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Mark Your Calendar:

March 30, 2018

Early Release - Agency closes at 3 p.m.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018
Organizational Leadership Program Applications Due

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

GWAEA Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet

National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

All Agency Inservice

Liberty High School
1400 S. Dubuque St., North Liberty

Registration 8-9 a.m.;
Meeting 9-11:30 a.m.

(Communication in The Bulletin Board for returning staff. U.S. Mail letters to new staff only.)


In This issue:

The Big Picture: Facility Update - Second Floor Remodel for 6th Street Plans and Timeline
New Programs/Services Administrator
Contracted Staff – Timelines for Salary Lane Changes 
Holiday Early Release Dates
Best Place to Work Survey to Launch March 26, 2018
Tornado Drill Planned
Retirement Celebration
GWAEA Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet, May 17
2018 Building Bridges Outstanding Assistive Technology/AAC Special Education Technology Teacher/
Team Nomination Form
GWAEA Blood Drive, April 2
GROW Quicklinks
Blood Profile Screening
Let's Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with a Wellness Challenge!
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Organizational Leadership Program Applications Due
March 30
IPERS Retirement Planning Sessions
Follies 2018
GWAEA GROW News/Upcoming Events
MTSS in Secondary
GWAEA Professional Development Opportunities
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 Tuesdays.
Submit items to
Valerie Taylor Hill
,
GWAEA Public Information Specialist.

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The Big Picture

Facility Update- Second Floor Remodel for 6th Street Plans and Timeline

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Details are shaping up for the second floor remodel of the Sixth Street building. We are moving ahead with construction plans to modernize the workspace on that level based on input by a cross-representative staff committee and by staff who work on that level. 

 
Important Deadlines for Staff Impacted by the Remodeling Effort

April 1 - Staff who have file drawers that are still being used should indicate this with a pink dot  (and these stickers can be obtained from their secretary.) After April 1st any drawer without a pink sticker will be sorted and the contents properly disposed of or stored if needed. 

 

May 15 - Staff should plan on having items boxed and prepared for moving by May 15. Anything too large (like easels, posters, etc) should be labeled with name, program, and indicate where it needs to be stored. Once everything is packed and moved we'll begin tearing down furniture and moving files.

 

June 15 - The larger construction effort will begin by replacing the skylights and windows, painting and carpeting. This should be done around July 15.  

 

July 15 - When the construction work is completed we'll begin setting up new desks and bringing in the new furniture for the collaborative spaces. These additions are scheduled to be done Aug. 10. 

 

Important Information for All Staff

  • It's important to note that the RA offices on the second floor will remain untouched during this process, but RAs and other staff who are in the area should be mindful that the floor will be a construction area. After the old carpet is removed, the floors will be slightly sticky with glue residue,  and there will be other construction taking place in the area. Please use caution when walking in and near the remodeling effort.

  • Staff who are displaced by the remodeling effort will be temporarily relocated in the Scale-Up classroom, the Revere and Stone rooms, and the Glass room at Sixth Street, and others will be on the second floor of 33rd Ave. Additionally, some staff will be officing from home during this time. Any staff who need a work area during this time are welcome to work in common areas in the Sixth Street and 33rd Ave location as well.

  • The furniture currently being used on second floor will be available for staff use at an offsite job assignment (for example, if a SLP needs a filing cabinet at a district.) Please note that furniture will not be made available for staff's personal use. Staff who are interested in any of this furniture may label it with a name, and it'll be made available for pick up at a later time.  All remaining partitions and furniture will be made available for our partnering districts.

Thank you to the executive cabinet and the staff who volunteered to serve on the second floor design team who helped finalize the plans for this effort.

 

Additional note: if staff are aware of individuals 16 years of age or older who would like temporary employment, can work independently in the evenings from May 15-June 15, and are able to lift at least 40 pounds, please contact Cliff Ehlinger at Cliff.Ehlinger@uweci.org.


New Programs/Services Administrator

At last night's Board of Directors meeting the Board formally approved the addition of Kevin Hatfield for the GWAEA Programs/Services Administrator position.

Kevin has been Superintendent of the West Branch Community School District the past seven years and will fill the PSA role currently held by Lisa Wilson, who has announced her plans to retire.

