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1. Iowa Core Science- Module 1: Standards Overview - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Aud. and/or 21C[map]

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Principals, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 6/29/2016

Location: Aud. and/or 21C

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Teachers will learn how to read and interpret the new Iowa Core Science Standards, work with the conceptual Shifts in the new Standards and experience best practice strategies for beginning implementation of three-dimensional learning/instruction.

NOTE: June 29 is only required if graduate or recertification credit is desired. Iowa's State Standards PD occurs on the first two days.

Additional cost is included in the registration fee of $35 for Iowa Core Science Standards Booklet (full color, spiral version) REQUIRED BY ALL
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Principals, and Instructional Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 3, 2016

2. Basic Behavior Principles within Classroom Management- OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, paraeducators/ associates, substitutes and AEA staff

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 6/28/2016

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Previously called : A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom

This course will provide participants with content in basic behavior principles and general behavioral strategies and interventions for managing a classroom of students. An emphasis will be placed on structuring the environment, teaching routines, acknowledging student behavior, and providing an appropriate continuum of consequences. Many components of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be implemented in a classroom will be shared.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, para-educators/associates, substitutes and AEA staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 20, 2016

3. Moving Standards Based Instruction Ahead in Your Classroom - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield, IA (Fairfield, IA)

Audience: Secondary Teachers in grades 6-12 *Special Education and Title I teachers welcome to enroll

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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Teachers will take specific steps towards full classroom implementation of the Iowa Core. The end goal for course completion is for each participant to have an efficient, aligned, rigorous learning environment in which they can deliver, measure, re-teach, and engage students in the Iowa Core. Teachers will unpack, prioritize, construct syllabi and unit cover sheets, reflect, and map out their big ideas and courses. In essence, the learning from the course IS the essential fall classroom planning.
NOTE: $20.00 materials fee will be collected the first day of class separate from the course fee.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Secondary Teachers in grades 6-12 *Special Education and Title I teachers welcome to enroll

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 1, 2016

4. Basic Behavior Principles within Classroom Management - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, paraeducators/ associates, substitutes and AEA staff

Dates: 6/28/2016 to 6/29/2016

Location: 21C

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Previously called: A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom

This course will provide participants with content in basic behavior principles and general behavioral strategies and interventions for managing a classroom of students. An emphasis will be placed on structuring the environment, teaching routines, acknowledging student behavior, and providing an appropriate continuum of consequences. Many components of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be implemented in a classroom will be shared.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, para-educators/associates, substitutes and AEA staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 21, 2016

5. Google Training (Level 3) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Iowa[map]

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

Dates: 6/30/2016 to 7/1/2016

Location: Iowa

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NOTICE: Levels may be taken out of order.
This course allows users to advance their learning of the fundamentals of Google for education that support online sharing and collaboration. This is an interactive workshop where educators will learn strategies for integrating Google in their classrooms. Participants will create different resources that they may use in their classrooms. Course participants will have ample time to explore the different applications and uses of these tools.
NOTE: Please bring Laptop (or Chromebook) and earbuds
TARGET AUDIENCE: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 23, 2016

6. NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for Second Grade - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Second grade teachers, science consultants/specialists, instructional coaches, technology coaches, STEM coaches and pilot teachers

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/6/2016

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a game-changer for science at the elementary level. They are performance standards - the students must "do science" in order to show attainment. Because the science standards need to be worked into the very busy day in an elementary classroom, it is imperative they be integrated with reading and writing workshops and not treated as a separate subject. The Science Clubhouse Workshop kindergarten lessons include all 15 NGSS performance standards. In this course, we will work through all lessons, practicing the hands on science investigations and tying them to related books and writing assignments aligned with the Common Core for second grade.
NOTICE: Participants are required to purchase a downloadable workshop packet from Teachers Pay Teachers - Science Clubhouse Workshop Second Grade Compilation: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Clubhouse-Workshop-2nd-Grade-Compilation-10-lessons-and-Journal-1364815 Cost: $25.00

TARGET AUDIENCE: Second grade teachers, science consultants/specialists, instructional coaches, technology coaches, STEM coaches and pilot teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 28, 2016

7. 1939: Films and American Culture - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Iowa[map]

Audience: All subject areas 7th grade and higher. Paraeducators, Substitute Authorization

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/8/2016

Location: Iowa

1939 is considered by many to be the greatest year for "classic films." This course is one in a series providing an opportunity for the participants to gain insights into the art of filmmaking and its application to the classroom. By examining selected films from 1939 and their relationship to American culture of the time, the participants will reach conclusions regarding what makes a film a "classic" and why so many of them were produced that year.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All subject areas 7th grade and higher, Paraeducators, Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 24, 2016

8. ST-AT 1 and 2 Structured Teaching for Autism Combined 4 Day - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Auditorium[map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute authorization, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/8/2016

Location: Auditorium

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and structured teaching strategies to create individualized programs for students. ST-AT has been based on the principals of the TEACCH model. Participants will learn hands on how to create and use physical structure, daily schedules, work systems, routines and task structure. Participants will also learn strategies to work on communication as well as social and leisure skills to develop programs for student participants in this training.
NOTE: Note: GPAEA Employees only are allowed to register for CEUs and Recertification at no cost.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute authorization, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 24, 2016

9. Google Training (Level 4) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

Dates: 7/7/2016 to 7/8/2016

Location: 21C

NOTICE: Levels may be taken out of order.
This course allows users to advance their learning of the fundamentals of Google for education that support searching online, and creating engaging, interactive content. This is an interactive workshop where educators will learn strategies for integrating Google in their classrooms. Participants will create different resources that they may use in their classrooms. Course participants will have ample time to explore the different applications and uses of these tools.
NOTE: Please bring Laptop (or Chromebook) and earbuds
TARGET AUDIENCE: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 30, 2016

10. Iowa LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling): Modules 7-9 OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers.

