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Ronald Brownie, Director

Krikac Administration Building 116
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2568
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Workshops and Extended Learning Opportunities
PSYC 492/592: Science-Based Drug Education
Instructor: LaVonne Ackerman
Course Description: The course focuses on substance abuse trends, the impact on the brain according to science-based research, and the resulting consequences to the individual and society, including the following topics: general drug groups, history, trends, physical and behavioral effects, adolescent involvement, brain structure and development, neuro-adaptation caused by substance abuse, most popular substance abuse and future trends, and recognizing symptomatic substance abuse behavior.
Curriculum allows attendees to build their own presentation to fit their presentation style and audience. Credits: 3 credits
Course Dates: June 13-July 29
Location: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Hall of Fame Room, King Center building, Rapid City, S.D.
Time: 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. with one-hour lunch break
Workshop Dates: June 13-June 17


ART 492/592 - Advanced Art Methods

Instructor: Nadya Preszler
Course Description: 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.
Credits: 1-2 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Workshop Time/Dates: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18-21
Workshop Location: Northern State University Main Campus
Course Dates: June 27–July 29


MUS 592: Music Education Techniques - S.D. Bandmasters Summer Workshop
Instructor: Dr. Boyd Perkins
Credit: 1 credit
Workshop Time/Date: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23
Location: Chamberlain, S.D.
Course Dates: July 23-Aug. 26


MUS 592- GIML Elementary General Music Level 1

Instructor: Dr. Wendy van Gent
Course Description: This course is part of the GIML Professional Development EG Level 1 course. Based on an extensive body of research and practical field testing by Dr. Gordon and others, Music Learning Theory (MLT) explains how people learn to audiate and develop an understanding of music. Instruction is lecture- and application-based.

The theoretical aspect of Level 1 will focus on music aptitude, achievement, and formal audiation. The theory of preparatory audiation also will be addressed as relevant to elementary general music.

The practical application of MLT in EG Level 1 includes: 1) teaching with a three-stage approach to music learning, 2) learning a repertoire of songs, chants, tonal patterns, and rhythm patterns in a variety of tonalities and meters, 3) creating classroom activities and writing songs and chants to promote learning at the skill levels of Aural/Oral, Verbal Association, Generalization Verbal (rhythm), and Creativity/Improvisation (tonal), and 4) utilizing movement instruction to enhance music learning.
Credit: 3 Graduate Credits
Workshop Time/Days: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Workshop Location: Northern State University’s Jerde Hall Music Rehearsal Room
Course Dates: July 25–Aug. 5


MUS 592: New Music Trends in Music Literature and Pedagogy
Instructor: Dr. Boyd Perkins
Course 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 Fargo or Bismarck sessions.
Credit: 1 Credit

Fargo, N.D. Dates and Times
Aug. 3
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elementary Session

Aug. 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. School Choral Session
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sacred Choral Session
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Jazz Band Session

Aug. 5
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Band Session

Bismarck, N.D., Dates and Times
Aug. 8
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elementary Session

Aug. 9
9 a.m.-4 p.m. School Choral Session
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sacred Choral Session
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Jazz Band Session

Aug. 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Band Session


EDFN 4/592 –The Magic of Teaching (Back-to-School Workshop)
Instructor: Dr. Andria Moon
Course Description: This course will help teachers re-energize for the upcoming school year. The goal is for teachers to gain greater personal and professional achievement. Speaker for 2016 will be Billy Riggs.
Credit: 1 (Choose between graduate/undergraduate)
Workshop Dates/Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon Aug. 17
Workshop Location: Dakota Events Center, 720 S Lamont St., Aberdeen
Course Dates: Aug. 22–Dec. 14

Registration deadline is Aug. 5