Kevin Hatfield

Kevin began his career in education as an elementary teacher in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. He then became a Dean of Students for Pleasant Valley Community Schools. He served as the Principal of Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Bettendorf for nine years before joining
West Branch Community Schools.


Contracted Staff – Timelines for Salary Lane Changes 

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As a reminder, additional semester hours for advancement on the salary schedule are to be secured by September 1 and evidence of the additional hours is to be submitted to the Human Resources office on or before October 1. To be sure the coursework may be used for lane change purposes, staff are advised to submit lane change application forms before registering for classes. The form is available on the GWAEA website under the Staff. Business Services/Human Resources page, or with this link: Salary lane change application form.

 

Staff are also encouraged to contact the HR office (x6748) to verify the number of semester hours currently on file, or if you have questions or need additional information regarding these procedures. 

 

Holiday Early Release Dates

The remaining early release date for this school year when the Agency will close at 3 p.m. includes:

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 (Friday before Easter)


Best Place to Work Survey to Launch March 26, 2018

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Grant Wood AEA will again participate in the online survey for best places to work in Iowa, which is sponsored by The Des Moines Register. We were pleased to learn that our employees ranked us as one of Iowa's top workplaces the previous four years, and want to make sure we have the opportunity to continue giving employees a forum for feedback.

On March 26, staff will receive an email with a link to the online survey. We look forward to your feedback.


Severe Weather Preparations:
Tornado Drill Planned on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 33rd Ave. at 11:30 a.m.; Sixth St. at Noon

A tornado drill to prepare staff for possible spring severe weather situations is planned on Wednesday, March 28, 33rd Ave. at 11:30 a.m.; Sixth St. at Noon.

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An announcement will be broadcast.

 

During a drill or during an actual Tornado warning, please follow these steps:

  • Go immediately to the designated SAFE area closest to you. See the maps posted throughout the building and become familiar with the suggested route.

  • Do NOT go outside or try to call home.

  • Once you are in a SAFE area remain there until notified that the warning has been removed or has expired.

  • Secretaries should take their flashlights with them.

Remember:
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.
A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted in the area. We will alert staff in the building only when a Warning has been issued.

 

See the Sixth St. facility PDF for the 1st and 2nd floor maps.

 

Sixth St. - 1st Floor

Sixth St. - 2nd Floor


Retirement Celebration for Rita Merta, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Business Office/HR Conference Room


2018 Building Bridges Outstanding Assistive Technology/AAC
Special Education Technology Teacher/Team Nomination Form

Nominations Due March 30, 2018

Grant Wood AEA Building Bridges Assistive Technology Conference

It's that time again, to nominate a Special Education teacher or team for recognition at our upcoming Building Bridges Outstanding Assistive Technology Conference on April 19, 2018
We are inviting any GWAEA staff interested in nominating either a Special Education teacher and/or building team in the Grant Wood AEA area who has thoughtfully considered, embedded and integrated the use of assistive technology and/or augmentative communication into their classroom environments to complete this form.

 

Assistive technology use includes but is not limited to technology tools/supports for reading, writing, communication,  vision, mobility and access to instructional materials. Nomination forms should be submitted by Friday, March 30.  Thank you for helping us recognize outstanding educators in our GWAEA area.


Grant Wood AEA Logo Clothing Order

Offer good 3/22 thru 4/6/2018

Promotion Details:

Promo Offer: Free Logo + Free Shipping

Promo Code: MTFLFS2

 

See website to place order:

business.landsend.com/store/gwaea


GWAEA Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet
Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

2018 Grant Wood AEA Staff Recognition & Partnerships Banquet

 

All employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years of employment with
GWAEA, retirees, and persons nominated and selected by agency staff will be honored.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2017

Location: National Czech and Slovak Museum, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids

Social Hour: 5:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Register and Reserve a Table Online

Cost: GWAEA Board Members and Employees: $13

Spouses, Friends and Retired Staff: $25 per person

Reservations Due: May 11, 2018

The Evening's Menu:
Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit, Rolls, Green Beans Almandine, Baked Potatoes with Butter & Sour Cream, Zesty Chicken, Roast Beef, Coffee, Ice Tea & Water, and Assorted Desserts

 

Please contact Cathy Nelson, ext. 6544, to request tickets and arrange for payment. Checks may be made payable to Grant Wood AEA.​ Click to access the banquet invitation.


