• South Dakota Education Conference Annual Kick Off. Educating the Well Rounded Child. July 11-12, 2017. Pierre, SD.
  • Summer and fall dual credit registration open
  • Statewide Mentoring Program. Applications for new mentors are due May 1. Applications for new teachers are due June 16.
  • Request for Presentations. 2017 SD Indian Education Summit. Sept. 24-26. Ramkota Conference Center. Pierre, SD.


Provide feedback on proposed standards revisions by May 15
Standards work groups will reconvene in June to consider feedback from K-12 educators on proposed revisions to South Dakota’s math and English language arts standards and make any necessary changes.

Division of CTE collecting feedback on career cluster standards
This summer, the South Dakota Department of Education’s division of career and technical education will lead work groups in reviewing and revising CTE course standards in several career clusters. Educators who teach courses in these career clusters are invited to provide feedback on current standards.

Shared services grants awarded to school districts
Seven proposals from South Dakota school districts will be funded under the latest round of the state’s shared services grant program. The program provides incentives for districts to work together to find ways to increase learning opportunities.

Successful completion of mentoring program = certificate renewal
The statewide mentoring program provides a first-year teacher access to a mentor teacher for a period of two years. Successful completion of the program meets certificate renewal requirements for both mentors and new teachers. After completing the program, participants can also purchase six graduate credits.

Upcoming Events

April 28-29, Sioux Falls, South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference
May 10, Watertown, ESSA Workshop/GMS Update
May 11, Sioux Falls, ESSA Workshop/GMS Update
May 15, Rapid City, Board of Education Meeting
May 16, Pierre, ESSA Workshop/GMS Update
May 18, Rapid City, ESSA Workshop/GMS Update

View complete list of events at GoSignMeUp.com