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Educator Connection Newsletter: Heartland AEA Educator Connection Feb. 2017

The Educator Connection is a Heartland AEA communication designed to help keep you informed of the many programs and services our agency offers to educators, students and families. If you have comments or suggestions for articles, contact the Heartland AEA Communications Department. Read More
March 7, 2018 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Heartland AEA Johnston Regional Educational Center 6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA School districts will be on-site to meet with job candidates for any and all types of education careers. Candidates will have the chance to attend classes to learn how to navigate a... Read More
Earlham Elementary and Heartland AEA staff were collaborating on technology and iPad use in classrooms when conversations began about strategies to build students’ math proficiency. While looking at the technology and the multiple ways of thinking and solving problems, great discussions occurred between Diane Royer, Heartland AEA Mathematics Curriculum Consultant,... Read More
What do you do when you need to lessen distraction and increase interaction in a room where young students receive speech therapy? You collaborate to make it happen! Heartland AEA speech-language pathologists such as Gayle Ver Helst provide speech therapy to preschool students in a space in the Neveln Center... Read More
Students and staff at Urbandale High School have always tried to have a bit of extra fun in the school’s Media Center during National Library Week as a way to promote the awesome power of libraries to transform learning and collaborating. The school even rebranded the Media Center to LMC... Read More
Disney's A Wrinkle in Time is coming to movie theaters soon and we have a wealth of teaching resources available to enhance your students' imagination and discovery! Here are some author and book resources from A Wrinkle in Time BOOK RESOURCES: · Book Guides/Lesson Plans · Book Links... Read More
Heartland AEA was just notified that the PBS Video Collection online resource will no longer be offered by the producer beginning Jan. 31, 2018. Many of the social studies teachers have accessed this resource through the American History in Video link on our website. We are sorry for this unanticipated... Read More
If you’re serving students who are English Learners (ELs), it’s crucial to know some basic background information about them, including their countries of origin and home languages. Here are some free digital resources to help you gather basic cultural and linguistic information about your EL students. Country of Origin Refugee... Read More
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is able to offer exemplary STEM programs through its STEM Scale-Up Program. Through a rigorous review process, the STEM Council selected nine programs to be offered on the 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program menu to provide high-quality STEM education offerings to schools, after-school programs and... Read More
Heartland AEA offers professional learning opportunities for educators to enhance their skills and practices to improve student learning. From courses for credit to workshops that offer the latest evidence-based professional learning, we have a variety of opportunities! Visit the Professional Development page on our website. Heartland AEA (Science) Online Resources... Read More
Are your students’ families really involved in their education? At this FREE event on June 18, participants will will learn the importance of family engagement in the academic lives and success of learners and discover how to create a culture that is conducive to engaging every family in the school... Read More
In this video recorded during a Technology Integration & Collaboration (TIC) session, Melissa White, Instructional Coach, and Lacey Snyder, Teacher Librarian, at Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District share trials and triumphs related to technology including Digital Breakouts, Flipgrid, Pic Collage and tips to make technology your classroom’s newest and best... Read More
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