14th Annual Back-to-School Workshop set for Aug. 17 at NSU

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 14th Annual Back-to-School Workshop will take place 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 17 at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The workshop will be led by Ms. Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, who is known as "The Lab Coat Teacher" and, affectionately, “Miss Dorito” by her students from around the globe. A video greeting from Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa can be viewed here.

With her unique teaching style, Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa has spent the past 23 years empowering students of at the K-12, college and adult learner level. An expert in building solid relationships that result in successful learning experiences for students and teachers, Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa strongly believes connection to community and Emotional Intelligence over IQ make up the true learning experience.

A nationally recognized educator and recipient of the Florida Teacher of the Year Award, she takes her English Language Learners classroom experiences, collaborative teacher workshops, and doctoral research on transformative emotional intelligence and travels the globe as a “teacher on loan” inspiring, motivating, and empowering teachers and the teaching profession. Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa encourages all educators to B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!® - Be the Educators who Lead to Inspire and Empower Via Empathy!

Registration Information

The workshop, which is free and open to preK-12 educators and administrators, will take place in person as well as on Zoom. The Zoom registration can be found here. Northern is also offering a companion course for educators and administrators, “Cultural Competency and Emotional Intelligence.” Register online here.

To learn more about this event and other continuing education programs, visit NSU Online and Continuing Education or call 605-626-2568.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions