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Grant Wood AEA Board Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Grant Wood Room


Summer Hours:

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


All-Agency Inservice

August 13, 2012
8:00-11:30 a.m.

The Concert Hall at
College Community


In this issue:

All Agency Meeting on Monday, August 13
Recent articles in
The Bulletin Board
Assessment Administrators
Iowa SIDS Foundation - Walk for the Future
GWAEA Team - Especially for You Race
Recycling with Rick
GWAEA on Facebook, Twitter
GWAEA Webinars
TQ Professional Development dates
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
Buy, Sell or Trade


Past Issues

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 24, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012

Aug. 10, 2012

Aug. 3, 2012

Archive issues of The Bulletin Board





"Partnering to Improve Learning Outcomes for Every Student" is theme of
All-Agency Inservice on Monday, August 13


We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 13 at the Fall All-Agency Inservice. This year’s event will be held at College Community's Prairie High School performing arts auditorium, just as it has the last two years.


The theme of this year’s inservice and also for much of our work this year will be “Partnering to Improve Learning Outcomes for Every Student.” 

Registration is planned from 8:00-8:55 a.m.; the inservice will begin promptly at
9:00 a.m.
The meeting agenda will include the following:


Welcome from Joe Crozier, Chief Administrator, Grant Wood AEA
Welcome from John Speer, Superintendent, College Community School District
Welcome Jim Green, Board President, Grant Wood AEA
Lois Buntz, President and CEO, United Way of East Central Iowa
Speaker: Troyce Fisher
Speaker: Joe Crozier


Remember to bring the copy of the letter that you received in the mail as this will be your agenda for the day. Please note that no food or beverages are allowed in the foyer or the concert hall.


See the July 20 issue of The Bulletin Board for an article about the inservice.

Please see the following recent articles of interest featured in
The Bulletin Board
, Aug. 3, 2012:

Assessment Administrators

We are seeking motivated individuals to proctor assessment sessions with 4th-, 8th-, and 12th- grade students in schools for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Must be available January 28–March 8, 2013. Paid training, paid time and mileage reimbursement for local driving, and weekly paychecks. This is a part-time, temporary position. To apply, visit our website at and select "Search Field Data Collection Jobs." Search for your state, find the NAEP Assessment Administrator position and select the "apply to job" button. For more information e-mail or call 1-888-237-8036.

 In memory of our son, Zachary Kyle Renaud, my husband and I are doing a walk for SIDS in Cedar Rapids on August 25 at Noelridge Park. All proceeds will go to the Iowa SIDS Foundation. People may contact me at ext. 6817 or if they would like a pledge sheet, but can’t participate in the walk,

Annette Renaud


Iowa SIDS Foundation
Walk for the Future

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids

Lagoon Pavilion, off of Council Street  


Registration: 8 a.m.
Walk begins at 9 a.m.

This walk site will be feature music, games, cash raffle, entertainment, face painting, and refreshments.


Registration Cost:


Registrations received online or postmarked PRIOR to Aug. 17:

$25 per adult
$10 per child

Registrations received on or AFTER Aug. 18, including walk day:
$30 per adult
$12 per child

How to Register:
Online registration/payment is available at Please select 'continue shopping' to register additional walkers. Online registration will end Aug. 16. Participants can also register on the day of the event.

Registrations due Aug. 29 for GWAEA's Team - Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer


To register as part of the GWAEA team, registration forms and fees are due by Wednesday, August 29.  For registration forms and/or additional information, please contact Kim Martin , Stacy Murphy, Karen Desmarais, or Elizabeth Steffensmeier.  See the July 20 issue of The Bulletin Board for the complete article.



Recycling with Rick

Did you know every year Americans discard 1.6 million pens? Placed end to end they would stretch 151 miles. Let’s do our part to recycle unwanted pens and pencils from home and office.  


Pen and Pencil Donation boxes are in both break rooms at Grant Wood AEA Sixth Street facility and one in the Southern facility. We will partner with Terracycle to keep these items out of the landfill. Any brand and any size pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, wooden pencils, markers and highlighters, sharpie and dry eraser markers are accepted. No crayons, please.

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.

The 2012-2013 TQ Professional Development proposal application dates are:

Sept. 6
Nov. 21
Feb. 27
May 29

The proposal templates and directions are on the GWAEA Staff Portal under the Teacher Quality Committee link.

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development opportunities

Watch for Professional Development Google Site for upcoming PD events for 2012-2013

Professional Development Announcements – August 2012



Basic Administration, Scoring and Interpretation of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS-Next)


Advanced Reading Assessment and Instruction


Curriculum Based Evaluation for Reading and Written Language - GWAEA New Staff


Instructional Practices Inventory: A Process for Analyzing and Improving Student Engaged Learning



Visit the schedule of GWAEA Professional Development iPad learning opportunities planned during August


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 and Trade


For Sale: 2 one-way vouchers for Allegiant Airlines. Can be used separately or combined for round trip. Flight must be completed by Sept. 29. Good anywhere Allegiant flys from the Eastern Iowa Airport. $100. Contact Stu Weinbrenner, ext. 6718 or 363-8466 after 5 pm.


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

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