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In This issue:

Partnering

Second Floor Redesign
Employee Background Checks for All GWAEA Staff
W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
AEA Special Education Procedures Manual Update
Child Find Information and Updates
Work Experience Services
Blue 365 Discount Program
Try the Y
Hope Blooms ... It's daffodil time!
Allowable Growth Emails
Operation Backpack
Impacting Lives
BIAIA Facilitator Position
The GWAEA Daily
Like Us on Facebook and Twitter
TQ Professional Development dates
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
Buy, Sell or Trade

 

Agency Advisory Minutes

Grant Wood AEA Staff Openings

The GWAEA Board Book

The GWAEA Board Minutes

 

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Grant Wood AEA

Mission:

To ensure success for all learners.

Grant Wood AEA Goals:

1. Increase the academic performance of all learners.

2. Increase the percentage of students who perform at the proficient level.

3. Increase student acquisition and application of 21st century skills and knowledge.


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Second  Floor Redesign

The design of the workplace impacts performance, employee engagement, and innovation. In a
2013 Workplace Survey conducted by Gensler (http://www.gensler.com) three key findings were identified to help organizations use better workplace design to drive innovation:

 

1.  U.S. Workers are Struggling to work Effectively. When focus is compromised in pursuit of collaboration, neither works well.

 

2.  Effective Workplaces Balance Focus  and Collaboration. Workplaces designed to enable collaboration without sacrificing employees’ ability to focus are more successful.

 

3.  Choice Drives Performance and Innovation. Employers who provide a spectrum of choices for when and where to work are seen as more innovative and have higher­performing employees.

 

The current design of the second floor at GWAEA was implemented after the year of the flood in
2008.  To revisit that design and determine changes that need to be made to better enable collaboration, focus, wellness and innovation, we are beginning a process to learn from our employees.  This process will be led by members of the Organizational Leadership Cohort, who will develop a recommended design based on research, data and input from employees.

 

Following is the process to collect data and input:
1.  A usage audit will be completed to determine how the space is currently being used.

 

2.  Surveys and open forums will be used to collect feedback from staff.  Watch The Bulletin
Board
for more information.

 

3.  A Gallery Wall will be established to begin collecting images and ideas for potential use of the second floor space. The Gallery Wall will be located next to the elevator entrance on the second floor.  We encourage staff to begin to post thoughts and ideas in this location.

 

4.  A GWAEA Design Google Community has been created for sharing of thoughts and ideas. Join the Community @  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105068498064252957863

 

We look forward to co­designing a workplace environment that provides opportunities for collaboration, focus, wellness and innovation as we work together to ensure success for all learners.


Employee Background Checks for All GWAEA Staff

With the passage of the most recent education reform bill in the Iowa legislature, schools and AEA’s now must meet new requirements related to background investigations. Although this is a mandate and the Agency must comply, we are committed as an Agency to ensure safety of staff and students and appreciate your quick cooperation in helping us follow the new law. (Click here to read more detailed information)

 

While GWAEA has required background checks for all new staff for many years, this check did not include fingerprinting (except for license purposes).  The Agency will now be ensuring a fingerprint check, an Iowa criminal check and abuse registry check are completed for all current staff and filed in each employee record before June 30, 2014.  In addition, the new law requires re-checks for the three Dept of Human Services (DHS) abuse registries and Iowa criminal records every five years in the anniversary year of hire.  

 

Below are the next steps each individual employee is to follow in order to be sure your employee record includes all necessary documents to meet the background requirements:

 

1)   Register for an on-site fingerprint appointment at one of the links below:

a.      Wed, Feb 19, 7:30am-4:30pm, Cedar Rapids 6th St

b.      Mon, Feb 24, 7:30am-4:30pm, Cedar Rapids 6th St

c.      Fri, Feb 28, 7:30am-4:30pm, Cedar Rapids 6th St

d.      Wed, March 5, 7:30am-4:30pm, Coralville

 

On-site fingerprinting for Agency staff is being offered for employee convenience and there is no cost to employees.  As a courtesy, staff who spend most of their work time in the Cedar Rapids or Coralville centers are asked to wait until after February 1 to select an appointment time so that itinerant staff have first opportunity to schedule due to their less flexible schedules.

