Registration Deadlines to Change January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, all professional learning offerings will have a two week registration cut-off date prior to the start date of the offering.

For example:  If a professional learning offering begins February 1, 2017, the registration cut-off date will be January 17, 2017.  Please make note of this change in registration deadlines so you don’t incur a late registration fee.

This change is in preparation for AEA 267 transitioning to a statewide professional learning registration system with all nine state AEA’s.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amy Moine, Director of Professional Learning, at amoine@aea267.k12.ia.us.

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UNI Accepting Applications for Distant Graduate Degree Programs, Endorsements and Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa is currently accepting applications for several distance graduate degree programs, endorsements and certificates. Programs with upcoming application and enrollment deadlines include the Education of the Gifted Endorsement, Superintendency Advanced Studies Certificate and Special Education: Consultant Emphasis MAE. These programs are are scheduled to begin classes in January 2017.

The Education of the Gifted endorsement program can be completed in just two semesters, and addresses all of the national standards for preparing teachers of the gifted. This four-course sequence satisfies state requirements for the Iowa PK-12 Talented and Gifted Endorsement (#107). Courses are offered entirely online and provide the opportunity to network and share strategies with practicing teachers facing similar challenges. Enrollments should be received by Nov. 14, 2016.

Designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator, the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program is also scheduled to 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. Applications are due by Nov. 15, 2016.

The Special Education: Consultant Emphasis MAE program, offered for the first time at a distance, addresses the need across the state for highly effective special education consultants and instructional coaches to provide collaborative, job-embedded and personalized professional development related to the newly enacted Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Applications received by Nov. 28, 2016, will receive full consideration for this program offered entirely online.

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

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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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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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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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Professional Learning and Leadership Network (PLN) #2+

Course #15245, Sections 29033 (Marshalltown), 29032 (Clear Lake) and 29019 (Cedar Falls.

Start Date: 9/24/15.

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

Facilitators: Amy Moine, Melissa Hesner, Stacie Stokes.

Professional Learning and Leadership Network 2+ is for those districts that have already attended Professional Learning and Leadership Network #1. PLN 2+ will continue to help school leaders refine processes for school improvement and provide direct support for implementing the processes. Dr. Ann Mausbach will provide session content. In addition to workshops, participants will engage in coaching sessions both in their schools and via virtual meetings with AEA 267 school improvement consultants and Dr. Mausbach. Together, we will build a network of model schools as as a way to build capacity in implementing the Iowa Core and high implementation practices for maximized results in student achievement and teacher growth.

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

Dates for all sections:
• 09/24/2015 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 01/21/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 04/28/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM
• 05/19/2016 09:00:00 AM – 03:30:00 PM

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Key Survey Help Guides

If you are an instructor for AEA 267 and are AEA 267 staff, you are expected to send your participants an End of Course Evaluation through Key Survey at the conclusion of all AEA 267 sponsored professional learning courses that meet on multiple dates over an extended time period.  For those offerings that meet just one time, trainers may choose to only use the End of Session Evaluation. This has been in effect since August 2011.

If you need help in preparing this evaluation, there are help documents available. You can find these documents in your My267 account under the “Help Guides” tab.

Scroll down to Instructor Guides and you will find 5 Key Survey guides to help you:

  • Create your End of Course Evaluation
  • Create your Daily Session Evaluation
  • Copy an Existing Survey (if you have offered other sections of the same course)
  • Launch your Survey to your Participants
  • Develop a Report from your Survey

More information can be found at the AEA 267 Professional Learning website under Instructor Resources. These Help Guides are also listed in this portion of the website. If you need the Key Survey username and password, please call Professional Learning at 319-268-7662.

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