Assessing Academic Rigor (Evaluator III)

Course #4617, Section #30019 at Clear Lake.

Credit Available: Two Licensure Renewal credits will be issued through SAI.

Start Date: 3/23/17.

Instructor: Denise Schares.

Administrators will build their understanding of how to support teachers with increasing academic rigor in classrooms.They will learn how to use the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) in the coaching and evaluation process with teachers as they work to implement the Iowa Core, Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW), and other statewide initiatives as connected to the Iowa Teaching Standards and the Iowa Standards for School Leaders.

Class Dates and Times:
• 03/23/2017 09:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM
• 04/06/2017 09:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM
• 04/20/2017 09:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM
• 05/04/2017 09:00:00 AM – 02:00:00 PM

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UNI Graduate Programs Offered at a Distance beginning Summer & Fall 2017

The University of Northern Iowa has begun accepting applications in graduate programs offered at a distance via UNI Continuing & Distance Education. Many programs are offered entirely at a distance via a variety of delivery methods, including interactive video conferencing technologies and online via eLearning. Programs with cohorts starting this summer and fall are listed below, along with the corresponding application deadline. Click the program name for more information and next steps.

Summer 2017
Communication Studies: Communication Education Emphasis MA – April 14, 2017
Early Childhood Education MAE – March 31, 2017
Mathematics MAs (three tracks) – March 17, 2017
Science Education MA – February 3, 2017
Social Science for Teachers Grades 6-12 MA – March 10, 2017
Teaching English in Secondary Schools MA – March 17, 2017

Fall 2017
Art Education MA – March 15, 2017
Educational Leadership – Principalship MAE/ASC – March 17, 2017
Elementary Education MAE – March 13, 2017
Instructional Technology MA – June 15, 2017
Music Education MM – April 14, 2017
School Library Studies MA – June 2, 2017
Special Education: Field Specialization MAE – June 16, 2017

For more information about all programs offered through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, please visit distance.uni.edu/programs or call 1-800-648-3864.

 

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Upcoming Teacher Leadership Networking Opportunity

We’d like to invite teacher leadership teams and administrators to participate in our first annual Teacher Leadership Unconference that will be held on March 3rd at the AEA 267 Conference Center in Cedar Falls.  (What is an “Unconference”?)  This unconventional conference will allow participants to set the day’s agenda and network with others on the topic of teacher leadership.

Educators will have the opportunity to (1) network with others, resulting in opportunities to share ideas, problem solve, and build relationships, (2) deepen knowledge of various components of teacher leadership; specific topics will be determined by participants, and (3) reflect on the day’s learning, considering implications and next steps.

This day of networking is open to educators in all teacher leader roles, including mentor/model teachers, PLC/data team facilitators, instructional coaches, TLC coordinators, and administrators.  Please see this flyer for additional information.  Contact Heather Gould (hgould@aea267.k12.ia.us) with questions.

We hope to see you and your team members there!

The AEA 267 Teacher Leadership Team

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AEA 267 Diversity and Behavioral Health Conference

Dates are February 23 & 24, 2017 at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls.  Attend one day or both days: attend in person in Cedar Falls on the first day (Feb. 23), and attend at any of our three AEA 267 sites on the second day (Feb. 24). This offering will inform participants about the needs of diverse populations, the changing demographics of Iowa, and the legal responsibilities of educators. This conference is intended for superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, equity coordinators, counselors, AEA staff, and anyone else that shares responsibility for supporting diverse populations.

Click here for registration details and complete conference information.

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Professional Learning Series: 2017 Learning Opportunities

The overriding philosophy behind a teacher leader system is complex, but the ultimate goal is clear – improve student learning. There is no better way to do this than to empower teachers and administrators to lead the effort. The professional learning experts at AEA 267 have collaborated to put together this series of offerings to support local schools.

Please click here for the interactive brochure.

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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.

Flier download

AEA 267
Professional Learning

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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.
  • 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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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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