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In This issue:

Partnering

The “Big Picture” at GWAEA
Assignment Change Procedures
W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
Agency Mileage Chart
New Telehealth Benefit for Our Healh Plan Members
2nd Floor Redesign - GWAEA 33rd Avenue Facility
Credit Options for AEA PD Online's
28 Days of OLLIE: Powering Up Personalized Learning Participants
Hope Blooms! It's Daffodil Time
News from the YMCA
GWAEA GROW News/Upcoming Events
- Financial Fitness Academy Wrap-up
- Weight Watchers at Work
- Chair Massage Schedule for January
- Grant Wood AEA Book Club Rescheduled to Jan. 26
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
- Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need
- Literacy Leaders Workshop
- Trauma Informed Care, Schools & Your Approach to Students/Yourself
- Standards-Based Grading
- Building Bridges Assistive Technology Conference
- Grant Wood AEA Summer Literacy Symposium
- Grant Wood AEA Leadership Symposium

 

Agency Advisory Minutes

Grant Wood AEA Staff Openings

The GWAEA Board Book

The GWAEA Board Minutes

GWAEA GROW

 

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2010-2011

2009-2010

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The “Big Picture” at
Grant Wood AEA

This week, "The Big Picture" focuses on the GWAEA Summer Literacy Symposium, Number 19485-16-01, and the GWAEA Summer Leadership Symposium,
Number 19496-16-01
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We regularly survey our LEA partners and ask them for feedback related to our programs and services. We often hear their desire to attend professional development during the summer months, so this year we're bringing in two large scale conferences.

GWAEA will be hosting a Summer Literacy Symposium on June 20 and June 21, 2017.
The symposium is designed to provide area educators with an opportunity to hear from national literacy experts whose research focuses on effective practices that support early readers, struggling readers, writing, and the integration of literacy instruction across content areas. Topics for the symposium include: Fluency; Early Literacy; Secondary Literacy; Vocabulary; Reading-Writing Connection; Dyslexia. The target audience is PK-12 educators. National presenters at the Summer Literacy Symposium include: Tim Rasinski;
Tim Shanahan; William Van Cleave;
Deborah Reed
; Richard Allington;
Laura Justice; Dave Kilpatrick; Jim Burke, and Antonio Fiero. Information about this conference was disseminated late last week, and we already have 125 educators registered for the 200 available seats.

GWAEA Summer Literacy Symposium

GWAEA Summer Leadership Symposium

We also will be hosting the GWAEA Summer Leadership Symposium "The Leader as a Deep Change Agent," June 27, 2017, at the
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

 

This symposium will provide educational leaders with an opportunity to participate in engaging learning sessions with national experts, including Doug Reeves, Andy Hargreaves, Ken Williams, John Almarode, Kristin Anderson,
Trudy Arriaga
, and George Couros.

 

The sessions will focus on how to lead school-wide efforts that are cohesive and collaborative resulting in educational equity and increased student learning.


Assignment Change Procedures

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Assignment Change Procedures - Contracted Staff
As a reminder, contracted staff wishing to be considered for a change in assignment, to work in another region, may access on the Agency’s website the Procedures for Assignment Changes within a Job Category.  The procedures can be found in either the Business/HR section of the Staff Website or on the Business/HR Google site at: Assignment Change Procedures - Contracted Staff.

 

Please note: These procedures are followed only when a contracted staff member wishes to be 1) considered for an assignment to work in a different region, 2) within their current job category. These are not the procedures followed when 1) staff assignments are realigned within their current region or 2) when staff is interested in applying and being considered for a different job category.

 

Assignment Openings (all employee groups)
Also, as a reminder, assignment information is updated on a daily basis, as openings become available, and this info is posted online at Staff Openings.  Each opening is posted for at least 5 Agency days.
Since assignment postings may change on a daily basis, employees interested in actively seeking other opportunities within the Agency are advised and encouraged to:

  1. Check the posting at least one time each week, on the same day of each week, in order to be certain a timeline is not missed to apply for the opening;

  2. Bookmark the Staff Openings page for regular access;

  3. Set up a Google calendar reminder to check the Staff Openings page on a weekly basis; and/or

  4. Use the Quick Link for Staff Openings that can be found in the left margin of each weekly issue of the Bulletin Board.

The newest or most recent openings will appear first in each employee group listing (Contracted, Classified, etc.)


