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December 2016

2016-2017 Leadership for Continuous Improvement
   
Strategies for Improving Reading
   
2016-2017 Instructional Coaching
   
2016-2017 Grant Wood AEA Seminar Series
   
Hands-On Equations® - Making Algebra Child's Play
   

January 2017

Math Interventions and Assessments for Students
   

March 2017

Developing and Assessing Basic Fact Fluency
   

April 2017

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

 

Grant Wood AEA Featured Events and Professional Development opportunities


December 2016

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 Seminar Series

National presentations brought to you locally by Grant Wood AEA.

 

Dec. 7, 2016 - 19448-16-01

Thomas Murray - Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready

 

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

 

See flyer for dates, locations and registration information.

 

 


 

Dr. Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America. A former teacher and principal, Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author and thought leader in equitable learning environments.

All Means ALL! Creating Equitable Learning Environments

Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate. The author of several books including The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level, Dr. Muhammad will challenge teachers and administrators alike to be transformational leaders in districts and classrooms and to broaden their understanding of how they can positively influence the culture in their district.

Jan. 4, 2017, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Course Number: 19449-16-01
Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, General Education and Special Education Teachers, Teacher Librarians, Consultants

Registration deadline: Dec. 14, 2016 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.

 

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.

 

 

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

Registration deadline: Oct. 31, 2016

 

• Focus on Teaching, Using Video to Gather Data

March 3, 2017

Number: 19355-16-01

 

 

 

December 2016

Principals and Instructional Coaches Working Together Using Strengths-Based Coaching to Build Teacher Capacity in a TLC Framework with Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral

Dec. 8, 2016 & April 7, 2017 - Administrators
Dec. 8, 2016, Feb. 23, 2017, & April 7, 2017 Instructional Coaches

Instructors: Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
4401 Sixth St. S.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Course Number:

19441-16-01 for Administrators or

19441-16-02 for Instructional Coaches

 

Target Audience:
K-12 Administrators, Instructional Coaches

 

Registration deadline: Nov. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
Fees: Administrators: In area $75, Outside $100, Instructional Coaches: In area $90, Outside $115

 

Credit: None

Principals and Instructional Coaches Working Together Using Strengths-Based Coaching to Build Teacher Capacity in a TLC Framework

See flyer for details

 

Hands-On Equations®

Making Algebra Child's Play

In this workshop you will see how the visual and kinesthetic approach of Hands-On Equations demystifies the learning of algrbra, thereby providing students with a foundation for algebraic thinking and for a traditional Algebra 1 course. Since algebra is the language of mathematics, success with algebra is essential to the further study of mathematics and science.

 

Dec. 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Number: 19120-16-01

 

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

 

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 Administrators, Math Teachers, General and Special Education Teachers

 

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See flyer for details

Registration Deadline: 11/29/2016, 6:00 a.m.

 

Fees:

  • Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $ 60

  • Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $ 85

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

Credit: 5.75 Contact Hours

 

January 2017

Math Interventions and Assessments for Students

Instructor: Karen Karp, Ph.D.

 

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

 

With the focus on multi-tiered systems of support, classroom teachers are seeking successful ways to assess and build instructional interventions for students who struggle in learning mathematics - particularly students with disabilities.

 

This session includes researched-informed, hands-on interventions and assessments in
number and operations for elementary students.

See flyer for details

Grades K-2

1/25/2017 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Number: 19417-16-01

Registration Deadline: 01/09/2017 06:00 AM 

Fees:

  • Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $ 65

  • Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $ 90

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

 

Grades 3-5

01/26/2017 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Number: 19418-16-01

Registration Deadline: 01/09/2017 06:00 AM 

Fees:

  • Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $ 65

  • Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $ 90

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

 

March 2017

Developing and Assessing Basic Fact Fluency

Instructors: Jennifer Bay-Williams and
Gina Kling

 

March 24, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

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

 

What does it really mean to be fluent with basic facts, and how is this idea reflected in the Iowa Core? Come explore how we can use strategies, games, and activities in meaningful ways to develop a trajectory for helping all students become fluent with basic facts, and consider ways to authentically assess fact fluency.

 

See flyer for registration details

Target Audience: Elementary General and Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Staff, Consultants

Date/Times: March 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Number: 19480-16-01

Registration deadline: March 10, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.

Credit: None

Fees:

• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $50
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $75
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.

 

April 2017

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.

 

 

 

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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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