.edu.

*Must be taken with another  TET 792 workshop

Course Description:

This course will provide participants with hands-on learning and experience in using various technology tools applicable to the K-12 learning environment that assist in meeting Common Core Standards.  Topics include how Google Tools, Web 2.0, multimedia, and other emerging technologies can be used.

For more information please view the Syllabus:
Session I

iPad for the Classroom

Course: TET 792: iPad for the Classroom
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: TBD
Course Dates: Session I: June 17, 2014; Session II: August 5, 2014
Instructors: Don Versteeg & Pat Bruinsma
Location: Delzell School of Education RM 106, USD, Vermillion, SD
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Don Versteeg at 605-677-5839 or Don.Versteeg@usd.edu

*MUST be taken in with one other one day workshop

Course Description:
This course will be an introduction to the basic use and understanding of using this devise.  Participants will use the iPad to create, explore and present information. Learn how to enhance learning using various educational apps. From productivity to creativity this tool will strengthen any curriculum.   For more information please view the Syllabus:Session I
SMART Make & Take

Course: TET 792: SMART Make & Take
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: TBD
Course Dates: Session I: June 18, 2014; Session II: August 6, 2014
Instructors: Don Versteeg & Pat Bruinsma
Location: Delzell School of Education RM 106, USD, Vermillion, SD
Registration Fee: $50
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Don Versteeg at 605-677-5839 or Don.Versteeg@usd.edu.

*MUST be taken in with one other 1 day workshop

Course Description:

This session provides an opportunity to learn and apply new tips and tricks to spiff up your existing SMART Notebook lessons.  Participants will share their best practices for creating and incorporating SMART Notebook lessons.  Spend the day and walk away with some new and improved SMART Notebook lessons you can use immediately in your classroom! 

Prerequisites: Participants must have completed Level I Training or have 1+ years' experience in using SMART Notebook Software. Participants must bring a laptop computer with the latest version of SMART Notebook Software installed.

For more information please view the Syllabus:
Session I

Flipped and Blended Learning Technology Tools

Course: TET 792: Flipped and Blended Learning Technology Tools
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: TBD
Course Dates: Session I: June 19, 2014; Session II: August 7, 2014
Instructors: Don Versteeg & Pat Bruinsma
Registration Fee: $50
Location: Delzell School of Education RM 106, USD, Vermillion, SD

*MUST be taken in with another TET 792 workshop.

Course Description:

This course will introduce participants to the emerging technologies involved with blended learning and flipping their classroom.  Participants will gain hands-on experience in using tools for course management, social media, online assessments, multimedia and others used for blended learning and flipping their classroom.

For more information please view the Syllabus:
Session I