W-2 Wage and Tax Statements

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Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2016 were released to the Employee Self Service (ESS) system January 17, 2017 specifically for those who consented to receiving their W-2 Statement electronically.  Paper W-2 Statements were mailed January 18, 2017 for those who didn’t consent to electronic method of delivery.  Everyone will be able to view their 2016 W-2 Statement on the ESS system as of January 31, 2017.

 

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 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.


Agency Mileage Chart

A link to the Agency Mileage Chart can be found here. This is an updated version with the new Coralville facility included.


New Telehealth Benefit for Our Health Plan Members

Did you know that Grant Wood AEA health plan members have a new benefit that allows you to see a doctor anywhere you are?

Doctor On Demand is a virtual visit platform that immediately connects you to a board-certified physician by live video on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

See and talk to a doctor face-to-face anytime without waiting rooms or having to travel across town. Doctor On Demand can treat many common medical conditions, including:

  1. Colds and flu

  2. Allergies

  3. Skin and eye issues

  4. Sore throat

  5. Pediatric issues

  6. Bronchitis and sinus infections  

  7. Urinary tract infections

  8. Diarrhea and vomiting

Top Doctors
Doctor On Demand offers the highest quality care by working only with board-certified medical doctors.

 

Sign up before you get sick
Be prepared when a urinary tract infection, skin rash, pink eye or influenza strikes.  Log in to myWellmark on your computer to set up your Doctor on Demand account.  Then, download the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

You’ll be glad a doctor is only a few taps away on the day you can barely get out of bed. Prescriptions can even be instantly sent to your nearest pharmacy.*

 

How Does It Work?
Check out the Doctor On Demand YouTube channel.

 

Doctor On Demand operates subject to state laws and is not currently available in Alaska, Arkansas or Louisiana due to state regulations. Doctor On Demand is not meant to replace an in-person primary care provider visit.

 

*Doctor On Demand physicians do not prescribe Drug Enforcement Administration controlled substances, and may choose not to treat or prescribe other medications based on what is clinically appropriate.


2nd Floor Redesign - GWAEA 33rd Avenue Facility

Drywall is underway this week as the reconstruction work continues on the second floor of
Grant Wood AEA's 33rd Avenue facility. The redesign includes four new conference rooms as well as a new Structured Teaching classroom and office space for both science and autism.

 

The following photos are from Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

GWAEA 33rd Avenue second floor construction and open area photo with walls removed.

GWAEA 33rd Avenue second floor construction and open area photo with walls removed.


In addition, the first floor bathrooms should re-open sometime in the next two weeks.


Credit Options for AEA PD Online's
28 Days of OLLIE: Powering Up Personalized Learning Participants

The 28 Days of OLLIE: Powering Up Personalized Learning begins next week. In an effort to personalizing learning for 28 Day participants, AEA PD Online is offering both formal and informal learning opportunities focused on how to further implement personalized learning with students.

 

Formal Learning Opportunity (Credit Option):

Register here for license renewal (2 credits) or graduate credit (2 credits). A reduced rate for the credits is outlined below. Individuals who select this option and register will receive information from the course instructor in early February.

License Renewal (2 credits):

$70

Drake Graduate (2 credits):

$150

Viterbo Graduate (2 credits):

$110

Morningside Graduate (2 credits):

$150

No Credit

$0

Informal Learning Opportunity (No Credit=No Cost):

Educators who participate informally will have access to all of the learning (discussions, resources, activities, etc.), but can choose how to engage each of the opportunities presented during the 28 Days. Educators may participate informally if they are:

  1. Interested in personalized learning without the need for license renewal or graduate credit

  2. Are not certain how the course will fit into their schedule

  3. Have not participated in online learning opportunities and want to explore before taking an online course.

For more information about the 28 Days of OLLIE: Powering Up Personalized Learning:

  1. Follow AEA PD Online on Twitter on Facebook @aeapdonline

  2. Look for tweets at #28OLLIE.

  3. Subscribe to our blog at www.aeapdonline.org

Email questions to info@aeapdonline.org.

 

AEA PD Online is a statewide collaborative initiative of Iowa's AEAs, bringing educators high quality professional development in many different formats, meeting teachers' needs and providing just-in-time training. To search or register for an online course, visit the AEA PD Online course catalog.


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Hope Blooms ... It's Daffodil Time!

Orders no later than Jan. 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.

It's time to place your order for some daffodils that are being sold by the Gems of Hope organization. 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 toward the fight against cancer, please see, call, or email Cathy Nelson at the Sixth 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. Potted and ready to replant.

  • Giraffe 'n a Bunch: $25. This is a snugly giraffe 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.

