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					                RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS
                  STAFF DEVELOPMENT
                 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
                 2011 SUMMER COURSES




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                        Administration
                      Staff Development

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH COMMITTEE       CAREER ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE

          Dr. Susie Roth                     Dr. Susie Roth
         Dixie Stephens                      Dixie Stephens
           Deb Steele                          Karri Corrin
           Cher Daniel                     Sylvia Ladenburger
         Peggy Anderson                      Cathy Zastrow
         Connie Krueger                     Caroline Stafford
        Charlean Swanson                      Jody Larson
         Sally Heberlein                       Irene Jones
          Debbie Toms
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                         TABLE         OF     CONTENTS
Table of Contents                                                              1&2
Registration Information                                                         3
Payment Procedure                                                                4
Informational Items                                                            5-7
Registration Form                                                               25
                                 MATH CLASSES

Relearning to Teach Arithmetic: Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division    8
Using Hands-On-Learning in the Middle School Math Classroom                     9
Geometry and Measurement for K-12 Educators                                     9
                              LITERACY CLASSES

Teaching Diverse Literacy Learners                                             10
Constructive Literacy Assessment                                               10
Literacy Across Curriculum                                                     10
Teacher Learning Circles XV                                                    11
Professional, Student and Staff Development                                    11
                           TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Tech Tools 1: Data and Calculations                                            12
ActivLearning Core Essentials                                                  12
ActivLearning: Beyond the Essentials                                           13
Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Level I                                           13
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007                                               14
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007                                                14
GPS and Geocaching in Education                                                14
Google: Tools for Learning                                                     15
SharePoint 101: Beginner Website                                               15
Web 2.0: Tools for Learning                                                    15
                  MANAGEMENT/BEHAVIOR CLASSES

Nine Essentials Skills for the Love & Logic Classroom                          16
Teens: Gotta Love ‘Em                                                          16
Skills to Help Your Child Choose                                               17
Love & Logic: Hope for Underachieving Kids                                     17
                               SCIENCE CLASSES

STARBASE Plus+                                                                 18
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                                   HISTORY

Deadwood: The Early Years                        19
South Dakota Indian Studies                      19
Cavalry in the Hills                             20
Deadwood II: A Walk Through History              20
Deadwood: The Gunslingers                        20
                            GENERAL CLASSES

Wounded by School: Book Study                    21
Teaching to Make the Grade                       21
Human Relations                                  22
Human Relations in the Classroom                 22
                         OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

See Pages                                      23 - 24




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                       REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Register Early!
Prompt registration helps avoid cancellations of a class due to low enrollment. Registration is
on a first-come, first-served basis. Rapid City teachers are given priority for classes; all
other applicants will be admitted as space allows.
Register Using the Registration Form
Complete the registration form at the back of this booklet. Detach at the dotted line and
mail or drop off the form and fee to Dixie Stephens, Rapid City Area Schools Office of Staff
Development, 300 Sixth St., Rapid City, SD 57701.
Class Confirmation
Registration is confirmed by your payment of the course fee when you return the registration
form. NO registration is complete until fees are paid. You will not receive a confirmation
notice.
Class Cancellations
The Director of Staff Development determines the cancellation of a class due to insufficient
enrollment. You will be notified and your money refunded.
Cancellations Due To Weather
When the Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) are closed due to inclement weather, Professional
Growth classes are also cancelled.
To Cancel a Registration
To ensure a full refund you must call (605) 394-4067 and withdraw from the class ten days prior
to the first session of class. If you withdraw from the class less than 10 days prior to the first
class session, you will forfeit your RCAS fee.
Each course description includes a section for Target Group(s) and Lane Change Status for
Rapid City Area School (RCAS) employees only. Target Group(s) indicates the group that the
instructor had in mind when designing the class. Lane Change Status indicates the individuals
whom, upon successful completion of the class, will be granted credit for lane change. Refer to
the negotiated agreement for lane change criteria. Certified staff who are not employed by
RCAS need to arrange lane change status with their district of employment.
Career Enhancement only applies to Rapid City Area School (RCAS) classified employees.
Professional Growth classes pre-approved for Career Enhancement credit are identified in this
flyer. RCAS classified staff members do not need to send in the Career Enhancement
Application Form before taking a class that has been pre-approved for Career Enhancement.
Several of the Community Education classes offered through the Career Learning Center can
be used for pre-approved Career Enhancement credit also. A list of these pre-approved classes
is sent to your building for distribution. All others must be pre-approved by the RCAS Office of
Staff Development prior to taking the class(es).
Caution: The instructor may change the name of a class. In that instance, we list previous titles
for your reference. It is your responsibility to make sure you are not taking the same class
twice. A course may only count one time towards a lane change. Lane change status cannot
be awarded twice for the same class with different titles.
Upon completion of a class, participants are strongly encouraged to keep all documents.

