Professional Development Institute

Courses you'll love. Skills you'll use. 

Mount Marty College will be hosting five 1-credit post-graduate workshops for in-service teachers to aid in maintaining their teaching certification.

June 7-8 - approx. 8:15-5:00 - Mount Marty Campus

Planting Seeds of Hope

To attend the YAMWI Conference there will be a registration fee.  

Registration form is online at: www.yamwi.org after April 5, 2017

If you would like 1 transcripted credit for the conference, you will need to attend the whole conference, do some reflective writing on the sessions, and pay an additional $60 fee to Mount Marty College.  Lori Lincoln will be available at conference registration to supply you with a syllabus and the particulars of this course.  

June 8-9 - 8:30-5:00 - Mount Marty Campus SLC-106

Teaching through the lens of student-centered learning, inquiry, and STEM. 

Emily Yenny is a passionate educator with 12 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and consultant at the school, district, and state level.  Emily currently serves as an Integration Liaison for the state of Colorado supporting the initiatives of new standards, assessments, and evaluation systems.  She has professional development experience in content literacy integration, foundational literacy, STEM, inquiry, and teaching for understanding.  Being a firm believer in student-driven learning and discovery, Emily loves to work side-by-side with teachers in designing instruction that is relevant, significant, and engaging for all students. 

June 19-20 - 8:30-5:00 - Yankton High School Room 126

 Leasa Woodward

Covering docs, presentations, sheets and classroom. 

Leasa graduated from SDSU with a major in History Education in 1998.  She has been in education for 19 years and currently teaches American Government and Sociology at Yankton High School.  Technology is a passion of hers and she tries to find innovative ways to weave it into her classroom.  She will earn her Master’s Degree from Mount Marty College in May. 

June 22-23 - 8:30-5:00 - Yankton High School computer lab

Faydra Christensen

Faydra Christensen, M.ED., is an educator with 23 years of experience teaching 4th grade with the Yankton School District. She has been an instructor with the TTL academy for the SD Dept. of ED, and has also provided technology professional development for in-services and workshops for the YSD.  Faydra believes technology is an integral tool that makes learning engaging and relevant to students. 

June 26-27 - 8:30-5:00 - Yankton High School computer lab

Faydra Christensen

Faydra Christensen, M.ED., is an educator with 23 years of experience teaching 4th grade with the Yankton School District. She has been an instructor with the TTL academy for the SD Dept. of ED, and has also provided technology professional development for in-services and workshops for the YSD.  Faydra believes technology is an integral tool that makes learning engaging and relevant to students.