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1. Introduction to Teaching with MacBooks and iPad Pros - MT. PLEASANT

Location: Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, IA) - 142, Mt. Pleasant HS, 2104 S. Grand Ave

Audience: Mt. Pleasant secondary teachers and administrators

Dates: 6/2/2016 to 6/3/2016

Location: 142, Mt. Pleasant HS, 2104 S. Grand Ave

Starting Soon
NOTE: For Mt. Pleasant Only
This course is intended for teachers and administrators that are new to MacBooks and iPad Pros in a 1:1 environment. The focus will be on using Mac OSX and iOS tools and apps, Google Apps for Education, and learning management systems to promote the use of the 4Cs (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) in the classroom.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Mt. Pleasant secondary teachers and administrators

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 23, 2016

2. Iowa Core Science- Module 1: Standards Overview - CHARITON

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

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

Dates: 6/2/2016 to 6/29/2016

Starting Soon
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 and will be in Ottumwa for this day only. Iowa's State Standards PD occurs on the first two days in Chariton.
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Principals, and Instructional Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 16, 2016

3. PRESS Forward! A Research-Based Framework for Literacy Achievement - ALBIA

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

Audience: PK-5/Reading

Dates: 6/2/2016 to 6/3/2016

Starting Soon
NOTE: OFFERING FOR TWIN CEDARS CSD AND MOULTON-UDELL CSD ONLY

The goal of PRESS is to support K-5 educators in establishing school-based Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports and teaching practices to support reading achievement in grades K-5. The four key focus areas of PRESS are: data-based decision making, quality core instruction, tiered interventions, and embedded professional learning.
TARGET AUDIENCE: PK-5/Reading

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 26, 2016

4. Raising kids the Love and Logic Way - Part 1 - CHARITON

Location: Ottumwa: Chariton Community School District (Chariton, IA) - 309[map]

Audience: This course will benefit anyone involved with kids. These techniques will work on students, children, and grandchildren. These techniques can be used for students of all ages. Includes Para-educators/Associates and substitute authorization.

Dates: 6/3/2016 to 6/7/2016

Location: 309

Starting Soon
This is a beginning course to Love and Logic strategies. Participants will learn strategies to use with kids of all ages. These strategies can be used at home or in the classroom. Participants will complete the "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" and parts of the "Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun" programs. Participants will learn skills to use with preschool aged through high school students. Participants will also write a plan to implement 3 strategies from the program - either in their home or in the classroom. Participants will also be responsible for reviewing a resource and presenting information to the large group. Participants will be required to complete a paper showing understanding and application of the techniques.
Note: Participants must read, "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," before class begins. To purchase book contact Karna Alexander by email, karna.alexander@chariton.k12.ia.us
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course will benefit anyone involved with kids. These techniques will work on students, children, and grandchildren. These techniques can be used for students of all ages. Includes Paraeducators/Associates and substitute authorization.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 20, 2016

5. Teaching with Chromebooks - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington (Burlington, IA) - 21C

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

Dates: 6/6/2016 to 6/9/2016

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: May 23, 2016

6. Exploring and Reviewing Technology for K-5 Reading Instruction - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: K-5 Teachers, para-educators and substitute authorization.

Dates: 6/6/2016 to 6/13/2016

Location: 21c

Participants in this class will explore and review current technology for K-5 Reading. Instructors will provide a vision and basic tools to begin the process. The cohort will decide as a group the specific process they will use to review and share with each other the technologies they choose to explore.

