School of Education

ELED 592: Kindergarten Academy: Technology, Literacy and Learning

Credit Hours: 1*
Dates:June 18-22, 2018 (Course One) and June 20-26, 2018 (Course Two)
* Participants are only required to attend course one or two, not both courses.
Tuition: $40 per credit hour
Registration Fee: $185 Instructor: Tricia West
Location: The Bridges, Beresford, SD
Contact Information: For questions, please contact Tricia West at 605-763-5096 or

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

Course Description:
A two day workshop geared at providing teachers innovative ways to incorporate evidence based practices into their daily routines and interactions with students. Topics will focus on the use of technology to provide an audience for student writing and strategies to increase reading comprehension, fluency, phonics and vocabulary development through developmentally appropriate books and activities. Teachers will be given ideas for developing digital portfolios and blogs for students as an avenue to share work with parents. Participants will be introduced to using social media in the classroom, to incorporate learning and writing in a safe way. The use of robotics and coding for teaching language arts and math with also be introduced. Teachers will be equipped to implement these strategies in their own classrooms or areas of instruction.

SEED 592: Preparing K-12 Business Leaders (YBA)

Credit Hours: 2
Tuition: $40/credit
Course Dates: June 17-22, 2018
Instructor: Chris McGregor
Location: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Jasper Diegel, YBA Executive Director, at 1-800-742-8112 or at

This course is sponsored by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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.