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Educator Connection Newsletter: Heartland AEA Educator Connection Sept. 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.

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Heartland AEA's Creative Services Department can create almost anything you need to help your students achieve and your school run smoothly! We focus on working with educators to create and produce items that truly fit you, your students’ and your school’s needs. Keep us in mind if you need curriculum... Read More
All districts within the Heartland AEA service area are invited to send a representative(s) to our quarterly ESL Advisory Networking meetings. Participants identify professional learning needs and provide input on Title III support for the school year. They also find out firsthand about mini grant opportunities for implementation in their... Read More
Janet Eichenberger Hiatt and Stephaney Jones-Vo, Heartland AEA’s ESL/Diversity Consultants, welcome the opportunity to introduce themselves and to share supports, resources and educational and professional learning opportunities with teachers who serve English Learners. Whether you have a federal compliance question or a question specific to ELs and their families, Janet... Read More
The annual Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC) will be held on Nov. 6-8, 2017 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville with a pre-conference on Nov. 6. Title III support is available for districts within the Heartland AEA service area that send individuals/teams to reimburse registration... Read More
Students who have IEPs or 504 plans may need textbooks or other educational materials converted to a digital format that can be read through external software. With Heartland AEA’s scanning service, we can make those conversions to Kurzweil or PDF file formats and deliver them to you via Google Drive,... Read More
ScienceFLIX This new digital resource from Scholastic is geared toward middle school students with reading levels from 4th to 12th grade. It includes 58 content modules in earth science, space science, life science, health & human body, physical science, technology and math & engineering. It includes a Spanish translation and... Read More
Mystery Science units are now grouped by Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) grade level, rather than units listed all together with grade band suggestions. Mystery Science units are based on the NGSS performance expectations so the units are grade specific and are now listed as such. This new NGSS-aligned view... Read More
Heartland AEA offers professional learning opportunities for educators to enhance their skills and practices to improve student learning. These include a variety of courses for credit, workshops that offer the latest evidence-based professional learning for educators and paraeducator and substitute authorization training programs. Check out some of our offerings below... Read More
Often working without fanfare and behind the scenes, paraeducators are many times the lifeline for teachers to provide the individual attention students need to unlock their potential. Through continuous daily successes, students are frequently given the opportunity to maximize their education because of the efforts of paraeducators. Individuals can become... Read More
Family & Educator Partnership Resource Fair Oct. 21, 2017 9 a.m. - noon Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Families, educators, community and agency staff who support students with special needs are invited to attend the Heartland AEA Family & Educator Partnership Resource Fair. This free event offers families of... Read More
*NEW* Technology Integration and Collaboration Sessions (TIC) are scheduled for the school year and you don’t want to miss the great lineup! Join your colleagues in education to address the integration of 21st-century concepts and skills as aligned with the Iowa Core. District sharing, teacher modeling, software resources, special topics... Read More
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