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                                   PAYMENT PROCEDURE
      1. The prices reflect the TOTAL (blue) cost for the type of credit listed. When taking a class
         from a University/College for undergraduate or graduate credit and paying by check,
         two checks are required:
               (a.) The first fee (red) listed in parentheses needs to be made out to the
               University/College.
               (b.) The second fee (black) listed in the parentheses needs to be made out to
               Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS). This fee is required for all classes, but due to
               grant funding or the adjustment of the instructor’s schedule, the RCAS fee may be
               returned to the participant upon completion of the class.
      2.   RCAS does not accept credit cards for the RCAS fee.
      3. Augustana College, University of Sioux Falls, and University of South Dakota, accept
         credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) for payment of college credit. Black Hills
         State University no longer accepts credit cards.

      4. EACH CLASS REQUIRES SEPARATE PAYMENT.


                             PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

TYPE OF CREDIT                    1 CREDIT COST          2 CREDITS COST           3 CREDITS COST
                                 (College) + (RCAS)     (College) + (RCAS)       (College) + (RCAS)

Non-Credit/Audit                       $50.00                $100.00                  $150.00
                                   $0.00 + ($50.00)      $0.00 + ($100.00)        $0.00 + ($150.00)

Continuing Education                   $50.00                $100.00                  $150.00
Contact Hours (CEUs)               $0.00 + ($50.00)      $0.00 + ($100.00)        $0.00 + ($150.00)

Career Enhancement (C.E.)              $50.00                $100.00                  $150.00
                                   $0.00 + ($50.00)      $0.00 + ($100.00)        $0.00 + ($150.00)

Augustana College                      $90.00                 $180.00                 $270.00
     Undergraduate Credit        ($40.00) + ($50.00)    ($80.00) + ($100.00)    ($120.00) + ($150.00)
             or
       Graduate Credit
Black Hills State University           $90.00                 $180.00                 $270.00
     Undergraduate Credit        ($40.00) + ($50.00)    ($80.00) + ($100.00)    ($120.00) + ($150.00)
             or
       Graduate Credit
University of Sioux Falls              $90.00                 $180.00                 $270.00
     Undergraduate Credit        ($40.00) + ($50.00)    ($80.00) + ($100.00)    ($120.00) + ($150.00)
             or
       Graduate Credit
University of South Dakota             $90.00                 $180.00                 $270.00
     Undergraduate Credit        ($40.00) + ($50.00)    ($80.00) + ($100.00)    ($120.00) + ($150.00)
             or
       Graduate Credit



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              Important Information Regarding Renewal Credit for
                            South Dakota Teachers


Effective July 1, 2009, the South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) no longer offers
DOE Renewal Credit for professional development opportunities. DOE Renewal Credit
issued before July 1, 2009, will be honored for certificate renewal, and DOE Renewal Credit that
received Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) prior approval for training held after July 1, 2009, will
also be honored.

While there is no longer DOE Renewal Credit, the DOE accepts Continuing Education Units
(CEUs) for certificate renewal pending analysis of the appropriate documentation. When
completing CEUs, participants are issued a Certificate of Completion, which must include the
course title, participant’s name, sponsoring agency, number of contact hours, date, and location.

CEUs can be used toward credit for certificate renewal. The DOE accepts CEUs for certificate
renewal, pending analysis of the appropriate documentation and is subject to review. The
possibility exists that CEUs could be rejected for renewal, as the DOE no longer allows a prior
approval process. The DOE advises educators to base their decision to take a course for renewal
by making a determination that the content of the training is educationally based and enhances a
teacher’s instruction.

Teachers are responsible for submitting the Certificate of Completion to the DOE at the time of
their renewal. A total of 15 working hours is equal to one credit needed to renew.

Six credits related to an individual’s area of preparation are required to renew a teaching
certificate. The number of CEUs that can be used for renewal depends upon the degree held. A
person with a bachelor’s degree must have at least three college level (transcripted) credits; the
remaining three required credits can be college credits, DOE renewal credits, or CEUs (subject to
DOE approval). A person with an advanced degree can use college credits, DOE renewal credits,
or CEUs (subject to DOE approval) in any combination. Additional information regarding
certificate renewal can be obtained at the South Dakota DOE web site below:

https://apps.sd.gov/Applications/DE04Public/TeacherCertification/SDDOERenewalApplications.as
px
The process for offering coursework in RCAS is through the Office of Staff Development. Classes
offered through the district’s Office of Staff Development will, with rare exceptions, provide for
both college credit and CEUs. For additional information regarding coursework in RCAS, please
contact the Office of Staff Development at 605-394-4067. For additional information regarding
certificate renewal, please contact Human Resources at 605-394-4014.




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                      Teacher Certification Process Is Paperless
Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the Department of Education no longer issues paper certificates to
individuals seeking initial certification, renewing their certification, or adding an authorization.

