Program Overview

The science consultant team at Heartland AEA strives to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to support the development of scientifically-literate, global citizens. It is our mission to support and advance the implementation of the Iowa Core Science Standards and the development of high-quality science experiences for all students.

Heartland AEA offers a variety of services in the area of scientific knowledge and skills. Consultants provide assistance in designing curriculum, coaching instruction and using technology for science instruction.

Areas of Support

  • Implementing the Iowa Core Science Standards and Universal Constructs
  • Designing rigorous and engaging science instruction
  • Developing science assessments
  • Reviewing or adopting new science curriculum
  • Promoting equity in science classrooms
  • Integrating STEM
  • Incorporating environmental education
  • Utilizing science resources
  • Integrating science with other disciplines
  • Supporting science PLCs


Heartland AEA Science Google Site

Iowa Department of Education: Science

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


Important Contacts

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Delaney Ashley 9539B9B7E7E05

Ashley Delaney

  • Curriculum Consultant-Science

Districts: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, Carlisle, Dallas Center-Grimes, Earlham, Indianola, Interstate 35, Johnston, Knoxville, Martensdale-St. Marys, Melcher-Dallas, Norwalk, Pella, Perry, Pleasantville, S.E. Warren, Twin Cedars, Van Meter, Waukee, West Central Valley, West Des Moines, Winterset, Woodward-Granger

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Craig Edmondson

  • Curriculum Consultant-Science

Districts: Adair-Casey, Ames, Ankeny, Audubon, Ballard, Baxter, Bondurant-Farrar, Boone, Carroll, Colfax-Mingo, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-Nesco, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Exira-EHK, Gilbert, Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Lynnville-Sully, Madrid, Nevada, Newton, North Polk, Ogden, Panorama, PCM, Roland Story, Saydel, S.E. Polk, United, Urbandale

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Adam Puderbaugh

  • Curriculum Consultant-Science

Districts: Des Moines, Agency-wide support