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


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.  Register today at

October 5         Trauma in the Classroom                 

Effective management of your classroom is essential to your students’ success.  Today’s classroom management includes trauma-informed practices, and for those new to the concept, this session will provide some introductory best practices which you can begin to implement immediately.  Facilitated by Rich Mittelstedt.    REGISTER

October 12       Differentiated SLOs and the SD Teacher Effectiveness Model   

Most school districts use the SD Teacher Effectiveness Model for teacher growth and evaluation, based on the Charlotte Danielson Model.  Up to 8 components from 4 domains are evaluated in each cycle.  Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are the measure of student growth used, but some methods are easier to write and measure than others.  Learn how to write a differentiated SLO, get a review of the evaluation process, and get a glimpse of additional training available to write quality assessments. Facilitated by Rich Mittelstedt.  REGISTER

October 19       Reducing your Student Debt Obligations                               

Debt from student loans after you graduate can be overwhelming.  SDEA can assist you in navigating which debt forgiveness programs you qualify for, and which programs best fit your needs.  Join NEA-MB representative Darby Warne-Boyd to see how this program works.      REGISTER

October 26       Mindfulness in the Classroom                         

Research is teaching us that a lot of student behaviors are related to childhood trauma and other factors that impact brain development. Teaching to the social and emotional needs of students and building relationships is the key to de-escalating behaviors and fostering learning. Join SDEA member and NEA Teaching Fellow Korey Erickson for some easy-to-implement activities.    REGISTER