Continuing Education

Whether it's attending a workshop or enrolling in a course at one of four off-campus centers, continue your education with NSU! Northern offers numerous workshops throughout the year, including the annual Back-to-School Workshop for educators.

MUS 592 – Topics: Choral Directors’ Seminar

Oct. 4-Nov. 5, 2017

NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center/Online

Choral Director’s Workshop

8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 4




ART 4/592 – Topics: Advanced Arts Methods

Oct. 6-7, 2017

NSU Main Campus/Online

8 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 6

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7

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NSU Back-to-School Workshop

Aug. 16, 2017

Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater

8 a.m.-Noon



Using High-Leverage Practices to Support Ambitious Learning for All Students

Workshop Description: This workshop will help participants familiarize themselves with 19 high-leverage teaching practices identified by TeachingWorks, an organization at the University of Michigan dedicated to ensuring that all students have skillful teachers. Each practice is closely linked to student learning of ambitious academic content.


The presenters will introduce the list of practices and explain where it came from and what purposes it is intended to serve, share detailed decompositions of key practices, and lead participants in examining multiple video clips exemplifying those key practices. Participants will have the opportunity to identify strengths and weaknesses in the teaching in each clip, and to consider how the teaching could be improved. There will be ample opportunity for discussion.


The goals of the workshop are for participants to be able to identify the main parts of each key practice, explain how the practice is linked to student learning of ambitious content, improve their own delivery of each practice, and support colleagues and mentees in using the practices competently.


Graduate Credit Opportunity:  One graduate credit is available through Northern State University at a reduced cost of $40.  Those interested in the graduate credit MUST preregister by Aug. 5, 2017, by completing the registration form above. You also can register for undergraduate credit on the form.


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The Presenters

High Leverage Teaching Practices





Just want to let you know how excited I am to have this opportunity. My theater class tonight was very interesting. It is so great that the teachers would come to Huron to teach our classes. I am so thankful!

Robin Moran

Off-Campus Centers

Contact University Center (Rapid City)

4300 Cheyenne Blvd.

 P.O. Box 250 

Rapid City, S.D. 57701

Phone: 605-718-4112

Contact University Center (Sioux Falls)

4801 N. Career Ave. 

Sioux Falls, S.D. 57107

Phone: 605-367-5640

Contact Huron Community Campus

939 Ohio Ave. S.W.

Huron, S.D. 57350

Phone:  605-353-8518


Contact Capital University Center

925 E. Sioux Ave. Pierre, S.D. 57501