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Course Proposal Forms

**Please note that course proposals must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the start date of a course. Instructors of courses may not earn credit for courses they are teaching/facilitating.

See the chart below for information to help illustrate the difference between catalog courses, site-based courses, study groups and collaborative action research groups.

Use the below course proposal forms only when planning credit-bearing activities.

See the below "Earning Credit for Professional Learning Through Heartland AEA" document for more information about course decision-making, license renewal, EDMA opportunities and instructions for how to submit course proposals for credit.

Earning Credit for Professional Learning Through Heartland AEA (PDF)

Structure Catalog Course Site-Based Course Study Group Collaborative Action Research Group
Purpose Individuals Small group from a school or district to learn a specific skill Small group from a school or district to reach a finding after research Small group from a school or district to examine an educational action and derive a conclusion from data
Membership 13-30 Three of more as determined by the school or district Three or more as determined by the school or district Three or more as determined by the school or district
Leadership The class is led by a traditional "instructor" who may present and facilitate the learning. Heartland AEA typically takes care of the logistics and pays the instructor $725 per credit. The class is led by a traditional "instructor" who may present and facilitate the learning for a specific group of individuals (typically building or district). This person may or may not receive a stipend for his/her work. A facilitator is named to facilitate the group sessions, take care of logistics and assign grades. This person cannot earn credit for the course and may or may not receive a stipend for his/her work. A facilitator is named to facilitate the group sessions, take care of logistics and assign grades. This person cannot earn credit for the course and may or may not receive a stipend for his/her work.
Support Brandie Gean, ext. 14459
Andrea Krier, ext. 14348
Brandie Gean, ext. 14459
Kathy Bringle, ext. 14354
Brandie Gean, ext. 14459
Kathy Bringle, ext. 14354
Brandie Gean, ext. 14459
Kathy Bringle, ext. 14354
Example 1 Ms. Jones and Mr. Smith from First Elementary enroll in an "Academy of Reading" course over the summer to learn the program and report back to their district. First Elementary's teachers enroll in a site-based course to learn "Academy of Reading" during the first quarter of the year. First Elementary forms a study group of select teachers to determine the trends of reading abilities in the school. The group meets throughout the year to analyze data and research findings. After the "Academy of Reading" program has been instituted at First Elementary, a CAR group is formed to study its effects.
Example 2 Ms. Smith enrolls in a "Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries" course to earn her coaching endorsement. Middle school teachers enroll in "LETRS training" from an AEA consultant. Classes are held at the school. A group of math teachers work together to research textbooks and teaching materials for middle school math to determine which materials align with student goals and the Iowa Core. A group of high school teachers are implementing AIW. The meetings are documented and participants continually review data to refine practice.

 

Submit Course Proposals

Click the following links to submit course proposals through our online system:

For more information or questions, contact:

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Brandie Gean
Licensure & Conference Center Manager
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14459

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