Author Archives: Jen Woodley

Agency Updates – December 2017

The Cornerstone – November/December 2017 Coming Soon! Changes to Professional Development System GPAEA Hosts Battle of the Books – April 26, 2018 Nominations Open for 2019 Teacher of the Year National report shows Iowa is No. 1 in graduation rates again Free … Continue reading

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Instructional Services – December 2017

Early Childhood Network, What Do I Do With This Data? GOLD and IGDI’s December 13 @ FACC , 9 am to 3 pm Registration Curriculum Network Dec 18th,  Zoom Meeting for all Directors Counselor Academy – Dec 15th @ Ottumwa AEA … Continue reading

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Special Education – December 2017

Improvements in Special Education Evaluation & Eligibility In November, I provided information about the AW case and the impact of the ALJ’s decision.  That information can be found in A. W. Due Process Decision and Impact Upon Current Special Education … Continue reading

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Agency Updates – November 2017

Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors Election Results In October, Great Prairie AEA held Board Elections in four of their nine Director Districts. Congratulations to the following elected Board Members: Melissa Ballard – Director District #2, which includes Albia, Chariton, … Continue reading

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Instructional Services – November 2017

Applying Literacy Practices in Secondary Classrooms, November 7 at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (participants get Doug Fisher’s  Visible Learning in the Secondary Classroom) Social Studies Standards Training Secondary Teachers, November 8 & 9 at Ottumwa … Continue reading

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Media, Technology & Science – November 2017

Science Standards for Administrators & Instructional Coaches, Part 2, – November 17 at Ottumwa December 5 – Tech Coordinator Meeting (Rescheduled from Nov 21), 9:30am – Noon. Ottumwa AEA Topic:  Cyber Threats, Incident Response and Breach Reporting

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Special Education – November 2017

Due Process Decision and Impact Upon Current Special Education Evaluation Practice This summer, a decision by an Iowa administrative law judge (ALJ) called into question aspects of Iowa’s procedures for determining how students qualify for special education.  The ALJ confirmed … Continue reading

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