 

2)   Complete and sign the shaded sections of the State of Iowa Criminal History Record Check waiver form for state criminal history and DHS registry checks and return the form at your fingerprint appointment.  (This form cannot be faxed or sent via PDF; it must have original signatures.)

 

3)   Complete and sign the State of Iowa Dept of Public Safety Waiver Agreement for national criminal history record checks and return the form at your fingerprint appointment.  (This form cannot be faxed or sent via PDF; it must have original signatures.)

 

We appreciate your prompt assistance and support in taking care of these items so we can document that your employee records comply with the new requirements.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Lytle (x6703 or klytle@gwaea.org) or Jackie Schreder (x6731 or jschreder@gwaea.org) in the Human Resources Office. Thank you.


W-2 Wage and Tax Statements

Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2013 were released to the Employee Self Service (ESS) system January 17, 2014 located in the ‘W-2 History’ tab. Employees have the capability to view or print their W-2 forms at any time.

 

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of employer sponsored health coverage on Form W-2’s.  This reporting is for informational purposes only and it is the aggregate employee/employer cost of your health plan.  Employees see this figure as Code DD in Box 12a of the W-2.

 

Now is a good time to review your tax withholding status.  If you’ve had a family change (marriage, divorce, birth of a child, child no longer a dependent) you may want to update your W-4 tax withholding forms.  Your current W-4 tax status can be found in the ESS system in the ‘Payroll Information’ tab.

 

Questions regarding your W-2 statement or W-4 tax withholdings should be directed to
Cathy Kearns, Grant Wood AEA Business Services.


AEA Special Education Procedures Manual Update

The AEA Special Education Procedures Manual (aka "red book") has been updated as of Jan. 15, 2014.  Please refer to this link for the Special Education Procedures Release Notes - Jan. 15, 2014 (Special Education Forms page in our GWAEA website).

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The Release note highlight the changes that have been made in the updated manual.  The key update topics include:  transition, re-evaluations, private instruction, exit to Independent Private Instruction, Classroom Amplification, District Wide Assessments, Iowa Core Essential Elements, Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation, and System Enhancements.  

 

You may want to download the updated AEA Special Education Procedures Manual to your laptop or iPad for easier access. 


For information, contact Melissa Tandy, GWAEA facilitator, Special Education Procedures,
ext. 6806.


Child Find Information and Updates
Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation Form

The IowaIDEA 2014 system now includes a document entitled:  Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation. This document is a summary of the key information on the Educational Evaluation Report. The information on the summary will autofill from information on the EER. Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation - This will print automatically when the Education Evaluation Report is printed (it will print after the EER).  

 

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Fields that populate the Parent Summary of the Education Evaluation are marked with a red 'H' to the right of the field description -3.png. When hovering over the red 'H' there is a message that states:  This information will be included in the Parent Summary.

 

There is additional information regarding this report in the IEP procedures update for January 2014.

 

GWAEA staff may use the Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation  to effectively communicate evaluation information with parents prior to the eligibility meeting. The full Educational Education Report must be provided to the parents (1) prior to the eligibility, or (2) at the eligibility meeting. The Parent Summary of the Educational Evaluation form is not required, but will automatically print.  

 

For additional information, contact Melissa Tandy (mtandy@gwaea.org)


Child Find Site: 

The Grant Wood Child Find Leadership Team would like to remind staff that the Grant Wood Child Find Google Site is available to help support you in your Child FInd work.

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The Home Page is located at
https://sites.google.com/a/gwaea.org/grantwood-child-find/.  There are many tools and examples located on this site that can support the work you do.

 

Each region has a designated representative who is available in your region to answer questions related to evaluations.  Please contact your rep if you need support during an evaluation.

 

Leadership Team Contacts Leads: Austin Beer and Hillary Prall

Northwest: Heather Marolf

Northeast: Hannah Robson

Central: Jack Rainey

Southwest: TBD

Iowa City: Erin Welsch

Cedar Rapids: Angie Miller and Terri Gorman

 

In addition to the links below the Child Find site has additional supportive resources to help complete evaluations, communicate with administrators and teachers regarding the child find process, and it will provide up to date information from the Child Find Leadership Team.