This course will follow a blended format. Participants will be required to access materials provided on a class website and submit a time log with 8+ hours of online work between June 6 and June 13.
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-5 Teachers, para-educators and substitute authorization.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 30, 2016

7. Foundations of EL for Content Teachers - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/6/2016 to 6/20/2016

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

8. Heroes in the Classroom - NEW LONDON

Location: Burlington: New London Comm. Schools (New London, IA) [map]

Audience: 3-12 Educators in any field

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

This course is designed for content area or literacy teachers who are interested in incorporating any of their common core literacy and/or content standards into rubrics in order to experiment with standards-based grading. This will be done through the study of heroic fiction--films, books, and short stories. This class explores the changing criteria of the hero; everyone loves a good hero story, but do we all love the same hero? Is Luke Skywalker the new King Arthur? When did Eastwood's Munny in Unforgiven? replace John Wayne's Rooster Cogburn? Why use heroic fiction in the classroom? Simply put, students love it, teachers love it, it is constantly changing for a new audience, and it covers the gambit for content-artistic innovation, nature of man, role of hero in society, musical interpretation, the iconic hero, and it fits in with common core requirements. In this class, teachers will create heroic fiction units or lessons that focus on grading using a common core standards based rubric. Part college film and lit course, and part pedagogy, this class with challenge, entertain, and ultimately let you leave with a useful classroom lesson or unit.
TARGET AUDIENCE: 3-12 Educators in any field

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 27, 2016

9. Building a Writing Toolkit - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: K–8 classroom, English/Language Arts, Title 1 and special ed. Teachers, Literacy Coaches, para educators, substitutes and anyone supporting Writing Workshop.

Dates: 6/7/2016 to 6/8/2016

Location: 21c

This course is designed to assist teachers to increase knowledge, skills, and expertise in order to support student writing that meets the promise of the Iowa Core Writing Standards. Teachers will develop demonstration texts and toolkit pages to support instruction, conferencing, student self-assessment, and reporting student growth in writing.

What types of demonstration texts will we develop?
a. Mentor Texts
b. Shared Writing
c. Teacher Writing
d. Student Writing

What types of tools will we develop within a toolkit?
a. Routine
b. Process
c. Strategy
d. Resource

NOTE: Participants need to bring their own copy of the Iowa Core Standards and Appendix A, B, and C, Units of Study, materials listed above, personal/school books for demonstration texts and personal materials to develop a toolkit (notebook and page protectors, etc.
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-8 classroom, English/Language Arts, Title 1 and special ed. Teachers, Literacy Coaches, para educators, substitutes and anyone supporting Writing Workshop.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 30, 2016

10. Mobile Devices in the Classroom: Practicing the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) Level 1 - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Para-Educators/Associates, Substitute Authorization

Dates: 6/7/2016 to 6/14/2016

Location: A and Boardroom

LEVEL 1
Course participants will explore mobile and online applications that enable participants to promote creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication in the classroom (4Cs). NOTE: All participants must provide their own device (iPad, Kuno, Chromebook, and/or laptop). GPAEA has a few devices which may be used by class participants.

TARGET AUDIENCE:K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Para-Educators, Substitute Authorization

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 31, 2016

11. Teacher in the Workplace XVII - BURLINGTON

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

Audience: All levels and all areas, educators, paras, subs

Dates: 6/7/2016 to 6/10/2016

This 1 credit class will be offered to give educators the chance to connect with business and industry partners through tours and job shadowing. Educators will make meaningful connections with business partners and be able to enhance the relevance of their curriculum by integrating class experiences into their classroom activities. The class starts with a half day of business tours (specific companies TBA) and orientation on June 7. Job shadowing will take place June 8 and 9 (8 hours each day). On June 10, participants will meet to network and share their experiences from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.NOTE: Educators are asked to make their own arrangements for job shadowing. In addition to the online AEA registration, participants must register on an additional form provided for this class. This separate registration must be submitted to Tami Plein by May 25th. Please email Tami at tami.plein@gpaea.org for the registration form.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All levels and all areas, educators, paras, subs

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 30, 2016

12. Inclusive and Blended Practice in Preschool Workshop - FAIRFIELD

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

Audience: Early Childhood Teachers & Associates, Administrators, AEA Consultants & Special Education Staff

Dates: 6/7/2016 to 6/8/2016

Join Distinguished Author & Researcher, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, in reimagining & redefining early education to ensure EVERY child has the support they need to thrive at school, and in life. This National Speaker will share how to implement multi-tiered systems of support, differentiated instruction, and universally designed instruction to address the diverse needs of children.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Early Childhood Teachers & Associates, Administrators, AEA Consultants & Special Education Staff

