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Office of Online and Continuing Education
Ronald Brownie, Director
 
Krikac Administration Building 116
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
 
Phone: 605-626-2568
Fax: 605-626-2542
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Workshops and Extended Learning Opportunities
Ninth Annual Back to School Workshop
'Equipping Leaders for Greater Impact'
 
8:30 a.m.-noon on Aug. 20
 
Dacotah Event Center (DEC)
720 Lamont St., Aberdeen
 
Workshop Course Instructor: Dr. Andria Moon

 

Workshop Speaker: Bob Upgren

 
Description: This course builds on the leadership concepts “Equipping Leaders for Greater Impact” shared by Bob Upgren, NSU’s Back to School Workshop speaker. This course will help teachers see themselves in a new light. The course book will guide individuals to become more productive and creative in their organization. This course aims to help teachers gain greater personal achievement. Admission to the workshop is free.
 
The workshop is available via the Dakota Digital Network (DDN) for schools, school districts, and individuals beyond the Aberdeen geographic area. Please contact NSU Online & Continuing Education at 605-626-2568 or online@northern.edu for more information.
 
Workshop Course Information: Individuals have the opportunity to register for EDFN 4/592 N800T Tp: Equipping Leaders for Greater Impact, available for 1 undergraduate or 1 graduate credit. Course content will be delivered via Desire2Learn (D2L).
 
Course Tuition: $40 - Financial support provided by a third party enables NSU to charge a reduced tuition per credit hour for this course.
 
Course Dates: Aug. 24-Dec. 16
 
 
 
 
MUS 592- New Music Trends in Music Literature and Pedagogy
(Bismarck, N.D.)
 
Instructor: Dr. Alan LaFave
Description: This course will focus on new trends in music literature, pedagogy, and performance, with a special focus on new literature available for bands, choirs, and general music courses.  Clinicians will examine the latest in educational and performance resources with the participants in a lab/lecture setting.  New resources and literature will be closely examined and performed. Participants may select to attend either the Bismarck or Fargo sessions.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: Bismarck, N.D.
Sessions/Dates:
Elementary Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3
School Choral Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4
Sacred Choral Session: 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 4
Jazz Band Session: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 4
Band Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5
 
MUS 592- New Music Trends in Music Literature and Pedagogy
(Fargo, N.D.)
 
Instructor: Dr. Alan LaFave
Description: This course will focus on new trends in music literature, pedagogy, and performance, with a special focus on new literature available for bands, choirs, and general music courses.  Clinicians will examine the latest in educational and performance resources with the participants in a lab/lecture setting.  New resources and literature will be closely examined and performed. Participants may choose to attend either the Bismarck or Fargo sessions.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: Fargo, N.D.
Sessions/Dates:
Elementary Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29
School Choral Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30
Sacred Choral Session: 6:30-9 p.m. July 30
Jazz Band Session: 7-9 p.m. July 30
Band Session: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31
 
MUS 592- Instrumental Techniques
 
Instructor: Boyd Perkins
Description: Instrumental Techniques 
Includes current topics, advanced topics, and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, S.D.
Course Dates: July 25-31
Face-to-Face Meeting: July 25, time TBA
 
EDFN 592- Using Data Effectively in Education
 
Instructor: Gaye Pickner
Description: This course addresses the use of various relevant data and research strategies that focus on student learning which will promote improving student achievement. This course will provide the educator with the necessary skills required to effectively implement data-driven decision making practices in an educational environment.
Credit Hours: 1 Graduate Credit
Location: Huron Community Campus, Huron, S.D.
Course Dates: Aug. 26-Nov. 6
Face-to-Face Meetings: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, and 30; Oct. 7 and 21
 
EDER 792- Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators
(Aberdeen, S.D.)
 
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Duncan
Description: Understanding and using data will assist educators in making decisions to foster powerful improvements in student outcomes. This workshop will provide educators with the skills they need to analyze and use data in order to answer important questions to drive positive change in their district, school or classroom.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: Simmons Middle School, Aberdeen, S.D.
Course Dates: July 20-Aug. 31
Face-to-Face Meeting: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3
Register
 
EDER 792- Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators
(Chamberlain, S.D.)
 
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Duncan
Description: Understanding and using data will assist educators in making decisions to foster powerful improvements in student outcomes. This workshop will provide educators with the skills they need to analyze and use data in order to answer important questions to drive positive change in their district, school or classroom.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, S.D.
Course Dates: July 20-Aug. 31 
Face-to-Face Meeting: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4
Register  
 
EDER 792- Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators
(Brookings, S.D.)
 
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Duncan
Description: Understanding and using data will assist educators in making decisions to foster powerful improvements in student outcomes. This workshop will provide educators with the skills they need to analyze and use data in order to answer important questions to drive positive change in their district, school or classroom.
Credit hours: 1 credit
Location: South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
Course Dates: July 20-Aug. 31 
Face-to-Face Meeting: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5
Register