Dates: 7/8/2016 to 7/15/2016

The outcome of this professional development series is to provide teachers with the background and tools they need to design quality literacy interventions for persistently struggling readers, making decisions based on research-based practices and using valid and reliable assessment data.

LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle LETRS Module 8: Assessment for Prevention and Early Intervention LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing

Specific goals include:
1. Improve reading and written language performance for struggling readers 2. Increase the instructional and diagnostic skills of teachers, especially those who support struggling readers 3. Increase the ability of teachers to match and implement instruction for struggling readers, matched to student needs, monitor progress, and alter variables as needed.
PREREQUISITE: Participants must have taken LETRS 1-3

Materials Fee:$75.00 fee has been added

NOTE: You can NOT take this class for credit if you have previously taken LETRS 7 & 8 for credit.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 24, 2016

11. Plein Air: Outdoor Landscape

Location: See Course Location (See Course Location, IA) - TBA

Audience: Art teachers

Dates: 7/9/2016 to 7/10/2016

Location: TBA

Simplifying plein air painting to capture a sense of natural light and atmosphere as stand alone work or studio reference. Oil, pastel, or watercolor. Participants will learn to see "painterly": converting what one sees to simple marks in a variety of media and recognizing the visual elements that matter to picture making. This course is being offered by the Villages Folk School.

LUNCH: Students are on their own for lunch.

NOTE: This course may not be accepted for license renewal unless the participant has a teaching endorsement that relates to this course topic. Please contact the BOEE if you have questions.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Art teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 2, 2016

12. Iowa LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling): Modules 4-6 - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]

Audience: Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/19/2016

The outcome of this professional development series is to provide teachers with the background and tools they need to design quality literacy interventions for persistently struggling readers, making decisions based on research-based practices and using valid and reliable assessment data.

LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language. LETRS Module 5: Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension
Specific goals include:
1. Improve reading and written language performance for struggling readers.
2.Increase the instructional and diagnostic skills of teachers, especially those who support struggling readers.
3.Increase the ability of teachers to match and implement instruction for struggling readers, matched to student needs, monitor progress, and alter variables as needed.

PREREQUISITE: LETRS Modules 1-3

Materials Fee: $75 fee has been added.

TARGET AUDIENCE:Preschool-12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 30, 2016

13. Teaching with Chromebooks - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington (Burlington, IA) - 21C

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Paraeducators/Associates, and Substitute Authorization

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/14/2016

Location: 21C

Course participants will learn how to use a Chromebook with apps and extensions for delivering content to their students. They will discover how Chromebooks can promote differentiated instruction, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and motivate their own professional development. Learners will gain understanding of how Chromebooks, along with sound instructional practice, complement and maximize the learning environment.

All participants must bring a Chromebook or a computer with Chrome browser installed.

TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Paraeducators/Associates, and Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 27, 2016

14. Blending/Flipping Your Classroom - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - 21c[map]

Audience: K-12 teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Para-educators and Substitute Authorization.

Dates: 7/12/2016 to 7/14/2016

Location: 21c

This course will focus on the pedagogical changes and tools needed to blend or flip your classroom. It is not about a specific Learning Management System (LMS).

Examples of blended learning and key components of teaching in such a manner will be explored for both elementary and secondary classroom settings. The purpose is to enhance and personalize instruction by flipping and/or blending face to face instruction with online learning.

Denise Krefting from Iowa PD online will be a featured presenter for this class.
TARGET AUDIENCE:K-12 teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Para-educators and Substitute Authorization.

DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: July 5, 2016

15. Explicit Instruction 1 - Design OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Conference Room B[map]

Audience: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

Dates: 7/14/2016 to 7/21/2016

Location: Conference Room B

The outcome of this professional development series it 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. Focus will also be on providing appropriate practice for newly learned skills.

Material fee of $35 is included with registration.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 7, 2016

16. GEO/PALEO World of Dinosaurs: Using geology and paleontology of dinosaurs for Earth Science Inquiry - MONTANA

Location: Ottumwa: OTHER- if not listed (not a real city, IA)

Audience: All educators, administrators, K-16, Open to public

Dates: 7/17/2016 to 7/23/2016

This course is designed to use the geological and paleontological setting of the dinosaurs as a format to engage and promote the use of inquiry by teachers, learners, and the public in understanding earth processes/earth dynamics while incorporating tenants from the earth science core curriculum. Using the fauna and flora in the rock record of the Two Medicine Formation (upper Cretaceous) of Montana, participants will have the opportunity to excavate and prepare dinosaur bones, examine trackways, develop an understanding of geological changes and past environments from the field work. Participants will learn how to develop and incorporate earth science inquiry processes into hand on learning experiences using dinosaurs to investigate the past, explore the present, and look into the future.

NOTE: All overnights will be in Choteau, Montana. Participants are responsible for their own motel or camping accommodations along with breakfast and evening meals. The Research Center course fees are $375 per participant in addition to any fees for credit, payable directly to the Center. $375/person includes the fee for all of the equipment, fieldtrips, lunch each day, and two evening meals.

