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Mark your calendars!

Sept. 6


Agency closed in observance of Labor Day

Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.


GWAEA Board meeting

All Agency Inservice website links

The following are links to the videos shared during the All Agency Inservice presentations on Wednesday,
Aug. 18.

Please note that some of the websites below will automatically launch with sound once you click on the link.

All Agency

Grant Wood AEA Media Center:

Leadership: bringing out more of the best in yourself and others. (182015)

TED Talks

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!


"A Practical Approach to Innovation"
"A Vision for 21st Century Learning"
"Congressmen Submit Emergency 3 a.m. Bill Demanding IHOP Stay Open All Night"
"Patrick Henry Hughes"
"The Google 9 notions to Innovation"
"The Red Ball Project"

The following are reflections from the 2010 All Agency Inservice:




Ron Fielder
GWAEA Chief Administrator

James C. Green
GWAEA Board President

Richard Whitehead, Supt.
College Community

OL Keynote

Lisa Fry
Programs/Services Administrator

Keynote speakers: (l to r) Jenny Fitzpatrick, Physical Therapist; Melanie Reese, School Social Worker;
Loretta Mitvalsky, School Social Worker;
Mary Lukas, Speech-Language Pathologist

Wear Your Badges

When you come to the Sixth Street office, please be sure to wear your badge. We have had numerous staff members enter the building and say, "Oh, my badge is out in my car. …my house …at school. Do I really need it?" The answer is, "Yes." Everyone in the Sixth Street building should be wearing either their GWAEA badge or a visitor badge.

Individuals serving at the front desk and elsewhere in the building know a lot of our staffs' faces, but not everyone. Most of the schools we serve have instituted strict rules about visitors to their buildings wearing ID badges. We have tightened our security for the same reason – safety for our staff. Please support us in this effort.

The 2010-2011 Area 10 Education Directory is online

Area 10 Education Directory


A revised copy of the2010-2011 Area 10 Education Directory is available on the Grant Wood AEA website in PDF format.

This year, only those staff who request a printed copy of the Area 10 Education Directory will receive a copy.

Please click here to request a printed copy of the publication.

Teacher Quality Update

TQ Proposals are due Sept. 2. Click here for a link to the application and directions as part of the Teacher Quality Portal. Please contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development Coordinator, for questions.  

Child Check dates through October

Click to access a schedule of the Child Check dates through October 2010.

AEA Blog Shares Message with School Administrators, Legislators and the Public


Iowa AEA

The AEAs statewide are working to communicate positive aspects about the AEA system to legislators and school administrators. As part of this public relations effort, the AEAs have developed a blog titled Impacting Lives. These blogs will be posted on a monthly basis throughout the year. As they are posted, we'll include a link to them in The Bulletin Board. Please feel free to share the blog link with family, friends, clients - whoever you think would benefit from knowing more about what the AEAs do.

Food Bank Contributions

If you would still like to contribute to the food bank and didn't bring anything to the all agency meeting, we are still collecting items. Please bring them to the Sixth Street receptionist's desk or to the Coralville Office receptionist. Items donated at the Sixth Street office will go to the Loaves and Fishes food bank in the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Items donated in Coralville will go to the Crisis Center in Iowa City. We are told by United Way officials that food insecurity is a large problem among families in need; so your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Computer Quick Tips

There is a simple and fast way to minimize all computer applications you may have open on your computer. This will allow you to get to your computer desktop in a heartbeat. Look at your PC keyboard. Near the bottom, left-hand corner, there is a key with the Microsoft flag on it. Hold down that key and press the letter D. All of your applications will be minimized (not turned off – just minimized).


Cathie Stutsman, school social worker, is now a proud first- time grandmother! Oliver Grey Stork, was born on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 8:34 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City to Cathie's daughter Anne and husband Noah Stork. Oliver weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz.. and was 21" long. Congratulations!

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development opportunities

For more information, contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development coordinator, Ext. 6517.

Grant Wood AEA Webinars

Archives of Grant Wood AEA Webinars and Assistive Technology Webinars.

Grant Wood AEA Online Resources Webinars

Webinars featuring information about the online resources.


Car key at the opening meeting on Wednesday at Cedar Rapids Prairie.  If any one found a key with a black remote, please contact Melissa at 849-1102 x619.  

Buy, Sell or Trade

For Sale: Red Gateway LT2030u Netbook with Windows 7 Starter - $250. Great for taking on the go everywhere.  Included: Complete Recovery disk set, original manuals, external CD/DVD Drive, 2 carrying cases, and power supply. Please call Kris @ 319-540-3967 or send an e-mail to for more information.  

Vacancies, Adobe PDF logo August 20, 2010

The Bulletin Board is published and distributed weekly to all GWAEA staff and Board members. Buy, Sell or Trade items are run for 2 consecutive issues, unless we are notified to remove an item. If you wish to submit items, please do so by Wednesday of the week you wish the item to be posted. Send items via email to George Held in the Communications office (

Please note: The Bulletin Board is also posted on the agency's Web site and is publicly accessible. We recommend you use your office or voice mail phone number instead of your home telephone number for any items listed in this newsletter.

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 1-800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

The Bulletin Board is the official employee information publication of Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 Sixth Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404