Instead, the department e-mails applicants an electronic copy of their certificate to print as
needed. This electronic document serves as the official certificate. The new system is designed
to streamline the certification process and to reduce costs related to printing and mailing
certificates.

If an applicant is missing any required documentation, he or she is notified via e-mail as well. It is
up to the applicant to maintain a valid e-mail address.

Once the department takes action on a certification application (new, renewal or additional
authorization), that information shows up simultaneously on “Teacher 411.” Teacher 411 is the
department’s online database providing information regarding an educator’s preparation,
certification, current employment (if any) and highly qualified status.

To access Teacher 411, go to www.doe.sd.gov and click on “Teacher 411” under “Quick Links.”

Questions regarding the paperless certification process should be                       directed    to
certification@state.sd.us or call the department’s main number at (605) 773-3134.




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          HELPFUL HINTS FOR RENEWING YOUR CERTIFICATE

Renewing your certificate any time soon? Follow these ten suggestions to make the
process go as smoothly as possible.

1) Don’t let your certificate expire
      Certificates expire July 1 of the year in which they are due for renewal.

2) Apply early
      Even though you have until July 1, we recommend you apply for renewal well in
         advance of that date. Application may be made any time after January 1 of the year in
         which your certificate expires.

3) Earn credit for next renewal period right away
       Begin earning credit for your next renewal the day after you submit your renewal
         application.

4) Find a short-term solution
       If you’re missing certain requirements for the current renewal, you may be able to apply
          for a one-year extension that will keep your certificate valid for one additional year.

5) Eligible for a 10-year certificate?
        Applicants may apply for a one-time 10-year certificate upon completion of an advanced
           degree (master’s, specialist, doctorate, National Board).

6) Know your credits
      A credit is equivalent to 15 contact hours.
      A continuing education contact hour is documented by participation in an educational
        professional development opportunity.
      A transcripted credit is issued on an accredited college or university transcript.

7) Bachelor’s degree? You need to renew with 6 credits.
       A minimum of three credits must be transcripted credit.
       Remaining credits may be continuing education contact hours.

8) Advanced degree? You need to renew with 6 credits.
       Any combination of transcripted credit or continuing education contact hours may be
         used.

9) Apply online
       The online certification application is available 24/7 at www.teacher411.sd.gov.

10) Check status of certification
        Public information about your certificate is available at www.teacher411.sd.gov.




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                                    MATH CLASSES

Rapid City Area Schools works collaboratively with Black Hills State University to provide a
complete Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in math education.
These courses lead to a K-12 Math Specialist endorsement. Teachers have the option to work
toward the endorsement or to take these math education courses to improve their knowledge
and skills in the teaching of mathematics. For more information, contact Dr. Pat Simpson at
605-641-4215 or patricia.simpson@bhsu.edu.


RELEARNING TO TEACH ARITHMETIC:                                        Deb Gilliland/Stacie Tschetter
ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, & DIVISION
                                    ***CLASS IS CANCELLED***
Target Group: grades K-7 teachers & special education staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 BHSU undergraduate or graduate credits/30 CEU hours /30 C.E. credits/Audit
Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Valley View Elementary, Mathematics Office

This course guides teachers to think critically about students' comprehension of arithmetic.
Participants view and discuss video segments of students solving arithmetic problems, analyze
student work, and personally solve related math problems. Discussions focus on students as
they demonstrate, record, and explain how they solve problems involving whole-number
computation. Consideration is given to learning environments that support students as they
build their understanding of concepts related to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
division.
By learning about computation across the elementary grades, participants will understand how
these ideas develop over time, how they are connected, and how students acquire an
understanding of whole-number computation.




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 ED692 USING HANDS-ON LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH                               Vicki Kapust
       CLASSROOM

 Target Group: grades 5 - 8 mathematics teachers & special education staff
 Lane Change Status: all certified staff
 Available Credit: 2 BHSU graduate credits
 Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
 Date: June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2011
 Location: Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

 This two credit course is designed for middle school educators to learn how to use manipulatives
 and hands-on learning in their classrooms with the goal of a deepened conceptual understanding
 of math concepts and increased learning for their students. This course will help participants
 learn how to use a variety of concrete models and multiple representations. Participants will also
 investigate how the math content and inquiry-based approach of the workshop activities align
 with the newly adopted Common Core Standards. Upon successful completion of the course,
 each participant will receive a classroom set of several manipulatives and teacher resource
 books. This course is NOT a duplicate of the 2009 or 2010 workshops, but will be similar in
 approach.

 Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. For further information
 contact Vicki.Kapust@BHSU.edu or to register contact Shawnie.Mackaben@BHSU.edu.