13. BCSD Summer Academy

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

Audience: All prek-12 teachers in the district

Dates: 6/8/2016 to 6/9/2016

This academy is for PreK-12 teachers in the Burlington Community School District, and offers participants a wide-variety of 29 sessions to choose from. This professional learning opportunity is intended to support classroom teachers as they work to implement many of the district-wide initiatives.
For Burlington CSD ONLY
TARGET AUDIENCE: All prek-12 teachers in the district

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 1, 2016

14. Communicating and Collaborating with Google Docs - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Classroom teachers and paraeducators/associates

Dates: 6/8/2016 to 6/15/2016

Location: A & Board Room

Participants will explore how to apply the Universal Constructs into their classrooms through the use of Google Docs. Teachers will use Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Drawings, and Tables, as they plan to use the tools with their students.

Target Audience: Classroom teachers and paraeducators/associates

Deadline for Minimum Enrollment: June 1, 2016

15. Raising kids the Love and Logic Way - Part 2 - CHARITON

Location: Ottumwa: Chariton Community School District (Chariton, IA) - 309[map]

Audience: This course will benefit anyone involved with kids. These techniques will work on students, children, and grandchildren. These techniques can be used for students of all ages. Includes Para-educators/Associates and substitute authorization.

Dates: 6/8/2016 to 6/9/2016

Location: 309

This is a Part 2 of a course for Love and Logic strategies. Participants must have completed Part 1 to take Part 2 of Raising Kids the Love and Logic Way. Participants will learn strategies to use with kids of all ages. These strategies can be used at home or in the classroom. Participants will learn skills to use with preschool aged through high school students. Participants will also write a plan to implement 3 strategies from the program - either in their home or in the classroom. Participants will also be responsible for reviewing a resource and presenting information to the large group. Participants will be required to complete a paper showing understanding and application of the techniques.
PREREQUISITE: Raising kids the love & logic way Part 1
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course will benefit anyone involved with kids. These techniques will work on students, children, and grandchildren. These techniques can be used for students of all ages. Includes Paraeducators/Associates and substitute authorization.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: May 25, 2016

16. Building a Writing Toolkit II - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: K – 8 classroom, English/Language Arts, Title 1 and special ed. Teachers, Literacy Coaches and anyone supporting Writing Workshop including para educators and substitute authorization.

Dates: 6/9/2016 to 6/10/2016

Location: 21c

This course is designed to assist teachers to increase knowledge, skills, and expertise in order to support student writing that meets the promise of the Iowa Core Writing Standards. Teachers will continue toolkit development begun in the first level and will also teach 2 mini-lessons using toolkit pages to support instruction, conferencing, or student self-assessment, in writing.

Participants may choose a second writing type (Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative) or different grade levels for their work in this class.
PREREQUISITE: Building a writing toolkit I
TARGET AUDIENCE: K - 8 classroom, English/Language Arts, Title 1 and special ed. Teachers, Literacy Coaches and anyone supporting Writing Workshop including para educators and substitute authorization.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 1, 2016

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

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

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

Dates: 6/9/2016

Location: Conference Rooms 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 is included in the registration. TARGET AUDIENCE:Teachers, administrators, paras, speech, psychologist, social workers, consultants

18. Para Educators Part of the Teaching Team: Supporting the Creative Curriculum Classroom and GOLD Assessment - BURLINGTON

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

Audience: Because of funding restrictions this class is ONLY available to GPAEA Para educators who will be serving in a State Wide Voluntary 4 year old district or partner program (SWVPP) or district 3 year old preschool in the 16-17 school year. Registration is strictly limited to 45 so register Early! (If over 45 registrations are received para's who are taking this for the first time will be given priority), Early Childhood.

