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Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
Agency closed in observance of Labor Day


In This issue:

Partnering

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training Team Supports Schools
Welcome, New GWAEA Staff
Airy Receives Governor's Volunteer Award
Congratulations!
Grant Wood AEA Online Shirt Order
Our Condolences
iPad App Orders- App Order form is OPEN!
Assessment Courses
GWAEA staff invited to help support November United Way campaign 
IPERS is Coming to Cedar Rapids
GWAEA GROW News/Upcoming Events
 

- Fight the Flu

 

- Weight Watchers At Work

 

- Chair Massage Schedule

 

- GWAEA Try the Y for Free

 

- Eastern Iowa Miles for Myeloma, Oct. 2

 

- Especially for You Race

GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
Buy, Sell and Trade

Lost and Found
 

Agency Advisory Minutes

Grant Wood AEA Staff Openings

The GWAEA Board Book

The GWAEA Board Minutes

GWAEA GROW

 

Past Issues of
The Bulletin Board

 

Articles for The Bulletin Board are due end of the day on Wednesdays. Submit your items email to
Valerie Taylor Hill
,
GWAEA Public Information Specialist

 

 

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Grant Wood AEA Mission: To ensure success for all learners.

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Crisis Prevention Institute Training Team Supports LEA/AEA Staff

Grant Wood AEA CPI team members include: (left to right): Jill Weigel (management link);
Catrina Miiller, Kim Phillips, Shana Wagner, Tammy McSweeney (team lead), Monica Ryan-Rausch, Terri Knipper, Colleen Rivera, Amanda Osborn. Not Pictured: Brandee Gehl
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Grant Wood AEA’s Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training Team provides training to LEA and AEA staff within Grant Wood AEA in the areas of de-escalation strategies and crisis response.

 

The philosophy of CPI is to provide care, welfare, safety, and security for students, even in times of crisis, explained Jill Weigel, GWAEA regional administrator. "The training helps trainees to organize their thoughts in terms of responding to agitated, disruptive, and assaultive individuals," she said. "It also helps trainees to focus on safe alternatives when a person loses control and becomes violent. Techniques are provided to control a person’s own anxieties during interventions and maintain the best possible professional attitude."

 

CPI focuses on nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal, and physical intervention skills. There is a focus on teamwork to resolve disruptive and dangerous situations effectively, safely, and respectfully.  


There are nine trainers within Grant Wood AEA and they provide training across the AEA both at the agency and in districts. "Initial training is a full day long, and recertification is a half day," Weigel continued. "Staff are required to be re-certified annually in order to maintain certification. During the 2015-16 school year, 237 people were certified and 263 people were re-certified throughout the AEA (500 people total).
The CPI trainers do this work as an add-on to their typical job duties."


"The CPI Training team offers training at the agency (initial certification training and recertification training) as well as in districts when requested," Weigel said. "We ask that districts have at least 20 participants if we go on-site to provide the training."

 

For information about CPI Training, contact Tammy McSweeney (team lead) or Jill Weigel, GWAEA regional administrator.


Welcome, New GWAEA Staff

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Dulcie Lauritsen
Secretary

B.S., University of Iowa

Dulcie joins Grant Wood AEA after 20 years working at Transamerica, most recently as a business analyst for the
Life Insurance New Business Team.

     

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Kristine McEnany
School Social Worker

M.A., University of Iowa

Kristine's background includes positions as a direct support staff at Options of Linn County (two years), as a direct care worker at Linn County Home Health (six years), and as a youth care worker at Four Oaks (two years).

     

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Jenna Shirley
Speech-Language Pathologist

M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Jenna joins Grant Wood AEA in her first position after graduate school.

     

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Rick J. Smith
Van Driver

Rick joins Grant Wood AEA after positions as a maintenance assistant/janitorial supervisor with Marsden Building Services, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2016.

     

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Amanda Starr

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Amanda's background includes a position as a SLP with UnityPoint St. Luke's Witwer Children's Therapy, June 2011-August 2016.

