Agency Updates – February 2019

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Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 10.15.04 AM.pngAlso, check out this great article featuring the accomplishments of GPAEA’s own Laura Williams: UI develops leaders who inspire innovation in Iowa’s K-12 schools at https://now.uiowa.edu/2019/01/university-iowas-influence-iowas-k-12-classrooms?fbclid=IwAR0hF_wYMWL-_k1yzCjD9GKg3OZ9X3VRdtLnKe0Trmwv2rkplI-EKeZwOSo


Iowa Leadership Academy

AEA_McREL_FBThe Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL’s research- and evidence-based knowledge sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most, and Curiosity Works.

School districts are encouraged to consider bringing a team(s) of 3-6 leaders who can learn and work collaboratively around the presented course content and be willing to engage in this work within their respective districts. Cost is $400 per person. The first 200 members of SAI who register will receive a $50 discount on registration. This course meets the requirements for Evaluator Approval II. Please be sure to sign up for this certification during the registration process.

Learn more at http://www.iowaaea.org/about/iowa-leadership-academy/

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School Improvement – February 2019

ESSA and School Improvement Support:

ESSA  Self Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAMI)

Universal Tier Tools Day 1 & 2 Training

Helpful Resources:

ESSA Support Site

  • Data Review, Resource Review, and UTT guide

ESSA Modules found in AEA PD Online

 

 

    • C4K Introduction to MTSS
    • C4K Assessment Literacy
    • C4K ESSA Module 2: Self- Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAMI)
    • C4K Introduction to Universal Instruction
    • C4K ESSA Module 1: Data Review – Iowa School Performance Profile (released Dec 2018)
    • C4K ESSA Module 3: Action Planning

Dates to Remember:

Science Module 4: Literacy in Science for Elementary Teachers

  • February 4th & 5th @ Ottumwa
  • February 21 & 22 @ Albia

Principals Network

  • February 7th @ FACC, 8:30 to 12:00

Advanced Learner Multi-Tiered System of Support Guide

GPAEA Regional Counselor Conference

Early Childhood Network: Universal Tier Tools Training for Preschool Teachers and Administrators

Curriculum Network

  • February 25th @ Burlington, 9:00 to 11:30 am
  • February 26th @ Ottumwa, 9:00 to 11:30 am

Coming this Summer:

Supporting Students’ Complete Mental Health in a Multi-Tiered Framework with Dr. Shannon Suldo

Research provides robust evidence that students’ mental health is closely tied to their school behavior and academic achievement. This 2-day workshop will convey best practices in promotion of student complete mental health, through the implementation of universal programs and practices that build social-emotional-behavioral competencies and prevent psychological problems, identification of students in need of supplemental services, and provision of evidence-based interventions to enhance the subjective well-being of all students and teachers in the classroom.

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Special Education – February 2019

Navigating the Transition Process, a FREE Workshop for Educators and Families in Fairfield – February 25 & 26

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training for Educators – Multiple Dates & Locations

YMHFA 2019

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State Supported Trainings & Information – February 2019

Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning is a virtual space where business partners will post projects for Iowa K-12 students to gain in-depth work experience, bringing real-world application into the schools. The clearinghouse will launch by July 1. Learn more at https://www.futurereadyiowa.gov/.

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Agency Updates – January 2019

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School Improvement – January 2019

ESSA and School Improvement Support:

Universal Tier Tools Day 2 Training

ESSA  Self Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAMI)

Universal Tier Tools Day 1 & 2 Training

ESSA Modules found in AEA PD Online (released on Oct. 31st and Dec. 2018)

See descriptions for the modules designed for school teams.

  • C4K Introduction to MTSS
  • C4K Assessment Literacy
  • C4K ESSA Module 2: Self- Assessment of MTSS Implementation (SAMI)
  • C4K Introduction to Universal Instruction
  • C4K ESSA Module 1: Data Review – Iowa School Performance Profile (released Dec 2018)
  • C4K ESSA Module 3: Action Planning

Helpful Resources:

Dates to Remember:

Standards-based Assessment & Grading with Rick Wormeli

Science Module 4: Literacy in Science for Elementary Teachers

  • January 31st & February 1st @ Burlington
  • February 4th & 5th @ Ottumwa

Curriculum Network

  • January 28th @ Burlington,  9:00 to 11:30 am
  • January 29th @ Ottumwa,  9:00 to 11:30 am

Principals Network

  • February 7th @ FACC, 8:30 to 12:00

Problem Solving Workshop for schools teams of CTE Teachers and Administrators Sponsored by RPP 15 & 16 and facilitated by Iowa Quality Center consultants

  • February 1st @ FACC

Advanced Learner Multi-Tiered System of Support Guide

GPAEA Regional Counselor Conference

Early Childhood Network: Universal Tier Tools Training for Preschool Teachers and Administrators

Fierce Conversations PD Opportunity

  • Fierce Conversations 1, Burlington AEA – January 30, February 5; February 28
  • Fierce Conversations 2, Ottumwa AEA – Feb. 21 & March 4
  • Fierce Conversations 2, Ottumwa – June 13 & June 20
  • Fierce Conversations 2, Burlington, June 12 & June 19

Coming this Summer:

Supporting Students’ Complete Mental Health in a Multi-Tiered Framework with Dr. Shannon Suldo

Research provides robust evidence that students’ mental health is closely tied to their school behavior and academic achievement. This 2-day workshop will convey best practices in promotion of student complete mental health, through the implementation of universal programs and practices that build social-emotional-behavioral competencies and prevent psychological problems, identification of students in need of supplemental services, and provision of evidence-based interventions to enhance the subjective well-being of all students and teachers in the classroom.

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Special Education – January 2019

Explicit Instruction 1- Design 

  • Course Number:  168414
  • January 28th and February 4th
  • Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
  • Instructors:  Jaci Jarmes and Lori Hugen
  • Registration Link:  https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com

The outcome of this professional development series is to provide teachers with the background of Explicit Instruction and its impacts on quality instruction.

Specific goals include – Designing lessons for teaching skills and strategies as well as lessons for vocabulary and concepts. The focus will also be on providing appropriate practice for newly learned skills.

Students can purchase the book on their own or there will be a limited amount available for purchase the first day of class. The cost will be $35 and only cash or check will be accepted. Explicit Instruction Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes ISBN 978-1-60918-041-6

Navigating the Transition Process, a FREE Workshop for Educators and Families in Fairfield – February 25 & 26

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training for Educators – Multiple Dates & Locations

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