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Career Education

Agency staff will offer inservice, ongoing consultation and materials to assist schools with career and technical education. This includes assistance with Carl Perkins funding, standards and benchmarks for Career and Technical Education, development of performance indicators, and preparation for school accreditation site visits.

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Career and Technical Education links

Standards and Benchmarks for Agricultural Education
Standards and Benchmarks for Business and Information Systems
Standards and Benchmarks for Family and Consumer Sciences
Standards and Benchmarks for Health Occupations
Standards and Benchmarks for Industrial Technology
Standards and Benchmarks for Marketing Education


Workplace Learning Connection

English Language Learners (ELL) Resource Team

The ELL Resource Team answers questions related to learning English as a second language. On-site observations and consultation, staff development or referrals to other resources will be provided when appropriate.

Lynn Tiemann
SLP/ELL Consultant


Lisa Haverkamp
Regional Administrator


English Language Learners (ELL) Resource Team

General Education Literacy

Grant Wood AEA offers consulting services in literacy in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

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Gifted and Talented Education

A consultant provides support and links for gifted education in area schools.

Links to additional gifted education sites
College for Kids

Erikka Vosmek

School Improvement Consultant



A consultant provides support and links for guidance programs and counselors in local schools.

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Home Schools (Competent Private Instruction)

The agency has a legal responsibility to certify that children being taught in private settings, such as home schools, are receiving competent instruction. Standardized tests for the children are administered annually at the agency.

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Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education is great physical education tailored to the unique needs of every learner.

Ann Griffin
Adapted Physical Education Consultant


Safe and Drug Free Schools

A consultant provides support and links to state and federal requirements for funds.

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Social Studies

A consultant provides support and links for social studies education in the area.

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Universal Design

Universal Design looks at the goals of any lesson to provide all students with tools, techniques and the means to achieve these goals.

Julie Freed
Speech-Language Pathologist

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488. Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457
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