     

 

 

Dyan Sundermeyer
Curriculum Consultant
- Literacy (Special Ed.)
M.A., Drake University

Dyan has experiences with Great Prairie AEA, three years; and Mason City Communty School District, six years.

     

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Morgan Weigel
School Psychologist
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
; Ed.S. anticipated
May 2017

Morgan's background includes positions as a daycare provider at Apple Kids, May-August 2016; research assistant at UNI, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2016; and as a direct service professional at Exceptional Persons, Inc. and REM Iowa, 2010-2014.


Airy Receives Governor's Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Mary Airy, GWAEA early education consultant, on receiving the Governor's Volunteer Award in June 2016.

 

Mary was nominated for her volunteer efforts with the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC).
She is currently completing her second year of a two-year term as president of the Iowa AEYC Governing Board.

 

Congratulations, Mary!

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Congratulations!

  • to Stephanie Olson and her husband, Cody, on the birth of their son, Kamden Brooks Olson on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:25 a.m. Kamden weighed 8 pounds 16 ounces. Everyone is doing well. Kamden is welcomed by big brother Brayden and big sister Kinsley. They are ecstatic to have a little brother. Stephanie is a GWAEA school social worker.


Grant Wood AEA Online
Shirt Order

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Staff now have the opportunity to purchase agency branded shirts. Staff can pick from men’s or women’s sizes in two different shirt types, and can select size, color before placing an online order.

 

Shirt Selection

We suggest staff start their shopping experience by looking at the shirt colors that are available
by viewing the “Logo Examples”
category. Staff will use this page to ensure they are selecting their preferred color on the ordering page.

 

Sample shirts are available at the 6th Street front desk through Cathy Nelson for staff who would like to check the fit of sizes before ordering. (Sorry, there are no 2x, 3x or tall samples.)

 

Please note your color choice in ‘logo examples’ to ensure you’re selecting your preferred color when you get to this ordering screen.

 

Ordering Details

Staff  can place an order directly with the shirt vendor through the online portal or print the ordering screen and return a check payable to IMS Branded Solutions to Cathy Nelson at the 6th street office.

Staff will have the option of picking up their shirt from any GWAEA office location through the ordering process.

 

Orders will be accepted between August 29-September 23. Shirts will be delivered to the indicated pick up location by October 15.

 

Next Ordering Opportunity

We plan to open the online store for staff to order additional shirts again the first week of April.

 

To order using the online portal, visit http://tinyurl.com/GWAEAstore


Our Condolences...

  • to Sandy Pacha and family on the passing of her mother, Dolories A. "Cookie" Pacha, on Aug. 24. Services were held on Monday, Aug. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Pleasant Plain. Sandy is a GWAEA speech-language pathologist.

     

  • to Laurie Smith and family on the passing of her father, Richard Franklin, on Aug. 27.
    A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Laurie is a GWAEA physical therapist.


iPad App Orders- App Order form is OPEN!

We are opening the Agency iPad App Order for paid iPad apps today. Please be sure to select no more than 7 apps, be responsible and only order apps you will need. The order form will close on
Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

 

You must be signed in with your GWAEA Google Account in order to view and fill out the form.

Link to the form

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Assessment Courses

Are you looking for more assessment tools used to
dig into children’s learning challenges?

 

Are you looking for ways to make assessments provide more information for the need section of the EER?

 

There will be opportunities this fall to hear about and work with a variety of assessments that are commonly used in the problem solving process. The goal is to build capacity of agency staff to have a wide breadth of assessment options to chose from when trying to answer specific diagnostic questions.

 

See the Assessment Courses flyer for information or contact Austin Beer or Hillary Prall.


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GWAEA staff invited to help support November United Way campaign 

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Once again this fall Grant Wood AEA will support a workplace campaign for United Way. Any staff member interested in supporting the agency's campaign should contact Renee Nelson to join the agency's campaign coordinator team!


IPERS is coming to
Cedar Rapids

Individual Counseling Sessions

When: Sept 19-23, 2016

Where: Residence Inn, 1900 Dodge St N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

 

Call early to reserve your time slot. Appointments fill up quickly.