ED621 GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT FOR K-12 EDUCATORS                                    Vicki Kapust

Target Group: grades K-12 mathematics teachers & special education staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 BHSU graduate credits
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Date: July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2011
Location: Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

This two credit course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of geometry
and measurement concepts that build from kindergarten through middle school and high school.
The course emphasizes characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes and angles; spatial
relationships and reasoning; transformations and symmetry; units, systems, and processes of
measurement; and applying techniques, tools and formulas to determine measurement. Instruction
revolves around rich mathematical tasks and includes explicit attention to questioning, conjectures,
and justification. Participants will reflect on the benefits and challenges of a hands-on learning
environment and consider implications for their own teaching.

Priority will be given to RCAS teachers in the K-12 Math Specialist program.

Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. For further information contact
Vicki.Kapust@BHSU.edu or to register contact Shawnie.Mackaben@BHSU.edu.



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                                  LITERACY CLASSES

EDU517 CONSTRUCTIVE LITERACY ASSESSMENT                                  Ann Hengen/Paula Ruedebusch
Target Group: certified staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 USF graduate credits
Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 2011
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Location: North Middle School, Literacy Training Room
Cost: $735.00
Constructive review of formal and informal assessments will provide a basis for professional decision-
making. Participants will develop an understanding of benchmarks and standards for proficient reading
and writing. A balance of objective evaluation and student-centered observation will provide a strong
basis for monitoring literacy achievement.
Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. Register by calling the Literacy Office
at 394-6948.


EDU518 TEACHING DIVERSE LITERACY LEARNERS                                                      Marilyn Herz
Target Group: certified staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 USF graduate credits
Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 2011
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Knollwood Elementary, Literacy Training Room
Cost: $735.00
This course gives attention to the needs of struggling readers and English language learners. Current
research in brain-based learning principles is examined along with strategies for meeting individual needs
in today’s diverse student populations.
Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. Register by calling the Literacy Office
at 394-6948.


EDU557 LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM                                                      Dr. Liz Venenga

Target Group: certified staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 USF graduate credits
Date: June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 2011
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Knollwood Elementary, Literacy Training Room
Cost: $735.00
This class focuses on the application of literacy strategies across all curricular areas and in a variety of
contexts. The use of children’s and adolescent literature integrated throughout the disciplines will provide
strategic use of a variety of text features and structures.
Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. Register by calling the Literacy Office
at 394-6948.


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TEACHER LEARNING CIRCLES (TLC) XV: GRADES 6 -12                                                          Ann Hengen

Target Group: grades 6-12 teachers & special education staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USF undergraduate or graduate credit /15 CEU hours /15 C.E. credits/Audit
Date: June 17 - August 19, 2011 specific dates to be determined by each building’s Instructional Support Teacher
Time: to be determined by each building’s Instructional Support Teacher
Location: to be determined by each building’s Instructional Support Teacher

Teacher Learning Circles (TLC) are vehicles for teachers to study and think about effective
instruction, then meet together for dialogue about their learning, implementation, and questions.
This small group professional learning format enables participants to experience the power of
collaborative inquiry, reflection, and dialogue about instructional practice and student
achievement. These groups are organized and facilitated through the Instructional Support
Teachers. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to, content area reading and writing,
interactive constructivist instruction, guided reading groups with secondary students, literature
and/or information circles, inquiry/research learning for adolescents, struggling readers,
workshop approaches to instruction, or differentiating instruction. For more information call the
Secondary Literacy Office at 394-1799 or email: ann.hengen@k12.sd.us.

Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development. Registration is through each
RCAS Secondary Instructional Support Teacher.




EDU551 PROFESSIONAL, STUDENT, AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT                                                  Dr. Liz Venenga

Target Group: certified staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 USF graduate credits
Date: August 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2011
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Knollwood Elementary, Literacy Training Room
Cost: $735.00

This course focuses on leadership for literacy development in the classroom and with colleagues
at the building, district, and state level. Attention is given to classroom management, effective
presentations, and instructional coaching. Staff development programs and roles for literacy
coaches and teachers will be examined.

Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development.                            Register by calling the
Literacy Office at 394-6948.




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                            TECHNOLOGY CLASSES


TECH TOOLS 1: DATA AND CALCULATIONS                                                    Kay Anderson
                    ***Class is Cancelled***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 6, 7, 8, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 1:15pm
Location: General Beadle Elementary, Computer Lab, Room 168

A tool is an instrument used for doing work and accomplishing a goal. From electronic databases
to spreadsheets, there are many tools that can be used for solving calculation problems. The key
is selecting a tool that fits the problem and the data. In other words, a graphing program is used
to visualize data, while a database is used to organize and access information. This course will
provide opportunities to improve data and calculation skills in activity-based labs.




ACTIVLEARNING CORE ESSENTIALS                                           Dustin Blaha/Trent Moehlman
            Two separate sessions offered
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Session 1: Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2011 JUNE Session is FULL
Session 2: Date: August 15, 16, 17, 18, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: General Beadle Elementary, Computer Lab, Room 212

New course name! New credit opportunity! This course will provide support for the growing
interactive whiteboard learning community regarding the fundamentals of the Activclassroom.
Topics of study will include visual learning, ActivInspire’s main tools, Promethean Planet, trouble-
shooting tips, and ideas for integrating interactive whiteboards into the learning environment. The
objectives of this workshop are to strengthen interactive instructional approaches and provide
time to develop a portfolio of ActivInspire resources.