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Keep the Files Coming!

Grant Wood AEA Central Files would like to thank everyone for the response to request for files. More files are needed! Please drop off or send your extras to Central Files, Sixth St. facility. Thank you!


GWAEA Blood Drive

Monday, April 2, 2018

1:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Sixth St. facility

New donors will receive a $5 Hy-Vee gift card. There will also be a drawing for all donors for a $15 Amazon gift card.

 

To sign up online, click here! Questions?
Contact Cathy Nelsoncnelson@gwaea.org.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

GROW Quicklinks

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Contact a member of the GROW Team for information.

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

- Wellness Challenge

- Yoga Club

- YMCA - Thrive Gym

Let's Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with a Wellness Challenge!

To participate, all you do is complete one wellness activity for 15 days (Mon-Fri) from 3/19 through 4/6. The activity choices are based on four of the categories of the Blue Zones® healthy lifestyle habits: (A) Move Naturally, (B) Right Outlook, (C) Eat Wisely, (D) Belong. 

 

You record your daily wellness activity on the Wellness Tracker. Copies are available at the front desk in each GWAEA building or print a copy of the Wellness Tracker.   

GWAEA 20 Days 'Til Spring Wellness Challenge

Send the original form or a scanned copy of the Wellness Tracker to kmartin@gwaea.org no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, to be eligible for the drawing of a gift certificate for a chair massage at the GWAEA Coralville or GWAEA Cedar Rapids facilities. The winners will be announced in The Bulletin Board on Thursday, April 12.


Check out the GROW Page 

Link to Lunch and Learn Video Library

Live Healthy Iowa Events

 

Happier Hour, NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids, October through April, from 5 to 8 p.m.


Blood Profile Screening Spring 2018

Last fall, the GROW Committee offered blood profile screenings provided by the VNA. We would like to once again offer them this spring. Please fill out this quick survey by March 26, so we have an idea of how many would be interested. Watch for additional details after March 26.


Live Healthy Iowa Strut Your Pup Challenge, April 16-May 25, 2018

Click to learn more


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Did you know?

The CDC recently released a Report to Congress on The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, which details the impact a TBI can have on children and their families. The report also:

Mark is Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more information and Fact Sheets, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion.

 

For more information about the Brain Injury Resource Team (BIRT)  or to make a referral, see the BIRT webpage or contact Jessica Knudson, 319-399-6801, or jknudson@gwaea.org.


REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

Are you looking for recycled surplus office supplies? 
Please donate items that no longer bring you joy to your favorite charity (i.e., coffee mugs, t-shirts, outdated books)
.

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Reuse or Recycle the following items:

Sixth Street facility: Shelf in the hallway between Van Distribution and the Dock for:

  • surplus binders

  • rubber bands

  • interoffice envelopes

  • desk organizer

Contact: Rene Van Gerpen, ext. 6743, rvangerpen@gwaea.org

 

Creative Services area in the Sixth Street facility

  • green hanging folders (8.5x11 and 8.5x14)

  • plastic tabs (long and short) and inserts / surplus tabs should be separated into long/short and remove insert

  • paperclips (standard and large, separated)

  • scratch paper and pads

  • 3-ring binders - binders will be sorted/surplus binders available on

  • surplus shelf in hallway

  • pocket folders

  • manila folders

Contact:  Hope Runge, ext. 6435, hrunge@gwaea.org


Organizational Leadership Program Applications Due March 30

Applications are now being accepted for Grant Wood AEA staff who have completed a minimum of two years service at Grant Wood AEA and are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 Organizational Leadership program.

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See the full article in The Bulletin Board, Jan 4, 2018.


IPERS Retirement Planning Sessions

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Get detailed information about your retirement account. Learn about possible retirement dates, benefit option payouts, and service purchase options.

