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Dissemination of Information & Materials For External Organizations & Requests for Educator Contact Information

Heartland AEA has guidelines for the dissemination of materials from external organizations, whether it be via our van delivery service of via electronic means. The Agency also is required by law to provide the contact information of educators that it stores in its database if it is requested by the public.

Guidelines for Information Dissemination & Educator Contact Information (PDF)

Glossary of Education Terms

Professionals in the education field often use acronyms for programs, services, agencies and initiatives. The below glossary lists a number of those common educational acronyms and terms.

Glossary of Education Terms (PDF)

Media Requests

If you are a member of the media and have a question about the Agency's programs, services or staff, contact the Communications Department, and they can answer your question or put you in contact with a subject matter expert.

Speakers' Bureau

Heartland AEA is pleased to offer the services of its Speakers' Bureau to any group or organization that is looking for an informative presentation for meetings or gatherings. Staff members are eager to speak to groups about the actions the Agency is taking to improve the learning and well-being of students in central Iowa.

Presentation Topics
General overview of the Agency Autism resources
History of special education Early childhood issues
Current events and the changing landscape in special education Behavior disorders
General education curriculum, testing and assessments School counseling
School administration Hearing and vision testing
Media and technology Bullying
21st century skills for students and teachers English Language Learners (ELL)
Services for children with disabilities Traumatic brain injury
Identifying children with giftedness and disabilities Differentiated instruction
Resources available to teachers and students in the classroom Trends in math, reading, science and social studies
Alternative school options  

If you are interested in having a Heartland AEA staff member speak to your group or organization, contact a Communications Specialist.

For more information or questions, contact:

Courtney Croatt
Communications Specialist
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14474
photo of Julie McCarty
Julie McCarty
Communications Specialist
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14014
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