Educational Evaluation Report

EER Rubric

Progress and Progress Tools

Discrepancy

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Child Find Process


Work Experience Services

Based on the continued needs in our districts to provide quality transition planning and programming for special education students, GWAEA is planning to provide work experiences services starting in the fall of 2014. Work experience services will be a service that districts will contract with GWAEA to provide for their secondary special education students.  Thirteen districts expressed interest in utilizing work experience services for the 2014-2015 school year and those districts are in the process of finalizing their commitment.   

 

In early February, we will have a clear picture of the amount of FTE needed and then will begin the hiring process.  GWAEA will be hiring highly qualified work experience specialists who possess the appropriate licensure to serve students in the area of work experience.  The work experience specialists will work with district special education staff and students to provide the following services: work site development, monitoring of students performance at the work sites, and instruction by the GWAEA work experience specialist as specified in the student’s IEP and facilitation of transition activities (compass test, college visits, etc.) with district staff.  For more information, contact Melissa Tandy (mtandy@gwaea.org) or Maria Cashman (mcashman@gwaea.org


Blue365 Discount Program

Individuals covered under the Agency's group health insurance plans with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield are eligible to participate in the Blue365 discount program, which offers savings on products and services for healthy living. Discounts include fitness center memberships, workout apparel and healthy eating programs. Click here for more information and to check out some of the discounts available!  The discounts and services are always changing, so please visit the Blue365 website for a list of current vendors.


GWAEA Try the Y for Free, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014

GWAEA employees & families can try the Y for free Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014.

 

If you join during a Try The Y Week, the YMCA will waive the join fee in addition to your discount off membership dues. Bring the coupon (right) when you visit.

 

For more information, please contact our YMCA Corporate Contact Deanna Haddy,
319-399-6762.

 

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Hope Blooms ... It's daffodil time!

This year, daffodils will be sold by an organization called Gems of Hope. They will sell the same choices at the same prices and use the profits for cancer patients and their families. You can visit their website, www.gemsofhope.com to see other ways they help with the fight against cancer.

 

To purchase bunches of daffodils, and make a contribution towards the fight against Cancer, please see, call, or email Cathy Nelson at the 6th Street Facility front desk.
(399-6544, canelson@gwaea.org)

 

The options are:

  • Bunches of Daffodils: $10 a bunch

  • Bunch 'n a Vase: $15

  • Mini Daffodils: $15. Replantable miniature daffodil bulbs in a container.

  • Hippo Hugs: $25. Comfort a child experiencing cancer with their very own Hippo

  • Gift of Hope Bouquet: $25. These bouquets are given anonymously to cancer patients.

  • Hippo 'n a Bunch: $25. This is a Hippo and a bunch of daffodils

  • Sunshine Bouquet: $75. A glass vase filled with brilliant yellow daffodils and greenery to thank clients, customers, employees or vendors or decorate an office, lobby or church.

Pictures of these are at the front desk. Orders will be taken from now until Jan. 29, 2014. Flowers can be picked up on or around March 12, 2014. (Please make checks payable to the Gems of Hope.)

 

Stop by the Northern Facility front desk, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or call Cathy at
Ext. 6544 to place your order. Thank you for contributing.


Allowable Growth Group Action Plan Emails

The Joint Education Allowable Growth Group (IASB, UEN, AEAs, SAI, ISEA) developed an action plan to address the declining education funding and the need for consistent growth in annual spending rate (as well as the need to set rate consistent with law). This weekly email will be sent to all legislators and the governor. DE Director Buck will highlight a pertinent fact about education pending in Iowa. Click to access the email.


Operation Backpack Donations

Operation BackPack provides children with nutritious, kid-friendly foods. The food is packed and delivered to the school by volunteers each Friday that school is in session. Each child brings home approximately 6.5 pounds per food a week. Studies show that children perform better in school when they eat three balanced meals a day.

