Standards-Based Grading Conference

Click HERE to register for the Standards-Based Grading Conference.
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Course Information: Course #15512, Section #29901
Fee:  $100.00
Keynote Speaker:  Ken O’Connor “The Grade Dr.”

This conference is designed to help educators learn how to effectively develop, design, and implement a standards-based grading system that aligns with current instruction and assessment practices and supports the Iowa Core Curriculum as well as Iowa’s Competency-Based Education model. Current practitioners will share resources and practices that have led to successful implementation including:

  • Ideas to support the communication of requirements, policies, and expectations established within the standards-based grading process
  • Ways to develop consensus around assessing learning versus assessing behavior
  • Plans that address the necessary components to support the implementation of standards-based grading.

Additional breakout sessions will be offered by area practitioners experienced in implementing SBG in their schools.

For more information, contact Amy Moine, AEA 267 Director of Professional Learning.

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Facilitating Adult Learning Workshop #1: Know Your Learner

Course #15481

Sections:
29787 (Cedar Falls) on 9/21/16
29788 (Clear Lake) on 9/22/16
29789 (Marshalltown) on 9/23/16 (Cancelled)

Credit Available: No Credit

Fee: $30.00

Instructors: Heather Gould, Amy Moine

This is the first of three ‘stand-alone’ but related workshops facilitated by Nancy Lockett that will explore what it will take to move the current mindset of PD as an event to PD as a process for improving student achievement/success. Helping us answer the question, “How can we maximize the impact of our PD so students are the winners?” This session will focus on the attributes and needs of adult learners that school leaders need to be aware of as they plan the range of learning opportunities including staff meetings, one-on-one conversations and/or staff PD. This session is designed for school leaders, school administrators, curriculum directors, teacher leaders, teacher coaches, school PD committee members. Anyone in the district who is working to support others and themselves in improving their practice would benefit from the learning.

Click here to print brochure.

 

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CPI Training Registration Now Open for 2016-17 School Year

AEA 267 has Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Initial and Refresher Trainings open for registration for the 2016-17 school year.

To register for CPI Initial Certification Training, please follow this link or log into your My267 account and enter“15175” in the course search field to see all the sections dates and times that are available.

To register for CPI Refresher Certification Trainings: please follow this link or log into your My267 account and enter “15176” in the course search field to see all the section dates and times that are available.

Tips:

  • Click on the title of the course, then “View All” on the left under ‘Sections’ and the list of sections will appear.
  • There are over 25 sections listed for the Refresher Training so please reset your view to 50 per page at the bottom right.)
  • The fee of $25 is payable by purchase order or credit card.
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Sign up for the new Iowa School Alert system

Effective June 30, Iowa School Alerts is changing. In order to continue receiving valuable alerts regarding AEA 267 office closures, you will need to re-subscribe. Keep in mind that although it is a different system, it is still called Iowa School Alerts.

Simply visit the Iowa School Alerts website to subscribe. You may choose email or text alerts from the drop-down menu; however, please note that in order to receive both, you must go in and subscribe separately for each preference.

The agency will continue to post office closures to the front page of our website and also using our alerts line at 866-923-1089, but it is important that you re-subscribe to the new system to receive an alert by email or text message.

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Professional Learning Series

Implementing a teacher leader system is a complex change to our educational system. Important for its successful implementation is the empowerment of teachers and administrators in leading the effort. This orientation is for all teacher leaders and administrators to learn about AEA 267’s Professional Learning Series. Within the Professional Learning Series are learning opportunities for establishing and maintaining a system that leverages teacher leadership, along with numerous learning opportunities to address both individual and district needs. During this meeting, participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions, develop a professional learning plan, and register for certifications and upcoming courses.

Teacher Leader Network for Student Centered Coaching (Video)

This brochure explains AEA 267’s three to five year plan for supporting Principals and Teacher Leaders in their TLC work.  The Professional Learning Series courses are described in this brochure.

Please click on the links in the brochure below for more information!

Launching Teacher Leadership PHASE: 1 Workshop
April 12, 2016 – Hosted In Des Moines (Collaboration among the DE, AEAs, SAI, ISEA)

FAQs About AEA 267’s Professional Learning Series

 

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Substitute Authorization

Course #3405, See sections below.

Credit Available: 1 Substitute Authorization, 1 Paraeducator credit.

This 20-hour course is designed to meet the requirements for the Substitute Authorization Program. Receiving a Substitute Authorization will allow an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree to substitute in grades PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a paraeducator certificate and completes this course will be authorized to substitute ONLY in the special education classroom (any level) in which the individual is employed, for no more than five consecutive days. Only paraeducators may elect the Paraeducator Credit. The course includes components on ethics, diversity, instructional strategies, and behavior management. Participants will be required to complete three hours of classroom observation.