  • Giraffe Hugs: $25. Comfort a child experiencing cancer with a stuffed Monkey, given anonymously.

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

  • A new option this time is a set of 5 Watercolor Daffodil Notecards by Pat Brand, $10

Pictures of these are at the front desk.

 

Orders will be taken from now until Jan. 26, 2017. Flowers can be picked up on or around March 8, 2017. (Please make checks payable to 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.


Parent Education Consortium Workshops

See the links below for information about upcoming parent workshops offered by the
Parent Education Consortium.


YMCA January Membership Special

With New Year's resolutions fresh on our minds, now is a great time to join the YMCA. Throughout the month of January, the YMCA is offering a "no join fee" special when you sign up for a Y membership. This is a savings of $50 for a single adult membership or $75 for a family membership.  Plus, GWAEA employees can receive a 15% corporate discount simply by showing your GWAEA ID badge or pay stub.


See the YMCA flyer.

 

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

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10th Annual TrivYa Night

Join us for a fun evening of trivia, costumes, Y games, food and fun!  Get your friends together to dress up as a theme and put your table in the running for winning our costume contest and great prizes. If you're not a trivia master, you can purchase answers to help your team get an advantage. Hosted by "Trivia Masters"
Eric Hanson and Ric Swann.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017
Opens at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m.
Hotel Kirkwood
7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids

 

To sign up, contact Sadie Range:  
319-366-6421 x124 or range@crmetroymca.org

Click for flyer

 


GROW News/Upcoming Events

Visit the GWAEA Grow website for the following:

- Adult Coloring Books

- Book Club
- Chair Massages

- Community Events

- Financial Fitness

- Gardening

- Healthy Food

- Lunch and Learn

- Mindfulness Class

- Treadmill Desks

- Walking Events

- Weight Watchers

- Wellness Challenge

- Yoga Club

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Contact a member of the GROW Team for information.

Visit these Facebook links for upcoming activities and events:

Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project

Iowa City Blue Zones Project

Marion Blue Zones Project

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Keep improving your well-being by participating in one of the many Blue Zones Project events in the Cedar Rapids, Marion and Iowa City areas.


Financial Fitness Academy Wrap-up

Kudos to all who participated in the Financial Fitness Academy that concluded in December!  There were a total of 45 initial check-ups completed, 30 users selected a tutorial, 368 tutorials were selected, and 277 tutorials were completed!  

 

Thanks to all who participated in any way with this program - you have played an important role in the effort to enhance employee financial fitness and wellness. We hope those who participated found the program helpful.

 

The names of all GWAEA staff who completed at least 12 tutorials were entered in a drawing to receive one of four $25 gift cards to Barnes and Noble. Congrats to the following recipients:
Kathy Briggs
, Joan Hellmann, Dulcie Lauritsen, and Connie Tucker.


Weight Watchers At Work

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Accepting Mid-Session Membership Applications

Membership Opportunity extended to staff, family and friends (you may attend at any community location or at GWAEA on Tuesdays. Tuesday’s meeting weigh-in is available at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 4:45 p.m.). You are not required to attend Tuesday’s meetings, you can go to any other community meetings that suit your schedule.

 

Payment options: Payable at time of registration one check or credit card payment. You can also pay 3 checks, which will be deposited during different weeks of the session. If joining mid-session, cost will be pro-rated for remaining weeks.

Weight Watchers for Diabetes

Weight Watchers for Diabetes

Contact Kim Martin or Elizabeth Steffensmeier with questions or to sign up.


Chair Massage Schedule for January/February

Coralville: Jan. 25, 1:00-4:15 p.m. A link to a shared doc is available from Sue Heath to register.

Cedar Rapids: Feb. 8-9. Contact Stacy Murphy to schedule.


Grant Wood AEA Book Club Rescheduled to Jan. 26, 2017

Calling all Book Club enthusiasts! Its still not too late to read our current book club selection

"Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening" by John Elder Robison.

 

Due to delays, book club will not meet until Thursday, Jan. 26 for social time and discussion. Please select either 12 p.m. or 4 p.m. time on the 26th to attend.If you would like to attend via Zoom, please contact Deanna Weber for more information.

 

 

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Jan. 26, 2017
at Noon
or  4 p.m.
Glass Room, Sixth St. Facility


2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Assistive Technology
Professional Learning Opportunities

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.

 

 

 

See flyer for dates and details


2016-2017, Child Find Courses

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.


Grant Wood AEA Math PD Courses, 2017-2018

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.