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If you are interested in supporting Operation BackPack, there will be a donation box in the staff break room until January 31. Please place any new or gently used backpacks in the box. *Please do not donate any drawstring style bags.*


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Impacting Lives Blog Showcases AEA Services

View the latest Impacting Lives update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/ for stories about the many ways Iowa's AEAs are making a difference.
In this issue:

  • Teachers Receive Hands-on Autism Learning Experience

  • ISU Students Make Communication Easier for Sam

  • Northwest AEA/Schleswig school success: The Power of RTI for Preston

  • Helping Districts Navigate Their Changing Populations

  • The Road Less Traveled: One Student’s Struggle with Learning

  • Northwest AEA/Hunt school success: Mom expresses gratitude for teamwork

  • Alex Betz: A Shining Example of the Power of High Expectations

Like a certain article? Make sure to use the sharing functions below each post to email it to interested teachers/community members or post on your professional blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Google+ pages.


Position Open for Cedar Rapids Support Group Facilitator   

The Beginning Again Adult Brain Injury Support Group in Cedar Rapids is seeking a facilitator for its two monthly meetings/activities.  Applications are now being accepted. This is a part-time paid position, including a stipend per meeting and opportunities for professional development.  

   

A college degree in education, social work, counseling or related human services field is required, as well as professional liability insurance and experience with brain injury.

    

Responsibilities include organizing, publicizing and facilitating educational and support activities for one meeting per month; and organizing, publicizing and facilitating recreational and cultural activities for one community activity each month.  

    

Closing date is Saturday, February 15, 2014.  To apply, send a letter of intent and resume to Nicole Plagge, Board Vice-President

BIAIA: East Central Chapter • 1221 Park Place NE C-1 • Cedar Rapids IA  52402 

 

Question? Email braininjury.eastcentral@gmail.com

 

BIA Support Group Position.pdf

BIA Support Group Facilitator Application.pdf


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Link to the GWAEA Daily - Paper.li

Looking to expand your PLN (Personal Learning Network), but don’t know where to start or who to follow. We have put together a Paper.li site to get you started! This site is published daily pulling resources from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media. You can select the subscribe button and have it emailed to you. Readers can also easily select a story, video, photo or link and share it with others! All you need is an email address to subscribe to this electronic newspaper!

 

Resources can be added to our paper, so if YOU are writing blog posts, adding to a Youtube channel or sending Tweets let us know! If there is another organization or professional to include in the paper fill out the Paper.li Contributor’s Form. This is something that we will be sharing with LEAs as well.  Happy reading!


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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.


New TQ dates 2013-2014

Feb. 26, May 28, 2014
The proposal templates and directions are on the GWAEA Staff Portal under the Teacher Quality Committee link.


Grant Wood AEA Professional Development opportunities

 

Information for Professional Development National Speakers for 2013-2014 is now on the Professional Development Google Site.  To access the Google site, log into your Google account, click on Sites, and browse sites. 


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iPad Professional Development

There are a series of Google and iPad workshops being offered. See the GWAEA Professional Development site to register.

 

 



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The Measures That Matter Most

Presenter Brandon Busteed will share research findings of how schools are increasing student engagement, hope and well-being and why these measures are more important than tests and grades.

 

See flyer for details.

Date/Time:

Number: 19221-13-012/5/2014 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Number: 19221-13-02

2/5/2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Thinking About Thinking: Practical Social Thinking Strategies for Students with Social Learning Challenges

This workshop is designed to introduce attendees to Social Thinking and social learning related to functional treatment strategies to use both at school and at home. The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking will be introduced which helps to demonstrate how social processing difficulties impact many of our students, not only their social skills but also their ability to work as part of a group and focus on specific academic tasks such as written expression, reading comprehension and organizational skills.

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A deeper discussion about WHY students with social skills difficulties have related academic challenges, which impact them across their school and home day will also be a part of the workshop day.

 

Emphasis will be given to understanding the Common Core Standards (CCSs) and how these related to individuals who are more literal, aloof, miss sarcasm, are less organized, show marked difficulty reading social contextual cues from people and the situation, comprehending language arts material, expressing themselves in written expression, and appear more awkward in their attempts to socially engage with their peers. The emphasis of this day will be around expanding our understanding of where to start and how to progress with these students based on their age, what is realistic to teach, and how to apply this learning in the inclusion-based classroom.

