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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:

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:

Follow GWAEA on Social Media
#GWAEANowYouKnow campaign

Canvas course focuses on the new Iowa Social Studies Core Standards
Our Condolences
The Bulletin Board summer schedule
GWAEA GROW
Corridor Corporate Games
GWAEA Professional Learning 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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Grant Wood AEA Mission: To ensure success for all learners.

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Follow GWAEA on Social Media
#GWAEANowYouKnow campaign

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Have you been following the #GwaeaNowYouKnow campaign on social media? Grant Wood AEA Communications is adding posts to the agency's Facebook and Twitter accounts with information about resources, tips and tools for teachers and administrators. These posts will continue each day through
Aug. 31.

 

Below are just a few of the recent posts with information from our GWAEA occupational therapists, Blended/Personalized Learning, Professional Learning, and the GWAEA summer van delivery schedule. Visit the agency's Facebook and Twitter accounts to see all of the #GwaeaNowYouKnow posts shared.

 


GWAEA occupational therapists Facebook post: Juggling the multiple demands of the written language. Remember your student's strengths when designing your interventions! Now You Know!

Personalized Learning Facebook post: Get a handle on Personalized Learning, AEM, UDL. Now You Know!

Professional Learning Facebook post: Now You Know!

Grant Wood AEA summer van delivery Facebook post

 

What would you like teachers and administrators to know about GWAEA services?
Share your ideas by contacting Renee Nelson or Valerie Taylor Hill in GWAEA Communications. And follow Grant Wood AEA on Twitter and Facebook.


Grant Wood AEA Social Studies Team announces new resource

Canvas course focuses on the new Iowa Social Studies Core Standards

The Grant Wood AEA Social Studies team has created a free open-enrollment Canvas course* for educators to review, explore and implement the new Iowa Social Studies Core Standards.


The agency's social studies team members include Carol Cassells, Andrea Compton, Lynn Kleinmeyer, Chris Klostermann, Dawn Kruse, and Keith Stamp.
 
The team explained that the creation of this Canvas course is a way of supporting educators unable to participate in the two-day state workshops. The course also connects educators working through the implementation process.
 
Personalized navigation, interactive components, sharing opportunities, and additional resources are all a part of the course.


Open enrollment is enabled for this course. Visit The Linker blog to access the course information.
Questions? Contact a member of the GWAEA Social Studies team (above) for information.



Our Condolences...

  • to Christine Allen on the passing of her husband, James "Jim" E. Clayton, on June 5.
    A greeting is planned on Saturday, June 29, from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lensing's Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road, Coralville. A Time of Remembrance will be held at 12 p.m. Christine was a GWAEA school social worker who retired in 2015.

  • to Lynda Loy, GWAEA CART childcare specialist, and family on the death of her mother, Mary Jean Dickson of Cedar Falls, who passed away on June 24. Services will be held Monday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the NewAldaya Lifescapes Chapel in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls, and one hour prior to services on Monday at NewAldaya. 



The Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board...

...has entered a bi-weekly summer publication schedule. Watch for email issues on the following dates: July 11, July 25, and Aug. 8.




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Corridor Corporate Games

GWAEA volunteers participate in Meals from the Heartland 
Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight


Congratulations to the Grant Wood AEA staff and volunteers who participated in the Meals from the Heartland volunteer event held June 14-15, 2019 at the DoubleTree Convention Complex, in Cedar Rapids.

 

Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight

Joining the volunteer efforts below were (left to right) Nicole Clymer, Christina Carlson, Amy Grahs, Monica Packard, and Pat Fehlberg.

 

Colleen Knipper and daughter, Ayla, joined the volunteer efforts.
Meals from the Heartland Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight was held June 14-15.


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

Corridor Corporate Games - Create a Dashboard

Have you created a dashboard for the Corridor Corporate Games? It's easy! See the video in The Bulletin BoardApril 25, 2019, for how to create and add Corridor Corporate Games individual events to your personal dashboard.

Corridor Corporate Games - Family Friendly Event Information

 

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


Save the Date... Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer - GWAEA Team


Especially For You Race


Women's and Men's 5 K Run or Walk
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
8:00 am

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
Mercy Medical Center -10th St SE Cedar Rapids

 

 Team Grant Wood AEA registration link


 

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.

 

July 2019

GWAEA Summer Math Professional Learning Courses 2019

GWAEA Summer Math Professional Learning Courses 2019

Substitute Authorization Class, 2019-2020

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


Cognitive Coaching:
Planning and Reflecting (Level 1)
Aug. 19, 20, 2019 and 
Oct. 7, 8, 2019 and 

Problem Solving (Level 2)
Feb. 13, 14, 2020 and April 15, 16, 2020

Cognitive Coaching:
Planning and Reflecting (Level 1)

Aug. 19, 20, 2019 and
Oct. 7, 8, 2019 and

 

Problem Solving (Level 2)

Feb. 13, 14, 2020 and April 15, 16, 2020

Integrating Social Interaction Techniques
for Children with
Autism into the
Preschool or
Daycare Setting
Aug. 21, 2019

Integrating Social Interaction Techniques
for Children with
Autism into the
Preschool or
Daycare Setting

Aug. 21, 2019

Stepping Stones to Switch Access
Aug. 22, 2019

Stepping Stones to Switch Access
Aug. 22, 2019


 

 


 

 

September 2019

Grant Wood AEA 
Behavior PD Courses
2019-2020

Grant Wood AEA
Behavior PD Courses
2019-2020


MTSS Professional Learning
for Secondary Schools
Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Oct. 23, 
Feb. 11, 2020, April 9, 2020

MTSS Professional Learning
for Secondary Schools
Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Oct. 23,
Feb. 11, 2020, April 9, 2020

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

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


Pathways
to Blended & Personalized Learning 2019-2020

Pathways
to Blended & Personalized Learning 2019-2020


Improving Student
Achievement through Actionable
Feedback

Improving Student
Achievement through Actionable
Feedback


 

 

October 2019

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

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

 


 

November 2019

Computer Science Standards
Nov. 13, 2019

Computer Science Standards
Nov. 13, 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


Lost and Found:

Contact Donna Alger at GWAEA 33rd Avenue 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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