We have several training options available for families and professionals who work with them.

Online Webinars
SDPC staff delivering a workshop

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Lunch and Learn Education Series

Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you!
In person at the South Dakota Parent Connection Office (3701 W. 49th St., Suite 102) (lunch not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own) or Live Online using the following link https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/ 
For audio call in to 1-888-858-6021, followed by code 439-559-7079

12 PM - 1 p.m. Central Time/ 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mountain Time

Tuesday, May 14
Avoid Summer Reading Slide: Tips For Reading With Your Children During The Summer

Reading achievement is critical for students success in school and in life.  Unfortunately, when students break from school during the summer, they also often take a break from reading.  This break tends to cause a "summer slide" which means children lose some of the literacy achievement gains they made during the school year. This session will provide you with fun and engaging strategies for reading with your children during the summer months to help ensure your child is ready to take on the next grade level in the fall.

Presenter: Katie Anderson is an Instructor of both Reading Methods and Literacy Assessment in the College of Education at Dakota State University. Prior to joining the DSU team, Katie taught middle school reading and science in Rapid City, South Dakota for ten years. She has her Ed.D in Reading and Literacy Leadership,  an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, is Nationally Board Certified  and was recognized as the SD State Teacher of the Year in 2013.

A recording of each session is available on the SDPC website under Online Trainings.

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