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News - 2016 Archive - Page 2

May 6, 2016

In an effort to advance student literacy, the elementary schools in Knoxville and Heartland AEA are working collaboratively to improve instructional practices in each classroom. Elementary staff look at progress data more frequently and build this into their Professional Learning Communities (PLC) structure. Grade level PLC teams review data after...
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April 12, 2016

Two heads are better than one, and Gilbert Schools and Heartland AEA have proven that when it comes to instruction and assessment. This year the district and AEA have collaborated on a number of system, intervention, behavior, data and literacy strategies. Some examples include: Dyslexia training: Elementary teachers attended a...
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March 14, 2016

On March 2, Heartland AEA held its second annual Education Career Fair, to help match school districts in our service area with education job seekers. For the second year in a row, it was a resounding success, with approximately 300 in attendance! We were happy to see a great mix...
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January 25, 2016

When just 23 percent of the kindergartners at Capitol View Elementary in Des Moines were hitting their literacy benchmarks, educators at the diverse 600-student school knew they needed help. Enter Heartland AEA. Through a year-long effort focused around literacy, professional development and instructional coaching for teachers, Heartland AEA staff, including...
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