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Flyer for 2024 Summer Workshops


Special Education #1: Moving from Conflict to Resilience in the Educational Setting

Dates: May 29th & May 30th
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Leaders: Dr. Mary Anne Fluery, Dr. Rudia Kihura, & Dr. Wendy Stewman

Description: This course will inform educators about the influence trauma and conflict have in the educational setting. Participants will learn strategies to address trauma and conflict when working with students and families.

Artificial Intelligence: AI for Educators Transforming Teaching and Learning

Dates: June 3rd - June 6th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Workshop Leader: Dr. Brianna Billington

Description: This immersive summer workshop focuses on how AI is reshaping teaching and learning experiences. This session equips teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate cutting-edge AI technologies to explore innovative teaching methods, personalized learning strategies, and adaptive tools that are revolutionizing the educational landscape. Additionally, while empowering teachers with these skills, we will discuss critical issues surrounding the use of AI in K-12 education, such as ethics, data privacy, equity, legal considerations, and bias/misinformation. Discover how to successfully integrate AI into your future-ready classroom with 'AI for Educators.' 

Special Education #2: Supporting Students in the Special Education Program

Dates: June 4th & June 5th
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Leaders: Dr. Mary Anne Fluery & Dr. Wendy Stewman

Description: This course will inform educators about evidence-based practices when working with students with disabilities in the general education setting. Sessions will focus on addressing behavior, implementing accommodations, and becoming an active member of the IEP team.

Family Engagement: Research-based strategies for engaging families

Dates: June 18th - June 20th
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Workshop Leaders: Dr. Ryan Young & Morgan VonHaden, MSSL

Description:  Research shows that when families and schools work together, everyone benefits! Most importantly, our students feel safer to learn, explore, and grow. Family Engagement is a buzzword in education, but what does it really mean? Participants will explore the answer in this workshop, along with strategies you can use to build relationships with the families of your students and leverage their strengths to support their child, your classroom, and your school. This workshop will be hands-on, and participants will leave with research-based tools to implement in their classrooms.


Interested in registering or looking for more information: Please contact Dawn Hunter, Program Assistant of the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences. 

Phone: 605-642-6112

Email: dawn.hunter@bhsu.edu

Contact Info

Office for School of Education
Jonas 203, Jonas Academic Map
Phone: 605-642-6550

Black Hills State University
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Spearfish, SD, USA 57799