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May 28, 2012

Agency closed in observance of Memorial Day


June 13, 2012
GWAEA Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m.


Summer Hours:

June 18 - Aug. 10, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


All-Agency Inservice

August 13, 2012 (morning)


In this issue:

GWAEA Summer Van Delivery Begins on June 11
iPad Update
Contemporary School Leadership
GWAEA on Facebook, Twitter
Summer 2012 Iowa Core Teacher Quality Learning Opportunity for AEA Staff
Iowa Core
TQ Proposal Due Date is June 8
GWAEA Contracted Staff Summer Professional Development Opportunities
GWAEA Webinars
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
Buy, Sell or Trade


Past Issues


May 11, 2012

May 4, 2012

April 27, 2012

April 20, 2012

April 13, 2012

April 6, 2012

March 30, 2012

March 23, 2012

March 16, 2012

March 9, 2012

March 2, 2012

February 24, 2012

February 17, 2012

February 10, 2012

February 3, 2012

January 27, 2012

January 20, 2012

January 13, 2012

January 6, 2012

December 16, 2011

December 9, 2011

December 2, 2011

November 18, 2011

November 11, 2011

November 4, 2011

October 28, 2011

October 21, 2011

October 14, 2011

October 7, 2011
September 30, 2011

September 23, 2011

September 16, 2011

September 9, 2011

September 2, 2011

August 26, 2011

August 19, 2011

August 12, 2011

July 29, 2011

July 15, 2011

July 1, 2011

June 17, 2011

June 3, 2011

Archive issues of The Bulletin Board




GWAEA Summer Van Delivery Begins on June 11

Regular delivery of materials from Grant Wood AEA will end on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Summer delivery will begin on Monday, June 11.  Delivery is every other week in the summer.  The GWAEA Southern Facility receives summer delivery on Tuesday every week.  A summer delivery schedule is attached and can be found at

Regular delivery will resume on Monday, August 13, 2012.   
A special note on student records. If you work with district staff who are responsible for sending student records, please encourage them to send this important and sensitive information through the US Mail to insure prompt delivery.  Many buildings do not receive delivery during the summer and it is important that records get to the right spot in a timely manner.
For questions on summer van delivery, contact Kim Novotny or Hope Runge in the Media Center.

iPad Update 5/18/12

by Stacy Behmer, Coordinator of Digital Learning Technology

iPad Professional Development
We will be offering workshops for AEA staff only this summer on June 18th and June 22nd. There will be two sessions each day. The morning session will be iPad Basics: Getting to Know Your iPad and the afternoon will be a more advanced session Beyond the Basics: iPad Essentials. See the professional development site to sign up.


This summer we will be preparing more iPad professional development opportunities for our staff. We need to know what your wants and needs are as we prepare these sessions. Please take 5 minutes to fill out an GWAEA Staff iPad PD Needs Assessment, so we can try to address your specific needs.


Final App Order of the Year
We are opening the Agency iPad App Order one more time this year.  There are 3 different kinds of people who could be ordering apps, read carefully, so you know who you are and how many apps you may order at this time. We will be placing another order when people return in August. If you don’t know how many apps you have previously ordered you may go to Google Docs and search for your doc with iPad Redeem Codes and that will tell you how many and what apps you have already been given. NO APP ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE DATA COLLECTION SURVEY.   You need to be logged into your Agency Google Account to access these surveys.

1. If you have completed the data collection survey and have previously ordered 10 apps then you may order 3 additional apps.
2. If you have completed the data collection survey and have previously ordered fewer than 10 apps then you may order 5 additional apps.
3. If you have completed the data collection survey and have not previously ordered any apps you may order up to 10. (You will need to attend a session to activate your Agency Apple ID and get your codes for the first time)

Orders are due Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4pm. No exceptions! May Agency App Order

Grant Wood AEA's Contemporary School Leadership Program

Applications for 2012-2013 due June 1

Grant Wood AEA's Contemporary School Leadership Program will enter its 16th year during the 2012-2013 school year.


Registrations for CSL must be completed by June 1, 2012. Online registration is available at
For more information, contact:

Susie Green
Professional Development
2012-2013 CSL Coordinator
Ext. 6775


See flyer for details.

Grant Wood AEA on Facebook facebook logoand Twitter twitter logo

Are you connected with Grant Wood AEA? The agency has a presence on both Facebook and Twitter. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For questions, contact the Communications Office.

Grant Wood AEA Webinars

Visit the link above for archives of the Grant Wood AEA webinars.

Summer 2012 Iowa Core Teacher Quality Learning Opportunity for AEA Staff

Assessment for Learning Course facilitated in collaboration with the Iowa DE Assessment Team

GWAEA staff members are invited to participate in this learning this June. Compensation will be provided through Iowa Core TQ.  


Registration for this learning must be submitted by May 29. For more details, see article in the May 11 issue of The Bulletin Board. Questions? Contact Julie Foltz (Instructor on Record) or Myra Hall.
Five full days in June 2012
Monday, June 4
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14
Monday, June 18
Thursday, June 21

TQ Proposal Due Date is June 8

Please submit proposals for agency, region, discipline, program or individual professional development by June 8.  Use the new TQ proposal form that is from the Teacher Quality link on the staff portal. 


Questions? Contact: Lisa Haverkamp, Paul Kiburz, Susan Parker, Priscilla Polehna, Hillary Prall, and Sherry Sines.

Grant Wood AEA Contracted Staff*
Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Added Day(s) Pay Available

Please register online by 12:00, June 13.



iPad Basics: Getting to Know Your iPad  




8:30 AM-11:30 AM 


Beyond the Basics: iPad Essentials  




12:30 PM-3:30 PM 


iPad Basics: Getting to Know Your iPad  




8:30 AM-11:30 AM 


Beyond the Basics: iPad Essentials  




12:30 PM-3:30 PM 


Decision-Making for Results  

Hall, Jones  





Additional Workshops on PowerSchool tools to be announced.


*Classified staff who received an iPad from GWAEA may also receive added day/time pay for attending the iPad Workshops.


Registration must be completed by 12:00 June 13 so the added days can be approved by the Board at the June meeting.


If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development Coordinator  399-6517

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development opportunities

Professional Development Announcements – May 2012


iPad Basics: Essential Skills for Educators



8:30 AM-3:30 PM 


Grant Wood AEA Staff training opportunities:


For a complete listing of all upcoming trainings:


For more information, contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development Coordinator,
ext. 6517.

Buy, Sell or Trade

For sale: Haier window air conditioner. 5,200 BTU, 5.0 amps, 3- mode cooling settings. Model: HWFO5XCB. Asking $50.00. Contact Kim at 399-6838.


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