Additional fee to participant includes transportation to Choteau, Montana. Housing Costs: Prefer to Camp: Cost varies; The Stage Stop Inn, Choteau, Montana, charges $70/night for people who take the course.

For more information contact Sherman Lundy, Geologist, at 319-266-1185 or sherml@bmcaggregates.com
TARGET AUDIENCE: All educators, administrators, K-16, Open to public
DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 8, 2016

17. Google Training (Level 5) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/19/2016

Location: 21C

NOTICE: Levels may be taken out of order.
This is the final course in a 5 course series. It allows users to advance their learning of the fundamentals of Google for education that facilitate group work and promote digital citizenship. This is an interactive workshop where educators will learn strategies for integrating Google in their classrooms. Participants will create different resources that they may use in their classrooms. Course participants will have ample time to explore the different applications and uses of these tools.
NOTE: Please bring Laptop (or Chromebook) and earbuds
TARGET AUDIENCE: All Educators, Administrators, Para educators, Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 7, 2016

18. Basic Behavior Principals within Classroom Management - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, paraeducators/ associates, substitutes and AEA staff

Dates: 7/20/2016 to 7/21/2016

Location: 21C

Previously called: A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom

This course will provide participants with content in basic behavior principles and general behavioral strategies and interventions for managing a classroom of students. An emphasis will be placed on structuring the environment, teaching routines, acknowledging student behavior, and providing an appropriate continuum of consequences. Many components of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be implemented in a classroom will be shared.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, para-educators/associates, substitutes and AEA staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 13, 2016

19. Explicit Instruction 2 - Delivery - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]

Audience: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

Dates: 7/22/2016 to 7/29/2016

The outcome of this professional development series it to provide teachers with the background of Explicit Instruction and its impacts on quality instruction.
Specific goals include - How to deliver lessons for teaching skills and strategies as well as lessons for vocabulary and concepts. Focus will also be on providing appropriate practice for newly learned skills.
PREREQUISITE: Explicit Instruction 1 - Design
TARGET AUDIENCE: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT July 12, 2016

20. Innovative Creativity Using the Core (Part 2: Empowerment) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Iowa[map]

Audience: 2 - 12 Educators in any field.

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/26/2016

Location: Iowa

In the age of the Core, do you struggle to provide an inspiring classroom where critical thinking is creative and stimulating? This class will explore ways to innovate your classroom to provide rigorous, yet imaginative, ways of teaching your content while engaging your students. Designed for 2-12 teachers, this class will provide a fresh insight to strategies that will renew student engagement on a daily basis.

NOTE: Innovative Creativity Using the Core (Part 1: Relevance) Is NOT a prerequisite for this class.

MATERIALS/BOOKS: Participants need to purchase materials for course: Solarz, Paul. "Learn Like a Pirate". San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., 2015. Print. ($18.39 @ Amazon)

Drapeau, Patti. "Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving", Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2014.
TARGET AUDIENCE: 2-12 Educators in any field

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 18, 2016

21. Student Centered Coaching by Diane Sweeney

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]

Audience: TLC Coaches and Administrators who are familiar with foundational coaching practices.

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/26/2016

This session will offer support for the core practices around Student centered coaching: CORE PRACTICES 1. Setting student learning goals for coaching cycles 2. Creating learning targets for coaching cycles 3. Using student evidence to co-plan instruction 4. Measuring the impact of coaching on student and teacher learning 5. Partnering with the school leader 6. Co-teaching with a focus on effective teaching practice 7. Organizing coaching through coaching cycles. Discussions will include ways to enroll teachers, working with adult learners and professional development and 1:1 and PLC teams.

"***MUST REGISTER FOR A BOOK***

Included in your registration is one of Diane Sweeney's coaching books. Please select one of the books by clicking this link to complete your registration.

Register your book choice: Student Centered Coaching for Secondary at the Secondary Level or Student Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals

Learning Labs will be added and will not have an additional charge, unless the participant is taking it for credit. Lunch is included.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Instructional coaches with some coaching experience

22. Paraeducator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Special Needs - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals. All participants in the Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Special Needs must have completed the Paraeducator program courses I,II & III.

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 8/26/2016

Location: 21C

Participants will develop skills and strategies to understand and implement IEP goals and objectives, demonstrate understanding of special instructional strategies for students with various needs, rationale and use of data collection, and assistive technology to meet students needs.

There will be 5 hours online classroom (EdModo)

This course may be used for recertification hours to renew Para-educator license
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Paraprofessionals. All participants in the Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Special Needs must have completed the Paraeducator program courses I,II & III.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 18, 2016

23. Teaching with Chromebooks - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Paraeducators/Associates, and Substitute Authorization

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/28/2016

Location: 21C

Course participants will learn how to use a Chromebook with apps and extensions for delivering content to their students. They will discover how Chromebooks can promote differentiated instruction, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and motivate their own professional development. Learners will gain understanding of how Chromebooks, along with sound instructional practice, complement and maximize the learning environment.

All participants must bring a Chromebook or a computer with Chrome browser installed.

TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Paraeducators/Associates, and Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 11, 2016

24. Mathematical Fluency for Elementary Teachers - MT. PLEASANT

Location: Burlington: Mt. Pleasant Comm. Schools (Mt. Pleasant, IA) - 150[map]

Audience: Elementary, special education, substitute teachers & para educators

Dates: 7/27/2016 to 7/29/2016

Location: 150

Participants will learn research based strategies that will help their students develop number sense and a foundational understanding of mathematics in the areas of addition, subtraction, mutliplication, and division. Topics will include: What is fluency?, Sequence to introduce basic facts, specific strategies for each of the four operations, games, and the effect that growth mindset has on teaching and learning. Participants will also learn about the Standards for Mathematical Practice and how to incorporate them into a lesson.
NOTE: People taking it for grad credit also need to attend July 29th.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary, special education, substitute teachers and para educators

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 18, 2016

25. Basic Behavior Principles within Classroom Management- OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, paraeducators/ associates, substitutes and AEA staff

Dates: 7/27/2016 to 7/28/2016

Previously called : A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom

This course will provide participants with content in basic behavior principles and general behavioral strategies and interventions for managing a classroom of students. An emphasis will be placed on structuring the environment, teaching routines, acknowledging student behavior, and providing an appropriate continuum of consequences. Many components of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be implemented in a classroom will be shared.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool-12th grade staff, administrators, para-educators/associates, substitutes and AEA staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 20, 2016

26. Explicit Instruction 2 - Delivery - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/10/2016

The outcome of this professional development series it to provide teachers with the background of Explicit Instruction and its impacts on quality instruction.
Specific goals include - How to deliver lessons for teaching skills and strategies as well as lessons for vocabulary and concepts. Focus will also be on providing appropriate practice for newly learned skills.
PREREQUISITE: Explicit Instruction 1 - Design
TARGET AUDIENCE: Pre-school-12th grade special education teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT July 20, 2016

27. Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Level 1

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]

Audience: TLC Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/2/2016

The two day seminar will provide a definition of what instructional coaches do, distinguish between effective and ineffective coaching practices, and provide an overview of the current state of research on coaching. The institute addresses the following questions:
What is instructional coaching and how does it differ from other forms of coaching?

What can a coach do to foster internal commitment in others?

What is the theoretical foundation for instructional coaching?

Which specific communication strategies can a person use to build healthy relationships with other professionals?

What are the various activities instructional coaches do (enrolling teachers, pre-conferencing, observing classes, modeling in and outside the classroom, and debriefing), and what are the effective ways in which they should be conducted?

What does research say about effective coaching practices?

How can coaches build coherence and disseminate ideas across schools?

Which leadership skills enable coaches to lead reform efforts in their schools?

Lunch is on your own. Course fees include materials.
TARGET AUDIENCE: TLC Coaches and Adminstrators

28. ST-AT 1 and 2 Structured Teaching for Autism Combined 4 Day - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Rooms A, B & C[map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute authorization, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

Dates: 8/2/2016 to 8/5/2016

Location: Rooms A, B & C

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and structured teaching strategies to create individualized programs for students. ST-AT has been based on the principals of the TEACCH model. Participants will learn hands on how to create and use physical structure, daily schedules, work systems, routines and task structure. Participants will also learn strategies to work on communication as well as social and leisure skills to develop programs for student participants in this training.
NOTE: GPAEA Employees only are allowed to register for CEUs and recertification at no cost.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute authorization, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 22, 2016

29. Introduction to Teaching Writing PK-6 - CENTERVILLE

Location: Ottumwa: Centerville Community School District (Centerville, IA) [map]

Audience: Pk-grade 6 general education, special education, and substitute teachers, administrators, paraeducators/associates, and AEA certified staff serving Centerville

Dates: 8/3/2016 to 8/4/2016

NOTE: Centerville CSD Only
This course will introduce teachers to the components of writing workshop, planning for the delivery of mini-lessons, conferring with writers and planning for assessments to guide instruction.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Pk-grade 6 general education, special education, and substitute teachers, administrators, paraeducators/associates, and AEA certified staff serving Centerville

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 20, 2016

30. Making Sense of Numbers - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Iowa Room[map]

Audience: K-8 math teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/3/2016 to 8/9/2016

Location: Iowa Room

Making Sense of Numbers is the foundational course for the Making Sense of Mathematics and Teaching course series. The focus of the content is on the base ten structure of our number system. Teachers learn classroom routines to support the development of number sense by their students.

This course is ONLY offered for University of Northern Iowa graduate credit. The cost will be $300 total for all 3 grad credits. UNI Registration and fees are due at first session.

Participants will be required to purchase Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 by Jessica Shumway for class. Available on Amazon: ISBN:13-878-157110790

TARGET AUDIENCE:K-8 math teachers, instructional coaches

31. Decoding and the Struggling Reader-Fairfield

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) - Meeting room[map]

Dates: 8/8/2016

Location: Meeting room

New
Presented by Really Great Reading, Facilitator: Julie Sealine
Learn how to:
1. Identify students needing extra support
2. Organize students based on targeted skills
3. Monitor Progress and adjust instruction

NOTE: Bring Teacher's Guide and Tlle kit

TARGET AUDIENCE:Kindergarten-Middle School Teachers who are new to the districts, that need a refresher or who are using Blast/Boost/Blistz products.

32. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Conference Rooms A,B,C[map]

Audience: Teachers, administrators, paras, speech, psychologist, social workers, consultants

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/10/2016

Location: Conference Rooms A,B,C

The goal of MHFA is to increase mental health literacy. Just as CPR training helps non-medical professionals assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA training helps an individual who does not have clinical training to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA participants will learn to apply a single strategy in helping someone through a variety of situations including a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, supporting a person experiencing psychosis and helping an individual who has overdosed. In practicing the intervention strategy, MHFA participants learn the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and addiction; engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness; and learn information about evidence-based treatment and support- ultimately building participants "mental health literacy".

NOTE: Book fee of $16.00 is included in the registration.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Teachers, administrators, paras, speech, psychologist, social workers, consultants. Anyone who works with youth and would like to increase his or her awareness of mental health.