 

 

 

GWAEA Math PD Courses 2017-2018


Strategies for Improving Reading

 

Each workshop will focus specifically
on strategies supporting instruction
for one of the five Components of Reading – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

 

Participants will engage in demonstrations, practice and application of learning, including an emphasis on:


• Core instruction (whole group and differentiated)
• Assessments (including FAST screening and diagnostic)
• Interventions
• Iowa Core Standards

 

 

Strategies for Improving Reading
dates and registration information


2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Seminar Series

National presentations brought to you locally by Grant Wood AEA

Building School 2.0:
How to Create the Schools We Need

As we thrive to provide learning that is equitable and personal for all learners, there is a growing desire to re-examine education and learning. Educators use the phrase “school 2.0” to think about what schools will look like in the future. Moving beyond a basic examination of using technology for classroom instruction, Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need is a larger discussion of how teachers and school leaders can change student education, learning and our physical school spaces to reflect the changing nature of our lives brought on by new technologies.


March 1, 2017
, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Number: 19450-16-01

 

Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, General Education and Special Education Teachers, Teacher Librarians, Consultants

 

Grant Wod AEA Seminar Series. Zac Chase, Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need

See flyer for details.

 

Zac Chase is a thought-leader on combining pedagogy and technology for teaching and has led schools and systems in Canada, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa, and Pakistan to consider the intersection of learning, inquiry, reflective pedagogy, technology, and project-based learning.

Registration deadline: Feb. 15, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.

 

Fees:

• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $40
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $65
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.

 

See flyer for 2016-2017 dates and registration information.


Literacy Leaders Workshop

About These Workshops
Geared for secondary administrators, instructional coaches, and building leaders, this workshop is designed to increase school leadership skills, knowledge, and action to accelerate students’ literacy achievement grades 6-12 in ELA and across the content areas.

 

Target Audience:
Middle and High School Administrators, Teachers, Consultants, Instructional Coaches

 

Instructional Strategies to Encourage Surface, Deep and Transfer Learning
February 14, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Number: 19491-16-01

 

Using Differentiated Accountability
and Collaborative Inquiry to Design PD
March 7, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Number: 19492-16-01

 

Address the CIQ/DI Instruction Pillars to Identify Areas of Strength and Areas of Improvement: Examine Data Use in PLC and MTSS Structures

April 11, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Number: 19493-16-01

See flyer for dates, locations

 

Discuss Building a Culture of Literacy as Related to School Improvement Plans and Goals: Examine Requirements of Smarter Balanced Assessments
May 9, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Number: 19494-16-01


Trauma Informed Care, Schools & Your Approach to Students/Yourself

This training will assist school personnel in looking at how traumatic experiences may be affecting student behavior and also may be impacting their own behavior and health. It will provide staff the opportunity to discuss ways to connect to students and understand the meaning of those connections to building resiliency in themselves and in students.

 

March 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA

4401 Sixth St. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Target Audience
K-12 Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Nurses, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Consultants

 

Trauma Informed Care, Schools & Your Approach to Students/Yourself workshop

 

Trauma Informed Care, Schools & Your Approach to Students/Yourself

Number: 19487-16-014

 

Fees:

• Participants within the GWAEA area, $25
• Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $50
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full


Every Learner, Every Day

Instructors: Jennifer “Rita” Platt and
John Wolfe

Cutting-edge research offers better tools and strategies to meet the needs of ELLs than ever before. Together, we will review the basics of language acquisition, move into using CBM data to get good measurements of ELD growth, and finish with strategies for ELLs in the content classroom.

 

March 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA

4401 Sixth St. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Target Audience
Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Reading Support, Consultants, and ELL Teachers

Trauma Informed Care, Schools & Your Approach to Students/Yourself workshop

 

Every Learner, Every Day

Number: 19422-16-01

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on March 17, 2017.
Credit: None
Fees: $15, includes lunch


Standards-Based Grading Conference 2017
with presenter
Dr. Doug Reeves

April 6, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Location:
Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. S.W., Cedar Rapids

 

This conference is designed to support practicing educators to learn how to effectively develop, design and implement a standards-based grading system that aligns with a vision for improved instruction, assessment, and grading and reporting practices that supports
the Iowa Core Curriculum.

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See flyer for details

Classroom practitioners will have the opportunity to share resources and practices that have led to successful implementation. Additional breakout sessions will be offered by area practitioners experienced in implementing SBG in their schools.

