16–20 | American Education Week

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.

2020 SDEA/NEA Election Results

Here are the election results with more information to come May 5.

April 17–18 — 2020 SDEA Aspiring Educator State Conference

CANCELED — This year’s theme: “Teaching the Diverse Classroom”

April 15 — SDEA Educator Check-Ins

It's a whole NEW world! The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) wants to be there for you, so we are hosting a weekly online gathering to share some best practices for everything from self-care to working with parents to help their kids. We want this to be an opportunity to collaborate, share and even laugh about how we are all getting through this together! Please join us next Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 pm CDT for our first event!

April 3-4 — 2020 SDEA Representative Assembly

2020 SDEA Representative Assembly on April 3–4, 2020 has moved to a virtual format via Zoom.

POSTPONED March 28 – Dr. Donna Beegle: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty

The March 28 – Dr. Donna Beegle: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty session at Arrowwood Cedar Shore in Chamberlain has been postponed indefinitely due to caution regarding COVID-19.

March 7 – 2020 Tri-State Summit: Creating Thriving Learning Environments for ALL Students

Educators are struggling to help students learn social emotional skills. This summit will help educators to strengthen their knowledge and skill base to address severe behavior challenges in their classroom so students may acquire a broad array of skills, attitudes, character traits, and values to succeed in school, careers and life.

March 2 – Read Across America

Join us as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures.

February 17–18 – Lobby Day

Participants will come to Pierre on the evening of Monday, February 17 for a legislative briefing and training. On Tuesday we will head to the capitol to talk with state legislators about the needs of our students. This year SDEA is asking legislators to Support our Students by making sure our schools have the resources necessary to meet the needs of all students including resources that support students emotional and behavioral needs. Please join us as we work to make sure every student receives a great public education.

February 15 – Ramia Boersma Scholarship – deadline

The South Dakota Education Association/NEA awards scholarships to outstanding students who are planning on entering the teaching profession. The Association may annually award up to three $750 scholarships for each academic year.