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Mark Your Calendar:

June 10-Aug. 9, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GWAEA Summer Hours

 

The Bulletin Board summer publication dates:

June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and Aug. 8

 

2019-2020
Aug. 6-7 (Tues-Wed) and
Aug. 12-13 (Mon-Tues)

New Staff Orientation

 

Wednesday, Aug. 14

All Agency Meeting -
Solon Performing Arts Center


Aug. 15-16 (Thursday-Friday)

PD Palooza

 

In This issue:

A message from Chief Administrator John Speer
GWAEANowYouKnow campaign to launch June 1
All-Agency Inservice, Aug. 14
Summer Hours
The Bulletin Board summer schedule
Van delivery summer and 2019-2020 schedule
A Note From Business Office/Human Resources
BASES Conference
Eat with us! Embrace Accessible Technologies
GWAEA GROW
Corridor Corporate Games
Chair Massage schedule for May
GWAEA Professional Learning Opportunities

 

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

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A message from Chief Administrator John Speer

Before many of you finish your contracts for this academic year, I wanted to share with you some of the impressions I've gleaned through my first year as the agency's Chief Administrator. In this video you'll hear me talk about my professional highlights from this past year, and preview what I see ahead for the agency. 

 

I look forward to working with staff as we continue to refine our agency's goals, and lay out the path forward by detailing our actions in an organizational strategic plan.  It's an exciting time, and I thank you for your great partnership.  

 

John S.

 



#GWAEANowYouKnow campaign to launch June 1

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Summer is fast approaching! This is a great time to continue sharing information about agency services with teachers and administrators on social media. 

 

GWAEA Communications is planning a #GWAEANowYouKnow campaign on social media, June 1 - Aug. 31. Each day during the summer, we will share one post to the agency's Facebook and Twitter accounts with agency service information of interest to teachers and administrators.

 

What would you like teachers and administrators to know about Grant Wood AEA services?
We would like to hear your ideas! Please share your information by contacting Renee Nelson or Valerie Taylor Hill in GWAEA Communications.

 


 

All-Agency Inservice, Wednesday,
Aug. 14, 2019

Solon Performing Arts Center

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Watch The Bulletin Board for inservice information; letters will only be sent to new hires

 

Mark your calendars for the GWAEA All-Agency Inservice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the
Solon Performing Arts Ce
nter, 600 5th St., Solon.

 

The Bulletin Board is your communication channel for information about this meeting.
Paper letters will only be sent to new hires with the date and location of the All Agency Inservice. Letters will not be sent to returning staff.

 

Watch The Bulletin Board for more information as plans are completed.




Grant Wood AEA Summer Hours, June 10 - Aug. 9, 2019

Agency hours during the summer (beginning the second Monday in June through the second Friday in August) are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half-hour lunch period. Staff have the opportunity to work a flex-time, 9-hour day Mondays through Thursdays (7:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.) and four hours on Fridays, leaving at 11:30 a.m. However, arrangements must be made for areas to be covered at all times. Any other deviations from the normal work hours will be handled within each program.


This is the link to the Administrative Regulation AR #4190A concerning flex-time and summer hours.

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...is entering a bi-weekly summer publication schedule. Watch for email issues on the following dates: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and Aug. 8.


GWAEA Summer Van Delivery
June 17 - Aug. 13, 2019

Materials checked out during the summer will be delivered to those buildings that have been identified as summer drops.

GWAEA van

• Delivery in the summer is to one designated building in the district.
• This building is the district’s designated delivery point.
• Summer delivery occurs every other week.

 

The GWAEA cataloging system takes into account the delivery schedule when materials are scheduled. Click here to view the Summer Van Route Schedule 2019.

 

Regular delivery will resume on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 through Friday, June 5, 2020 with the 2019-2020 schedule.

 



A Note From Business Office/Human Resources

In an effort to wrap up Grant Wood AEA’s fiscal year end in a timely manner the
Business Office/Human Resources staff is asking for your help. Please note the
following deadlines.

 

June 5, 2019 

Final deadline to submit all invoicing requests for the fiscal

year ending (July 2018 – June 2019) invoicing requests.

June 28, 2019

Final deadline to submit all leave forms for the current
work year (July 2018 – June 2019).

June 28, 2019

Final deadline to submit claims for mileage and travel
reimbursement for the fiscal year (July 2018 – June 2019).

 

Thank you from the Business Office/Human Resources staff.




Registration open through June 3

BASES Conference - Integrating Behavior, Academic, Social and Emotional Supports

June 10-11, 2019

The Grant Wood AEA BASES Conference will highlight ways to integrate behavior, academic, social and emotional support systems for students by presenting best practices and research on student behavior and social emotional support systems.

This event will allow participants to engage with leading experts to develop a system of supports to help all students develop social, emotional and academic skills.

 

BASES - Integrating Behavior, Academic, Social and Emotional Supports - SAVE THE DATE!