 

Individual Appointments:
April 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2018

 

Hiawatha

Location: Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center
ICAN Entrance
1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha

Individual Appointments:
April 30, May 1, 2 & 3, 2018

 

Coralville

Location: Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Lower Level
2301 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville, IA

 

Pre-Registration is needed to attend an individual appointment.

 

Visit the IPERS website for a complete listing of the Statewide Individual Counseling Sessions.

 

To schedule an individual appointment contact IPERS at 1-800-622-3849. Appointment times will fill quickly, please do not delay in calling to set up an appointment.


Follies 2018, March 24-25, 2018


Come see Follies 2018 - "Dancin' thru Life", 
March 24-25, and support Education in the Arts.
The Follies raises funds for a unique arts fund, 
The Gene Whiteman Follies Scholarship
, which is awarded to deserving students in the greater
Cedar Rapids area who intend to pursue a career in the performing arts. The scholarship is named for beloved Cedar Rapids performer and educator 
Dr. Gene Whiteman
. Gene was a teacher and administrator in Iowa for decades. He was the first principal of Taft Junior High (now Taft Middle School), when it opened in 1965, and mentored dozens of students who later went into education themselves. 


Kim Novotny, GWAEA Team Leader-Media, is performing in her 11th year of the Follies.


Standards-Based Grading Conference: Personalizing Education for All Learners

 

School Visits and Conference
April 16-17, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Course number: 19559-17-01

 

Conference Only
April 17, 2018 (only)

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Course number: 19560-17-01

DoubleTree Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 1st Ave., NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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See flyer for details, dates and locations.

Featured Presenters:

Rick Wormeli, Trevor Ragan, Darren Ellwein, Travis Lape

 

Target Audience: PreK-12 Teachers, Teacher Librarians, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Counselors, Administrators, Early Childhood

 

Registration Deadline: April 2, 2018, 06:00 a.m. 

 

Fees:

  • Participants within the GWAEA area, $225 for April 16 & 17, $150 for April 17

  • Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $250 for April 16 & 17, $175 for April 17

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

 


District ICAP Update Workshop

Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP)

Instructors: Keith Stamp, Lauren Keating

 

March 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

This workshop is intended to support district work on its ICAP plan as required in HF2392. Participants will learn about employer trends in the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City Corridor. Participants will have the opportunity to integrate the employer trends learning into the
district ICAP plan.

 

District ICAP Update Workshop
March 26, 2018


See flyer for details

Target Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, Administrators and Counselors

Course Number: 19573-17-01
Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on March 12, 2018
Credit: none


Building Bridges:

Assistive Technology Conference

"Presume Potential"

April 19, 2018

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

 

Grant Wood AEA

4401 Sixth St. S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Keynote & Featured Speaker:
Kate Ahern, Intensive Special Needs Teacher and Assistive Technology Specialist, AACVoices.org

 

Featured Speaker
Mike Marotta, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional,
Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC.

 

Course Number: 19018-17-01

Building Bridges: 
Assistive Technology Conference
"Presume Potential"

See flyer for details


A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: Using the SCERTS Assessment to Identify Social and Emotional Priorities

April 25, 2018

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

 

Grant Wood AEA

4401 Sixth St. S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Target Audience
PreK-12 Teachers, Consultants, OT/PT, Psychologists, Early Childhood, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Parents, Administrators, Counselors, Paraeducators, Special Education Teachers

 

Instructor
Emily Rubin MS, CCC-SLP

 

Course Number: 19537-17-01

A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: Using the SCERTS Assessment to Identify Social and Emotional Priorities

See flyer for details

 

MTSS in Secondary Schools

Instructor: Austin Buffum, Solution Tree

This professional learning session will help secondary schools design or refine their
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) implementation in their buildings. MTSS ensures that the structures to provide timely, targeted and systematic help for struggling students
through a tiered approach are in place. This workshop will show how a tiered approach paired with PLC concepts and strategies can ensure that all students receive the time and support necessary for school success.