 

Number: 19272-16-01

 

Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Consultants

 

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017, 06:00 AM 

 

Fees:

  • Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, total for non-credit $150

  • Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, total for non-credit $175

  • Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


Expanding Expressive Language Workshop

 

See flyer details

April 6, 2017

Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Target Audience:
PreK-6 Speech-Language Pathologists, General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Support, Early Childhood Staff

 

Number: 19464-16-02

 


Building Bridges:

Assistive Technology Conference

April 25, 2017

8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA

4401 Sixth St. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Keynote & Featured Speaker
Mark Coppin, Director of Assistive Technology at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, N.D.

 

Featured Speaker
Dan Herlihy, Private consultant from Hoosick, N.Y., providing Assistive Technology training and professional development to educators.

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See flyer for details

Audience: K-12 Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Media Specialists, Paraeducators, Reading Support, Parents, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, OT/PT, Consultants

 

Number: 19018-16-01

 

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on April 7, 2017

 

Fees:

• Participants within the GWAEA area, $75
• Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $100
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


Grant Wood AEA Summer Literacy Symposium

June 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
June 21, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St. SW,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

National presenters include:

Richard Allington

Jim Burke

Antonio Fiero

Laura Justice

Dave Kilpatrick

Tim Rasinski

Deb Reed

Tim Shanahan

William Van Cleave

 

The Literacy Symposium is designed
to provide area educators with an opportunity to hear from national literacy experts whose research focuses on effective practices that support early readers, struggling readings, writing, and the integration of literacy instruction across content areas. The symposium will engage participants in learning that supports the implementation of research-based effective practices that lead to a strong core literacy program.

 

Topics
Fluency, Early Literacy, Secondary Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading-Writing Relationship, Handwriting, Dyslexia

GWAEA Summer Literacy Symposium

 

Target Audience
PreK-12 Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Reading Specialists, Speech Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Staff, Consultants

 

Number: 19485-16-01

 

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on June 9, 2017

 

 


Grant Wood AEA Summer Leadership Symposium

June 27, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 E 9th St.
Coralville, Iowa

 

This symposium will provide educational leaders with an opportunity to participate in engaging learning sessions with national experts. The sessions will focus on how to lead school-wide efforts that are cohesive and collaborative resulting in educational equity and increased student learning. Sessions will be hosted by nationally known experts including Doug Reeves, Andy Hargreaves, Ken Williams,
John Almarode
, Kristin Anderson,
Trudy Arriaga
, and George Couros.

 

Leadership strands will include the following:

 

• Leaders as a Collaborator
• Leader as an Influencer
• Leader as a Synthesizer

 

Target Audience
Administrators, Teacher Leaders

 

Number: 19496-16-01

GWAEA Summer Leadership Symposium

 

Fees:

• Participants within the GWAEA area, $125
• Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $150
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.

 

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on June 12, 2017


2016-2017 TQ Dates

Feb. 15, 2017
May 3, 2017

 

Visit the new TQ Google site.

 

The TQ proposal template and directions are available on the GWAEA Staff Portal under the
Teacher Quality Committee
link. Please submit your proposal electronically to Sherry Sines at ssines@gwaea.org by the dates listed above. Proposal reviews are typically completed by the TQ committee within 7 - 10 days after the due date.

 

TQ funds are available to support professional learning. All contracted staff in a position that requires educational licensure are eligible. Funds can be used to support learning time and resources for agency-wide proposals, region/discipline/program proposals and individual proposals. During the 2014-2015 school year, 31 proposals were approved to support professional learning in Literacy, Math, Early Childhood, Autism, Behavior, Science, Coaching, Mentorship, Speech Language, ELL, and Leadership Development. The application documents can be accessed on the Staff Portal. Committee members are happy to answer questions about proposal development. Contact Ambre Bernards,
Lisa Haverkamp
, Susan Parker, and Sherry Sines.


Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

BoEE Update

Please take a moment now to visit the BoEE website and update your contact information. Go to www.boee.iowa.gov and click “update my information” in the left column. The “Search for a license” tool is helpful to see your license type and expiration date. The FAQ page replaces the old BoEE handbook and has the most current and relevant information for educators in a user-friendly format. For BoEE updates, please review the August newsletter. 

 

You can subscribe to the BoEE Quarterly Newsletter from the BoEE webpage. 

 

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development Opportunities

 

Information for Professional Development National Speakers available on the link to
GWAEA Featured PD
. Pre-registration is required for all participants including practicum, interns and student teachers.

 

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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, Fierce Conversations and iEvaluate. A letter from the DE/BOEE is attached. Please contact GWAEA Professional Development for questions.

 

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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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