Day 1
Keynote and Breakout Sessions

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St., Coralville, Iowa


Instructors:
Kelly Perales
Dr. Terrance Scott,
Dr. Rosemarie Allen

Day 2
Breakout Sessions
• Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
• Behavior Basics
• Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools

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4401 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids

 

Instructor: Dr. Shannon Suldo

See the conference flyer for registration options.

Registration Information
GWAEA Professional Learning
319-399-6767 or 800-798-9771, ext. 6767 or gwaeapd@gwaea.org

 


Eat with us! Embrace Accessible Technologies

 

EAT with Us! - Embrace Accessible Technologist

The Eat with us! schedule


The May 17 recording, UDL & the Expert Learner, with Julie Freed and Gina Rogers is below.

 

Recorded webcasts for the year are posted:
https://tinyurl.com/eatwebcast

 

For more information, contact Julie Freed or
Maggie Pickett.

UDL & the Expert Learner
May 17, 2019

5 Gotta Have Chrome Extensions for the English Learner 
April 18, 2019

 


 

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Corridor Corporate Games

Looking for Outdoor Inspiration? Check out the Family Friendly Events sponsored by Corridor Corporate Games

Corridor Corporate Games - Create a Dashboard

It's easy! See the video in The Bulletin BoardApril 25, 2019, for how to create. Add Corridor Corporate Games individual events to your personal dashboard.


Corridor Corporate Games - Family Friendly Event Information

Saturday, 6/1 - Nature Walk, Toddville

Saturday, 6/8 - Cycling Tour Ride, Iowa City

Saturday, 6/22 - Sunrise Yoga, Marion

Wednesday, 6/26 - Zumba, Univ. of Iowa (GWAEA team only)

Saturday, 6/29 - 5K Road Race, Coralville

Saturday, 7/13 - Cycling Tour Ride, Hiawatha

Sunday, 7/28 - Fitness Walk, Terry Trueblood Rec Area, Iowa City


Meals from the Heartland Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight

Registration Link for Meals from the Heartland |
June 14-15, 2019 volunteer event

Location: DoubleTree Convention Complex,
350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight

 

The 2nd Annual Meals from the Heartland Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight will be held at the DoubleTree Convention Complex, 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids. This year's goal is to package 300,000 meals, many of which will stay in the area to feed the hungry. Iowans helping Iowans; it doesn’t get much better than that!  


Chair Massage Schedule for April and May

Cedar Rapids: Contact Stacy Murphy to schedule.

Coralville: The schedule will resume in September 2019. Contact: Sue Heath.


Quota Club golf tournament benefits GWAEA Program

Registration deadline is Saturday, July 20; golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 10

The 17th annual Quota International of Cedar Rapids Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg. Check-in at 7 a.m.; start time, 8 a.m.

 

A portion of the proceeds from this tournament will be given to Grant Wood AEA's itinerant teachers of the deaf/hard-of-hearing to support their mission for children who are deaf and hearing-impaired.

 

Interested golfers and Grant Wood AEA teams are welcome. The registration deadline is July 20.

 

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Click here for registration information or contact Emily Lee, GWAEA itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing, ext. 1106.


GWAEA Professional Learning Workshops

Grant Wood AEA Professional Learning offers a variety of workshops as well as courses for credit throughout the year. Please check the website for a 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.

 

June 2019

BASES Conference
June 10-11, 2019

BASES Conference
June 10-11, 2019

School Garden 101
June 12-14, 2019

School Garden 101
June 12-14, 2019

Integrating Career Connected Learning into the Secondary Curriculum

June 18, 19, 20, 2019

Integrating Career Connected Learning into the Secondary Curriculum

June 18, 19, 20, 2019

Exploring Diversity/
Enhancing Equity

June 25 - July 8, 2019

 


 

July 2019

GWAEA Summer Math Professional Learning Courses 2019

GWAEA Summer Math Professional Learning Courses 2019

GWAEA Summer Math Professional Learning Courses 2019

Substitute Authorization Class, 2019-2020


 

August 2019

Teaching Writing with Confidence
Aug. 5, Oct. 24, 2019

Teaching Writing with Confidence
Aug. 5, Oct. 24, 2019


Stepping Stones to Switch Access
Aug. 22, 2019

Stepping Stones to Switch Access
Aug. 22, 2019


 

September 2019

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Behavior PD Courses
2019-2020

Grant Wood AEA
Behavior PD Courses
2019-2020


Access for All: 
A Planning Framework
for Leaders
Sept. 23, 2019

Access for All:
A Planning Framework
for Leaders
Sept. 23, 2019


 

October 2019

Visible Learningplus 
John Hattie, Peter DeWitt
Oct. 16, 2019

Visible Learningplus
John Hattie, Peter DeWitt
Oct. 16, 2019

 



Evaluator Approval Information

Professional Administrator Licenses require approved Evaluator Approval coursework as a part of the licenses renewal credits. Various course options are available throughout the state. 
A listing of upcoming courses is available on the AEA Course catalog or on the DE website


 

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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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