Dates: 6/10/2016

Location: 21c Century

This course will focus on the important role that Para educators have in supporting learning in the Creative Curriculum classroom. Participants will practice using GOLD and Creative Curriculum resource/strategies to be active members of the teaching team.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Because of funding restrictions this class is ONLY available to GPAEA Para educators who will be serving in a State Wide Voluntary 4 year old district or partner program (SWVPP) or district 3 year old preschool in the 16-17 school year. Registration is strictly limited to 45 so register Early! (If over 45 registrations are received para's who are taking this for the first time will be given priority)

*Special funding from the Department of Education has allowed us to provide this opportunity to GPAEA area SWVPP Para educators - all attendees will receive a $100 stipend after satisfactorily completing the workshop. Attendance for the entire class is required!

DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: June 6, 2016

19. Para Educators Part of the Teaching Team: Supporting the Creative Curriculum Classroom and GOLD Assessment - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Because of funding restrictions this class is ONLY available to GPAEA Para educators who will be serving in a State Wide Voluntary 4 year old district or partner program (SWVPP) or district 3 year old preschool in the 16-17 school year. Registration is strictly limited to 45 so register Early! (If over 45 registrations are received para's who are taking this for the first time will be given priority)

Dates: 6/10/2016

Location: 21c Century

This course will focus on the important role that Para educators have in supporting learning in the Creative Curriculum classroom. Participants will practice using GOLD and Creative Curriculum resource/strategies to be active members of the teaching team.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Because of funding restrictions this class is ONLY available to GPAEA Para educators who will be serving in a State Wide Voluntary 4 year old district or partner program (SWVPP) or district 3 year old preschool in the 16-17 school year. Registration is strictly limited to 45 so register Early! (If over 45 registrations are received para's who are taking this for the first time will be given priority)

*Special funding from the Department of Education has allowed us to provide this opportunity to GPAEA area SWVPP Para educators - all attendees will receive a $100 stipend after satisfactorily completing the workshop. Attendance for the entire class is required!

DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: June 6, 2016

20. Project Approach Sharing Day 2016

Location: Honey Creek Resort (Moravia, IA) - Honey Creek Resort

Audience: Early Childhood Educators including Toddler and Preschool teachers, para educators, administrators, support staff

Dates: 6/11/2016

Location: Honey Creek Resort

Join us for a day of learning, sharing and making connections around Project Work in Early Childhood. All Project Approach Implementers- beginners and experienced- are invited to bring documentation of a study to display. Attendees will participate in a simulated field site visit which will be outdoors (weather permitting) so please dress in casual, comfortable clothes and footwear. Anyone interested in seeing examples of the Project Approach in action in Early Childhood is welcome to attend.

NOTE: $15.00 Fee due at time of registration (Includes a sack lunch, if special dietary needs please notify Dawn Johnson email at kidsworlddaycarepreschool@yahoo.com

If DHS hours are needed please also register at DHS Training Registry

All who have conducted a study are encouraged to bring documentation panels and artifacts to display. If documentation is in a PowerPoint format please bring a computer to run it on.

TARGET AUDIENCE:Early Childhood Educators including Toddler and Preschool teachers, para educators, administrators, support staff

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 3, 2016

21. Educators in the Workplace - OTTUMWA

Location: Indian Hills College (Ottumwa, IA)

Audience: Classroom teachers & counselors Recommended for middle school and high school instructors and counselors but is not limited to this status- Administrators welcome.

Dates: 6/13/2016 to 6/16/2016

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An "Out of the Classroom" experience that will provide educators the tools to assure that essential subject matter is being taught and essential knowledge and skills are being learned to meet the needs of the workplace today. Participants will undergo four days of tours, presentations, and hands-on experiences that will focus on the future content of technology and the needs of the changing workforce. Travel, lunch, and materials included in the course cost. The class will require a good deal of walking and standing for long periods of time along with climbing stairs and riding buses. Comfortable shoes and casual business attire is required.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Classroom teachers & counselors Recommended for middle school and high school instructors and counselors but is not limited to this status- Administrators welcome.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 6, 2016 or until full

22. Google Training (Level 1) - BURLINGTON

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

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

Dates: 6/13/2016 to 6/14/2016

Location: 21C

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This introductory course allows users to learn the fundamentals of Google for education. 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 6, 2016