When registering, please specify which session you plan to attend.




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ACTIVLEARNING: BEYOND THE ESSENTIALS                                                           Dustin Blaha
            Two separate sessions offered                                                   Trent Moehlman
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Session 1: Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2011 ***June Session is Cancelled***
Session 2: Date: August 15, 16, 17, 18, 2011
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: General Beadle Elementary, Computer Lab, Room 212

New course name! New credit opportunity! This course will provide support for the growing
Interactive Whiteboard Learning Community regarding intermediate and advanced features in
ActivInspire. Participants will build on the basics of ActivInspire and will create student interactive
flipcharts. Topics will include assessing with learning response systems, engaging students with
dual pens (ActivArena), and using flipcharts beyond whole-group instruction. The objectives of
this workshop are to strengthen interactive instructional approaches and to provide time to
develop a portfolio of ActivInspire resources. A basic level of experience with ActivInspire is
required for this course.

When registering, please specify which session you plan to attend.



MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2007: LEVEL I                                                          John Beeman

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USD undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: June 6 – 26, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online
Material Fee: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Plain and Simple by Curtis D. Frye is the required text and
will be available for purchase at the RCAS Office of Staff Development prior to the first class. Cost $16.00.

This course will offer instruction in the use and operations of the basic functions of Microsoft
Excel 2007. Participants will perform exercises using the software to become familiar with user
interface and the essentials for performing tasks. Participants will work with features to make
data entry faster and more efficient in the classroom environment. Participants will be able to
interact with the instructor and other students via e-mail.

Requirement: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 software.



                        EARLY REGISTRATION HELPS YOU TWO WAYS
        By taking advantage of early registration:
            You insure your place in a course that might quickly fill.
            You increase the chance that the course will not be cancelled because of low enrollment.


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MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT 2007                                                             John Beeman

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USD undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: June 6 – 26, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online
Material Fee: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Preppernau is
the required text and will be available for purchase at the RCAS Office of Staff Development prior to the
first class. Cost $17.00.

In this course, participants will learn to use the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007,
including style and formatting galleries, multimedia features and smart graphics. Exercises will
focus on improving and enhancing student learning in the classroom environment. Participants
will be able to interact with the instructor and other students via e-mail.
Requirement: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 software.


MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 PUBLISHER                                                              John Beeman

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USD undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: June 6 – 26, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online
Material Fee: Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Preppernau is the
required text and will be available for purchase at the RCAS Office of Staff Development prior to the first
class. Cost $17.00.

Participants will learn to use the features of Microsoft Office Publisher including: utilizing the new
File Interface, converting documents into the new Microsoft 2007 formats, and managing files.
Participants will learn to create flyers, brochures, calendars, greeting cards and the basics of
website creation.
Requirement: Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 software.


GPS AND GEOCACHING IN EDUCATION                                                                 Dustin Blaha
                 ***Class is Cancelled***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Location: Lincoln Building, Computer Lab, Room 3

Geocaching has been called 21st-century orienteering and the world's largest treasure hunt. But is
it also a learning activity that inspires creativity and real-world problem solving? See how to bring
this dynamic activity into the classroom by developing lesson plans that integrates geocaching into
the curriculum. Learn how to teach map skills, estimation, interpolation, and place knowledge.
Create treasure hunts on the school campus and bring history to life on a field trip – real or virtual.


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GOOGLE: TOOLS FOR LEARNING                                                              Faye Haggar

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USD undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: June 20 – July 24, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online

Create, collaborate and communicate with Google Tools in the Classroom. This course allows
participants to learn how to create a technology-enriched classroom using the various tools
provided by Google. From productivity to creativity, these tools will strengthen any curriculum.




SHAREPOINT 101: BEGINNER WEBSITES                                          Barb Steele/Crystal Decker
                                     ***CLASS IS CANCELLED***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2011
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: General Beadle Elementary, Computer Lab, Room 212

This course will provide an introduction to SharePoint websites. Participants will create a
classroom website using Rapid City Area Schools’ SharePoint. The objectives of this workshop
are to create a tool to access sites and information, share classroom objectives and
expectations, and showcase student learning/projects. Participants will be guided through the
process and provided time to create and develop their own classroom websites.




WEB 2.0: TOOLS FOR LEARNING                                                             Faye Haggar
                                    ***CLASS IS CANCELLED***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USD undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: July 5 – August 21, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online

This course provides detailed practice in using Web 2.0 resource technology to support student
learning in the classroom. In this class, participants will explore and interact with multiple online
Web 2.0 resources/tools and design a learning unit for the K- 12 classroom.




