2017 Summer Programs for K-12 Teachers and Administrators 

School of Education


Kindergarten Academy: Secret Stories, a Multimodal Approach to Teaching Reading and Writing Skills

Course: ELED 592: Kindergarten Academy: Secret Stories, a Multimodal Approach to Teaching Reading and Writing Skills
Credit Hours: 1*
Tuition: $40/credit
Instructor: Katie Garner
Location: The Bridges, Beresford, SD
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Tricia West at 605-763-5096 or Tricia.West@k12.sd.us.

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

Course Description:
A multimodal approach to teaching reading and writing skills Katie Garner will present her brain based teaching strategies that transform the reading and writing abilities of Kindergarten and early primary learners. Through visual, auditory and kinesthetic means the strategies she presents helps connect learners to skills. Because there is no inherent meaning with regard to letters and the sounds they make, reading, writing and spelling can be difficult to teach. Secret stories introduces learners to the “grown up” reading and writing secrets. Teachers will be equipped to implement these strategies in their own classrooms or areas of instruction.


PBL Academy I: Introduction to Project-Based Learning

Course registration is closed due to full capacity

Course: ELED/SEED 592: PBL Academy I: Introduction to Project-Based Learning
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: Face to face, June 13-14
Instructor: Heidi Jorgenson
Location: New Technology High School, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Heidi Jorgenson at 605-367-5850 or  Heidi.Jorgenson@k12.sd.us

Participants can register for credit on-site on the first day of the academy.

Course Description:
Students will develop the beginnings of a project based on project based learning (PBL) protocols including an entry document, project outline, content rubric, and an outline of scaffolding activities while gaining an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of PBL, learn basic classroom management strategies for a PBL classroom and become proficient in the New Tech Learning Platform.


PBL Academy II: Deep Dive into Project Based Learning

Course registration is closed due to full capacity

Course: ELED/SEED 592: PBL Academy II: Deep Dive into Project Based Learning
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: Face to face, June 15-16
Instructor: Heidi Jorgenson
Location: New Technology High School, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Heidi Jorgenson at 605-367-5850 or  Heidi.Jorgenson@k12.sd.us

Participants can register for credit on-site on the first day of the academy.

Course Description:
Students will expand upon project ideation done during PBL I.  Protocols covered in PBL II include calendaring and scaffolding activities for content learning, 21st century skill progression, college readiness, and group dynamic/conflict resolution coaching and management.


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 19-July 1, 2016
Instructor: Chris McGregor
Location: June 18-23, 2017: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.; June 24-30, 2017: 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 19, 2017.

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.