State Supported Trainings & Information – May 2019

AEAs Provide Programs Free Access to myIGDIs for 2019-20 Literacy Screening

Iowa’s AEA system is pleased to continue providing consistency with their preschool programs for the 2019-20 school year for districts and community partners in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) for four-year-old children.

The AEA system will continue to cover the full cost ($3 per child) to access to the online data system and iPAD app for preschool programs that are currently using or are interested in starting to use the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (myIGDIs) for literacy screening for preschool learners during the 2019-20 school year.

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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.

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The Center Summer Convening

The Center is holding a Summer Convening on July 29, 2019, that will host student and educator presentations in an exploration of how we might re-imagine education. The Center is a coalition from across Iowa that facilitates networks of educators and community-based stakeholders who have a passion for meeting students where they are to co-create rigorous, authentic learning experiences.

Participants are also welcome to join the Pre-convening on July 28, 2019, 3:00-6:00, for a deep dive into the Iowa College and Career Ready Outcome Categories.

The Center Summer Convening is comprised of up to 60 breakout sessions that will allow us to learn from each other, including hands-on workshops to begin to implement some of the ideas sparked during the Convening.

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

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