 

Who should register for an appointment? Anyone nearing retirement with questions on their IPERS accounts.

 

How to Register: Call 1-800-622-3849. Please have your Member ID, Spouses Date of Birth (if married), and potential retirement dates ready for the Benefits Officer when you call. 

 

Appointments are 30 min. each and are by appointment only. IPERS will send out estimates prior to the appointment. Please bring those estimates to the appointment.  


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.


Fight the Flu

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Sixth St. Facility - Grant Wood Room

Sign-Up

OR

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Coralville Facility

Sign-Up

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Flu Shots planned at Grant Wood AEA through the Visiting Nurse Association. Bring your insurance information. VNA will direct bill your insurance company. 

 

As a reminder, and for employee reference, the Agency health plans provide flu shot benefits, which includes:

  1. Full 100% coverage, with no co-pay, for shots received through in-network or 
    out-of-network providers.

  2. Under the HMO Essential plan, however, individuals must go to an in-network provider for the shot or the shot will not be covered. The Visiting Nurse Association is in the HMO network.

  3. If another non-preventive service in addition to the flu shot is performed in the doctor's office, individuals are then responsible for the office co-pay. 

If there are questions about your health plan benefits, please contact Cathy Kearns, Payroll/Benefits Specialist, at ext. 6706 or ckearns@gwaea.org.

For information, contact Connie Dvorak, cdvorak@gwaea.org.


Weight Watchers At Work

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New registrations accepted each week! Since November 2014, our total weight loss is 783 pounds! That is the combined size of a welsh pony, average football lineman, and a mid-size microwave!

Weight Watchers At-Work
New Session Begins 9/6/2016

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

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


Chair Massage Schedule for September

Marcia will be here Sept. 6 and the morning of Sept 8. Please email Stacy Murphy for an appointment.


GWAEA Try the Y for Free
Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016

Print out page 2 of the flyer, fill in your information, and take it to any or all of our CR Metropolitan YMCA locations to Try the Y for FREE during Sept 1-4.
*Helen G Nassif (downtown)
*Marion
*Stoney Point
*Mercy Health Plaza (along Council St.)

 

GWAEA employees may join the Y during September and waive the joiner's fee (that's a savings of $50-$75).

 

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

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YMCA: Everyone Belongs Here!


 

Eastern Iowa Miles for Myeloma kicks off five years of fighting multiple myeloma on Oct. 2, 2016 at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 4213 SE Sand Road, Iowa City.

 

With your help, by year's end we'll have donated over $100,000 to the
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Team Lori will once again be walking in honor of former GWAEA employee Lori Hilmer. 

 

For more information on joining the team or if you’d like to order a
Team Lori T-shirt, contact Amy Grahs, 319-551-7021, or go to milesformm.com for race details.


Registrations are due Sept. 13

Grant Wood AEA Team Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Opening Ceremonies at 7:45 a.m.

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Please complete the registration form and payment, and van mail to Nicole Clymer before
Sept. 13. Registration fee $30.00 adults/$20.00 youth.  

 

The Grant Wood AEA Team had over 30 participants last year! This wonderful event raises funds for individuals unable to afford breast cancer screenings. 


2016-2017 Leadership for Continuous Improvement
Learning Sessions

 

Registration is available for non-LCI teams.

 

See flyer for dates and registration information through Grant Wood AEA Professional Development.

 

 


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

See flyer for details

Assistive Technology Academy for School Professionals

AT 101 - Reading/Writing Supports

 

Dates: Aug. 24-Oct. 26, 2016
Face-to-Face times 4:30-5:30 p.m. on
Aug. 24 & Oct. 26

 

Target Audience: LEA Special Education/General Education Teachers;
AEA Support Staff

 

Location: Online class with the first and last meeting face-to-face at Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth Street S.W., Cedar Rapids

 


2016-2017, Child Find Courses

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.


2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Resources for Educators and Parents Working or Living with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.