Sections and Class Times:

Section #29572 – Cedar Falls
Instructor: Jackie Gray
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM

Section #29573 – Clear Lake
Instructor: Jackie Gray
Thursday, September 22, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Thursday, October 06, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016 09:00:00 AM – 01:00:00 PM

 

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Distance programs to begin Summer & Fall 2016 via UNI Continuing and Distance Education

The University of Northern Iowa has upcoming application deadlines for degree programs beginning summer and fall 2016. Most programs are offered entirely at a distance via a variety of delivery methods, including interactive video technologies and online via eLearning. Instructional Technology MA​ and School Library Studies MA programs will begin Summer 2016. A School Library Studies MA and Educational Leadership-Principalship MAE/ASC cohort will begin Fall 2016.

The Instructional Technology program prepares professionals to be leaders in Instructional Technology in the classroom, district and beyond. Students focus on integrating technology into the classroom and graduates focus on bringing progressive change to Iowa and beyond. Applications for the Instructional Technology MA program are due April 15, 2016. More information can be found at distance.uni.edu/itech.

A cohort for the School Library Studies MA program will begin ​Summer 2016, as well as Fall 2016. The SLS program offers a master’s degree for those who wish to become teacher librarians and qualify for the K-12 teacher librarian endorsement in Iowa. This program prepares students to become teacher librarians who use their acquired knowledge of children and young people, books and information technologies, curriculum and the power of collaboration to enhance the learning experiences of students in their schools. Applications are due April 1, 2016 for acceptance into the summer cohort and June 1, 2016 for acceptance into the fall cohort. More information can be found at distance.uni.edu/sls.

The application deadline for the Educational Leadership- Principalship MAE/ASC program is April 15, 2016. This program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes on-site skill development while working with a mentor. Students entering this program are required to devote a considerable amount of time in an internship experience where work products and skills are developed. More information can be found at distance.uni.edu/principalship.

For more information about all programs offered through UNI Continuing and Distance

​​Education, please visit distance.uni.edu/programs.

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Distance programs to begin Spring 2016 via UNI Continuing and Distance Education

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for distance graduate degree programs beginning this spring. Most programs are offered entirely at a distance via a variety of delivery methods, including interactive video technologies and online via eLearning.

Programs beginning this spring include the Special Education MAE offered entirely at a distance, with the option of either a Consultant or Field Specialization emphasis. Completion of either emphasis area also leads to an additional endorsement. Both programs address the need across the state for highly effective special education teachers.

Designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator, the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program will also begin this spring. This performance-based program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes on-site skill development. Summer sessions do include an engaging, short on-campus experience.

A full list of distance programs can be found at distance.uni.edu/programs.

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High Impact Instructional Coaching Institute for Teacher Leaders and Administrators (Jim Knight)

High Impact Instructional Coaching Institute for Teacher Leaders and
Administrators (Jim Knight) Course# 15228
Who? For Teacher Leaders and their Administrators
When & Where? November 7 and 8, 2016 – AEA 267, Cedar Falls Location
Cost? $175.00 plus materials fees per person
Details: This two-day high-impact instructional coaching institute for teacher leaders
and their administrators is intended to be an overview of the high-yield
teaching strategies built into a framework for great teaching described in High
Impact Instruction, also known as the Big Four.

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Professional Learning and Leadership Network (PLN) #1

Course 15244, Sections 29018 (Cedar Falls), 29030 (Clear Lake) and 29031 (Marshalltown).

Start Date: 9/17/15.

Credit Available: (2) Licensure Renewal and No Credit.

Facilitators: Amy Moine, Melissa Hesner, Stacie Stokes, Marcia Tweeten.

This is a collaborative, job-embedded learning approach that connects the processes for school improvement and provides practical tools to help implement these processes. Emphasis is placed on helping leaders understand how Align the Design processes will help them to implement all state initiatives in an aligned and manageable way. Dr. Ann Mausbach will provide face-to-face session content. Our AEA 267 school improvement consultants and Dr. Mausbach will provide support between sessions that focuses on implementation, monitoring, and reporting outcomes of the school improvement plan as it impacts teacher and student learning.

The face-to-face sessions will be conducted simultaneously from all three AEA 267 office locations via Polycom

Dates for all sections:
• 09/17/2015 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 11/12/2015 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 01/14/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 04/21/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 05/19/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM

 

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