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Calendar | Regional Meetings

Register Now! Discover career exploration opportunities for all ages at Regional Meetings

Career exploration is important for students of all ages. Whether you are having conversations about "What you want to be when you grow up." with pre-school and elementary student or working with high school students as they plan for their futures, librarians can be an important partner in guiding students of all ages as they prepare for college, career, and life. During this year's Regional Meetings you will learn how school libraries can provide a wealth of resources to help students along the way.

This year's Regional Meetings will serve as a platform to plan for career exploration for all grades. School Library Coordinators Marta Stirling and Joan Upell are partnering with Regional Career Development Specialists Kara Schweitzer and Keley Smith-Keller and South Dakota’s four technical institutes to provide this opportunity to school librarians. All librarians are encouraged to bring a fellow teacher with them to the Regional Meetings to open doors to classroom collaboration.

Meetings will include training on SDMyLife, a showcase of free online resources provided by the State Library for all grades as they learn about careers, develop skills, and practice for exams, and a tour of the technical institute. Plus, there will be time for exploration and questions, so bring your own laptop, tablet, or other device of your choice. Join us for this opportunity to engage in conversations and learn ways to incorporate these resources into library lessons and partnerships with classroom teachers.

2014 School Library Regional Meeting Dates/Locations:
(All meetings will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm local time.)

  • Dec. 2 — Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls
  • Dec. 3 — Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown
  • Dec. 4 — Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell
  • Dec. 5 — Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City

Wi-Fi will be provided. Attendees will receive three hours of CEU.

South Dakota Department of Education and the South Dakota State Library are using GoSignMeUp for the registration process on our events. You will need to log in or create a free account with GoSignMeUp. For more details with GoSignMeUp, review How Do I Register for a South Dakota Education Course? Link to P D F document how do i register for a south dakota education course?


Alissa Adams EMAIL
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Kathleen Slocum EMAIL
Continuing Education Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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