 

 

 

See flyer for dates and details


2016-2017 Behavior PD Courses

 

Register for 2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Behavior PD Courses through
GWAEA Professional Development

 

See flyer for details on course offerings, dates, and locations.

 

 

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Grant Wood AEA Math PD Courses, 2016-2017

See flyer for course offerings, dates and registration information.

 

 

 

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See flyer for dates and details


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

 

See flyer for dates and registration information.

 


Functioning as a High Performing Leadership Team:
Focusing on Student Achievement

Instructor: Steve Ventura

Advanced Collaborative Solutions

 

Sept. 12, 2016; Jan, 12 and March 30, 2017

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

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa, 2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, Iowa

 

Audience: Leadership Teams

 

Number: 4781-16-02

Registration deadline: Sept. 2 at 6:00 a.m.
License Renewal Credit: Additional $25

 

Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, $250

Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, $300

 

Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full. Priorities given to teams in LCI series.

 

 

See flyer for dates and registration information.

These sessions will provide the foundational learning necessary for further Achievement Team™ study. Registration will be confirmed after August 1.


Overcoming Anxiety and Frustration in Children and Teens

Instructor: Jed Baker, Ph.D.

 

Sept. 28, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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

 

Target Audience: PreK-12 Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Nurses, Counselors, Reading Support, Parents, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Staff, Psychologists, OT/PT, Consultants

 

Number: 19469-16-01

 

Fees: Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, $60
Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, $85

 

 

See flyer for details


Visible Learning for Literacy

Instructors:
Doug Fisher, Heather Anderson, Aida Allen

Sept. 30, 2016

 

What if you knew the literacy practices that ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning for a year spent in school?


Doug Fisher and colleagues will show you how to use the right approach at the right time to intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep and transfer phases of learning.


Participants will apply Hattie’s research to develop practices that are “visible” for teachers and students to see. Because their purpose has been made clear, visible practices are implemented in the right moment in a student’s learning and their effect is tangible.

 

See flyer for information

 

Course Number: 19445-16-01
Registration available after May 15, 2016
Fees:

$150 GWAEA Educators
$175 Non-GWAEA Educators


Visible Learning Foundations

Featuring:
Dr. John Hattie, Steve Ventura

Oct. 10, 2016

DoubleTree Cedar Rapids
Convention Complex

350 1st Ave N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa


During the Visible Learning Foundation Day Institute, participants will identify and discuss the most important messages from the Visible Learning research, learn about the five strands of Visible Learning, and know the difference between the influences that ‘do’ and ‘do not’ make a significant difference to student achievement. This Institute provides practical activities and take-away tools and is the first step of the Visible Learning Foundation Series that will help you become a Visible Learning School.

 

See flyer for information

 

Visible Learning is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development based on the research of Professor John Hattie. Through the lens of Visible Learning evidence, you will learn to systematically examine effective instructional practice in order to determine the “impact” on student achievement and learning. By considering the effects of the practices of teachers and leaders, schools will be able to make substantial gains in student achievement.

Audience: All Educators

Course Number: 19440-16-01
Registration deadline: Oct. 3, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.

Fees:

• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $175
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $200

 

From Words to Works - Developing Writing Skills in Elementary Students

and

From Words to Works - Developing Writing Skills in Middle School Students

 

Oct. 11 and 12, 2016
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


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

From Words to Works- Developing Writing Skills in Elementary Students

Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Grant Wood AEA,

4401 Sixth Street S.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Audience:
Upper Elementary Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Media Specialists, Reading Support, Parents, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Consultants

 

Number: 19466-16-01

Registration deadline: Sept. 27, 2016, 6 a.m.
Credit: None

Fees:

Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, $40
Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, $65

From Words to Works- Developing Writing Skills in Middle School Students

Oct. 12, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Grant Wood AEA,

4401 Sixth Street S.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Audience:
Middle School Administrators, General and Special Education Teachers, Media Specialists, Reading Support, Parents, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Consultants

 

Number: 19467-16-01

Registration deadline: Sept. 28, 2016, 6 a.m.
Credit: None

Fees:

Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, $40
Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, $65

 

2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Seminar Series

National presentations brought to you locally by Grant Wood AEA.