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                   MANAGEMENT/BEHAVIOR CLASSES

NINE ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR THE LOVE AND LOGIC CLASSROOM                                       Myrna Becker

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credits /30 CEU hours/30 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Location Changed to Valley View Elementary, Library
Material Fee: The workbook Nine Essential Skills is required and is to be purchased the first day of class
through the instructor. Cost $15.00.

This course follows the educator training program titled Nine Essential Skills for the Love and
Logic Classroom developed by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D. This program consists of nine
separate modules, each of which teaches a different subset of skills. It provides educators the
tools to create classroom and school environments that stimulate responsible behavior and high
levels of academic achievement while developing positive, cooperative relationships with their
students and the know-how to deal with disruptive and unresponsive students.




TEENS: GOTTA LOVE ‘EM                                                                        Myrna Becker
                                         ***CLASS IS FULL***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credits /30 CEU hours/30 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 20, 21, 22, 23, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Location Changed to Valley View Elementary, Library

Teenagers! Now what? This workshop presents tools and techniques for parents and teachers
to set behavioral limits, encourage decision-making, and teach skills that will help teenagers
function in an ever-changing world. All this and respect too! This workshop examines the
principles of Love and Logic that apply specifically to teenagers.




                             We Do Not Send Confirmations
              You are officially enrolled and your name placed on the class
              roster as soon as we get your registration form and payment.



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SKILLS TO HELP YOUR CHILD CHOOSE                                                       Myrna Becker
                            ***CLASS IS FULL***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 2 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credits /30 CEU hours/30 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: July 11, 12, 13, 14, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Location Changed to Valley View Elementary, Library

Failure is an event, never a person. Learn the greatest gift to give children as they travel down
life’s roads. Using the Love and Logic philosophy, this workshop presents tools for parents and
teachers regarding decision-making that are foundations for a child’s success.




LOVE & LOGIC: HOPE FOR UNDERACHIEVING KIDS                                             Myrna Becker
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: July 18, 19, 20, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Location Changed to Valley View Elementary, Library

This class offers strategies for reaching unmotivated students. Classrooms are filled with
students who appear to not care about school and achievement. Learn why the more traditional
methods often backfire and create more problems. The Love & Logic teaching teams of Jim Fay
and Charles Fay, PhD have developed techniques for teachers and parents to use to help reach
these kids. This workshop will provide a specific plan to reach students who don’t seem to care
about education.




          DON’T MISS THE BOAT                             REGISTER EARLY!
          Nothing cancels a good class quicker than everyone waiting until
          the last minute to register. If there aren’t enough registrations by a
          certain date, the class may be cancelled.




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                                SCIENCE CLASSES


STARBASE PLUS+                                                                           Sarah Jensen
                                     ***CLASS IS CANCELLED***
Target Group: grades 3-5, middle school science & special education staff
Lane Change Status: all staff
Available Credit: 2 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credits/30 CEU hours/30 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 14, 15, 16, 17, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Army National Guard, Camp Rapid, 2823 West Main Street, Building 123

 This workshop focuses on science, technology, and math, along with personal and professional
 development. The mission of STARBASE is to expose youth and adults to the technological
 environments and positive role models found on military bases and installations using a common
 core curriculum that meets or exceeds the National Standards. This class will develop teamwork
 skills and offer real-world, problem-solving activities. STARBASE will provide teachers with
 opportunities for classroom training and demonstrations of practical activities to maintain student
 interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

 This class is held in conjunction with the STARBASE student summer academy, and participants
 will be able to see STARBASE in action. Participants may take this class with a child or family
 member who is entering or exiting the fifth grade year at no cost for the child. Registration for
 the child is not through the RCAS Office of Staff Development Office. To register a child for
 STARBASE, call Sarah Jensen 737-6083 or 484-8684. Registration for the child is not through
 the RCAS Office of Staff Development.




                               Rapid City Area Schools
                             Office of Staff Development
                          300 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
                                     (605) 394-4067
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                                 HISTORY CLASSES


DEADWOOD: THE EARLY YEARS                                                          Randy Christensen

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 11 & 12, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main Street, Deadwood, SD

Participants will be introduced to the colorful history of early Deadwood, Dakota Territory, during
the rough and tumble days of the gold camps. Through the use of museum studies, living history
presentations and on-site tours, participants will develop a working knowledge of the famous and
not-so famous inhabitants of “Deadwood Gulch”.

This class involves a lot of walking.




SOUTH DAKOTA INDIAN STUDIES                                                         Junior Bettelyoun

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 BHSU undergraduate or graduate credits/45 CEU hours /45 C.E. credits/Audit
Date: June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2011
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: BHSU Center of Rapid City, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd., Room 104

This course will focus primarily on the Native people of South Dakota and the long standing
relationship between Native people/tribes and the United States government. Current cultural
issues are presented including values, family structure, legends, economics, government
policies, treaties, and related areas. Participants will also engage in discussions dealing with
stereotypes and the process of addressing stereotypes within the classroom setting. The course
will better prepare participants to teach bi-culturally.