33. FIERCE Conversations - VAN BUREN

Location: Ottumwa: Van Buren Community School District (Keosauqua, IA) [map]

Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

This DOES NOT COUNT for Evaluator Licensure
What gets talked about in an organization and how it gets talked about determines what will happen . . . or won't happen. Consequently, the work begins by putting into place a foundation: four conversation models that become "workhorses" for individuals and organizations.
Team Conversations
Coaching Conversations
Delegation Conversations
Confrontation Conversations

With the focus on these four conversations, participants will be supported in their implementation through a professional learning community providing coaching and feedback.

NOTE: A toolkit fee for $130 will be billed to your school district.
Target Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators
Deadline for Minimum Enrollment: August 8, 2016

34. Jazz and American Culture - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: All subject areas 5th grade and higher. Para Educators & Substitute Authorization

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

From "field hollers" to "fusion," jazz has developed from and contributed to societal changes. This class will examine that growth through the study of those musicians who had the most impact on it. Archival recordings and video clips will provide the participants with the opportunity to more fully understand and appreciate how jazz has become such an integral part of American culture and its universality in being exported around the world. Classroom activities in diverse subject areas will be discussed.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All subject areas 5th grade and higher. Para Educators & Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 29, 2016

35. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Auditorium A[map]

Audience: Anyone who works with youth and would like to increase his or her awareness of mental health.

Dates: 8/9/2016

Location: Auditorium A

The goal of MHFA is to increase mental health literacy. Just as CPR training helps non-medical professionals assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA training helps an individual who does not have clinical training to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA participants will learn to apply a single strategy in helping someone through a variety of situations including a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, supporting a person experiencing psychosis and helping an individual who has overdosed. In practicing the intervention strategy, MHFA participants learn the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and addiction; engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness; and learn information about evidence-based treatment and support- ultimately building participants "mental health literacy".

NOTE: Book fee $16.00 is included in the registration.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, administrators, paras, speech, psychologist, social workers, consultants. Anyone who works with youth and would like to increase his or her awareness of mental health.

36. Second Chance Reading Academy 2016-17 - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Building Teams submitted by a building administrator consisting of: Middle School and High School reading, language arts, and special education teachers; principals; curriculum directors; and AEA consultants

Dates: 8/9/2016 to 2/13/2017

District teams who have completed the application process and been accepted to the Second Chance to Read Academy (SCR) will implement a research-based framework of instruction for struggling readers in middle school or high schools. Training includes theory, demonstration, planning and practice of five core comprehension strategies that are complemented by vocabulary and fluency instruction to build student skills in reading and understanding fiction and non-fiction materials and aligned with the Iowa Core ELA Standards.
PREREQUISITE: Participants must complete team applications or be replacing previously trained teachers. Criteria includes: team composition, student data and district goals.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Building Teams submitted by a building administrator consisting of: Middle School and High School reading, language arts, and special education teachers; principals; curriculum directors; and AEA consultants

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 29, 2016

37. Implementing ELA Coherent Curriculum (District Leadership Teams) - MT. PLEASANT

Location: Burlington: Mt. Pleasant Comm. Schools (Mt. Pleasant, IA) [map]

Audience: General Education/Gifted-Talented Teachers/Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators, and Principals/Assistant Principals

Dates: 8/10/2016 to 5/2/2017

This class is part 1 of an intensive two-year professional development experience, designed to provide participants deep knowledge and experience in implementing the Iowa Literacy Standards with high levels of quality and rigor. Participants will develop/critique units of instruction and practice instructional strategies as they:
* Develop as instructional leaders
* Give their TLC and building leaders the skills they need to be successful in their work
* Share resources with educators across districts and within districts
* Develop internal capacity to support standards implementation by designing a unit of instruction
You must be a part of your district leadership team to attend.
TARGET AUDIENCE: General Education/Gifted-Talented Teachers/Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators, and Principals/Assistant Principals

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: August 3, 2016

38. Mentoring and Induction Journey to Excellence: Year 1 - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: This course is limited to first year mentors of Beginning Educators in Iowa and administrators of Beginning Educators.

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 3/2/2017

Location: 21C

The Journey to Excellence Induction Program is a reflective support and assessment process designed to assist beginning teachers' growth in their profession through the support of a mentor. This research-based course consists of a series of learning projects focused on the process of teaching. It is grounded in a developmental view of teaching and recognizes that this complex, demanding profession is learned over a number of years of study, consultation and reflective practice. Based on the Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria, Journey to Excellence includes the essential elements for developing and sustaining teacher quality in support of student learning.

Note: Materials fee ($75) will be billed to the district.

Target Audience: This course is limited to first year mentors of Beginning Educators in Iowa and administrators of Beginning Educators.

39. Code Studio Workshop - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield, IA (Fairfield, IA) - 21st Century classroom

Audience: K-5 Teachers, paraeducators & substitutues

Dates: 8/16/2016 to 8/30/2016

Location: 21st Century classroom

New
This blended course provides training and resources to make it easy for any K-5 Teacher to incorporate computer science concepts into their classroom. Ben Schafer from UNI will present the initial training face to face. All participants attending the one day face to face training MUST register with Ben Schafer at this link https://code.org/professional-development-workshops/5497717

For the optional recertification credit, participants must register for the face to face session using the above link AND register though My Learning Plan. Credit requirements will include submitting a time log reflecting 8 or more additional hours of course related work.
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-5 Teachers, para-educators & substitutes

40. Mentoring and Induction Journey to Excellence: Year 1 - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - See location date.[map]

Audience: This course is limited to first year mentors of Beginning Educators in Iowa and administrators of Beginning Educators.