23. Iowa LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling): Modules 1-3 - OTTUMWA

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

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

Dates: 6/13/2016 to 6/28/2016

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 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, Phonemic Awareness. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
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.
MATERIALS FEE: $75.00 materials fee has been added.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 2, 2016

24. NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for Kindergarten - OTTUMWA

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

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

Dates: 6/13/2016 to 6/14/2016

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 13 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 kindergarten.
NOTICE:Participants are required to purchase a downloadable workshop packet from Teachers Pay Teachers - Science Clubhouse Workshop Kindergarten Compilation: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Clubhouse-Workshop-Kindergarten-Compilation-All-7-lessons-together-1404541 Cost: $22.00

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

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 6, 2016

25. Connected Educator 2016: Building Your Personal Learning Network - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Pk-grade 12 general education, special education, and substitute teachers, administrators, para-educators/associates, and AEA certified staff

Dates: 6/13/2016 to 8/8/2016

Location: 21c

The course facilitators will model how to engage in social media by connecting with other professionals. Participants will select one or more professional goals, then identify (and follow) three to five people doing what it is they want to improve.

This course will follow a blended format. Participants will be required to and submit a time log with 8 or more hours of online course work including PLN development and weekly blogging and comments between June 13th and August 8th.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Pk-grade 12 general education, special education, and substitute teachers, administrators, para-educators/associates, and AEA certified staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 6, 2016

26. Mathematical Fluency for Elementary Teachers - BURLINGTON

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

Audience: Elementary, special education, and substitute teachers/para educators

Dates: 6/14/2016 to 6/24/2016

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 June 24th.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary, special education, and substitute teachers/para educators

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 7, 2016

27. Early Literacy Intervention with 95% Group - MT. PLEASANT

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

Audience: PK-5 Reading Teachers K-12 At-Risk and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/14/2016 to 6/16/2016

Note: Mt. Pleasant CSD only.
Participants will learn how to administer phonemic awareness and phonics screening tools and use those results to design and deliver interventions using 95% Group materials. This registration is for participants attending all three days of training and wanting relicensure credit.

An additional registration process will be provided to the participants via Lori LaFrenz for other fees and registration with 95% group.
TARGET AUDIENCE: PK-5 Reading Teachers K-12 At-Risk and Special Education Teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 7, 2016

28. Human Relations - BURLINGTON

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

Audience: teachers

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/30/2016

Location: 21C

This course is designed to make participants aware of the various values, lifestyles, histories and contributions of identifiable subgroups within American society. It will help participants recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases (e.g., sexism, racism) and will help translate knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills and techniques which will result in favorable learning experiences for students.

Additionally, participants will be able to identify how dehumanizing biases may be reflected in instructional materials. This course will fulfill individual requirements to meet the state standard in Human Relations.

Human Relations class will require the participant to have access to technology. There will be 15 hours of outside asynchronous learning time making this course a BLENDED course of technology and face to face time.
TARGET AUDIENCE: teachers

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 8, 2016

29. NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for First Grade - OTTUMWA

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

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

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/16/2016

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 first grade lessons include all 14 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 first grade.
NOTICE: Participants are required to purchase a downloadable workshop packet from Teachers Pay Teachers - Science Clubhouse Workshop First Grade Compilation: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Clubhouse-Workshop-1st-Grade-Compilation-All-10-lessons-together-835692 Cost: $25.00

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

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 8, 2016

30. Summer Institute 2016 - FAIRFIELD

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

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, AEA staff

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/16/2016

This is a 2 day Summer Institute.

The focus of day 1 will be on Effective Practices in Inclusion and Co-Teaching:
Dr. Lisa Dieker, University of Central Florida, will provide just-in-time information on effective strategies for collaboration, co-teaching, and inclusion. Dr. Dieker presents to national and international audiences and is passionate about improving instruction for all kids.