This course fulfills the 3 credit hour Indian Studies requirement for South Dakota teacher
certification.




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CAVALRY IN THE HILLS                                                              Randy Christensen
                                        ***Class is Full***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 17 & 18, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Ft. Meade Museum, Sturgis S.D.

This class surveys the U.S. Cavalry’s impact on the Black Hills region. Through lectures,
museum/cemetery studies, presentations by local historians and professional reenactments,
participants will gain a deeper understanding of the history of Ft. Meade, The Peace Keeper Post
on the Dakota Frontier, and the surrounding area.
This class involves a lot of walking on trails.


DEADWOOD II: A WALK THROUGH HISTORY                                               Randy Christensen

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: July 9 & 10, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main Street, Deadwood, SD

Discover the intriguing history of early Deadwood during the lawless days of the gold camps.
Stroll down the historic streets and listen to on-site presentations. Through the use of living
history presentations, walking tours and on-site tours, participants will develop basic knowledge
of Deadwood Gulch, its early buildings and their inhabitants. Attendance at Deadwood: The
Early Years is not a pre-requisite for this class.
This class involves a lot of walking.


DEADWOOD: THE GUNSLINGERS                                                         Randy Christensen
                                        ***Class is Full***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: July 23 & 24, 2011
Time: July 23: 12:30pm – 9:00pm
Time July 24: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main Street, Deadwood, SD

Become familiar with the legal system and law enforcement in early Deadwood and its effects on
the growth of the community. Participants will gain knowledge of some of the more notorious
gunslingers who walked the streets of old Deadwood along with the “highwaymen” and stage
messengers that were active on the Cheyenne to Deadwood stage route. Participants will have
the opportunity to walk in their footsteps and hear the true stories of Sam Bass (The Scourge of
Texas), D. Boone May, Prescott Webb, James Butler Hickok, Con Stapleton, Johnny Varnes,
Charley Storms, Butch Cassidy (Harry Longabough), Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, and Harvey
“Flatnose” Logan and the “Wild Bunch”, all who walked the streets of Deadwood.
This class involves a lot of walking.

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                                   GENERAL CLASSES

WOUNDED BY SCHOOL: BOOK STUDY                                                             Laura Lloyd-Smith

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 USF undergraduate or graduate credit
Date: June 5 – July 16, 2011
Time: N/A
Location: online
Materials: Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book Wounded by School: Recapturing
the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture - Paperback (2009) by Kirsten Olson, Sara
Lawrence-Lightfoot and Parker J. Palmer prior to the start of the first class. Approximate cost: $15.00.

This course will use Kirsten Olson’s book as a basis for a 6-week online book study. Olson suggests that
the way we educate American children alienates them from the basic pleasure of learning, and that the
current system values conformity over creativity. Based on over 100 autobiographical interviews of
students, teachers, and parents, the book chronicles seven types of school “wounds”, including
underestimation, compliance and perfectionism. Join in a discussion of these wounds and explore how
to make educational experiences more meaningful for students.




TEACHING TO MAKE THE GRADE                                                                       Rose Dubois
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 Augustana College graduate credits/Audit
Date: June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2011
Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Central High School, Room B205
Cost: The non-credit cost is $295.00. Graduate credit is $395.00 (early bird special) if paid in full
       by May 6. After May 6, the cost is $425.00.
Offered by: Educational Resources of MN, LLC

Teaching to Make the Grade is packed with innovative and practical ideas that will motivate
students and ensure an unforgettable learning experience. Participants will be exposed to
proven, practical strategies to create a more positive learning environment, build positive student
relationships, and give students a solid foundation for lifelong learning. By the end of this course,
each participant will leave feeling revitalized, better prepared to deal with the common problems
that teachers face, and return home with a wide variety of new ideas and tools to help improve
teaching skills.

Registration is not through the Office of Staff Development.                       Online registration is
available at: www.BeAGreatTeacher.com or call 1-800-278-8126.




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HUMAN RELATIONS                                                                     Junior Bettelyoun

Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 3 BHSU undergraduate or graduate credits/45 CEU hours /45 C.E. credits/Audit
Date: June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2011
Time: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Location: BHSU Center of Rapid City, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd., Room 104

This course focuses on characteristics, contributions, and the strengths of a pluralistic society.
Various cultural perspectives and specific information about cultures will be presented.
Participants will engage in discussions regarding the dehumanizing impact of biases and
negative stereotypes. This course will better prepare participants for the human relations
approach to teaching.
This course fulfills the 3 credit hour Human Relations requirement for South Dakota
teacher certification.




