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November 15, 2016

This is the second of a two-part series on bullying behavior. The first article presented information for educators. If you’re raising a child with special needs, you may have concerns about bullying. Students with disabilities can experience bullying at higher rates than other students. It’s important to watch for warning...
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November 1, 2016

This is the first of a two-part series on bullying behavior. Coming soon! Information for parents. Children with special needs are often victims of bullying, and at times, can express bullying behaviors themselves while in school. Challenges with language and communication, socialization, perspective taking and self-awareness increase the likelihood that...
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September 23, 2016

Kristen Bloch Madeleine Moody Jane Jensen Morgan Stone Today, we introduce Heartland AEA school Ppsychologists Kristen Bloch, Madeleine Moody and Jane Jensen and school social worker Morgan Stone, who will be regularly writing about challenging behavior and autism. If you are a parent who has concerns that your child is...
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July 21, 2016

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July 6, 2016

Interstate 35 is an early implementer of Iowa Core Science Standards in the state. So it was the delight of Heartland AEA to support the district’s efforts to understand and implement the vision and concepts of new Iowa Core Science Standards. The Agency has provided resources, instructional learning techniques and...
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July 1, 2016

Lance Wilhelm, Director of Technology Director at Heartland AEA, is blogging about the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. Follow along with Lance while he brings you news, trends and analysis! ☆ Many technology-related trends are evident in education, some that have been in the...
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June 30, 2016

Lance Wilhelm, Heartland AEA Director of Technology, is blogging about the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. Follow along with Lance while he brings you news, trends and analysis! ISTE is off to an impressive start! →Opening keynoter Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and futurist,...
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June 15, 2016

Finding effective strategies and resources is imperative in helping students with special needs excel. Since some aspects of the field are continually changing, teaching professionals in the Urbandale Community School District partnered with Heartland AEA to focus on strategies for student achievement. Through this partnership, special education teachers who work...
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June 1, 2016

Dallas Center-Grimes partnered with Heartland AEA to learn more about meaningful use and support of technology in the classroom. Planning how technology can help teachers accomplish Universal Constructs (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creating) in the classroom Designing lesson and reflecting on those lessons; looking at the learning target, content,...
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May 18, 2016

Heartland AEA partnered with Bondurant-Farrar to provide their elementary teachers with professional development workshops in a conference-like setting. Based on their interest or continuing education need, teachers could choose from a variety of topics, including literacy, math, technology integration, positive behavior interventions and more, in this unique Unconference Day event.
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