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EDUC 659
Learn how to embrace imperfection to live and teach wholeheartedly, build resilience, hold boundaries, and boost self-care. Explore Brene Brown’s 10 Guideposts to wholehearted living to promote courage, compassion, and connection so we can DIG deep to find our authentic selves both personally and professionally. Only when we embrace our own imperfections, and live authentically, can we be the best teachers we can be. Participants will delve into authenticity, self-compassion, resilience, gratitude & joy, intuition, play & rest, calm & stillness, meaningful work, and laughter & silliness. The course will incorporate human-centered design, which means we will listen/respond empathetically to each other’s experiences. We value the “whole person” of each educator. Required Text: *Please Obtain on your own “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown (Please obtain on your own) More
Dates Dates: ONLINE from 1/7/2021-5/25/2021
Credits Credits: 1 Graduate Credit, 1 Undergraduate, and 15 CEU/CE
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FOR RCAS EMPLOYEES ONLY!!

Learn more about Lakota culture, history, and basic language with Corey Yellowboy, Associate Professor from Oglala Lakota College and teacher for the Lakota Language Institute.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks via Zoom beginning January 14 2021. Join him to gain a deeper understanding of the rich culture of the Lakota people for 1 hour weekly.  Learn some basic Lakota language that can be implemented in any classroom. This course explores Lakota cultural development including an overview of customs, beliefs, rituals and social patterns of the Lakota people. He will be teaching Lakota Culture and Language for 1 hour on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks via Zoom 15 person limit - with CEUs & Additional Pay available for RCAS participants.
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Dates Dates: ONLINE course is Thursdays Jan 14-March 4
Credits Credits: 8 CEU/CE
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EDUC 359/559
This course is a nature-based early childhood education class based on Project Learning Tree and Growing Up Wild. Educators will learn hands-on activities to engage students in actively learning about our environment, natural resources and environmental science. All curriculum meets South Dakota Education Standards. *Instructor Fee Waived ($25 materials fee) More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2021 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 1 Graduate Credit, 1 Undergraduate, and 15 CEU/CE
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Book Study
An unprecedented pandemic may change the definition of classroom, but it doesn't have to change your definition of good teaching. Now that you’re making the shift to online teaching, it’s time to answer the tough questions about remote, digitally based instruction: 
How do I build and nurture relationships with students and their at-home adults from afar? 
How do I adapt my best teaching to an online setting? 
How do I keep a focus on students and their needs when they aren’t in front of me? 
Jennifer Serravallo’s Connecting with Students Online gives you concise, doable answers based on her own experiences and those of the teachers, administrators, and coaches she has communicated with during the pandemic. In this online book study, participants will engage in discussions and activities centered on the importance of teacher-student connection and best practices for online learning.   
 10 CEUs will be offered for successful completion of the book study.  This will include discussions and assignments in Canvas, as well as an application and reflection of a chosen strategy in your LMS.   
Title:  Connecting with Students Online by Jennifer Serravallo 
$24.50 at Heinemann 
$29.10 at Amazon 
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Dates Dates: Course is online. Participants have from January 4-May to complete the course
Credits Credits: 10 CEU/CE
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THIS is Balanced Literacy
Book Study
Note: Books studies are available to RCAS employees only.
Are you wondering how to strike the right balance with all the components of Wonders Balanced Literacy? If you’re new to the approach or if you’re trying to connect the approach to our new curriculum, this book study will help participants explore and learn how to best implement the balanced literacy approach from leaders in the field, including Douglas Fisher, one of the authors of Wonders Balanced Literacy. This text will show you how to find the right mix of skills and knowledge, reading and writing, small- and whole-group instruction and direct and dialogic instruction so that all students can learn to their maximum potential. This course will be completed in Canvas for Spring 2020, with a face-to-face option during Summer 2020. Come and engage with colleagues across the district and build your understanding of Balanced Literacy! 

$31.29 from Amazon

$26.95 from Corwin


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Dates Dates: Course is online. Participants have from August 12-December 13, 2020 to complete the requirements in Canvas (online learning system).
Credits Credits: 7.5 CEU/CE
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