Dates: 8/16/2016 to 3/3/2017

Location: See location date.

The Journey to Excellence Induction Program is a reflective support and assessment process designed to assist beginning teachers' growth in their profession through the support of a mentor. This research-based course consists of a series of learning projects focused on the process of teaching. It is grounded in a developmental view of teaching and recognizes that this complex, demanding profession is learned over a number of years of study, consultation and reflective practice. Based on the Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria, Journey to Excellence includes the essential elements for developing and sustaining teacher quality in support of student learning.

Note: Materials fee ($75) will be billed to the district.

Target Audience: This course is limited to first year mentors of Beginning Educators in Iowa and administrators of Beginning Educators.

41. FIERCE Conversations - DAVIS COUNTY

Location: Ottumwa: Davis County Community School District (Bloomfield, IA) [map]

Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators

Dates: 8/18/2016 to 1/30/2017

New
This DOES NOT COUNT for Evaluator Licensure
What gets talked about in an organization and how it gets talked about determines what will happen . . . or won't happen. Consequently, the work begins by putting into place a foundation: four conversation models that become "workhorses" for individuals and organizations.
Team Conversations
Coaching Conversations
Delegation Conversations
Confrontation Conversations

With the focus on these four conversations, participants will be supported in their implementation through a professional learning community providing coaching and feedback.

NOTE: A toolkit fee for $130 will be billed to your school district.
Target Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators
Deadline for Minimum Enrollment: August 18, 2016

42. Blending/Flipping Your Classroom - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield, IA (Fairfield, IA) - 21c

Audience: teachers grades K-12, para-educators and substitute authorization

Dates: 9/8/2016 to 10/27/2016

Location: 21c

New
This course will focus on the pedagogical changes and tools needed to blend or flip your classroom. It is not about a specific Learning Management System (LMS).

Examples of blended learning and key components of teaching in such a manner will be explored for both elementary and secondary classroom settings. The purpose is to enhance and personalize instruction by flipping and/or blending face to face instruction with online learning.

Denise Krefting from Iowa PD online will be a featured presenter for this class.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Teachers grades K-12. Para-educators and Substitute Authorization.

DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: September 1, 2016

43. Para Educator Course I: Facing New Challenges, Communication, Ethics, and Confidentiality - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Auditorium[map]

Audience: Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you MUST choose when you register.

Dates: 9/15/2016 to 9/29/2016

Location: Auditorium

This Para Educator course is the first in a series of three courses that will allow a person to become a certified classroom Para Educator. To be eligible for a Para Certificate from the BOEE. Para Educator courses I, II, and III need to be completed.

Participants will develop skills and strategies to enhance communication and examine situations where professionalism, ethical standards, and confidentiality will guide the correct course of action when working with colleagues, students, parents, and others.

The course will look at stages of development, core curriculum, beliefs, biases and will have an on-line computer component. Participants will need a laptop and have email to complete course requirements.

NOTE: The cost of this course is $120 and includes a $20 material fee. If you are employed by GPAEA. Please contact Julie Hannam for enrollment options by email at julie.hannam@gpaea.org or Shannon Johnson at shannon.johnson@gpaea.org
TARGET AUDIENCE:Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you MUST choose when you register.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: September 08, 2016

44. Rug Weaving - BENTONSPORT

Location: See Course Location (See Course Location, IA)

Audience: Teachers, Educators, Anyone wanting to learn to weave on a loom.

Dates: 9/17/2016 to 9/18/2016

This course is designed to teach the basics of rug weaving. The course is essentially a foundation upon which to build. The information you gather in this course should prepare you to get started weaving and enable you to tackle all kinds of weaving projects. Information about types of looms, techniques of weaving, preparing materials, and how to string looms will be given to students.
Material Fee: Please bring a separate check to class for the materials fee. The additional materials fee is $40 for recert credit or audit.
Note: This course may not be accepted for license renewal unless the participant has a teaching endorsement that relates to this course topic. Please contact the BOEE if you have questions.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, Educators, Anyone wanting to learn to weave on a loom.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: September 10, 2016

45. MTSS: A Focus on Assessment - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]

Audience: Secondary Leadership Teams, Elementary Principals and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/20/2016 to 1/17/2017

School Leadership Teams will collaboratively ensure every student is successful by creating structures and processes that operationalize an effect multi-tiered system of supports.

Participants will:
Gain a deeper understanding of how and why collaborative common assessment lead to increased student achievement and teacher efficacy within a PLC framework.
Design collaborative common assessments to support learning.
Deliver collaborative common assessments within a unit of instruction.
Examine data to improve student learning.
Be provided effective protocols to take back and use with their collaborative teams.
Learn how singleton teachers can participate in the work of collaborative common assessments.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Secondary Leadership Teams, Elementary Principals and Instructional Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: September 14, 2016

46. MTSS: A Focus on Assessment - FAIRFIELD (GPAEA staff REGISTRATION ONLY!)

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]

Audience: Secondary Leadership Teams, Elementary Principals and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/20/2016 to 1/17/2017

GPAEA staff REGISTRATION ONLY!
School Leadership Teams will collaboratively ensure every student is successful by creating structures and processes that operationalize an effect multi-tiered system of supports.

