Agency Updates – June 2018

GPAEA Region Map 2018

Just a reminder that GPAEA is moving towards a Regional Delivery Service Model for the 2018-19 School Year.

GPAEA Regions 2018

Download PDF: GPAEA Regions 2018

Contact

Region 1 – Alan Schwarte
Regional Director
800-622-0027 Ext. 5801 Harold L. Mick Office (Albia)
Alan.schwarte@gpaea.org

Region 2 – Nathan Wood
Regional Director
800-622-0027 Ext. 5512 Ottumwa Office
Nathan.wood@gpaea.org

Region 3 – Dr. Deb Cook
Regional Director
800-622-0027 Ext. 5324 Ottumwa Office
Deb.cook@gpaea.org

Region 4 – Jim Cope
Regional Director
800-622-0027 Ext. 5396 Fairfield Office
Jim.cope@gpaea.org

Region 5 – Kim Kirchner
Regional Director
800-382-8970 Ext. 2115 Mount Pleasant Office
Kim.kirchner@gpaea.org

Region 6 – Shawn Stringer
Regional Director
800-382-8970 Ext. 1103 Burlington Office
Shawn.stringer@gpaea.org

Region 7 – Michelle Harris
Regional Director
800-382-8970 Ext. 3011 Burlington Office
Michelle.harris@gpaea.org


REMINDER: IDEA Part B Parent Survey – 2017-18 – ENDS June 30, 2018

Last year the Iowa Department of Education asked your District to share the IDEA Part B Parent Survey and they would like for you to do that again. A follow-up email will be shared next week, but until then please see letters below and share with your Parents.

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. This year, the Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without a disability using a three-question survey.

Attached is a Parent Letter with a survey link that you are asked to share with all parents via email, website, and/or social media.

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith MacQuigg, Data Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, 515.494.5610 or meredith.macquigg@iowa.gov.

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Instructional Services – June 2018

GPAEA 2018-18 PD and Network Calendar


June 15th is the registration deadline for FAST Math and/or Behavior participation for the upcoming school year. Use this link to register. Recorded training webinars regarding the new assessments can be found within this statewide AEA document. It is anticipated the cost to districts will be between $1 and $2.00.


IGDI’s, the state AEA system will provide access to myIGDI’s for the 2018-19 school year (details)

Action Required for IGDI’s at no cost to districts

For New Programs: Complete this form and Early Learning Labs will be in contact with you to set up your myIGDIs assessment program. The deadline to sign up to participate is June 8.

For Returning Programs: Programs don’t need to take any action if you’re already using myIGDIS and will continue for 2018-19. Early Learning Labs will turn on your access to the online database and the iPAD access in July.

For Users/ Programs Wishing to Cancel Participation: The deadline to cancel your program’s account for 2018-19 is June 8. You can complete this form to indicate your desire to cancel your account.


Teacher Leadership Opportunities

  • Intro to Student-Centered Coaching hosted by Grant Wood AEA_Sept 5 & 6
  • Student-Centered Coaching Labs for GPAEA schools with Julie Wright_Sept 25 & 26
  • Student-Centered Coaching Webinars for Leaders with Diane Sweeney
  • Download PDF: AEA_Student-CenteredCoaching_Flyer_DRAFT_060618_1pg

Look for Course Registration in the Statewide Professional Learning Registration System:


ESSA/DA Training and Dates for 2018-19

Attached are the offerings and dates that GPAEA will be hosting trainings regarding ESSA and Differentiated Accountability for next school year. The DE will send the official document with registration links soon. Also attached is the updated DE ESSA Timeline which contains webinar links and recordings.


Professional Development Opportunities

Dr. Eric Jensen flier 51118

Pre- Learning for Dr. Jensen

  • Offered on August 27th (Burlington) and August 28th (Ottumwa) 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Literacy  

  • IRRC Modules_ Iowa Reading Research Centers Literacy PD Modules
  • Please contact your literacy consultant if you would like more information

Math


Early Childhood

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Media, Technology & Science – June 2018

MackinVIA Curriculum Integration class begins on August 9th

Mackin class flyer 2018 (3)Please plan to attend a valuable and motivating day with Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services, Mackin and your AEA  librarians.

Date/Time: August 9, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Please bring a laptop or tablet, if possible

Topics covered during the day will include:

  • Mackin VIA: setting up backpacks & groups; also Google integration
  • Mackin Reader: highlighting and note-taking
  • Instructional examples using text complexity and close reading while utilizing the MackinVIA Reader tools

Locations:  AEA’s across the state – GPAEA Ottumwa Office

Registration: Please register your attendance at the state-wide AEA Learning Online site.  Activity #:  22044999991901 or type Mackin into the Title box. 

Credit Options: You may register to attend for just one day on August 9 for no credit, but an option for 1 credit of relicensure credit will be available through AEA PD Online. The “for credit option” will include developing a plan for implementation of Mackin VIA resources into the curriculum and including connections to the Iowa Core. The continued learning will take place online using Moodle.

Download PDF: Mackin class flyer 2018 (3)


Iowa STEM BEST Application Available!

A priority for the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for 2018-2019 is to expand the community of innovative, replicable STEM education models that unite educators and employers to expand the learning continuum from school to careers.  Known as Iowa STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers), these programs are now generating new excitement around the state as meaningful activities and experiences are created and refined in the K-12 educational area.

Further details on these awarded programs can be found at https://www.iowastem.gov/STEMBEST/application.


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Professional Development – June 2018

Looking for a class? Need credit? Check out courses offered in June
Check out some of our upcoming June courses in the new registration system! For easy access use the Course Numbers to search and get more details. To browse all of the courses in the catalog, click Show All and narrow the search to Great Prairie AEA. Please contact shannon.johnson@gpaea.org if you need assistance logging in.
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Courses Offered Beginning June 2018
  • Teacher in the Workplace Course Number-155867
  • Nine Essential Skills for Love and Logic- 160563
  • Behavior Toolbox: Course Number-160500
  • Desmos: Course Number -160410
  • Fierce Conversations: Course Number-160434, 160468
  • Fierce Conversations 2: Course Number- 160470
  • Project Based Learning for Social Studies: Course Number-160439
  • Iowa LETRS (Modules 4-6): Course Number- 160437
  • Substitute Authorization: Course Number- 160422
  • Yoga for Teachers: Course Number- 160526
  • Foundations of EL: Course Number- 160426
  • Iowa Science Standards: Course Number- 160399
  • Structured Teaching for Autism: Course Number- 160541
  • Pastels with Gin Lammert – 160543
  • Rug Weaving – 160630
  • Plein Air: Outdoor Landscapes – 160627
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Special Education – June 2018

Download PDF: 2018 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training flier

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External Partners – June 2018

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Agency Update – May 2018

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REMINDER: IDEA Part B Parent Survey – 2017-18

Last year the Iowa Department of Education asked your District to share the IDEA Part B Parent Survey and they would like for you to do that again. A follow-up email will be shared next week, but until then please see letters below and share with your Parents.

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. This year, the Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without a disability using a three-question survey.

Attached is a Parent Letter with a survey link that you are asked to share with all parents via email, website, and/or social media.

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith MacQuigg, Data Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, 515.494.5610 or meredith.macquigg@iowa.gov.

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