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Common Core standards focus of NSU’s back-to-school workshop Aug. 16
Teaching and learning begin early at Northern State University with the seventh annual back-to-school workshop Aug. 16.

The workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater, features professional development speaker Brian Pete of Chicago-based consulting firm Robin Fogarty & Associates.

Pete, who has worked with adult learners in schools throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, will present topics including:

• Common Core state standards
• Skill sets for 21st-century schools, and
• Ways to teach thinking skills

Admission is free and the public is welcome. Pre-registration is not required unless groups exceed 25 participants.

Credit, Online Course Option
Workshop participants may register for one credit hour at a reduced rate of $40, and will complete additional assignments outside the workshop presentation.

Pete’s book, “How to Teach Thinking Skills Within Common Core: Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards,” will be for sale at the workshop.

For information, visit; email; or call 1-855-678-3983.
Photo: Pete