The focus of day 2 will be on Explicit Instruction:
This Summer Institute gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement Explicit Instruction in any grade level or content area. This will be a dynamic day of learning, based off of Dr. Anita Archer's work in Explicit Instruction.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, Administrators, AEA staff

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 4, 2016

31. FIERCE Conversations - NEW LONDON

Location: Burlington: New London Comm. Schools (New London, IA) [map]

Audience: Teachers, staff, administrators

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/17/2016

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: June 15, 2016

32. Pastels with Gin Lammert - KEOSAUQUA

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

Audience: Teachers, administrators, substitutes and anyone interested in improving and enjoying their art experiences.

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/16/2016

This course will focus on the introductory techniques used for drawing with pastels. Including types of materials to use; multiple techniques of applying pastels; making color choices with contrast; and different ways to finish your work.
A materials fee of $45 is paid to the presenter for materials used. Additional materials available from artist on site.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, administrators, substitutes and anyone interested in improving and enjoying their art experiences.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 8, 2016

33. Google Training (Level 2) - BURLINGTON

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

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

Dates: 6/16/2016 to 6/17/2016

Location: Iowa

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 communication and organization. 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 9, 2016

34. Wheel Thrown Pottery II - BENTONSPORT

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

Audience: This is an Advanced Pottery Class. Must be experienced at throwing clay. All level of educators welcome.

Dates: 6/18/2016 to 6/19/2016

The course structure focuses on the wheel throwing process, with emphasis in advanced techniques and skill development. It will expand upon student's previous experience with wheel throwing, technical skill and the advanced use of surface/finishing techniques, as well as underglaze/glaze application.

This course is being offered by the Villages Folk School. The instructor will be Mary Sederburg.

Materials 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: This is an Advanced Pottery Class. Must be experienced at throwing clay. All level of educators welcome.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 11, 2016

35. Iowa Core Science- Module 1: Standards Overview - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) - Rooms ABC and/or 21C[map]

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

Dates: 6/20/2016 to 6/22/2016

Location: Rooms ABC and/or 21C

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 22 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

36. Exploring and Reviewing Technology for Early Childhood Instruction 2016 - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Preschool – Grade 1 (teachers, substitute teachers, paraeducators, & associates

Dates: 6/20/2016 to 6/27/2016

Participants in this class will explore and review current technology for Early Childhood. Instructors will provide a vision and basic tools to begin the process. The cohort will decide as a group the specific process they will use to review and share with each other the technologies they chose to explore.
This course will follow a blended format. Participants will be required to access materials provided on a class website and submit a time log with 8 or more additional hours of online work (outside of class time) between June 20 and June 27.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool - Grade 1 (teachers, substitute teachers, para-educators/associates

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 13, 2016

37. English Language Learner (ELL) Strategies - OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Ottumwa Community School District (Ottumwa, IA) - 108[map]

Audience: Teachers in Ottumwa Community School District

Dates: 6/21/2016 to 12/20/2016

Location: 108

New
This course will examine the best practice for inclusion classroom instruction with second language students. The heterogeneous structure of classrooms requires teachers to design and implement lessons that are differentiated in ways that honor the diverse learning needs and language levels of each classroom's ELL population. In this course, we will focus on the prominent work of Steven Krashen, Bob Marzano as well as the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol. Leading researchers in the area of second language acquisition, whose framework for implementing research based instructional strategies in the class room is driving instructional practices across the nation.

This course is designed to be highly interactive each participant will integrate learned strategies into a lesson already being taught in their own classrooms. Participants will revisit current lesson plans or units to see how new research/strategies can enhance student achievement. Participants will share how these new strategies units of study as well as their personal plans for implementation in the classroom.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers in Ottumwa Community School District

DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: June 13, 2016

38. Mathematical Fluency for Elementary Teachers - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Elementary, special education, and substitute teachers/para educators

Dates: 6/21/2016 to 6/30/2016

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 June 30.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary, special education, and substitute teachers/para educators

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 10, 2016

39. Goodbye-Hello Letting Go In Order to Implement More Effective Preschool Teaching - OTTUMWA

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

Audience: Preschool teachers, paraeducators, Head Start Teachers, childcare providers, Early Childhood administrators, Para-educators,and Substitute Authorization.

