Instructional Services – May 2017

May 22 or 23 – Differentiating Mathematics Standards for Gifted Learners
Differentiation for Mathematics Standards for Gifted and Advanced Learners will be offered two separate days – Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23 at a Des Moines area location.  Nationally recognized researcher and author, Dr. Linda Sheffield, is the presenter for each day. This professional development day is designed to add rigor, depth, complexity, creativity, and enjoyment to the Iowa Core Mathematics content and practice standards through engaging, practical, and differentiated support for gifted and advanced learners.  Please encourage classroom teachers, teachers of mathematics, teachers of gifted programming and curriculum directors to attend. Registration is at no cost to participants.  Online registration begins Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  For questions, contact Rosanne Malek at 515-281-3199 or rosanne.malek@iowa.gov

  • To register for Monday, May 22, click here.
  • To register for Tuesday, May 23, click here

May 24 & 25 – Differentiating Writing Standards for Gifted Learners
Differentiating Writing Standards for Gifted Learners will be offered two separate days – Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 at a Des Moines area location.  Nationally recognized researcher and author, Dr. Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, is the presenter for each day.  This professional development will detail the developmental stages and challenges inherent to instructing Writing to gifted and advanced learners.  Please encourage classroom teachers, Language Arts teachers, teachers of gifted programs and curriculum directors to attend  Registration is at no cost to participants.  Online registration begins Wednesday, April 12, 2017For questions, contact Rosanne Malek at 515-281-3199 or rosanne.malek@iowa.gov

  • To register for Wednesday, May 24, click here.
  • To register for Thursday, May 25, click here.

May 31 & June 1 – Instructional Strategies in Reading and Writing to Support Summer School and Beyond – BURLINGTON

May 31 & June 1 – Instructional Strategies in Reading and Writing to Support Summer School and Beyond – OTTUMWA

June 5 – Maximizing School Counselor Impact: A Module for School Leaders

AEA Counselor Contacts have collaborated to provide this professional learning opportunity for Administrators across the state of Iowa. If you are looking for coursework this summer, you may be interested in this on-line course facilitated by Sue Schirmer from Heartland AEA. The course starts June 5 and ends July 28, 2017.

This two-credit, on-line course is offered through a joint agreement with Southern Region Education Board, Iowa College Aid and AEA PD Online. It is part of a series of the Go Alliance Academy. This module, developed for school leaders such as principals, assistant principals, and directors of counseling, helps school leaders understand how to engage effectively with school counselors to take the steps needed to achieve your goals in school improvement. You will gain a better understanding of the impact school counselors can have on student success; understand the school counselor’s role; define a comprehensive school counseling program and how to support one, and practice developing a shared vision for student success with your school counselor. This course was developed in collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

To learn more and to register, please go to https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/22041399991801INV

Contact: Doreen Underwood, doreen.underwood@gpaea.org or 800-622-0027 Ext. 4108

June 5 & 6 – Fierce Conversations – OTTUMWA

June 19 – July 31 – Fierce Conversations – OTTUMWA

June 20 & 22 – Fierce Conversations – CORYDON

June 12-15 – Journey to Excellence (mentoring) facilitator training in DSM

July 13 – 4th Annual Leveraging Teacher Leadership: An Institute for Teacher Leaders and Administrators

August 18 – Visible Learning in Literacy with Doug Fisher – OTTUMWA

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