 

Number: 19230-13-01
Date/Time: 02/07/2014 8:30 AM-3:30 PM


Significant Disabilities Miniseries: Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities

This session will introduce the basic principles of literacy instruction for use by regular and special education teachers for students with significant disabilities. This content is based primarily on the research of Karen Erickson from the Literacy and Disabilities Studies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Join us as we discuss this framework of instruction as well as practical implementation strategies to get you started.
Number: 19214-13-01

Date/Time: 02/07/2014 1:00 PM-4:00 PM


Supporting Brain Functioning in the Classroom

Participants will gain an awareness of the GWAEA Brain Injury Resource Team. Content will include discussion and interactive learning that includes parts of the brain and their executive responsibilities. Additionally, participants will learn about the potential classroom impacts of brain injuries with a primary focus on classroom strategies to support individuals with brain injury and support universal learning for all students.
Number: 19212-13-02
Date/Time: 02/11/2014 8:30 AM-11:30 AM


Selecting Writing Accommodations for Struggling Students

Join us as we introduce to you the Written Productivity Profile (WPP) for use with struggling writers as a means to determine the most appropriate accommodations for written expression. The updated version of the Written Productivity Profile is to be released by this fall via the Don Johnston website. Participants may be encouraged to download this tool (for a small charge) prior to attendance. There will be opportunity for you to observe step-by-step administration of this tool. In addition, we will introduce additional free writing assessments and low cost AT supports that enable teachers to closely examine the writing process for ALL students including those with mild to significant disabilities.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop with them to the training and if possible to download the updated Written Productivity Profile from the Don Johnston website.

 

Number: 19201-13-04

 

Date/Time: 02/17/2014 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

 

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Support, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, OT/PT, Consultant

 

Location:

Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility
4401 Sixth Street S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


PAR-ty: Selecting Reading Accommodations for Struggling Students

Big news! There is a tool available that has been making a big difference in identifying the best reading accommodations for struggling readers. This new tool is called PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading) and it is a free download from Don Johnston, Inc. Whether you've never heard of it - or have already downloaded it - this workshop is to help us all get started using this tool the right way. And what better way than with a party? Or rather, a PAR-ty! Come join us to learn more about the tool and get your materials together, along with a chance to practice PAR on a fellow colleague or two.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop with them to the training and to download the PAR guide and to print resource guide prior to workshop.

 

Number: 19202-13-04

 

Date/Time:02/17/2014 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

 

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Support, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, Consultants

 

Location:

Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility
4401 Sixth Street S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


An Evidence Based Approach to Standing and Walking for Children with Moderate to Severe Motor Dysfunction

This one day course will focus on infants and children with moderate to severe gross motor dysfunction. Standing and walking will be presented using a review of the evidence interspersed with case studies using videos from the presenter's personal experiences.
Number: 19239-13-01
Date/Time: 02/20/2014 8:30 AM-5:00 PM


Assistive Technology Consideration and IEP Team AT Resources

This workshop will discuss the requirements for assistive technology consideration during the IEP process and how to include that information on the new Iowa IEP forms. The content of this workshop will also provide tips and methods for carrying out successful AT consideration in an IEP meeting. A form used by many AEAs and highlighted on the Iowa Department of Education website will be highlighted and discussed. Assistive Technology resources and related forms for documentation will also be highlighted. These AT tools and resources are available on the GWAEA AT Website for district IEP teams to utilize as they seek to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology device (BYOD) to this workshop in order to access and bookmark web-based resources that are discussed in this workshop.
Number: 19205-13-03
Date/Time: 02/25/2014 8:30 AM-11:30 AM


The Conversation is the Relationship - Intro to Fierce Conversations

Number: 4602-13-01

02/18/2014 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility
4401 Sixth Street S.W., Cedar Rapids

04/01/2014 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Grant Wood AEA Southern Facility
200 Holiday Road, Coralville

05/05/2014 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility
4401 Sixth Street S.W., Cedar Rapids


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See flyer for details.

The course will provide an introduction to the concept of "fierce conversation."

 

Participants will begin to build a foundation of the four conversations models with "Fierce."