 

1:00-3:00 p.m.

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

 

Oct. 5, 2016 - 19446-16-01

Buddy Berry - The Future of Personalized Learning: Reinventing Education

 

Nov. 2, 2016 - 19447-16-01

Dr. Robert Dillon - How Digital Learning Helps Close the Gap Around Educational Equity

 

Dec. 7, 2016 - 19448-16-01

Thomas Murray - Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready

See flyer for dates and registration information.

 

Jan. 4, 2017 -19449-16-01

Dr. Anthony Muhammad - All Means ALL! Creating Equitable Learning Environments

 

 

March 1, 2017- 19450-16-01

Zac Chase - Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need


2016-2017 AEA Teacher Leader Support System (TLSS)

Purpose: to establish a comprehensive multi-year regional program to develop important teacher leader skills and competencies and build capacity among a network of teacher and district leaders to promote long term system sustainability aligned with the Iowa Department of Education’s TLC Layered Approach for Support.

 

Fee Structure:
$1200 for District Annual Membership Fee and $750/instructional coach for one year of professional learning sessions.

 

2016-2017 AEA Teacher Leader Support System,
NTC Professional Learning Sessions Systems of Support for TLSS Districts
, and

Access to Optional Courses

 


 

See flyer for details


Designing and Implementing Classroom Assessments To Be Used To Guide Future Instruction

 

Oct. 14, 2016, Feb. 27, 2017, and April 10, 2017

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


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

 

The assessment and instruction class is designed to support classroom teachers and teacher leaders to plan and implement assessments that are aligned to learning targets from prioritized standards. The participants will collaborate with teacher partner(s) to analyze evidence from the assessment to plan and implement instruction that represents the results of the student’s performance on the assessment.

 

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers, Teacher Leaders

Number: 4839-16-01

 

 

 

 

See flyer for details

 

Registration deadline: Sept. 30, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.
Credit: R, D-EDMA, M - 1 Sem. Hrs.

Relicensure - $25
 Drake - $100
 Morningside - $75


STAR Autism Program Training

Instructor: Lisa Kemmerer, Ph.D.,
STAR Autism Consultant

 

Nov. 3-4, 2016
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth Street S.W.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

The STAR Autism Program teaches children with autism the critical skills identified by the 2001 National Research Council. The ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and functional routines form the instructional base of this comprehensive program for children with autism.

 

STAR Autism Program Training

Audience:
PreK-6 Special Education Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Education Consultants, Psychologists, Parents, Social Workers, Behavior Interventionists

 

Number: 4549-16-01

Registration deadline: Oct. 20, 2016, 6:00 a.m.

Fees: $185 in GWAEA Educators; $210 outside Non-GWAEA Educators
Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


2016-2017 Instructional Coaching

Instructors: Jim Knight and Ann Hoffman

 

 

See flyer for dates, times, and locations

 

Target Audience: Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Lead/Model Teachers

 

• High Impact Instruction

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2016

Number: 19353-16-01

 

• Focus on Teaching, Using Video to Gather Data

March 3, 2017

Number: 19355-16-01

 


2016-2017 TQ Dates

Sept. 14, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016
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 Sherry Sines, Terri McGraw,
Lisa Haverkamp, Hillary Prall, Susan Parker, and a member to be determined.


Grant Wood AEA Professional Development Opportunities

 

Information for Professional Development National Speakers is now available on the link to
GWAEA Featured PD
on the homepage. 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
Grant Wood AEA Professional Development
for questions.


Buy, Sell or Trade

For sale: Frozen whole 4H project chickens $2 per pound. Small 3.5-4.5 and larger 7-8 pound birds available. Processed in a State inspected facility. Call Marty at 319-461-4601.


Lost and Found

Please see Cathy at the switchboard to claim the items below.

Found: In the parking lot of the Sixth St. facility.

Found: In the Human Resources conference room.

 

 
 

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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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