The Cornerstone – February 2020
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The GPAEA ESSA Training Schedule 2019-20 contains training descriptions, course registration links, dates, times. & locations along with the AEA State training schedule link. Check frequently as trainings continue to be finalized.
Contact your Regional Director with questions.
Region 1 – Alan Schwarte
800-622-0027 Ext. 5801 Harold L. Mick Office (Albia)
Region 2 – Nathan Wood
800-622-0027 Ext. 5512 Ottumwa Office
Region 3 – Dr. Deb Cook
800-622-0027 Ext. 5324 Ottumwa Office
Region 4 – Jim Cope
800-622-0027 Ext. 5396 Fairfield Office
Region 5 – Kim Kirchner
800-382-8970 Ext. 2115 Mount Pleasant Office
Region 6 – Shawn Stringer
800-382-8970 Ext. 1103 Burlington Office
Region 7 – Michelle Harris
800-382-8970 Ext. 3011 Burlington Office
SOAR Fraction Intervention – Burlington
Another session of the SOAR Fraction Intervention class will be offered March 9, 10, and 30 at the Burlington AEA. Participants will deepen content and pedagogical knowledge of mathematics by analyzing the standards across the Number and Operations Fractions domain. They will also receive tools for classroom teaching, diagnostics, and intervention. This class is offered for both participant or renewal credit. Search for course #160496. PDF Flyer: https://dochub.com/lorimueller/yzEQPgX/soar-fractions-class-2020-pdf
STEM Scale-Up Program Menu
The 2020-21 STEM Scale-Up Program Menu is out! There are a number of projects that lean a bit closer to the M (Math) in STEM this time! You can find both the application and the menu at the above link. Notably, there are a number of exciting computer science programs, including Bootstrap. Desmos Middle School Math augments the Illustrative Math Grade 8 curriculum with web-based activities and assessments. Hand2Mind has a program for Differentiated Math Centers which utilizes so many hands-on games and activities. There are also programs focusing on engineering and engineering principles, such as STEM in Action.
Download PDF: AEA_Scout_Flyer_FINAL
Visit scout.iowaaea.org > click Login > select Login for Educator > enter the same username/password that you use to register for AEA Professional Learning or Mandatory Reporter > Search & Explore
Questions? Contact your school’s Teacher Librarian or Jane Frizzel, firstname.lastname@example.org at GPAEA
More information will be shared in next month’s The Cornerstone.
Download ALNOpportunitiesFlyer20200110-2 (1) to register for the following Iowa Authentic Learning Network Opportunities:
- Feb 11 Best practices in STEM #Reboot
- April 1-2 Agile for Education: A Scrum Play by Play
- April 8th Iowa ALN Professional Learning & Student Expo
- April 22nd Iowa ALN Professional Learning & Student Expo
For questions please contact:
Laura Williams, 21st Century Learning Specialist
The demand for quality substitute teachers is high, please consider sharing this opportunity on your District’s website or social media sites:
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Register today for a Substitute Authorization Course in March in Burlington or Ottumwa http://ow.ly/GFwX50y7r3p
This post can also be shared from Great Prairie AEA’s Facebook & Twitter accounts.