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Paideia Institute 2018 — Register by June 15

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? There are just two weeks lift to register for the 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2, 3, or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu to register.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

Paideia Faculty and Staff Scholarships–due June 15

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

What is Paideia? Paideia (pie-day-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions with others around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. The Augsburg Paideia Program has been offering training to the Augsburg community and teachers across the United States for the past twenty-nine years. We invite you to join us this summer for several events.

PAIDEIA INSTITUTE: The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the focus question “Beauty is. . .?”. This timely and timeless concept will be explored through seminar discussions on variety of genres, along with coaching activities to assist participants in facilitating seminars within their own curriculum. FEES: Registration for the Summer Institute is $650. SCHOLARSHIPS: We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarships, the Marie McNeff Scholarship for Augsburg faculty and the Rita Kaplan Scholarship for staff. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an applicant statement explaining how the scholarship would enhance professional development and student learning. Please apply no later than June 15.

PAIDEIA INVITATIONAL: Don’t have time for the full Paideia Institute? Attend our half day Paideia Invitational for a sampling of how teachers are engaging students in civil discourse. The invitational is Friday, July 27 from approximately 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Old Main. The agenda includes participation in a morning seminar and lunch. Contact Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu with questions or scholarship applications.

http://www.augsburg.edu/paideia/institute/

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Earn Easy Cash

submitted by sandemb@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a psychology experiment on eye movements during reading.

Participants will view a series of paragraphs on a computer screen and locate grammatical errors in the passage using a computer mouse. A camera will track and record eye activity during the proofreading task.

Compensation: $5

Time commitment: 15 – 20 minutes

Requirements: Participants must be aged 18+, and have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision

To participate, please contact Breanne Sande-Martin at sandemb@augsburg.edu

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The Leadership Summit on Wednesday — Courageous Leadership is Platinum, not Gold

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Augsburg Dept of Leadership Studies are again proud to host the Leadership Summit. Dr. MayKao Hang, President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation will be the noon keynote speaker.
The Title of her speech is: “Courageous Leadership is Platinum, not Gold”

The will also be two morning workshops:

Session 1: Explore how you process information
Learn about I Opt, an assessment tool that provides insights about work style & behavior by measuring your information processing preferences to help you understand how your preferences influence your interactions with others & help you navigate opportunities & obstacles.

Prior to the workshop, participants will complete a short online survey and the results will be used to generate a personalized report that each participant.

Led by:
Tom Morgan, Ph.D Professor of Leadership Studies, Augsburg University
Jolee Lilja, M.A. Program Coordinator, Augsburg Center for Leadership Studies

Session 2: Are you paying it forward to the next generation?
In “Mentoring Future Leaders in an Uncertain World”, former KARE-TV anchor & speaker Diana Pierce and Carole Burton, 2018 MAL Commencement speaker & future-forward innovator, will share stories from Twin Cities business leaders about why mentoring is so critical to keeping your brightest talent growing and staying with your company plus why mentoring helps your employees interpret their world.

They both bring stories of personal experience & expertise by including examples of what a mentor does and tools that can be used to create a personal mentoring plan. Learn how you can help one person feel like they truly matter.

Led by:
Diana Pierce, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & former KARE-TV anchor.
Carole Burton, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & innovative problem solver.

To register for the Summit go to: http://www.midwaychamber.com/events/details/leadership-summit-monthly-luncheon-at-augsburg-university-2018-337066

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