Instructional Technology

Program Overview

The Heartland AEA instructional technology consultants’ goal is to advance authentic technology integration to inspire adult and student learners to innovate, including the investigation of emerging trends in technology integration research.

Areas of Support

Please contact a member of the team when you have questions or need support regarding the following two areas of support:

1. Essential Skills

  • Using technology to enhance 21st-century skills
  • Digital Citizenship
  • ISTE Standards
  • Iowa Computer Science Standards

2. Effective Instruction

  • Implementing technology to support Iowa Standards, including Universal Constructs
  • Implementing technology instructional strategies to support literacy, math and behavior
  • Transforming from “tool-centered” into rigorous instruction enhanced by technology
  • Evaluating the effective integration of technology
  • Implementing emerging technology trends

Comprehensive Instructional Technology Services

This comprehensive list of instructional technology services provides more detail about the services that Heartland AEA instructional technology consultants can provide.


Heart of Innovation Website

Heart of Innovation Playlist: Heartland AEA Tutorial and Informational Videos

Heartland AEA Innovative Educators Facebook Group


Important Contacts

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Marisa Dahl

  • Instructional Technology Consultant

Districts: Ames, Ankeny, Ballard, Boone, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-Nesco, Gilbert, Madrid, Nevada, Ogden, Roland-Story, Saydel, United, Urbandale

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Alex Glade

  • Instructional Technology Consultant

Districts: Adair-Casey, Audubon, Carroll, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Earlham, Exira-EHK, Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Panorama, West Central Valley, Winterset

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Jeff Glade

  • Instructional Technology Consultant

Districts: Carlisle, Indianola, Interstate 35, Johnston, Knoxville, Martensdale-St. Marys, Melcher-Dallas, Norwalk, Pella, Pleasantville, S.E. Warren, Twin Cedars, West Des Moines

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Tyler Hellmann

  • Instructional Technology Consultant

Districts: Baxter, Bondurant-Farrar, Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully, Newton, North Polk, PCM, S.E. Polk

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Catherine Hines

  • Instructional Technology Consultant

Districts: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, Dallas Center-Grimes, Perry, Van Meter, Waukee, Woodward-Granger

Instructional Technology