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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:

iPad Update
A Note from the Business Office/Human Resources
Contemporary School Leadership
Recycling with Rick
GWAEA on Facebook, Twitter
Summer 2012 Iowa Core Teacher Quality Learning Opportunity for AEA Staff
Iowa Core
GWAEA Webinars
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
Buy, Sell or Trade


Past Issues


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




A Note From Business Office/Human Resources


In an effort to wrap up Grant Wood AEA’s fiscal year end in a timely manner the Business Office/Human Resources staff is asking for your help.  Please note the following deadlines.

  • June 8, 2012  -  Final deadline to submit all remaining fiscal year (July 2011 – June 2012) invoicing requests.

  • June 30, 2012  -  Final deadline to submit all leave forms for the current work year (July 2011 – June 2012).

  • June 30, 2012  -  Final deadline to submit claims for mileage and travel reimbursement for the fiscal year (July 2011 – June 2012).

Thank you from the Business Office/Human Resources staff.

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.


The Contemporary School Leadership (CSL) program is based on a common core of learnings about contemporary leadership designed for the 21st century context of education. As a part of CSL, participants will meet monthly at Grant Wood AEA; complete application assignments between sessions to deepen their learning; and, present a final project to synthesize their learning. 


See flyer for details.


CSL provides support for schools to develop and equip organizational leaders to understand the effects of transformational change in education and other industries. CSL leverages local resources and expertise to effectively position and advance districts in their efforts to create the Next Generation of schooling.


Participants have the opportunity to spend seven full days with Dr. Susan Leddick - one of the most respected and admired national leaders in educational design and transformation. CSL consistently produces teachers and administrators ready and able to effectively engage in and lead school change and improvement efforts. Over 500 area educators representing 33 school districts have participated in CSL.


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

Recycling with Rick

Hello everyone:


Hey, I guess people do read this. My recycling has picked up a bit. Good job everyone. Let’s keep up the good work. 



Just remember also, those pop bottles/cans add up fast toward the employee banquet.  We did good this last year with our collections. Keep it up. 


If you have any questions, if something is able to be recycled, please ask me.  And if you need a box for your office/cubicle, let me know. I know they aren’t fancy (yet), but it keeps us all doing our part. 


I have my recyle bins scheduled for Tuesday the 15th to be picked up and emptied so if you have recycle material in your area, please empty them into the bins or get in touch with me and I can get them picked up. You can leave me a message on my phone at ext. 6715.




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. Compensation will be provided through Iowa Core TQ.  


Purpose: Provide facilitated learning through the Assessment for Learning PD modules posted on the Iowa Core PD Moodle site.  AEA 10 staff members will engage in valuable learning to increase effectiveness of data-driven instructional decision making.  Participants will be prepared to support AEA and LEA teams/colleagues in applying a formative assessment process.  Formative assessment implementation holds significant potential for improving teaching and learning for all students - especially students who struggle. Participants will provide specific feedback to the DE team, too, as part of their monitoring and evaluation plan regarding the AfL materials and implementation.
Soon to be finalized: Course 30 hours total contact time/2 credits
Registration information and details will be provided soon.
Please contact
Julie Foltz (Instructor on Record) or Myra Hall with questions.
Five full days in June 2012
Monday, June 4
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14
Monday, June 18
Thursday, June 21

ADDITIONAL Teacher Quality Proposal Submission Date

We have added an additional date for TQ proposals.  Please submit proposals for agency, region, discipline, program or individual professional development by June 8.  Please use the new TQ proposal form that is from the Teacher Quality link on the staff portal. 


If you have questions regarding TQ proposals, please contact any of the committee members.   Lisa Haverkamp, Paul Kiburz, Susan Parker, Priscilla Polehna, Hillary Prall, and
Sherry Sines

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: GE Front load washer and dryer with pedestals (white) 2yrs. old electric $1500. Contact  or phone 319-361-4043.


For Sale: 2002 Honda Odyssey for sale.  It has  200,000 miles on it but has had regular service throughout.  Good  working condition. Leather seats, DVD player. $4,000.00 or best offer. Contact Sara Kane at 929-3786.


For Sale: Spectrum electric guitar, comes with guitar case, amp & wires, guitar stand, instructional CD & music books.  Excellent condition - rarely used.  $100.00 but will negotiate.  Call Heather 563-920-9059,


For Sale:  Wheelchair in good condition.  Approximate weight – 30 lbs. Best offer.  Call 319-389-2293.

For Sale: 2000 John Deere garden tractor. 15 hp. 42" cut. GT225. Contact Myra Hall, 319-350-5464, or ext. 6820.


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