 

June 14-15, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Grant Wood AEA
1120 33rd Ave S.W., Cedar Rapids

 

MTSS in Secondary Schools

See flyer for details


Course Number: 4956-17-01

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on May 29, 2018
Credit: 1.0
Fees:
• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, total for non-credit, $75.00
• Total for Renewal, $110.00
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


Grant Wood AEA Summer Literacy Symposium

National presenters include: Jan Hasbrouck, Lucy Hart Paulson, Michael Hunter,
Jeff Anderson, Sandi Novak, Sharon Walpole, Mary Dahlgren, Jean Ann, Maria Murray,
William Van Cleave, Sarah Brown Wessling, Cathy Angel

 

June 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
and
June 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

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See flyer for details


Course Number: 19485-17-01

 

Fees:
• Participants within the GWAEA area, $175
• Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $200
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


Grant Wood AEA Summer Leadership Symposium

National presenters include: Peter DeWitt,
Jim Knight, Brad Gustafson,
Kristin Anderson, Jessica Hannigan,
Catlin Tucker

June 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Coralville Marriott Hotel &
Conference Center

300 E 9th St. Coralville, Iowa

 

Target Audience:
Administrators, Teacher Leaders,
Instructional Coaches

 

Course Number: 19570-17-01

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See flyer for details

 

#GWAEALeaders, #GWAEA

Fees:
• Participants within the GWAEA area, $275
• Participants from outside the GWAEA area, $300
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.


GWAEA Professional Development Workshops

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development offers a variety of workshops as well as courses for credit throughout the year. Please check our website for a complete and updated list of
courses and workshops.

 

Below is a highlight of PD workshops with national and regional presenters. Please register electronically. Payment is due at the time of registration.

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March 2018

GWAEA Assistive Technology

GWAEA Assistive Tech

2017-2018

Leadership for Continuous Improvement

2017-2018 Leadership for Continuous Improvement: Building Collective Efficacy

GWAEA Behavior Professional Development

GWAEA Behavior PD Courses

2017-2018

2017-18 AEA Teacher Leader Support System (TLSS) in Partnership with the New Teacher Center

2017-18 AEA Teacher Leader Support System (TLSS) in Partnership with the New Teacher Center

21st Century Homework Practices Connected to Grading and Re-Do'sMarch 20, 2018

21st Century Homework Practices Connected to Grading and Re-Do's
March 20, 2018

(Rescheduled from
Feb. 6, 2018.)

District ICAP Update Workshop
March 26, 2018

District ICAP Update Workshop
March 26, 2018

Practical Strategies for Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of Secondary Mathematics
March 27, 2018

Practical Strategies for Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of Secondary Mathematics
March 27, 2018


 

 


April 2018

Meaningful Engagement in the Classroom, School and Community
April 9, 2018

The Magical Journey of Building the Beginning Reader's Brain
April 3, 2018


Meaningful Engagement in the Classroom, School and Community
April 9, 2018

Meaningful Engagement in the Classroom, School and Community
April 9, 2018

Standards-Based Grading Conference: Personalizing Education for All Learners, April 16-17, 2018

Standards-Based Grading Conference: Personalizing Education for All Learners
April 16-17, 2018

Building Bridges Assistive Technology Conference, April 19, 2018

Building Bridges Assistive Technology Conference
April 19, 2018


A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum
April 25, 2018

A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum
April 25, 2018

Instructional Coaching Seminars

Instructional Coaching Seminars: Intersections Between Collaboration, Content and Coaching

April 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Opt in for any single
day of the series.


May 2018

Developing Adolescent Writing, May 18, 2018

Developing Adolescent Writing
May 10, 2018

 

 


June 2018

MTSS in Secondary Schools, June 14-15, 2018

MTSS in Secondary Schools
June 14-15, 2018

Grant Wood AEA
Summer Literacy Symposium
June 18-19, 2018

Grant Wood AEA
Summer Literacy Symposium
June 18-19, 2018

Grant Wood AEA
Summer Literacy Symposium
June 18-19, 2018

Grant Wood AEA
Summer Leadership Symposium
June 26, 2018

#GWAEALeaders, #GWAEA


2017-2018 TQ Dates

May 8, 2018

Visit the TQ Google site. The TQ proposal template and directions are available on the GWAEA Staff Portal under the Teacher Quality Committee link.

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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, Arlene Brant, Lisa Haverkamp, 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. Visit 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. 


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.


Lost and Found:

See Cathy Nelson at the Switchboard to claim.

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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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