HUMAN RELATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM                                                        Jerry Johnson
                          ***Class is Cancelled***
Target Group: all staff
Lane Change Status: all certified staff
Available Credit: 1 Augustana College undergraduate or graduate credit/15 CEU hours/15 C.E.
credits/Audit
Date: June 21, 22, 23, 2011
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Western Dakota Tech, Room 252

This course is designed to help participants become aware of the impact of racism, prejudice,
and discrimination in our lives. Participants will explore the cultural diversity in this country and
especially in this region. In addition, this course will provide an opportunity for participants to
recognize how biases such as sexism, racism, prejudice, and discrimination affect human
relations.
This course fulfills 1 credit hour toward the Human Relations requirement for South
Dakota teacher certification.




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                         OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
                        The following are ADVERTISED ONLY.
            Registration is NOT through the RCAS Office of Staff Development


                          BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY

The Rapid City Area Schools works collaboratively with Black Hills State University to provide a
Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in math education. Previous
work through the PRIME grant may apply. These courses lead to a K-12 Math Specialist
endorsement. Teachers also have the option to work toward the endorsement only or to take
these math education courses to improve their knowledge and skills in the teaching of math.
The BHSU Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction can also lead to the K-12 Science
Specialist endorsement or preparation as a K-12 Technology Facilitator/Integrationist. For more
information, contact Dr. Pat Simpson at 605-641-4215 or patricia.simpson@bhsu.edu.



                                 AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

Augustana College is partnering with Virtual Education Software, Inc. to offer continuing
education for teachers online or via CD-Rom. The courses can be viewed at
 http://www.virtualeduc.com/augustana/.



                         THE UNIVERSITY of SOUTH DAKOTA

The University of South Dakota School of Education is pleased to offer eight online degree
programs designed for busy professionals who have a desire to advance their career.
These online degree programs include four master’s degrees in Educational Administration with
concentrations in Adult and Higher Education, Elementary School Principal, Secondary School
Principal, and School District Superintendent, as well as a master’s degree in Technology for
Education and Training. Three Educational Specialist degrees are also offered in Educational
Administration with concentrations in Elementary School Principal, Secondary School Principal,
and School District Superintendent.
The Educational Administration degrees can lead to administrative certification in South Dakota,
Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Upon completion of the Educational Administration degrees,
including the accompanying field-based internships, students also earn licensure in one of the
following areas: Elementary School Principal (Grade K-6), Secondary School Principal (Grade
7-12), or School District Superintendent.
Along with these online programs, the Higher Education Center – West River continues to offer
the Doctorate program in Educational Administration on-site in Rapid City. This doctorate
program features concentrations in PK-12 and Adult and Higher Education.




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                     WESTERN DAKOTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

On a space-available basis, full-time Rapid City Area School employees may enroll in WDT
credit-bearing courses at one-half the tuition plus fees or $84.50 per credit. Discounts do not
apply to Corporate Education Center (CorpEd.) courses.

www.wdt.edu/corped.



                         SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
                            Educational Administration

The Educational Leadership Department of the South Dakota State University West River starts
new cohorts. These cohorts will be meeting the new national standards for school
administrators. Be prepared for the many openings in administrative positions. Earn a degree
in 1 ½ years. Face-to-face classes, face-to-face classes with some internet, and if interested,
weekend classes are available. There is even a cohort just for coaches. For more information,
contact Dr. Gus Scully at 394-6823 ext. 213 or gus.scully@sdstate.edu.




                             UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

The Literacy Department of Rapid City Area Schools works collaboratively with the University of
Sioux Falls to provide a complete Master’s Degree in Leadership for Reading. Teachers may
enroll in the entire program, complete coursework toward the SD requirements for Reading
Specialist, or take courses in a stand-alone manner. Current University of Sioux Falls graduate
fees are $245 per credit hour. Grant assistance is available on a limited basis. To register for
classes or for more information contact Dr. Liz Venenga, Literacy Coordinator, at 394-6948 or
liz.venenga@k12.sd.us.




  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEE


                            CHILD NUTRITION UNIVERSITY
With the latest news in child nutrition and the school food service industry,
Child Nutrition University (CNU) introduces online classes that offer school nutrition and safety
programs to food service professionals. These courses cover the most current information
needed for the food handler through the manager level. Participants can complete on-line
coursework while fulfilling requirements for the different levels of SNA Certification, as well as
maintaining the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential. To find out more information about
the Healthy Edge Training Modules go to http://www.schoolnutrition.org/cnu/index.asp.

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       *******PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION*******


    1. Each class REQUIRES SEPARATE PAYMENT. (See page 3)
    2. Class registration closes five (5) working/school days prior to the class start date.
    3. Registrations will only be honored when accompanied by the fee.
    4. Please complete this registration form and return it with your checks.
    5. The course fees are NOT deposited until the first day of class.
    6. Questions? Please call Dixie at 394-4067 or email: Dixie.Stephens@k12.sd.us




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