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18–19 | 2022 Summer Academy

7/18/2022
SDEA members (certified, classified, higher education, and aspiring educators) are invited to make plans to attend a two-day event on the University of Sioux Falls campus. We are proud to feature keynotes from Jack Berckemeyer, a Denver area educator known for his motivating, practical ideas communicating a message of hope, laughter, and insight into education, and the Safe and Just Schools Cadre from Wyoming Education Association.

2022 SDEA/NEA Election

1/31/2022
SDEA/NEA Candidate Statements for the upcoming 2022 election.

Jan 29 | 2022 SDEA Bargaining Conference

1/29/2022
Each year, SDEA hosts bargaining trainings and conferences for all our members. This year, our annual bargaining conference will be in person and hosted by our Plains Unit in Pierre, on January 29. There will also be a virtual option for those who wish to remain at home.

January 15 – 2022 SDEA/NEA Election

1/15/2022
January 15, 2022 is the last day to notify Loren Paul, SDEA/NEA President of your declaration to run for a Board of Director position.

Mentoring Student Teachers Course

1/10/2022
SDEA is facilitating a class for mentoring student teachers. The course will run in Spring 2022 from January 10th–May 1st. One graduate credit (through USD), or 15 CEU hours is available. Course will be online via SDEA’s new e-learning platform

December | Professional Development, One Hour At A Time — SDEA Fall Webinar Series

12/7/2021
Being an educator is probably as challenging as it has ever been. SDEA is grateful for your commitment to students and the profession, and we want to help make your year a little easier. So, between October 5 and December 7, SDEA is offering a series of 10 webinars based on topic interest cards returned by members and potential members. Sign up for one, three, or all ten webinars. You choose the dates and topics that work for you. All webinars are on Tuesdays beginning at 5:15 pm CST/4:15 MT and run for an hour each. Most sessions are worth a one hour continuing education unit (CEU) toward recertification.

16–20 | American Education Week

11/15/2021
American Education Week will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

November | Professional Development, One Hour At A Time — SDEA Fall Webinar Series

11/2/2021
Being an educator is probably as challenging as it has ever been. SDEA is grateful for your commitment to students and the profession, and we want to help make your year a little easier. So, between October 5 and December 7, SDEA is offering a series of 10 webinars based on topic interest cards returned by members and potential members. Sign up for one, three, or all ten webinars. You choose the dates and topics that work for you. All webinars are on Tuesdays beginning at 5:15 pm CST/4:15 MT and run for an hour each. Most sessions are worth a one hour continuing education unit (CEU) toward recertification.

October | Professional Development, One Hour At A Time — SDEA Fall Webinar Series

10/5/2021
Being an educator is probably as challenging as it has ever been. SDEA is grateful for your commitment to students and the profession, and we want to help make your year a little easier. So, between October 5 and December 7, SDEA is offering a series of 10 webinars based on topic interest cards returned by members and potential members. Sign up for one, three, or all ten webinars. You choose the dates and topics that work for you. All webinars are on Tuesdays beginning at 5:15 pm CST/4:15 MT and run for an hour each. Most sessions are worth a one hour continuing education unit (CEU) toward recertification.

August 29 | President’s Town Hall: Why is everyone talking about Social Studies

8/29/2021
There has been a lot in the news about South Dakota's Social Studies Standards and what educators are teaching their students. SDEA knows our members want to give their students an honest education, but how can you do that in today's political climate. Join us on Sunday, August 29 at 7:00 pm CDT/6:00 pm MDT to discuss the best practices for dealing with controversial topics and what you should know about your rights as an educator. We will also give you an update on what we know about the status of the South Dakota Social Studies Standards. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and experience as well as ask the questions that are on your mind.