 

During the three class meetings conversation models will be shared, inside and outside classroom time will be used to develop and practice the tools:

Team Conversations - Engage teams in frictionless debates that interrogate multiple, often competing realities, resulting in the best decisions for the organization, enthusiastically implemented.

 

Coaching Conversations - Engage individuals in conversations that increase clarity, improve understanding and provide impetus for change - resulting in professional development, a bias for action, and accelerated results.

 

Delegation Conversations - Clarify responsibilities and raise accountability, ensuring that each employee has a clear path of development, action plans are implemented, goals are achieved, and leaders are free to take on more complex responsibilities that confront and resolve attitudinal, performance, or behavioral issues, while also enriching relationships.

Confrontation Conversations - Engage individuals and teams in conversations that confront and resolve attitudinal, performance or behavioral issues, while also enriching relationships.
With the focus on these four conversations, participants will be supported in their implementation through a professional learning community providing coaching and feedback.


Looking for Learning in the Digital Classroom

Presenter: Jeff Utecht

Just because the laptops are open does that mean learning is occurring? We need to move beyond doing old activities in new ways to doing whole new activities that lead to deeper more meaningful learning.

 

This session will help educators learn what to look for in the digital classroom. Using new theories and new standards, you will walk away with a greater understanding of how digital tools change the learning landscape and allow for authentic learning experiences.


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See flyer for details.

Search is the skill of our era, a life skill that once mastered opens up all sorts of opportunities. Do we teach search in you classrooms and schools? This session will also focus on the skills and strategies of search. Participants will walk away with plans, ideas and classroom routines they can start using tomorrow in their classroom to teach students the skill needed most in today's connected world.

 

Date/Time:

Number: 19232-13-01

3/5/2014 1:00 PM-3:30 PM


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Comprehensive Implementation Training

April 14-15, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Check & Connect is a model of sustained intervention for promoting students’ engagement at school and with learning.

 

See flyer for details.

 

Register Online. Special needs should be indicated on registration information. Fees: $575. Register by April 6, 2014


Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Location: Iowa Memorial Union
University of Iowa


Keynote Speaker: Ruth Ziolkowski

President, Don Johnston Incorporated

 

The “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” is in its third year and will provide an opportunity to see firsthand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices and services for children (birth-21) with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.

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See flyer for details.

The sessions presented at the “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” are divided into six main tracks, which include:

• Accessibility

• Augmentative and Alternative Communication

• Mobile Devices & Special Education

• District Policy to Practice

• Accessibly Instructional Materials/Universal Design for Learning

• Core Curriculum & Assistive Technology

 

Participants are encouraged to attend a single track or a wide variety of tracks depending on your conference objectives. Lunch and parking are included with your registration.

 

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, AEA Support Staff, Curriculum Directors, Administrators, Parents

 

Workshop Number: 19018-13-01

Registration Deadline: 04/08/2014

Workshop Fees: $50


iPad U: Slide to Unlock Learning

July 9-11, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The goals of iPadU are to provide educators with support and training in the implementation of iPad use in the classroom to begin utilizing the device for teaching and learning.

 

iPadU is a three-day conference that will offer sessions and a keynote featuring Matt Gomez. Participants will customize their iPad learning and plan or expand how it can be used in an educational setting to enhance teaching and learning.

 

Join us for a variety of workshops and sessions that will guarantee exciting, hands-on learning experiences that you can use to integrate technology instruction in K-12 classrooms. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

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See flyer for details.

Course #: 4628-14-01

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 at 6 a.m.

 

Fees:

Total for non-credit $100

Total for Renewal $125

Total for Drake credit $200

Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full. Credit: R, D-EDEX - 1 Sem. Hrs.


Evaluator Approval Information

Professional Administrator Licenses require approved Evaluator Approval coursework as a part of the licenses renewal credits.  The course options include Assessing Academic Rigor and iEvaluate. A letter from the DE/BOEE is attached for additional information. Please contact the PD office if you have further questions.


Buy, Sell or Trade

For Sale: Hy Vee coupon books. My daughter is selling for $10.  Currently, I have books for
Cedar Rapids and Marion; hope to have Iowa City and Coralville books soon. Contact Amy Keller, akeller@gwaea.org.

 

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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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