Digital Learning

Program Overview

The Heartland AEA Digital Learning 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 Digital Learning Services

This comprehensive list of digital learning services provides more detail about the services that Heartland AEA digital learning 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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Dahl Marisa

Marisa Dahl

  • Digital Learning 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

  • Digital Learning Consultant

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

Jeff Glade

Jeff Glade

  • Digital Learning Consultant

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

Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

  • Digital Learning Consultant

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

Cathy Hines

Catherine Hines

  • Digital Learning Consultant

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

Digital Learning