S D S T A  -  S D C T M  Joint Conference 

The 25th Annual SDSTA/SDCTM Joint Conference is scheduled for February 2-4, 2017
in  Huron, SD at the Crossroads Hotel & Events Center
( 100  4th  St. SW, Huron, SD 57350  1-800-876-5858 )

Jim Goehring / Ann Veitz Future Leaders Scholarship
Open to teachers in the first year of teaching in South Dakota
Provides a free conference registration to SDCTM and SDSTA members



Science and math teachers at public, private, or tribal schools in South Dakota may now apply for the 10th annual “Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant” provided by the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium.  This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a select science or math teacher of U.S. citizenship in South Dakota.  The award seeks to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the state through the support of innovative programs in pre-college education. The application announcement for the 2016 grant is available at the following website.  Preference will be given to applications focusing on topics pertaining to space science, earth science, and/or the use of geospatial technology, and to applicants who have not won this award in the past nine years.  Applications must be received by January 15, 2017.





The NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium invites applications for the 2016 “Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award”.  We anticipate providing $5,000 in award funding under this call-for-applications.  This funding is open to South Dakota teachers/educators of U.S. citizenship who either have: A) taken robotics training or plan to take robotics training and want to begin new robotics programs and teams, or B) have sustained robotics programs/curriculum in their classrooms or at their schools.


Preference will be given to: 1) applications that would start new robotics programs and teams (e.g., at a school that didn’t have one before), as opposed to augmenting existing robotics programs, 2) robotics programs at the Middle School level, and 3) applications from teachers/educators who have not won any prior robotics or other teacher awards provided by SD Space Grant in the past 11 years.  The 2016 Application and Instructions are downloadable in PDF or Word format at the following website.  Applications must be received by January 15, 2017.




Marian Fillbrandt graduated from South Dakota State in 1933 with a Mathematics major. She spent many years teaching math and science. She established the Fillbrandt Endowment at South Dakota State to help South Dakota math and science teachers. A committee of faculty, along with Jeff Nelson with the SDSU Foundation, has determined that this endowment can be best utilized by providing $400 stipends to second through fifth year math and science teachers to attend the SDSTA/SDCTM conference. This will allow new teachers in rural areas to interact with their colleagues with similar professional interests.

The $400 stipend intends to defray the costs of conference registration, accommodations, a substitute teacher for the Friday of the conference if a district will not provide one, and other costs associated with conference attendance.

If you are selected for this stipend, you will be required to write a brief report at the end of the conference stating how the stipend benefited you and what you learned at the conference that you plan to use in your classroom. If you are selected, but are unable to attend for some reason, the stipend money will be returned to the endowment fund. The selection committee will take financial need into account during the selection process.


The application deadline is December 1st.  To apply, go
 to http://Fillbrandt-Teacher-Stipend.questionpro.com 

Conference Wiki
 Several of the sessions have setup or will setup a Wiki page about their session.

Advance Registration Form               -
 The link to the On-Site Registration Form for the 25th Annual Joint Conference is here .  
Please fill it out and bring it along to the Conference & use it to register on-site.
(Payments mailed after January 27 may not reach or be processed in time before the Conference begins.)
Or use this link to complete an electronic copy to bring.


Speaker Proposal Form 
 To be a speaker at our February Conference, your request needed to 
be submitted by October 15, 2016.


Vendor Form 
Exhibitors are encouraged to register by October 15, 2016, to ensure that space is available and 
that your information is included in our conference booklet. 

25th Annual Conference Program
The link at right will contain the Program Sessions for the Conference.  
You will receive a printed booklet when you arrive in Huron to pick up your name tag, receipt, membership card, etc. 
A quick first draft of the schedule-at-a-glance & times can be found here.

 Conference Brochure
For a copy of the Brochure/Registration form that was mailed out, click here .


If you are interested in purchasing a Science shirt or sweater, there will be a limited amount available at the conference.  Purchase and pickup will be made at the conference (unless other arrangements are made). 

( Apparel that is currently available can to shipped to you for  )
(       $25 each....or save $5 if you stop by to pick it up.         )
  Brown Hooded Sweaters: 3-Med, 2-Large & 2 X-Large 
TerraCotta Shirts: 1-Med, 3-Large & 2—2X-Large 
Blue Shirts: Ladies XL, Ladies XX, 1-Small, 4-XL & 1—2XL 
Green Shirt: 2XL 
Red Polo: 4 - Medium and 2 - Large 
Dark Red Polo: 2 - X-Large 
Black Polo: 1 - 2XL 
and two black computer bags & 2 green

Huron Map
As you arrive in Huron, SD Hwy 37 will take you to 4th or 5th Street. Just one block west is the 
Crossroads Hotel and Events Center.
(Located in circles "3" and "12" on the map.) 
Parking is available north, south or west of the Crossroads Hotel.


Feb 2017 Conference Pictures
Scrolling pictures of Friday morning, Vendors, Friday PM or Saturday