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USD Faculty and Staff to Present at 2018 South Dakota Educators' Institute

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities, the USD School of Education and the Transition Services Liaison Project are collaborating to host the 2018 South Dakota Educators’ Institute July 16 - 20 at the University Center in Sioux Falls.

Experts from across the state will lead activities and learning sessions designed to provide educators with professional training so they can help all students excel.

The first day of the conference will begin with opening remarks from Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels, who graduated from the University of South Dakota before becoming the 38th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota.

Conference participants will then choose to attend up to 20 of the 52 presentations offered. Presentation topics include Indicator 13, assistive technology and transition, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resiliency, youth behavioral challenges and mental health.

“This year’s South Dakota Educators’ Institute has outstanding information for educators, parents and others working with PK-12 students,” said  Robin Wiebers, Ed.D., assistant dean of the USD School of Education.

Graduate credit from USD will be available pending approval. Registration is open until July 13.

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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, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News