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

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MUS 592- Instrumental Techniques 
Instructor: Dr. Boyd Perkins
Course 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: 1 Graduate Credit
Workshop Dates/Times: March 4-5
Workshop Location: Riggs High School, Pierre, S.D.
Course Dates: March 4–May 6

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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 Dates/Times: 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

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MUS 592 - Instrumental Techniques
Instructor: Dr. Boyd Perkins
Course 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: 1 Graduate Credit
Workshop Dates/Times: March 31-April 2
Workshop Location:
Watertown High School, Watertown, S.D.
Course Dates: March 31-April 2

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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
Course Prerequisite: Must watch Billy’s Welcome Video 

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SPED 4/590: The Expanded Core Curriculum: A Way of Life 
Instructor: Dr. Marjorie Kaiser
Course Description: This course will address current issues of and approaches to working with students and adults with vision loss. The emphasis of the seminar is to promote academic and essential skills through use of the Expanded Core Curriculum. Additionally there will be sessions on related areas such as educational products designed for students with vision loss, tactile graphics, and new trends in ophthalmology.   
Credit: 1 (Choose between graduate/undergraduate)
Workshop Dates/Times: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. April 13; 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. April 14; 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. April 15
Workshop Location: Northern State University Campus, Student Center, second floor
Course Dates: April 13-15

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