Dates: 6/21/2016 to 6/28/2016

Participants will learn the hows and whys of (1) using message board rather than calendar, (2) meaningful alphabet learning rather than letter of the week, (3) family style meals rather than cafeteria style meals, (4) outdoor classrooms rather than playground structures, (5) interesting materials rather than worksheets and (6) sharing time rather than show and tell in preschool settings.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Preschool teachers, paraeducators, Head Start Teachers, childcare providers, Early Childhood administrators, Para-educators,and Substitute Authorization.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 14, 2016

40. Innovative Creativity Using the Core (Part 1: Relevance) - BURLINGTON

Location: Burlington: New London Comm. Schools (New London, IA) - Iowa[map]

Audience: 2 - 12 Educators in any field.

Dates: 6/22/2016 to 6/23/2016

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 the relevance of using innovation in your Core-aligned classroom. Designed for 2-12 teachers, this class will provide fresh insight to the need for creative rigor to renew teacher enthusiasm.

NOTE: Participates need to purchase two books for this course: Burgess, Dave. "Teach Like a Pirate". San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., 2012. Print. ($19.98 @ Amazon) and Reeves, Douglas. "Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12". Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press, 2015. Print. ($15 @ Amazon)

TARGET AUDIENCE: 2 - 12 Educators in any field.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 15, 2016

41. Iowa Core Science- Module 1: Standards Overview - ALBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLY!

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

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

Dates: 6/23/2016 to 6/29/2016

Location: Aud. and/or 21C

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: ALBIA school district ONLY! K-12 Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Principals, and Instructional Coaches

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 3, 2016

42. Iowa LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling): Modules 1-3 - BURLINGTON

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

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

Dates: 6/23/2016 to 7/1/2016

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 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, Phonemic Awareness. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
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.
MATERIALS FEE: $75.00 materials fee has been added.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 14, 2016

43. Educators in the Workplace II - OTTUMWA

Location: Indian Hills College (Ottumwa, IA) - 122

Audience: Classroom teachers & counselors Recommended for middle school and high school instructors and counselors but is not limited to this status- Administrators welcome.

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 6/30/2016

Location: 122

An "Out of the Classroom" experience that will provide educators the tools to assure that essential subject matter is being taught and essential knowledge and skills are being learned to meet the needs of the workplace today. Participants will undergo four days of tours, presentations, and hands-on experiences that will focus on the future content of technology and the needs of the changing workforce. Travel, lunch, and materials included in the course cost. The class will require a good deal of walking and standing for long periods of time along with climbing stairs and riding buses. Comfortable shoes and casual business attire is required.

100% Attendance is required.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Classroom teachers & counselors recommended for middle school and high school instructors and counselors but is not limited to this status- Administrators welcome.

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 20, 2016 or until full.

44. Explicit Instruction 1 - Design BURLINGTON

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

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

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

Location: Conference Room A

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 is included with registration.

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

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: June 20, 2016

45. 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

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

46. 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

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

47. 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

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

48. 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

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

49. 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: 6/29/2016 to 6/30/2016

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.
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: June 22, 2016

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

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

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

Dates: 6/29/2016 to 7/7/2016

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 20, 2016

51. 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

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

52. 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

53. 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: July 24, 2016

54. 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

Wait List
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

55. 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

56. 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

57. 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

58. 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

59. 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

60. Blending/Flipping Your Classroom

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

61. 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 is included with registration.

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

DEADLINE FOR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: July 7, 2016

62. 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

63. 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

64. 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

65. 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

66. 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

67. 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

68. 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

69. 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

70. 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

71. 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

72. 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: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

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

73. 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

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: July 22, 2016

74. 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

75. 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 is included in the registration.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Teachers, administrators, paras, speech, psychologist, social workers, consultants

76. 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

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 8, 2016

77. 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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. 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

82. 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

83. 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

New
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

84. 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

85. 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

86. 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

87. 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

88. 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

89. 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.