Participants will:
Gain a deeper understanding of how and why collaborative common assessment lead to increased student achievement and teacher efficacy within a PLC framework.
Design collaborative common assessments to support learning.
Deliver collaborative common assessments within a unit of instruction.
Examine data to improve student learning.
Be provided effective protocols to take back and use with their collaborative teams.
Learn how singleton teachers can participate in the work of collaborative common assessments.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Secondary Leadership Teams, Elementary Principals and Instructional Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: September 14, 2016

47. Mentoring and Induction Journey to Excellence: Year 2 - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) - See date for location[map]

Audience: Any K-12 educator who is serving as a mentor and need the 2nd year of learning to complete their district requirements for training

Dates: 9/23/2016 to 2/3/2017

Location: See date for location

The Journey to Excellence Induction Program is a reflective support and assessment process designed to assist beginning teachers' growth in their profession through the support of a mentor. This research-based course consists of a series of learning projects focused on the process of teaching. It is grounded in a developmental view of teaching and recognizes that this complex, demanding profession is learned over a number of years of study, consultation and reflective practice. Based on the Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria, Journey to Excellence includes the essential elements for developing and sustaining teacher quality in support of student learning.

Target Audience: Any K-12 educator who is serving as a mentor and need the 2nd year of learning to complete their district requirements for training

48. FIERCE Conversations - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Board Room[map]

Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 12/6/2016

Location: Board Room

This 2-credit course meets the DE/BOEE requirement for evaluator licensure.
What gets talked about in an organization and how it gets talked about determines what will happen . . . or won't happen. Consequently, the work begins by putting into place a foundation: four conversation models that become "workhorses" for individuals and organizations.
Team Conversations
Coaching Conversations
Delegation Conversations
Confrontation Conversations

With the focus on these four conversations, participants will be supported in their implementation through a professional learning community providing coaching and feedback.
Note: Enrollment fees include additional $130 for Fierce toolkit.
Target Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators

Deadline for Minimum Enrollment: September 22, 2016

49. Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Overview Workshop-BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Conference Room B[map]

Audience: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

Dates: 10/11/2016

Location: Conference Room B

This one day workshop will help participants understand the components of a Behavior Intervention Plan including the need for the interventions named within the BIP to match the function found in the student's Functional Behavior Assessment. Additionally, participants will become familiar with the following: environmental and student specific Prevention Strategies, reasons for and types of Replacement Behavior Instruction, appropriate Response Strategies, as well as the development of student specific Safety Plans. Participants will also learn their role within the completion of a BIP.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Participants need to bring a laptop with them that can access the internet within the Great Prairie Area Education Agency offices.

TARGET AUDIENCE: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

50. Student Centered Coaching: Extending the Learning (Diane Sweeney)

Location: See Course Location (See Course Location, IA)

Audience: Teacher Leadership Coaches

Dates: 10/12/2016 to 2/17/2017

New
In this course facilitated by Diane Sweeney Consulting, teacher leaders will learn how to implement student-centered coaching, a coaching model that increases teacher effectiveness and student achievement by focusing on student outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on coaching cycles, using formative assessment data to drive instruction, embedding standards into coaching conversations, and partnering with principals to lead the coaching effort. This learning opportunity, consisting of 4 face-to-face days. Participants will be expected to implement and reflect upon student-centered coaching practices in their own school setting.
PREREQUISITE: Successfully complete July 25-26 initial learning days.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teacher Leadership Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 5, 2016

51. Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Overview Workshop - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Conference Room B[map]

Audience: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

Dates: 10/18/2016

Location: Conference Room B

This one day workshop will help participants understand the components of a Behavior Intervention Plan including the need for the interventions named within the BIP to match the function found in the student's Functional Behavior Assessment. Additionally, participants will become familiar with the following: environmental and student specific Prevention Strategies, reasons for and types of Replacement Behavior Instruction, appropriate Response Strategies, as well as the development of student specific Safety Plans. Participants will also learn their role within the completion of a BIP.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Participants need to bring a laptop with them that can access the internet within the Great Prairie Area Education Agency offices.

TARGET AUDIENCE: PK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

52. Foundations of EL for Content Teachers - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2016 to 4/20/2017

Are you anxious about having English Language Learners in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to teach content but language barriers are getting in the way? This course will build your cultural awareness and foundational knowledge of ELs and provide strategies for differentiating instruction and assessments for ELs in your classroom. The following text book will be included at no extra cost to the participant: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners by Shelley Fairbairn and Stephaney Jones-Vo.
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 6, 2016

53. Para Educator Course II: Instructional Support - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - Auditorium[map]

Audience: Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you MUST choose when you register.

Dates: 10/20/2016 to 11/3/2016

Location: Auditorium

This Para Educator course is the first in a series of three courses that will allow a person to become a certified classroom Para Educator. To be eligible for a Para Certificate from the BOEE. Para Educator courses I, II, and III need to be completed.

Participants will develop skills and strategies to enhance communication and examine situations where professionalism, ethical standards, and confidentiality will guide the correct course of action when working with colleagues, students, parents, and others.

The course will look at stages of development, core curriculum, beliefs, biases and will have an on-line computer component. Participants will need a laptop and have email to complete course requirements.

