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Educator Connection Newsletter: February Issue

We’re happy to bring you this newsletter to keep you informed of the many programs and services we offer to Central Iowa educators, students and families. If you have any comments or suggestions for articles you’d like to see, email the Heartland AEA Communications Department at comms@heartlandaea.org. Read More
We’re just a few days away from our 2nd Annual Education Career Fair! This FREE job fair is an opportunity for all education professionals and college students in education programs to meet with central Iowa school districts at one location to apply for jobs for the next school year. Positions... Read More
Research in Context is a new digital resource created specifically for middle school researchers. It brings together trusted content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly and mobile-responsive platform. Students in grades 6 to 8 will enjoy the highly-visual design and navigation that’s preferred by younger users. Go... Read More
Quality and affordable student planners are available for your school through Heartland AEA’s Creative Services Department. Planners have a plastic front and back cover, coil binding and contain intro pages, planner pages, note pages and numerous reference and resource pages from which to choose. The planners include a full-year calendar... Read More
You can now go online to download and print your own official transcripts showing license renewal credits issued by Heartland AEA and AEA PD Online. This comes in response to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners moving throughout this year to a new online licensing system. It’s easy! As soon... Read More
Are you staying home for spring break? Are you interested in applying for an Iowa Substitute Authorization? Then this course is for you! Heartland AEA is offering a 20-hour course designed to meet the requirements for the Substitute Authorization Program. Substitute Authorization: Fostering Student Learning as a Substitute Activity Number:... Read More
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 and Capitol... Read More
This summer, join Wendy Robinson, Heartland AEA Director of Instructional Services, for a unique professional development class on dyslexia. Literacy and elementary educators will delve deeper into dyslexia to learn more about: Characteristics and signs of dyslexia in children at different ages and stages of reading and writing development Impact... Read More
Save the date for the annual Our Kids Summer Institute, June 16-17, 2016 in Waukee! This conference provides participants with the opportunity to network with other educational professionals and to discover new strategies for working with English Language Learners in Iowa. Districts writing Corrective Action Plans are required to send... Read More
Heartland AEA Transition Services are designed to assist and prepare a student in special education to move from secondary education to the workplace or to higher education. Our consultants are ready to assist you and your students and their families in making their transition plans. For more information or assistance,... Read More
Jane Schmidt, an educator from the Maquoketa Community School District, is debuting a new blog on the Iowa Core website. Through this blog, “Voice from the Field,” Jane will describe the progress and challenges faced by her district and others as they continue to put the Iowa Core into practice.... Read More
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