NOTE: The cost of this course is $120. If you are employed by GPAEA. Please contact Julie Hannam for enrollment options by email at julie.hannam@gpaea.org or Shannon Johnson at shannon.johnson@gpaea.org
TARGET AUDIENCE:Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you MUST choose when you register.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 13, 2016

54. ELL Network Modules 4-6 - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 4/24/2017

This course is a series of trainings designed for EL Staff to gain a deep understanding for implementation of the new ELP Standards and ELPA21 on-line assessment through the mandatory Modules 4-6 released by the Department of Education.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 17, 2016

55. ELL Network Modules 4-6 - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

Dates: 10/25/2016 to 4/25/2017

This course is a series of trainings designed for EL Staff to gain a deep understanding for implementation of the new ELP Standards and ELPA21 on-line assessment through the mandatory Modules 4-6 released by the Department of Education.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 17, 2016

56. ELL Network Modules 4-6 - ALBIA

Location: Albia Office (Albia, IA) [map]

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

Dates: 10/27/2016 to 4/27/2017

This course is a series of trainings designed for EL Staff to gain a deep understanding for implementation of the new ELP Standards and ELPA21 on-line assessment through the mandatory Modules 4-6 released by the Department of Education.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, Curriculum Directors, or ELL Instructors that have completed Modules 1-3

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 17, 2016

57. Ongoing MS-HS Second Chance Reading: 2016-17 - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - 21C[map]

Audience: MS and High School Second Chance Reading Teachers who have completed the initial SCR training.

Dates: 10/31/2016 to 3/9/2017

Location: 21C

Current Second Chance Reading Middle and High School Teachers will increase their skill in quality lesson development and delivery as they continue to implement the Iowa Core in SCR classrooms. Tech Enhanced Teachers will work collaboratively to problem solve technology issues and develop lessons. Participants will submit all lessons, complete planning guides, and classroom data by May 22, 2017.
PREREQUISITE: Participants must have completed original seven days of training.
TARGET AUDIENCE: MS and High School Second Chance Reading Teachers who have completed the initial SCR training.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 20, 2016

58. Evidence Based Practices in Autism - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

Dates: 11/8/2016 to 11/15/2016

This course is designed to provide participants with a basic knowledge of some of the evidence based practices for students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum that can be used within their instructional setting. Concepts covered will give participants a foundational understanding, will provide practice using the skills, and will allow time for coaching while determining how the practice can be implemented into their everyday practice. Evidence based practices covered within the course include: Prompting, Reinforcement, Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, Social Narratives, Video Modeling, and Pivotal Response Training.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: October 31, 2016

59. Evidence Based Practices in Autism - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

Dates: 11/10/2016 to 11/17/2016

This course is designed to provide participants with a basic knowledge of some of the evidence based practices for students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum that can be used within their instructional setting. Concepts covered will give participants a foundational understanding, will provide practice using the skills, and will allow time for coaching while determining how the practice can be implemented into their everyday practice. Evidence based practices covered within the course include: Prompting, Reinforcement, Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, Social Narratives, Video Modeling, and Pivotal Response Training.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great prairie AEA area.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: November 1, 2016

60. Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Instructio - FAIRFIELD

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]

Audience: Teacher Leaders (including Coaches, Model/Open Classroom teachers and administrators)

Dates: 11/14/2016

One-day workshop to support teacher leaders with using video to gather data in order to work with colleagues and set measurable, student focused goals. The research base is from Dr. Jim Knight. Book and resources will be provided. Prerequisite: Level I Instructional Coaching by Dr. Knight.

Lunch is on your own.

61. Para Educator Course III - Behavior Improvement OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]

Audience: Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you must choose when you register.

Dates: 11/17/2016 to 12/8/2016

To be eligible for a Para Certificate from the BOEE. Para Educator courses I, II, and III need to be completed.

Participants will develop skills and strategies to enhance communication and examine situations where professionalism, ethical standards, and confidentiality will guide the correct course of action when working with colleagues, students, parents, and others.

The course will look at stages of development, core curriculum, beliefs, biases and will have an on-line computer component. Participants will need a laptop and have email to complete course requirements.

NOTE: The cost of this course is $120. If you are employed by GPAEA. Please contact Julie Hannam for enrollment options by email at julie.hannam@gpaea.org or Shannon Johnson at shannon.johnson@gpaea.org
TARGET AUDIENCE:Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you MUST choose when you register.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: November 10, 2016

62. ST-AT II Structured Teaching for Autism: Communication, Social and Leisure - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - A,B,C[map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teacher, paraprofessionals, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of autism in the Great Prairie AEA area. ST-AT I is a prerequisite for ST-AT II.

Dates: 12/7/2016 to 12/8/2016

Location: A,B,C

New
This course is designed to provide an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the use of structured teaching strategies for teaching communication, social and leisure skills. Participants will learn hands on how to use the basic components of structured teaching (ST-AT I) to teach and facilitate communication, social and leisure skills.
NOTE: GPAEA Employees only are allowed to register for CEUs at no cost.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great Prairie AEA area.

PREREQUISITE: ST-AT I is a prerequisite for ST-AT II.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: November 23, 2016

63. ST-AT II Structured Teaching for Autism: Communication, Social and Leisure - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) - A,B,C[map]

Audience: All regular education and special education teacher, paraprofessionals, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of autism in the Great Prairie AEA area. ST-AT I is a prerequisite for ST-AT II.

Dates: 12/14/2016 to 12/15/2016

Location: A,B,C

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the use of structured teaching strategies for teaching communication, social and leisure skills. Participants will learn hands on how to use the basic components of structured teaching (ST-AT I) to teach and facilitate communication, social and leisure skills.
NOTE: GPAEA Employees only are allowed to register for CEUs at no cost.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All regular education and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and AEA staff working with children with the characteristics of Autism in the Great Prairie AEA area.

PREREQUISITE: ST-AT I is a prerequisite for ST-AT II.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: December 2, 2016